Homemade Carrot Sprinkles

Carrot Sprinkles

New holiday, new goodies! And the seasons just keep getting better and better as the year furthers along. Next up is Easter and these homemade carrot sprinkles are the perfect companion to your cookies, cupcakes, cakes, you name it. Forget putting a Bird on it (thanks Portlandia), this is the year for putting a carrot onContinue…

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…