Gluten-Free Rice Pudding Stuffed French Toast {gluten free, dairy free, egg free}

Egg Mixture 1

Gluten-free is not enough for many of us anymore. But if there is one art I have really learned to perfect in the kitchen, it is the art of substitution. I’m getting pretty confident in these skills, too. I’d take a challenge from anyone who says, “There is no way you can make that gluten… 

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Lemon-Lime Cilantro Spaghetti Squash {gluten free, dairy free}


I have been teaching my group of gutsy ladies the art of flavor with herbs and spices. They have been eating gluten free, dairy free, grain free, sugar free, corn free (and more). But don’t worry, they have loved everything on their daily plates. And isn’t this what eating is all about -> fresh, unprocessed… 

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Sauteed Swiss Chard Winter Delight {gluten free, dairy free}

Chopped Chard

How excited am I to finally be able to write those glorious words, “dairy free?” If you’re confused, read my post from Tuesday (John Robbins & My Own John Robbins Personal Decision: Part II.) I never cooked with Swiss Chard prior to the night I made this dish. The long, luscious red stalks jumped out at me… 

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No more Sunday Postings & Roasted Coconut-Cashew Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Part of Life Unprocessed means that I’m giving myself more time to just be. One way I’m implementing this is with a new “No Sunday blogging” rule. Let’s be honest, there is nothing that can’t wait. No one needs to read what I write more than I need to simply enjoy being. I’m headed out… 

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Western Bacon Cheese Ball

The Laughing Cow, Butter, Bacon

I won’t lie: I was nervous to make this. I had never made a cheese ball before, but we were having a holiday party and I wanted an appetizer that people would love. Coincidentally, Ryan and I were in Texas last week. Naturally, I was inspired to make something with “Western Bacon” as the focal point…. 

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