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So far Andrea has created 92 blog entries.

Basil Pesto

Until recently, I thought pesto was out of my life forever.  Since going dairy free, I had sadly said goodbye to pesto and mourned the loss of its deliciousness.  Every [...]

My First Green Smoothie

I love juicing, especially during the warmer months. It gives me a boost of energy and helps me to get all my servings of vegetables in. But today, today I [...]

What does it mean to write a book?

I just recently announced to my facebook community that I am writing a cookbook. I had been working on it over a month already, but announcing it out loud to [...]

Vegetable Summer Rolls

Summer Rolls and Spring Rolls often get mixed up. Spring Rolls are fried while Summer Rolls are made with rice paper wrappers and are always served cold, with a peanut based dipping [...]

Cooking for First Descents

When I first got involved, I didn't know what cooking for First Descents would be like, but at the same time I knew it was what I needed to do. [...]

Carrot Cake Part I – how to convert a recipe to gluten free

I have been hearing a lot of talk about carrot cake lately, and it has made me want some, badly.  All I need is to hear a mention of a [...]

Dairy Free Product Review: Treeline Treenut Cheese

I noticed this "cheese" at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and it reminded me of a nut cheese the chefs were sampling back when I was interning at Pure [...]

Meeting Joe Cross and My Green Juice Recipe

 I was very excited to meet Joe Cross in person when he came through our area on his book tour back in April. A friend and I went to meet [...]

Black Bean and Lentil Cakes

I have been making these lentil cakes for years now, never writing anything down. As a private chef I tend to getting working in the kitchen and try to get [...]

Creamy Gluten-Free Rice and Millet Hot Cereal

This warm, breakfast cereal reminds me a lot of the cream of wheat I used to eat as a child.  It is filling and warming in the winter months, or a good carb [...]