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Find Me Gluten Free App, Grain-Free BMT “Sandwiches” and a Menu Plan

Grain-Free BMT

Guess what?  I woke up this morning to the news that I’ve been nominated in the “Personality of the Year” category for the first annual Foggy Awards, sponsored by Find Me Gluten Free! What exactly is a “Foggy” Award? The FOGGY (free of gluten) awards are given to those that shine light on the Celiac […]

Caesar Salad Dressing: Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free

Caesar Salad Dressing Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Soy Free

All Caesar’s are created equal, right?  Not so fast!  Any balanced study of history (ancient and culinary) will help you understand that there are many different ways to govern (or garnish). Some Caesars are wise rulers, yet some use too much salt.  Other Caesars couldn’t last for more than a few months, yet some couldn’t […]

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

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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)

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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 […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad (corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

I’ve been thinking a lot about my 96 year old grandma lately.  She and I have always been really close but sadly, we live over 1,000 miles apart and I haven’t been able to see her in nearly 3 years.  I’ve always been compared to my grandma, mostly by our similarly strong personalities but the […]

The BEST Mayo-Free Chicken Salad

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At least that’s what both of my sisters said last week when I had them sample it. I first whipped up this interesting little gem of a recipe back in February, when we had just begun the modified elimination diet before going to see Dr. Vikki Petersen.  I think the hardest foods to give up […]

Dairy/Casein-Free, Egg-Free Chicken Salad

Dairy-Free Egg-Free Chicken Salad

Update 8/10/2011: I have an updated version of this chicken salad and you can find the full recipe here: The BEST Mayo-Free Chicken Salad.  There are also TWO gluten-free, egg-free and soy-free mayos on the market, Soy-Free Veganaise and one by Earth Balance, called Mindful Mayo I’ve been having some trouble in the egg-free, soy-free […]

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 […]

Shredded Beet Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

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I am not an intuitive cook, nor did I grow up in the kitchen with my mom (thus learning how to cook).  My mom did not enjoy being in the kitchen and only did so because, well, we had to eat something.  I really don’t know where I developed a passion for food, but from […]

Amazing Cole Slaw

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I have always loved cole slaw, but until my celiac diagnosis, the only cole slaws I had ever tried were doused in a creamy (and not so healthy) dressing.  About a year ago, I found a recipe on Eating Well Magazine’s website for cole slaw that I absolutely fell in love with, and the best […]