Category: Apps & Snacks

homemade red salsa with roasted veggies

Homemade Roasted Veggie Red Salsa

Homemade Red Salsa Do you have a favorite recipe for red salsa? We’ve been playing around with different variations of homemade organic red salsa and I really like this one!  It is easy and has a little kick to it. Since we are trying to keep it mostly organic we’ve used Muir Glen whole tomatoes, fresh organic peppers, onion, and garlic. Of course, you can add...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo Before we get to the shishito peppers and spiked chipotle mayo recipe, I want to talk about how much I love Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. They have several clean products made with gluten-free and nonGMO ingredients. As well as using fair trade organic cane sugar and certified humane free range egg yolks. So you get a pretty clean product that also...

Dehydrate Mandarin Oranges At Home

So why dehydrate mandarin oranges at home? Well, they are the best snack and full of flavor and you can eat them like candy. But they aren’t candy. They are just dried fruit with no sugar added and packed full of nutrients and fiber. I love dried fruit but these dehydrated mandarin oranges have quickly escalated to a favorite! My in-laws sent us a lot...

Vegetarian Fried Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success...

Gluten-Free Fried Artichoke Hearts

These gluten-free, dairy-free fried artichoke hearts are one of my absolute favorite treats! They are so good – everyone just gobbles them up. Gluten-Free Fried Artichoke Hearts I love fried foods.  Almost as much as meat and potatoes.  We fry a lot of things.  And there are several different methods.  This one is super easy! Just recently, I actually, successfully made a chicken fried steak....

Ranch Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Cream Cheese Ranch Cucumber Bites

Game Day Noms These ranch cucumber bites were so easy to make with just five simple ingredients. Well easy except for me trying to figure out how to add the piping bag to the decorating tips and not succeeding. But the rest is so easy. They are naturally gluten-free and made with goat milk cream cheese from Trader Joe’s, artisan goat milk yogurt, ranch spice...

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese I’m not re-inventing the wheel here by making twice-baked potatoes.   I just wanted to keep track of this particular combo of ingredients because they turned out really well.  Instead of milk or sour cream, I wanted to use my new favorite ingredient – Trader Joe’s goat’s milk creamy cheese. We had some nitrate-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free thick cut bacon in...

Smoky Goat Gouda Pimento Cheese

Smoky Pimento Cheese I love pimento cheese!  And I haven’t been able to make it or eat it since 2014 when I finally acknowledged that I just couldn’t handle dairy anymore.   In the old days, I used to make this killer recipe – Died and Went To Pimento Cheese Heaven! It’s not very good for you with all the cheese, cream cheese and mayo....