Costco Wholesale and the Coronavirus
One of the most remarkable efforts I have witnessed is how Costco has taken care of their employees during thisRead more.
Alternative Milk… Should You Make It Or Buy It?
It can be challenging to make everything yourself but much like organic, there are items that are better to makeRead more.
Comfort Food For Comfort In These Times
Three simple ingredients and a few cupboard staples. Organic Heirloom colorful carrots, frozen peas and potatoes. To sauté a dishRead more.
Uneek Treats are Back!
Coming soon to a store near you! Keep a look out for Uneek Treats! More information to come as weRead more.
Baked Bean Benedict
This recipe is a gluten and dairy free version of a eggs benedict. Instead of Hollandaise sauce this version isRead more.
Pancakes Free of Gluten and Leavening Agents
This recipe is amazingly simple, easy to make and delicious! If you are unable to tolerate baking powder and bakingRead more.
Pizza Delicious Pizza Gluten & Dairy Free
This recipe is a standard sauce, your favorite toppings and just leave off the cheese. The best part is theRead more.
Coconut Milk Granita
The Granita is a staple Italian breakfast offering and I for one am a big fan. Since I do notRead more.
Exercise… The Missing Link
Exercise is important to our evolution. Without exercise, we would not be here today. The body is designed to walk,Read more.
How Poor Nutrition Encourages Anger and Despair
Poor nutrition is when the body does not get the required nutrients to function. When you ingest poor nutrition, theRead more.
The Basics of Digestion
Just thinking about eating food and the physical activity of starting to collect and prepare foods begins digestion. Your eyes,Read more.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Is A Nutritional Drain on the Human Body
Americans eat huge doses of sugar, most specifically high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) on a daily basis. Because HFCS is sweeterRead more.
Corporate Deli’s – They Can Do Better
Corporate deli’s have a captive audience and because of this, their responsibility to offer a healthy menu is of theRead more.
Why We Should Care About What We Eat
The right food is fundamental for our well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Keeps us at a good weight to reduceRead more.
The Mighty Blueberry
Dark foods are the true human super-power. The dark color comes from phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, a plants natural behavior thatRead more.
Diet Anything is Poison
There is mounting evidence that diet drinks are bad for your health. Studies have shown significant issues arise from theRead more.
Don’t Become A Slave To What You Crave
Cravings are the brains way of getting us to give our body the nutrition it is in need of replenishing.Read more.
Your Brain Needs Nutrition Too
We don’t often think about our brain being like any other part of our body. It needs quality fuel toRead more.
Celery… Let’s Talk Stalk
Something I always heard growing up was, you burn more calories eating #celery than celery contains. Celery is a great snackRead more.
Oregano… Who Knew!
Flavor is health and delicious. The herbs and spices we use for cooking not only flavor our meals, they offerRead more.
A Taste of How To Navigate The Commercial Kitchen
Eating out can be a daunting experience. A truly #allergen-friendly meal can be elusive. Most often the individual ordering theRead more.
Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Free Trifle – Vanilla Cake w/ Lemon pudding
This recipe is in great thanks to The Great British Baking Show for giving me a wonderful cake recipe thatRead more.
Our Meals Should be Focused on Plants Not Animals
One of the biggest issues our bodies face is our food combinations. We hardly speak of it and where itRead more.
Not Exactly Eggs Benedict
I love this gluten, dairy and sugar free dish because you get the best of a recipe with a muchRead more.
Gluten Intolerance Group of South Seattle
Thank you so much for the invitation to speak at your monthly meeting. https://www.facebook.com/gigsouthseattle/ Meets 3rd Tuesday of each monthRead more.
Macro and Micro Nutrients
Most of my clients have an understanding vitamins and minerals but don’t know much about macro and micro nutrients. Macro-NutrientsRead more.
Beware of Marketing Campaigns Like – Milk Builds Strong Bones… Who’s?
I have always been keen on how companies market to consumers. It never made sense why I would see theRead more.
Why Alcohol Leads to the Bad Fatty Foods
Ever wonder why you find yourself sitting in the drive thru of a fast food restaurant at 2am after youRead more.
Friends and Family of the Food Intolerant
There is a great support network for those who suffer with food reactivity. Whether they are gluten or lactose intolerantRead more.
Staff Training for The Allergen Customer
It is not just front of the house that needs to be properly trained on the right questions to askRead more.
Food Production is Big Business
As an expert in food production and a consultant specializing in creating allergen friendly menus, I work with a wideRead more.
Dealing With A Food Sensitivities To A Full On Intolerance
As of today, one in three people suffer a food reaction. Food reactions can be as simple as, I wantRead more.
Celiac Disease It’s the Real Deal…
Chef’s continue to wage their menus against food reactivity while trying to provide options for their clientele. While some patronsRead more.
Not A Better Ingredient for Whole Foods
Before Whole Foods even went corporate they made a small change that has had a huge impact. Because food productionRead more.
Deceptive Delights at Capital Mall in Olympia
Hey folks, I have been given a great opportunity to sell my products at a kiosk in Capital Mall, Olympia.Read more.
Deceptive Spread – It’s all you need
My Deceptive Spread is the best base and replace. Whether you want to cream up a pasta, or use itRead more.
Trix not Twix
Enjoying a healthy gluten, dairy and sugar free version of my favorite from childhood. As the Deceptive Chef, I makeRead more.
Swordfish – The Real Chicken of the Sea
There are so many ways to make Swordfish and so many reasons why. It really is the Chicken of theRead more.
Gumbo – A New Family Tradition
Being part of something so time honored as starting a traditional recipe from scratch, is one of my fondest ChefRead more.
Deceptive Burger and Fries
This is a favorite for quick and satisfying. All plant based with vegetables and chick pea flour for the fries.Read more.
Dipped Deceptive Bars
This bar is deceptive because it carries almost every nutrient you need to live well and very healthy and itRead more.
Gluten Dairy Sugar free Cookies
Create great nutrient dense treats like Biscotti. A snack that feeds like a meal. Join me at Marlene’s Market andRead more.
Prominent Plant Based Plate
It is no secret to those who know me that I am not a fan of New England. It wasRead more.
Deceptive Chef Super Food Fudge
Gluten, dairy, and sugar free. It’s a decadent super food fudge with Maca for health and vitality.Read more.
I Found Myself on Pinterest
This moment is a very exciting moment. I was surfing Pinterest for recipe ideas as I do almost every dayRead more.
Gluten Dairy and Sugar free Linzer Cookies
They are as delicious to eat as they are pleasing to see! SaveRead more.
Gluten & Sugar FREE Homemade Granola
Granola is a great to snack your way into a healthy lifestyle. Create a trail mix for after breakfast andRead more.
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Gluten, Dairy and Yeast free!
Gluten, Dairy and Yeast is all that is missing. This Pizza tastes amaze! SaveRead more.
At age 74, Ralph lost about 40lbs
My first true success story that I was able to see from beginning to end is my Dad, Ralph.Read more.
Lemon Chamomile Tart w/ Hazelnut Crust & Fresh Blackberries
Ingredients and Instructions Hazelnut Crust 3⁄4 cup hazelnut flour 1⁄2 cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons agave 1⁄2 tablespoon almond extractRead more.
Gluten and Dairy free Mushroom Stroganoff
This is a simple dish that took just a few minutes and just a few ingredients. Mushrooms, sweet white rice,Read more.
Gluten, Dairy Sugar free breads
There is one thing I have learned over the years. Some recipes cannot be followed at all when working withRead more.
Better late than never Feb Sound Outlook Article
Hey Everyone, You can easily read this online at http://www.marlenesmarket-deli.com/. Enjoy!Read more.
Easy black beans for leftover rice
Spice a can of black beans with 2-3 tsps cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, garlic powder and a touch of salt,Read more.
Lasagna like you have never had!
Nut cheese lasagna with pine nut pesto, marinara and fresh Italian herb oil. Filling, addicting and really, really healthy!Read more.
The Deceptive Chef’s first magazine article
I am very excited to share my first article in the Marlene’s Market and Deli Sound Outlook. JOIN ME SATURDAYRead more.
Almond Flour Tortillas Home made!
Home made almond flour tortillas with super pseudo grains, filled w/ Mortadella and spinach. Simply fabulous raw, soaked almond mealRead more.
Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Holiday Cookies
½ cup coconut oil, softened ⅓ cup maple syrup or Coconut Nectar 11 cup brown rice flour ¾ cup tapiocaRead more.
Trix not Twix by The Deceptive Chef
Gluten, Dairy, Sugar, Soy, Yeast Free. Decadent and a great Macro Nutrient Meal!Read more.
Orange Citrus Salad plated with black radish.
Simple, bountiful, inspired. – The Deceptive ChefRead more.
Cashew Kimchi Dumplings
These are a really good, rich couple of bites that satisfy and couldn’t be healthier. I am quite surprised howRead more.
This is a fun healthy, gluten, dairy, sugar free and raw take on Caesar salad. Just delicious and you won’tRead more.
Cracker and Cheese Plate with Tomato Pepper Spread and Kale chips
This gluten, dairy, soy, yeast and sugar free RAW plate was a great opportunity to use all of the leftoverRead more.
Yes, really! Homemade pickled Ginger and a Sriracha Mayo. Yum! Save Save Save SaveRead more.
Tuber Nori Roll
Tuber nori roll. Just a wrap of vegetables with a tamarind mango salsa. What a light and bright bite.Read more.
Dehydration – Baking but slower and lower
Dehydration is a great way to “bake”. The same as baking, it remove water but does so a such aRead more.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Refreshing, super healthy low cal offering a bit of carrot juice and all freshly made with a perfect winter flavorRead more.
Simple Elegent Zucchini Tartar
This dish is a nice smooth taste with a bit of a bright spot. Perfect way to use up zucchini!Read more.
Day 3 of Class and well… YUM!
Another fun day, another fun dish. Heirloom tomato lasagna. Simply delicious and deceptively decadent and filling. Just a few bitesRead more.
Welcome to 2015
Thank you everyone for such a great year! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support and IRead more.
Mentioned in an odd place
Happy New Year! It is always cool when you see your name somewhere. It is especially nice when you getRead more.
Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream
Apple Pie a la Mode with Deceptive Delights Vanilla ice cream. This is the MOST amazing delicious bite, bite, bite.Read more.
BEST SUNDAE EVER
Dairy and Sugar free Deceptive Delights ice cream sundae. Nothing fancy, just the best sundae ever! – The Deceptive ChefRead more.
Easy soups and a quick tuna salad while watching the game
Bean and Split Pea Soup. Chop once use twice. I even had enough veg left over to make a bigRead more.
Gluten, Dairy Sugar Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Pumpkin Cheesecake cups available now at Marlene’s Market and Deli, Natures Market in Kent and soon to arrive at EatRead more.
Gluten, Dairy Sugar free Quesadilla
Gluten, Dairy Sugar Free Quesadilla. Great late night snack and super simple to make. Spread a little Vegenaise on oneRead more.
CHEF SESSIONS – Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Thanksgiving day dinner
Shopping for a Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Thanksgiving day dinner was a HUGE success! I enjoyed offering a shoppingRead more.
Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce – Always Gluten Free, Always Fantastic
Chicken in Sweet Pepper Sauce is one of our favorite dishes. It is an easy recipe of sweet peppers, spicesRead more.
Soup and a Sandwich
Soup and a sandwich is a staple for the American lunch option and you too, can go Gluten, Dairy andRead more.
Gluten and Dairy FREE biscuits and gravy
Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Biscuits and Gravy! Use any gravy recipe substituting Sweet White Rice flour instead of allRead more.
Going crazy for Raw Cupcakes
I have been having the best time creating these raw cupcakes. So far I have done 5 batches and myRead more.
Another successfull wedding catered
I had a wonderful time catering another wedding! This was on a boat with limited space so the best optionsRead more.
The Deceptive Chef to appear at the Washington State Fair
Join me, The Decptive Chef, Friday, Sept. 5th at the Washington State Fair Pavilion where I will be sharing Gluten,Read more.
Nature is amazing!
Nature is amazing and your yard is your health. From the physical aspect of tending the garden to the internalRead more.
Another fruit I did not expect to see this year
I cannot believe that the Deceptive Garden is producing grapes. We had a bump in the road and thought allRead more.
This is a pink blueberry. Yes, a pink blueberry. I planted this bush 2 years ago and these 3 berriesRead more.
Heart Shaped Corn Kernel
I just had to share this heart shaped kernel. What fun! – The Deceptive ChefRead more.
Deceptive Delights Cheesecake Takes Center Stage
Our Coconut Lime Cheesecake makes a beautiful wedding cake. Decadent and healthy! It was an honor to receive this specialRead more.
Deceptive Delights Edible Landscaping
Bucket o’ Plums courtesy of Deceptive Delights edible landscaping and Cucumbers are almost here. Did you know they start outRead more.
Catering a wedding
I had the most fun catering a wedding for 50 and here are a few of the items I madeRead more.
Nature is incredible and complex and I haven’t the faintest idea how some things work. Both of these berries areRead more.
Deceptive Delights Edible Landscaping
The Deceptive Delights edible landscaping is going crazy this year. Good compost and some Dr. Earth and viola! I hadRead more.
Organic Veggie lasagna serves 12 for under $20
Multi colored organic carrots from Trader Joes. These carrots are amazing works of art for the eyes and the body.Read more.
Use any pie crust recipe exchanging wheat flour with 60% Sweet White Rice Flour and 40% Brown Rice Flour andRead more.
Robust Tuna Salad
Tuna, bell peppers, pickles, grated carrots, celery, dill, Vegenaise, salt, pepper. This is a great satisfying bite or two whenRead more.
Gluten, Dairy Sugar free Chocolate Cake with Raw Stawberry Mousse
Chocolate Cake layered with Raw Strawberry Mousse, Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free. This was a VERY enjoyable dessert. The cakeRead more.
Cole Slaw, simple, elegant, perfect
I am loving these multi-colored carrots from Trader Joes. Get a bag of Trader Joes shredded cabbage, mix with gratedRead more.
What a surprise to see myself when I went into my local branch at BECU! Local company, local banking, localRead more.
We need a better conversation
Our local high school has taken the big step of adopting a road. We worked together to get garbage binsRead more.
3 Meals from 1 set of ingredients
This organic free range roasted chicken and bag of organic tri colored carrots from Trader Joes was $17. With anotherRead more.
Deceptive Edible Landscaping
It is with great pleasure that I get to share my garden. I never thought of myself as being capableRead more.
On Broadway, Just off Broadway
It is going to be another beautiful day tomorrow. Come find me and my cart Thurs. just outside the downtownRead more.
White Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake
This is a special order Dairy, Sugar and Gluten free White Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake. It is filled with fresh strawberriesRead more.
Waffle Cone fun
This is a fun part about creating food. This Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free Deceptive Delights waffle cone before itRead more.
Mudslide Pie – Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free
This heavenly Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free dessert is a combination of chocolates and almond butter. Healthy, decadent, delicious! –Read more.
Flour from coffee? Yes, flour from coffee
I’m always on the lookout for new products that can be incorporated into the Gluten, Dairy and Sugar free repertoire.Read more.
Best Bagel Buns ever!
As promised, The Deceptive Chef’s ~ Bagel Buns Recipe. 3 cups Manini’s Papa’s Pane Gluten Free Flour blend (do notRead more.
An hour with The Deceptive Chef
I must admit from the start, this evening did not turn out at all how I had imagined it would.Read more.
Chef Sessions Cliff Notes Version at Marlene’s Market and Deli
I am pleased to be teaching an abbreviated version of my Chef Sessions at Marlene’s Market and Deli. The firstRead more.
I wanted pancakes at 11:30 at night so I made pancakes
The pancakes were really good too. I followed the recipe on the back of the bag with The Deceptive Chef™Read more.
Late Night Snack Attack!
We all have those times when there is nothing like a PB & J. So this version, ta Brown RiceRead more.
The Perfect Doggie Bag
I wanted to share one of my favorite purchases. I was in a Storables in the U Dist. and IRead more.
Over The Moon for Over the Moon Cafe in Tacoma
Friday night was an awesome dinner with friends at Over The Moon Cafe in Opera Alley Tacoma. They served usRead more.
Gluten Free Beef with Broccoli
I have been wanting to post this Gluten Free dish for a few days now. I have made it twiceRead more.
It was a great day at GF Joes
I want to thank GF Joes Tacoma for hosting me and bringing in my ice cream, waffle cone bites™ andRead more.
Deceptive Delights Ice Cream and Waffle Cones Sampling at Gluten Free Joes in Tacoma
I want to invite everyone to join me from Noon – 3 and taste the most amazing ice cream youRead more.
Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free breakfast on the go
Slice, toast, slather, bite, enjoy! mmmmmmm……Read more.
Industry catering Event
I had the best night Friday catering an event at Industry Sign and Graphics. I brought Gluten, Dairy and SugarRead more.
Curry fish, Veg and Jasmine Rice w/ Cilantro & slivered Almonds
This is lunch with my friend Willow of Willow’s Photography. I had gone to my favorite Thai Restaurant Banyan TreeRead more.
It is that time of year when we feel more inclined to take better care of ourselves. So we eatRead more.
Apple Pie a la Mode with Apple Pie a la Mode
I just enjoyed a Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free slice of home made Apple Pie with Apple Pie a laRead more.
I get to have my cereal and enjoy it too
There are a few things I miss from childhood being Celiac, Lactose and Sugar Intolerant. One of those things isRead more.