GF Pumpkin Pancakes; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

I can't believe it's that time again! Has it really been a year since I meant to post these gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free pumpkin pancakes? I read an article last night that blames the pumpkin spice obsession on Starbucks who created the pumpkin spice latte back in 2003. Well, sorry to say but my family has been obsessed with pumpkin spice everything for much longer than that! Even the newest member of the family loves these, in fact, they're his favorite flavor of pancakes so we … [Read more...]

Convection Roast Whole Chicken; The BEST Tasting Chicken Ever!

Whew.....We have been busy! My little one's second birthday party was last weekend and we've been going ever since. He was such a little party animal - he partied too hard and then got sick! Nothing too serious, just a cold but I'm afraid to say that now, 3 days later I've developed it.  Luckily, I knew this would happen so 2 days ago I convection roasted 2 whole organic chickens and made 3 batches of my homemade bone broth (I make it in the crock pot, directions here) so we've already been … [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...]

Crock Pot Buffalo Chili; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Everytime my mom swings by she's dropping me random things.  A lot of times, like 2 weeks ago when I was sick, she'll swing through and bake a quick Broccoli and Ham Quiche for me (they are our go-to,  we store them in the fridge (they're good for at least 4 days) if we don't have the time or energy to cook breakfast in the near future), the time before that, some pickled herring for me to drop off to my grandma, after thanksgiving, a turkey carcass for me to make broth, and about a month ago, … [Read more...]

Elimination Diet Recipes; A Month of Allergen Free Food

I've been a bit MIA since Thanksgiving (other than some cookie posts)....didn't mean to I promise. I was neck deep in garland, and LED Christmas lights with a full fridge (and I mean FULL! ….Turkey, two whole chickens, green beans for an allergen free green bean casserole, and more) when I decided that I was going to help my father-in-law do an elimination diet.  He's had a multitude of health problems for years and I can just tell a lot of them are related to food intolerances. Over the last … [Read more...]

Stuffed Peppers (Red or Green); Gluten free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free Recipe

I FINALLY found the recipe I created for my gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free Stuffed Red (or Green) Peppers! The last time I made these I went into labor in the middle of the night :). My little one is only a few weeks away from celebrating his first birthday so, it's been awhile! I remember eating stuffed peppers during my childhood and not liking them. I'm not sure what I did differently with these but my husband and I couldn't stop eating them (and dreaming about the left overs … [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...]

Greek Breakfast Salad; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free Recipe

Yesterday I posted my recipe for Lemon Greek Dressing. Today, a quick post for a breakfast salad. I never thought about doing this until I was talking to my sister about how I'm determined to eat 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  She recommended a breakfast salad. Sounds good to me! This also ties in with my "Veggies for Breakfast" Series. In case you're interested in seeing more posts, simply search for "Veggies for Breakfast" in the search bar on the right hand side of the … [Read more...]

My Gluten Free, Diary Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Life and How To Live it!

I have always been nut free; not by choice, errr…. I guess by choice because I want to keep living. I found out when I was young that I was allergic to soy - I gave it up for 2 years per the suggestion of my allergist and then started eating it again (supposedly it was supposed to make the allergy go away - it didn't happen). By May 2012, I felt like crap! At that point I couldn't even really pinpoint when/why/how I felt like crap.  The following paragraphs will give you a brief glimpse into a … [Read more...]