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Classic t-day dishes go gluten-free I used to love devouring anything made out of flour (especially a bread basket). I’d feel great for 20 minutes, then start coughing like a cat with a furball. I met a naturopathic doctor who said, “You’re allergic to wheat.” I said, “No pizza, no pasta, no bread? Couldn’t I just be allergic to sex?” When I stopped eating wheat, I felt lighter, younger, healthier, and happier. But Thanksgiving can be particularly hard for us gluten-free folks. I can usually eat the...
  Juicy summertime fruit pies: you want them, you love them, but you dread the thought of messing with a fussy, soggy pie crust on a hot steamy day. Enter the pandowdy! This old-school cousin of fruit pie embraces happy disasters and requires that oh-so-delicate pastry crust to be chopped, half-baked, and then partially smashed before returning to the oven. The result is a cobbler-like treat with a crusty top bursting with caramelized goodness. Any favorite crust recipe will do, but this recipe uses store-bought for extra convenience.  Ginger...
Nothing levels up a beverage like a colorful piece of fruit, veggie, herb, or flower frozen in a perfectly clear cube. Whether you want to make an extra special cocktail or just fancy up some lemonade, it’s like having a little work of art right there in your glass. But there’s more to making ice than you might think—Leslie Kirchhoff wrote a whole book about it: Disco Cube Cocktails: 100+ Innovative Recipes for Artful Ice and Drinks. Here are her clear cube tips and tricks,...
Sluts, Burgers, and Fries, oh my! Pinky Cole is a Jamaican-American entrepreneur who is making us all shameless sluts for her vegan soul food. Slutty Vegan is fun, it’s messy, it’s delicious, and it’s undeniably sexy. Starting out in 2018 as a food truck, Slutty Vegan is a plant based burger joint with several-hours-long lines and a boyband-worthy cult following across the country. The Atlanta based restaurant chain is bringing together vegans and meat eaters alike over insanely good recipes and plant based burgers that...
Girls Just Wanna Have Rum Want to enjoy the kitschy glamour and delicious refreshment of Tiki cocktail culture without the gnarly colonial aftertaste? Women are leading the way, creating a tropical drink revival for a more enlightened generation The room glows amber, its walls papered with gold-leaf palm fronds. Bird calls emanate from the speakers, buoyed by the soft lilt of vibraphone. Revelers sip orchid-laden elixirs while topless, brown-skinned women, painted on backgrounds of black velvet, smile demurely from their frames. The menu boasts an array of...
New York Times bestselling cookbook author and food equity advocate Julia Turshen has always known exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. Turshen—who worked with Gwenyth Paltrow, former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, and contributed to numerous cookbooks before writing her own—says cookbooks have always been essential to her. “As a kid,” she says from her home in upstate New York, “I couldn’t fall asleep unless I read a cookbook before bed.” Her newest release, Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for...
Crepes are the world-class cousin of the basic breakfast pancake; drench them in warm boozy caramel sauce and hearty, flame-kissed seasonal fruit, and suddenly you have an elegant (and dramatic!), easy-to-customize dessert that will be the epic finale to any fancy meal or romantic dinner. Dessert Crepes with Flaming Fruit(Makes 4 generous servings, at 2 crepes & fruit each) What You'll Need : Vegan Crepes 1 3/4 cups plain soy, oat, or almond milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. cornstarch  1 Tbsp. sugar ¼ tsp. salt Non-stick cooking spray or softened vegan butter...
Due to environmental concerns, I’ve been a vegetarian for the past decade. Now that I’m responsible for my own food shopping and meal preparation at school, I’ve been taking steps towards going completely plant-based. Or, at least, consuming more plant-based foods. Fortunately, one of my roommates this year is already vegan, so I was in an environment conducive torward this kind of dietary shift. Here are some tips I’ve learned for going vegan without too much stress or breaking the bank. Don’t worry -- this isn’t...

All the classics of this holiday meal, scaled down for a socially distanced celebration. My mom’s idea of Thanksgiving dinner was a far cry from the traditional turkey, stuffing, and apple pie suppers my school pals were having. Mom opted for Empire Kosher chicken (roasted with no seasoning whatsoever), canned asparagus, and, if we were lucky, an Entenmann’s cake shaped like a turkey. In my adult years, Thanksgiving became what I call an orphan supper. I’d invite my friends over who either had no family or...
If you watched the most recent season of The Great British Baking Show, you saw Halloween-loving contestant Helena Garcia make matcha-flavored wicked witch fingers, a ghost-shaped almond cake decorated with lavender buttercream flowers, and a blood-red velvet cake adorned with bat wings, pink piping, and white chocolate fangs before she was unceremoniously eliminated in Episode 5. What you didn’t see was the new mom (her daughter Flora is now two) pumping breast milk off-camera between challenges. “I lost all sense of decency,” the 41-year-old says...
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