Healthy Lunchbox 2012

Welcome to Healthy Lunchbox 2012! One year ago, I had an idea… Every year the struggle to fill my children’s lunchboxes with healthy foods they will enjoy seems to become a little more complicated. To keep things interesting, I asked some of my favorite bloggers for some help. Thus, the Healthy Lunchbox Series was born. […]

Roasted Red Pepper Paleo Hummus

I must admit that, when giving up legumes, hummus was not high on my list of things I would miss. Don’t get me wrong…I love a good hummus. It’s just not one of those things that was on our regular shopping list.  In fact, previously, I might purchase hummus once a year and I might […]

Roasted Garlic, Basil and Tomato Paleo Tart

This week on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to share their favorite tomato recipes. I don’t know about the other Summer Fest bloggers, but for me this was no easy task.  You see, tomatoes are a staple in our home. Quartered tomatoes are the perfect side with our morning breakfast. […]

Growing Up Isn’t So Bad, Peter Pan Squash Spiced Oven Fries

Today on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to highlight the vibrant staple: Summer Squash. Oddly enough, the title “Summer Squash” has less to do with the time a squash is grown or harvested and more to do with the sustainability of a squash. You see, summer squash like zucchini, yellow […]

Plum Pickin’ Pineapple Jam

This time of the year our pantry and refrigerator is overloaded with all kinds of delicious produce. Most recently, with the help of Bountiful Baskets we have received an overabundance of fruits like cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapples. So much so that even my large family cannot keep up. What’s a girl to do?  […]

Fermented Spicy Garlic-Dill Cukes and Zukes

Between the digestive issues my daughter has faced since she was a baby and my own celiac diagnosis, I have been somewhat obsessed with healing our guts for quite some time. For many years, I thought yogurt and liquid acidophilus were our only options.  It has not been until recently that I have learned the […]

Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe- Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Honey Dressing from Heather, The Gluten-Free Cat and ICM Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

Months that begin on a Sunday or a Monday seem to mess with me.  Here it is, July 8 and it’s already the second week of the month. What does that mean? That means tomorrow is Ingredient-Challenge Monday! And I almost forgot. Before I go on and tell you what ingredient we will be playing […]

Whipped Coconut Strawberry Cake (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo Friendly)

February is a big month in our home.  Birthdays, anniversary and more… With all of the hustle and bustle, school and work schedules, it is a wonder we manage to get anything done. Still, especially when it comes to birthdays, it is important to give each event the special attention it deserves. This year my […]

the dairy-free & gluten-free kitchen, flourless chocolate almond cake (plus a New Year’s giveaway!!)

‘Tis the seasons of surprises.   Imagine how tickled I was to receive a package from Ten Speed Press with a new cookbook just before Christmas! Denise Jardine’s The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen is everything this lovely cover cracks it up to be…   I mean, seriously, what screams gluten and dairy more than pizza?  […]

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, […]