food is a common love for every member in my home. making a healthy scrumptious meal for my family to enjoy is a way to show my love.

last year I discovered my daughter and I were allergic to some food. she was having trouble potty training so I put us on an elimination diet and her troubles cleared up. at that point it felt like we both had reactions to soy, refined sugar, dairy, wheat and fish. being a vegetarian already, the list of food to consume dropped dramatically. through research and much trial and error I came to learn wheat is in EVERYTHING! and soy! about 6 months ago my daughter and I went to an allergist and he confirmed we were both allergic to wheat and cantaloupe. since then we eat little of the things we have reactions to and no wheat.

all recipes are simple and relatively fast. we have 4 people in our family so most will feed four. everything posted is wheat free, little dairy and soy. I am currently putting together a cookbook that will be simple, wheat free and almost vegan (I eat honey).

Friday, July 19, 2013

gluten free blondies

these ended up being delicious… AMAZING!!! semi healthy and simple to make. gluten, dairy and soy FREE.
what u need:
1/2c unsweetened apple sauce
3 eggs
1t vanilla
1 1/4c GF flour mix
1/2c brown sugar
1/2t xanthan gum
2c dairy free chips
1/2t bs
1t chia seeds
preheat 350°
mix the dry then the wet and then combine.
place in pan and bake 18-22m

Thursday, July 18, 2013

guacamole meal

when I’m pregnant and someone says something and my tastebuds go “yummmm” the desire won’t leave my head until they are satisfied. this is exactly what happened this morning. my friend said guacamole when I said salsa and that was it I had to make some. lately I make a lot of “snacks” that my daughter and I fill up on and have been neglecting our meals. guacamole could easily be a snack but I set out to make it a meal. SUCESS!!! DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS!!
1 avocado
1 small tomato
1/2 small onion
2t fresh or frozen cilantro
1 1/2 radish
1t salt
1/2t pepper
about 1c cubed firm tofu
4 brussels sprouts
1 clove of garlic
2t lemon juice
first i mixed all my guacamole ingredients to make sure I got that taste on point. so avo, tomato, onion, cilantro, s & p, lemon juice. then i added radish and garlic to make sure i was still digging it. I WAS! so i finished off and added all the ingredients. now you don’t have to taste test along the way as I did, you can just take my word… IT’S GOOOOOD!!! use some carrots, gf bread and chips for dipping and your set!
+ there are veggies, protein and grains >what a perfect lunch!

rice crispy treats

i have always been a fan of rice crispy treats but found there was little to no nutritional value in them… sugar sugar butter and sugar! so today I added two things making it more of a snack bar. PERFECT FOR HIKING ;)
typical rice crispy ingredients:
2T coconut oil
2c mini marshmallows (or 20 lg ones)
2 1/2c rice crispys
1/2c craisins, dried blueberries and/or raisins
1/2c chopped nuts of any kind
*2t carob powder, I made two batches one w and one wo.
mix the first three ingredients over med heat until the marshmallows are all melted. I like to mix them together so there is less marshmallows on the pan and more in the treats. add the remaining ingredients and mix again (leave out carob powder for plain batch). place all ingredients into a lightly greased pan and pat down. repeat and add carob powder (healthy chocolate substitute) then add to the other side of the pan. pat and place in refrigerator to cool if pressed for time. leave them on the counter to keep the softness.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

summer 3.14

I went to my friends for the 4th of July and she had this pie that was healthier and pretty good but as I was eating it I though... I got this (aka a few changes and this could be awesome). so with a few alterations I think I got it. 

16oz plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat)
10oz whip (coconut whip recipe to come)
1 gluten free pie crust (gf homemade crust to come as well) 
3 handfuls of your favorite fruit (two ripe mangos I used this time > bananas and berries are bomb as well)!

bake the crust and mix the yogurt with the whip. put the mix in the crust and top w a ton of fruit. place the pie in the freezer and take it out 15 min before eating. 

simple, yummy and kinda healthy!
make it your own. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

cheesy figs


red wine, white balsamic and pram cheese in fresh figs

4th of July

I feel that since all my kids are around is super healthy food once they get into the real world they will go buck wild on junk food, plus I don't like mushy bananas either. MARSHMALLOWS!! strawberries and blueberries!

happy 4th of July! hope you have a safe and joy filled day and a glitter, bright and colorful night! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

shriek juice

in january my goal was to have more energy throughout the day. to do this I listed things I would need to change and they included: getting to bed earlier, quitting coffee, taking naps, drinking half my weight in water and eating breakfast – next to quitting coffee making time for breakfast is the hardest one to do. breakfast and dinner are the most hectic in our home, especially when my husband leaves for a week once a month. I feed the kids no problem but when it comes to me it slips my mind and the next thing I know its nap time and all I had all day was water. thinking a shake would work but wanting to keep the ingredients simple I came up with this for the am grind. since I have been drinking this I have felt more alive in the am, even when I don’t get to bed early (btw I haven’t taken a nap yet, its just not in the cards for me).

1/2c frozen organic spinach
1/2c frozen pineapple
1 sm banana
1c non-dairy milk (I use coconut milk).
place all ingredients into blender in the order they are listed and blend. start on low working your way up to high. leave it at high until you no longer see specks of spinach. this will give it a smooth texture everyone will love and no one will walk around with spinach in their teeth.
* this is one serving.