Salted Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

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Having spent a vast majority of my life split between Southern California and Texas, there is no doubt that my food is heavily influenced by the Mexican culture. When I was pregnant with my oldest biological son, I craved Mexican candy and chili spiced fruits most. These popsicles are a healthy throw back to those […]

Cilantro and Lime Ranch Vegetable Dip (Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan alternatives noted)

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This dip is a twist on my Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing. A little less coconut cream and a few drops of essential oil make a world of difference in flavor and texture. This mix goes together quickly and has fast become our favorite dipping sauce for veggies, topping for taco salads and more. To keep […]

doTERRA OnGuard Fruit Dip (Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free)

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Just a few days ago, I revealed why dōTERRA is my oil of choice. With this, I promised to share some of my favorite oils and different ways that we use them.   Given that dōTERRA is offering a special where, until June 30, 2014, you can receive a free 15ml bottle of Breathe and […]

Apple Pie Cookies (Grain-Free, Vegan Option Noted)

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The calendar tells us that autumn has arrived! The weather where you live may or may not agree with that. While we enjoyed temperatures down in the 70’s and 80’s last week (prefect West Texas autumn temperatures), this week we are back in the mid to high 90’s. Meh.  That’s West Texas craziness for you. […]

Sugar-Free Avocado Fudgesicles

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I believe the best way to sabotage something like an elimination diet, especially one that you must be on for health reasons, is to forbid yourself the ability to enjoy a treat every now and then. Especially when you are 9. The process of eliminating Candida has not only brought my daughter and I to a […]

Roasted Garlic Baba Ghanouj

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Baba Ghanouj (Baba Ghanoush) is a naturally gluten-free, dairy-free Middle Eastern dish that is typically served with pita bread and/or vegetables. In our battle against Candida, I have found that dips and sauces have become more important to our daily routine. First, kids love to dip their food. Last night we had roasted cod fish, […]

Coconut Butter Cacao Nib Bars (Candida-Fighting, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Whole30, ACD, GFCF and more!)

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When I started this website, I set out to show the world that no matter how challenging the food restriction, there is a way to still enjoy what you have to eat. Heck, I don’t want you to enjoy your food; I want you to love your food! My second youngest daughter, at just 9 […]

Candida Friendly Cucumber Salsa

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My long-time readers have seen me, and thereby this website, through a number of new eating adventures…new diagnosis and many trial and errors. As you know, I have celiac. Two of my 5 children show signs of gluten-intolerance but have not tested positive for celiac. Still, maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle has benefited them greatly. Even […]

June 2013 Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free Event Roundup!

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For many of us, the month of June brings about final school days, warmer weather, the need and desire to travel abroad. When faced with dietary restrictions, chosen or otherwise, challenges can be averted with a little planning and innovation. Throughout June, several of my favorite bloggers shared their tips and delicious recipes to help […]

Orange Cranberry Almond Power Bars

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If you have never enjoyed Elana Pantry’s Cherry Vanilla Power Bars, you are missing out. These Power Bars have just enough protein to tide you over and just enough sweet fruit to give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. Elana’s bars got me through my first long-term out of […]

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