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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? Very. But some how I...
Gluten-free vegan cupcakes

Gluten-free vegan cupcakes

As part of a gluten-free meetup event, I was to bring a dessert. Not yet feeling confident in my gluten-free baking, I researched area bakeries. Being both lactose and gluten intolerant posses quite a challenge. Finding gluten-free products typically doesn't mean success as often the product contains milk or butter. When I find vegan goods...
Gluten-free Dairy-free Stuffed Artichokes

Gluten-free Dairy-free Stuffed Artichokes

For those that have never cooked an artichoke don’t be intimidated by the spiky vegetable. This recipe couldn’t be easier. Share it with someone special. Ingredients 2 large artichokes 4 pieces of gluten-free bread ½ white onion, diced 2 pieces of celery, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 lemon red pepper flakes Italian seasoning Salt...
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 disguise for an artichoke has...
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 an alternative to what many...
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 them up, thinking “they’re so...
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,” a small blue-green lentil. To...
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 to the beverage. An alternative...
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, such an indulgence goes beyond...
Good-bye Gluten, Good-bye Old Friend

Good-bye Gluten, Good-bye Old Friend

“Stop eating gluten,” my doctor said. As if my distended stomach wasn’t already in knots, this decree caused it to groan. As far back as I can remember, gluten, in the form of pasta, has been on the top of my food group pyramid, deeply rooted in my identity. As a kid, I ate so...