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

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Apple Cider Pancakes

I am so excited about this recipe BECAUSE these pancakes are sweetened with nothing more than apples.  No sugar.  No honey or agave or maple syrup.  Just apples!  Yet, they are sweet enough even to eat plain.  My girls Continue reading

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This here little salad was Plan B.  And as it turned out, it was much better than Plan A would have been.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  When something doesn’t go as planned, but turns out even better for it.  I find that happens a lot in life.  I have something planned but God has something bigger and better planned.  And even though I might be disappointed or I may freak out at first, I am always thankful in the end.  This salad is kind of like that. Continue reading


“Where did you learn to cook so well?”

“Mmmm, I love this fish!”

“I can eat the skin.  I like the skin!”

Hearing things like this at dinner time really just kind of makes my day.  I LOVE knowing that good healthful foods are going into my family’s bellies…and that they enjoy it too.  Especially when ALL of them enjoy it.  This salmon was fantastic and easy!  Don’t we all love to hear that?  That a meal is tasty and easy to make?

On a side note…I have noticed that meat does not make a pretty subject.  Especially when you are hungry and just want to sit down and eat!  Ha!

Balsamic Salmon

Balsamic Salmon

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Or Chocolate Oatmeal Crunch Cereal

Or “Chocolate Milk Cereal Like a Cookie” – Tabitha’s suggestion

Chocolate Granola Crunch

Whatever you want to call this, it was a hit!  The other night Continue reading


I think Henry needs to make an appearance here.  Especially now that he is eating food.  Here he is happily eating some avocado.

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Cake Batter Milkshake

Henry, who is coming up on 6 months, has totally been eyeing our food.  Not only that, but he frantically grabs for it with wild-bugged-eyes.  This boy wants to eat!  I decided to copy The Spunky Coconut in her choice for her daughter’s first food because I was completely intrigued by the creaminess of the Japanese sweet potato.  It required a trip to the Asian Grocer , but it was so worth it.  Henry loves it!

So you are probably wondering why I am blabbing on about Japanese sweet potatoes and Continue reading


Cabbage Stir-Fry

The very first recipe I created on my own was a stir-fry.  I was in Japan.  The food there was completely different from what I normally ate (fish and broccoli for breakfast, fermented soy bean, pickled plums, etc), but Japan is where I learned to become braver in my eating.  I learned to like vegetables more.  And because of the lack of sugar in the typical Japanese diet, I also binged on ice cream and the m&ms and peanut butter my mom sent me (that I begged her to send me).  I actually looked a little Continue reading