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Costa Rican Gallo Pinto..

Date: July 19, 2019 | Time: 9:41am

This is my favorite Costa Rican dish that I've had while studying abroad in that country. There are a ton of different varieties and ways to make Gallo Pinto, but this is my favorite recipe from one of my mama Ticas, Nelly. "Gallo Pinto" in Spanish means spotted rooster, which is supposedly what this dish resembles after it is prepared. Costa Ricans, or "Ticans" as they call themselves, often eat this dish for breakfast with a side of.... <view entire article>

Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce..

Date: July 12, 2019 | Time: 10:15am

This is a great addition to spicy meals! Add as a side to curry, or a general dipping sauce. The Kite Hill Brand yogurt uses almond yogurt in place of dairy yogurt. I used fresh, minced garlic instead of granulated and it was equally tasty! .... <view entire article>


Date: July 5, 2019 | Time: 2:02pm

This meal is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Make it nightshade friendly by only using sweet potatoes and removing the peppers. This meal is similar to stir fry in the aspect that you can add any veggies, meat or seasonings that you desire. The key to a great has is including all the fresh herbs, which are easy to find now that it is farmer's market season .... <view entire article>

Homemade Ranch..

Date: June 21, 2019 | Time: 9:51am

Hard to find salad dressings that are dairy and gluten free? Look no further, this Ranch recipe is a keeper! Be conscious to use a mayo that is dairy-free and also uses something other than soybean oil- mine was avocado oil based. The fresh herbs give it a great flavor-however they won't stay fresh for a long time. This recipe is best served fresh with a great summer salad. .... <view entire article>

Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles)..

Date: June 14, 2019 | Time: 9:07am

This Food Friday meal Originates from Poland and Slovakia! Haluski is a delicious dish to share with your friends and family. After all, who doesn't like cabbage cooked in bacon grease?? Traditional Haluski is made with egg noodles and we modified it using rice noodles to be gluten-free. Additionally, you want to be sure that your bacon has no added nitrates/nitrites. You could easily add in additional veggies of your choice into this stir fry-like meal. I served it.... <view entire article>

Rosemary Garlic Meatballs..

Date: June 7, 2019 | Time: 7:37am

One word to describe this dish- delicious! I chose to cook them on the stovetop instead of the oven. Make sure to chop the rosemary EXTREMELY fine. This assures that it won't have a pine-needle texture inside your meatballs. The key to great meatballs on the stovetop is not to flip them too early. You want meatballs, not ground hamburger! I added the stalks of the garlic plant to the dish while cooking as well- this is a.... <view entire article>

Paleo Pecan Crusted Chicken..

Date: May 31, 2019 | Time: 2:27pm

This recipe was recommended by Christine, who said this is one of her favorites. After trying it, it's definitely going to be a favorite of mine as well! This recipe is super easy and very tasty! I did not have access to a food processor, so my pecan chunks were a little bigger than most, but it was still delicious and had a wonderful crunch. This is the perfect recipe for a side of roasted veggies or sweet.... <view entire article>

Almond Chicken..

Date: May 24, 2019 | Time: 9:00am

Today's recipe is one of my favorites! This recipe is frequently made in my household and has great flavor. It is best served with a vegetable, salad, and some sort of starch to soak up all its creamy goodness. Although the traditional recipe uses heavy whipping cream, it is easily made dairy-free by substituting coconut milk and coconut cream. It's a running joke that we always forget the almonds on top, so remember to top it off with some.... <view entire article>

Lemon Chicken Pasta..

Date: May 17, 2019 | Time: 10:03am

This week we are bringing you an original recipe! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and depending upon your vegetable choices, nightshade free. The total cooking time is about 30 minutes, considering the marinade is made ahead of time. Enjoy! Marinade for Chicken .... <view entire article>

Paprika Parsnip Fries..

Date: May 10, 2019 | Time: 12:53pm

If you have yet to become a parsnip fan, here is your chance!! These parsnip fries are a great addition to any meal, and they're super easy to make! Think of them as a cross between a carrot and a potato. I personally used coconut oil instead of butter to roast them. I also did not peel the parsnips, I just made sure they were cleaned well before baking. Beware of anything that might be stuck to the bottom.... <view entire article>