Healthy Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Soy for Serious Eaters

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German Apple Cake (Apfel Kuchen)

German Apple Cake (Apfel Kuchen)

  German Apple Cake (Apfel Kuchen) Just love the way Germans sweeten their cakes and sweets. When I first arrived 20 years ago, and before going gluten-free, I was so excited to step into one the many bakeries that line the streets and treat myself […]

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

  OOOh just so yummy. This was easy and tangy with a touch of sweetness and a whiff of the summer. Use it as a side to your Mexican or Indian dishes. Plus it’s a super side dish for all-round barbecues. We even ate the […]

Netherland Mustard Soup (Mostersoep)

Netherland Mustard Soup (Mostersoep)

  This was one amazing soup. I had never heard of it until we landed in Sneek, NL. It was on the menu and since it was made with cream I decided my husband should get it and I could take a taste test…dang was […]

Beef Bone Broth

Beef Bone Broth

  I’m so fortunate to have an open market that provides bio beef and bones. We made a dash to the market Saturday to gather some essentials for the quarantine we will be facing here in Germany and I created a nice list of things […]

Savory Broccoli Beef

Savory Broccoli Beef

As you can see from many of my previous posts I LOVE SPICE! I’m learning the craft of not overpowering meals with my hot peppers and letting the true flavors come through. I think this one-dish definitely delivers. I chilled on the chilis and used […]

Moroccan Chermoula Marok Chicken

Moroccan Chermoula Marok Chicken

I love African food and it’s amazing how many different styles and seasonings exist throughout Africa. This is a northern recipe that may be closer to Moroccan version of baked chicken with “pesto”.  I shop at Edeka because they have such a wide verity of […]

Spicy Shepard’s Pie

Spicy Shepard’s Pie

  I’ve wanted to make this for years! I just love having comfort food in the cold days and since I see no sun in sight this was the weekend for experimenting.  I think I should change the name of my site to “From Stove […]

Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup

  I just love going to the farmers market in Germany. They are always fresh and so many unique veggies. This trip I found the biggest purple carrots I’ve ever seen. I just love that deep dark purple and then when you slice them bright […]

Eggs Goldenrod

Eggs Goldenrod

  This is an old recipe I learned from my mother-in-law and it quickly became one of our family’s favorites! We prepare this dish every Christmas, New Years and Easter! Ok, plus in between for all kinds of occasions. It’s easy, quick and can feed […]

Little Chunks (Chocolate Covered Cranberry Nut Chunks)

Little Chunks (Chocolate Covered Cranberry Nut Chunks)

  I loved Chunky candy bars growing up. Biting into a burst of juicy raisins and toasted almonds covered in milk chocolate is like, well…you know AMAZINGLY SATISFYING. I took this recipe to a “healthish” level by using cranberries, toasted almonds and, covering them with melted […]

Lemon Drops

Lemon Drops

  This is a version of my luscious Orange Dreamsicle Pie. I did a Valentine Cooking Class this month and decided EVERYONE needed to try the amazing versatile recipe. So I created a piggyback recipe using a whole lemon instead of an orange. The attendees […]

Lavender Raspberry Mug Cakes

Lavender Raspberry Mug Cakes

  This recipe reminds me of the fields of lavender along the canals in France. They smell so alive and earthy. I’ve started using a lot of different herbs in savory cooking as well and sweet, which have resulted in a myriad of flavors and […]

Spiced Pumpkin Mug Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Mug Cake

  I love the taste of pumpkin. It reminds me of fall and it’s so versatile. You can make it savory or sweeten it up. I’m using it to sweeten up these cold fall and winter days in Germany. This recipe is so easy and […]

Apricot Orange Ginger Bites

Apricot Orange Ginger Bites

  These little bites of yum will thrill your tastebuds. Chewy, creamy, and nutty, with a tang of ginger and orange. Just the right sweetness and so delightful. Each is filled with all-natural ingredients and no processed sugar. You can add a scoop of your […]

Cilantro Lime Salmon Cakes

Cilantro Lime Salmon Cakes

  We eat grilled salmon once a week and I might have a bit leftover. I usually scramble it into my morning eggs but this week I used the leftovers to make one of my favorite dishes, salmon cakes. It was FABULOUS! I drizzled a […]

Lemon Kale Italian Sausage Soup

Lemon Kale Italian Sausage Soup

  It’s soup season and I’m on a roll. I love curling up with a good book and a bowl of soup when it is cold and rainy outside. This one was so good I didn’t make enough. Between my husband and me, we downed […]

Roasted Nopales Soup

Roasted Nopales Soup

  This turned out to be one of the most delicious and outrageous soups I’ve made. Outrageous because it’s cactus!!!!! I was in Borrego and happened to have had a hot bowl at Keslye’s Restaurant. I knew I had to figure this one out. It […]

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

  Want a power-packed breakfast the whole family can enjoy? This is it! Simple, quick and so delicious. Add a dash of hot sauce and bam! what a breakfast treat. This is our go-to for camping or on the boat. You can double it or […]

Orange Dreamsicle Pie

Orange Dreamsicle Pie

  This is the craziest recipe yet. Seriously…dang easy and so versatile. I’ve made several variations and now my mom is sold and has created a peach cream pie and a raspberry cream pie. The possibilities are endless. Don’t you remember eating Dreamsicle ice cream? Remember […]

Easy Cassava Cookie Crumble

Easy Cassava Cookie Crumble

  This recipe is really easy and quick. It’s also versatile. The bottom is a crunchy cookie, the center is any luscious fruit you have handy and the top is a tasty crumble. Put them together and what do you got…bib-iddy-bob-iddy-boo, an amazing dessert or […]

Netherland Spiced Bread

Netherland Spiced Bread

  We’ve been traveling in the Netherlands for a month now and very few places have gluten-free sweets in their bakeries. We happened upon a little shop that sold homemade Ontbijtkoek which basically translates to Breakfast Bread. It is very famous here and apparently was a […]

Asparagus Chicken Pasta

Asparagus Chicken Pasta

  One of the hardest things for me on this eating adventure is avoiding grains. I try to stay away from them but sometimes…you just got to have a bite of pasta. All my recipes that call for pasta I use gluten-free but they do contain […]

Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

  This is the simplest mock-cheese and so tasty. I use it on everything from pizza to zucchini noodles. It’s amazing for dips as well. Top off your casserole with this Italian flavored mock-cheese and no one will know but you! There’s one catch with […]

Asian Spiced Veggie Broil

Asian Spiced Veggie Broil

  Ok no brainer…really. Just grab your favorite veggies from the fridge and add this out of the world sauce and your mouth will have a celebration! I can throw them in my little baking oven on the boat and my confectioner oven in the […]

Homemade Fresh Bruschetta

Homemade Fresh Bruschetta

  I was so excited to get home from Italy and make this yummy Bruschetta with those small fresh tomatoes still on the vine. They smell so delicious and taste so sweet. We were having guests for dinner so this was the perfect time to experiment. […]

Crockpot Italian Whole Chicken

Crockpot Italian Whole Chicken

  Being back in German has its advantages. No stores open on Sunday, so life is slow and time for cooking up some recipes for the week. Plus, on Saturday, if you make it early to the open market down the street and are lucky […]

Crockpot Chicken Boney Broth

Crockpot Chicken Boney Broth

  I made it to my favorite organic meat stand at the Market this Saturday in time to get the last whole chicken. I needed some warm bone broth in this cold weather. Plus a nice fresh chicken for my Crockpot Italian Whole Chicken recipe. Really […]

Asian Veggie Bone Broth

Asian Veggie Bone Broth

  I made this with my Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth. It is so simple and since I had the broth in the fridge all I had to do was zip it out, add my favorite veggies and spices and voila! Just as long and as […]

Dairy Free Cardamon Panna Cotta with Berry Compote

Dairy Free Cardamon Panna Cotta with Berry Compote

  This is by far the simplest and most elegant dessert I have ever made. It is luscious, creamy with a hint of vanilla bean and a taste of cardamon that hits the last bite as it accents the coconut cream. Truly, if I had […]

Mustard Pumpkin Seed Brussel Sprouts

Mustard Pumpkin Seed Brussel Sprouts

This was my side dish for our family Christmas dinner this year and since the invention of this amazing side dish, I have decided I’m not going to wait a year to enjoy it again. So easy to make and just the right tang! The […]

Quinoa Mexican Salad

Quinoa Mexican Salad

  I have just started using some grains in my diet and have discovered a new love for Quinoa. It is pretty versatile and can be seasoned to accompany any dish. I decided to serve this alongside my Mexican seasoned grilled flank steak. It is […]

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  OH, MY WORD is all I can say. We love potatoes and usually eat them like fries broiled in avocado oil. Well, I was having the family over to the campground and was serving up my Bacon & Zucchini Wrapped Chicken Kabobs when I decided […]

Bacon & Zucchini Wrapped Chicken-Kabobs

Bacon & Zucchini Wrapped Chicken-Kabobs

As I shared in several of my posts we are rather boring when it comes to dinner recipes. We usually eat the “same old same old”, meat, veggies, potatoes. So I’m trying to get more creative and ingenious. You know, jazz it up with spices […]

Sambal Oelek Asian Soup

Sambal Oelek Asian Soup

  We’d just grilled a large pork loin with sauteed mushrooms, grilled potatoes, and a lovely salad. Two-thirds of this delicious piece of meat was leftover. I slide it in the fridge and figured we’d slice it up with our morning eggs. However…my mind started […]

Amy’s Orange Buns

Amy’s Orange Buns

Ok, this one is a winner…truly a 5 star. We travel so much and the one smell I can’t get enough of is the aroma of the warm cinnamon buns in the airport. They get me every time. It wasn’t until my cousin Amy asked […]

Basic Versatile Pie Crust

Basic Versatile Pie Crust

After many failures and recreations, I think I got this! This is a basic pie crust that has not failed me yet.  Thanks to Sonia at @HealthyFoodie I was able to tweak her recipe a bit to fit all my plans. Check out her site. […]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

I need to preface this recipe with a story that happened over 30 years ago. I was the director of a church preschool and happened to meet the coolest lady when enrolling her son in the program, Lanaya Sarkis (sorry for the spelling but it’s […]

Tapioca Spring Rolls

Tapioca Spring Rolls

  I love Asian food and my favorite is the fresh spring rolls stuffed with fresh veggies and shrimp.  I know the ones in restaurants are made of rice paper and wished I could find a substitute instead of lettuce. I happened to be at […]

Belgium Ribs in a Tub

Belgium Ribs in a Tub

Yes, that’s the truth. In a tub! I love my crockpot and when we have electricity on the boat it’s my best friend. We try to hit the road and see the sites during the day and when we come home there’s nothing better than […]

Raspberry Coconut Lemon Cake

Raspberry Coconut Lemon Cake

Ok, so I like raspberries…who doesn’t when you get a deal at the open market in Belgium. Five euro for a flat of 20 trays. Hard to resist but not so easy to use in 2 days. They were ready for eating pronto. After distributing […]

Raspberry Cassava Crepes

Raspberry Cassava Crepes

I’m on a Raspberry Roll! We happen to hit the close of the open Market in Namur, Belgium and ended up with 20 trays of fresh raspberries for 5 euro. I had to think quickly about how to use them FAST! While walking home my […]

Raspberry Medieval Compote

Raspberry Medieval Compote

What do you do with 20 trays of raspberries for 5 euro? Well first off, you give a few away on the way home from the market and then use them quick! Second, come up with some ingenious way to consume them! This recipe is […]

Raspberry Belgium Sweetie Cake

Raspberry Belgium Sweetie Cake

I’m on a “Raspberry Roll”. I’m totally impressed with the bakery windows in Belgium that house the most decadent morsels on earth. They are so beautiful they look fake. Filled with sugar, and flakey gluten crusts that beg to be eaten. But, I remember how […]

Pizza Egg

Pizza Egg

Breakfast is one of our favorite meals and making them together has become a great source of enjoyment for both Lutz and I. He’ll cut the fruit and I’ll whip up some concoction and usually forget to take pictures and write the recipe down. This […]

Oven Baked Grain Free Century Bread!

Oven Baked Grain Free Century Bread!

Ok well, I just got home from the boat and had 10 days of no bread and decided to make a batch of Eincorn bread for my husband first and then I’d whip up a batch of my Grain Free Cassava Century Bread in the bread […]

Dark Chocolate Covered Sunflower Truffles

Dark Chocolate Covered Sunflower Truffles

OK yes, I know cut back go clean. THESE are really, truly “cleanish” I promise! So simple, quick and you can change them up with a whim. I was having a young, old friend coming for lunch and decided to do the salad spread even […]

Wake Me UP Poached Eggs

Wake Me UP Poached Eggs

Breakfast is the best part of the day when you’re camping. Well, basically breakfast is great for any meal and any place. It gets you going for the hikes! This one will surely “wake you up” and give you the power you need to face […]

Italian Zudooles

Italian Zudooles

I just love going to the open market on Saturdays in Germany. It’s alive with smells, people, and color! The stands are decorated and the displays resemble fresh food sculptures. Such a fest for the eyes. I happened to pick up some fresh tomatoes and […]

Buttery Biscuits & Gravy

Buttery Biscuits & Gravy

Yes, you read that right, BUTTERY BISCUITS & GRAVY! I lived in Florida for over 10 years and I had never heard of this amazing breakfast until then. It’s so dang good and I had a hanker’n for it so had to find a way […]

Better Beets

Better Beets

Ok so simple right? Yes, you’re right but so yummy and steaming them gives you all the nutrition that the earth placed inside these bio beets. Plus I got to drink the bright red water they were steamed in to follow up my 2 days […]

Spicy Avocado Dip or Dressing

Spicy Avocado Dip or Dressing

I love cutting up veggies and dipping! This recipe can be a dip or a salad dressing and is easy to put together at the last minute. You can whip this up by hand or use your emersion blender. All you need on hand is […]

South of the Border Slaw

South of the Border Slaw

My California family has a long-standing tradition that whenever I’m “home”, in the USA, we go to La Especial in Leucadia California. This is where the family goes at least twice a month, what can I say! One of the most delicious cabbage salads in […]

Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh, the joys of being in San Diego in the winter! Fresh seafood every day of the week! These stuffed mushrooms accent the amazing variety of delicacies from the sea and are quick and easy to prepare. They make the most talked about appetizers at […]

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

I could live off of gluten-free appetizers and plan to do just that this Christmas! Our family tends to make holidays a marathon of eating and I love to bring my own appetizers that are gluten, soy and dairy free. So, when dinner rolls around […]

Roasted Salsa My Way

Roasted Salsa My Way

Way tooooo easy. Who said good things take time and precision? Well, I’m here to say that’s not always true. I’ve so enjoyed spending time with my extended family from Mexico and have learned a lot about Mexican cooking. This trip to San Diego was […]

One Pot Pasta!

One Pot Pasta!

Fall is upon us and time is ticking. Between soccer, ballet, gym, and your personal tasks, cooking something super quick for dinner can be a challenge. But have no fear! This one is a weekly regular at our home and we LOVE IT. I’m presenting […]

Berry Plum Wheel

Berry Plum Wheel

No matter what you call it,  Fillo, Filo or Phyllo Dough, I have yet to discover a homemade gluten-free recipe that does not take me a century to make and is rice flour free. Seriously…I’ve wasted more time and materials trying to find the right […]

Lemon-Lime Zucchini Bread

Lemon-Lime Zucchini Bread

Woo…pucker up, folks! If you like tart and just a hint of sweet this is your day. I’ve made this delicious bread several times just using lemons and it is magnificent really. Last night I had some close friends over for dinner and served this […]

Easy Peasy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Easy Peasy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Ok, I am into “easy.” Living half of my life on a boat and the other half in an RV is challenging when it comes to cooking, but I have a few secrets that keep me afloat! First, I make things that are versatile. Second, […]

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

This is so delicious and inspired by Lutz’s 97-year-old mom. Every time we visit her she has this amazing spread of goodies, one of which is a “Rhubarba Kocken”. Every time she serves this, I am immediately transformed back in time. Why?… My Great-grandmother Mawmaw […]

Grilled Asian Meatballs & Veggie Pocket

Grilled Asian Meatballs & Veggie Pocket

These meatballs were so easy to make and I actually made them the day before. I fried them just to seal them up then put them in the fridge for the next evenings’ barbecue (you can cook them on the grill right away if you […]

Grilled Pocket Pesto Chicken & Veggies Pockets

Grilled Pocket Pesto Chicken & Veggies Pockets

Yes, I’m on a roll. These pocket grilled meals are amazing and so easy to prepare plus the clean up is “einfach”, thats easy in German! You’re going to see a lot of these this summer so I hope you give one of the recipes a […]

Verry Berry Cobbler

Verry Berry Cobbler

I LOVE berries. I can recall eating a warm berry pie from the 7/11 store several times a week on my way to San Dieguito High School in Encinitas CA. It was so tart and the crust was just yummy but full of fat and […]

Grilled Steamed Veggie Pockets

Grilled Steamed Veggie Pockets

Ok, so you say “NO BRAINER” but wait this is so cool. It’s so hot on the boat and we’re using our grill for EVERYTHING! We love this way of cooking up our dinners and it’s so easy. All you need is foil, your favorite […]

Chopped Asian Salad

Chopped Asian Salad

This is so delicious and keeps for 3 to 4 days in the fridge, but it never lasts that long around our house. It’s quick, easy and makes a great impression.  Or spread this on your gluten-free homemade bread or one of my Grain Free Cassava […]

Luscious Coconut Lemon Bars

Luscious Coconut Lemon Bars

This was so simple and was done using an immersion blender and a toaster oven! I’ve found a million ways to use my Cassava Butter Cookies or my Nut’n Butter Than Almond Cookies. Besides being the tastiest cookies around, they make the PERFECT crust for […]

Grilled Basil Chicken & Rustic Pasta

Grilled Basil Chicken & Rustic Pasta

Ok so I try to avoid eating processed foods but this little Italian shop opened next to us and I asked if they made gluten free…”Si señora, we make it all”. Ok So a few days later I went back for my order and got the most […]

Crunchy Rice & Taj Spinach Eggs

Crunchy Rice & Taj Spinach Eggs

I love to make my Taj Chicken & Spinach. After fishing out all the chicken I usually have sauce left over and freeze it for the next batch. But on the boat, freezing this is not so easy. I tried to make a 2 serving portion […]

Chipotle Chili Spread

Chipotle Chili Spread

My friend, Trudy, would bring me back a jar of this delicious chili spread when she would visit her second home in the boot of Italy. I always use it up right away and decided it couldn’t be that hard to make. So I set […]

Ultimate Deviled Eggs

Ultimate Deviled Eggs

With Easter on its way, hard-boiled eggs are numerous and everywhere. In Germany and Europe in general, it’s so cool to see the various Meat Markets carrying decorated hard boiled eggs ready to eat! Of course, I bought a few knowing they were the best protein […]

Buttery Banana Bread

Buttery Banana Bread

Ok, so on a boat I am limited as to the number of supplies and ingredients. Plus without a car, driving to the nearest grocery store is not an alternative. The fridge is the size of a small cupboard and fresh fruit and veggies end […]

Bread Machine Grain Free Cassava Century Bread

Bread Machine Grain Free Cassava Century Bread

  My Century Bread is amazing and so tasty but I’ve been trying to avoid all grains. So if you’re working toward this goal as well or have mastered it, this should be a great addition to your healthy lifestyle. It’s soft, grainy and just perfect […]

Smokey Chipotle Coleslaw

Smokey Chipotle Coleslaw

Oh am I ready for summer…we’re starting to grill in the chilly evenings anticipating the sun any day now. This weather doesn’t prevent me from planning easy, fast, yummy summer recipes. This is a must if you like chipotle. I usually have a can of the little […]

Cassava Butter Cookies & Bitter Sweet Orange Chocolate

Cassava Butter Cookies & Bitter Sweet Orange Chocolate

My Nut’n Butter than Butter Cookies recipe is so perfect for avoiding gluten, but the recipe contains corn and rice flour. For those of us trying to stay clear of corn and rice, I’ve created a super yummy Cassava Butter Cookie that is dipped in Bitter Sweet Orange Chocolate.  You […]

Crispy Salmon Salad with Garlic Dressing

Crispy Salmon Salad with Garlic Dressing

My husband has mastered the perfect cooking time for salmon on the grill! Plus he’s discovered the nutritional value of eating the crispy skin. I’ve discovered the seasoning and the perfect dressing to accompany this fantastic salad!  The Garlic Dressing is so bold and tasty. If you like […]

Better with Bacon Chicken Salad

Better with Bacon Chicken Salad

Yes, everything is better with bacon…even chicken! Ok in small portions. This was such a great salad and one that will be popular on our boat this summer, or actually, anytime we dare to go out in the cold and use the grill. You can […]

Whipped Coconut “Cream Cheese” Frosting

Whipped Coconut “Cream Cheese” Frosting

This is dairy free! And it tastes just like the real thing. You can use this on any cake or cupcake. It is really light and tasty. Try it on my Carrot Cake. Just remember you will need to put a 32 oz carton of […]

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

I have read every carrot cake recipe out there…Well, ok, most of them. And guess what? I decided to do my own thing. I created the moistest rich flavored cake of them all. You tell me…seriously. It is so thick and just the hint of sweet […]

Berry Cake

Berry Cake

Our summer RV’ing was amazing and I bought tons of cooking supplies thanks to my colleagues! I was given a gift certificate for King Arthur and for Amazon. Needless to say, I made sure I bought my cooking staples. I left all my clothes in […]

Cassava Blueberry Pancakes

Cassava Blueberry Pancakes

It is a cold snowy day her in Germany and my tummy needed some comfort food. Since going gluten, dairy and soy free for 2 years I have never tried making gluten free pancakes. What a great day to experiment. I have been trying to avoid […]

Venison Goulash

Venison Goulash

I’d eaten venison years ago in Arizona and was never impressed with it. Maybe it was the way it was cooked or seasoned. Since living in Germany, venison is a way of life. They make venison sausage, goulash, loin roast, and on and on. These […]

Italian Meatball Soup

Italian Meatball Soup

Yes, it is still cold and snowy here so soup it will be! This one is light, flavorful and with a distinct yummy flavor. A combo of herbs, tangy spices and a hint of hot peppers. Check it out and let me know what you think. […]

Bitter Sweet Orange Mousse

Bitter Sweet Orange Mousse

Ok, I was suspicious at first, but I had to try making this creamy smooth deep dark chocolate mousse with AVOCADO––yes, you heard me, avocado! BUT I did not leave well-enough alone. I had to do my thing and spruce it up. Yes, it needed a […]

Date Drop Cookies

Date Drop Cookies

Woo! Just back from our tour in the USA and had a sweet tooth but the cupboard was empty. So what do you do? Improvise! I had Ghee, almond flour, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, raw almonds, and dates! These cookies were so chewy in the […]

Best Field Salad with Bacon Dressing!

Best Field Salad with Bacon Dressing!

“Tis the season to eat field salad, fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la” Yes, really it is hopping right now. Field salad is so delicious and in restaurants, they serve a yummy bacon dressing on top. I had to figure this out and mastered it to the TEEEE. You can add […]

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Since I had steamed two small fresh pumpkins and puréed them, I was excited about coming up with some simple pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin bread was at the top of the list. I had a helper, so the mixing went fast! It’s so great to cook’n camp with […]

Red Curry Pumpkin Soup

Red Curry Pumpkin Soup

Love, love, love this! We were camping at a campground that had a Halloween party for all the kids and families. Lutz happened to notice several pumpkins left on the table after clean up. He grabbed a couple of them and now I am on a […]

Cranberry Tangerine Cake

Cranberry Tangerine Cake

This was so yummy and tart. A really great recipe for using those fresh cranberries and tangerines that are now in season. Top it off with Coconut Whipped Cream or a scoop of homemade coconut ice-cream for a perfect holiday dish!

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

I can’t take credit for this one since it has been published on several websites. It’s simple and delicious and best of all dairy-free. The only problem is that you need to refrigerate the coconut cream overnight. I usually keep 2 large cartons in the fridge […]

Basil Cashew Ricotta Cheese

Basil Cashew Ricotta Cheese

There are all kinds of dairy-free cheese recipes floating around on the internet and as usual, I had to twist it up! This is awesome with lasagna using zucchini slices as the pasta and my Bold Bolognese to create a fantastic gluten, soy, and dairy […]

Fireside Salad Bowl

Fireside Salad Bowl

It doesn’t matter what fire you eat this Fireside Salad Bowl in front of, just as long as you try it. Whether in front of a roaring campfire or cozied up in front of your fireplace at home, this works! No setting tables, just a […]

Lutz’s Lentil Soup

Lutz’s Lentil Soup

I’ve been so blessed to have a partner that enjoys cooking as well. Lutz, my husband, has mastered the art of lentil soup. For those of you that love soup and eat lentils, this is it. I do believe it is all the rain on this […]

Bacon Bean Kale Soup

Bacon Bean Kale Soup

For the past 3 weeks we’ve been enduring the rain.  I’ve decided to go with the flow and make SOUP! Yes, I’m feeling the warmth of the broth and zing of the red pepper flakes! I had to do something to get the blue sky back, […]

Sticky Apple Cake

Sticky Apple Cake

Fall is amazing in Washington. All the campgrounds in the area have apples falling off the trees. A visit to my son’s house led me to this amazing Sticky Apple Cake. He has a HUGE old apple tree in the front yard. Blankets of apples […]

Fresh Applesauce

Fresh Applesauce

I laughed to myself when I decide to post this recipe. As a retired teacher this was one of the funnest class cooking activities we used to do in the fall. Actually I don’t know one early childhood teacher who hasn’t tried this once in their […]

Fresh Apple Bread

Fresh Apple Bread

Fall is EVERYWHERE, and so are the apples. I am in pursuit of the apple lovers dream. So far I have made Fresh Applesauce and fresh Sticky Apple Cake and now this amazing Fresh Apple Bread. It is so good warmed up with a slice of […]

Grilled Steamed Corn

Grilled Steamed Corn

Ok so I don’t eat a lot of grains but when you’re in California and pay $1.50 an ear for no GMO organic white corn you just have to  indulge, just once. My Granddaughters helped me prepare the meal one evening and Ruby will demonstrate […]

Coconut Mounds Cookies

Coconut Mounds Cookies

This cookie will keep you coming back for more. They literally melt in your mouth! Remember the burst of coconut and dark chocolate you get when you bite into a Mounds Almond Bar? And then that snap of the almond? I FOUND IT! And best […]

Lemon & Garlic Chicken

Lemon & Garlic Chicken

Was planning on cooking this on the grill in my iron skillet but since the rain came back I whipped it up in my dutch oven and made tangy Lemon & Garlic Gravy with the sauce. I accompanied it with white asparagus. The lemon gravy was […]

Fresh Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Fresh Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Yes, I’m still camp’n and cook’n and this one is a keeper. We bought a fresh pineapple and it was turning to alcohol and my thought was “don’t toss it, cook it!” So I sliced it into rings and kept the core in as well. This […]

Carne Tacos

Carne Tacos

I’m on a roll… Just can’t seem to get enough of my Mexican food lately, so I took my grass fed pot roast and loaded it with seasoning, covered it for a day in the crockpot, then I went out and enjoyed the sun, finely! This […]

Grilled Roasted Garlic Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Roasted Garlic Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Ok, ok…so I love sweet potatoes and I try all kinds of ways to use them: puddings, breads, shakes, fries, whipped with organic butter and salt––but this is one of my favorites. These are great as a snack or a side, and just so yummy. […]

Spicy Bacon & Purple Cabbage

Spicy Bacon & Purple Cabbage

Ok, so color is the thing that makes food look inviting. I tend to agree. So, count this one colorful! I served this along side my Easy Peasy BBQ Pork Belly and Grilled Roasted Garlic Walnut Sweet Potatoes. This was so delicious, colorful and just […]

Easy Peasy BBQ Pork Belly

Easy Peasy BBQ Pork Belly

Ok, it is finally summer here in Germany and we are on a roll with the BBQ! We ordered some pork belly from our Bio farmer guy at the market!!!! We made some soups and then looked at the last package and said now what…? […]

Oma’s Raisin Cookies

Oma’s Raisin Cookies

OOOH yum. Truly, I don’t know why I waited so long to experiment with this one. The aroma of these warm morsels while baking was too much! A touch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg just took my memory back to my mother-in-laws home, […]

Off the Wall-nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Off the Wall-nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok this is it! When I first started this adventure I missed 2 things…chocolate chip cookies and pizza. Well, I’ve mastered them both now! Life is good.

Baja Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles

Baja Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles

Oh so spicy and flavorful. This is a quick dish and one that sets the house smelling so good! If the windows are open you might have neighbors showing up for dinner. I use a seasoning that is popular in the USA, especially in San Diego. It […]

Vietnamese Please!

Vietnamese Please!

We go to a little Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon that is right around the corner. It is one of the restaurants where I feel confident that all the veggies are fresh and come from the open market. Plus, they are happy to accommodate my gluten, […]

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

  I am refusing to let go of asparagus season, or what the German’s call “Spargel Zeit.” I’ve been stockpiling. I carefully peeled all my spargel, cut the ends off, and then froze them until I had enough to create a farewell soup to the season. […]

White Asparagus

White Asparagus

I never thought about it until I was asked by a colleague one day, “How do you cook white asparagus?” Then  it dawned on me: maybe there are others who wonder how to cook these tasty treats. So here you go my friends!

Rainbow Rock Salt Potatoes

Rainbow Rock Salt Potatoes

I’m pretty sure I got this idea from my trips to Spain. Regardless of where the inspiration came from, it is very delicious and easy to prepare. These little gems they are so tasty smothered with my Cilantro Chimichurri sauce. Check it out on my site!  

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Summer is the time for savory cold salads that keep you going all day. I like to make a huge batch of this Pico de Gallo and use it all week on my eggs, chicken salads, and to top off my Carne Asada tacos or […]

Jalapeño Sweet Potato Hash

Jalapeño Sweet Potato Hash

Woohooh! This was truly an experiment and one that I will repeat. Such flavor, sweet and spicy and bits of fresh jalapeños throughout! Perfect for a side dish with dinner or lunch, or top with a fried or scrambled egg for breakfast and serve with a […]

Spicy Chicken Wrap

Spicy Chicken Wrap

Quick and easy…that’s what it’s all about on a boat or living in our RV. Plus in the summer who wants the heat in the kitchen. These are so fast to make and you can serve them for lunch, snacks or anytime of the day. […]

Herb Ricotta Cheese

Herb Ricotta Cheese

This makes a great substitute for ricotta cheese and can be used for lasagna and stuffed gluten free pasta! You can also use this on your pizza as cheese…yes, it is like goats cheese!  

Grilled Veggies with B&B Pesto or…

Grilled Veggies with B&B Pesto or…

I think summer is starting to realize it is late. Last week it showed it’s shine for a couple days. We took advantage of this and snuck out to do some grilling! I am addicted to these Grilled Veggies with my B&B Pesto. The B&B stands for […]

Lean Green Soup

Lean Green Soup

You might be able to tell I am not enjoying this spring weather when all I think about is soup. But I am looking for the good in the weather. My mantra for this cloudy, rainy month as been: “Thank you universe for the rain that […]

Mocha Brownies

Mocha Brownies

OOOOh so good! Just a hint of coffee flavor to create a deep, dark chocolate bitter-sweet savory flavor. These goodies call for my Chocolate Chip Pistachio Ice Cream. Decadent, moist chocolate brownies with walnuts or almonds…easy-peasy to make! Drizzle with a thin layer of melted fudge […]

Poached Pot Roast

Poached Pot Roast

Ok so everyone knows how to cook a pot roast in a crockpot right? But how about a Poached Pot Roast in a crockpot? Check out my recipe for Poached Pot Roast. I cover it with homemade broth or organic bouillon. My son taught me this […]

Poached Pot Roast Kale Soup

Poached Pot Roast Kale Soup

After cooking my recipe for Poached Pot Roast, you can turn the leftovers of this yummy pot roast into Poached Pot Roast Kale Soup! I kept all the broth from the Poached Pot Roast, all the broken potato and carrot pieces along with the onions […]

Jodi & Barb’s Waffles, a guest post!

Jodi & Barb’s Waffles, a guest post!

I met Jodi and Barb at the cooking class a few weeks ago. Both are super excited about eating healthy and cleaning up their eating habits. While chatting they shared their Waffle recipe with me and with their permission I am posting it for us […]

Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Ice Cream Time!

Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Ice Cream Time!

I am willing the sun to come out with this treat. Seriously folks, it’s been raining for 3 days straight and it’s May 29th.  Rain is predicted for tomorrow, too, Memorial Day. Since it’s not raining too bad at the moment, we’ll make a dash […]

Tandoori Chicken In The Rain

Tandoori Chicken In The Rain

Whenever the sun is out, we are out BBQ’ing…well, even when it rains we are out there. We have a big umbrella! When the urge for Indian food hits, nothing can stop us. This recipe is so good. We had just gone out for Indian […]

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

What a way to start your day! No more excuses for not having time for breakfast. This delicious recipe is easy to make and creates a super breakfast for the whole family, or slice it up into 10 individual meals and keep it in the […]

Great Grain Free Granola

Great Grain Free Granola

Ok this is for all you folks that have to stay away from grains… I think I’m a convert… This recipe is fantastic. It’s sweet, warm and toasty. I also have another recipe, Granny’s Granola you might want to try as well. It has a […]

Granny’s Granola

Granny’s Granola

This is so yummy. Love this with my Creamy Dairy Free Yogurt. It is so crunchy and great to eat as a snack or breakfast. The topping/sauce can be switched up with my Great Grain Free Granola recipe if you prefer using honey rather than […]

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

DEEEEEElicious! This is all I can say. If you’re feeling a winter hangover this spring in Germany, then this is what you need! Cozy pumpkin or sweet potato crepes with a warm tart topping of rhubarb and a hint of ginger to revive your soul! Of course, […]

Chai Cashew Butter

Chai Cashew Butter

This was inspired by Sonia Lacasse and her great cook book Paleo Home Cooking. I love the chapter on nut butters and did a spin on one of them. Just remember you will need to soak your raw cashews for 10-24 hours. I hope you […]

Turmeric Sweet Potato Protein Nut Muffins

Turmeric Sweet Potato Protein Nut Muffins

When you work full-time and are constantly on the GO, or have children to run to school, or weekend soccer practice, breakfast is often replaced with fast foods or not even eaten at all! Don’t neglect this important meal. Really, these DELICIOUS muffins are not only […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Fig & Mustard Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Fig & Mustard Sauce

This is the season to be jolly! Yes, that’s right. It’s asparagus season in Germany. White asparagus is the most popular on this side of the pond. However, I use green asparagus in this recipe for several reasons. One being color…green asparagus wrapped in seasoned […]

Sausage or Spinach Empanadas

Sausage or Spinach Empanadas

Ole! My home is San Diego and I guess this is why I love spicy food so much. Going to Mexico with my daughter, Jericho, and her family this summer was so fun. My daughter and I stayed over night at a winery to the […]

Creamy Dairy Free Yogurt

Creamy Dairy Free Yogurt

I have to say this is not my recipe, BUT it is the easiest and best I’ve found. I discovered it on the site, thekitchn.com. It’s really amazing and has never failed. So my thanks goes out to Faith at thekitchn.com! Oh yeah, don’t let […]

Bold Bolognese

Bold Bolognese

Ok this is a must…it is so rich in flavor and irresistible. You will need to use my Basic Bold Tomato Sauce so whip out a frozen package of the sauce and get it cook’n. If you don’t have one in the freezer, read the […]

Seasoned Indian Cauliflower Rice

Seasoned Indian Cauliflower Rice

I love this rice. Really it is so versatile and can be adapted to any cuisine. When making African food I add raisins and pistachios. So it can be dressed up to meet your cooking desires and creativity!

Eggs In A Nest

Eggs In A Nest

Oh yeah babe! This is Sunday Brunch at our house. We love to sleep in, wake up slow and then head to the kitchen. My job: breakfast; Lutz’s  jobs: coffee, music and taking photos or working on photos. Then off to the gym…well, after a […]

Chili Lime Shrimp

Chili Lime Shrimp

This is one of our favorite dishes. Reminds me of home and the local fish restaurants that grill the shrimp or bring it to you in a bubbling sauce of garlic. Plus it has the taste of summer. It’s easy and quick.

Asian Spiced Chicken

Asian Spiced Chicken

Moving to Germany sixteen years ago posed a food challenge for me: I love hot and spicy, but Germany is basically bland meat and potatoes with gravy and over-cooked veggies. It has changed since I first arrived, and new restaurants pop up every day with […]

Chili Pepper Crackers

Chili Pepper Crackers

This dish went over really well at our Taj Cooking Event! I made them to accompany some of the exotic dips we had and they were all gone before the first course. I had no idea they would be that successful. My photographer wasn’t home […]

Creamy Cardamon Custard & Caramelized Mangos and Bananas

Creamy Cardamon Custard & Caramelized Mangos and Bananas

This custard is so delicious and easy to make. It is refreshing and makes a great desert to impress. You can make it the day before. Then assemble the dessert by warming the custard and caramelized mangos and bananas right before you serve. It is a great accompaniment to […]

Heavenly Bread

Heavenly Bread

Sometimes I miss a good old PB&J or a nice ham sandwich on soft earthy flavored bread…not anymore! This is so good and feels and taste like it just came from a fresh bakery..IT DID, YOURS! You can do this and amaze your family and […]

Spicy Cajun Delight

Spicy Cajun Delight

  Oh yeah…this is so simple and delicious. Warms the soul and the belly! It is a nice fall/winter treat, and the colors are just great for a summer BBQ. Whip this up with cauliflower rice and BAMB! you are the star of the dinner […]

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

This is the best, really! If you are avoiding grains or carbohydrates then give this a try. It is really yummy and can be flavored according to your cuisine. Simple and quick!

Nut’n Butter Than Butter Chicken

Nut’n Butter Than Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is a warm creamy dish that smells and taste superb. It has a hint of cinnamon and the sent of cardamom that just begs to be eaten with Spicy Lime Chutney! Once again, I searched several sites and read the book Complete Indian written by […]

Taj Chicken & Spinach

Taj Chicken & Spinach

I am in love with this creamy spinach curry infused dish! It is so simple and delicious. I usually double the gravy and freeze it so I have it on hand when the urge hits me. The recipe itself is quite simple, but I like to create […]

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai

As you can see, I am on a soup roll. I love this dish and it’s easy and quick to make. Can’t say I invented it, but after trial and error and reading recipes from the web, I think this one is a hit! I […]

Nut’n Butter Than Almond Cookies

Nut’n Butter Than Almond Cookies

My Grandma was from England and taught me to drink pearl tea and eat British biscuits from the tin. I found the right combination to recreate the biscuits and now I think of her every time I eat one…or two…or three, or, well, you get […]

Anne´s Zippy Fennel Salad

Anne´s Zippy Fennel Salad

This is the best salad. I went to my husband’s son’s house to visit in Munich and his wife made this for us. It is one of the vegetables I get each week from our Bio home delivery company and it just sits there since […]

Melissa’s Pickled Parsnips

Melissa’s Pickled Parsnips

This recipe is dedicated to my sister Melissa. Every year my husband and I travel to my home town near San Diego. The area is known for surfing, meditation, and good food. Although I lived in Del Mar, my stomping grounds stretched all the way […]

European Herb Chicken

European Herb Chicken

European Herb Chicken 4 – Chicken beast cubed Gluten free pasta or cauliflower rice (see recipe below) Herb Seasoning: 1/4 cup macadamia nut oil or coconut oil 1 table spoon Minnie’s Italian seasoning * recipe to follow. Or any Italian spice. 1 tsp of Himalayan […]

Bomb-a-rama Brownies with Whipped Coconut Cream & Raspberries

Bomb-a-rama Brownies with Whipped Coconut Cream & Raspberries

This is just to die for! Everybody needs a sweet treat once in a while. This super rich brownie with whipped coconut cream and raspberries is sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth. So decadent and delicious. Enjoy!

Twisted Chicken over Spiraled Zucchini

Twisted Chicken over Spiraled Zucchini

Chicken Pick your chicken. I buy fresh Bio chicken already cut since my husband and I like different parts so we usually have 2 breast, 2 wigs 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. Chicken 2 onions 4 cloves of garlic 3-5 tsp of coconut oil 3 […]


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