Right off the bat I want you to know that this blog was started as a wheat-free, dairy-free site (wheatfreedairyfreekitchen.com). As time went by, I found myself drawn to the Paleo lifestyle and so my recipes changed to reflect that direction, and I renamed the site Mastering Paleo. After several years strictly Paleo I have relaxed in to a lifestyle that fits better now. I’ve reintroduced white rice and some beans – hence MOSTLY Paleo.
What you will find here now are recipes that are paleo (grain free, bean/legume-free, and dairy free) or simply gluten and dairy free.
Many of the recipes will serve two; doubling or halving recipes should work just fine if you need more or less to accommodate your family size. If I think there will be a problem increasing or decreasing the recipe I will give you a heads up in the headnote.
My name is Carol Gelles. I live in New York City with my adorable dog Bella Bleu Cheese and my kitty Roux.
In my pre-blog life I’ve been a food stylist, had a short stint as a caterer, and for the last 20 (or more) years have been a cookbook author (my friends insist that I insert award-winning here: Winner of the James Beard and Julia Child awards for my book “1,000 Vegetarian Recipes”). Now that I am “retired,” whatever that means, I’ve been looking for ways to do something engaging and that I am passionate about. Blogging seemed to be a natural – I can do what I love: write recipes and share the knowledge I accumulated over my many years as a food professional.
I gave up dairy several years ago when I found I felt ill practically all the time. Within two weeks I felt human again. Last year I was told by a naturopath to avoid wheat, msg, beer, and oranges (as well as dairy). So I looked into wheat-free/gluten-free cooking and baking and found I did not like the ingredients in most recipes and so started developing my own recipes and started this blog as well.
Fast forward 6 months and I’m finding that gluten-free is not making me feel all that much better and started looking into Paleo (grain free, bean free, dairy free, sugar free, processed foods free). I started feeling great! Twenty years younger and ache and pain free!
Join me on my cooking adventure and remember…
Eating Fabulously is the Best Way to Live Without!