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 […]

ICM, Giveaway and the Chocolate Mint Green Monster (AKA, the healthiest Shamrock Shake this side of the pacific)

Happy Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As Shea and I announced last month, the 2nd Monday of every month is now dedicated to our ICM challenge! As mentioned this past Saturday, we have a lot in store for you this month. First, our featured ingredient for this month: Kale! Like I have said before, I love love love […]

no-bake cookies (allergy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, vegan)

About a week ago I pinned these beautiful, paleo-friendly no-bake cookies which were originally shared by Alison Lewis from ingredients, inc. While Alison’s recipe is good, really good, this recipe has been the cause of much discussion over the last week. One of the main discussions that really stuck with me is where on earth […]

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, […]

Roasted Fennel Infused Strawberry-Lemon Bars

Two weeks ago, Shea and I opened a challenge to our readers. Using our Ingredient Challenge Monday format, where we feature one whole-food ingredient and challenge our readers to join in on the creativity, we challenged each of you to use fennel in the most creative, most delicious way you could imagine. To open the […]

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 […]

Red Velvet Truffles (Allergy-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw, Vegan)

A short while back I was contacted by Cara, the mastermind behind Fork and Beans, a lovely Gluten-Free and Vegan that I have fallen absolutely in love with, regarding her Valentine’s Day Bake-Off. Given that many of my recipes, especially my dessert recipes, are naturally vegan…this contest seemed right up my alley.   Early on […]

7 links recap and giveaway winner. Happy New Year!

A few months ago, I was honored to be selected by Heather the Gluten-Free Cat to participate in a blogging challenge.   Unfortunately, at the very time she made this selection I was changing servers and my site was down…for nearly two weeks. By the time I had everything back up and running, it seemed […]

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?  […]

Snowball Cookies (Grain-free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

Christmas in our home means warm ovens and full bellies.  Two years into a gluten-free lifestyle, it seems as if I will never quite catch up with the memories this season brings. Recently, I shared my treasured Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie; previously I have shared newly “tweaked” versions of dairy-free fudge, eggnog, and all sorts […]