Archives for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Coconut Mango Popsicles

  Who doesn’t love Popsicles on a hot day? These are my 3 year old’s favorite treat right now. I started making these when I was working with kids at a summer camp. Then I got a Norpro Ice Pop Maker and now I make a batch at home every week. Sometimes I make my […]

Chocolate-Coconut-Cream Cheese Layer Cake

  If you all were wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a while, my daughter just turned two this week. Enough said, right? Well we had a big party last weekend and the highlight was this awesome chocolate-coconut-cream cheese layer cake, which I made in the shape of a monkey because monkeys are […]

Homemade Raw Sauerkraut

  Hello dear readers, Well another season is blazing by – Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is upon us in less than two weeks. This morning I ordered my gluten-free pie crust from Bacano Bakery and perused the beautiful sugar-pie pumpkins at the farmers’ market. The weather is finally chilling in California and […]

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

  My mother asked me if I could adapt her zucchini bread recipe to be gluten-free so she could make some for my niece, who recently found out she has a gluten intolerance. (Zucchini bread is a big thing in Minnesota, where my mother lives.) I kind of came up with a hybrid of her recipe and […]

Red Lentils With Coconut Milk In The Rice Cooker

  My 15-month-old daughter is going through a fun phase right now where she spits out all her food. Sometimes she does it when she doesn’t like something, sometimes she stuffs her mouth too full and doesn’t know what to do so she spits it back out, and sometimes if she’s eating one thing and […]

Gluten-free Quinoa Carrot Cake

  I was never much into carrot cake before having a child. Now, it seems like the perfect birthday cake or occasional dessert that is so healthy and nutritious, with its high fiber and vegetable content and very low sugar. Since my daughter’s birthday in April, I’ve made it three times, each time making improvements […]

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Updated 5-19-2013 Happy spring everyone! This month my daughter turns one, and so far there has been a whirlwind of potlucks, picnics and celebrations, beginning with Easter last weekend. I discovered the perfect barbecue dish for such occasions – pulled pork, slow-cooked in the crock pot. It just cooks all day long and literally falls apart […]

Dairy-Free Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

  Here’s a super easy recipe for a dairy-free quiche that is perfect for a holiday brunch. In fact, I was planning to take it to a pot-luck brunch this past Sunday but my teething 8-month-old kept me up all night and we didn’t make it to the brunch. The upside was that meant more […]

Gluten-Free Grains In The Rice Cooker

Until now I have been wary of using a rice cooker, because of the toxic chemicals in the non-stick coating. However, last week I bought a new rice cooker with a stainless steel bowl and it is changing my cooking world.  Not only does it cook perfect brown rice, but I’ve discovered it can cook all kinds […]

Turkey Chili, and Other Quick & Easy Soups From Bone Broths

Now that I have a 5-month-old baby, I no longer have time to prepare all of my meals from scratch. But since it is especially crucial right now to eat nourishing home-cooked meals, the best solution is to prepare them ahead of time, so that I can easily heat them up whenever I am pressed […]