Crock Pot Hawaiian Shredded Pork Over Rice; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

It has been absolutely FOREVER since I last posted and we're now to the point of the year where it gets really hard to get good photos of the food I'm making for dinner because it's dark at like 5pm - booo! However, because I haven't posted at all during the summer I have a whole folder full of the fresh, healthy, gluten, dairy, soy and nut free meals that I made, photographed and LOVED throughout the sunny months.  First up, this Crock Pot Hawaiian Shredded Pork, it is delicious over rice, the … [Read more...]

First Week of August Meal Plan; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipes

1st Week of August GF, DF, SF, NF Whole Foods Meal Plan

Whenever I talk to people about being gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free I get a ton of questions. Usually the first one is, "What do you eat?" Well, lots of stuff! With our garden and the farmer's market in full swing, I wanted to write a post with our menu from last week.  All of the recipes are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free. Most are egg free as well.  If you frequent the farmer's market you shouldn't have any trouble finding the fresh ingredients. I provide … [Read more...]

“Unrolled” Pork and Napa Cabbage Egg Rolls; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Pork and Napa Cabbage Egg Rolls Unrolled (21)

Do you miss egg rolls? If you're gluten free,  dairy free, soy free, and nut free like me, there aren't many easy substitutes. I tried a rice paper egg roll and it was a disaster. We still ate it (and it tasted good) but you had to peel through a gooey layer of slimy rice paper that didnt really fry up. I was staring at this opened bottle of Sweet Ginger Chili by the Ginger People, that we ate with the failed egg rolls, in the fridge (this stuff is amazing!) And decided I needed to try again. … [Read more...]

Buttered Radishes with Parsley; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Buttered Radishes (1)

So, I was washing some radishes the other day and I looked out our back window to find 2 adult turkeys and six little ones.  I'm pretty sure it's two females and their babies but I'm not sure. Do they travel in packs?  I yelled to my little man to come over and look. I lifted him up onto the sink and we started discussing them.  "Look, a squirrel is with them" I said. "Yeah, a sqwirrel" said Little Man.  "They're so close, it's so weird" I said. "Awwww, so tcute turkeys" (that's how he … [Read more...]

Roast Zucchini & Yellow Squash with Thyme

Roast Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Thyme; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe | anotsosimplelife.com

My poor mother is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, garlic free, nightshade (aka tomatoes, potatoes, peppers) free, black pepper free, and onion free. What does she eat? Not a ton, which is why I'm happy when I can cook her something that she really enjoys!  When we were up in Glen Arbor at her log cabin over the Fourth of July we cooked tacos for everyone (using this Frontera Chicken Taco Sauce Pouch over sliced chicken, and Frontera Beef Taco Sauce Pouch over ground beef) She had … [Read more...]

Lamb Chops with Tart Cherry Chutney and Cantaloupe Salsa

Lamb Chops with Cherry Chutney and Cantaloupe Salsa (8)

So, I can't tell if the title of this recipe, the pictures for this recipe, even the thought of this recipe sounds good BUT BELIEVE ME! This recipe is fantastic! The harvest is in full swing and we've been eating good and reaping the benefits! I created this recipe last week, modified from my recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Tart Cherry Sauce and modeled after an appetizer I had in Charlevoix,  Michigan at the Weathervane Restaurant earlier in July. We try to cook what's in season and it was the … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash Cubes

Roast Sweet Potato Cubes

I was going to post my recipe for Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash last night but we got home from vacation and there was mysteriously bird poop all around the inside of the house.  Where's the bird? No idea (frightening). Anyways, so the hash recipe will come soon enough, until then, here's a super simple recipe that's a great base for a bunch of recipes I make all of the time (see the list below - includes the hash I will be making soon). All of them are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut … [Read more...]

Strawberry Syrup from Strawberry Hulls and Tops

Strawberry season is coming to an end in Michigan.  Downstate it ended a few weeks ago. When we were Up North for the Fourth we could still find local strawberries, but that will probably end in a few days.  When the berries were in season downstate a few weeks ago my son, Mom and I went and picked 21 pounds of "teensie tiny" strawberries from Middleton Berry Farm in Ortonville, MI. I left for vacation 2 days after so I ended up freezing the majority of them (learn how here). Because … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Strawberries; Preserving Your Harvest

Freezing Strawberries

"Can we make stwawbewy umm.....Ummmm..... po....ummmm" "Popsicles?" I say with a huge grin. That was the first sentence out of Little Man's mouth this morning. Yes, we can make popsicles, jam, and many other strawberry filled things because yesterday me, my mom, and my toddler picked 20 lbs of "teensie tiny" strawberries from a farm about an hour from our house. Do I have time to make popsicles, jam, and other strawberry filled things right now? No. Why? Because tomorrow I'm headed up to … [Read more...]

Caribbean Salmon with Fresh Strawberry, Pineapple Salsa; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free

Salmon Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

This is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, Spring cooking at it's finest! I made this Caribbean Salmon with strawberry pineapple salsa for the second time 2 nights ago and posted a picture on facebook - everyone was claiming that they were actually drooling :). Let me tell you, it's something to drool about for sure!  Strawberries are just about to come into season here in Michigan so I can't wait to go pick some and then spend the week making interesting strawberry themed dishes! This … [Read more...]