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Tomato-free chili

So my dad of all people has figured out how to make chili for me without tomatoes — but it still tastes like there’s tomato in it! It’s the best thing ever, especially when it’s made with steak. But I have no idea how he gets the spices to mimic tomato …

Recipe exchange experiment: Butternut squash bake and fudge

So the recipe exchange experiment was pretty much a failure on my end, but I did get two recipes out of it: butternut squash bake and a recipe for a single-serving of fudge. Continue reading

For the love of hummus

I’ve never really liked mayonnaise, and I don’t know why. I always chose mustard on sandwiches instead of mayo and opted for non-mayo pasta salads over mayo-heavy macaroni salad. I could just tolerate it in things like chicken salad if the mayo was light. So when I cut out eggs, I had a great excuse … Continue reading

Mmm…cookies

So I figured out why I’m obsessed with Enjoy Life Food’s new crunchy cookies: They taste just like Teddy Grahams. The double chocolate taste like chocolate Teddy Grahams. The vanilla honey graham tastes like honey Teddy Grahams. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries. Wait a minute …

New spreads: Dairy-free. Soy-free. Guilt-free??

How am I supposed to feel about tropical oils? They’re cropping up in all sorts of products, but there is so much conflicting information out there. I remember hearing a year or so ago that you should avoid palm fruit oil. Manufacturers started relying on this oil in many processed foods when they received pressure … Continue reading

My favorite black bean soup

On this first day of winter (can you believe it?) I’ve decided to post the recipe for my favorite black bean soup. This is a perfect vegan winter dish, and it’s so hearty that even my dad and brother love it. If you can eat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, they are great toppings … Continue reading

Holiday potluck dish: Sweet potato casserole

Have you ever had a cookbook from which you only ever used one recipe? Well, I have a lot of those, so during a recent move, I decided to get rid of a few. Naturally, one of them would have come in handy this past weekend, but the recipe was so simple it turns out … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2011 success #2: Gluten-free stuffing

I never was a big fan of bread stuffing — it was either the texture or the spices or both. So when I found out I was allergic to wheat in 2005, I figured I could go without stuffing. But I realized it’s nice to have an alternative to such holiday staples, just so I … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2011 success #1: Gluten-free, vegan, soy-free pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving 2011 was my first truly allergy-friendly Thanksgiving, so I had to hunt down some new recipes this year. Some of them were huge successes. Only one attempt had to be tossed. And I made a couple of cool discoveries. My biggest success this year by far was my pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is definitely … Continue reading

My favorite breakfast: Banana smoothie

When I was little, my mom would make us “banana milkshakes” — frozen bananas and milk blended together — as a dessert. She’s never been big on junk food, and this was a good way to make sure overripe bananas didn’t go to waste. I high school, my preferred breakfast was very similar: peanut butter … Continue reading

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