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.
There's nothing better than a homemade coffee frappe!!!
This is the second time I've made the copycat Frappuccino recipe, this time I switched it up. I only had pumpkin spice coffee this time so that's what I used. I also decided to use some of the SoDelicious Pumpkin Spice Drink I had left over from the holidays. It's not gone bad, it's nondairy. I, as you see mixed french vanilla, Samoa cookie, & pumpkin spice together. It turned out great!!! The original post is below.
Another 1st! I had a sandwich that was yeast free, gluten free, dairy free. I have to make some changes, the changes I previously made to get to this point are no longer working :'( Baby-Steps! The pretty princess (The Lil Chef) had a gluten/lactose free sandwich & I'm slightly jealous! lol
When The Lil Chef has what she calls taco salad, I have a burrito. Unfortunately I found out that even lactose free items are bad for me. this is my first time having a burrito without any 0% greek yogurt, not bad just missing something (I have to find some type of replacement. I was bad and put lactose free cheddar cheese on it :( I will find alternatives...)
I bought some fresh parsley for my upcoming smoothies and other misc recipes but I forgot the 1st day to put it in water to keep it fresh. I put it water put it in the fridge and my poor parsley looked worse than it did out the store. My mom said "that should've worked!" I said "maybe the fridge was too cold and it'll perk up when it's room temp, I've seen it on cooking shows!" I took it out, nothing happened for a while but I was busy so I left it. The Lil Chef was in the kitchen and she said "Mom come look!" I fluffed the leaves and Ta-Daaaa...back to life! I felt bad when I had to divide and cut it up and freeze it so it wouldn't go bad. :\
This month was not the greatest financial month for us so I could not afford my usual Bob's Red Mill GF Flour Mix so I tried The LiveGFree version. I mixed this with the end of the Pillsbury GF flour mix because the Aldi brand does not include xanthan gum and a ton of recipes call for it. We'll see how this works...
In conclusion of our 1st time for everything... This dinner is from right before we went grocery shopping. These are ingredients from the food pantry. We used have "dirty rice" when we were little because there wasn't much money, it was cheap and good! I made it for the same reason, this was The Lil Chef's first time having any (since she could remember). Strapped for cash or not, Rice (white or brown), mixed veggies (I used canned from Aldi), and ground turkey are great together, we'll be having it again by choice!
Why is there plastic over the bowl on the right? Because The Lil chef had gluten earlier that day I was avoiding cross contamination. I like this method, The Lil chef actually came up with it, she said she felt weird having to eat off of different plates and silverware so why not cover it up and use disposable forks and knives, etc.
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…
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…