Low Fodmap Pasta Salad with Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella

In stubborn defiance of the storms descending upon us, we grilled Brats. In hats and gloves. Because we can. I even put tulips on my table and made some pasta salad to top off our little mutiny.Low Fodmap pasta salad with tomato basil and mozzarella

Whether rain or shine (oh look, more snow), it can still be Spring in my heart. Ergo, pasta salad. Who says you have to wait til summer?

This gluten free, low fodmap pasta salad got my seasonal taste buds going! A classic combination of tomato, basil, and mozzarella that is fresh and satisfying. Pretty sure I had two helpings and then went back for more. I threw this together in 15 minutes. You could add onion too if you so desire. I gave the flavors at least an hour to get friendly in the fridge. Or you could eat it right away. I won’t judge. Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies Made with Love, not gluten

Valentine’s Day brings out the sweet tooth in all of us. And nothing says love like those little heart shaped sugar cookies. So cute and tiny and practically guilt free. At least that’s what I tell myself.sugar cookies made with love not gluten

I baked an entire batch of these at Christmas (reindeer shapes, of course) and they were gone immediately. I was literally rolling out my last ball of dough, watching sneaky little hands do a drive by on the other side of the island, swiping fresh cookies off the plate. All night my family kept dipping into my gluten free container when I wasn’t looking (you know who you are). Continue reading

When in a Blizzard, Make Coffee Cake

When the weather man calls for a blizzard, you batten down the hatches…and make coffee cake. Because when the power goes out, you want a flashlight in one hand and a fork in the other.in a blizzard make gluten free coffee cake

Home made coffee cake is so easy, and it fills your home with bold aromas like nutmeg and cinnamon! Soft, warm, sugary goodness. A great companion for breakfast, afternoon snack, and dessert. Or when there’s a white out in your backyard.

So let’s procrastinate that shoveling a little while longer. Enjoy some cake and coffee while that snow piles up on the driveway. Continue reading

Winter Pot Roast Stew

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When the temperatures reach an arctic level, I prefer to enjoy winter from inside my home.

This homemade stew is the perfect end to a chilly day. The best part? Throw it all in your crock pot for an effortless meal! A nutritious blend of protein, vegetables, and healthy carbs to keep you full. Healthy and hearty, this delicious soup will warm you from the inside out.

As a bonus, this stew is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-fodmap! Continue reading

Gluten free Russian Tea Cakes (Snowballs)

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This recipe has always been a tradition in my family. And now I make them every year, mostly because they were my Dad’s favorite!

But this recipe isn’t just popular in my home! This cookie goes by many names: Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes, Italian Butter Nut, Southern Pecan Butterball, and today’s favorite – Snowballs! This recipe is pretty popular around the world and made its first debut in a 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook!

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Gluten free Cranberry Orange Bread

titleberryNothing says Christmas like cranberry orange bread! Ok, maybe Christmas cookies. And gingerbread men. And those little snowballs. Ok, ok, so maybe there’s a lot that says Christmas.

But let’s not forget about cranberry orange bread, friends! I think I’m in love.

I was out running errands like a crazy person and actually caught myself daydreaming about curling up next to the Christmas tree with a warm cup of coffee and this recipe. No lie. There’s just something about chopping cranberries that puts me in a merry mood.

This is by far the best gluten-free version I have found to date! I even caught my brother sneaking some out of the fridge when I wasn’t looking. This is super easy to make and has such a nice tart and citrus blend while still remaining moist. It will definitely be part of my Christmas morning breakfast this year. Oh yeah…it’s also dairy free and low-fodmap which makes it perfect for family members with food sensitivities! Continue reading

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

This cranberry cream cheese spread rocks my appetizer world. In fact, it has already been requested for Thursday in advance. This sweet dip has a nice kick to it and makes for an awesome Thanksgiving Game Day treat! Not to mention a pretty addition to your table.

This recipe is gluten free and can easily become low-fodmap.

Ingredients

  • 1 package fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 c green onion, chopped (fodmap – use green part only)
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • (2) 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened (fodmap – use Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free)
  • dash of salt
  • your favorite crackers (fodmap – use Back to Nature Classic Round or rice crackers)

Directions

Chop cranberries in a food processor and add to a bowl.

Chop green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno and add to cranberries along with sugar, ginger, and lemon juice. Mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. When ready to serve, spread cream cheese onto a platter. Top with cranberry mixture and serve chilled with crackers!

 

Holiday Pumpkin Muffins: gluten, dairy, & fodmap free

pumpkin titleLet’s face it. Our holidays revolve around food and lots of it. Having food sensitivities can add an extra measure of stress to your hustle and bustle!

This will be my first year braving the holidays with food restrictions. But I am armed and ready. I have gathered my recipes. I laugh in the face of all things gluten. Bring it on, turkey day.

These little muffins just made my A-list for Thanksgiving breakfast. They would make the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free, low fodmap addition to your holiday!

I made these three times, once as a loaf and twice as muffins. They turn out moist, full of pumpkin flavor, and make great leftovers! You could make them the night before and store in the refrigerator overnight. I personally love to chill them first and then pair them with a warm cup of coffee. Mmm. Continue reading