About Three Squares

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I’m Riki Shore. I started Three Squares in April, 2011 to share how I keep meals healthy, affordable, delicious, and gluten-free. I designed the site, take most of the photos, and write all the posts, except when noted otherwise.

Before starting Three Squares, I graduated from the French Pastry School and worked at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. After deciding that restaurant work was too challenging for a mother of a young daughter, I decided to focus on food writing.

Since finishing culinary school, I’ve spent time in Los Angeles and Durham, North Carolina. Six months ago, I moved with my family to Fife, Scotland, a beautiful area of rolling farmland and the historic town of St Andrews (golf, anyone?).

I continue to be inspired by and learn from the work of professional chefs, and I enjoy teaching other home cooks how to elevate their daily cooking while still keeping it healthy and affordable. Since moving to the UK I’ve learned a lot about British cuts of meat and traditional preparations from the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Yolam Ottolenghi, the folks at The Ginger Pig and The British Larder.

You can find more of my recipes on Robb WolfCrossfit Monrovia Nutrition pages, and my Gluten-Free Dining Out Guide on the Patch. I’ve also guest-posted on Nom Nom Paleo.

Support Three Squares

If you enjoy reading Three Squares, you can support it by:


Three Squares is a member of the BlogHer Ad Network, which promotes blogs written by or for women. Every page on Three Squares displays a small ad from BlogHer. When you view the page, BlogHer sends a fraction of the ad revenue my way. While I don’t love ads on websites, this seems like the best way to defray the costs of running a blog at this time. Of course, feel free to support Three Squares in other ways, as mentioned above.


My husband, Rob, writes the Science Sidebar for Three Squares and takes many of the photos on the site.

Jin Ju Wilder wrote all the Food Policy articles for Three Squares.

Kathryn Warren is an illustrator based in Connecticut. She designed the Three Squares logo and continues to provide design advice and guidance.

Nick Micciola is a freelance cartoonist who has created original illustrations and cartoons for Three Squares.

Thank you for reading Three Squares. We hope you’ll follow us on our gluten-free culinary adventures.


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Kara egan May 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Hey…love this. You were missed a lot at our reunion! Wish u were there.

admin@threesquares May 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I missed seeing everyone! Hope you enjoy and share the blog.

Rodger March 4, 2012 at 6:10 am

Rik! this is great!! super super work!! hope you are well and sounds like you are in NC? My wife and I just bought a house in Maine (Rockport area) and I am back and forth to Philadelphia. Sure looks like life is grand – Big Smile – Rodge

admin@threesquares March 4, 2012 at 6:18 am

Great to hear from you! I met my husband in Rockport, Maine. What a beautiful place. We’re in NC, getting ready to move to Scotland this summer. Grand for sure. Take care!

Michelle Audette June 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

Hi Rikki,

Just read your post that you’re moving to Scotland – I’m an American (originally from Boston) and have lived outside of Glasgow for the last 13 years. So I have plenty of experience of an American learning to live here – so please get in touch if you have any questions or just need to gripe (yes it is true there are no electrical outlets allowed in bathrooms – nuts!)

Best of luck with your move and feel free to get in touch!


admin@threesquares June 4, 2012 at 7:33 am

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for reaching out. I’m going to save your email address and send you some questions privately as they arise. Right now my mind is spinning!