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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

White Chicken/Turkey Chili

White Chicken/Turkey Chili

  One of my kindergarten students had invited me to their house for dinner. I was so impressed with the meal. The mother made chicken chili, and this was a first for me! It was amazing! So when we headed to the desert for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

  This is the simplest mock cheese and is 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Creamy Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

Creamy Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

  I am refusing to let go of asparagus season or what the Germans 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 […]

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!  

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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!    


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