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

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Lemon & Pecorino Chicken Meatballs

Lemon & Pecorino Chicken Meatballs

  So, so good! This lemon meatball dish is quick and easy. Make the meatballs the day before as I did and put them in the fridge. The next day, I took them out to get to room temperature while I made the sauce. Fifteen […]

Eggs Goldenrod

Eggs Goldenrod

  This is the best recipe for a special event like New Year’s Day. Actually, it is the best recipe for any day of the year.  It is easy to make, and the sauce can be made the day before. I even bet you have […]

Avocado Pecan Fudge

Avocado Pecan Fudge

  Don’t be left out this holiday season. This fudge is one in a million. Seriously! Do not tell anyone it is made with an avocado. They will never know. The deep, creamy, chocolatey texture is better than anything you have ever tasted. It changed […]

Fresh Ginger Pecan Muffins

Fresh Ginger Pecan Muffins

  Yes, fall is leaving as fast as it came in. The rain and dark skies have been endless these past ten days. I believe it’s time for some comfort recipes for afternoon coffee or tea. I created the perfect recipe for filling that need. […]

Chicken Steaks & Lemon Cream Sauce

Chicken Steaks & Lemon Cream Sauce

  This was so easy and made my day! The weather is changing, and the grill will soon be wrapped up for winter. I am searching for some comfy winter food ideas, and this one will definitely be on the menu. The nice thing is […]

Creamy Italian Lasagna or Spicy Fusilli Sauce

Creamy Italian Lasagna or Spicy Fusilli Sauce

  I have been on an Italian food mission with this cold and rainy boat summer we’ve been experiencing in Berlin. It just seems to warm the soul. We happened to have dinner in an Italian restaurant with Dagmar and Peter, our boat friends, and […]

Buffalo Cheese Sauce & Chicken Asparagus Pasta

Buffalo Cheese Sauce & Chicken Asparagus Pasta

  This was created out of a deep need to get warm! We’d been on the boat for over a month heading to Berlin, and the rain was persistent, so barbecuing was out of the question. It’s time for some warm comfy food to fill […]

Ahi Poke Bowl & Tangy Salad

Ahi Poke Bowl & Tangy Salad

  Fortunately, we’ve found wild caught ahi at our local store in the USA and the Wolfach Germany Wednesday market. This recipe can be made with ahi or fresh wild-caught salmon. Both are delicious. Just make sure it is sushi grade. I like using fresh […]

Cassava Flour Sweet Potato Bread & Goat Cheese Spread

Cassava Flour Sweet Potato Bread & Goat Cheese Spread

  This amazing loaf of goodness was a gift from the Fall God. So warm, mildly sweet, bold spices and stayed soft and moist for four days on the counter (could have lasted longer but was eaten rather quickly). Low in sugar, and the applesauce […]

Air-Fried Fish Bowl

Air-Fried Fish Bowl

  I love learning how to use my air-frier to make dinners simpler and quicker. This recipe serves two and is a time saver. We’ve had this yummy meal several times. Every time, it just gets better. There are three components to the delicious fish […]

Fresh Strawberry Pie & Chocolate Coconut Crust

Fresh Strawberry Pie & Chocolate Coconut Crust

  This recipe is so easy! Remember that fresh strawberry pie your mom made with jello? This is my version made with organic Vita Protein Beef Gelatin and Monk Fruit sugar. So no guilt involved, only the robust taste of a refreshing burst of summer! […]

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

  Yes, you can have cake for breakfast, why not? This is so delicious and made with almond and cassava flour. Plus Monk Fruit Sugar, so enjoy and get your dose of anti-oxidants simultaneously. I’ve made it grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! I love driving […]

Authentic German Venison Stew

Authentic German Venison Stew

  I’m not a fan of wild meat meals, but I’m living in Germany, a country where organ meats, sausage made from animal fat and blood, and wild boar sausages are offered at least once during one of the daily meals. The Germans do not […]

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 […]

Rhubarb Raspberry Galette

Rhubarb Raspberry Galette

  It’s rhubarb season here in Germany, and I needed to make something unique. Ok, I cheated! I was at the Saturday market, and there before my eyes were the most brilliant red rhubarb stalks I’ve ever seen. I grabbed them, and not wanting to […]

Brown Butter Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip with tons of walnuts. With or without the walnuts, you’ll go nuts over this recipe. It is so delicious, and I make it with Monk Fruit Sugar and Low Carb Schokodrops (a German company on amazon.de). In the […]

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 […]

Goat Cheese and Salmon Pockets

Goat Cheese and Salmon Pockets

  This winter life in Germany is quite a challenge. We’ve been experiencing so much rain and cold, and we’ve had very few occasions to barbecue our salmon or any meal for that matter. It’s freezing, and braving the wind and rain storms is not […]

Blood Orange Ginger Marmalade

Blood Orange Ginger Marmalade

  Marmalade is one of the main dishes for breakfast in Germany. I jest, but no früstück is complete without a homemade preserve the table. Since it is blood orange season here, my juices are flowing with ideas, and of course, this marmalade is a […]

Blood Orange Cream Pie

Blood Orange Cream Pie

  This recipe is very similar to my Lemon Drops and Orange Dreamsicle Pie. It’s the easiest thing you will ever make and the lowest calories. But “who would have thunk it.” In Germany, it is blood orange season. I’ve been making all kinds of […]

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake

  I love to read Bon Appetite magazine and watch their videos. They have some fantastic recipes, but all of them seem so complicated. I had just finished scanning one of their gingerbread apple cake recipes and thought, “why are there so many steps”? My […]

Turkey Meatballs and Honey Mustard Sauce

Turkey Meatballs and Honey Mustard Sauce

  This spicy-sweet dinner was gone in minutes! This dish got rave reviews from both her kids and her husband. It’s a combo of recipes I’ve read about and some ingredients I love to combine to make sauces pop! I’ve been staying with my daughter […]

Chicken & Veggie Grill

Chicken & Veggie Grill

  Yes, this is a no-brainer for sure. It’s all in the sauce, the ingredients, portion size, and timing. With this cooking style, you can use any meat, fish, or veggies you like. Plus, it’s quick and straightforward. I love using any of the sauces […]

Pineapple Upside-down Pound Cake

Pineapple Upside-down Pound Cake

  I have found a solution for pineapple that is on the verge of turning to pure alcohol! Come on I’m not the only one who’s bought a pineapple and by the time I’ve eaten half and frozen half for smoothies I’ve still got leftovers…Here […]

Gooseberry Pie / Stachelbeeren Kuchen

Gooseberry Pie / Stachelbeeren Kuchen

  Since moving to Wolfach, I’ve had some interesting moments of childhood favorite food memories. My mother would make the best tapioca pudding, and now I’ve reintroduced it into my life through a mistake.  I ordered tapioca pearls instead of tapioca starch. I was suddenly […]

Beet Greens and Coconut Sticky Rice

Beet Greens and Coconut Sticky Rice

  This dish is a combo of early childhood food memories and the love of coconut. Since moving to Wolfach, I’ve been struck by the similarity of foods once popular from my childhood. It seems that everything at the market lately has sent my food […]

Creamy Coconut Lime Pie

Creamy Coconut Lime Pie

  This is a dream come true. I love coconut and dark chocolate together. Adding a bit of lime, which I also love, enhanced the complexity and came out brilliant. It’s such a luscious dessert and one that makes the guest say “wow” twice as […]

Vanilla Bean Tapioca & Bourbon Banana Whipped Cream

Vanilla Bean Tapioca & Bourbon Banana Whipped Cream

  YES, it’s dairy-free and yummy! Tapioca pudding was my mom’s favorite treat for the family. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. It was decadently creamy and had just a hint of sugar. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until […]

Creamy Dairy-free Roasted Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Dairy-free Roasted Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

  I miss thick, creamy Alfredo sauce with roasted mushrooms. It’s delicious on my gluten-free pasta and grilled salmon…if you’re missing the thick creamy flavor of Alfredo sauce too, then keep reading…if not, well, maybe this recipe will convince you you need to try it […]

Authentic German Potato Salad

Authentic German Potato Salad

  I’m trying to cut down on lectin, and potatoes have a ton, so my doctor shared how I could continue eating them. I clean them well, stab them once with a fork, and place them in my instant pot for 40 minutes. Then I […]

Macadamia Bärlauch Pesto

Macadamia Bärlauch Pesto

  I am so excited about this season and our new bike ride on the Rhein River that led us to a field of wild Bärlauch. It’s called Ramps in America, but it’s known for its powerful aroma and is considered wild garlic. I gathered […]

Maple Pecan Blondies

Maple Pecan Blondies

  These are so easy and can be whipped up in minutes. They’re amazing with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream, coconut whipped cream, or warm out of the pan. Perfect for a quick breakfast, dessert, and a wonderful filling snack. The picture speaks for […]

Upside-down Apple Cake & Custard Sauce

Upside-down Apple Cake & Custard Sauce

  We happened to buy a bag of “end of season” apples on a farm. They needed to be used rather quickly, and so into the kitchen, I went. I had this vision of warm sticky apples topping a yellow cake. Wheels turned, and I […]

Best Pizza Crust!

Best Pizza Crust!

Ok, if I were allowed one last meal, it would be pizza.  When I started this gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free journey in 2014, I was devastated that I could no longer have pizza. I worked really hard to heal my gut and begin to rebuild […]

Tuscany Spiced Chicken

Tuscany Spiced Chicken

  This month I was invited to do a Google Zoom with a group of excellent DoDD teachers from Kaiserslautern, Germany. What a blast! My host, Terri, made the most delicious Dark Chocolate Keto Cookies dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with nuts or coconut. […]

Crunchy Seed Chips

Crunchy Seed Chips

This is a wonderful accident that was waiting to happen. I love making my own Chili Pepper Crackers and serving them with my Herb Hummus recipe or other dips. I usually take the crackers out of the oven early and break them into large chunks […]

Coconut Curry Lime Chicken (Soup)

Coconut Curry Lime Chicken (Soup)

  I cook Asian food every week, and my taster, Lutz, said this one is the best we’ve ever had…so here goes! I must admit it was amazing and had a robust flavor and a surprise kick. You can use chicken or go vegan 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, […]

Potato Leek Pie

Potato Leek Pie

  As I have shared in other posts, I rarely eat cheese, but on rare occasions, I’ll eat those made with goat, sheep, or buffalo cheese ….this is one of them! It’s a bit higher in good fats and minerals such as selenium and has […]

Cranberry Linzer Torte

Cranberry Linzer Torte

  Got cranberries? Oh yeah…lately, they’ve become quite popular in Germany during the holiday season. I found 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. Lutz’s mom […]

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 […]

A Guest Post: Savory Roasted Veggie Soup With Black Chanterelle Mushrooms

A Guest Post: Savory Roasted Veggie Soup With Black Chanterelle Mushrooms

  My mom, Peggy, has always been my inspiration for creative cooking. It was not uncommon to come home from school to see something cooking on the stove and a new aroma filtering through the house. I recall a week-long marathon of Julia Childs’ French […]

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 delightful 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, […]

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 […]

Authentic Birria Soup

Authentic Birria Soup

  I’m so disappointed with Mexican cuisine in Germany. It doesn’t exist unless you call it tomato sauce and catsup authentic Mexican sauce. Yes, seriously. Whenever someone says, “I’ve found the best Mexican restaurant in town,” I get hopeful. However, while living here, I never […]

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 salad. I use my crockpot when it rains, but mostly we grill rain, snow, and sun! How do I keep things from getting boring? […]

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 to 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 […]

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 fantastic! 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 knock it up a notch. Plus, heck, I’m in France, why not?  It was […]

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, […]

Gluten-free Farm Loaf Bread

Gluten-free Farm Loaf Bread

  Wooo! Ok, I know I am a bread eater, and creating bread recipes is a mission for me (along with pizza crust). This week my husband and I went to Wolfach in the Black Forest to check up on our home that is being built, […]

Spicy Curried Red Lentil Soup

Spicy Curried Red Lentil Soup

  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 wanted something Asian. I buy fresh Asian herbs and veggies and keep them in the freezer for such occasions. I […]

Cassava Pumpkin Cake

Cassava Pumpkin Cake

  This quarantine is 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 of […]

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 Bean Sauce

Creamy Vegan/Paleo Alfredo Bean 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 (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 […]

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 fortunate to have an open market providing 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 I’d need to make […]

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 farmer’s 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 […]

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 recipe is a version of my luscious Orange Dreamsicle Pie. I did a Valentine Cooking Class this month and decided EVERYONE needed to try the fantastic versatile recipe. So I created a piggyback recipe using a whole lemon instead of an orange. The […]

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 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 […]

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 had the family over to the campground. I was serving up my Bacon & Zucchini Wrapped Chicken Kabobs when I decided that […]

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 could tweak her recipe a bit to fit all my plans. Check out her site. She’s […]

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 […]

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, you give a few away on the way home from the market and then use them quickly! Second, you 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. […]

Dark Chocolate Covered Sun Butter Truffles

Dark Chocolate Covered Sun Butter 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 […]

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 […]

Berry Plum Wheel

Berry Plum Wheel

No matter what you call it,  Fillo, Filo or Phyllo Dough, I have yet to discover a homemade gluten-free recipe that does not take me a century to make and is rice flour free. Seriously…I’ve wasted more time and materials trying to find the right […]

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 […]

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

This is so delicious and inspired by Lutz’s 97-year-old mom. Every time we visit her she has this amazing spread of goodies, one of which is a “Rhubarba Kocken”. Every time she serves this, I am immediately transformed back in time. Why?… My Great-grandmother Mawmaw […]

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,” which is easy in German! You’ll see many of these this summer, so I hope you try one of the recipes and enjoy it! […]

Very Berry Cobbler

Very Berry Cobbler

I LOVE berries. I can recall eating a warm berry pie from the 7/11 store several times a week on my way to San Dieguito High School in Encinitas CA. It was so tart and the crust was just yummy but full of fat and […]

Chopped Asian Salad

Chopped Asian Salad

  This is so delicious and keeps in the fridge for 3 to 4 days, 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 […]

Luscious Coconut Lemon Bars

Luscious Coconut Lemon Bars

  This was simple and was done using an immersion blender and a toaster oven! I’ve found many ways to use my Cassava Butter Cookies or Nut’n Butter Than Almond Cookies. Besides being the tastiest cookies, they make the PERFECT crust for that delicious pie […]

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, a few days later, I returned for my order and got the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Hello folks! I just updated this recipe. I found a couple of alterations that helped with my new bread machine. I cut down on the yeast, which seemed to help it rise (I used Fleischmann’s Instant Yeast, RapidRise for Bread Machines). In addition, I sifted […]

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 […]

Cassava Butter Cookies & Bitter Sweet Orange Chocolate

Cassava Butter Cookies & Bitter Sweet Orange Chocolate

  My Nut’n Butter than Butter Cookies recipe is so perfect for avoiding gluten, but the recipe contains rice flour. For those of us trying to stay clear of corn and rice, I’ve created a super yummy Cassava Butter Cookie that is dipped in Bittersweet Orange Chocolate.  You […]

Whipped Coconut “Cream Cheese” Frosting

Whipped Coconut “Cream Cheese” Frosting

This is dairy free! And it tastes just like the real thing. You can use this on any cake or cupcake. It is really light and tasty. Try it on my Carrot Cake. Just remember you will need to put a 32 oz carton of […]

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

I have read every carrot cake recipe out there…Well, ok, most of them. And guess what? I decided to do my own thing. I created the moistest rich flavored cake of them all. You tell me…seriously. It is so thick and just the hint of sweet […]

Berry Cake

Berry Cake

Our summer RV’ing was amazing and I bought tons of cooking supplies thanks to my colleagues! I was given a gift certificate for King Arthur and for Amazon. Needless to say, I made sure I bought my cooking staples. I left all my clothes in […]

Cassava Blueberry Pancakes

Cassava Blueberry Pancakes

It is a cold snowy day her in Germany and my tummy needed some comfort food. Since going gluten, dairy and soy free for 2 years I have never tried making gluten free pancakes. What a great day to experiment. I have been trying to avoid […]

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 […]

Bitter Sweet Orange Mousse

Bitter Sweet Orange Mousse

Ok, I was suspicious at first, but I had to try making this creamy smooth deep dark chocolate mousse with AVOCADO––yes, you heard me, avocado! BUT I did not leave well-enough alone. I had to do my thing and spruce it up. Yes, it needed a […]

Date Drop Cookies

Date Drop Cookies

Woo! Just back from our tour in the USA and had a sweet tooth but the cupboard was empty. So what do you do? Improvise! I had Ghee, almond flour, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, raw almonds, and dates! These cookies were so chewy in the […]

Best Field Salad with Bacon Dressing!

Best Field Salad with Bacon Dressing!

  “Tis the season to eat field salad, fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la” Yes, really, it is hopping right now. Field salad is delicious; restaurants serve a yummy bacon dressing. I had to figure this out and master it. You can add your own touches and be creative, […]

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Since I had steamed two small fresh pumpkins and puréed them, I was excited about coming up with some simple pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin bread was at the top of the list. I had a helper, so the mixing went fast! It’s so great to cook’n camp with […]

Cranberry Tangerine Cake

Cranberry Tangerine Cake

  This was so yummy and tart. It’s a really great recipe for using those fresh cranberries and tangerines that are now in season. Top it off with Coconut Whipped Cream or a scoop of homemade coconut ice cream for a perfect holiday dish!   […]

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

I can’t take credit for this one since it has been published on several websites. It’s simple and delicious and best of all dairy-free. The only problem is that you need to refrigerate the coconut cream overnight. I usually keep 2 large cartons in the fridge […]

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 who also enjoys cooking. Lutz, my husband, has mastered the art of lentil soup. This is it for those who love soup and eat lentils. I believe all the rain on this RV trip leads to […]

Bacon Bean Kale Soup

Bacon Bean Kale Soup

For the past 3 weeks, we’ve been enduring the rain.  I’ve decided to go with the flow and make SOUP! Yes, I’m feeling the warmth of the broth and the zing of the red pepper flakes! I had to do something to get the blue […]

Sticky Apple Cake

Sticky Apple Cake

Fall is amazing in Washington. All the campgrounds in the area have apples falling off the trees. A visit to my son’s house led me to this amazing Sticky Apple Cake. He has a HUGE old apple tree in the front yard. Blankets of apples […]

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 […]

Fresh Apple Bread

Fresh Apple Bread

Fall is EVERYWHERE, and so are the apples. I am in pursuit of the apple lovers dream. So far I have made Fresh Applesauce and fresh Sticky Apple Cake and now this amazing Fresh Apple Bread. It is so good warmed up with a slice of […]

Coconut Mounds Cookies

Coconut Mounds Cookies

This cookie will keep you coming back for more. They literally melt in your mouth! Remember the burst of coconut and dark chocolate you get when you bite into a Mounds Almond Bar? And then that snap of the almond? I FOUND IT! And best […]

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 […]

Fresh Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Fresh Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Yes, I’m still camp’n and cook’n and this one is a keeper. We bought a fresh pineapple and it was turning to alcohol and my thought was “don’t toss it, cook it!” So I sliced it into rings and kept the core in as well. This […]

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 […]

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 in recipes: puddings, bread, shakes, fries, and whipped with organic butter and salt–but this is one of my favorites. These are great as a snack or a side […]

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 […]

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…? […]

Oma’s Raisin Cookies

Oma’s Raisin Cookies

  OOOH yum. Truly, I don’t know why I waited so long to experiment with this one. The aroma of these warm morsels while baking was too much! A touch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg just took my memory back to my mother-in-law’s […]

Off the Wall-nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Off the Wall-nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok this is it! When I first started this adventure I missed 2 things…chocolate chip cookies and pizza. Well, I’ve mastered them both now! Life is good.

Foolproof Mayo with a Zing!

Foolproof Mayo with a Zing!

  I am always reading labels and mayo is one of those sneaky things on the grocery shelves…filled with no-no things. So I really wanted to make it myself but I was scared! Thanks to The Healthy Foodie she gave me the confidence to go […]

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 Soup

Vietnamese Please Soup

We go to a little Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon, which 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, […]

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 […]

Prized Pizza Crust

Prized Pizza Crust

FINALLY, after many attempts of trying and eating cardboard crust I believe I found the recipe for my monthly pizza! It was like there all the time, I just had to discover it… LOL. Couple of tricks, and ta-da! You will need cassava flour and […]

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. […]

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!  

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, the sun chose to shine for a couple of days. We took advantage of this and snuck out to do some grilling! I am addicted to these Grilled Veggies with my B&B […]

Lean Green Soup

Lean Green Soup

  It might be quite obvious that I’m not enjoying this spring weather when I only think about soup. You’re right…But I am looking for the good in the weather. My mantra for this cloudy, rainy month has been: “Thank you, Universe, for the rain […]

Mocha Brownies

Mocha Brownies

OOOOh so good! Just a hint of coffee flavor to create a deep, dark chocolate bitter-sweet savory flavor. These goodies call for my Chocolate Chip Pistachio Ice Cream. Decadent, moist chocolate brownies with walnuts or almonds…easy-peasy to make! Drizzle with a thin layer of melted fudge […]

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 […]

A Guest Post: Jodi & Barb’s Waffles

A Guest Post: Jodi & Barb’s Waffles

  I met Jodi and Barb at the cooking class a few weeks ago. Both are super excited about eating healthy and cleaning up their eating habits. While chatting, they shared their Waffle recipe with me, and with their permission, I am posting it for […]

Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Ice Cream Time!

Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Ice Cream Time!

I am willing the sun to come out with this treat. Seriously folks, it’s been raining for 3 days straight and it’s May 29th.  Rain is predicted for tomorrow, too, Memorial Day. Since it’s not raining too bad at the moment, we’ll make a dash […]

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. Slice it up into ten individual meals and keep it in the […]

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

  DEEEEEElicious! Seriously, folks, it is amazingly delicious. If you’re feeling a winter hangover this spring in Germany, then this is what you need! Cozy pumpkin or sweet potato crepes with a warm tart topping of rhubarb and a hint of ginger to revive your […]

Chai Cashew Butter

Chai Cashew Butter

This was inspired by Sonia Lacasse and her great cookbook Paleo Home Cooking. I love the chapter on nut butter and did a spin on one of them. Remember you must soak your raw cashews for 10-24 hours. I hope you like it. This butter […]

Creamy Dairy-Free Yogurt

Creamy Dairy-Free Yogurt

I have to say this is not my recipe, BUT it is the easiest and best I’ve found. I discovered it on the site, thekitchn.com. It’s really amazing and has never failed. So my thanks goes out to Faith at thekitchn.com! Oh yeah, don’t let […]

Cick’n Chick’n Seasoning

Cick’n Chick’n Seasoning

Ok the name is strange but the flavors are great. This seasoning can be used on pork as well so get out the barbecue and fire it up. We LOVE this stuff and put it on our chicken and our grilled veggies. It’s delicious on potatoes […]

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!

Eggs In A Nest

Eggs In A Nest

  Oh yeah, babe! This is Sunday Brunch at our house. We love to sleep in, wake up slowly, and then head to the kitchen. My job is breakfast; Lutz’s jobs are coffee, music, and taking or working on photos. Then off to the gym…well, […]

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

  This hollandaise is an excellent sauce for topping off any vegetable or main meal. Impress the family! 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 […]

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 […]

Cassava Century Bread

Cassava Century Bread

  YES! This recipe is it. It’s the bread of the century. I found it. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. OMG. Really, I am dancing around. So far, the bread I have made in the past calls for many eggs, and […]

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 […]

Creamy Cardamon Custard & Caramelized Mangos and Bananas

Creamy Cardamon Custard & Caramelized Mangos and Bananas

This custard is so delicious and easy to make. It is refreshing and makes a great desert to impress. You can make it the day before. Then assemble the dessert by warming the custard and caramelized mangos and bananas right before you serve. It is a great accompaniment to […]

Rustic Cajun Seasoning

Rustic Cajun Seasoning

This spice makes a great rub for chicken or pork, and it’ll bring a kick to your morning eggs or hollandaise sauce. It is the main seasoning for Spicy Cajun Delight. Simple to make and stores nicely for months in a sealed jar! Every time […]

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 […]

Bella Italian Seasoning

Bella Italian Seasoning

This is really beautiful and versatile. You can use it for all Italian recipes and dips.  I try to use my dried plants when making this seasoning. The recipe was constructed using both ground and fresh dried herbs, so get creative and use your cooking […]

Basic Bold Tomato Sauce

Basic Bold Tomato Sauce

This red robust sauce gets its color from my 2 secret ingredients. Ok, no secret anymore. But its due to the sun-dried tomatoes and the dash of dark paprika. Tomato sauce is a staple for me. I make a huge pot and then freeze it […]

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!

Nut’n Butter Than Indian Butter Chicken

Nut’n Butter Than Indian Butter Chicken

  Butter Chicken is a warm creamy dish that smells and tastes superb. It has a hint of cinnamon and the scent 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 […]

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 […]

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai Soup

  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 […]

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 […]

European Herb Chicken

European Herb Chicken

European Herb Chicken 4 – Chicken breast cubed Gluten-free pasta or cauliflower rice (see recipe below) Herb Seasoning: 1/4 cup macadamia nut oil or coconut oil 1 tablespoon Minnie’s Italian seasoning * recipe to follow. Or any Italian spice. 1 tsp of Himalayan salt 1 […]

Bomb-a-rama Brownies with Whipped Coconut Cream & Raspberries

Bomb-a-rama Brownies with Whipped Coconut Cream & Raspberries

This is just to die for! Everybody needs a sweet treat once in a while. This super-rich brownie with whipped coconut cream and raspberries is sure to satisfy any sweetest tooth. So decadent and delicious. Enjoy!    

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 breasts, 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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