Pina Colada Quinoa

Ilian passed his coconut food challenge!!! Yay!!! We have been waiting for a long time for him to start outgrowing food allergies, and although it looks like some are here to stay for a few more years, coconut is now on the menu! I love everything about it - the perfumed taste, summery smell, crunchy-creamy… Continue reading Pina Colada Quinoa

Carrot Dinner Waffles

We recently purchased a waffle iron and I have become obsessed - and Ilian even more so! If it comes in waffle form, he'll eat it 😉 And with good reason for this one! It's dinner in a fluffy, crunchy, wholesomely sweet package. The secret ingredient here is aquafaba (for those who don't know: the… Continue reading Carrot Dinner Waffles

Vegan GF Scalloped Potatoes

Thinking back to some of my go-to dishes "from before", scalloped potatoes brought back yummy memories. I associate it with comfortable evenings, having leftovers for tomorrow, and a quick prep. But of course the cheesy sauce packs a lot of fat, garlic tends to be difficult for young stomach linings, and there is little in… Continue reading Vegan GF Scalloped Potatoes

Green Soup

Ilian was asking for noodle soup, so when we went grocery shopping together, I let him choose a few things: chard, broccoli, and leeks were the first things he put in the cart, so I saw a green soup materializing 🙂 I added some parsnips and cauliflower - taking a hint of the leeks' white… Continue reading Green Soup

Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone's week off was as great as ours: Friends visited, bouncy houses were visited, and Ilian hunted for Easter eggs three times! We also got to see geese, a crane, and all the various songbirds flying overhead as spring has truly arrived in our parts 🙂 To say… Continue reading Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels

Chipotle Mayo – Vegan and Soy-free

Vegan Mayo sans soy? Check. Husband in the kitchen? Check. Tasty results? Check! Ilian's dad is much better with the hot spices than I am, so when it comes to manly-ly burning hot pepper spices, I'm happy to hand over the kitchen counter to him. Today he created a truly fantastic chipotle mayo from Tuesday's… Continue reading Chipotle Mayo – Vegan and Soy-free

Soy-free Vegan Mayo

Today's post is a bit technical - my apologies! Vegan mayonnaise that is also top-8-allergen-free is not easy to find in most grocery stores, but is super-easy to make at home - thanks to aquafaba 🙂 Enjoy your vegan BLTs or some ZLTs with it, dip your oven potatoes in it, or surprise a non-vegan friend with egg-free, soy-free,… Continue reading Soy-free Vegan Mayo