Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes don’t translate so well into the gluten-free world. The ubiquitous sweet potatoes dish topped with marshmallows is one that comes to mind first. Too much sugar and who knows what else? I love sweet potatoes and this recipe for kabocha pumpkin (also called kabocha squash) is simple and delicious,…

Eggs with Tortillas

Eggs with Tortillas

I call this dish Eggs with Tortillas.  It is my variation of the traditional Mexican dish, chilaquiles. So many Mexican mothers would be mad at me for calling this recipe chilaquiles, though! My preference is to use poblanos in this recipe, but as we all know, sometimes poblanos aren’t available. That’s how this dish got…

Jicama Slaw

Jicama Slaw

For years I walked past jicama in the produce department thinking it was a turnip. Actually, some people do call it Mexican turnip but it is nothing like a turnip! Once I finally ate jicama and knew how to prepare it, jicama became one of my favorites. The jicama skin peels easily once you quarter…

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

For me, one of the keys to thriving with celiac disease is having tasty condiments that also pack a lot of nutritional punch. Chimichurri, a traditional Argentinian accompaniment for beef, full of parsley, garlic and olive oil offers a great way to get key healing nutrients. Chimichurri goes well with beef, lamb, fish, eggs, or…

Easy Greek Skillet Dinner

Easy Greek Skillet Dinner

Folks tell me, “I know I should eat more kale, but I only know one way to fix it.” Here’s a quick recipe to get more kale into your diet in a tasty way. This dish is great in that it cooks up in no time at all…in just one pan. If you wish, serve…

Almond Flour Nut Bread

Almond Flour Nut Bread

If you like a dense bread, I think you might enjoy this recipe. In its simple variation it is a good accompaniment for butter and jam and pairs well with a bowl of soup, stew, or chili. Add some raisins and cinnamon and you have a satisfying, but not too sweet, loaf. Add some rosemary…