Dairy Free Pot de Creme

My friend Maggie has been making and raving about this recipe for years, but I had not made it, assuming it was labor-intensive. Well, I was completely wrong. You will love this easy and decadent recipe if you enjoy dark chocolate. However, if you are not used to coffee or dark chocolate, this recipe might be slightly bitter. We like to top ours with homemade whipped cream (use coconut for dairy-free), fresh fruit, and mint. In full disclosure, we have no clue where this recipe originated from, but would love to give credit to the magician who [...]

Dairy Free Pot de Creme2023-09-05T13:59:58-04:00

Christmas Chia Seed Parfait

Christmas is just a few days away, and our little guy specifically asked for a special Christmas smoothie for lunch today.  I decided to make our own version of an old Against All Grain recipe for the special occasion. Chia seed pudding parfaits are a fantastic option for breakfast on the run, as they can last a few days in the fridge. While this is a good base recipe, don’t be afraid to add your own spin to it by adjusting to your own dietary needs, sneak more vegetables and or herbs in.  Merry Christmas!! -xoxo, Andi [...]

Christmas Chia Seed Parfait2020-12-21T12:58:35-05:00

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 not [...]

Our Favorite Cookies2021-04-30T13:13:25-04:00

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls are our go-to option for last-minute weeknight meals and tonight was the perfect example of this situation.  While dealing with high temperatures on the official first day of Autumn, I attempted to create a cold autumn-inspired Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl for dinner.  It was a hit!  Heads up, this smoothie bowl is super sweet and is more like a dessert, hence the Pumpkin Pie name. This recipe made three large servings.  Happy Fall!!! […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl2020-10-01T16:09:04-04:00

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 I [...]

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

Chia Seed Pudding

Are you looking for an easy, nutrient-packed recipe to keep on hand?  This chia seed pudding can quickly be served for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. Better yet, there are so many different ways that you can top-it, that you can put a unique spin on each serving. We love to top our chia seed pudding with granola, fresh fruit, fresh compote, microgreens (major nutrient boost), bee pollen, goji berries, and even thicker smoothies to make a parfait. […]

Chia Seed Pudding2020-10-02T11:39:28-04:00

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

Pumpkin Brownies

Recipe adapted from, www.hummusapien.com Ingredients ¾ cup clean creamy almond butter ½ cup pumpkin puree (fresh or boxed if clean) 1 overripe medium banana ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp homemade vanilla extract 1 tbsp coconut flour (homemade is best) 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, optional (if clean like this) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp sea salt ⅓ cup clean chocolate chips, clean chopped chocolate bar and/or walnuts, optional Coconut oil for greasing pan Directions Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 8 x 8 baking pan generously with coconut oil.  Assemble food processor [...]

Pumpkin Brownies2020-10-02T12:36:16-04:00

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cups

Yield 12 mini muffin size cups Ingredients 1 1/2 c. safe chocolate bar (like, this or this) chopped Equipment Double boiler Mini-muffin pan Mini-muffin liners Instructions Add water to bottom of a double boiler pot.  Depending on the size of the pot, add enough  to cover the bottom of the pot with 1-2 inches of water.  Top this pot of water with double boiler insert or stainless steel mixing bowl.  Fill this pot/bowl with chocolate and bring water to medium high heat or a light boil.  Allow chocolate to melt while stirring frequently. Line mini muffin pan with parchment [...]

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cups2019-09-24T17:12:42-04:00

Salted Caramel Sauce

1/3 c. coconut sugar 1 c. full fat coconut milk (homemade or this) 1/4 tsp. sea salt Place all ingredients in pot over stovetop.  Bring heat and ingredients to boil. Once boiling, stir frequently and drop heat to medium.  Continue stirring and allow for ingredients to a medium boil for 11-14 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before storing. Refrigerate and store in an airtight container. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Note: This is a rare treat for us as we try to extremely limit refined sugar bc of the inflammatory properties and [...]

Salted Caramel Sauce2020-10-02T12:37:44-04:00
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