Vegan Cheese Ball (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free and Soy-Free, too!) & Thanksgiving Round-up

I don’t know about you, but up until a few years ago, cheese balls were a staple at our holiday gatherings. Then, my daughter was diagnosed with a milk allergy. Things like cheese balls, cranberry relish covered cream cheese and cheese fondue quickly fell by the wayside. Over the last year though, I have taken […]

Pumpkin Custard (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

You may have not yet noticed…but I am a lover of all things pumpkin. Pumpkin dip, pumpkin with caramel, pumpkin pie….give me some pumpkin candles, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free of course), and I’m a happy girl. With so many holiday events going on, I knew it was high time for me to […]

Creamy Pumpkin Fruit Dip

With less than a week before All Hallows’ Eve, stores are brimming with orange globes waiting to be carved into some magical piece of artistry. When it comes to pumpkins though, why limit yourself to the simple orange, jack-o-lantern variety? Beautiful yellows, greens and white await. And not only are these lovely additions perfect for […]

Guest Post for Dixie Chik Cooks…Sugar-Free Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

When my friend Shea asked if I would be interested in doing a guest-post on her site, I was extremely honored and a bit intimidated. Anyone who followed our Ingredient Challenge Monday posts knows that, because of medical reasons, I live a gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle, and Shea does not. So how am I to […]

Twice Baked, Vegan Garlic Mashed Paleo ‘Potatoes’ (Mashed Cauliflower)

This week’s Food Network Fall Fest brought an interesting challenge to my table. You see, I recently made the decision to transition into a more Paleo lifestyle. As you know, I have been gluten-free and dairy-free for a while.  If you follow my baking posts, you know that grain-free flours are my preference;  and I […]

Fried Apples (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

It has been three weeks since my last post.  In that time, I have changed servers (which put my site down for 10 days), gotten neck deep into my new position at school and have flat-out been exhausted. Even so, I don’t like being away for so long. Thank you for being patient and sticking with […]

Vegan Avocado Pistachio Pudding, Ingredient-Challenge Monday Recipe

I spent this past week several hours away from home in work related training; away from my children, husband, phone and computer.  On Wednesday, in a panic, I realized we were approaching a challenge week and hadn’t even picked an ingredient! Thankfully, I was able to reach my Ingredient-Challenge Monday partner, Shea who had something […]

Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing.  Who doesn’t love ranch dressing?  Well, okay, maybe people who can’t have dairy…and people who don’t like preservatives and unnatural chemicals in their dressing. I happen to love the flavor of ranch dressing, but I do not like what dairy does to me, nor do I love preservatives or unnatural chemicals in my […]

Molten Lava Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Soy Free)

This is not one of those healthy desserts that I so love.  This is one of those “I really need a chocolate fix, and not just any chocolate fix, something over the top” desserts that I indulge on just a few times a year. When my family and I took the opportunity to turn a […]

Blueberry Cobbler (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan)

Admit it.  Blueberries are ah-mazing.  These little sweeties are jam packed filled with nutrition, fiber, and yet manage to bring dessert quality flavor with very few calories.  From traditional blueberry pies to frozen blueberry sorbet, these luscious little loves are the perfect summer treat. This blueberry cobbler is a healthy twist on a classic dish.  […]