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Cottage Pie Topped with Fresh Herbs

It’s cold outside! Warm up with this comforting classic made safer with just starch (either tapioca or corn starch) and water to thicken the gravy. Recipe: 3-4 cups (22 oz), … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Green Apple Tacos with Cinnamon-Sugar

We often walk by Annie’s Pretzels and we miss those delightful cinnamon-sugary bites. This works well to fix that craving. Recipe: Cut up some green apples, set aside. Warm corn … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Old Bay Salmon Salad

Appease a seafood craving with Old Bay seasoned salmon salad. Measurements below are approximate, always taste your food and add more spices as needed. 4 cups leftover cold salmon 1 … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easy Salmon and Toasted Sesame Kale

If you have a limited Paleo-style diet, and can have (and like) fish, try an easy pan poached salmon with a side of sauteed kale. To make this easy on … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pan-Roasted Curry Honey Carrots

A simple side dish to go with your autumn-inspired main dishes. Curry Honey Carrots Put about 2 cups of baby carrots in a skillet set to medium high. Add a … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Veggettied Zucchini!

We succumbed to the lure of the As-Seen-on-TV Veggetti. Having worn out corn pasta’s welcome in our house of food allergies, this was a refreshing change of pace. Don’t cook … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cinnamon Masa Waffles

If you are looking for a unique breakfast to serve those with a host of food allergies, find out if corn is okay, and whip up these easy chocolate cinnamon … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roasted Potatoes with Red Onions and Rosemary

These were a tremendous hit at a family gathering. Best thing is that they are free of the top 8 food allergens! The secret ingredient for these is a tiny … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lemon Pound Cake

This is a treat that many with food allergies don’t get to enjoy very often. It is commonly offered in American coffee shops and bakeries; and often appears in the … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fried Chicken Tenders – Garbanzo Bean Flour Crust

  I made these a couple of weeks ago before we determined that there was a new bean sensitivity. However, these were delicious and a highly recommended alternative to wheat … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tender and Delicious Waffles (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Bean/Soy-free)

Homemade waffles, with a delicate texture and enticing aroma and flavor, make such a beautiful weekend breakfast. And these waffles contain very few additives that can detract from the flavor … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easy Weeknight Dinner Series: Potato & Beef Skillet with Simple Salad

Using 2 bags of the frozen cut-up potatoes (as per my previous article), I was able to relax in the kitchen and prepare something quick for dinner. I have not … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sanity Saver Series: “Potato Night” (Plus Ideas for Meals)

When you are diagnosed with a food related condition your life changes and you are faced with a lot more cooking than you have ever done before. No longer can … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vegan Gluten-Free Grapefruit Bars

The small addition of honey in this recipe softens the tones of raw grapefruit while leaving its extra-bright and unique flavor to shine. If you cannot tolerate honey, simply omit … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Quick BBQ-Style Beans

Beans support red blood cell function, support skin cell production, and support nerve function. Beans also contribute to preventing symptoms of osteoporosis, dementia, mental fogginess, irritability, depression and anemia. How … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Green Chili Hushpuppies

I was in the mood for baked beans and needed something quick to go with them. I generally make some cornbread, but that takes at least an hour of prep … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

What You Should Know About Wine if You Have Food Allergies

Oftentimes, I see articles touting wine as a beverage that is safe for those with gluten intolerance and other food allergies, but you may want to read a little further, … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gingerbread Apple Pancakes with Maple & Rum Raisin Syrup

Perfect for any holiday breakfast or for a special breakfast for your loved ones. Prepare the apples, raisin syrup and gluten-free pancake mix the day before to make your morning … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Cookies – Free of Top 8 Allergens

This recipe is for a new online friend. I hope I’m in time for her and her children to enjoy! These Top-8-Allergen-Free Christmas Cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Allergen-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pies – Choose Your Structure

It would feel so wrong to omit pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving but this item remains a challenge for the home baker that wishes to avoid the 8 common allergens. What … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creamless Mushroom Soup

So warm and savory, this thick and creamless mushroom soup is good for just eating with a slice of your favorite gluten-free bread or using to prepare your green bean … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press (Don’t Roll) This Easy Allergen-free Vegan Pie Crust

This pie crust will hold and carry your favorite pie filling just like the old gluten versions. The taste and texture is firm and what you’d expect for your pumpkin, … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Cranberry-Apple & Poblano Chutney

Make Thanksgiving a little more interesting this year by taking advantage of the fresh cranberries, apples and peppers that are available. This quick and easy chutney is allergy-friendly and a … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Extremely Satisfying Vegan Taco Salad

Most of you probably already make this in your own way. If you haven’t made it in a while, let me just remind you that this is great quick meal … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Highly Addictive 3-Minute Fiesta Dip (Dairy-free version)

Dear beloved readers, this recipe-share is an extension of my gratitude for your loving support over this past year. My Mom makes this for me every time we visit. It’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Working with Dried Beans. Tip: Think “All Day” (not Overnight) to Soak*

We’ve had a great first week in eating according to our allergies and our new goal to omit meat for humane and environmental reasons. We are already in the practice … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safe Eats Teams Up to Support FARE in the Nashville FARE Walk

No parent should ever have to live through the experience of worrying whether a small bite of something will kill their child, yet it is the reality of so many … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Safe Eats Trunk-or-Treat was a Smashing Success!

What a great time we had on Saturday! Our three happy winners of Safe Eats prizes were:  Leah S. Jessica H.  Samantha S.   Thank you to our volunteers, the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ideal of Hope

Whether you have or haven’t noticed lately, the world is getting a little more interesting for some of us. Job loss (in my own home, job losses for both of … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easy Allergen-Free Weeknight Dinner Series: “Cheesy” Chicken and Rice

This is reminiscent of the broccoli, cheese and rice casserole that is popular in Oklahoma and which was usually present at nearly every potluck I attended as a child. I … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 3 Comments
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