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Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms

With party season now upon us, there can never be a shortage of tasty gluten free finger foods!  The following recipe for stuffed mushrooms were my husband’s absolute favorite before we gave up dairy. The great thing about this recipe?  The stuffed mushrooms are naturally gluten-free so no substitutions are necessary…unless of course you want […]

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 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 […]

Ranch Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

Ranch-Dressing-Dairy-Free-Egg-Free-Corn-Free-Nut-Free-and-Soy-Free

Ranch Dressing Take 2. Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe. 1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies. 2). It’s entirely too involved of […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

Dairy Free Thousand Island Dressing2

Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]