Chocolate Banana Bread : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Chocolate Banana Bread
With grand kids around the house more often these days, I try to have more snacks available.  The hubs and I are happy to snack on fresh fruit and nuts, but when the grands come over - it's a different story. We like to indulge our sweet little grands every once in a while.  For the most part, we prefer ... Read More

Grain Free Seeded Crackers

Seeded Crackers

A craving I have often is one for something crispy, crunchy and salty.   I’ve been reducing my gluten intake too, so traditional crackers aren’t an option.  These crackers made with cashews, satisfy my crunch craving and stay crispy for days afterwards. They are delicious on their own, or served with soup.  They’re easy to make, the dough coming together … Read More

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Blueberry Teff Muffins

Mornings around our house can be so hectic!  Every minute counts.  Make ahead breakfast options rich in nutrients, full of good fiber, protein, and low in sugar are my favorite go to’s. These muffins are all that and they freeze well too!  A creamy green smoothie is a great companion. Together, they give me energy through to lunch time. Teff … Read More

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

This Gluten Free Sandwich Bread was whipped up in no time.  Literally it took me maybe 10 minutes, at most. It’s yeast free which eliminates any rising time. It is truly quick and easy! And unlike other gluten-free breads I’ve made, it smells delicious while baking, like homemade bread should smell. I had hoped to teach this fast and easy … Read More

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread : Gluten and Dairy Free

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

How is the planning coming on your Thanksgiving menu?  Are you wondering what to feed your guests who have food allergies?  There is a great array of real food to be enjoyed even with some dietary limitations.  The following cornmeal based recipe offers a delicious option for those guests who are gluten and dairy intolerant. This recipe originated from a … Read More

Zucchini Almond Muffins : Gluten & Dairy Free

Zucchini Almond Muffins

In the midst of preserving the harvest, putting up Garlic Chili Pickled Green Beans and making homemade sauerkraut with these humongous garden fresh cabbages…. our Portland kiddo’s with their fun little guy Gideon along with his little sister, (whose name I cannot disclose because she’s still a bun in the oven) paid us a visit. We had so much fun … Read More

Savory Basil Crackers / Parmesan & Thyme Crackers

Savory Basil Crackers

These slice and bake crackers are a versatile novelty…festive, deliciously rich and take little time to make. The perfect gift from the kitchen! It’s true for most of us that we don’t need any more “stuff”. When it comes to gift giving I like to give something edible and consumable along with something small and useful. These recipes, Savory Basil … Read More

Cranberry (Sauce) Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast Muffins

Thanksgiving dinner is notorious for leftovers to enjoy throughout the following weekend.  Sometimes we’re thankful for those tasty nuggets in sandwiches during the work week or a month later slurping some hot turkey vegetable soup that was saved frozen, to enjoy at a later date. But turkey isn’t the only leftover still mingling in the fridge.  I was asked to make a double batch … Read More

Simple Artisan Herb Bread

Simple Artisan Herb Bread

Two days into recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, and I’m already antsy! The doctors orders say; do not engage in activity that will increase pain and swelling; keep operative site elevated, whenever possible, BUT weight-bearing activity as tolerated is permissible for short spurts. Hmmm, sounds like the new bread making method I’ve been playing with might be just what the … Read More

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

These nutritious muffins are great to make ahead and freeze for grab and go breakfasts during the week. One muffin along with a green smoothie in the morning makes a great start for the day! These are frequent treats at our table when we’re hosting guests in our home, simply because these tasty morsels appeal to every palette. Moist and … Read More