Tag Archive for 'dairy free'

I found a terrific sort-of-recipe for a homemade version of Korean barbecue in the Bon Appetit November 2015 issue. It’s a sort-of-recipe and not an actual recipe because it has a bunch of different options you can make. Anyway, I took that recipe as a baseline and reduced the sugar content, removed nightshades (which makes […]

Longtime readers of this blog know nothing about me if they don’t know this one thing: I love chocolate. Not just any chocolate. I love very dark, high quality chocolate. And I eat it. Every. Single. Day. Since soy and dairy cause me some trouble, I have to be picky with my chocolates. And, since […]

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I hunted and hunted for a casserole to serve Christmas morning. I like to offer up something protein-rich and savory along with a touch of something sweet. But, in years’ past, I’ve found the GF, DF casserole recipes to either be lackluster or chock with nightshades. This year, […]

Baked Banana Splits

We had some dessert-style fun at our house this week and I thought I would share the idea with you guys. It’s been colder than a Polar Bear’s nose in these parts lately, so I’ve gravitated towards the warm types of yummies. Two weeks ago I had a massive craving for a custard-style treat and […]

It started with a text from my friend, K, wondering if I would take requests for the blog.  She bought bunches of grassfed ground beef at Whole Foods and needs different ways to use it. “Absolutely,” I told her. So, I set to work on a creamy, mushroomy kind of dish. My intention was to […]

Magnesium.  It’s a tough mineral to get from food and it’s really, really important. According to Chris Kresser: There are few compounds in the body more important to overall health than magnesium. Over 300 enzymes need it, including every enzyme associated with ATP, and enzymes required to synthesize DNA, RNA and proteins. Magnesium also plays […]

Coconut Cacao Mousse

I’ve been craving creamy and chocolatey … not that that’s entirely unusual … and I really wanted to develop a way to satisfy those hankerings without too much of a sugar kick and with more whole food ingredients.  Enter fresh, raw, young coconut. If you can’t get your hands on fresh, raw, young coconut flesh, […]

Banana Pudding Bites

Last week, my son’s class hosted a 30th birthday party for one of his teachers.  They compiled a list of the thirty things they love about the teacher and brought in his favorite treat – banana pudding. The other teacher shot a note to the parents to let us know that a gluten-containing snack would […]

I am the meal planner and cook probably 90% of our family’s meals.  So, by and large, our family eats the way that I eat.  Every so often I will prepare some white rice for the kids and my husband, but other than that our meals consist of veggies, animal protein, hefty doses of fat, […]

“The best laid schemes of mice and men go often awry.” Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” What I wanted to create was something to satisfy my gingerbread craving. So, I set to work on a plantain-based version one night last week.  My husband popped in the kitchen, asked what was in the oven, and said it smelled […]