Honoring my Mother on the 22nd Anniversary of Her Death

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my mother’s death and I want to honor her memory and talk about how much she meant to me. She was wonderful, fashionable, interesting, kind and beautiful. She was my world and her death was very difficult to say the least. None of us were the same after she was gone. I was a...

Healthy Turkey and Veggie Chili

Turkey and Veggie Chili I found this healthy, naturally gluten-free and casein-free terrific turkey and veggie chili recipe years ago on Allrecipes.com. It is a staple in our dinner rotation and has really evolved over the years into this version of the recipe.   It is a much healthier alternative to traditional Texas chili because this version adds veggies.  Lots...

Homemade Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread out of the oven! I make my own hamburger buns and freeze them for when we need them.   They are perfect with Asian turkey burgers, or with turkey meatballs and red sauce as meatball sandwich or when we make sloppy Joes. But the best part is when they are fresh from...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies I love brownies! I don’t have a sweet tooth but I do love a chewy gooey brownie. And why not healthify them. These chocolate sweet potato brownies are delicious, nutritious and allergy friendly. I’ve made them allergy friendly by making them eggless, gluten-free, casein-free, dairy-free, nut-free and soy-free. But how do we make these a little...

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach salad is a great way to eat lots of fresh spinach!  And even better when tossed in this delicious warm bacon dressing from Alton Brown. Bacon makes everything better, right (uncured, nitrate-, nitrite-free bacon, of course)!  For this salad the bacon fat is reserved to make the vinaigrette.   There are a couple ways...

Apple Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin

Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin I’m not gonna lie, this cider-brined pork tenderloin with roasted apples and carrots is ridiculously delicious!  It is truly the best pork tenderloin I’ve ever had.   And tossing the apples and carrots in lemon juice before roasting them makes for a tangy and sweet side that goes so nicely with the pork. We all know how well...

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies

These orange marmalade oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (ghee and coconut oil) and egg-free.  They are highly addictive and super easy to make from scratch. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Orange Marmalade Cookies It’s not something we make often, but I wanted to make a gluten-free Chicken L’Orange recipe as a special treat for Christmas dinner.   So I found gluten-free...

Mini-Prep No-Cheese Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is such an easy thing to whip up in the blender.  Usually it is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon and olive oil.   But I wanted to try it with everyone’s favorite superfood – kale. And we took out the Parmesan to make it casein/dairy-free.  It turned out wonderful.   Toss is with some...