Apple and Celery Root Puree; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Do you like celery root? I LOVE it but oddly, I never ate it until a few years ago.  Now we eat it all the time.  This is one of my favorite side dish recipes. I started making it a few years ago when my husband decided to go primarily nightshade free (although he still eats tomatoes and peppers occassionally - apparently potatoes effect his joints the most). We were looking for a "mashed potato" substitute that was not only nightshade free, but also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pilaf with Mushrooms

The first time my husband had quinoa a few years ago it was at a quaint little restaurant in the fishing town of Leland in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  If you haven't visited Northern Michigan do a Google search right now and start pinning all of the cool places you want to visit :). I grew up spending my summers "up North" as we call it "down state" (Southern Michigan), but didn't realize how amazingly lucky we are in Michigan to have such beautiful waters, beaches, hills, and … [Read more...]