Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

In years past, this day has brought dozens of eager little kiddos to our doorstep. Their princess, ninja, knight, or fairy costumes being their ticket to cheap, highly refined chocolates and sweets. I’ve always felt a tinge of guilt about this – in part because I am supporting Big Food; and because I am willingly subjecting these darlings to […]

15 Minute Gluten Free Granola Bars (GF / DF)

It’s the night before the first day of school. My two oldest sprouts are heading back to school with mixed feelings about their teachers, classes and another year of hard work. I’m feeling the pressure of another year of healthy, homemade lunches and snacks. I don’t know who is more nervous, me or them! Over the last week, I’ve […]

Six Gluten Free Snacks for Picky Preschoolers

There are few things more frustrating to a parent than placing a bowl or plate of homemade food in front of your darling little preschoolers, only to have them take one look at it, and turn up their noses in disgust! (Actually, having them throw it on the floor in disgust is definitely more frustrating!!) On some days, it’s enough to bring a mommy to […]

Veggies and Dip: So Happy Together

Veggies and dip seem like they are on every kid-friendly menu around. And then somewhere along the line, dip gets itself a bad rap, and it is left off the table. But I still like eating veggies with dip. Frankly, I can’t imagine crunching into a crisp broccoli floret, or stringy celery stick without it. For a […]

Fermented Oatmeal Muffins

Fermenting is something I have on my ‘to do’ list for 2014. I came across this recipe from Larissa over at Love and Green Juice, and figured this was a really simple way to begin my fermenting journey. (Larissa has a lovely blog; you should take a peak at what else she’s been up to!) The recipe suggested […]

Gluten Free Waffles the Whole Family will Love!

My brother-in-law avoids wheat to help manage his arthritis, and we often commiserate, being the only two ‘wheat-free-ers’ in the family. Recently he was lamenting the fact that it was so hard to resist the batch of ‘regular’ waffles he had made for his family, that he had given in and eaten some, and then paid for it! So I told him […]

Buckwheat Oatmeal Cookies

It’s hot out today. I hadn’t really intended to turn on the oven, but the kids devoured the granola bars I had made for lunches, so I wanted to make something for their lunchboxes. I’ve been playing around with this recipe lately, and it is delicious both with the raisins and the chocolate chips. In this recipe, […]

Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa is a wonderfully versatile grain that is high in protein, and very easy to digest. It was my staple grain when I first started my gluten-free diet, and I enjoy incorporating in both savory and sweet dishes. While I have expanded my recipe repertoire to include other gluten-free flours and grains, I still have a few favorite quinoa […]

Unbaked Cranberry Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I’ve been experimenting with granola bars for a while now, and my kids haven’t necessarily appreciated my efforts. Various recipes have resulted in granola bars that are too crumbly, or not sweet enough, or oddly textured, or basically flavorless . But after many mediocre batches under my belt, I found an old weight watcher’s recipe and played around with it until I got […]

Buckwheat Oat and Chia Pancakes

My mom has always been great at making pancakes. As a child, I remember looking forward to the weekend, when she would usually take the time to whip up a batch of fluffy oat pancakes. This recipe is an adaption of my mom’s recipe, which I enjoyed as a child. It can easily be doubled or even tripled to […]