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Dill Dip with Raw Veggies

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The past two days have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for me as I’ve been preparing to set Luke up with a safe environment at preschool.  Preschool is a dietary-restricted parent’s worst nightmare!  Gluten and food allergens are EVERYWHERE and not just in the popular processed kid fare department (have I told […]

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 […]

Goldbaum’s Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones, Crackers & Pasta

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I recently received several complimentary gluten-free products from Goldbaum’s to sample and review on my blog.  I have been ordering Goldbaum’s gluten-free ice cream “cake-style” cones for a few years now, but that is all I had tried up until this point (and we love them!).  GF mom tip: the cake-style cones are handy snacks […]

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 […]

Boar’s Head Lower Sodium Challenge and Giveaway!

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I love Boar’s Head brand deli meats and cheeses, in fact, it is the only brand of deli meat I buy for my family anymore.  I primarily buy the low sodium turkey breast (at 2 pounds a week!) but we also like to indulge in the low sodium ham and roast beef on occasion.  I […]

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 […]

Dye-Free Jungle Junction Birthday Cake

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I’ve finally recovered.  Ever have one of those days where nothing goes as planned?  When one small blip turns into a gnarly black cloud hanging over your head for two solid days?  Boy did I have one of THOSE weekends! It all started on Friday when my sister called to point out that my city’s […]