Well I’m hitting the road again, crossing the pond to the United Kingdom this morning, specifically to spend a few days in London for work. London is one of my favorite places on this earth, and given any opportunity to go results in an immediate “yes please” from me. Last time I was in London, it was just a stop over at Heathrow Airport, as I was heading to Istanbul for work back in 2011. I love London’s Heathrow airport! It’s retail therapy heaven for me, but more importantly the airport has been expanded over the last few years, so there are so many more restaurants to eat at, especially ones that offer many options for those seeking specialty diet options while traveling. + More
With many schools letting out this week, parents are doing the frenetic dance that takes place every summer, finding themselves asking “What do I as a parent look for in snacks and treats for my little ones?” Most parents I know are looking for snacks and treats that combine one or more of the following:
- Easy to make (grab-n-go)
- Low in sugar
- Healthy but snack/treat the kiddo’s will like
- Recipes the little’s can help make
With my being constantly on the go and living with Celiac Disease, I am looking for quick, delicious treats that are more on the healthy side. I have a sweet tooth, but these days this girl is watching her waistline as much as possible. I want to get the “most bang for my buck“ if I am going to indulge in a snack/treat while trying to eat more healthy and keep the pounds off.
Here is a round-up of some allergy-free snacks from some of my favorite food bloggers that are kid friendly, easy to make and sure to please your little ones, as well as one from Elise Bauer of Simple Recipes for the little’s that don’t have food allergies: + More
I know, I know it’s a “Wordless Wednesday” post but this dish is worth more than just a picture. I was so impressed with this bite from Grace Restaurant at the “Taste of Texas” at last months Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, perfectly balanced, it had me go back for two more servings! I’ve already been planning an overnight trip up to the Dallas area just so I can go sample more of the dishes Grace has to offer.
Here is more info on the restaurant:Grace Restaurant 777 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817.877.3388 www.gracefortworth.com DINING ROOM HOURS: 5:30 p.m. ¬ 9:30 p.m. 7 Days a Week
4 p.m. ¬ 10 p.m.
7 Days a Week
Full menu is available nightly until 10 p.m.
This year Mother’s Day has much more meaning for me than in years past. Why you ask? In April, I almost lost my mom. My mom and I have always been close, and so when it looked like she might not make it, reality set in for me. We’re all so busy with our lives, sometimes we forget just how short life can really be. So when my mom asked me this week if I would make her ricotta pancakes of course I said yes.
I created this recipe last year and it really just is an awesome gluten-free pancake and I am sharing it here with you in the hopes you’ll make it for your mom this Mother’s Day!
The picture is priceless. The fun times had by all thanks to the comedic styling of Chef Graham Elliot & Chef Merlin Verrier should require a secondary ticket price, as these two always entertain the crowds at Austin Food & Wine Festival!
You have no idea until you meet this beautiful creature how she will change your life. Tess Masters of The Blender Girl, is beautiful inside and out. She is the real deal. I have to thank Amy Green of Simply Sugar & Simply Gluten Free for inviting me to Chicago almost three years ago now to head up the social media during the Nourished Food Blogger Conference, as this is where I met Tess.
Tess is on a mission with her website and new cookbook The Blender Girl! That’s to get you and I eating healthy delicious whole foods and “teaching a healthier way to move through the world with food.” Tess discovered that “flexibility and fluidity rather than rigidity” are among the keys to health and happiness. She shares her journey in her new cookbook along with 100 recipes that will be sure to delight you.
The Blender Girl Cookbook just hit shelves earlier this month and it’s with great pleasure that my friend Tess is coming to Austin on her book tour and I am so honored to give away two (2) signed copies of her book here on Blinded by the Bite! Enter here for a chance to win one of two signed copies of The Blender Girl! *Bonus – winners will also receive a Blinded by the Bite! insulated reusable shopping bag. + More
Rock Your Taco is the “ultimate taco smack down” held Saturday night at the Austin Food & Wine Festival each year. 2014 was no less a “smack down” and the words passing over everyone’s lips faster than the tacos was could Chef Tyson Cole hold it down for a 3rd year and take home the Rock Your Taco trophy one more time for Austin?
There was some stiff competition. Twelve chefs bringing their best game, some tweeted out tidbits of info, while others kept their taco ingredients top-secret. And the judges, all of whom clearly have amazing palates, had a hard choice to make with this group of talented Chefs! + More
Austin Food & Wine Festival kicked off its 3rd installment with Friday night’s “Taste of Texas” featuring Texas Chefs from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and other areas of Texas. What I love about this event is that the Austin Food & Wine Festival Team really look at bringing in new talent and restaurants to this event each year, allowing festival pass holders to really get a true taste of how Texas cuisine is evolving, be you a Texan or out-of-towner.
With spring now upon us, I had the honor of being hosted by West Elm Saturday to teach a DIY workshop on Mexican Paper Flowers. It was a cool Saturday afternoon here in Austin and a perfect class to teach the day before Easter. It’s always a pleasure working with the West Elm team. I’d originally partnered with West Elm in November to do a photo shoot for my Kitchen Aid post on gluten-free entertaining and was happy to be working with their team again.