April 2015

April 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Recipe Card Swap

I love food.  I mean, I love it a whole lot.  I have a favorite food for most any kind of occasion.  Many occasions are defined for me by the food I will serve or expect to eat.  I have my go-to sick day food, sad day food, snow day food, holiday food.  You name the day, and I've got a food.  

I sadly, tested positive for a wheat allergy recently.  Can you imagine the dismay?  I was honest to goodness sad.  I always suspected, but it was never official.  Now it was, and I couldn't ignore the signs my body had been sending me for years.  I was forced to explore my options.  It has been my mission, in the weeks since this discovery, to find recipes that won't make me sick, but that will allow me to continue my love affair with food.  

Guess what?  I've become healthier, I've become more conscious of the items and ingredients that I am serving my family, and I've also saved money!  Eating fast and easily prepared processed food is surprisingly pricey.  Shopping the perimeter of my grocery store and making many things from scratch has absolutely been beneficial to our family budget.

There is also a satisfaction I get from the entire process. Researching new recipes, selecting the fresh ingredients at the store, and combining them into delicious and nourishing final products has made me an active participant in my health and the health of my family.  Watching the dough rise, smelling it bake in the oven and seeing our two year old gobble down my homemade bread has been more fun than I could have ever thought at the beginning of this endeavor.  

So, the love affair continues...Thank God!

Here's a recipe that we enjoyed last night.  It was a gluten-free, dairy-free, most-everything-free crowd pleaser!  It looks too simple to be love affair worthy, but that assumption is very wrong.  Make this.  Trust me.


  1. I am going to make this! Here is my favorite gluten/dairy free soup. You can omit the cheese (although it's awesome) at the end and use corn tortilla chips. Also, I love it with fresh ingredients, but it's also my kid-got-sick-on-Monday-and-I-didn't-make-it-to-the-store meal that is easy to have on hand if you use frozen chicken, a pack of taco seasoning and canned veggies and pre-chopped dried onions. I always have those things squirreled away in case I need to throw this together one morning-it only takes 5 minutes to do that way and everybody in the family loves it! http://lovetocookagain.blogspot.com/2011/10/crockpot-chickent-tortilla-soup-miller.html

    1. That soup sounds like it's right up my alley, and I typically have those go-to ingredients on hand, too. Thanks so much for sharing!