Category: Veggies

A Light Lunch from Leftovers: Mango Coconut Fried Rice

A Light Lunch from Leftovers: Mango Coconut Fried Rice
Lately, I feel like a run a sandwich factory. Two slices of bread and a meat product are staples of the three lunches I pack each day of the week. So I decided to mix up lunch a bit this weekend. Looking in my refrigerator and freezer, I had the following: leftover rotisserie chicken breast... Read more »

Morning Mega Muffins: Fruit, Fiber & Veggies in One Delicious Package

Morning Mega Muffins: Fruit, Fiber & Veggies in One Delicious Package
  It’s been a while since I’ve posted (life has caused me to shift focus for a bit), but this carrot cake morning muffin is worth sharing. I’ve had my carrot cake recipe on my mind lately, but couldn’t really justify having cake for breakfast. This muffin satisfies that craving but also makes up any... Read more »

Crunchy & Quick: Tasty Turkey Tacos for your Mid-week Menu

Crunchy & Quick: Tasty Turkey Tacos for your Mid-week Menu
Just when I thought summer was winding down a bit, pee wee football pre-season conditioning has begun, meaning daily practices right during dinner time. Hmmm…this is a good week for leftovers, PB & Js with some warmed up frozen veggies, leftovers, and the quickie everyone seems to love, toasted ham sandwiches. Another quick standby? Tacos.... Read more »
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Mid-week Menu: Maple Chicken That Cuts the Mustard

Mid-week Menu: Maple Chicken That Cuts the Mustard
It’s not easy planning weeknight dinners in our gladly gluten free house…or in anyone’s household for that matter. There is an art to coming up with something that is fast, tasty, not too bad for you, while successfully using what you have on-hand in your fridge or pantry. I’m usually thinking about what to throw... Read more »

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market
Just beet it, beet it, beet it, beet it, Try to make ’em, you won’t be defeated, Showin’ how tasty and nutritious each bite, It doesn’t matter, pickled or roasted is right, Just beet it, beet it, Just beet it, beet it….. My personal ode to beets, to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Beat It.... Read more »

Giving Thanks with an Effortless Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu

Giving Thanks with an Effortless Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the grocery stores are chock full of frozen birds and holiday hams ready for the eating. At its surface, Thanksgiving seems like a veritable “glutenfest”. Many traditional Thanksgiving recipes are laden with gluten, but does that mean those of us with celiac disease are doomed to eat our... Read more »
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American Girl Place Does Allergen Free

For me, it was the My Friend Mandy doll. With her silky blond hair and floral prairie dress, she was ready for any adventure I’d created for the two of us. Whether it was a tea party with her much smaller Barbie pals or exploring our backyard, she was to me what an American Girl... Read more »

Easy Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are so easy and so delicious at the same time. The crispiness of the roasted potatoes makes it a yummy side dish to any weeknight recipe. Mix up the types of potatoes you use for a little change. Easy Roasted Potatoes 3 lbs quartered potatoes (red, sweet, yukon, gold) 3-4 tbsp olive oil... Read more »

Gluten Free Spring Garden Party

Even though Chicago weather isn’t following suit, spring is definitely here….at least that is what the birds chirping at 6am are telling me. To celebrate this season that brings new life blooming with possibility, we decided to have a spring garden themed birthday party for my daughter. We had both gluten and gluten-free guests, so... Read more »
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