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Allergy-Free Halloween Snacks Everyone Can Eat

It’s mid-October, which means the subject on everyone’s mind is Halloween! Even though this year may be a little different, Halloween is still a favorite holiday for many people.  It does focus on a lot on junk food and candy so it can be challenging if you have food allergies...
Andrea Sprague
October 19, 2020
Vegetables

Vegetable Techniques – Cooking Broccoli

Broccoli is a great vegetable in that it is pretty easy to prepare and has a mild flavor. I like to use a two-step cooking method that starts with quickly blanching it in boiling water, this helps to soften the florets and makes them turn a brilliant bright green color....
Andrea Sprague
August 14, 2020
Dairy Free milk made of nuts in glass bottles with bowls of almond and cashewFood Allergies

Dairy Free Milk: The 4 Things You Need to Know

There was a time when people with a dairy allergy had one milk alternative—Lactaid. Lactaid is a brand of milk enhanced with lactose enzymes that are supposed to make it more digestible. But as I mentioned in a recent post, dairy allergies and intolerances are not so granular, which means...
Andrea Sprague
July 20, 2020
Dairy products on cutting boardsFood Allergies

Hidden Sources of Dairy That May Surprise You

You’ve discovered that you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy, so you finally committed to completely cutting it out of your diet. Initially, you felt great. Then, some of those old symptoms started to resurface: a little belly bloat, a stomachache, another sinus infection. It can be really discouraging to make...
Andrea Sprague
July 5, 2020
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5 Berry Recipes to Add Color to Every Meal

Berries are among my favorite fruits because of their low-sugar content, vibrant colors and distinct flavors. They make an easy-to-eat snack to enjoy at any time, a delectable dessert, and an interesting addition to salads and sauces. Needless to say, I use berry recipes whenever possible while these little gems…
Andrea Sprague
June 15, 2020
Cut Berry Gelatin Squares on Cutting BoardGreat SnacksSweets

Homemade Berry Gelatin Squares

Most parents struggle when it comes to getting their kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and veggies. What if I told you that you could hide two cups of spinach right in their afternoon snack? These gelatin squares are a favorite for a few different reasons, but that’s the...
Andrea Sprague
May 25, 2020
dairy free Chocolate TrufflesSweets

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

I was first introduced to these Healthy Chocolate Truffles while cooking for a First Descents trip in Hood River, Oregon. My sous chef had just learned how to make these delicious little gems at the culinary school she attended. After one bite, I was hooked! I made sure I got...
Andrea Sprague
May 4, 2020
Huevos Rancheros on baking sheetBreakfast

Individual Huevos Rancheros

I first discovered Huevos Rancheros on the breakfast menu after I was disgnosed with a gluten allergy. Before that, having beans and corn tortillas didn’t interest me in the morning. Once I had to avoid pancakes and waffles, I was looking for something more than just potatoes and eggs to...
Andrea Sprague
April 27, 2020
asparagus on cutting boardVegetables

Vegetable Techniques – Asparagus

There is so much asparagus in the stores right now, even when the other vegetables are looking sparse.  If you havent been buying asparagus because you arent sure how to cook it, or it goes bad too fast, this post is for you. If you purchase some asparagus and are...
Andrea Sprague
March 9, 2020
Dairy Free PestoSauces and Dips

Dairy Free Pesto

I used to think pesto was out of my life forever.  When I went dairy free, I sadly said goodbye to pesto and mourned the loss of its deliciousness.  Every pesto in the stores and in most restaurants is full of Parmesan cheese. This is a challenge when you are...
Andrea Sprague
March 2, 2020