Don’t Expect the World to Understand Inclusion + Brown Rice Tortillas

By | 2016-01-12T17:35:00+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|

I grew up in West Texas, where it’s an understatement to say that there isn’t much going on other than it being very flat, very dry, and very windy. But, one of the things that West Texas offers, that I haven’t found anywhere else, is amazing TexMex--especially at my favorite restaurant, Rosa’s. Rosa’s holds a special place in my heart. My family would get it for dinner multiple times during the week, my friends and I would grab lunch there [...]

New Year’s Intentions + Charred Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

By | 2016-01-13T12:28:49+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Peanut Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing, Soy Free, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Recently, I was sitting with friends and discussing my hopes and plans for 2016. Like a lot of us, I begin my year with resolutions and plans to change aspects of my life. Sometimes my goals are specific--like last year, my goal was to do a headstand in yoga  (still no dice). Other times they are very broad--like notice more beauty in everyday life. As I sat with my friends, one of them mentioned setting his intentions for the year [...]

Holiday Perspective + White Bean + Feta Cheese Dip

By | 2015-12-15T19:49:27+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Peanut Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

I like to put up my Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t mind November, actually, I really love it, but I get so excited for Christmas. Christmas lights, hot chocolate, getting off work, baking, gingerbread decorating, playing games, watching holiday movies, the list can go on! But, the thing that I look forward to the most is just spending time with friends and family. Five years ago, nothing looked like it had as a child. My parents had [...]

Dealing with the transitions of being diagnosed with a food allergy

By | 2016-05-17T09:56:27+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , |

Food to help nourish the body, the mind, the soul takes time to unearth. - Elizabeth Eichhorn Moving states, transferring colleges, death of a loved one, and getting married are just a few of the transitions that I’ve faced in my life, but the most difficult transition has been having food allergies. One day you can eat anything, the next day you can’t. And in particular,  living with a corn allergy has been an exhausting journey. In the time immediately [...]

Summer Salad Citrus Vinaigrette

By | 2016-05-17T09:59:15+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , |

For those of us without food allergies store-bought sauces, dressings, and pre-mixed seasonings can produce anxiety when planning a party. It’s my experience that even the healthy or organic brands have ingredients like “natural flavors” that could be processed corn, soy, or some other non-chemical ingredient. When I plan on serving a salad, I want a stand out dressing that all my friends can enjoy, regardless of their allergy restrictions. Yet as a host, I don’t want to serve only [...]

Grilling for Children with Celiac Disease

By | 2016-05-17T09:52:00+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , , , |

When Kye was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last September at 3 years old, a weight was lifted off our shoulders. We finally had answers to the questions he’d been facing with his health. Those questions have certainly not stopped, nor are they likely to ever do so, but they have slowed to a simmer. We now know the basics of following a gluten free diet, like what to look for on food labels. We know that our son is aware [...]

Summer Salad Citrus Vinaigrette

By | 2015-07-03T14:03:43+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , , |

For those of us without food allergies store-bought sauces, dressings, and pre-mixed seasonings can produce anxiety when planning a party. It’s my experience that even the healthy or organic brands have ingredients like “natural flavors” that could be processed corn, soy, or some other non-chemical ingredient. When I plan on serving a salad, I want a stand out dressing that all my friends can enjoy, regardless of their allergy restrictions. Yet as a host, I don’t want to serve only [...]

Vinaigrette for Coleslaw

By | 2015-07-03T14:07:31+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , |

On my kitchen counter sits two glass bottles, one for balsamic vinegar and the other for olive oil. These come in handy when I am making homemade dressings and vinaigrettes, but they also remind me of the jealousy I felt towards other people’s food choices while growing up. Most evenings we would have iceberg lettuce topped with ranch style beans and ranch dressing. Sometimes we could add tortilla chips or shredded cheese. I longed to eat the salads that were [...]

Homemade Lemon Whipped Cream

By | 2015-07-01T18:03:30+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|

Homemade whipped cream is like tasting clouds in the sky. It reminds me of being a child and having our Thanksgiving pies topped with light and fluffy whipped cream. I would end up eating more cream than pie. Once I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease I began making whipped cream on a weekly basis so I could experiment with different flavors and test them out on friends. Sometimes we would dip strawberries, and other times we dipped our spoons. Whipped [...]

Gluten and Corn Free BBQ Sauce

By | 2015-06-24T14:24:05+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , |

Sharing BBQ recipes can be dangerous. Depending on where you are in the United States BBQ can be a dry rub, part of a smoking process, or a sauce like in the South. Instead of arguing about what kind of BBQ is best, I’ll share my recipe. It is corn free, gluten free, and tastes great! Gluten and Corn Free BBQ Sauce   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Elizabeth [...]