Category: Vegan and Gluten-Free

Nourished Festival or as it was know as GFAF expo

For the past few years I have been a blogger at the GFAF expo in Schaumburg.  This year, once again I will be a blogger for the festival but with a new name and extra lifestyles. Nourished Festival is still gluten free allergy free and now with specialty diets such as Paleo and Keto and... Read more »

GFAF Schaumburg EXPO is back 7th and 8th of April

All year I have fond memories of the Schaumburg GFAF expo.  A place where all the food is edible and allergic reactions are a thing of the past.  A place where chocolate and beer are stands apart and the combination is spectacular.  It’s back!!  April 7th and 8th, the best weekend of your stomachs life... Read more »

Could Vit. D Cure Gluten Intolerance

I have been gluten-free for about 5 years now. I have been gluten-ed and know the feeling. About 4 weeks ago my doctor found that I was very low on Vitamin D and put me on 7000 iu. A week ago I was not able to resist a donut facing me and tempting me and... Read more »

My Mothers Cuban Black Beans and Rice Recipe

A few days ago my son Josh suggested I compile all the grandmothers, aunts and family friend recipes that I have been collecting for years and put them together into a book.   This thought coming from Josh, who never would cook at home but once he moves into the city, gets a girlfriend and the... Read more »

In-Door Veggie Garden the Vegan Gluten-Free Way

In-Door Veggie Garden the Vegan Gluten-Free Way
How many times have you planted a vegetable garden only to find it has been devoured by the neighborhood rabbits?  Other than installing barbed wire around the priceless plants or bringing in coyotes, there is not much you can do.   But is there? Indoor gardening.   I am growing tomatoes, pole beans and green peppers.  I... Read more »

Non-Yeast Soft and Chewy Seeded Bread

As a substitute teacher at the local high school I am called when a teacher is sick, her kid is sick or she has a meeting to attend, otherwise I get to stay home and figure out what to do with my day.  Today is one of those days that I am home and I... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Cheesy Bread with Pre-Mixed Flour

It is -40 degrees Fahrenheit here in the windy city;  the schools are closed as are many other government agencies (wow, what a shocker!) so what a better day than to bake bread and not just any bread but Gluten-Free (gf) Bread.  In the past without much success I have mixed gf flours together and... Read more »

Pumpkin Cake Dessert Recipe Vegan and Gluten-Free

I have seriously outdone myself.  I saw a recipe on Facebook using a box mix of angel food cake and two jars of lemon pie filling, mixed together to make what looks like a moist delicious cake.  Two ingredient cake seemed so simple and it looked so good.  Yeah, it’s just not going to work... Read more »

Basics of Vegan and Gluten-Free Eating

Basics.  What is gluten?    Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) Where is gluten found?  Bread products, baked goods, pizza, imitation meats, beer, soy sauce, ice cream, ketchup, salad dressing and basically anything that has more than one ingredient.  If you are... Read more »

VGF Information on Health

Today an all informative session on what you knew or didn’t know and needed to be reminded of or it is just good info. High Cholesterol…snacking on 3 almonds a day can decrease your LDL levels by as much as 20%. Blues…eat folate-rich veggies like garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils, spinach and oranges to deter the... Read more »