Samoa Rice Krispie Treats (makes ~12)

Grocery shopping with friends is tough. Up and down every aisle, many of which I can completely cross off my typical route because I can’t eat anything in most of the store. “You can’t have pickles??” “What about chicken noodle soup?” “Okay, you have to be able to eat pudding.” No, no, no. I know,…

Garden veggie couscous (serves ~1)

We have a refrigerator full of veggies from various gardens so we’ve been experimenting new recipes. I love couscous so this one made my day! I’m sure it would be good with shrimp or just cheese on top but I like to make my dishes vegan and leave the toppings to you! Hope you enjoy!…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes ~36)

Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup  butter, softened  1 ½ cups light brown sugar, firmly packed 2 teaspoons vanilla or imitation vanilla 3 tablespoons almond milk 1 (10 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chunks Directions 1.  Preheat your oven to 375° 2. Combine the flour, salt, and…

Greek Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 cup of high quality extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. of lemon juice 1 tsp. of parsley 1 tsp. of minced garlic 1 tsp. of oregano 1/2 tsp. of crushed rosemary 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper Directions 1. Simply mix these ingredients together until it becomes…

Homemade Tomato Sauce (serves ~4)

We had several fresh tomatoes from our plant and decided to whip up some homemade sauce with it! The recipe ended up tasting a little sweeter than what I’m used to but, boy, it was delicious! Ingredients 4 cups of tomatoes (rough estimate) 1 carrot 2 cloves of garlic (2 tsp of minced garlic) 2…

Parmesan Pork Chops (serves 4)

Mmmm never thought pork could taste so good. The ingredients sound kind of odd, but my family and I love this recipe! Give it a try, let me know what you think 🙂 Ingredients 4 boneless, center-cut, thick pork chops 1 1/2 cups of white bread crumbs 2 tbsp. of grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp….

Chia Berry Smoothie

Chia seeds are an amazing superfood, but they are widely ignored when it comes to cooking and baking. They are packed with omega 3s – essential fatty acids as well as protein, fiber and antioxidants! They smell like fresh back tea, but don’t have any taste! It’s like a magic secret ingredient! I’m still working…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes + Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup of white sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/3 cup oil (I use sunflower) 1 tsp. vanilla or imitation vanilla 1 tsp. of distilled white vinegar OR 1 1/4 tsp. of lemon juice 1 cup of water   Directions 1….

Eating in Ireland

Originally posted on ohiouniversity2014:
Ireland has been a whirlwind of experiences for me from the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher in Galway. But the best thing this country has consistently offered me is the food. In America, I am allergic to several things including dairy and soy, which together, make up…

Chewy Flatbread + Dipping Oil

Ingredients 1 package of active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. of sugar 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour (will need more for preparation) 1 tsp. of salt 1/2 tbsp. of ground thyme 3/4 cups of water 1 tsp. of oil garnish options: mozzarella/feta/parmesan/parsley/sun-dried tomatoes/pesto Directions 1. Mix together the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and thyme in…

Fluffy Sugar Cookies (makes ~12)

Don’t you love when you can make something that you loved before you’re food allergies in a way that makes it okay for you to eat? Even better, don’t you love when that something is just as good, if not better, than the kind you remember? These sugar cookies are reminiscent of the ones my…

Tell-All: substituting ingredients

So your grandma gave you her ancient family recipe and you notice that it has ingredients that you can’t consume. Don’t freak out and definitely don’t throw that precious recipe away, it can be saved! I have found substitutes that actually work well for almost everything! Here’s a list for all your substitution needs. Egg: Chia…