Banana Muffins – Vegan & Gluten Free

Pre-FPIES and pre-fructmal, one of the most delicious creations to come from my kitchen was my vegan banana bread. ALL of us loved this bread! It was flavorful, sweet but not too sweet, moist, and all but melted in your mouth. It was still substantial enough to also withstand being … Continue reading

Quinoa Nuggets

When I shared our glorious quinoa pass, I was bombarded with cheery congratulations from tons of people. (Thanks again!) One of those lovely folks, Wendy, shared on my Facebook page that she makes quinoa nuggets for her kids. Her instructions were simple: “Puree cooked quinoa with Real Salt, a little … Continue reading

Cinnamon Seasoned “Nuts” – Allergy Free!

Before Halloween, I was looking around for treat recipes for Jed. Flipping through Living Without magazine, I was intrigued by one of their Halloween recipes: Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Garbanzo Beans. I never got around to making it before Halloween, but better late than never, right? So I made it … Continue reading

Pumpkin Hemp Muffins – Vegan/GF/Fructose Friendly

Jed constantly digs through the pantry. He likes to stack and sort things, and pantry food is perfect for that. Today’s recipe comes from one of his pantry discoveries, and the subsequent nagging about two items we haven’t used before: canned pumpkin, and hemp hearts. I always stock up on … Continue reading

Fava Bean Hummus

I’ve been wanting to make a hummus recipe for Jed for quite a while now. Snack foods that appeal to a toddler are difficult to come by when restricted by Fructose Malabsorption, and hummus seemed like something I might be able to make within his dietary limitations. Sadly, I hit … Continue reading

Vegan Southwest Queso

Cauliflower, oh cauliflower…why did it take me so long to fall in love with you? Sometimes in the kitchen, you discover something cool that is very useful – for one  recipe. Some kitchen discoveries, however, continue to excite you with the many ways they can be reinvented. Such is the … Continue reading

Vegan Nut Butter Banana Cookies

This last week on Pinterest I have found some amazing recipes that were completely safe for my family – as written! Our specific needs are so, well, specific, this is almost an impossible task. And I’ve found TWO dessert recipes that I really don’t have to do anything to in … Continue reading

Quinoa Teething Crackers

When we started trialing quinoa, I got very excited. I knew that quinoa would offer a lot of variety in Zac’s diet (and, eventually, mine), and to start with I wanted to make him his very first teething cracker. I had seen a few recipes for homemade teething biscuits before, … Continue reading

Fructose Friendly Fresh Salsa

Can you guess what I’m making? Homemade Salsa, of course! Ever since receiving the Mayo Clinic Fructose Malabsorption diet, I’ve been expanding Mr. Charm’s diet.  Tomato sauces are out, but fresh tomatos are back IN.  Woot! That got me thinking about snack foods: Mr. Charm LOVES chips with salsa (takes … Continue reading

No Escape

Have you ever noticed that food is everywhere? No, seriously.  It’s in commercials, TV shows, movies, magazines, books, billboards…it is everywhere, and you can’t escape it. Mr. Charm is now in the 2-3 year old group at Sunday School, instead of in the nursery.  This is great!  He now gets … Continue reading