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Gluten-Free Vegan French Onion Dip, Football Party Food (and a few giveaway winners)

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan French Onion Dip

Since going dairy-free earlier this year there have been few things I actually miss (I’m not vegan but we don’t eat dairy and my son is allergic to eggs).  Which is really quite surprising to me seeing that it wasn’t too long ago that I could put back nearly a gallon of milk a day.  If […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Honey Spice Cookies

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Honey Spice Cookies_2

Today’s post and recipe for gluten-free pumpkin honey spice cookies is courtesy of the National Honey Board.  I did add some recommendations to make these cookies dairy-free and egg-free, as well as a couple flavor variations because my husband is not a big fan of nuts and dried fruit in his cookies. The version with […]

Gluten-Free Sage Dressing (Updated)

Thanksgiving, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Sage Dressing, Recipe

This recipe was originally published in 2009, but I’ve updated it with new photos and substitution recommendations for accommodating additional allergens. This recipe for Sage dressing hails from my Grandma in Austin, Minnesota (hi Gram!).   It is without a doubt one of my favorite Schmidt family recipes and I have such fond memories of making […]

Gluten and Grain-Free Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Grain-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free**

  I can vividly recall the first time I was introduced to a crab cake.  I was 25 years old and we met in a dimly lit restaurant over a glass of Cabernet.  I was shy at first, but my tall and handsome companion gently urged me to put aside my ambivalence and surrender to […]

Kickin’ Chicken Soup

Kickin' Chicken Soup

My in-laws are the king and queen of soup recipes and this is one of my absolute favorites, perfect for a crisp autumn day like today…it will warm you right up! Another bonus, it’s naturally gluten-free so there are no hard-to-find specialty products you need to buy or make ahead of time.

Dill Dip: Dairy-Free, Corn-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Dill Dip, Recipe, Veggie Dip

Kid-Friendly Dill Dip for Raw Veggies: Gluten-Free, Dairy/Casein-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free and Vegan

How to Make Dairy/Casein-Free, Soy-Free and Corn-Free Butter

How to make dairy-free, Soy-free, corn-free, vegan butter

A couple weeks ago I struck gold when I found a recipe for homemade vegan butter on veganbaking.net.  The recipe’s creator, Mattie, is brilliance personified.  So brilliant in fact, I think he deserves a Nobel prize (make that a moobel prize).  In typical fashion, I had my unsuspecting taste testers try the butter (without telling […]

The Possible Role of Dairy in Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes (and some Dairy-Free Roasted Butternut Squash Soup)

dairy-free butternut squash, coconut oil, agave nectar, butternut squash

I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of the year.  The crisp, cool air just begs for a mug of warm soup or hot apple cider to accompany the beauty of the surrounding fall foliage. Well, in theory anyway.  My leaves are still green here in the desert southwest! You can find my recipe for […]

Heidi’s Favorite Trail Mix

Trail Mix

I’ve never been a huge fan of trail mixes, especially those of the store-bought variety because there’s usually too many things going on in them that don’t appeal to my taste buds. Nor do I care for protein bars.  I know a lot of folks like them (my boys love LÄRABARS) and they are very […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 5 (and Some Gluten Free Pita Bread…and a Gyro)

GF Pita Bread5

Monday: Labor Day BBQ Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi and Green Goddess Green Bean and Tomato Salad (recipe to come) Wednesday: Crockpot Smothered Round Steak my mom made this recipe often while I was growing up and it’s delicious!  I’ve obviously had to make a few tweaks since then but it still tastes exactly as I remember:  […]