Why I Went on a Cleanse

Why I Went on a Cleanse

My health had drastically changed over the past year and I was beginning to worry about what was happening and not happening to my body. I’ve made some remarks here and there if you have been following my site for a while but I haven’t been as forthright with the whole picture. I started noticing that my lower belly wasContinue…

The Conscious Cleanse

Cleanse

If food is our medicine then I am certain that I have been poisoning myself. I am the first to be honest and admit that I haven’t been watching my food allergies as I should. Sometimes when you get to a place of health you begin to think that you are fine now and it’s okay to slip inContinue…

Allergen-Friendly Baking 101: Chocolate-Making

chocolate

I’m back to familiar territory and discussing all things CHOCOLATE today for this Valentine’s Day special edition of our Allergen-Friendly Baking Series. When I began Fork & Beans I quickly became known as the “Candy Lady” (if you scroll down this post you will see why). Making candy and tempering chocolate used to be something that intimidatedContinue…

Allergen-Friendly Guide: Baking Fats and Oils

Baking with Fats & Oils - Fork & Beans

Baking is a science experiment based off of a reaction between flour, eggs, dairy, a variety of baking fats and oils, and everything else in between. Each item plays a particular role that provides a particular outcome when each one is combined. In allergen-friendly baking, things begin to become a bit more complex however. In this baking seriesContinue…

Mini Gingerbread Houses

Mini Gingerbread Houses

Writing a cookbook has been a cathartic experience for me. Yesterday, I worked diligently in the kitchen, working hard to finish up my manuscript and I kept enduring failure after failure. In fact, this entire week has been chockfull of failures that has left me questioning what the hell I am even doing. It’s beginningContinue…

Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

Gluten-Free & Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

 The Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar. It’s visibility to those of us standing in line, waiting for our favorite fall hot beverage, is a signal that a new holiday is approaching.  One that brings magic and wonderment…and Cranberry Bliss Bars. I’m rather shocked at the fact that I am already passing over another great holiday full ofContinue…