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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rub-a-dub-dub Rib Rub

Rub-a-dub-dub Rib Rub

Yes, that’s the name because when you taste my Rub-a-dub-dub on your Belgium Ribs in a Tub. you’ll NEVER cook ribs any other way again…I promise. I find it so strange that all over Belgium and Netherlands, in every pub, there are RIBS and Belgium […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!  

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 […]


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