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Elena R.

Food Practice is a blog dedicated to the mindful celebration and exploration of food, through the lens of being gluten free. Recipes and other posts are written to spotlight a relationship with food that creates conscious cooking and conscious eating practices.
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The Blooming Table Gathering by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I remember in college, many many years ago, sitting in the student Commons, doing home work and watching an episode of The Oprah Show on one of the many television sets ... Read on »
Oven Dried Tomatoes, Soul Soothing And Bringing In My Woe by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I had a hard day the other day.  One of those days when I’m hurt, feeling a little less than usual, unseen and like there was a scarcity to joy in general. ... Read on »
Olives by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This love affair started almost 12 years ago when I was off to one sisterhood circle gathering after another, and all of them were potluck.  There was and is so ... Read on »
Guerilla Gardener by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Had to share the inspiration. Pin It Read on »
Sanctify Your Sundays by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I would gratefully say that about 98% of the things I have to do throughout my week I love doing.  That includes all of it – work, home, leisure, Jon, the dog… whate ... Read on »
Caprese On A Stick by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It’s a matter of record now that on of my most favorite culinary combinations in the entire world of food is the Caprese salad.  As a salad, a sandwich and now ... Read on »
Chicken Satay With Peanut Ginger Sauce by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Stick food.  I’m telling you, it’s my latest obsession.  This was on of the dishes served at our Housewarming party a week ago. Satay is originally a Java, ... Read on »
Orange Thyme Vodka Cocktail by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Jon and I had our Housewarming party last weekend and I served nothing but stick food and cocktails.  Don’t ask me why, but the idea stuck and off I went to make foo ... Read on »
A Housewarming by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease We’ve been in our new home for a bit over 2 months now. Between the moving in, and Jon traveling, we just hadn’t been ready to receive guests until this last we ... Read on »
Ritual Creative Flow Breakfast by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Once a week I go to a local cafe to eat the very same breakfast.  I come armed with my trusty and well used Moleskine, 2 of my favorite pens, and my iPhone.  It ... Read on »
Overheard: I Only Cook Once A Week! by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was at a Social Media event at the gorgeous retreat center, Lumeria of Maui the other day.  Most of the attendees I already knew, and it was a great chance to ... Read on »
Cold Brewed Chai Tea by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I love me my blended Chai lattes.  It’s all I get when I go out to any coffee shop, but living out beyond a 30 minute drive to any, I just don’t have them as of ... Read on »
Jicama Lime Summer Salad by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Simple.  Fresh.  Pretty.  Oh and juicy.  This salad is my current go to for the season.  All the light crunchiness of the Jicama blends well with the smooth avocad ... Read on »
Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Boy did these babies take some serious work!  I cannot tell you how many muffins I made until I got this recipe right.  I’ve pretty much been banned from making an ... Read on »
Pop Up Restaurants & Kupu Maui by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease In my upcoming free eBook, The Food Practice Guide to Dining Out, I write a little bit about the amazing experience of Pop Up Restaurants .  This growing phenomeno ... Read on »
Creamy Baked Acorn Squash by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The journey with squash continues over here in our little jungle house in Maui.  After the soups and the muffins and the steamed pumpkin, I began looking through my Pin ... Read on »
Leek Potato Cream Soup by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I’ve been in a soup mood, can you tell?  Trying to savor each last second of cooler to cold weather here on the North shore, I’m longing for the nurturing textures of a ... Read on »
Curry Butternut Squash Soup by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I don’t remember ever having so many types of squash in my kitchen before.  This Fall and Winter season, I’ve lost count at how many butternut, acorn and sugar pum ... Read on »
Frozen Limeade Cubes by Elena R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I must say, I have loved having our friends, Rox and Shane , share the bounty of their lime tree with us.  For weeks it seemed that every time I went over there fo ... Read on »