Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

This is the second recipe I’ve tried for Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. There was nothing wrong with the first one, but this one was amazing: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. The recipe gives you options and I went with the one that was both gluten-free and dairy-free. Great recipe. You get crispy edges, tender middle, not TOO sweet, […]

Fresh Basil Pesto

This is an adaptation of a Barefoot Contessa recipe — she is just the best. Here’s the original recipe: Ina Garten’s Easy Basic Pesto. My changes were to use hard goat cheese (Cablanca) in lieu of parmesan and to use all walnuts, no pine nuts. You would think there would be pine nuts when you […]

Homemade Hummus

I modified this recipe from the back of the tahini container. Seriously some of the best hummus I’ve had. Tahini (pureed toasted sesame seeds) makes it extra nutty and creamy, and lemon and lime juice give it a summery freshness. Well worth it to make a batch fresh, and it only takes a few minutes. […]

Avocado Lemon Mayo

I found this super fast and easy recipe here: Healthy Avocado Mayo. I followed the recipe exactly, except to use regular olive oil instead of light. This is an amazing dipping sauce for Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters.

Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters

I used this recipe, Paleo Zucchini Fritters, as a template, but made a few changes: Doubled the recipe (this made 12 fritters) Used both zucchini and yellow summer squash Added onion Added arrowroot Made thinner, flatter fritters for more even cooking. Here’s the adapted recipe: 2 medium zucchini, shredded (about 5 cups) 2 medium summer squash, […]

Grain-Free Carrot Pecan Muffins

This is an adaptation of this great gluten-free/dairy-free blueberry muffin recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins. Using almond flour rather than any grains and lots of eggs gives these a custardy texture, but with enough firmness to hold together. I’m becoming a big fan of grain-free baked goods without too much added sweetener. These use a little […]

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Blueberry Muffins

Love this great, fast recipe with just a couple of tweaks: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins. They’re made with almond flour, so are totally grain-free. The first change I made was to add 1/2 cup of a nut milk (used almond-coconut blend, unsweetened). The first time I made these, they turned out very dry and crumbling, like scones, […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Lots of benefits to making your own granola bars. If you have a kid eating them in bulk, this will probably save some money. Also, making them yourself allows you to control the sugar content. I used this recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. These turned out more crispy and cookie-like than chewy, but good. […]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Warning: this is a departure from what I’ve been posting. Not gluten-free or dairy-free. Just regular good old muffins with lots of butter and the usual flour. I’m flying blind when I cook with wheat flour and cow’s milk products because I can’t taste the end product. My young taster doesn’t like lemon or blueberries […]