This week we are featuring Lisa Thiele, whose blog, With Style & Grace, shares gluten-free recipes that are not only healthy, but also delicious. The results are beautiful creations that even the most casual cook can make. There is a dish that will satisfy every palatte in Lisa’s diverse collection of recipes, so get cooking, and don’t forget to Nosh before you dive in!
Nosh: What are your three favorite restaurants at the moment?
Nosh: What is your favorite restaurant to go to before going out? Favorite bar?
Nosh: What is your all-time favorite dessert?
Popcorn and dessert wine
Nosh: What is something that you love to do that is specific to the neighborhood you live in?
Running the Los Gatos trails, which is literally in our backyard
Nosh: Please tell us about a memorable dining experience you had while on vacation.
We spend thanksgiving in Hawaii every year and always go to Lahaina Grill. The service is exceptional! This last time, they greeted us all and had our favorite wine ready to serve. They also remembered I couldn’t do gluten and served my appetizers separate from others, and then surprised us with complimentary dessert! The following day, I got the nicest email from the waitress who had looked up my blog. Now THAT’S exceptional service!
Nosh: What dish reminds you of your childhood?
Macaroni with cut up turkey dogs. Very gourmet, I know.
Nosh: Could you please share a few tips for throwing an unforgettable dinner party.
Two things you don’t want to run out of, alcohol and food. Stalk up on the alcohol [beer, wine, vodka, etc.] and offer a variety of small bites. Consider those who might have food allergies, serve dishes without gluten, dairy or nuts – sweet potato fries, veggies platter with hummus, quinoa salads, veggies burgers, and so on. Don’t sweat the small things. Enjoy your time with friends/family. Don’t forget to eat.
Nosh: What song would be on the soundtrack of your life at this moment?
Good Life by One Republic
Nosh: What websites/blogs do you visit daily?
Oh goodness. a lot!
THE NOSH 9
1. Sweet or savory? Popcorn, extra salt
2. Blonde or brunette? Highlights
3. Cat or dog? Monkey
4. Ski or Apres-Ski? Beach
5. Start-up or Corporate? Entrepreneur
6. Real Housewives or 60 Minutes? Dexter
7. Running or Yoga? Body Pump
8. Paul McCartney or John Lennon? Wilson Philips
9. Wine or beer? Champagne