Chocolate sunbutter overnight oats and easy ways to cut portions


As my gluten free weight loss journey continues, I have found some easy ways to cut portions, as well as carbs.  One way to cut carbs and increase fiber and protein is to eat oatmeal for breakfast, instead of toast. If you have heart disease, like my hubby, it’s important to manage your weight and…

Bacon and Shrimp stuffed sweet potatoes


  If you are trying to lose weight like I am, you want to eat more complex carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are not only good for you, but they fill you up too.  Don’t know about sweet potatoes?  Here are some interesting dietary facts. This is a really easy recipe and delicious too.  You can find…

Gluten and dairy free apple and pear crisp


In light of my recent commitment to losing weight, I am trying to cut down on my baking of gluten and sugar laden desserts.  Along the same line as my recent Gluten free mixed berry fruit crumble,  I thought I would try a slightly different variation. I had some pre-sliced apples on hand ( I have…

Easy, creamy, gluten and dairy free mac and cheese


  If you have been dairy free for any length of time, like I have, you really miss all things gooey and cheesy. I have had a lot of success cooking with dairy free cheese. specifically Daiya.  I think it melts so much better than soy cheese.  But could it stand up to the mac…

Of Chickpeas, chocolate and dessert


  There is no doubt chickpeas are healthy.  But I don’t really care for them as they are.  I’ve never been a big fan of beans in general, unless they are of the baked variety. I have often seen recipes using beans instead of flour in desserts.  But I never thought these recipes would work;…

Bechamel sauce and Green bean casserole


  I have mentioned green bean casserole in several posts, specifically about holiday dinners.  But you don’t have to wait for a holiday to have gluten and dairy free green bean casserole. Two obstacles to making gluten and dairy free green bean casserole are cream of mushroom soup and fried onions.  I found really great…

Review of Namaste Gluten free Bread mix


The folks at Namaste sent me a free sample of their bread mix to review.  This review is my honest opinion, regardless of receiving a free product.  The search for truly good gluten-free bread has led me down some interesting paths.  I have tried mixes (King Arthur and Pamela’s), and frozen, (Udi’s, Kinnickinick, O’Doughs) and have not…

Review of King Arthur gluten free Gingerbread mix


      I don’t usually like gluten free cake mixes.  I find that most of them are disappointing. Having said that, I am consistently pleased with King Arthur gluten-free flour, so I thought I would try their Gingerbread mix.  You can also make cookies with it.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Trifle


  This recipe wasn’t originally meant to be a trifle.  I experimented with an idea for a recipe, and it didn’t turn out the way I planned.  But I turned my frown upside down by re-working the idea into a delicious dessert. I started out with my favorite King Arthur Cake Pan Cake recipe. I…

#TBT Retro Recipe-Chicken pot pie


When I originally posted this on May 25, 2015, I was just beginning my gluten free journey.  I was never much of a baker until I discovered that if I wanted to have my favorite treats, I would have to make them myself. When I made this pie, I was terrified of pie crust.  I…

And two for tea…review of The Republic of Tea


  I posted a review the other day of The True Tea club, and how I was not really impressed with them.  I ordered a sampler of teas from The Republic of Tea, and so far, I am liking them much better. Sampler packs are a great way to not only discover new tea, but…