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...]

“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...]

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...]

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...]

Maple Tarragon Carrots; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Side Dish Recipe

Carrots Maple Tarragon Baby Title

I have been making these way too much lately.  Seriously, at least once a week. My husband is tired of carrots and it's SPRING so I've decided to post the recipe before I retire them for awhile! Spring in Michigan means that there will be a multitude of fresh organic vegetables at our fingertips soon. During the winter months, fresh organics can be harder to come by so these Maple Tarragon Carrots are great to make use of those organic bagged baby carrots that are always in stock at the grocery … [Read more...]

Homemade Southwest Chicken Soup; gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free recipe

Southwest Chicken Soup

Happy St. Patrick's day! Do I care about it? Not really.  Long gone are the college days of waking up early to drink chemical and gluten laden green beer and eat complimentary bowls of lucky charms.  Annnnd who am I kidding? I never woke up early back then anyways. Most St. Patrick's days that I can remember I didn't roll out of bed until after noon - then I showered, popped on my "mini hat" (a St. Patrick's day tradition within my group of friends from college) and went to the bar, where I … [Read more...]

Garlicky Spinach; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free

Garlicky Spinach; gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free recipe

So, I've been working on a post about my "I'm getting sick" meal plan for about a month now - Yes, a month! Hopefully I'll have it posted within the next week or so.  Until then, I wanted to share this recipe for garlicky spinach that is a part of the meal plan. Once you go gluten free, dairy free, and soy free,  it seems like all of the really easy side dishes go out the window (think, things that come in a box, bag, or packet)! We've been eating this quite a bit lately, mainly because it's … [Read more...]

Lemon Caper Chicken Breasts over Spaghetti Squash; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Allergy Friendly Lemon Caper Chicken over Spaghetti Squash

I guess this is kind of like an allergy friendly chicken picatta. I've recently learned (from a quick visit to wiki) that the picatta style of cooking means cutting the chicken breasts in half, then pounding them flat. Then frying and covering in a sauce. Kinda similar. I first made this for my mother who is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nightshade free *meaning no potatoes, tomatoes, or peppers*, onion free, garlic free, and black pepper free - OMG something free of all of those things … [Read more...]