Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas

Some of the best naturally gluten-free foods out there are cheese, eggs, and corn.  When it comes to eggs, I love a good frittata.  The best part is you can have it for breakfast or Sunday brunch or make it into a speedy dinner.  It also can look fancy, depending on the ingredients you use. …

Fresh Summer Sauces for the Grill

The best part of summer cooking is using fresh ingredients and, of course, the grill.  We love sitting on our deck and eating dinner when it’s shady and there is a nice breeze.  My favorite part of the grill is that you can cook proteins and vegetables on there, and make everything gluten-free and allergy…

Veggies – Naturally Gluten-Free

I love vegetables.  I love fresh herbs seasoning my vegetables.  I love that vegetables are naturally gluten-free without me having to think about it.  I love that there are so many kinds to choose from.  My biggest love, my most favorite dish in the world, is roasted vegetables.  BUT, and this is a huge BUT,…

What’s for Dinner – Using Fresh Herbs

Like a lot of children, my kids are not big fans of casseroles or any “mixed-up” food.  So, I make a lot of dinners that consist of a protein, a veggie on the side, and some kind of carb on the side.  Coming up with different proteins that are not boring or same old-same old…

What’s for Dinner – GF Italian

Like many people, a lot of the meals I prepare each night for dinner are inspired by a recipe I’ve found online and then altered – in our case, I change the recipe to accommodate our food allergies, ingredients I have available, and general preferences.  Both of the Italian meals below started with recipes inspired…

Dining with Allergies in Disney World

On our recent trip to Disney World, way in advance, I made reservations at two princess meet-and-greet restaurants – Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot, and Cinderella’s Royal Table at the castle in Magic Kingdom. We chose these two restaurants because, princesses!, but also when I searched the internet for allergy information, I was able…

Traveling with Allergies

Before our family of four goes on any trip, I PLAN PLAN PLAN.   I search all the trip reviews people post on the popular travel sites, and any food reviews of restaurants or on-site properties.  Mostly, I am confirming that I can eat gluten-free without too much trouble (even if it requires a lot of…

Overnight Oats

A few months ago, I discovered overnight oats.  I’m a little late to the party as recipes have been out for years on this topic, but I never felt like trying them until now.  When you’re gluten-free, it is not that easy to find breakfast when you don’t have a lot of time.  I always…

My herb garden

Today is Sunday, and as always, I am prepping everything for the work week.  That always means grocery planning and pickup, making hard boiled eggs, and some kind of soup.  Today was a butternut squash bisque, made with frozen riced butternut squash so that it cooked faster.  As I was contemplating my spices to mix…

Meal Planning

I don’t mind cooking when I have all the time in the world.  But in real life, I have maybe 20 minutes to get dinner on the table as soon as I get home from work, while my 4 year old continually asks for snacks because she’s “huuuungry.”  It’s stressful.  My key to dinner-time survival…