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

Dessert

Swedish Potato Flour Sandkaka (Sandcake)

Swedish Potato Flour Sandkaka (Sandcake)

  Ok, so I had a senior moment (or should I say another senior moment). I was ordering some organic potato starch and clicked the wrong button and the next thing I knew I had received a 500 gm bag of organic potato flour. No, […]

Cassava Pumpkin Cake

Cassava Pumpkin Cake

  This quarantine is really forcing creative cooks to go beyond! We just got back from a short quarantine in a cabin in the Black Forest and found nothing in the house to make for dinner. I began to clean out the freezer in search […]

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

  I love the rhubarb season in Germany. The market is filled with fresh stalks of vibrant red rhubarb. Stalls are filled with rhubarb jellies, jams, and cakes or Kuchen. I wanted a light cake to accent this sweetened, tart, and distinguishing vegetable. This recipe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amy’s Orange Cinnamon Buns

Amy’s Orange Cinnamon 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 quickly! Second, come up with some ingenious ways to consume them! This recipe […]

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’re so beautiful they look fake. Filled with sugar, and flakey gluten-filled crusts that beg to be eaten. But, I remember how I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 any sweetest tooth. So decadent and delicious. Enjoy!    


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