For me, changing my diet to exclude dairy, eggs, gluten, corn and refined sugars was not that hard.
I wanted to feel better! And I would do anything to feel better!
However, I know statistically, that for many people quitting their food allergens or intolerances can be very difficult. In fact, we can actually be addicted to our food intolerances.
Making a mind shift is necessary to quit certain foods.
I wrote an article for My Life With Food Allergies listing 10 tips for quitting your “bad for you” foods. Click here to read it.
One of the main reasons I do not post every day, or every other day or even weekly is because I will only put up recipes that actually work and taste great. Honestly, I am surprised by the number of food bloggers that “put up recipes” that do not work. I know my way around a kitchen very well, and if I can’t make a recipe that I read on another’s blog work, then I really don’t think the average reader can. I have had this experience time and again when trying other’s gluten free cracker recipes. I have never … Continue reading
Need a new cookbook? Want inspiration? I have reviewed the cookbooks in the picture below. You can find this review at My Life With Food Allergies by clicking here. If you like cookbook reviews you may be interested in this article reviewing 5 cookbooks. Read a synopsis of 11 of my cookbooks here. Love ice cream? Read a cookbook review of my favorite ice cream cookbook here. What is your favorite cookbook? Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.
The secret to grilling boneless pork chops is an easy 2 step process. Follow these simple guidelines and never have dry pork chops again! First, marinate, marinate, marinate. Shoot for 6-8 hours. Thirty minutes before grilling time won’t do it. Second, cooking time for boneless pork chops is super short. 8-10 minutes maximum! This all depends on your particular grill, how hot it heats, how far the grates are from heat source etc. etc. I have a very hot grill, even on medium heat. I generally cook boneless pork chops about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3-4 on … Continue reading
We eat with our eyes first. That is why I’m hesitant to post the below picture. It is not the most appetizing looking meal. However, in this case a picture doesn’t say 1000 words. To be honest, I got eye rolls when I put this on the table. But I soon got, “wow, this is really good” and clean plates at the end of the meal. This Cuban Rice and Beans meal can be lumped into the “comfort food” category. Seriously, it has that down home, satisfying feeling. Another plus….it is cheap to make. After all, black beans are really … Continue reading
Are you new to the dairy free lifestyle? Are you afraid to try a new dairy free milk beverage? Not sure what dairy free milk to purchase? After 5 years of dairy free living, I know a thing or two about alternative milks. Check out my article about dairy free milks that was originally written for the blog My Life With Food Allergies. You can find the article here. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.
Oooh La La. These are delish! Gluten free and allergy friendly baking is not easy. And sometime we just do not have time or energy to do endless measuring. We just want something easy and tasty! Like these Cashew and Honey (and agave) Bars with Chocolate Drizzle. I set out to make these because I wanted something easy like regular rice crispy treats, but without the marshmallows. Marshmallows are corn syrup, sugar, more corn derivatives and more sugar. Not good for people with corn sensitivities, or someone who wants to consume less sugar….way less sugar. I recommend making your own … Continue reading
Want the traditional Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie flavor without the milk, gluten and soy? Check out these cookies! Lauren from Oatmeal With a Fork came up with these highly addictive, nearly identical, thin mint style cookies. What is even more awesome…they are grain free too! Yep! Don’t get freaked out by her choice of flour…I promise…you CAN NOT taste anything but super, delicious thin mint cookie flavor! Per her suggestion, I’ve been keeping them in the freezer and I find myself heading there several times a day. I really shouldn’t make these again. BUT I WILL! Her recipe is … Continue reading
I’m a sucker for soups. I love cooking them. Most soups require some pre-cooking the meat, or chopping vegetables or both. Most of the time I enjoy that. Sometimes I just want to open cans and dump them in a big pot. That is what today’s recipe is (mostly) like-fast, easy and tasty. This recipe makes a large batch. So I froze the leftovers in individual serving sizes to take out for lunch at a later time. Make some gluten free pasta, like penne or rotini, and serve the soup over that if you wish. It’s good either way, but … Continue reading
Did you quit your New Year’s Day Resolutions? Maybe you never made one! Spring is the perfect time to make a fresh start with any food and health goals you may want to do. If you need ideas of what your food and health goals could or should be, check out this article listing 30 different food and health related goals on My Life With Food Allergies.