condiments, toppings, basic ingredients for recipes

New Cooking Challenges + Pumpkin Simple Syrup

By | 2016-10-03T10:56:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooking is hard in my house lately. On doctor’s orders, we are doing two months of dietary restrictions, and it has thrown all of our eating habits into an uproar. Confession, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I mean, my husband was already intolerant of gluten, meaning that we have gluten free meals all of the time, essentially. Not to mention that I am part of a blog and business that deals with food allergies and making allergy-friendly [...]

Date Paste Sweetener

By | 2017-05-03T13:13:45+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  One of my favorite ingredient substitutions is dates in place of sweeteners. They still are high in sugar but they have other great benefits, like reduce blood pressure and a good source of fiber. I like making date paste. It's easy and can keep in the freezer for 3 months! If you are looking for other great substitutions, head over to our education section, and check out my top 8 corn substitutions... having good substitutions on hand makes cooking and baking easier, and prevents [...]

Why I Eat Allergy Friendly + Homemade Ketchup

By | 2016-07-06T13:03:18+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever had a moment where you felt like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, standing outside the window and looking in at something you really, really wanted? Or like Tiny Tim in Dickens’ Christmas Carol, watching someone feast when you were starving? These are classic examples of being excluded from something that is hoped for with great longing. Literature, film, and theater are all filled with examples of people who desperately wanted to be part of something. And you, [...]

Homemade Vanilla and Corn Free Baking Powder; Baked goods can’t live without them

By | 2016-05-17T09:42:32+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Categories: Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , |

My husband, Victor, and I spend our Sundays in Malibu, CA.  We work at two churches in Malibu and drive to and from every Sunday. Neither of us really have an office, so we end up spending a lot of our time in the parish hall of the churches or just trying to kill time between the Church Service and when youth group begins, 3.5 hours later. Sundays are some of the hardest days of the week for me, because [...]