Join The Lil Chef and Myself on our "Food Adventures"! There will be recreations of "Old Classics", exploration of new Allergy Free products (as they come out), the making of my many food cravings, and testing of recipes. We are ALWAYS trying to raise awareness of food allergies & intolerances one post at a time. This page Gluten Free, Wheat Free, mostly Allergy Free, hopefully, one day Yeast Free, NO red meat, Dairy, and Lactose Free.
As stated in the bio... I, Joi (Mommy) have multiple Food Intolerances/Allergies (and multiple Autoimmune disorders.) My daughter, Jas (The Lil Chef) thought it would be a good idea to showcase to the world that Allergy free eating could taste like "real" food. It took a lot of trial and error but I feel I have now Perfected the art. The Lil Chef and I created a Blog On Facebook (which is still up and running) in July of 2013. My Mom whom I still call Mommy has strongly suggested that I/we start a blog about my Allergy Free living. I never felt ready (Life was happening and things were just a bit much.) The Lil Chef started her own blog Called "Fashion First" ( http://fashionfirst123.blogspot.com/ ) mind you she's 12 (sorry and a half...) I figured I/we can do this. My life took a huge, actually two huges turns recently so why not? time to start/try something new. I am now Single, we moved to a "smaller" town, and I feel like we are FINALLY on our way to being truly Happy. Life has calmed down so here I am. PLEASE have patience with me... I am new to this (I had an AVON Blog in 2011 but it didn't last long, people were more interested in Social Media) Now to the current: With many failed attempts today at transferring the information from one blog to the next, we've decided to start you guys from our current situation. If you are at all interested in seeing what we've gone through in the past two years PLEASE feel free to visit us at https://www.facebook.com/CookingWithMommy we're not going anywhere. :)
With all of that said I think I might catch you guys up on September maybe part of August and then go from there.
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…