Gluten-free, dairy-free recipes to keep your family happy and healthy

Monthly Archives: March 2012

I first made these for breakfast on Thanksgiving.  Now I make them any time I have a little extra pumpkin puree.  It only takes 1/2 a cup.  These are so yummy!

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This is truly genius!!  I wouldn’t feel bad AT ALL sending my girls to school with chocolate pudding in their lunches.  Other moms might not appreciate their kids coming home and saying, “Tabitha gets to have chocolate pudding in her lunch!”  But what she is actually getting is a nice serving of avocado and banana.  Did I just lose you?  Well, take a look at these faces…

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Last night I made Kale Chips and Cole Slaw to go along side our left-over pork tenderloin.  This is the second time I have made Kale Chips.  The first time Charlotte and I ate most of them up and Tabitha had a few when she got home from school.  I was pleased that both girls liked them.  So last night, I planned on putting them on our plates.  But it never happened.

THIS is what happened instead…

That cookie sheet was covered with yummy kale.  Sneaky “Mr. Fox” (as she called herself) Continue reading

I love any and all things that contain or pertain to pumpkin.  Okay that may be a slight exaggeration.  But when I stumbled upon a chili recipe with pumpkin, I absolutely had to try it.

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Sounds yummy doesn’t it?  Well, it just might be my new favorite thing!  The first time I heard about it was at a Farmer’s Market where I tried this delicious almond-based spread that was gluten-free and vegan.  She said it was made with nutritional yeast.  Meant nothing to me at the time, but as I have read through many vegan food blogs, I started to see nutritional yeast more and more.  I found out it has a wonderful cheesy flavor, and many vegans use it for that purpose alone.  But in addition to the cheesy flavor, it is also nutritious!  Never would have guessed, huh?  What with a name like nutritional yeast.

The other day I had some basil I needed to use up and I had this little recipe pinned in my pinterest.  All I needed was some nutritional yeast.  This was my chance!  Now I have made pesto without parmesan, and it works.  But if I could add a little cheese flavor without the dairy, why wouldn’t I? So I did.  And it was fantastic!!

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I love the combination of cilantro, lime, and cumin on these kabobs.

K-A-B-O-B-S is an acceptable spelling, right?  I feel too Greek spelling it k-e-b-a-b-s.

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I have been eating Gluten Free for over a year now and I am just now discovering recipes with almond and coconut flours.  I am guessing because of the whole Paleo Diet (which is grain-free) becoming popular.  But anyways, I LOVE these grain-free flours.  Not that I have anything against ALL grains.  I just love that I can make all kinds of normally-carb-packed goodies with these flours that are higher in fiber and protein than most other gluten-free flour substitutes and wheat flour alike.

Whole wheat : Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 4g

Coconut : Dietary Fiber 11g, Protein 5g

Almond : Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 7g 

Brown Rice : Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 2g

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