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A New Twist on the Plain Ole Lunchbox Sandwich: Spring Rolls (and Vegan Pumpkin Dip)

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This post is linked to September’s edition of  “Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free!” which is being hosted by Ali over at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen.  Ali chose the theme: Ideas for Packing a Healthy School Lunch, yea!!!  I am really excited to see all of the fantastic ideas that will certainly come of […]

Gluten-Free Mozzarella Cheese Sticks and a YES! Winner

Gluten Free Cheese Sticks

Gluten-free mozzarella cheese sticks, who’da thunk it? YES! Heck, even in my former gluten-life, I could not make a cheese stick.  I could make a mean hollow tube of fried bread crumbs mind you, but somehow, the cheese always managed to escape! Has this ever happened to you?  You roll your cheese stick in bread […]

Gluten Free Pizza Rolls and Toasted Ravioli

Gluten Free Toasted Ravioli

Okay, here it is!  This is so exciting for me, I never imagined being able to enjoy toasted ravioli again.  Not only is the toasted ravioli in the above photo gluten-free, but it is also allergy-friendly too! This post is now linked to a great series that the lovely Jenn (a chemist!) over at Jenn […]

Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Alexa from Lexie’s Kitchen

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I am really excited to finally be participating in my first “Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger” event! The Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger program was started by Sea of Book of Yum, in 2008.  This is a great way to get to know gluten-free bloggers by trying some of their recipes! August’s Adopt a GF Blogger is […]

Homemade Dairy-Free, Soy-Free “Processed” Cheese

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Okay, let’s just address this upfront.  “Say whaaa?“ Well, there is a very big NEED for gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free cheese slices and I can’t seem find a commercial one anywhere!  I got excited the other day when I found some “cheese” that looked like it would fit the bill perfectly BUT then (there’s always a […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Sopaipillas

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Gluten-Free Sopaipillas.  Fluffy “pillows” of fried dough, drizzled with sweet honey…oh, how I never thought this day would come!! Why is this such a big deal to me, you ask?  Well, I live in New Mexico, the birthplace of sopaipillas and they are as commonplace in New Mexican restaurants as bread baskets are in Italian […]

Homemade Gelatin-Free “Jello” Oranges and Fruit Cups

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My youngest son loves “jelly” cups (a.k.a. Jello/Gelatin), but when we started a synthetic dye-free challenge a few months ago, out went the Jello brand gelatin cups!  I tried a product by the NutraDrink company called Natural Jel Desserts back in May (see my “Funny Oranges post”) and while I was initially impressed with the […]

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free & Soy-Free Chocolate Pudding

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For this chocolate pudding, I pretty much merged two recipes I found online: a recipe for Homemade Vanilla Pudding that I found on allrecipes.com and Tyler Florence’s recipe for Chocolate Pudding which I found on FoodNetwork.com.  I then made my dairy-free substitutions and finished with MimicCreme Healthy Top Whipped Cream! Ingredients 2 cups Milk (I […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Chocolate Pudding

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NOTE:  This recipe does contain tree nuts (almond and cashews).  At the end of this post, I will tell you of a dry pudding mix that will setup with dairy-free milk (at least it does with So Delicious Original Coconut Milk). Okay, I am really excited about this recipe!  My 3 year old LOVES chocolate […]

Dairy-Free Fruit Parfaits and Fun Fruit Sundaes

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This is a new favorite dessert of mine, it also makes for a high fiber breakfast.  I have been on a melon kick lately and have been branching outside of the cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelons that I usually buy.  In the above photo, the peach colored melon is a Crenshaw Melon. According to FoodReference.com: Crenshaw […]