Laura b. Russell


Cooking is an essential skill that every single person should embrace. It’s also the ultimate expression of love and friendship. Set a goal to cook food that’s healthy AND great tasting for your family, friends, and for yourself. Need guidance? I’d love to help!

I create recipes from minimally processed ingredients: vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat, poultry, nuts, legumes, herbs, spices, and grains. My food is naturally gluten free, flavorful, and satisfying for everyone at the table.

While you’re here, check out some of my recipes, learn more about Brassicas or The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, or find out how to contact me with questions or comments. Thanks for visiting! ~Laura

Spicy Squid Stir-Fry from The Slanted Door

My travels don’t take me to San Francisco as often as I’d like, but inevitably every trip to the Bay Area starts with a visit to The Slanted Door. I’ve loved the Slanted Door since its days on Valencia Street, but its current location at the bustling Ferry Building makes the experience even more special. The Slanted Door specializes in vibrant Vietnamese cuisine, ranging from the known–spring rolls and papaya salad–to unique creations like daikon rice cakes and crab-spiked cellophane noodles. The restaurant itself is very accommodating to gluten-free diners, but my enthusiasm shot up […]

Spicy Squid Stir-Fry

The NY Times loves Brassicas  (review here) and I bet you will, too! Order here on Amazon.