My Favorite Allergen Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Eek! Only 3 more days until Thanksgiving! Yikes! I’ve been down in Florida for a wedding so it didn’t even dawn on me that it was only 3 days away! Just in case you’re still planning, here are my favorite gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free (many are also egg free) recipes for Thanksgiving.  Some are remakes of old favorites (like green bean casserole). Some are new favorites, especially great if you have some guests who are nightshade free. Allergen Free Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Best Ever Dill Refrigerator Pickles, Made with Dill Seed

Most of my garden seems to be doing wonderful. My son, who loves to be outside and therefore spends a lot of time around my garden, only trampled a few things before learning that these are "momma's lants" (he spends most of his time pushing his truck around running over my herb garden).  We've had broccoli, bok choy, TONS of green beans, kale, collard greens, celery, and FINALLY last week I got my first ripe tomatoes! It's great when a plan comes together! One thing that isn't doing so hot  - … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Fruit Tray; An Easy Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Easter Dish

So, in usual style (which is late), Easter was yesterday.  I made a few different spring themed dishes for our Easter brunch, including gf mini chocolate coconut donut bird's nests, a bouquet of flower cupcakes (for my grandma's 86th Birthday which she recently celebrated) AND a few Easter egg fruit trays. I was up early yesterday dunking donuts in chocolate, crafting mini eggs out of coconut and naturally dying icing to make my cupcake flowers when I remembered I had also told my mom I would … [Read more...]

Bacon Braised Turnip Greens; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

One, two, three, four....turnip seed packets. Really? I don't even like turnips that much. What was I thinking ordering all of these seeds? I was delusional... mezmorized by these bacon braised turnip greens (specifically, these greens paired with maple glazed pork chops and homemade mashed potatoes). Honesty, you could probably make these with any greens AND if I wasn't so drunk on my new found turnip green love, I probably would have loaded up on beet seeds instead, because I bet the greens … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Cauliflower; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

I started some seeds yesterday, specifically cauliflower (amongst others). Since good organic cauliflower is like $5 per head and we eat it ALL the time I thought I would try and grow some.  Whether you're growing it or buying it you need to try out this recipe! This Roasted Cauliflower is a staple at our house. The cauliflower is tender and the bottom gets slightly browned and carmelized. Of course, its wonderful because its naturally gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and egg free. It … [Read more...]

Healthier Green Bean Casserole; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

It's a few days before Christmas and I still haven't made any of the allergen free Christmas cookies that I make every year (a great basic recipe can be found here), I still haven't posted the Maple Sweetened Cranberry Sauce that I created for Thanksgiving, and I'm just now getting to posting this....luckily, like the original 1950s recipe, this gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free Green Bean Casserole recipe has only a few ingredients! Looks yummy huh? I'm constantly experimenting to … [Read more...]

Buttery Noodles with Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Squash, squash and more squash! Its everywhere! In my garden, at the farmers market, on my mind :)! My husband hates most of it, except spaghetti squash (unfortunately) but I LOVE it! And it's super good for you!  At this exact moment I have a gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free pumpkin pie baking in the oven, acorn squash, butternut squash, banana squash and dumpling squash sliced awaiting the oven for my Apple Cider Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Roast Squash, and spaghetti squash left … [Read more...]

Garlicky Broccoli; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Recipe

I bought a cook book a few weeks ago centered around cooking from the garden. It features recipes from the early 1900s - the thing is, none of the recipes are for vegetables.  You know why?  Because when vegetables are fresh, they're perfect steamed.  I bought the biggest, I mean BIGGEST head of broccoli at the farmers market on Wednesday.  I love my broccoli steamed but I can only eat so much of it. This recipes is light and clean' it's also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Creamy Cole Slaw; Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

So I realized yesterday, that my son's first birthday is approaching really quickly. Time to start planning a party! I ordered some invites yesterday, settled on a theme (nautical) and now I'm going to try and plan a menu. Question, what to serve at a one year olds birthday party?? The color palette I've settled on is navy and white with a splash of red (unique I know). I'm sure my little one would be happy with some watermelon and blueberries to fit the theme. I think the guests might be … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Bread Maker White Bread; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

There's nothing better than the smell of a loaf of bread baking while homemade strawberry jam is cooking on the stove.  A few years ago, before I was gluten free, this was an easy feat. I have about 200 recipes for bread maker white bread.  I'm ok with store bought gluten free bread most of the time, but occasionally I just can't stop thinking about the taste of a slice of bread  just out of the bread maker, slathered in grass fed butter and homemade jam.  It's the best taste in the world! This … [Read more...]