Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

*Let’s talk about focus during an afternoon concentration slump. We live in the age of the monkey brain. Our mindsĀ are constantly stimulated by information from our phones, TVs, ads, and anything else we see in the course of a day. So when the time comes to sit and work, be it homework, a college thesis,…

Carob “Hot Chocolate”

Let’s keep it real. Today, I’d like to make a confession about… Coffee. If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love coffee. In one previous post, I discuss the types of coffee. In another, I talk about the types of coffee drinkers. Then there’s the Maple Cinnamon Latte post,…

Vanilla Protein Pancakes

From the obesity epidemic to the rising divorce rate, political opposition, terrorism, and violence, we as a society have many prominent issues. Yet there is a problem that every person faces every day, from teenagers to the elderly, no matter your race or culture. It’s a force that diminishes our health and overall quality of…

Apple Squash Hash

Humans are easily annoyed. This fact is not shocking, but a lot people don’t realize how relevant it is. We all have our own list of pet peeves. I consider myself hard to anger, but some things always grate on my nerves, such as: noisy chewing doors that are almost closed then slide back open…

Easy Chocolate Drops

Life is about finding balance: healthy eating and sweet indulgences, work and play, dark and light, fire and water, yin and yang, and socializing and solitude. Therefore, last week’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes must be countered with today’s chocolate recipe. Me: Did you know that chocolate is actually healthy? People: Really? That’s awesome! (Proceeds to eat…

Mediterranean Quesadilla

  What’s stranger than a Frenchman overcooking a steak? An Italian making a quesadilla. Well, I’m only half Italian, but I have never made a quesadilla before. I’m probably pronouncing the word wrong in my head right now. For all of the haters who are thinking, “Haha, you don’t pronounce the Ls!” I reply, “You…

No-Mayo Mushroom Dip

I’ve been flipping through cookbooks recently, (it’s a common pastime) and it struck me how many ingredients are in each recipe. This is not some sort of epiphany; of course, it takes a lot of foods to create something unique, but sometimes it seems that there are so many ingredients, they all get lost in…

Welcome!

Welcome, one and all! My name is Sarah Biren and I will be your hostess for this blog. I have always been creative, and when I was forced to adopt a gluten and dairy-free diet due to a finicky stomach, the creativity followed me into the kitchen. Let me say that with these recipes, anything…