Category: Recipes

Homemade Vanilla Extract

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If you aren’t already making your own vanilla extract, you have got to put it on your “to-do” list.  Seriously, it is the easiest thing to do, saves you a ton of money and the flavor results are far above anything you can buy at a grocery store.   The most difficult thing for me […]

Simple Roasted Chicken

I was surprised to realize that I hadn’t posted my favorite dish here yet.  I just love a good roasted chicken.  It is so easy to make and so delicious. You can pick and choose whatever seasonings, herbs, spices you’re in the mood for.  My current favorites are garlic/rosemary or lemon/thyme.  Clipping fresh herbs from […]

Cortido (Latin American Sauerkraut)

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Mmmm…my family cannot get enough of this stuff. It is delicious!  Lucky for me because we’re going to be eating a lot of it in the near future.  Lacto-fermented foods are a very important part of the GAPS diet.   Cortido is traditionally made with pineapple vinegar, so I hear, but since I don’t have […]

The Best Chocolate Cake

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I made a wonderful discovery today.  In the rush to finish up our preparations for our Resurrection Day festivities, my daughter decided that we really really really needed to make a cake.  Having already made a batch of chocolate chip peanut butter bars, I didn’t see the need for another dessert.   But I relented, […]

How To Create Your Own Gluten Free Flour Mix

While searching the web for a good gluten free muffin, I came across something that has changed my method of gluten free baking.  In a recipe for whole grain gluten free muffins, Shauna from throws in an explanation of why she no longer uses guar gum and xanthum gum that are typical in GF […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars, Gluten Free

This recipe seems a bit inappropriate on the heels of my last post, but since I know we all have times when treats are needed I wanted to share this especially yummy one.   These bars are definite crowd pleasers.  They are one of my go-to desserts whenever I need to bring a treat to […]

Banana Bites

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I made something deliciously yummy and totally guilt-free last night that I just have to share. I came across some chocolate covered banana bites on pinterest  and it started a craving….a serious craving.  So I decided to make my own version with healthier ingredients and couldn’t be happier with the results.   Organic bananas, organic and […]

Crustless Quiche, Gluten Free/Dairy Free

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One of my stand-by’s for a quick and easy meal is a crustless quiche.  It is so simple and versatile that as long as there are eggs around you can make it.  All the other ingredients can be changed up according to what you have around the house at the moment.   There are so […]

Pumpkin Pie, Allergy Friendly AND Delicious


Last year was my first gluten free Thankgiving.  By then I had already been gluten free for about 8 months, so normal day to day was old hat to me.  But when holiday time came around, I struggled. I longed for all the delectable  desserts that I thought could no longer enjoy…most of all pumpkin pie. […]

Thanksgiving Feast Simplified…Making Gravy is Easy!

It’s Thanksgiving day, you’ve got your turkey cooked and dinner is going to be served very soon.  Rather than opening a jar of store-bought gravy or using a packet of gravy mix, why not try making a delicious homemade gravy from scratch.  It’s really easy with some simple instructions.   There are many different ways to […]

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