• Baking,  Dairy Free,  Gluten-free,  Recipes,  Vegan

    Gluten-free, vegan soft pretzels-Part 2

    Here is part two of the soft pretzel saga! This will give you choices if you have a gluten-free flour preference. The only difference between this recipe and the recipe in part 1 is the flour! The flour I use in this recipe is different (it has different ingredients) and also has the xanthan gum incorporated. This dough is tasty, no after taste but the dough is a little harder to shape and a little bit chewier than the other recipe in part 1! Try both and pick your favorite :)! The best-looking shape and easiest shape to form for these pretzels are a simple twist. I used the excess…

  • Baking,  Dairy Free,  Gluten-free,  Recipes,  Vegan

    Gluten-free, vegan soft pretzels-Part 1

    If you’re new around here, we have a number of food allergies/sensitivities in our home and I am always making and creating new things so that we can eat the yummy foods we love, without the harm. It’s a journey, not a destination, hahaha. This week, I created two soft pretzel recipes that both do not have gluten and both are vegan. The difference? The flour used! I found that this recipe had dough that was a little bit easier to work with, but it does have an after taste that I didn’t quite love. Other than that, the recipe also tastes the most like gluten soft pretzels (if you…

  • Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Gluten-free,  Recipes,  Vegan

    Gluten-free, vegan cream cheese thumbprint cookies

    These cookies are an amazing treat! Who says you can’t eat amazing desserts when you have food sensitivities?! Even though there are ingredients that my family can’t have, I am determined to create recipes that are both delicious and safe for them to eat. I used our homemade plum jam (we moved into a house that had two plum trees!). Use any jam that makes your heart happy! Some Notes about the recipe: When making the indents on the top, I used a round 1 tsp measuring spoon. I barely indented the top (be careful with this step, if you make too much of an indent, the jam will leak…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinners,  Easy meals,  Gluten-free,  Healthy,  Recipes,  Vegan

    Dairy-Free Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce {make it vegan}

    This is one of my absolute favorite sauces! It’s one of the recipes I always have the ingredients on hand for, the one that I make when I want/need to make something good but fast. You can do so much with this. You can easily make it vegan. I served this on spaghetti squash noodles, so the meal was also gluten-free. I also served it with our favorite smoked chicken (recipe coming soon!). The end result is really good! You can also serve it with pasta (I used a gluten free penne pasta here). Or you can add chicken sausage on top. The possibilities are endless! This sauce comes together…

  • Baking,  Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Healthy,  Recipes,  Vegan

    Gluten-free, Vegan Bread-Pudding Recipe

    This is the most tempting dessert! We aren’t letting allergies stop us from having our favorites! This recipe is quick, easy and one of the best things you can imagine! This is a total crowd-pleaser. If you have never tried bread-pudding, what are you waiting for?! Bread pudding was created long ago, something to make when you had stale bread that you didn’t want to waste. You don’t have to have stale bread, but if you do, this is your recipe! No need to waste a golden opportunity. Use whatever gluten-free bread load you have on hand, homemade or otherwise. I had help preparing the pudding. Kids love tearing the…

  • Dairy Free,  Healthy,  Recipes

    No white sugar added {vegan} hot chocolate recipe

    This post contains affiliate links, if you buy something, there is no cost to you, but I will earn a tiny commission. I only share products that I actually use and love. Thanks! I literally make this for myself every day. Every. Day. It doesn’t taste exactly like traditional hot chocolate, there is no sugar in this recipe! I try to eat low sugar and carbs for health reasons, but I LOVE hot chocolate and I was so sad without it. That is why this recipe was born. I personally don’t love the taste of artificial sweeteners, and I have tried many. I use almond milk because it doesn’t have…

  • Dairy Free,  Easy meals,  Gluten-free,  Recipes

    Dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free fried chicken recipe

    We have a lot of food sensitivities around here, we just roll with it! When you want a piece of fried chicken, what’s a girl with a bunch of food sensitivities to do?! Make it, of course, haha. I am sure there are recipes out there, but this is one I made using what I had in my pantry and it turned out yummy. I spent my early years in the south, so I guess it’s an instinct that I use a cast-iron skillet and Crisco to fry things, haha. I use this thermometer to make sure the chicken is up to the correct temperature, but not overdone! Seriously, one…

  • Dairy Free,  Easy meals,  Gluten-free,  Recipes

    Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free breakfast casserole!

    Having an allergy sensitive household can be difficult sometimes! If you have ever been to a pot-luck, you know the ones where you bring a breakfast casserole or some other dish that is full of butter or cheese, you know how hard it can be! Or, if you want to make a nice hardy meal in the morning quickly, put it in the oven while you get ready, and pop it out of the oven and have a delicious, filling meal, it can be tricky if you have a lot of food sensitivities to think about! My favorite way to serve this meal is…at dinner! Really, it’s a great recipe…

  • Dairy Free,  Easy meals,  Recipes

    Cozy, delicious chili recipe!

    I have made this chili for years and it never gets old! Actually, it’s the only chili I make! This chili is REALLY something special. There are some “secret” ingredients that my family loves. You can make this recipe as easy or as complicated as you want! Sometimes I add an onion and fresh garlic, sometimes I add some cooking wine in with the browned beef before adding everything else. You can add whatever two cans of beans that make you happy, my absolute favorite combination is one can of kidney beans and one can of black beans. You can also soak beans overnight and try this recipe that way.…

  • Baking,  Dairy Free,  Recipes

    Beet Juice Red Velvet Cupcakes

    We have a birthday party today and I wanted to whip up some red velvet cupcakes. But, I had no beetroot powder or red food coloring! I am always kind of shocked at how much red food coloring red velvet cupcakes take, so I was somewhat happy that I didn’t have any on hand. I made up this recipe and the cupcakes turned out pretty good! I really love how the color turned out, but it’s not the traditional bright red that is usually associated with red velvet. I love the natural-looking color better but if you want a deeper red, try adding some red gel food coloring. The recipe…