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

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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 […]

German Venison Stew

German Venison Stew

  I’m not a fan of wild meat meals, but, heck, I’m living in Germany, 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 waste […]

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 […]

Turkey Meatballs and Honey Mustard Sauce

Turkey Meatballs and Honey Mustard Sauce

  This spicy-sweet dinner was gone in minutes! I’ve been staying with my daughter in San Diego and enjoying the best home-cooked Mexican food ever, so I was a little scared when I took charge of the cooking. This dish got rave reviews from both […]

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 […]

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 have to admit it was amazing and really had a robust flavor as well as a surprise kick. You can use chicken […]

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, […]

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 Child’s french […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lutz’s Lentil Soup

Lutz’s Lentil Soup

  I’ve been so blessed to have a partner that enjoys cooking as well. Lutz, my husband, has mastered the art of lentil soup. For those of you that love soup and eat lentils, this is it. I do believe it is all the rain on […]

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!

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

  DEEEEEElicious! Seriously folks, 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 soul! Of course, it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]


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