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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...
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...
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 wimping out here, but when...
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 mustard 1 c grapeseed or...
Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk

We’ve been making coconut milk ice cream around here like it’s going out of style. It can be difficult to find canned coconut milk that does not have starchy additives such as guar gum or xanthan gum. Fortunately, coconut milk is cheap and easy to make at home. All you need is a blender and...
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...
Unrefined: Ginger Simple Syrup and the Moscow Mule

Unrefined: Ginger Simple Syrup and the Moscow Mule

I am crazy about this simple syrup using honey instead of sugar. So far this week it has sweetened my iced tea, adorned my fruit salad, and was incorporated into an SCD version of my favorite summer cocktail: The Moscow Mule (more on that later). There is nothing terribly original about this recipe, except that...
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...
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 canning in tin cans. But...
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...