Hot Cocoa – Rock the Universe Version

One month ago today I shared the first of my hot cocoa concoctions: Instant, Dairy and Fructose Free Hot Cocoa! In that post, I mentioned a “rock the universe” hot cocoa that we’d used, but had to shelve because coconut was the main component. Since Jed has Fructose Malabsorption, coconut … Continue reading

The Cake Mistake

Last Saturday we had a double Birthday Party for the boys! Thanks to my sheer awesomeness, I forgot to invite anyone until Thursday night. Yeah, I know. I rock. Consequently, it was a family affair with just my parents, the boys, Darrel and myself. That’s okay, though, because this is … Continue reading

Focus on Fructose

Let’s take a moment to focus on fructose, shall we? I’ve had many comments about Jed’s Fructose Malabsorption, about some of the ingredients I use in my recipes, and just general fructose “confusion” about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. So, I thought I would clarify a few … Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins – Vegan, GF, Fructose-Friendly (with Glaze!)

I am DYING to eat one of these! OK, so when you take out dairy, and eggs, and butter, and wheat, and sugar, well, you start to wonder if you can ever have a baked good again! After many trials (and lots of errors), I finally tweaked my old, regular … Continue reading

Vegan Mac ‘N Cheese

So, remember when I shared my “vegan” creamy chicken soup and said the cream base would probably pop up again?  Well, POP! With a few additions, it turned out to be the perfect “cheese” sauce for a vegan Mac ‘n Cheese! So here’s what I did: Once again, you’ll start with … Continue reading

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Magic Shell Topping

Once coconut milk was back on the menu, I dug out my old coconut recipes to see what I could do, and found our “favorite ice cream on earth recipe” made completely from coconut milk! This recipe is basically an internet staple; I’ve seen it in a million different places … Continue reading

Hearty “Vegan” Creamy Chicken Soup

So here’s the story: it’s Monday afternoon, and time for me to make some dinner for my family.  I’ve fallen out of my meal planning routine months ago, thanks to Zac and Jed’s food issues (I have to get back into that!) and I have NO idea what to make … Continue reading

Little Boy Blues

It’s been a while since I really just wrote about what is happening with the boys, so here’s the latest: Jed is doing well on our Fructose Malabsorption diet, and we’re trialing him on different foods to see how he handles them.  So far, we’ve tried coconut shreds, coconut milk, … Continue reading

Vegan Cheese Quesadillas

I had to share this with you!  This was dinner for the boys last night: Pretty unremarkable looking, I suppose…until you find out that these quesadillas were made with homemade vegan cheddar that TASTES GOOD!!! I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I cannot.  The brilliant mind … Continue reading

Charming Smoothie (and popsicles)

What mother wouldn’t like to get more fruits and vegetables into her kids tummies?  I know I’m always on the lookout for ways to encourage better eating habits in my older son, Mr. Charm. But he’s not always interested in my attempts.  He’ll pick out ‘the good stuff’ and leave … Continue reading