Tamale assemly line (photo by Yvonne Condes

To Tamale or not to Tamale

I can remember only one time that we had homemade tamales at Christmas. My mom and a couple of her… Continue reading »

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Gluten-Free Tres Leche Cake

There are certain things that remind me of Christmas. And they’re not the usual things people think of like Christmas… Continue reading »

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Chocolate Milk – Not Just For Kids

The older I get the harder it is for my body to recover after a workout. Way, way back in the… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Flan

Nothing Says Home Like Flan

Milk, sugar, and vanilla: Three of my favorite things in the world. As a child I wasn’t allowed to have… Continue reading »

Sweet potato

Gluten-Free Red Quinoa Dressing with Sage and Browned Butter

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing. And before myhusband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it was his, too. Having Celiac,… Continue reading »

HALLOWEEN cake from magnolia bakery

Halloween: No Tricks, Just Treats at Magnolia Bakery

My 7-year-old son loves baked goods almost as much as I do. But he’s picky, too. When I try a… Continue reading »

Yvonne in LA

Master of the Glass Half Full

Since I’ve had children I’ve tried to be a glass is half full kind of mom. “Of course we’ll get… Continue reading »

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Wordless Wednesday: Pies

Gluten-Free Tres Leches Pie Some of the competing pies for the KCRW Good Food Pie Contest A Tim Burton Inspired… Continue reading »

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Peanut Butter Flan and a Pie for Mikey

There are so many things I take for granted. But the most obvious lately is my smart, kind, adorable husband…. Continue reading »

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Harry & David Mangoes and Gluten-Free Mango Banana Bread

Mangoes, mangoes, mangoes. That’s what Gustavo Arellano said recently when talking about what to get from fruit vendors right now…. Continue reading »


Whole Foods 28 Challenge: Whoops!

I’ve been very serious about the Whole Foods 28-Day Challenge up until this past weekend. No meat, dairy, oil or… Continue reading »

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Whole Foods 28-Day Challenge: Being Vegan is Better With Friends

I’m just beyond the halfway point of the Whole Foods 28-day challenge. I was worried about this past weekend and… Continue reading »

gluten free peanut butter cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies With No Refined Sugar

The headache finally went away. I’ve been doing the Whole Foods 28-day Challenge and the second week is going much… Continue reading »