Archives for February 2014

Crock Pot Spicy Three Meat Chili; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

My house smells delicious!  The main reason it that there's my husband's favorite three meat chili cooking in the Crock Pot. It smells even better because my husband did all of the prepping and all I had to do this morning was pop it in the slow cooker and turn it on.  I did promise him that I would make him some of my gluten free,  dairy free,  soy free, nut free, corn bread - I'll try and post that tomorrow. As always, this recipe is gluten free,  dairy free, soy free, and nut free. It uses 3 … [Read more...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Packet; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Replace your packet of taco seasoning with this homemade taco seasoning mix! Since going gluten, soy, dairy, and more free, Mexican has become a go to for meals because, even without the cheese and sour cream (oh how I miss sour cream!) there's still some flavor! This is a recipe I've had forever, I use it in multiple ways which I'll start to share on this blog later.  For now, here's a good seasoning packet substitute. Homemade Taco Seasoning Packet 2 tbsp of this mix equals one traditional … [Read more...]

Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipes

These are a go to recipe of mine - I've been making them for years! I realized the other day that almost all of my posts are of meats and treats - I eat 1 to 2 different veggies with every dinner so I've really just been slacking on posting them.  These pictures are from my first harvest of green beans last year. Look at how fresh and green they are! Yum!   Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe Ingredients 1/2 lb green beans, washed and trimmed 2 tbsp olive oil 2-3 cloves garlic, … [Read more...]

End of the Garden Crock Pot Beef Stew – Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Slow cooler time! Well, once again it's snowing in Chicago.  No way am I stepping outside in this - "white out conditions", we're supposed to get 8 more inches in the next few hours to make this the 5th snowiest winter that Chicago has ever seen.  We were out of town all weekend so the fridge is looking pretty bare.  Time to see what I have frozen, canned, and dried!  Typically I make this Crock Pot Beef Stew at the end of the summer. It's perfect for one of those first chilly days - when you … [Read more...]

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

Ok, so I'm about a month and a half late posting this recipe...... Oops!  BUT - Valentine's day is around the corner and I figured that like us, there are plenty of people out there looking for gf, sf, df, nf dessert options.  This gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free recipe can be used as is for plain old sugar cookies or can be jazzed up to make multiple other cookie types.  It's perfect for all holiday cookies, Christmas Cookies, Valentine's Day cookies, Easter cookies, Halloween … [Read more...]

The BEST Crock Pot BBQ Ribs; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

I've made a million ribs in the Crock Pot from a million different recipes.  They never seem to be as good as the ones my mom used to make on the grill. They just didn't have enough flavor.  I was making some appetizers on Super Bowl Sunday and decided to throw some ribs in the Crock Pot.  Using stuff I had on hand and a combination of old recipes I came up with these.  They are AMAZING! So tender they fall off the bone - hence the somewhat messy pic below :)  The BEST Crock Pot/Slow Cooker … [Read more...]

Asian Lettuce Wraps; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free appetizers are hard to come by so I've made it my mission to come up with some of my own for today - Super Bowl Sunday.  Today I'm making bacon wrapped water chestnuts (a favorite even before I went gluten, soy, dairy free ), BBQ Root Beer Crock Pot Ribs and gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free Asian Lettuce Wraps. This versions with ground pork and green onions.  I'll share more adaptations at some point.  These are to die for! They're great as … [Read more...]