Food Lab
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 mondo muffin available from Fort...
Montana Gluten-Free Naked Oatmeal: Product Review

Montana Gluten-Free Naked Oatmeal: Product Review

With a few inches of snow on the ground it’s time for a warm breakfast. I skipped my gluten-free cereal with milk and grabbed a sample packet of Montana Gluten-Free Naked Oatmeal out of the cupboard. Check out their story http://www.montanagfnakedoats.com/our-story/. The oatmeal was easy to make. You can use your microwave or stove top....
Xanthan Gum Adventures… And what is it, really?! By Chickpea

Xanthan Gum Adventures… And what is it, really?! By Chickpea

Having been gluten and wheat free since February 2010, I’ve had to learn Gluten Free baking basics, including using new ingredients that replace the binding ability of gluten. Most GF baking mixes rely on either Xanthan Gum or Guar gum to replace the wheat gluten. Xanthan Gum is also a thickener and used in both...
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 up with. 1 onion (medium...
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 idea was hatched. “Clean out...