when switching addictions doesn’t help

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“Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes” — an insightful article on getting off old addictions and moving onto new ones. While eating bread is certainly not, say, heroine, one can compare the replacing of many gluten-free substitute sweets with this principle. Of course, I 100% support changing lifestyle for healthier, and gluten-free is a great way to go! But keep in mind just because they’re gluten-free cupcakes, they’re still cupcakes.
(says the cook who posts copious amounts of photos of bread and sweets.)  haha everything in moderation… really!

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bubble child is going on vacation

Gluten-Free-Parisian-Feast-August-3and then I’ll be back full force later, wiiiiith:

-a new web-site

-a new cook book

-a cooking show!

Yup.  We’re gettin’ s’rious here.  :)

In the meantime, if you’re traveling through Paris, when I’m not on vacation, I am chef for a new experience called the “Gluten-Free Parisian Feast”. 

GF in Paris!: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/169

Spaces are filling up, so don’t hesitate to sign up or send me a message if you have any questions about it!

Until then, happy summers, and happy eating.  <3

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BUBBLE CHILD featured on VEGAN MIAM this week

vegan miam screenshotRika and Doni are living the vegan dream.  Their blog Vegan Miam — “miam” deriving from the French word for “yum” — catapults them around the world, where they explore major and minor cities alike, tasting their way through the animal-free side of the local cuisine.  This week, I am absolutely honored to have guest posted a complete vegan version of my homemade spring roll with thai “peanut” sauce.

Nut and gluten-free, of course.  (and complete herbavore as the name would have it!)

I recommend checking out the site.  For meat avoiders and embracers, the photography is so tantalizing you won’t care if the dishes were made from cardboard.  (Which would be rather impressive and disappointing all at once.)

Bubble Child on Vegan Miam: http://veganmiam.com/guest-posts/spring-rolls-nut-free-thai-peanut-sauce

two springrolls

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blackberry and endive salad

blackberry-and-endive-salad-webSometimes it’s the simple things that are best.

Like something bitter with something sweet, something crunchy with something soft, something healthy with something full of flavor.

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In summer, all I want is things that are hydrating and things that give me energy.  Since compromising taste is simply something that cannot be had, that’s just a given.  This salad was a pleasant surprise of things in my fridge and a tender summer moment in the kitchen.  Endives are rather bitter and I find them difficult to eat at times, but combined with the sweetness of the berries and the musk of either the cheese and/or the pumpkin seeds, you’re lookin’ scrumptious.

blackberries-webBlackberry and Endive Salad

Ingredients: 1 endive (cut into thin slices), 1 small box of blackberries (cut into fourths), 1/4 cup soft goat cheese and/or ground pumpkin seeds, 1 1/2 tbs. high quality balsamic or sherry vinegar, 2 tbs. grapeseed or olive oil, a large pinch sea salt, a large pinch paprika

Method: If using goat cheese, put it on the edge of a mixing bowl.  Add endive and (optional) seeds, olive oil and vinegar.  Mix with a knife, scraping up the edges of the cheese, so that all is coated.  Slowly mix in blackberries.  Salt and paprika to taste.  Serve alongside your favorite tartine in a little mound topped with a few leaves of baby basil for something charming.

 

 

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new gluten-free beer obsession: I WISH

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Mikkeller - this dude is a beer prodigy.  It’d be like if Beethoven had started playing piano when he was deaf, and was that good.  Some people’s callings show up at odd times, and this beermaker’s started when he was teaching kids math.

What started out as home experiments in brewing turned into one of the best line of craft beers on the market.  They’re not given — a little steep in price due to the artisanal nature and quality — but I’d rather have one of these than 12 of the others.  (Who am I kidding, I can’t even have 12 beers at a time!)

This is hands-down the best gluten-free IPA I’ve ever discovered.  For those gluten-free and gluten-full, if you like hops, try this beer.  Really.

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