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The magic of gluten-free baking: a comic by Shira and Becca

This is a background moment from the fluffy lgbtq fantasy book A Harvest of Ripe Figs. If you were wondering what kinds of work it took to create that gluten-free challah Aviva brings to Shabbat in the middle of the book, read … Continue reading

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On Christmas, Jews go out for Chinese food and then to the movies

Not everyone, of course! But some of us do, so here are the characters from  The Second Mango, Climbing the Date Palm, and A Harvest of Ripe Figs (due out January 21, 2015) enjoying their meal before going to see Annie. Drawing by Peroxids.

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Aviva salad! Crunchy raw goodness from the kitchen of Perach’s “royal favorite”

Aviva, the bisexual chef who’s also the queen’s sweetheart, would like to share one of her best recipes with you! It’s vegetarian (with dairy), super refreshing, and requires no cooking.Aviva salad You will need: -Raw green peas, shelled -Celery -Baby hothouse … Continue reading

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Gluten-free chocolate cake that’s actually FLUFFY

So, Jane Dominguez, the graphic artist who colors some of the art for this blog and made the banner at the top of the page, has the following recipe to share with us. She was trying to make brownies for … Continue reading

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My favorite sparring partner

Some people flirt by batting their eyelashes or blowing kisses, but then there’s Isaac and Rivka… These are the characters you get to hang out with if you read The Second Mango and its sequels (Climbing the Date Palm is due out … Continue reading

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Yogurt as a spread: labneh

Could be a recipe straight out of Aviva’s kitchen, but instead, it comes from my best friend. It’s a way to transform yogurt into something spreadable, and you can add any flavors you want afterwards — garlic, mint, lemon, or … Continue reading

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When Gluten Attacks!

Queen Shulamit is gluten-intolerant, which is why she fell in love with the palace cook. Never fear, Queenling — Aviva will save you from the evil bread-monster! (Characters are from the queer YA fantasy novel The Second Mango and were drawn here by … Continue reading

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