Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I came up with this chocolate avocado mousse during our last year of catering when we were asked to participate in a new food & wine event that kicked off the Avocado & Margarita Festival in Morro Bay. The only requirement for this event was we had to cook something with avocado. Easy!  I cooked…

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

I just learned something interesting while making this gluten free breakfast cookie – when you bake sunflower butter it turns green. Yep – I should probably be holding this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, but I thought it was too funny to not share this with you right now. If you’re not into green food,…

Comfort Food is Turkey Bean Hotdish

Growing up my mom used to make the best comfort food. Now for me as an adult comfort food is turkey bean hotdish. This is a one pot meal if you choose, quick to put together and great to make in bulk for freezing for another meal. Normally this is made with ground turkey, but…

Gluten Free Pancakes for Dinner

Nothing makes me happier than to have gluten free pancakes for dinner. However, since I’m also a periodic lazy cook, I’m challenged with finding a mix that is not only dairy free, but now gluten free as well. It’s almost enough to make you want to scream. However, now that Whole Foods is owned by…

Dairy Free Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe for dairy free stuffed mushrooms was created kind of on accident. I wasn’t exactly trying to come up with this exact recipe, but it turned out so tasty I decided to write it down and use it for entertaining. So not only am I obsessed with breakfast foods, if you’ve been a reader…

Breakfast Sandwich #2

I’m back at it again with breakfast sandwich #2. Another incarnation of my favorite breakfast item. I adore this sandwich, though this one is just for me – the kiddo does not like this version at all. Today’s consists of your favorite toasted bread, vegan cream cheese, and thinly shaved red onion. I know you…

Easy Breakfast Sandwich

If you can’t already tell I’m on a breakfast kick this month and this easy breakfast sandwich is no slouch. When I was forced to go dairy free a few years ago I was also forced to come up with my own breakfast sandwich as I could no longer go out to get them. Not…

Carrot Coconut Muffins

I thought you’d really enjoy this recipe for carrot coconut muffins. This was another of my recipes that I tweaked over the holidays to make gluten free. I’d already changed it to dairy free a few years ago. I made a test batch and took it to the family to get their thoughts. They were…

Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Bake

Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Bake As many members of my family are now eating gluten free due to food sensitivity issues my mom decided everything should be gluten free over the holidays. Not a bad idea as we all enjoy cooking and have been playing around with different gluten/dairy/tree nut free recipes with much…