Month: May 2011

Change Isn’t Easy But It Is SO Worth It

Ahhhh…the allergen free life. It’s gotten much easier over the years but sometimes you forget what it was like when you ate whatever you wanted whenever you wanted and then, well, felt like total crap. When I’m tempted to fall off of the gluten-free…

Spicy Toasted Chickpeas

I ran across this recipe in an article titled, “5 Ideas For Chickpeas”  in Good Housekeeping a couple of weeks ago. I switched it up a bit by using olive oil instead of vegetable oil, exchanging regular flour with almond flour, and I added…

Rainy Day Blues

Our son is graduating from high school in exactly 18 days. (Yay!) I have a list a mile long of things in the house I need to get done, other lists that need to be made, groceries that need to be shopped for, yard…

Meatless Monday – Sheep’s Cheese Bruschetta & Veggie Salad with Marinated Chickpeas

This is a new adventure for me. Like a lot of people, we are major meat lovers. In an attempt to cut out some of the red meat in our lives, I’ve decided on Meatless Mondays and Fish Fridays with a couple of chicken…

You Might As Well Make Them Tasty

Vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, I do like them and typically I eat them with my lunch and dinner. But sometimes, they are just so hard to get excited about. I’m usually much more invested in the main dish and am at a loss…

Can’t Get Enough Chicken Wings

Yes, I admit it. If I wasn’t gluten and dairy-free, I would probably eat at happy hour in a bar at least twice a week. I love bar food. I love “snackie” type food. Just because I live a dairy-free and gluten-free life, have…

2 Minute Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake

OK, so here’s the scoop. About 15 minutes ago my mother-in-law emailed my son a recipe for “Instant Chocolate Cake” made in the microwave of all things! So naturally, after he made his and it got the thumbs up, I de-glutened and de-dairied the recipe. (I…

Grilled Chicken with “Fancy” Sauteed Greed Beans

Even though I love to cook and bake and blog about it, talk about it, and plan it…sometimes I dread making dinner. Particularly if it has been a long day or we’ve been very busy. I think I probably have more of my grandmother’s…

Super Smoothie

At least 4 days a week I drink my breakfast. And I don’t mean alcohol either. Ha! Although, teenagers do sometimes make you want to start your day off with a Bloody Mary. Seriously though, smoothies are a great way to start your day….

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

I love ribs smothered in sweet and spicy sauce. They just have so much to offer the palette. Not too sweet, not too spicy, warm and satisfying. Messy and hardy. If gluten didn’t make me feel so terrible I would probably go out to…

“Beer” In The Rear Chicken with Quinoa Veggie Pasta and Wine Sauce

Grilling season is finally here, right? As I look out the window it’s raining (again) and 52 degrees. That’s a sad state affairs for the 7th of May where I live. The up side is that we have a covered deck, so we grill…