Not Your Mommas Cheesy Potatos

Cookie-Date-Chocolate bars

First, welcome, I guess, to my food blog.  Yay.    ...more

Garden Vegetable Soup

A warm delicious tomato based soup filled with cabbage, sweet corn, celery, carrots, onions, and mushrooms. This garden vegetable soup is simple to make with easy to find ingredients, perfect for the cooler autumn weather.It’s already September. I’ve been in denial for almost two weeks now, but I think it’s time to admit that summer has come and gone. And now I’m just about ready to welcome in the fall. =)...more

You've Been Diagnosed with Celiac Disease... Now What?

Let’s talk about it: you’ve just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and finally all of your problems have a name. You are not crazy. You are not depressed. It's just that your body is attacking your intestines for no other reason that it considers gluten an enemy. Now, you can sit there and feeling lost and sorry for yourself because the big G is EVERYWHERE, or you can see it for what it is: a second chance. A chance to eat better, to finally know what’s wrong and do something about it. ...more
I hate to be the dissension, but I've yet to find really good gluten free alternatives to ...more

Roasted Tomato Pizza and Marinara Sauce

Last year, I made a ton of salsa, but not enough marinara sauce. This year, I am stocking up on both, and since my basil plants are doing better than ever, my goal is working out really well for me! Last week, when my aunt gave me a bushel of tomatoes (I had to look up how much a bushel was ...  it's about 50 pounds!), let's just say I was a little overwhelmed on canning day so I wasn't paying attention to any sort of measurement. I was simply cooking and processing as fast as I could! After 8 quarts and 13 pints later ... ...more

Pitaya Bowl

Pink dragon fruit blended with almond butter then topped with sliced fresh bananas and honey granola. Easy to make and delicious, this fruity bowl is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Can you tell that I’m on a breakfast bowl kick? They’re so tasty, and they’re such a great pick me up that I just can’t resist!...more

Slow Cooker Lentil and Quinoa Tacos

When having large parties, I want all the food to be done and taken care of so I don't have to worry about a thing when people are here. Nothing is worse then doing a million dishes when I want to be relaxing with my guests. Last weekend, it was Simon's baptism. We did it on Saturday night which makes it fun to have a little dinner celebration afterwards, however, we weren't going to get back from mass until almost 6. By that time, the kids were going to be really hungry. ...more

Just Perfect Jaffa Cake....gluten free!!

Just Perfect Jaffa Cake - is the perfect blend of chocolate and orange... and it is gluten free!!Visit for the recipe and lots more ...more

Kale Mushroom Quinoa

This year was the first year that we planted a garden. Although it didn't do as well as I had hoped, we still got a good amount of produce out of it. Two of our veggies thrived big time though, our one cucumber plant and two kale plants. This was awesome since Steven is apparently obsessed with cukes (we literally were picking up to 7 or 8 a week for a couple weeks!) and I love kale. However, I discovered that I had no idea what to do with all the kale besides make salads....more

Kiwi Mint Dip

A tangy dip made of succulent kiwi fruits and fresh mintAs we all know that kiwifruit offers numerous health benefits and is therefore addressed as super food. It contains Flavanoids, Minerals, Fibre, Vitamin C, and repair the body from DNA change and protect against cancer - so its a good idea to include kiwi in your daily diet....more