All posts tagged: whole foods

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Birthday Goodness

Try this elimination diet: no dairy, no gluten, no beans and no fake sugars. If you chuckled and said something along the lines of “No, thanks!”, I’m not surprised. That was my first reaction, too. Honestly, after almost six weeks of this, I’m still having the same reaction! But it’s been successful in detecting my allergies. At least I get my basic needs: wine and dark chocolate! A day when I normally would have deserved any kind of splurging or would’ve un-regretfully eaten the largest piece of cake (ever!), looked as though impossible. However, being that my older sister always looks out for her twin sisters, chocolate cake was back on the menu. What I learned? My sister can make a mean, gluten-free, dairy-free cake! She used a gluten-free Whole Foods recipe, and substituted the dairy with dairy-free milk and butter. Then topped it off with black cherries. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Glaze — (seriously the best cake you’ll ever taste!) Related Recipes/Articles Gluten-Free Cake Pops by http://www.LifeMadeDelicious.ca Nectarine Upside-Down Cake by www.FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies by www.maryanna-bishop.blogspot.com Surprising Foods …

Friday Night Pizza

Friday night is approaching. The best night of the weekend — it’s the kickoff, the night that starts it all. There’s nothing like spending it with my sisters; good food, wine, and great conversation and laughter (the kind that makes your belly ache). That’s a recipe for a relaxing, enjoying-the-moment kind of night. Now let’s add pizza to the mix! It goes well with wine and is part of the entertainment as pizza topping ideas are conjured up. I was a little worried about keeping with my new gluten-free and dairy-free diet, but my sisters saw it as a cooking challenge which resulted in a couple, pretty darn-good pies! With Whole Food’s store-bought, gluten-free crust and Daiya vegan cheese, taste wasn’t sacrificed for dietary modifications. The Name of the Game The way we decide on how to make a pizza is by taking turns calling out ingredients. This makes for some interesting pies! And that’s how this new Egg, Kale, Corn Pizza was born. Recipe Gluten-free crust (found at Whole Foods) Daiya cheese (on desired dairy-free …