Monday, November 1, 2010

Kami's Kitchen -- Gluten & Allergen-Free Food

Finally, easy, fabulous allergen-free food in one place! Woohoo!

Yum. I'm just sayin'... this Vanilla Apple Cake was amazing. I tried it on Sunday and Kami was right, it's pretty dang good.

Kami just started this new gluten-free and allergen-free food blog... it's fantastic. Although I don't have Celiac Disease, I've been seeing a nutritionist and have been advised to avoid gluten and dairy as much as possible. But I know all too well about the frustration of finding good recipes, food, and eating out when you have Celiac Disease. My mom, sister, 6 cousins, and best friend all have Celiac Disease and/or gluten intolerance. Some people think all this new Gluten-Free food is just a fad diet thing right now, but I don't believe that. I've seen the incredible positive effects of a GF diet not only in my family, but myself, almost immediately. I already feel so much better and have more energy this past month than I have in years.

Jumping off my soap-box, this blog is nice in that it shows how anyone can make normal, fantastic-tasting, allergen-free food. You can also download a pdf of each recipe to print, which is nice for those of us who don't want to deal with Keyboard Al Pomodoro.

I also like that she's starting to review food from restaurants and she shows specific brands of products to use. It makes it easy and you know it'll taste good. Anyone who's had a store-bought GF chocolate chip cookie knows how awful they can be, but Kami's homemade GF cookies are to die for. Let's just say was lucky enough to be her roommate for a couple years. Enough said.

Add this to your Google Reader, you won't be disappointed.

Monday, August 9, 2010

June 2010

LA STAKE GIRLS CAMP 2010 — "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"
It was a lot of work and very rewarding being a leader at girls camp. I love these girls!
Big Bear, California

Everyone made their own pair of Ruby Slippers
Canoeing included the capsizing of some boats.
Some of my social butterflies and late-night jokesters.

May 2010

Yes, you are allowed to be jealous.
And yes, that is Kobe shooting mid-air.
Kami and I went to the Lakers vs Jazz Playoffs!!! The Lakers won, of course.
Staples Center in Downtown LA

April 2010

Let the Twister making begin!!!

5 hours and 4 gallons of paint later... wallah.

Los Angeles & North Torrance Stake Youth Conference 2010
This was about 20 min into the game... it lasted forever!
Pacific Palisades, California

I even made a gigantic spinner thing! It was awesome!

March 2010

Whale Watching with Shaun and Emily!
Newport Beach, California

February 2010

My brother got married over New Years... but didn't tell us until mid-February.
Thankfully we all love my new sister-in-law!

January 2010

Sara's going away dinner... so sad.
Come back Sara!!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rundown of 2009...

It's been a while... quite a while... so I've decided to do a quick photo recap of last year. 

April 2009

Ward Pinewood Derby
"The Mean Bean Machine"

Taking a Sunday stroll with my friends
Malibu, California

May 2009

Comcast Entertainment Group Lobby
I designed the frames and layout of the photo wall with
E! Entertainment, Style Network, and G4 talent and programming.

Breakfast @ The Griddle in Hollywood, California.
"'Tis the Season Pancakes" ...'nough said.

My sister and I at our cousin's wedding.
Salt Lake City, Utah

June 2009

At the first McDonald's with friends.
Downey, California

Joel McHale Stand-Up Comedy...
his manager gave me his tickets on the 3rd row. Oh yeah.
Salt Lake City, Utah

My roommate, Julia's birthday dinner at Rock Sugar.
Century City, California

July 2009

4th of July
Dana Point, California

Backstage after The Fray and Jack's Mannequin concert!!!
Irvine, California

At the Coldplay concert with friends
Carson, California

August 2009

Lydia and Sheena visiting from New Jersey!!!
Night we went to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Rick & Sylvia's Wedding
San Diego, California

A thoughtful parting gift for a few close friends...
from Rick & Sylvia, before moving to Boston for grad school.
Creepy Rabbit Business Card Holders

Fiddler on the Roof @ The Pantages Theatre
Hollywood, California

September 2009

Rocket Day 4
Lancaster, California

October 2009

My brother came home from his 2-year LDS mission in Santa Rosa, California!!! Yay!!!
SLC Airport

Frijole Familia
American Fork Canyon, Utah

November 2009

Heather and I meeting one of my favorite band's, Carolina Liar, after a Rob Thomas concert.
Universal City Walk

29 and holding...

Go Kart Racing for Scott's birthday!
Carson, California

Roommate Danielle's Bridal Shower!

 December 2009

Tri-Stake YM & YW Service Day
Made lunches for the homeless in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Inglewood.
I got called to the Stake YW Presidency in Aug 2009... it's been so fun!!!

Grandma and I pretending to be naked at the Family Christmas Party...
it was her idea, I swear!!!
South Jordan, Utah