Category Archives: Travel

Due North

Every year since the Midwestern Gentleman and I met, we have taken a late-summer vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  We’ve been particularly excited about this year’s trip, because we secured a phenomenally beautiful, hike-in campsite on … Continue reading

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Eating Gluten-Free in the Phoenix Area

I enjoyed a brief vacation at my mom’s new place in Arizona last week, and it was a treat to eat out at several restaurants which can accommodate gluten-free diners.  I tend to have more confidence in restaurants that specify … Continue reading

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Campfire Cooking on a Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

At first, packing a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory camp pantry for a week-long camping trip in Minnesota seemed a bit daunting.  Then I really thought about it, and realized that a lot of what we eat translates fairly well to cooking over … Continue reading

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Coocoo

Since our visit to Trinidad and Tobago in January, coocoo now claims a regular spot in our menu rotation.  This Trini version of polenta is traditionally served as a starchy side with fish. I enjoyed it in Tobago as a … Continue reading

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How I “Got Lucky”

A year ago this month I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease after two years of being sick enough to know something was wrong — truly wrong — beyond the usual suspects of overwork, lack of sleep, and “that … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pelau (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

You might have thought I’m finally over Trinidad & Tobago… but that’s actually not likely to happen any time soon.  Inspired by our visit, the Midwestern Gentleman and I are still spicing up our home cooking with the flavors of … Continue reading

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Tobago Cocoa Estate & Trinitario Chocolate

Remember my post on Crio Bru brewed cocoa, when I mentioned that the Gent and I would be visiting a cocoa plantation on our visit to Trinidad & Tobago?  Well, we actually did, and it was delightful!  I expected to … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Condiment: Trinbagonian “Green Seasoning”

Along with garlic sauce, hot peppersauce, and tamarind sauce, “green seasoning” is one of the quintessential condiments of Trinidad and Tobago, a nation that loves condiments.  Other condiments we came across on our trip, either in condiment bars or in … Continue reading

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A Vacation Within a Vacation: Tobago

Tobago is where Trinidadians go on vacation when they need a break from the hustle and bustle of their own gorgeous Caribbean island.  So, our Trini friend Danielle, the Midwestern Gentleman, and I followed suit by heading to the “sister … Continue reading

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Traditional Trinidadian Home Cooking (Gluten-Free!)

If you follow a gluten-free diet and are traveling to the lovely sister-islands nation of Trinidad & Tobago, then you need an Aunty Arlene.  In fact, even if gluten poses you no risk, you should still hope to experience such … Continue reading

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