The philosophy of this blog is:
If you love what you are eating – you will not miss what you are not eating.
When I sit down to eat what I’ve prepared, I love my food. It tastes delicious and if I didn’t have to be wheat and dairy-free I would still love these meals. So, if I just focus on what I am having, I don’t feel deprived in any way. I hope I can share this with you.
What you will find here are recipes that are dairy and wheat-free. Many, perhaps most, are also gluten-free and nut-free. It’s important to me that the foods I eat are made of ingredients I understand and not lists that sound like a chemical factory catalog. The recipes that appear here will be wholesome, easy to follow, and…DELICIOUS!
I will post an original recipe every Friday and mid-week posts will include food, shopping, and equipment tips. Mid-week posts could also be cooking lessons and basic recipes – like white sauce – ones that are just good to know. An occasional book or restaurant review may show up if I think it is relevant to the blog.
My name is Carol Gelles. I live in New York City with my adorable dog Bella Bleu Cheese. 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.
It helps that my first published cookbook was “The Complete Whole Grain Cookbook” and my knowledge of grains is fairly extensive. This means I’m not limited to rice and quinoa as my grain of choice. I’ll introduce you to grains you may have never heard of – like Job’s tears or grains you’ve heard of but never tried to prepare – like millet and buckwheat. Join me on my cooking adventure and remember…
Eating Fabulously is the Best Way to Live Without!