Easy Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

"Can you make us dessert tonight?", my husband begs me as I sip my chamomile tea, reading my book on feminine psychology. I roll my eyes. I want dessert just as much as he does. but I'm not a fan of sugar and we are on a pretty tight budget at the moment. "Honestly, babe, we don't have anything in the fridge besides dinner leftovers, a jar of peanut butter, and eggs." He sighs and goes back to working on his computer. I take a deep breath, walk in the kitchen, and open the fridge. Yep, I was right. Just that, oh, and salami slices. Not exactly dessert material. Hmmm. I hate seeing my beloved's disappointed face, even if its due to something as small as wanting homemade cookies. Love does strange things to humans. Finally, I have an idea. I pull out the peanut butter and eggs, and raid my [...]

December 12th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Probiotic Sauerkraut & Kielbasa Potato Soup

First off, I apologize for my less than stellar photo for this recipe. This was my third bowl and I snapped it with my phone hurriedly because I couldn't wait to slurp up the sour broth and chow down on the meat and potatoes. Reasons I make this soup and you should to: It's cheap. It's nourishing and warm, great for cold weather. You can make it in 30 min. It will make your gut happy because its full of probiotics and broth Of course, I made it for about twenty people so I was working with a big pot. And when someone my size works in a commercial kitchen and has to stir a big pot of soup, this happens. If you want to know more about my living arrangements you can read them here. Don't worry, I reduced the quantities for you so this recipe will only make about 8 servings! Ingredients 1lb of smoked [...]

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Are you dairy free? What if I told you that this holiday season you don't have to skip the mashed potatoes? Becoming dairy free has been a lot harder for me that being gluten free. I miss raw milk, a good slice of gouda, and buttery sauteed vegetables. But most of all, I missed mashed potatoes... for a while anyways. Imagine my delight a few months ago when I, feeling a bit experimental, decided to throw in some avocado oil with my boiled potatoes and mash 'em up. I was scared it would taste too strongly on potatoes, like coconut oil does for me (this was before I really fell in love with avocado oil). But the mild nutty flavor wasn't overpowering at all. In fact, it was quite complimentary. Since then I have made many bowls of inhalation-worthy mashed potatoes, and nowadays I don't even give a second thought to my husband's bowl full [...]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Ranch Dressing (Mayo-Free, Soy-Free)

Last week I shared a photo of a Cobb Salad drizzled with a homemade ranch dressing on Facebook and many of you asked if I would share the recipe for the dressing. Post by The Kitchen Rag.   So here it is! I first began making this by trying to follow Grass Fed Girl's dairy free ranch, which I has previously had prepared by her own hands. It was delicious and I've been meaning to make it for few months now. While I was putting it together I made a few tweaks to make it suit my tastes better, and I ended up totally transforming it. Ingredients 1 can of chilled full fat coconut milk 3 tablespoons of avocado oil one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon of yellow mustard 1/4  tsp of pepper 1/4 tsp  of sea salt 1/4 tsp of  garlic powder 1/4 tsp of paprika 1/4 tsp of [...]

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Avocado Pear Smoothie

"Ewww, what is that?" Ian, my housemate, is not impressed by my concoction. The rest of my housemates eye it suspiciously, but don't say anything. I take the first sip while they all watch me shaking their heads. "This is delicious guys! I swear! Who wants to try it?" "Sure why not." Nick takes a sip."Mmmmm, that's actually not bad! What did you put in this again?" Not everyone in my house has embraced a whole foods diet, because many of them have the misconception that healthy food is bland, or worse, tastes bad. Thus, many of my recipes are viewed skeptically, especially when they're green. Honestly, I don't blame them - I used to think the same thing about eating healthy. But not anymore! I've learned that the healthiest food is by far the most delicious if you learn to read the signals your body is giving you accurately. In this case [...]

April 8th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Elk Burger Lettuce Wraps

Yes, you heard right.  ELK burgers. Last week, I went hunting and killed a giant Elk and carried it home on my back. Seriously though, we did get Elk meat from a wild Elk that was shot in the woods, not by me, but by one of my husband's friends. I am not that kind of awesome, sorry guys! But I am the kind of awesome that is thrilled when the husband brings home Elk burger out of the blue! I admit, I was disappointed  at first to have to eat a hamburger with no bread or cheese. However, I changed my mind after the first bite of these babies. This burger was juicy, full of flavor (but not gamy!), and the sauerkraut, fresh tomato, and avocados just sent my taste buds to heaven. Here is a simple way to enjoy Elk burgers (or even a regular old beef burger, really) [...]

March 27th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Meat Loaf Recipe

Dear Meatloaf, I'm sorry I so grossly misunderstood you when we first met over ten years ago, my first year in American college. I thought you were kind of ugly, dry, and bland. I was slightly appalled at the idea of eating just a wad of ground beef slathered in ketchup. I called you meat bread and would publicly refuse to eat you.  But once I started cooking for myself and incorporating some of the American foods I saw others making, I decided to give you another chance. After all, Clayton liked you so much - how could he be so wrong? But I cheated a little. I couldn't accept who you were, but like all true love, I know you could be something better. I mixed you with pork and wrapped you in bacon. I replaced the ketchup with a homemade tomato glaze, sauce and switched out your breadcrumbs bread [...]

March 12th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza

I never thought pizza would happen for me again after I gave up dairy last November. As I browsed through my recipe list, I sadly scratched pizza off the meals I could still enjoy. I'd been making pretty darn good gluten-free pizza for a few years now, but pizza with no cheese, I mean, come one, what's the point? Well, turns out I was wrong. I changed my mind a few months ago  when my brother and sister in law (Me Gusta Mentequila!) made this delicious gluten-free, dairy-free pizza while I was visiting them for my birthday. It was amazing, and I haven't been able to get enough. Since then I've made it a few times myself and honed in what works best for me. The secret ingredient for this pizza is pesto. Dairy-free, delicious, creamy pesto. Here's how: Pesto Ingredients 1/3 cup of almonds 1/4 cup of avocado oil, find [...]

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Superbowl Recipe Roundup (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free!)

Tomorrow is the Superbowl and although I am not  a huge fan of professional sports (at all, really) I absolute love the food and the fellowship that often forms around it. Lately, things have been tough at gatherings like these, since I have been both dairy and gluten free. Fortunately, there are a lot of great cooks out there with similar needs, and the list of amazing recipes out there you can use to create wonderful healthy spread that avoids the gluten and diary just keeps growing. Not only are these snacks gluten and dairy free, but they are also made out of wholesome delicious ingredients. So this year toss the dorritos and give these real food options a chance. I promise you wont regret it. First things first, lets talk about main courses. Don't worry there are some lightweight veggie dips coming too.  Here is a low carb twist [...]

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Heavenly Oatmeal

I was never a big fan of oatmeal. It just never tasted good to me. I love my eggs and bacon in the morning, but sometimes you just don't have time for it. Since my recent dietary changes and my (hopefully) temporary lactose intolerance, I had to give up things like my jar of whole milk for breakfast on the run. That's when I rediscovered oatmeal, but with a twist that makes it just heavenly, and oh so healing for your digestive tract. The secret, as usual, is in the toppings ;) I know, I know, its a lot of carbs and sugar. So I don't eat this every day and if I'm going to, it better have some good fats - coconut oil is a great candidate.  Raw honey and freshly crushed peanut butter or almond butter are great compliments. Don't knock it till you try it. For a [...]

January 26th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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