Finding a dairy free coffee creamer that doesn’t make you want to throw your entire cup of coffee out is hard work. I should know. I’ve tried them all. For some reason, the overwhelming taste of almond or coconut in my coffee makes me gag and we don’t do soy.
I’ve long been a fan of author Danielle Walker of Against All Grain and now she is giving me one more reason to love her: a holiday based cookbook! Not only is she a follower of paleo, she is a mom who knows kids don’t eat if it’s not visually appealing! Continue reading
To me, summer is all about convenient cold foods like salads and lots of watermelon for dessert. Recreating my childhood summer favorites to share with my family gives me great joy, so tonight, I whipped up a healthier knock-off of a boxed pasta salad.
I love flexible, one-bowl dishes. Even better when they are allergy friendly, gluten-free, dairy free and paleo! Breakfast is one of those things that in the rush of the morning, I tend to skip. I definitely know better and my eating habits that day suffer for it. Funny how I always make time for my coffee, though… Continue reading
It’s FALL! Well, at least it is in some parts of the country. It’s a warm 104 degrees here in ‘burbs of Phoenix. I actually kind of want to throat punch the next person posting photos of themselves in cute boots and sweaters. Just kidding. Or am I? There are a lot of things I like about living in the desert (um, no frizzy hair is a win!) but “Fall” is not one of them, namely since we don’t get one. Any time of year, you can take a photo and the outdoor spaces will look identical. It’s sort of eery if you think about it. It may seem I’m off topic but I promise I’m getting to the good stuff. Ready?
Fruit can easily become dessert by adding this dairy free, naturally-sweetened whipped cream. It’s also great on a homemade ice cream sundae. It’s healthy and so simple, the kids can easily help.
We usually buy a bunch of nuts and seeds from the bulk bins and add some chocolate chips and call it a day, but sometimes I get suckered in by the fancier mixtures at the Farmer’s Market. My kids sampled a blend full of pecans, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, flaxseed, raisins, dates and loved it so I happily paid $8 and walked away. When my son graduated OIT, he food challenged all other nuts and was deemed not allergic to them, so I welcome any chance to keep them in his diet. Well, a month later, no one will touch the bag of deliciousness they begged me to buy. Not even a little bit over yogurt. What’s a mom to do? Chuck the whole thing? No way! Here’s what I did today, instead: Continue reading