Moist and flavorful, with added texture and nutrition from oats, nuts and coconut, you’ll have a hard time believing that these muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy and eggs. They are incredibly easy to make, so you can whip up a batch just before breakfast, and freeze the leftovers for a later time. […]


Apparently, I love a challenge. When I found out that someone I care about has a lot of food intolerances and needed to eliminate gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast and sugar from their diet, I sprung into action! Breakfast can be challenging for someone who can’t eat bread, yeast, eggs or dairy. Almonds for breakfast, anyone? […]


Dulce de Leche Macaroons

July 29, 2012

Only four ingredients – how easy is that? This is my latest entry for Project Pastry Queen. When I made these, they flattened out quite a bit but are still delicious. Make sure you pack the coconut into the measuring cup rather than just sprinkling it in. The macaroons have a delicate coconut taste balanced […]


Oatmeal Crisps

April 22, 2012

It’s my turn to host Project Pasty Queen and this week’s challenge was Oatmeal Crisps. I love oatmeal treats that involve butter and brown sugar so was looking forward to making these. They are incredibly easy and very quick to mix and bake. The bars are crisp without being crunchy, and have just the right […]


Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

February 8, 2012

Sugar cookies are one of those things that are so simple, yet so delicious and nearly everyone seems to enjoy them. I had bookmarked a recipe in Rebecca Rather’s book, The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe, called “Sugar Saucers” and had been wanting to try it […]



January 4, 2012

This meatloaf is allergen-friendly – gluten free, egg free, and dairy free. Making it in a muffin tin allows for convenient single serving portions that are easy to freeze for reheating later. Meatloaf 1 lb. ground beef or turkey 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant) 1/3 cup Follow Your Heart Vegenaise (vegetarian mayonnaise, available at […]


Corn Muffins – vegan

December 28, 2011

Some of my family and friends have food allergies, so I experiment a lot with gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and sugar-free baking and cooking. My goal is always to have things taste so good you don’t notice anything is missing. These tasty little corn muffins are surprisingly delicious, and I don’t think you will notice […]