gluten-free favorite pecan-banana bread | kumquat

we all have those very favorite go-to recipes. the ones we crave. that feel like an old friend.

this banana bread is one for me.

this is that soul-feeding, comfort-y, smile on your face recipe that i always pull out when a banana bread craving hits.

i’m not sure why i haven’t shared it here yet, but now’s the time. the creative energies have been strictly delegated to a small number of categories. priorities have risen to the surface, again. Read More +

Repeal_-_basici am participating in the #RepealTheSeal campaign to show my disagreement with the academy of nutrition and dietetics’ recent decision to allow the kids eat right logo onto food packaging. i invite my fellow colleagues and bloggers who share this opinion, or who support this campaign, to also post this Open Letter on their own blog, to sign the petition at, and/or to use #RepealTheSeal hashtag via social media. ~Gretchen F. Brown, RD


today’s post is a little out of the ordinary for posts here at kumquat. but it’s one that is of great importance for both the health and future of our country, and the reputation and professionalism of this field of dietetics i’ve been a part of for so long.

maybe you recently read the new york times article regarding the academy of nutrition and dietetics (AND) kids eat right (KER) foundation seal being placed on kraft singles cheese “product”.

this news came as a great surprise and sock in the gut to all of the dietitians i know. through all of my interactions with these dietitians, some of which are greatly involved in leadership roles within AND, the responses were all the same. we were all puzzled and perplexed. left with a big “whaaaa?” and a shaking head of disagreement.

in my humble opinion, there are three problems here… Read More +

minecraft creeper t-shirt | kumquat

gra·mer·cy  [gr-uh-mur-see]

archaic. (interjection) – used to express gratitude or surprise
 i believe strongly in the power of gratitude. of being thankful for what we have. of expressing appreciation.
it keeps our souls healthy and it brings joy to the front.
so on mondays, the dreaded return to the grind day, i plan to begin with an attitude of gratitude. not always food-related, but sometimes. maybe a product i love. possibly a place i miss… always gramercy!
if the image above does not look incredibly familiar, then you very likely are not the parent or grandparent of a male youth.
that is a minecraft creeper. and for those of your who aren’t privileged enough to know minecraft well, i’ll explain.

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gluten-free triple chocolate scones | kumquat

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win  prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

it is hard to believe, but it’s true… this little baby blog is FOUR.

i intended, as usual, to post a kumquat-filled recipe but alas, my grocery store was completely kumquat-less. waah. so what’s the next best way to celebrate?! chocolate!

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