Beginner Photographer Class (Online)

June 17, 2013

As some of you may know, I work as a photographer. I also teach photography classes in person and online. I have recently announced a beginner photography class.  The online class will be held for 4 weeks in a private forum. Each week you will have a lesson, assignment, tutorial of some kind and an optional critique. This class is designed to help simplify the DSLR camera basics so that you can take better pictures! It also includes information on how to simply edit an image in photoshop. For those of you who have no idea which button means what, or what aperture or ISO means…then this may be perfect for you. Do you have a DSLR that you’ve been wanting to experiment more with? Our weekly assignments will challenge and allow you to get out there and push yourself. The only way we can become better at something is with practice and working outside of our comfort zone. I believe that those who go out of their way to do the assignments (which are always optional) in this course will grow the most. There will of course be Q&A along the way!

To read more details, sign up and see the schedule go HERE!

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Soft Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 31, 2012



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Soft Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is an adaptation from a popular cookie recipe. Adapted by my MIL.
  • ¾ cup brown rice
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup millet flour
  • ½ cup Pamela’s Baking Mix
  • 2 t. xantham gum
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flours, baking soda, and xantham gum, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until
  3. blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.






Thanksgiving Dessert

November 26, 2012

This dessert was creamy, Nutella y, a little tangy, and had a great crunch in the crust. It was the perfect compliment to Thanksgiving dinner, and even the non gluten free eaters loved it. The only problem is when I made it, I didn’t measure anything and kind of eyeballed it. I went by my regular cheesecake recipe but modified it with a few other additions of Nutella and gluten free chocolate cookies. I’ll post the recipe and more pictures soon for your viewing and eating pleasure 🙂 In the meantime, what will you be making for the holidays?

Gluten Free Grain Free Yeast Free Focaccia Bread

October 9, 2012


SERVINGS: 12 pieces or 1-9×9 pizza crust
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
BAKE TIME: 30 to 35 minutes


Dry Ingredients

• 2 cups almond flour/meal
• 1/4 cup coconut flour
• 2 teaspoons cream of tartar or gf baking powder
• 2 teaspoons dried italian herb blend
• 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/4 cup red bell pepper, small diced
• 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, removed from stems and chopped
• 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt flakes for topping (optional)

Wet Ingredients

• 6 eggs
• 1 tablespoon honey or natural sugar substitute (I use raw coconut sugar)
• 1/2 cup coconut oil or melted unsalted butter + 1 teaspoon
• 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds or Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder
• 1/4 cup olives, drained and chopped

**grind chia seeds with coffee grinder or in Vitamix


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare (8×8 or 9×9) baking pan or baking sheet by lining with parchment or lightly rubbing with oil.

Sift flours, cream of tartar, italian herbs, and salt into a large bowl. Add fresh chopped rosemary.
Sauté minced garlic, bell pepper and rosemary in 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Beat eggs for 2 minutes with hand mixer. Add honey or sweetener. Drizzle in coconut oil or melted butter. Add ground chia seed, olives, and garlic blend. Stir to combine. Spoon mixture into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with kosher sea salt flakes (optional). Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve warm with salami, prosciutto, (or other cold cuts), roasted red peppers, olives, etc…

If making Pizza Dough: Follow all steps above, but bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Apply sauce, cheese and other toppings. Bake for 15 more minutes.

 Thanks for a great recipe! Original recipe and source: Garden of Life
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July Meal Idea Round Up

July 12, 2012

Here are some great meal or dessert ideas for July! If you try any of them, feel free to let me know how it turned out. If you want to get my blog posts delivered to your email inbox, then click subscribe up top!

All Recipes are Gluten Free. All Images were taken by recipe owners.

1. Pizza Crust

2. Red Potato Latkes

3. Homemade Creamy Ramen Soup

4. Low Carb Onion Rings

5. Neapolitan Cake

6. Caprese Tarts

7. Homemade Waffle Cones

8. Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Panini 

9. Crepes

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