Tag Archives: Vegan

Almond Meal vs. Blanched Almond Flour

Many gluten free bakers and Paleo diet followers use blanched almond flour in their baked goods. I always find this intriguing, but also cost-prohibitive as blanched almond flour is expensive. Blanched almond flour is almonds without their skins ground up into a fine flour. Almond meal is ground up almonds with their skins on and is a course meal. There is a difference in how the two perform and usually cannot be used interchangeably. Almond meal is $5.99 for a 16 oz. bag at Trader Joe’s. Almond flour usually runs around $13-15 dollars for a 16 oz. bag. I recently … Continue reading

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

If you are a fan of food blogs, I’m sure you heard mention of high-speed or high-powered blenders such as Vitamix, Ninja, or Blendtec by now. I’ve finally joined the ranks and I am not looking back! Never will I go back to a standard blender again! My high-speed/powered blender can obliterate anything! In mere seconds. Take this blueberry smoothie for instance. (Yes, the picture isn’t great….I had to take a picture of leftovers and before it got gobbled up). In a regular blender, blueberries do not get completely pureed and you are left with chunks of blueberry stuck in … Continue reading

Mylan, Disney, Grilling Marinade and 3 Dip Recipes

I have some exciting news to share! But first, let me tell you about Mylan and Disney. Well, everyone knows about Disney! Mickey Mouse, theme parks, you know. Mylan is a pharmaceutical company; creators of the Epi-Pen. Mylan and Disney have formed an alliance to make Disney parks and cruise ships just a little more allergy friendly. For those with life threatening food allergies, taking any sort of trip is scary and carrying an Epi-Pen Auto Injector to treat potential anaphylaxis is a must! With this alliance in place, starting at the end of 2014, there are now Epi-Pen locations … Continue reading

French Fries Using Different Vegetables

July is the month to celebrate the French Fry! Did you know that? French Fries can be made out of vegetables other than potatoes. I’ve been serving up a variety of French Fries to the family for about two weeks practicing different types of fries. Turnip fries, rutabaga fries, sweet potato fries and the beloved potato fry. You can find my recipes for these fries by reading my article about French Fries over at My Life With Food Allergies. Click here to learn how. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.

Gluten Free Graham Crackers

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

Cuban Rice and Beans

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

Gluten Free Grain Free Thin Mint Cookies

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

Three Bean Chili

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

Crunchy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolaty cookie? This cookie reminds me of Lucy’s cookies. It’s more a dry and crunchy cookie than an ooey-goey one. Yet somehow they are highly addictive. And perfect for dunking in coconut milk (or whatever you drink). This recipe was adapted from Erin McKenna’s Babycakes cookbook. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday. Gluten Free Wednesday. Crunchy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies From: Adapted from Babycakes Cookbook Ingredients: 1 cup oil 1/4 cup xylitol 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 T. vanilla 1 tsp. salt 1 … Continue reading

Raw Broccoli Salad

I had a great restaurant experience not too long ago. We went to Sweet Tomatoes. For those unfamiliar, this restaurant has a large salad bar, soup bar, baked potato bar, bread bar, fruit bar and dessert bar. Even better, they have gluten free and vegan (milk and egg free) dishes and they are clearly labeled. Could I eat EVERYTHING? No, but I ate plenty. I didn’t even have to skimp and just have one or two things. The salad bar had 3 pre-made gluten free and vegan salads. And of course, I could have built my own if I wished. … Continue reading

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