Category Archives: gluten bubble

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homemade vegan ice cream

This tastes so good.  It really does.  And it’s SO EASY TO MAKE.

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I was hanging out with some folks and a question was brought up: how do eat ice cream if you avoid dairy?  Well, there are a few answers, namely two: you can either spend about $6 a pint for some additive and starch-laden “coconut milk” type thing, that tastes more like a frozen ice block with stevia than ice cream, in my opinion, or you can make your own.  And the latter is actually less expensive and even time consuming than reading through all of the ingredients on the former.

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homemade tomatillo salsa

You know you live in Los Angeles when if you have not had at least 6 decent tacos in a week, well, you’re probably in a coma.  And dreaming of tacos in said coma.

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As someone who eats gluten-free, tacos are not only a cheap and easy one of the most delicious (yes cheap) things to find for lunch or dinner or after drinks munchy food, but they’re EVERYWHERE.  And so damn good and authentic.

So, let’s say you’re not on a liquid-incited rampage to find grub and you are choosing the civilized route to tacos in a taqueria.  You will notice, in proper establishments, that there are a variety of salsas and topping to choose from: radishes, chipotle, limes, pico de gallo, and then this salsa that is green and kind of looks like a runny guacamole but you know it’s not because you had to pay $2 for your side of guacamole already.  What is that?

That, my friends, is tomatillo.  And it’s delicious.

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lemon roasted asparagus

Asparagus can be an easy thing to mess up for something so potentially delicious.  The bane of these green sticks, I’ll say, come from the fibrous bottoms, the inverse of the flower-like sweet goodness of their tips.  It can get really chewy if cooked incorrectly, and I don’t think anybody’s stomach likes digesting gnarly plant fiber your teeth can’t even chew.

Yom.

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perfect guac & banana chips

guac-and-banana-chipsbanana-chips-in-tubA friend I made in Joshua Tree recently told me that, “It’s not what you put into your mouth, but what comes out of it.”

While I completely agree, it is certainly cyclical the relation between me putting things in my mouth and the thoughts that come out.  For instance, sometimes when I eat corn, I wake up the next day bloated as if I were punched in the face.

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what to pack for 2 weeks in the desert

As promised, I am sharing with you my shopping list for what I packed to survive in the high desert alone for 2 weeks without any grocery shopping whatsoever.  I was very relieved that my initial shopping list that I’ve shared below and game plan was successful, as you can see from the video I was quite literally in the middle of nowhere.  Not even a grocery store in town.

My game plan was pretty simple: start with fresh foods that I eat right away, then move onto canned, dried, and frozen goods.  It worked swimmingly, and I have to say that knowing that I had a limited supply and had to “ration” (not starve, just not eat everything anytime I wanted) was very meditative and made me appreciate trying different flavor combinations with the same ingredients!

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