April Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe-Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole from The Taste Space and ICM Challenge Ingredient Announcement!

So, I could give you a million excuses why this post is so late… I mean, this weekend was Mother’s Day weekend, and as the mother of five amazing kids and one superb husband, they spoiled me and took care of me all while keeping me away from my computer (although I did sneak in […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Pineapple Bacon Bites

Welcome to the April Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As announced yesterday, this month we feature the mouth-watering pineapple as our challenge ingredient. In spite of its natural sweetness, pineapples are not only low in calories (82 calories per cup of pineapple chunks), they are also a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin C.  […]

Spinach, Kale and Dandelion Green Salad with Blood Oranges, Candied Pecans and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Spring is beautifully upon us.  Flowers are blooming, birds are singing.  Children are ready to shed their winter gloom to get outside and play. Then there is the yard.  Lawns need to be mowed, weeds need to be pulled. Or do they? One advantage to living in a drought ridden area is the fact that […]

Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread, 2-ways

My red hair is generally a dead giveaway to one of the most distinct parts of my family ancestry. While I grew up proud of every part of my rich, mixed family history which includes: American Indian, English, Dutch and (as mentioned before) Irish, the two portions I studied most closely were definitely my American […]

Eat Like a Dinosaur and Yummy Egg Pie

If you are a regular visitor of the gluten-free blogging world, it is likely you have heard a lot of buzz about the new cookbook from Paleo Parents titled Eat Like a Dinosaur. Well let me tell you, this book is worth buzzing about. I was honored to work with Stacy and Matthew, the paleo […]

Perfectly Sweet Fruit Roll-Ups

Growing up as a child of the 80’s, fruit roll-ups were one of those quintessential items.  I mean, what was lunch without a vivid green and blue, sugary sweet roll of fruity deliciousness? And fruit roll-ups are made with fruit so they are good for you, right? Riiiiight. When the key ingredients include corn syrup, […]

Maple-Glazed Roasted Fennel with Apples and Root Vegetables

Just in case you missed the announcement last Friday over at Dixie Chik Cooks, Ingredient Challenge Mondays are back! Don’t remember Ingredient Challenge Mondays? Here’s are just some of my previous ICM entries…   What’s different this go-round?   Well, like we did in the final ICM challenges from before, this time we are including […]

Smoked ‘Cheddar’ Bacon Soup

This month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free event is focused on foods that bring healing to your mind, body and soul.  Hosted by Maggie over at She Let Them Eat Cake , this is a great opportunity to start the New Year off with some amazingly delicious and wonderfully healing recipes.   As mentioned in […]

Harlequin Soup – Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Style

Today, December 20, 2011, Food Network Fall Fest draws to a close…   Last week, we were thrilled to invite you pull up a chair and join us as we shared our favorite holiday cookie recipes.   This week, we invite you to join us as we celebrate one last seasonal vegetable… Broccoli.   Now, […]

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 […]