Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage.
—  E.E. Cummings

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beaches - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Last week myself and twenty-two others made the treck from Logan Airport, Boston, MA to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos to vacation at the lovely Beaches Resort. (Just a note - Beaches doesn't know who I am, this was by no means sponsored!) The food was great, the service was stellar, the weather was HOT, and the ocean was magnificent. I would have stayed there indefinitely. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Catching back up to life..

This time last week I was floating in the crystal clear water of Turks and Caicos at the Beaches Resort. I am still catching up to life and emails and whatnot but expect a post soon about my lovely trip!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Quinoa and avocado salad courtesy of Make it - you'll be so happy! Ps. Make more quinoa than the recipe calls for and eat it like oatmeal for breakfast!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

Donuts are one of my favorite foods. I could eat chocolate glazed, sugar raised, strawberry frosted, Boston cream, or warm cider donuts until the cows come home.  Since going gluten-free visiting dunkin donuts has been a sad experience - the fresh smell of sugary deliciousness that I can't have wafting under my nose makes me very unhappy. 

As I've mentioned before one of my favorite gluten-free and dairy-free cook books is called Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone. In the book she has a couple of great donut recipes! 

I made the chocolate glazed recipe this weekend and they came out awesome. They are cake donuts so you'll need a donut pan - I got mine on amazon. I prefer to fill the pans a little over 3/4 full for a traditionally round donut. I also used my favorite Jules Gluten-Free flour as a cup for cup replacement for Silvana's mix. 

Naturally I also was out of confectionary sugar so I boiled down a quarter cup of granulated sugar and water for a dairy-free glaze. Let them cool and the glaze will harden deliciously. My batch yielded 12 donuts. I made 6 on Saturday and refrigerated the rest of the batter for Sunday and it was perfect. 

I kept meaning to take a picture of the donuts in their cooked form but they were gone to fast to do that!! A picture of the uncooked version will have to suffice until I make more!

You can find Cooking for Isaiah here:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

“All I want to tell young people is that you're not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifices.” 
--Louis Zamperini