Coconut and Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Coconut and Frozen Banana Ice Cream

When is comes to making dairy free ice cream frozen bananas are essential. Who would ever thought to use frozen bananas in the recipe, but it works like a charm. If you are like our family, we eat tons of bananas. It’s the perfect package mobile snack. Plus organic bananas...
Summer Popsicles

Summer Popsicles

Summer is here! I’m loving the fact that we don’t have to worry about putting on coats, gloves, hats, or scarfs to stay warm. All you need is some flip-flops and you are good to go. When it’s super warm outside, I’ve noticed that I crave lighter cooler foods to...
Getting Creative with Grilled Veggies

Getting Creative with Grilled Veggies

Lately, I’ve been grilling up veggies then stashing them our refrigerator in order to add some spice to our meals with.  For example — making veggie quesadillas, adding them to a salad, using them in a chicken cacciatore crock pot recipe, and sometime just eating them for a snack. It’s a...
Paleo Banana Bread with My Little Helper

Paleo Banana Bread with My Little Helper

Baking paleo recipes can be a lot of work especially when it comes to getting all the ingredients — it’s not cheap, but you know what?! It’s worth it because it’s such a great option if you are gluten and diary free. There are many new ingredients that I’m working...
Paleo Zucchini Bread

Paleo Zucchini Bread

This blog entry is dedicated to our awesome friends out in L.A. — Martha and Keegan. They sent us a fun new recipe book a few weeks ago and it’s inspired me to get back into the kitchen! This zucchini bread recipe is pretty easy to whip up you just...
Cashew Cheese with Truffle Salt

Cashew Cheese with Truffle Salt

I found a great cashew cheese recipe from The Blender Girl’s blog. It was the first time that I discovered her blog and it has a lot fun recipes to explore and try out. I did spice up this recipe by adding truffle salt. And, boy it was yummy! Quick...
Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Making cranberry sauce from scratch is quite possibly the most enjoyable – and exciting – dish you’ll create in your kitchen this holiday season. If you’ve never been a fan of cranberry relish from a can, never fear and be free from that ban by creating fresh sauce with a...
Hallelujah Hummus with the Magic Bullet

Hallelujah Hummus with the Magic Bullet

Have you ever had fresh hummus? If not, you are missing out big time. Fresh hummus is light, fluffy, and simply delicious. You can scoop it up with veggies, crackers, pita, or chips while watching football or have it for a quick afternoon snack in the office. It’s a good...
Organic Grated Ginger A Pantry Essential

Organic Grated Ginger A Pantry Essential

As a full-time professional and mom it always seems like I’m juggling a millions things at once. Unfortunately, cooking has fallen by the wayside. However, something magical has happened that lured me back into the kitchen. It was a Saturday morning trip to the grocery store when I discovered organic...
Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

We have all seen the infomercials about the Magic Bullet, right? Well I have a confession to make, we got one. It all started when our blender (that was handed down to us from my sister-n-law) broke after ten glorious years. After a few weeks of grieving, we started the...
Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

It’s that time of year when it’s so hot outside all you want to eat is light refreshing food. Here is a simple bean veggie salad that is very tasty and colorful. It can be a main or side dish whatever you prefer. It’s easy to make. Just mix together...
Gluten and Dairy Free Leek and Potato Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Leek and Potato Soup

Roniboy whipped up another amazing dinner last night. He made a gluten and dairy free leek and potato soup that was out of this world. Leeks are not my first option when it comes to eating veggies, but I have to admit this soup recipe was a home run. The...
Gluten and Dairy Free Peach Pie

Gluten and Dairy Free Peach Pie

Gluten and Dairy Free Peach Pie: Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix Review With the cool breeze rolling in and the days getting shorter baking is a great way to transition into the Fall season. Back on the East Coast, we would be apple picking but living in Colorado we...
Gluten Free Gazpacho Soup

Gluten Free Gazpacho Soup

Gluten Free Gazpacho Soup made by Roniboy. Thanks to Roniboy I had the most amazing lunch — gluten free gazpacho soup. The first time I had gazpacho soup was with my dear friend, Raquel. She lives in Salamanca, Spain. Salamanca is a very special place to me and one of...
Pasta is Back!

Pasta is Back!

It’s a dream come true pasta is back in our cupboard! After trying several different kinds of rice pasta over the past year, we finally found one that tastes like the real deal. It’s called Pastariso Rice Pasta made by Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods. What’s so amazing about this rice...
Gluten Bootin’ Bakery: Uncompromisingly Delicious Gluten Free Food By Chickpea

Gluten Bootin’ Bakery: Uncompromisingly Delicious Gluten Free Food By Chickpea

Chickpea interviews the mother-daughter founders of the Gluten Bootin’ Bakery AND gets a take-home treat that was divinely delicious… When I went gluten free almost 2 years ago, I thought I’d never have one of those gigantic super-tasty muffins again. Well, I was happily proven wrong and found a great...
Spaghetti (Squash) Pie

Spaghetti (Squash) Pie

In my mind, squash is the champion of winter vegetable storage. Stuffed, mashed, pureed into soup, baked into sweet breads and pies, there are as many uses for squash as there are varieties. When giving up pasta, I was delighted to find that spaghetti squash provided a myriad of comfort...
Spice Cake Mix from Namaste

Spice Cake Mix from Namaste

It’s always nice to have something sweet after dinner. I found an awesome spice mix that is gluten, dairy, corn, and soy free. It’s from Namaste Food company and very easy to make. I’ve found the mix for around $6.99 and it’s a really good deal considering that you get...
Avocado Ice Cream – Dairy-free, Gluten-free and SCD

Avocado Ice Cream – Dairy-free, Gluten-free and SCD

After watching a biography show on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, I was inspired. I hadn’t had ice cream in nearly two years. I use to be an addict, consuming a pint of coffee heath bar crunch night after night, roughly 1,200 calories. Did this dairy overload made me sick?...
NoCo Ninja’s own Gluten and Dairy Free Potato Latkes recipe

NoCo Ninja’s own Gluten and Dairy Free Potato Latkes recipe

Flipping through a new cookbook, I noticed a potato latkes recipe. Yummy! As I was reading the recipe, I realized that it wasn’t gluten free because it called for matzoh meal. Darn it. But then I got an idea to create my own recipe. So this is what I came...
A Gluten Free Lasagna Experiment

A Gluten Free Lasagna Experiment

Thanks to our awesome friend, Susan, we adopted her mothership zucchini that was maturing in her garden all summer along. At first, we didn’t know what to do with it, but then I suggested, “Why don’t we cut the zucchini into strips like a pasta noodle and make lasagna?” An...
Gluten Free Matzo Balls

Gluten Free Matzo Balls

Thanks to the awesome Wendy from Girl’s Gone Child Eat Well blog … matzo balls are back! Of course they are gluten, dairy and soy free. Below is her recipe. Visit her site for more detailed directions. Wendy’s Gluten-Free Quinoa Matzo Balls (with nutmeg of course!) 2 eggs, beaten 4...
Pie Crust that is Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free

Pie Crust that is Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free

Okay so I’m being honest here, when it comes to making pie crust from scratch I literally break into a cold sweat. However, this all changed  when I noticed Namaste’s pie crust mix sitting on the shelf at our local grocery store. I don’t want you to think that I’m...
Grain-Free Granola

Grain-Free Granola

For many people on SCD, breakfast is the hardest meal to adjust in a life without starches and sugars. And with good reason, since most of us have spent decades eating grains in the morning: cereal, oatmeal, toast, pancakes, french toast, shall I go on? But with some time and...
Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Waking up on a Monday morning can be rough. As I was thinking about how fast the weekend flew by I said to myself, “What the heck, I’m gonna make some pancakes and surprise Roniboy with a fun breakfast.” I’m thankful that I don’t have to make gluten, soy, and...
From Popcorn for Dinner to Making Risotto

From Popcorn for Dinner to Making Risotto

Eating popcorn for dinner was second nature to me. It was so quick and easy to make especially after a long day in the office and grad school classes at night. However, when Roniboy entered my life, he changed my perception about food. Honestly, I thought that he was from...
Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is super easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients, which makes your favorite chicken salad both better tasting and free of any weird additives found in commercial mayonnaise. Homemade Mayonnaise makes about 1 cup 1 raw or pasteurized egg (see below) 1 tsp Dijon...
Grain-free Peanut Butter Macaroons

Grain-free Peanut Butter Macaroons

This is a delicious way to use up the coconut pulp leftover from making your own homemade coconut milk. Taking a hint from a Comfy Belly recipe for cinnamon cookies, I learned that one trick to grain-free cookies that are soft and chewy instead of crunchy is to omit the...
Summer Libation: Basil Bellini

Summer Libation: Basil Bellini

This basil bellini is an aperitif that will sing a song of summertime in your mouth. It’s fruity and bubbly with just a hint of basil. And if you happen to be hosting dinner guests who do not imbibe, you can substitute club soda for the prosecco  for a non-alcoholic...
Artichokes

Artichokes

Artichokes. Commonly found pulverized and unrecognizable in the form of “artichoke dip” at many chain restaurants, this type of appetizer spells doom, or at least major discomfort for those who are lactose intolerant. With ingredients of butter, flour, sour cream, cheese, and heavy cream it’s no wonder why this fattening...
Noodling around

Noodling around

Gluten-free means pasta is off limits, right? Not necessarily. There are rice noodles, which are safe to eat as they’re primarily made of rice flour and water. They sometimes contains tapioca or cornstarch to improve texture. Rice noodles, being an age-old staple in many Asian cultures, are really not even...
Tummies and Technology: How To Cook Everything App

Tummies and Technology: How To Cook Everything App

This post should be about ratatouille. But it is really about my iPhone. Some people are against the encroachment of Apple products into our everyday lives, but I personally welcome them as our technological overlords. My iPhone tells me where I am supposed to be at any point during the...
Got Beans?

Got Beans?

Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat… Well, you know the rest. So why would someone with stomach woes eat legumes? Don’t they cause gas, bloating and discomfort? They can, but they don’t have to. We’ve all walked by dried beans at the store. For years, I’d pick...
Savory French Lentils

Savory French Lentils

In my recent post “Got Beans?” I promoted a more planned approach to beans. However, I sometimes still want a last-minute legume-based meal. That’s where lentils come in. They don’t need to be soaked and typically cook in about 20 minutes. My new favorite varietal is the French or “Puy,”...
My Newest Hobby

My Newest Hobby

Behold The Pressure Canner: Purchased for me by my mother-in-law for Christmas, this thing is 16 pounds (yes, I weighed it) of solid aluminum glory. It is at least 50 years old, evidenced by the fact that the instruction booklet gives you instructions for cooking over a wood stove and...

An Interview with Raman Prasad

Raman Prasad is the author of Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Grain-Free, Lactose-Free, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Health Conditions, as well as the memoir Colitis and Me: A Story of Recovery. He is also the creator of www.scdrecipe.com, which has been around since before most of us knew what Google was. Raman has been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to manage ulcerative colitis for over a decade, a fact that by itself makes him a certified superhero in my book.  And indeed, my conversation with him confirmed that he has a wealth of knowledge and a long history of helping make the SCDiet accessible to a wide variety of people seeking healing through diet. GI Jane: So tell me the story of how you found and adopted SCD. Raman: I was 17 when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I started...
Namaste Gluten Free Brownies for Breakfast

Namaste Gluten Free Brownies for Breakfast

Who doesn’t like chocolate brownies for breakfast? Especially, when you find a brownie mix that is gluten, soy, dairy and nut free!  It’s so easy to whip up a batch of gooey delightful brownies with Namaste Foods mix. Ingredients in the mix include: evaporated cane juice, sweet brown rice flour,...
Do You Speak Label-ese?

Do You Speak Label-ese?

Anyone who is an avid reader of food labels knows how difficult it can be to decipher the ingredients of packaged foods. For someone on the SCDiet, finding products without sugar, wheat, rice, corn, soy, or any other starch can be nearly impossible. Even if these “illegal” ingredients are not...
Gluten-free Beer Taste-off

Gluten-free Beer Taste-off

Not drinking beer has been extremely difficult since removing gluten from my diet. This is especially true living in Fort Collins, a city where you can’t escape beer. Here, there are more than a handful of breweries, weekly tastings and an annual parade of 10,000 people on bicycles paying homage...
Redefining Pizza

Redefining Pizza

A world without pizza. Can you even imagine? There’s an old joke that pizza is a complete meal because it contains the major food groups. Yes, this may technically be true, but that doesn’t mean its necessary the healthiest meal you could have. For those with food allergies or intolerances,...
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Coconut and Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Coconut and Frozen Banana Ice Cream

When is comes to making dairy free ice cream frozen bananas are essential. Who would ever thought to use frozen bananas in the recipe, but it works like a charm. If you are like our family, we eat tons of bananas. It’s the perfect package mobile snack. Plus organic bananas are not to expensive. When...
Summer Popsicles

Summer Popsicles

Summer is here! I’m loving the fact that we don’t have to worry about putting on coats, gloves, hats, or scarfs to stay warm. All you need is some flip-flops and you are good to go. When it’s super warm outside, I’ve noticed that I crave lighter cooler foods to enjoy. And, popsicles are the...
Getting Creative with Grilled Veggies

Getting Creative with Grilled Veggies

Lately, I’ve been grilling up veggies then stashing them our refrigerator in order to add some spice to our meals with.  For example — making veggie quesadillas, adding them to a salad, using them in a chicken cacciatore crock pot recipe, and sometime just eating them for a snack. It’s a lot of fun. They are...
Paleo Banana Bread with My Little Helper

Paleo Banana Bread with My Little Helper

Baking paleo recipes can be a lot of work especially when it comes to getting all the ingredients — it’s not cheap, but you know what?! It’s worth it because it’s such a great option if you are gluten and diary free. There are many new ingredients that I’m working with and getting to know...
Paleo Zucchini Bread

Paleo Zucchini Bread

This blog entry is dedicated to our awesome friends out in L.A. — Martha and Keegan. They sent us a fun new recipe book a few weeks ago and it’s inspired me to get back into the kitchen! This zucchini bread recipe is pretty easy to whip up you just need the correct ingredients (like...
Cashew Cheese with Truffle Salt

Cashew Cheese with Truffle Salt

I found a great cashew cheese recipe from The Blender Girl’s blog. It was the first time that I discovered her blog and it has a lot fun recipes to explore and try out. I did spice up this recipe by adding truffle salt. And, boy it was yummy! Quick note the more water you...
Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Making cranberry sauce from scratch is quite possibly the most enjoyable – and exciting – dish you’ll create in your kitchen this holiday season. If you’ve never been a fan of cranberry relish from a can, never fear and be free from that ban by creating fresh sauce with a plan and get cranberries popping...
Hallelujah Hummus with the Magic Bullet

Hallelujah Hummus with the Magic Bullet

Have you ever had fresh hummus? If not, you are missing out big time. Fresh hummus is light, fluffy, and simply delicious. You can scoop it up with veggies, crackers, pita, or chips while watching football or have it for a quick afternoon snack in the office. It’s a good go-to-dish when you have vegetarians...
Organic Grated Ginger A Pantry Essential

Organic Grated Ginger A Pantry Essential

As a full-time professional and mom it always seems like I’m juggling a millions things at once. Unfortunately, cooking has fallen by the wayside. However, something magical has happened that lured me back into the kitchen. It was a Saturday morning trip to the grocery store when I discovered organic grated ginger on the shelf. ...
Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

Apple, Carrot, and Fresh Ginger Drink with the Magic Bullet

We have all seen the infomercials about the Magic Bullet, right? Well I have a confession to make, we got one. It all started when our blender (that was handed down to us from my sister-n-law) broke after ten glorious years. After a few weeks of grieving, we started the research process for a new...
Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

It’s that time of year when it’s so hot outside all you want to eat is light refreshing food. Here is a simple bean veggie salad that is very tasty and colorful. It can be a main or side dish whatever you prefer. It’s easy to make. Just mix together all the ingredients and add...
Gluten and Dairy Free Leek and Potato Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Leek and Potato Soup

Roniboy whipped up another amazing dinner last night. He made a gluten and dairy free leek and potato soup that was out of this world. Leeks are not my first option when it comes to eating veggies, but I have to admit this soup recipe was a home run. The recipe is from “Soup Bowl”...