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

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Of what you ask?  Of being migraine free!!  I have not had one migraine since the end of May, last year!!!  I can’t believe it.  I am so thankful.  I feel like a completely different person.  Now, when I get the occasional headache, I am reminded of the days spent barely able to open my eyes or move, yet still having to somehow at least get up and feed my kids.  UGH!  Feeling nauseous and, more often than not, throwing up throughout the day.  Thinking I’d rather be giving birth (and I have done it without meds so I can say this and really mean it) than feel the way I felt.

I am so very glad those days are over!  And yes I do still get an occasional headache.  Most are simply annoying but I can easily carry on with my normal daily routine.  Sometimes they bring me down a little.  I know that gluten and dairy aren’t the only culprits.  Not drinking enough water, not wearing sunglasses, sometimes wine, changes in the weather, or eating a rich dessert in the evening.  I also know that I feel my best when I am eating things that nourish my body.  And there are days when I am not so good about this (er hmm…sweet tooth) and I can feel it.

So I will continue on.  Striving to make good decisions in the kitchen for myself and my family.  I feel like celebrating a little so I think I will head off to go make this cake.

PS – I updated my ABOUT page and my RECIPE page is completely up to date with a categorized list of all of my recipes thus far.


At least mine do!

Roasted chicken your kids will love

Before this chicken I was never very good at roasted chickens.  They always came out dry and bland.  But this one…this one is fabulous!!   The girls (and husband) love it!  Tabitha especially loves it.  She calls it her favorite chicken.  Every time I am making chicken, she asks, “is it my favorite chicken?” with big hopeful hazel eyes. Continue reading


I have been kind of a milk shake fiend lately.  It is pretty easy to make a tasty milk shake that is also GOOD FOR YOU.  The possibilities and flavors are endless.

I bought some hazelnuts on a whim one day.  They were on sale and I remembered seeing hundreds of recipes with them that peaked my curiosity.  One recipe was this chocolate hazelnut milk.  We already know chocolate and hazelnut go well together so this sounded delicious.  Why not throw a little banana in there too?  After all, another current obsession of mine is Continue reading


Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

We haven’t been eating much cereal around here.  Too busy eating yummy stuff such as Continue reading


I love soup.  I had carrots.  I had apples.  I needed dinner.  May-Gray was upon us and it was an overcast and chilly-ish day.  So I made this soup:

Carrot Apple Soup

With this salad: Continue reading


Had to take my Mama to the airport this morning.  😦  Her week here with us went waaaaayyyy too fast.  Always does.  Thanks for all of your help here, Mother!  Looking forward to seeing you and Pops next month!!

So needless to say, I have a back-up in the recipe queue.  Hopefully I can pop these babies out over the next week.  Get those taste buds ready!

Anywho, I have been wanting to jazz up my salad repertoire lately.  And well, really I wanted to create a salad for the sole purpose of trying out this Creamy Avocado Dressing recipe.  I used the Cilantro Lime Kabobs as inspiration and made this delicious salad:

Salad Mexicana with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Like I have said before I love the flavors of lime, cilantro, and Continue reading