Double Squash Soup

With the holidays behind us and the new year upon us, we’re fully immersed in the winter season, which means the cold and flu season is also upon us!   People all around seem to be coughing, sneezing and sniffling, I like to be proactive in keeping the bugs away! Along with keeping my hands…

My Continuing Adventures with Tiger Nuts!

December Blog Post A few months ago I learned about tiger nuts from The Allergy Chef, who I follow on Instagram. She shares her wealth of knowledge, tips and resources for people with food allergies and I’ve found her posts tremendously beneficial! I learned that tiger nuts are not nuts at all, they’re actually a…

My Grain-free Modification of a Classic Cookie

I recently learned that rice and white potatoes are not the best foods for me, and a few others in my family are having negative issues with them as well. In my continuing interest in exploring new ways to modify my traditional holiday cookie recipes, I decided to try and change up my recipe for…

Tiger Nuts Have Me Roaring with Delight!

It all started a few weeks ago; I was scanning through my Instagram and came across a post by The Allergy Chef, one of the people that I enjoy following. She had put up a post about Tiger nuts being a great gluten, dairy, soy, grain & nut free alternative and provided a nice overview…

Chocolate-dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Collagen Protein Bars

There are so many varieties of protein bars available these days, suitable for a wide array of dietary issues and preferences. There seem to be choices that are gluten-free, paleo, vegan and everything in between; however, my challenge is to find one that’s tasty, low in sugar, and free of ingredients that don’t agree with…

Take a Moment to be Refreshed!

We were out to dinner recently with friends, and at the end of the meal the server brought after dinner mints for us on a little tray when she brought the check. Sadly they had ingredients in them that I couldn’t have, so I let my husband enjoy mine. A few weeks later those cute…

Good Things Really Do Come in Small Packages!

My husband and I were reminiscing one day about food (always one of my favorite topics!) and various old favorites of ours. As we were oohing & ahhing, fondly remembering some of the ones we had loved the most, he mentioned loving that ”lemon pie with the graham cracker crust” that his mom used to…

Good News! Boston Brown Bread is Back on My Plate!

Traditional Boston Brown Bread, a childhood favorite of mine! I’m so excited that I’ve been able to create a gluten and dairy-free version! I haven’t thought about Brown Bread in years, but it happened to make its way into my mind on one of those occasions when a thought comes and just keeps evolving, like…

The Refreshing Flavors of Spring!

Easter Sunday fell a little later in April this year, assuring the likelihood that it would be a mild spring day! We hosted Easter dinner at our house and I wanted to have a meal that would reflect the milder weather, using foods with lighter flavors. I have a large, happy extended family so there…

Mocha Superfood Collagen Cups

My husband is what we like to call a “sweets boy”. He’ll finish his dinner then say “what’s for dessert?” I like an occasional dessert as much as anyone else, however; during the week I like to stick with healthier options such as dried figs or grapefruit, and try to guide him to do the…

Paleo Chicken a la King, Comfort Food to Warm the Soul!

March is certainly coming in like a lion in my neck of the woods! The month kicked off with a snow storm leaving a sizable accumulation followed by cold spell with temps in the single digits! With weather like that, I crave soothing dishes that’ll warm me from the inside out and had a hankering…

Bursting Hearts & Bark

My dad was an avid gardener. He had a beautiful and abundant garden full of vegetables, colorful annuals & perennials. He used to take such pride in giving me a tour during each phase of the growing season. It was a special time that I cherished with him. One of my favorites in the garden…