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

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Spicy Curried Red Lentils

Spicy Curried Red Lentils

  I love Lutz’s Lentil Soup and it’s rich flavors with pork belly or pork knuckle chunks but tonight I wanted a different flavor. I was wanting something Asian. I buy fresh Asian herbs and veggies and keep them in the freezer for such occasions. […]

Creamy Vegan/Paleo Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Vegan/Paleo Alfredo Sauce

  It’s time to hit the pantry and create something out of nothing. The longing for comfort food hit! I love pasta and during this Corona Virus, I have bought a couple of boxes of gluten-free for when the urge hits and as a back-up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…? […]

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, […]

Carne Asada Steak

Carne Asada Steak

  Ok, I know I should have checked with my daughter and her father-in-law, Enrique Lopez, about this one, but after tasting it I think I done did good! While in San Diego it seems unheard of to not have Mexican food at LEAST once a week. But […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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