Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

{gluten-free, dairy-free} My mother makes the best chocolate chip cookies. But since choosing to go completely gluten/dairy-free 7 months ago, I haven’t really had a decent chocolate chip cookie. My sister decided to take my mother’s recipe and experiment with it until she created the perfect gluten/dairy-free cookie. Of course, a dessert is a dessert. Don’t go eating…

Remedies for a Sore Throat

At the start of winter each year, I get a sore throat and a stuffy nose. And these usually drag a headache along with them. I am not a supporter of popping pills for every little ache and pain though, so I usually weather through it and let my body do what it’s made to…

Crustless Pecan Pie

{gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free} For those of you who don’t know, I do not eat gluten or dairy. Thus, none of my recipes contain either of these ingredients. These restrictions are part of my overall goal to heal my thyroid, which is something I will discuss on my blog in near future. I whipped up my…

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

{gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan} Take me seriously people… these actually taste like buffalo wings. Crispy on the outside; juicy on the inside. Just all sorts of perfect. Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour 1/2 cup water 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp Earth Balance olive oil…

Eating well when you’re poor and out of time

Wow, that really doesn’t sound pleasant does it – “Poor and out of time.” Yuck. But, I find myself feeling that way pretty often lately. Anyone who knows me well knows that I absolutely love spending time in the kitchen, cooking and eating. I would rather go grocery shopping than to the shopping mall. I…

Food matters

I believe that nutrition should be a very large focus in medicine. Doctors’ first response to illness should be to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to heal, supporting the natural healing ability of our bodies. Only when truly necessary should pharmaceuticals be used. When I speak these opinions to people, I sometimes get a blank stare….

Asparagus Orzo Salad

{gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan} With a light lemon tang and fresh greens, this asparagus orzo salad is perfect for summer! This salad is an old recipe of mine. When I first created it, I used traditional orzo, and I topped it with feta cheese (yum!). However, I do not eat gluten or dairy anymore, so I switched…