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

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Greek Breakfast Eggs

Greek Breakfast Eggs

Ok, this week’s cheese allotment went to a Greek Breakfast Egg, but you can use dairy-free cheese as well. I’ve made both. It isn’t easy to find dairy-free cheese in Germany, so when I find it, I do buy it, but this week, I couldn’t […]

Creamy Dairy-free Fish Soup

Creamy Dairy-free Fish Soup

A winner! Easy, fast, and amazingly delicious. This is such a great appetizer or double your bowl and have it as the main course. It’s so natural for us to grill up fish two to three times a week in the summer, but I don’t […]

Authentic Birria Soup

Authentic Birria Soup

  I’m so disappointed with Mexican cuisine in Germany. I should say it doesn’t really exist unless you call tomato sauce and catsup authentic Mexican sauce. Yes, seriously. Each time someone says, “I’ve found the best Mexican restaurant in town,” I get hopeful. However, I […]

Creamy Potato Leek & Bacon Soup

Creamy Potato Leek & Bacon Soup

  Ugggg… quarantine and cold weather. Not a good combination unless you add Creamy Potato Leek & Bacon Soup, then the world looks, smells, and even tastes brighter. Is that even possible? This soup is so delicious and easy. Everyone has potatoes, right? Let’s do […]

Teriyaki Grilled Carrots & Asian Salad Dressing

Teriyaki Grilled Carrots & Asian Salad Dressing

  While on the boat we typically eat the same food groups while traveling. Usually, a protein, some veggies, and some kind of salad. When it rains I use my crockpot but mostly we grill come rain, snow, and sun! How do I keep things […]

Spicy Cilantro Pecan Pesto

Spicy Cilantro Pecan Pesto

  Easy right? Ok, so I had a large batch of rooted cilantro from my Asian store and it was wilting fast…what to do? Make a pesto. So, I wanted it to be unique and decided to use roasted pecans I’d been saving for a […]

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

  I love zucchini any way you make it but getting Lutz to eat it, well it’s like him making me try kidneys. So this cool trick worked and now they are on our seasonal menu. Easy and delicious. They are the bomb with my […]

Grilled French Fries & Mayo With a Zing

Grilled French Fries & Mayo With a Zing

  Yes, I do eat potatoes and yes, I do eat pretty much the same food groups each dinner. But the key to jazzing up your meals is the spice and sauce. I find that I can change the flavor of any dish just by […]

Jalapeño Tuna

Jalapeño Tuna

  This is the best thing on the planet! Ok, Well almost. Cooking onboard the boat can be really HOT so we try to keep our cooking for the grill. When supplies get low I always have a can of organic tuna on board and […]

Grilled Merguez Zucchini Boats

Grilled Merguez Zucchini Boats

  Traveling France has been so fun and learning about interesting foods especially. One of the most delicious sausages is Merguez. It’s similar to Chorizo. But they are usually made with ground lamb (sometimes beef or both) and spicy Harissa seasoning to give it power. […]

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 […]

Lemon Lavender Chicken Soup

Lemon Lavender Chicken Soup

    As you know, we are off and heading to Strasbourg on our boat, Virus.  I threw everything from our home freezer into the ice chest in hopes of rejuvenating it on the boat into something beyond amazing. One of the labeled packages was […]

Herb de Provence Oil

Herb de Provence Oil

  This oil is amazing! I am so fortunate to have an herb garden at home and on my boat. I’ve made hummus a million times and decided this oil would really knock it up a notch. Plus, heck, I’m in France, why not?  It […]

Herb Hummus

Herb Hummus

  This is such an easy dip to make. I start with dried chickpeas and soak them overnight. Then I rinse them and boil the entire bag for 2 hours or more. I end up with 4 containers that I froze. Each batch was about […]

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 […]

Dinner or Hamburger Rolls

Dinner or Hamburger Rolls

  Well, golly molly I did it. These are crazy good and perfect each time. I love this dough so much that I updated my Amy’s Orange Cinnamon Buns and created a new recipe, Savory Breakfast Rolls. Both are so delicious and the dough is […]

Savory Breakfast Rolls

Savory Breakfast Rolls

  My husband and I have a schedule we’ve been keeping for a few years and love it. Each morning we wake up and lay in bed and read for an hour. Then it’s time for my hour German lesson, also in bed! By 11 […]

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 […]

Asparagus Eggs Benedict

Asparagus Eggs Benedict

  It’s the season and I’m not wasting a bit of asparagus. These asparagus ends did not end up in my Creamy Asparagus Soup but right on the top of my poached eggs with my homemade Spicy Hollandaise Sauce and so easy. We kept the […]

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 […]

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 dashed 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 that I’d […]

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 […]

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 the Moroccan version of baked chicken with “pesto”.  I shop at Edeka because they have such a wide […]

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 love going to the farmers market in Germany. The produce is always fresh, and so many unique veggies. On this trip, I found the biggest purple carrots I’ve ever seen. I love that deep dark purple, and then when you slice them, bright […]

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 […]

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

  Want a power-packed breakfast the whole family can enjoy? This is it! Simple, quick and so delicious. Add a dash of hot sauce and bam! what a breakfast treat. This is our go-to for camping or on the boat. You can double it or […]

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 […]

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 as you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Pizza Egg

Pizza Egg

  Breakfast is one of our favorite meals and making them together has become a great source of enjoyment for both Lutz and me. He’ll cut the fruit and I’ll whip up some concoction and usually forget to take pictures and write the recipe down. […]

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 Bread Machine Grain-Free Cassava Century Bread. Lutz’s […]

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 […]

Wake Me UP Poached Eggs

Wake Me UP Poached Eggs

  Breakfast is the best part of the day when you’re camping. Well, basically breakfast is great for any meal and any place. It gets you going for the hikes! This one will surely “wake you up” and give you the power you need to […]

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 […]

Spicy Avocado Dip or Dressing

Spicy Avocado Dip or Dressing

I love cutting up veggies and dipping! This recipe can be a dip or a salad dressing and is easy to put together at the last minute. You can whip this up by hand or use your emersion blender. All you need on hand is […]

Chopped Asian Salad

Chopped Asian Salad

  This is so delicious and keeps for 3 to 4 days in the fridge, but it never lasts that long around our house. It’s quick, easy and makes a great impression.  Or spread this on your gluten-free homemade bread or one of my Grain-Free Cassava Century […]

Crunchy Rice & Taj Indian Spinach Eggs

Crunchy Rice & Taj Indian Spinach Eggs

  I love to make my Taj Indian Chicken & Spinach. After fishing out all the chicken I usually have sauce leftover and freeze it for the next batch. But on the boat, freezing this is not so easy. I tried to make a 2 serving portion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!  

Cilantro Chimichurri

Cilantro Chimichurri

  OOOOOh so good. There are 1000 different things you can do with this sauce… ok ok ok, close to 1000. From marinades to salad dressing, from topping off a taco to dressing up your morning eggs! It makes the best marinade for chicken and pork, […]

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 […]

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

  What a way to start your day! No more excuses for not having time for breakfast. This delicious recipe is easy to make and creates a super breakfast for the whole family, or slice it up into ten individual meals and keep it in […]

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

  This is a great sauce for topping off any breakfast meal. Impress the family! Really, you have to try this. I was always afraid to make Hollandaise sauce, but it is so easy. It can’t fail. I watched J Kenji Lopez-Alt on YouTube make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taj Indian Chicken & Spinach

Taj Indian 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 […]

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai

  As you can see, I’m on a soup roll. This is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s easy and quick to make. I can’t say I invented it, but after trial and error and reading a million recipes from the web, this recipe […]

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 […]

Mangled Mango & Apple Chutney

Mangled Mango & Apple Chutney

This is the most flavorful chutney in the world…ok, well in my world. My mother taught me how to make this as a child, and of course, I have had to experiment with every batch. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Thanks, […]

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

  Making Indian food has become a passion of mine, and I have so enjoyed reading and researching the different curries and spices of Asia…and sampling the tasty dishes from this part of the world. Garam Masala, like curries, varies from country to country. It is one […]

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 […]

Anne´s Zippy Fennel Salad

Anne´s Zippy Fennel Salad

  This is the best salad. I went to my husband’s son’s house to visit in Munich, and his wife made this for us. It is one of the vegetables I get each week from our Bio home delivery company, and it just sits there […]

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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