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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gluten-Free Cherry Clafoutis

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I love cherries; they are the perfect fruit for me.  The perfect balance of sweet and tart.  The plump and juicy flesh of this stone fruit takes me back to a much simpler time, when I could spend the hot summer afternoon in my parents’ backyard with a bowl of fresh cherries and eat them […]

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 […]

Strawberry Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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If you have been reading my blog for very long, then you probably know that I am no fan of beets.  I am determined to like them though, or at least find a few ways that I can manage to eat them and reap the amazing health benefits.  Back in January, I posted a recipe […]

Strawberry Agua Frescas

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It has been hot in New Mexico, and I mean Hades hot! The temperatures have been hitting the low 100’s and that is unusual for New Mexico this time of year.  The heat is getting to me and I have found myself being lazy in the kitchen, and with the laundry, and with the, oh […]