Our Favorite Cookies

I was vacationing in the mountains with a fellow low glutamate mom, and as moms do, we all packed some clean eats for us to share. Well, my friend brought the most amazing cookies I have ever had, even during my gluten-filled days.  After gaining about 5lbs over the week, I begged her to share the recipe.  The recipe is by the talented Laura Lea Balanced. You can check out her website and her fantastic cookbooks here.  With a few minor tweaks to make this recipe more compliant, it has become our go-to recipe that I’m [...]

Our Favorite Cookies2020-10-28T09:01:57-04:00

Legit Bread

A couple of years ago, we had removed, umm… pretty much everything, and were searching for a gluten-free, casein-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, additive-free, gum-free bread. After 16 failed attempts at creating my own recipe,  I came across Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo.  Not only did she clearly understand the struggle, but she had also created the perfect Legit Bread Mix, fitting our needs. Her recipe only eggs, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or lemon), cassava flour, potato starch, psyllium husk powder, potato flour, sea salt, and baking soda.  Now here we are, a couple of years [...]

Legit Bread2020-10-01T16:13:15-04:00

Better, Not Perfect | Last Minute Cake

I’ve hesitated in adding this to the website, but also understand that many families need a quick option to make diet changes more obtainable. The last thing I want is for families to be too overwhelmed even to attempt lowering sources of glutamate, but also have to disclose that not everyone will be able to tolerate something like this. Sensitivity to free glutamate will vary from person to person. In my opinion, this cake is far better than a typical processed gluten-free/casein-free cake loaded with xanthan gum and other additives. We had a situation recently, where [...]

Better, Not Perfect | Last Minute Cake2020-10-02T11:28:20-04:00

Christmas Cinnamon Roll Loaf

There is something about Christmas that always makes me crave gooey cinnamon rolls from my childhood.  After beginning to remove sources of glutamate, I thought those days were long gone until I found this recipe by Laura Lea Balanced. The first time I made her recipe we were coming off of three years of being grain-free and were slowly working to incorporate more grains.  Because of this, I significantly altered her original nut-free recipe by cutting back on the grains, adding almond flour, removing apple cider vinegar/baking powder, increasing baking soda and adding lemon juice to meet [...]

Christmas Cinnamon Roll Loaf2020-10-02T12:04:40-04:00

Magnesium Muffins (Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Grain-Free )

Early on in our journey, we were searching high and low for a natural source of magnesium that our son would actually consume.  We landed on pumpkin seeds as they have some of the highest sources of magnesium found in whole food, but I struggled on how to get him to eat them…thus this “magnesium muffin” recipe was created. Using pumpkin seeds as the flour and pumpkin flesh as the base, gives new meaning to true pumpkin muffins. So why magnesium? Magnesium protects against glutamate damage, sits on the NMDA glutamate [...]

Magnesium Muffins (Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Grain-Free )2020-10-02T13:19:42-04:00
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