Exciting news (in my life at least): Monash University researchers just updated their iPhone app with more than 100 new ingredients tested for FODMAP content! If you’ve never heard of Monash, they’re a university in Melbourne, Australia, and researchers there are the guys responsible for creating the low-FODMAP diet (so basically brilliant. and lifesavers)…read more
Happy Halloween, y’all! Do you have any fun weekend plans? After several straight months of traveling and doing things every weekend, Marc and I finally have a weekend to ourselves, so I’m planning on doing a whole lot of nothing all weekend, and I’m so excited…read more
Back when I lived in rural Arkansas, there was one good restaurant in town — a Mexican restaurant called El Rio Lindo. I only ever ordered one of two things there: chicken tacos, or chicken tortilla soup. The soup wasn’t even on their menu, but it was legendary for it’s deliciousness…read more
It’s the day after Labor Day, and I’m walking into Whole Foods. I look up and see… pumpkins. Rows upon rows of pumpkins. It literally looks like someone picked up an entire pumpkin patch and dropped it on Whole Food’s doorstep…read more
It’s getting to be the loveliest time of year here in Texas. The days are still warm, but the nights are starting to cool off. And you know what cooler nights means: Camping! Campfire! S’mores!
Last year around this time, Marc and I decided we were going camping. Except… living far from your parents means you can’t mooch off their giant tent and camping supplies anymore. But I reeeeally wanted to go camping…read more
Gluten has been a hot topic for long enough now that most people have heard of it. But what is it exactly? When I gave up wheat, rye, and barley (which are gluten-containing grains) about a year and a half ago, I thought I knew what gluten was. Turns out that I had no idea…read more
I know technically summer is over, but can we have one last summery recipe?
I mean, it still feels like summer in Texas, and will for another few months. But people in other parts of the world are talking about pumpkin and squash, and honestly, I’m totally not ready for fall yet. (Who am I kidding, I never am)
So let’s make ourselves some margaritas, grab some chips, and eat some salsa!read more
Living in Texas has made me quite the connoisseur of margaritas. Especially when it’s 105 outside, that’s all I want. And maybe some chips and guac... Unfortunately, a lot of places put agave syrup in their margaritas, which...read more
AKA: Maria talks about science.
Disclaimer: Both of my parents are biologists. Somehow, though, I hated science in school (especially chemistry). Now I’m about to talk to you about chemistry. The world is weird, isn’t it?
Welcome to go messy or go hungry!
I’ve been cooking since before I was tall enough to see over the counter, and I’ve joked about starting a food blog forever, but I wasn’t sure I had anything important to say.
That changed about a year ago when I decided to actually take control of my chronic digestive issues, and wildly changed my diet (as in, no wheat, no lactose, cutting out very specific fruits & vegetables)…read more