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

Dressings, Sauces & Spices

Macamemia Bärlauch Pesto

Macamemia 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 referred to as wild garlic. I […]

Quick & Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce

Quick & Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce

  Yes, if I had my choice, I’d eat pizza every day! It’s one food I have missed so much and have been experimenting to find ways to bring it back into my life. Since going gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, I’ve spent a lot of […]

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 […]

Teriyaki Grilled Carrots & Asian Salad Dressing

Teriyaki Grilled Carrots & Asian Salad Dressing

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

Spicy Cilantro Pecan Pesto

Spicy Cilantro Pecan Pesto

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

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

  I love Caesar salads but I’ve never ventured to make it.  The thought of working with anchovies didn’t appeal to me. After watching a video on Bon Appetite’s site I thought “I can do this”…but, of course, I had to do it my way! If […]

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 […]

Herb de Provence Oil

Herb de Provence Oil

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

Herb Hummus

Herb Hummus

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

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 […]

Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

  This is the simplest mock-cheese and so tasty. I use it on everything from pizza to zucchini noodles. It’s amazing for dips as well. Top off your casserole with this Italian flavored mock-cheese and no one will know but you! There’s one catch with […]

Asian Spiced Veggie Broil

Asian Spiced Veggie Broil

  Ok no brainer…really. Just grab your favorite veggies from the fridge and add this out of the world sauce and your mouth will have a celebration! I can throw them in my little baking oven on the boat and my confectioner oven in the […]

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 […]

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 Medieval Compote

Raspberry Medieval Compote

  What do you do with 20 trays of raspberries for 5 euro? Well first off, you give a few away on the way home from the market and then use them quickly! Second, come up with some ingenious ways to consume them! This recipe […]

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 […]

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

  I could live off of gluten-free appetizers and plan to do just that this Christmas! Our family tends to make holidays a marathon of eating and I love to bring my own appetizers that are gluten, soy and dairy free. So, when dinner rolls […]

Roasted Salsa My Way

Roasted Salsa My Way

Way tooooo easy. Who said good things take time and precision? Well, I’m here to say that’s not always true. I’ve so enjoyed spending time with my extended family from Mexico and have learned a lot about Mexican cooking. This trip to San Diego was […]

Spicy Catsup

Spicy Catsup

Ok, this I had to make. I love my sweet potato fries with catsup and a dash of hot sauce. After reading all the store bought labels of catsup (EVEN the organic ones) with all their sugars and preservatives I figured I could whip this […]

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 […]

Crispy Salmon Salad with Garlic Dressing

Crispy Salmon Salad with Garlic Dressing

My husband has mastered the perfect cooking time for salmon on the grill! Plus he’s discovered the nutritional value of eating the crispy skin. I’ve discovered the seasoning and the perfect dressing to accompany this fantastic salad!  The Garlic Dressing is so bold and tasty. If you like […]

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 so delicious and in restaurants, they serve a yummy bacon dressing on top. I had to figure this out and mastered it to the TEEEE. You can add […]

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 […]

Basil Cashew Ricotta Cheese

Basil Cashew Ricotta Cheese

There are all kinds of dairy-free cheese recipes floating around on the internet and as usual, I had to twist it up! This is awesome with lasagna using zucchini slices as the pasta and my Bold Bolognese to create a fantastic gluten, soy, and dairy […]

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 […]

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Summer is the time for savory cold salads that keep you going all day. I like to make a huge batch of this Pico de Gallo and use it all week on my eggs, chicken salads, and to top off my Carne Asada tacos or […]

Cilantro Chimichurri

Cilantro Chimichurri

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

Carne Asada Steak

Carne Asada Steak

  Ok, I know I should have checked with my daughter and her father-in-law, Enrique Lopez, about this one, but after tasting it I think I done did good! While in San Diego it seems unheard of to not have Mexican food at LEAST once a week. But […]

B&B Pesto

B&B Pesto

Ok, so I know you are wondering, “What in the world does B&B stand for?” Wait no longer! Create this yourself using Black Basil, Black Olive Oil, and toasted pine nuts! It is so yummy. I used it to marinate our grilled veggies. What a feast! My […]

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

Infused Egg Bake & Side Sauce

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

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Cassava Sweet Potato Crepes and Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

DEEEEEElicious! This is all I can say. 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, […]

Chai Cashew Butter

Chai Cashew Butter

This was inspired by Sonia Lacasse and her great cook book Paleo Home Cooking. I love the chapter on nut butters and did a spin on one of them. Just remember you will need to soak your raw cashews for 10-24 hours. I hope you […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Fig & Mustard Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Fig & Mustard Sauce

This is the season to be jolly! Yes, that’s right. It’s asparagus season in Germany. White asparagus is the most popular on this side of the pond. However, I use green asparagus in this recipe for several reasons. One being color…green asparagus wrapped in seasoned […]

Sausage or Spinach Empanadas

Sausage or Spinach Empanadas

Ole! My home is San Diego and I guess this is why I love spicy food so much. Going to Mexico with my daughter, Jericho, and her family this summer was so fun. My daughter and I stayed over night at a winery to the […]

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 […]

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

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

Crazy Curry Seasoning

Crazy Curry Seasoning

  I searched the net for curry powders, and there were as many curries as there are languages in India! It is amazing, and they all have their own unique twists––so I decided I could do the same thing. Here you go! This is my version […]

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 […]

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 […]


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