Healthy Super Bowl Recipes – gluten-free & dairy-free

I am typically not such a big football fan, but we love getting together with friends and hope to do it again this year. One of the biggest problems with gatherings of this sort, however, is that typically they're loaded with GMO corn chips, dips made with fake cheese, and sugar-filled desserts.In the interest of helping my family and yours have some better options, I've pulled together this ...Read The Full Post

Garlic and Chive Sunflower Seed Cheese ~ dairy and soy-free

{My son has had life-threatening food allergies since he was born - and one of them is to dairy.  I've had to work hard to make dairy-free alternatives for him like Easiest Homemade Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, dairy-free ice cream, this Whipped Cream Substitute and rice milk.  Dairy free cheese has been one of the hardest things to come by for him.  This almond feta recipe has served us ...Read The Full Post

Grain-Free, Egg-Free Paleo Meatballs with Dairy-Free Mushroom Sauce

{If you're on the paleo diet or have food allergies to dairy or egg, making meatballs can be a chore.  My mom's Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood meals.  My mom would simmer the sauce all day and then would serve us a bunch on a piece of bread when it was almost done.....Mmmmmm...Well, my son is deathly allergic to dairy and egg whites, and we are also ...Read The Full Post

“Dorito®” Popcorn – dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan

Today I'm sharing with you one of our favorite snack recipes--Dorito® Popcorn!If you've been around my blog, or my family, for awhile, you know that we love popcorn - I've got a bunch of homemade popcorn recipes on my site from nut buttery popcorn to one our faves (with an unusual origin)--Surprisingly Good Seasoned Popcorn. And of course there is basic popcorn for the popcorn purist. ...Read The Full Post

Pizza Dip (Pizza Hummus) – dairy and sesame free

I have a real treat for your today if you like hummus, bean dip, and pizza and if you're looking for a healthy snack to add to your family's repertoire.A hummus recipe that is--well, pizza hummus. Or pizza dip. Or just a great tangy, spicy hummus recipe.Or just plain yum. ...Read The Full Post

On the Road with Special Diets ~ and Focaccia Flax Bread (gluten-free with vegan option) {Balanced Platter}

 Are you or a loved one on a special diet?If so, you know how hard it can be to travel.Stopping at fast food places, eating at restaurants, and the like can be very difficult.Whether or not you are on or know someone on a special diet, join me today over at The Balanced Platter where I'm sharing some of my favorite foods to take on the road (not that we get there very often ...Read The Full Post

Easy Fruit Dip | Dessert Sauce (low carb, dairy and sugar-free)

I love dips. Veggie dips. Fruit dips. Hummus. Bean Dips.My son doesn't really like dip, but he will eat my dips on rice, plain, or spread them on breads and such.As I mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, I was working on an Almond Butter Dip.Anyhow, it was a complete success.  In fact, I couldn't really keep out of it yesterday. ...Read The Full Post

Healthy Superbowl Food Galore!

So the Superbowl is this weekend and you are scrambling to have some healthy options to munch on or serve to your guests.The truth is, we may or may not be watching the Superbowl this year.  We are really an ice hockey family and we get our fair share (or actually, much more than that) of sports each year (especially in the winter season) without football being added to it.But if we can ...Read The Full Post

Crunchy Kale Chips Recipe – Veggies Your Kids Will Love

In this world of "fake fruit snacks" and sugar-laden treats, I am always looking for healthy snack recipes to feed my family (and myself).  These no-bake cookies, Homemade Protein Bars, and Homemade Gummy Snacks are favorites around here, but sometimes I want something that isn't a sweet treat.This kale chips recipe fits the bill plus it's a great way to use up extra leafy greens from your ...Read The Full Post

“The Best” Homemade Salsa – Recipe

Looking for a great homemade salsa recipe?Remember my post about our weekend of processing and storing tomatoes?This year, being the vegetable freaks that we have become, planted a large garden and also bought into a local CSA as a "back up."Well, our CSA farmer offered us a TON about 120 pounds of tomatoes (see the beautiful mix of reds, yellows and oranges in the bowl?) this past ...Read The Full Post