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

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Instant Pot Oxen Cheek With Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Oxen Cheek With Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  I’m not sure which I love more, the creamy, fluffy potatoes or the delicious savory oxen cheeks. They’re so complementary and keep you wanting more, so I suggest you double this recipe. In Germany, this recipe is called Ochsenbä Backel. It is the cheek […]

Bacon Fried Cabbage

Bacon Fried Cabbage

  Mercy me! I thought I loved cabbage, but now I am “in love” with this easy, quick, and nutritious dish. You can whip up this dish in 15 minutes. It’s a great party side-salad cold or hot. Try using leftovers warmed-up in the morning […]

German Apple Sponge Cake

German Apple Sponge Cake

  Yes, I have a thing for apples. Just search my menu with the word “apple,” and you’re bound to find a few to try. This one is a snap and cooks up in less than forty minutes from start to finish. Quick, easy, and […]

German Lebkuchen

German Lebkuchen

  Ok, I’m on a German baking roll. As you can tell in my most recent post, I’ve celebrated Christmas in San Diego for the past six years. This Christmas season, we’re celebrating in Germany. I’m struggling between traditional German holiday meals or traditional Mexican, […]

Cranberry Linzer Torte

Cranberry Linzer Torte

  Got cranberries? Oh yeah…lately, they’ve become quite popular in Germany during the holiday season. I happened to find a couple of baskets and decided to dress up my holiday Rolauden meal with a classic German Linzer Torte for dessert…of course, with my own twist. […]

German Markklößchen Soup

German Markklößchen Soup

Lutz’s mom introduced me to this feel-good soup, and it is one of the soups for special occasions. It is a broth with special dumplings. They use the morrow in beef bones (organic is best) along with an egg, bread crumbs, and seasonings. I’ve created […]

German Rotkohl

German Rotkohl

  I love both red and white German sauerkraut. The white sauerkraut is so delicious compared to the American brand. It’s much milder and seasoned with various spices. At the market on Saturday, you can pick up a container from different vendors, and it’s usually […]

German Rouladen

German Rouladen

  Amazingly simple and delicious. Seriously good stuff! When I was introduced to this delicious traditional meat dish, I had to question the ingredients, but my doubts were dismissed after one taste. It is a burst of tender meat filled with smokey bacon, spicy mustard, […]

German Apple Cake (ApfelKuchen)

German Apple Cake (ApfelKuchen)

  I 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 of the many bakeries that line the streets and treat myself to a decadent slice […]

Wild Garlic Pesto (Bärlauch)

Wild Garlic Pesto (Bärlauch)

  Once again the seasons in Germany surprise me with the array of wild herbs and plants. This time of year our wild garlic or as we call it, bärlauch, is in full bloom.  The street markets are decorated with herbs and radical-looking plants. There’s nothing […]

Creamy Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

Creamy Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

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

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!


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