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Walnut Chocolate Cookies

These Walnut Chocolate Cookies, also known in the Czech Republic as Bear Paws, are my family’s traditional Christmas recipe. It has been passed down for many generations. When going gluten-free and lectin-free I didn’t want to give up this traditional family Christmas recipe and just swapped regular flour for Cassava […]

 

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Scones

These gluten-free cinnamon scones are a must for the holiday season! A combination of cinnamon, orange, walnuts, and dates is just irresistible and perfect for Christmas time. Enjoy these scones with your favorite cup of tea or coffee for breakfast or afternoon snack, you won’t be disappointed! I adapted this […]

 

“Holoubci” Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

“Holoubci” is how this dish is called in the Czech Republic or baked stuffed cabbage rolls in many variations well known all over Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe and much of Western Asia, Northern China, as well as parts of North Africa. In Europe they are usually served on […]

 

Sweet Potato Pie (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Sweet potato pie is a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert of the Southern United States served in place of more traditional pumpkin pie or apple pie.  Sweet potato pie is also a great alternative for anyone avoiding nightshade vegetables (pumpkin is one of them). I have recreated this recipe into […]

 

Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Walnuts

Have you decided on what Thanksgiving salad to serve yet?! This kale salad is full of tempting contrasts of flavors and textures. The earthiness of the kale, the creaminess of the avocado, and the juiciness of the grapefruits splashed with EVOO dressing made with grapefruit juice, a little bit of […]

 

Classic Meatballs with Pumpkin Pie Spice Sauce

Meatballs are a classic recipe and I believe everyone has made some version of meatballs in their kitchen.  My meatball recipe is a basic version of meatballs made in a grain-free, dairy-free way using just eight simple ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation time. Then they are baked on a […]

 

Fruit Crumble Bars

My favorite childhood fruit crumble bars experiment using grain-free/gluten-free Cassava flour succeeded! The taste is exactly how I remember growing up so it’s hard to believe you are not eating the real thing. For the dough, it’s best to use goat or sheep kefir or yogurt because they are easier […]

 

Easy Apple Cake (grain-free)

I made this Apple Cake while visiting my family in the Czech Republic and even though they do not follow a grain-free diet they all loved it! This version of Apple Cake is basically the same as my Plum Poppy Seed Cake, except the apples are mixed into the dough […]

 

Pressure Cooked Red Lentil Soup

There’s nothing better than a bowl of soup on a cold day! Especially if it’s as easy to make as this 2-minute Pressure Cooked Red Lentil Soup. Middle Eastern-inspired, made with red lentils, turmeric, spinach, carrots, and lemon. Delicious, filling, healthy, and leftovers are freezer-friendly. Lentils similar to other legumes […]

 

Grain-Free Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a Thanksgiving classic, but it’s definitely a must-make dessert during apple season in fall.  This Grain-Free Apple Pie tastes similarly to Apple Strudel except this one has a double crust and is not rolled like a classic Apple Strudel that is hard to do with a gluten-free/grain-free […]

 

Oyster Mushroom Tripe Soup

This Oyster Mushroom Tripe Soup is fast, filling, nutritious, and it’s hard to believe you are not eating a real tripe soup! Oyster Mushrooms Benefits  Oyster mushrooms are highly nutritious and may promote heart health thanks to fibers called beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are fermented by gut bacteria that help reduce cholesterol […]

 

Cassava Flour Pancakes

These family favorite Cassava Flour Pancakes are a festive Sunday morning or Holiday breakfast that will definitely fill you up and please your taste buds! To make them extra festive, you can add 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice to the flour mixture. For this recipe, you will need goat milk […]

 

Pumpkin Spice Walnut Bread

This gluten-free walnut bread infused with fall flavor of pumpkin spice is a gut-friendly twist on rye bread with a little sweetness from yacón syrup and crunch from walnuts. It has a bit of dense consistency and is perfect for sandwiches or lightly spread with President butter for breakfast or […]

 

Zucchini Halloumi Patties

Zucchini with Halloumi cheese made into patties is such a great mix combining plant nutritionally rich ingredients with protein and calcium rich ingredients.  What is Halloumi?  Halloumi originating in Cyprus, is a semi-hard, unripe salty cheese with high melting point and is typically made from goat’s, sheep’s, and sometimes cow’s […]

 

Plum Poppy Seed Cake

You might have noticed I use poppy seeds in many of my recipes. One reason is I grew up in Eastern Europe where poppy seeds are very popular and the second reason is, it’s rich in minerals like manganese, copper, or calcium and gives the food it’s authentic flavor. Poppy […]