Late Summer Salsa with Roasted Tomatillos

Green salsa never tasted so good!

Green salsa never tasted so good!

Why buy processed salsa from the store, when you can make salsa from fresh ingredients, with more flavor and pizazz? I don’t know either. Continue reading

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Buckwheat pancakes–vegan, gluten-free, (and gasp!) no sugar added

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Morning delight with all the accoutrements

There is one half of all breakfast foods that accompany coffee or tea superbly. They are by and far most appealing to the sweet tooth. But who says you have to forego all the pleasures of breakfast foods when you give up sugar? Not me! If you are following a vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free diet, this recipe will keep your taste buds happy. And if you’re following a plain old healthy natural diet, this recipe won’t disappoint either, even if you can’t believe there’s no wheat in it! Continue reading

Coconut Date Panna Cotta

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Coconut Date Panna Cotta

This is my first sugar free adventure this week. Who can resist creamy panna cotta? Or anything cutely heart-shaped, for that matter? This dessert is super easy to make, only taking about 15 minutes active time. And it’s a perfect little Valentine’s Day treat. This sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free thing is gonna be a cinch. Continue reading

Modified Elimination Diet Here We Go!–Ways to let go of that sweet tooth

Say goodbye tiramisu

Say goodbye tiramisu

After years of badgering him, this week my partner woke up and said, “Alright, I’m ready to eliminate gluten, dairy, and sugar. Let’s start Wednesday.” My inner righteous self exclaimed, “About dang time!” But my taste buds and sugar-addicted mind yelled, “No!!! Don’t take this away from me!” Continue reading

Gluten-free Rosemary Bread!–No Gum Trial

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Gluten-free Teff Rosemary bread

Most gluten-free breads have at least 4 different kinds of flours and 1 or 2 types of gums, used as stabilizers or thickening agents.  Whether you buy a pre-mixed blend, or each of those ingredients separately, they add up to a pretty penny, especially with the addition of gums.  This recipe aims to keep it simple.  And I must humbly say, it was successful. Continue reading

Home-made Pad Thai

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Pad Thai at home

Fried noodles is a dish I’m constantly craving on days when all I want to do is warm up with some hot spices and grub!  Though it is difficult to master at home.  I hope my recipe gives you a good springboard from which try more creative, better versions yourself!  There are some basics to making a good stir-fried noodle dish, and not everyone makes it the same way.  This is what my family’s been doing for generations, but please let me know if you have any tips or better techniques!  The following recipe will give you 2 huge servings or 3 regular servings. Continue reading