3 Gluten Free Recipe Ideas

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When I received the motherload of gluten-free products from BFree I wasn’t sure what to do. As a carb lover who is fortunate to not have issues processing gluten I don’t purchase gluten-free food. Sometimes I seek out extra gluten if I’m dining with someone who can’t eat it.  With more product than freezer space, I figured I could give some to my biggest readers (my mom and grandma).

I am usually skeptical of alternative grain products. As a lover of food delivered via a tortilla, I was delighted when I saw the wraps.  My first inclination was to approach the food like a child who first sees vegetables.

I touched it.

I smelled it.

I examined it closely.

All this before I put it in my mouth. Continue reading 3 Gluten Free Recipe Ideas

Reuniting with my grill


pork chop, grill, weber, summer, chicago

After two weeks of eating out every day I longed to create my own sustenance. Last night, I brined some center cut pork chops, fired up the Weber grill and started scouring the web for recipes to grill fruit. The first few days in Italy I forgot a crucial diet necessity: fiber.

Most recipes suggested balsamic vinegar. This bachelor didn’t bring any of that back from the Europe. But I did have sugar and maple syrup. Let’s face it. Fruit isn’t sweet enough on its own. It needs that extra sucrose boost.

The grill was hot. The pork, hopefully tenderized. The fruit, macerating waiting to sizzle on the grill.

The results? Tender, perfectly cooked pork with some singed fruit.

This left only one question. Who is going to pick up my plate?



Man’s Other Best Friend

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Festival season is upon us. That means fun party games like, “High or Just that Strange?” After a day of condo hunting, walking around the Blues Fest and Old Town Art Fair, I was fascinated by two things:

  1. Why do people bring their dogs to public events?
  2.  What am I going to eat for dinner?

So, inspired by man’s best friend, I turned to my best friend: the cast iron skillet. Continue reading Man’s Other Best Friend