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

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Grilled Tandoori Vegetables & Sauce

Grilled Tandoori Vegetables & Sauce

  Ok, I admit, while we are traveling on the boat we tend to eat the same type of meals over and over again. Dinner usually consists of, meat, some veggies, and maybe potatoes or sweet potatoes. Yes, it can get boring but I’ve found […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’s very delicious and easy to prepare. These little gems are so tasty smothered with my Cilantro Chimichurri sauce. Check it out on my site!  

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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!

Spicy Pickled Lime Chutney

Spicy Pickled Lime Chutney

  This is one of my annual event recipes. If you love hot, spicy, and salty––this is worth the wait…and I mean wait! This takes about a month of patience, but it is so yummy and so tasty, especially on Carla’s Gluten-Free Recipe Box Naan […]

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 […]


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