Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to…

Dairy Free Fennel Bake

A few years ago I became a big lover of fresh fennel. I had not eaten it much while growing up, but as an adult love it to pieces. I discovered this recipe when the CSA box we were getting delivered kept having bunches of celery week after week. I originally made this with celery…

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Dairy Free Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix

One of the hardest things for me to give up when I had to remove dairy from my diet were hot chocolate packets. Here is my version of dairy free powdered hot chocolate mix. We like to go camping, and hot chocolate was always on the menu. When the weather turns cold and wet (yes,…

No Cook Dairy Free Chia Pudding

Here is another dessert recipe I came across that was given an allergy safe tweak to match my food restrictions. This can be a challenge, but I am always up for doing something different. This no cook dairy free chia pudding has turned into one of my favorite recipes. I will make this and portion…

Crustless Mushroom Quiche

In my quest to try out new recipes from small regional cookbooks I ran across a recipe for a crustless mushroom quiche submitted by my older sister! I knew immediately I was going to like this, but did give it my dairy-free and gluten-free tweak. Crustless Mushroom Quiche 1 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion,…

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding Since going dairy-free four years ago, I have been on a quest for pudding type desserts, but have had a hard time finding things that taste good and are dairy-free. Tapioca however is one of those items that can be made dairy-free without a problem, so I like to make it as…

Smoked Salmon Fritatta

Smoked Salmon Frittata Here I am making breakfast for dinner again. There is just something so satisfyingly simple about making a frittata for dinner. It might be the one dish mealness of it all. It might be the breakfast for dinner vibe. But then again it could be all of it. This recipe for as…

Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…