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Lentil Salad: No Recipe Required!

I am mildly obsessed with lentils. Low in calories, high in fiber and protein, they are a go-to of mine for soup, salads, and sides. This Lentil Salad requires no recipe. It wants whatever you’ve got and only gets better sitting overnight in your fridge. See below for how I pulled mine together and for […]

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Quick Breads: Cranberry Nut

Quick bread is my go-to when the weekend rolls around or when guests arrive. It’s so easy to make and serves as a great breakfast, snack, or after dinner treat with tea. I’ve got citrus on the brain and cranberries in the freezer – which can only mean one thing – Cranberry Nut Bread. This is the […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This salad was a big hit at Flagstone Pantry. I came home from the gym today, saw the Brussels Sprouts in the fridge, and made it immediately. It comes together in minutes. It’s perfect for a day like today but equally up to entertaining. The recipe calls for a Pomegranate Vinaigrette, which is delicious. Today […]

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Lentil Soup

Whenever I purchase a wedge of Parmesan cheese, I cut the rind off and put in the freezer. Then, on a day like today, when I want to make soup – it’s right there waiting for me. Adding a Parmesan rind to soups while they simmer provides depth to the flavor. It’s that simple – […]

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A New Chapter – and Baked Oatmeal!

In 2018, I closed Flagstone Pantry to relocate to Washington, D.C. – again. I’ve had a little time to reflect on my experience owning and operating Flagstone Pantry, which I’ve concluded was equal parts rewarding, challenging, fun and terrifying. Being featured on Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats: Santa Barbara for my Cowboy Cooking was simply the […]

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NEW: Peanut Butter Blondies (GF ingredients)

The best thing about these blondies, besides the peanut butter and dark chocolate chips, is the fact that no one realizes they are made with gluten-free ingredients!  Chewy and satisfying, you won’t miss the all-purpose flour. Trust us on this. Get yours at Crazy Good Bread Company in Montecito and Carpinteria. Enjoy!

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Over 250 Recipes!

This is an exciting day. About 3 1/2 years ago, I started a blog at (GYYB). Ever since, I’ve been posting recipes weekly for soups, salads, sides, main dishes, starters, breakfast and treats. I’ve highlighted how to cook gluten-free whole grains, tips for the perfect stir-fry and how to grill a turkey. There are now about 250 recipes in the GYYB archive.

I am officially moving all of the GYYB content here to, where I run my business. There are lots of good things in the works at Flagstone Pantry and I look forward to keeping you in the loop on all the shenanigans. Until then, if you are looking for a recipe, simply use the search bar to search by ingredient or by key word such as “main dish” or “muffin”…

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