Warm Drinks for Cold Days

Aside from a small group of Americans who live in Southern California and Florida, the rest of the country is freezing this week! Being that cold brings to my mind steaming cups of hot cocoa or other yummy beverages to warm my tummy  – and my spirits. It seemed a good idea, … Continue reading

Cornbread – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Fructose Friendly!

I suspect that if you’re born in the South it is somehow genetically implanted in your DNA to have a love of cornbread. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it is undeniable that Southerners are fond of cornbread! Even being born and raised in the South, I’ll admit to having “cheated” on … Continue reading

The DARK Act

There is a piece of legislation currently in committee (the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health) in Washington. Very shortly, this esteemed body will vote on whether the proposed bill should be presented to the House for vote. The proposed bill? H.R. 4432: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of … Continue reading

Salmon Pate

Every year for Thanksgiving, my family traditionally lays out a plate of “snacks”: stuffed celery sticks, black and green olives, and pickles are always present, and sometimes other little goodies make an appearance. It’s just enough to take the edge off the hunger brought on by all those delicious cooking … Continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

You know those recipe blogs where everything is perfect, the pictures are all gorgeous, and the process of cooking is always flawless? Yeah, I’m annoyed by those blogs, too. I’m more of a Julia Child sort of cook. When you make a mistake, just fix it if you can and move … Continue reading

Surviving Thanksgiving with Food Allergies/Intolerances

It’s exactly one week from Thanksgiving. While most normal people are looking forward to a three day workweek, tryptophan overload, and Black Friday sales, food allergic families are quietly (or not so quietly) panicking over the thought of The Big Feast. When you deal with food allergies and/or food intolerances, … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Revisited!

Unlike last year, this year I’m planning ahead for Thanksgiving. I decided to start with my Pumpkin Pie recipe. I took a peek at it, tweaked some photos and added a nifty printable recipe option. Now it is all updated and ready for your Thanksgiving feast! (Well, the recipe is ready. … Continue reading

Tilapia-Crab Bake

The last few months I’ve been in a bit of “dinner burnout”. Since returning to work, the huge amounts of energy required to keep my family fed have seemed almost too much at times. I’ve resorted to cooking the same very boring dinners over and over…and over. A few nights … Continue reading

Sort of Stroganoff

Who doesn’t love a hearty dish like Beef Stroganoff on a cold fall or winter day? I know I do! Last winter I just had to do without; we didn’t have enough safe foods in mine or Zac’s diet to make such a delicious dinner. But this year, well, I have … Continue reading

Why Kids Are Prescribed Drugs

 My son Jed is four and a half years old. He’s bright, funny, charming, sweet, helpful, brave, and all around a very cool kid.  He also has Fructose Malabsorption and Salicylate Sensitivity (among other food issues).  Two Saturdays ago I made all sorts of yummy treats for him to take to a … Continue reading