Red Curry Rice Bowl

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe with you. Things have been a bit crazy as the year winds down – my parents relocated to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, my Dad (finally) retired, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage. And, it was Thanksgiving, and that involved lots of eating with friends and family.

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day to reflect on the past year over a delicious meal with friends and family. But for those of us with food allergies or sensitivities, this food-filled holiday can be anything but enjoyable. Don’t worry – I have you covered this year!

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I have always loved ice cream. When we lived in Michigan, we would always go to The Yum Yum Tree for ice cream. It was one of my favorite spots and I would always order mint chocolate chip in a cup so I wouldn’t get my fingers sticky. My grandpa loved butter pecan ice cream and every time I see it in the grocery store, I can always picture him sitting at the table having a bowl of ice cream after a long day at work. When I lived in Hoboken, I could always find the Mr. Softie ice cream truck cruising the streets around 3pm when school was finished for the day.

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Warm Chicken Stew on A Rainy Day

I love cooking with butternut squash. It’s a good substitute for sweet potatoes and it can be used in a variety of dishes. When I can, I usually buy butternut squash pre-cut because it’s just so difficult to cut a whole squash. I was in Trader Joe’s last week and I saw they had fresh, whole butternut squash – and it was almost $3 less than the pre-cut packages of squash! Cutting a whole butternut squash is so hard, which is why it is one of the few vegetables I buy pre-cut. But after realizing I was paying way too much, I decided I would buy the whole squash and hopefully cut it without cutting myself.

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10 Tips For Starting Out With Food Allergies

I have been living the food allergy lifestyle for what feels like forever. When I was initially diagnosed with sensitivities to gluten, dairy, and eggs, the Apple iPhone hadn’t been invented and there wasn’t a “gluten-free” aisle in the grocery store. Almond milk was watery and the coconut oil craze was still at least 10 years away. Yes, we are talking prehistoric days lol. I have learned a lot and have seen the food industry and restaurants make huge strides in offering more items to those of us who can’t eat “regular” foods. This weekend, I found out my friend was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease and him and his wife were texting me for tips and advice. I have been meaning to write a blog on tips for those who are just starting out on their food allergy journey, and now I have even more reason to move this up to the top of my blog schedule.

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Soup Season Has Arrived

Soup season is here! According to my Granda Mary, it’s always soup season but eating soup in 100+ degree weather isn’t very appetizing. The cooler temps are starting to make appearances in Texas and it’s a lovely break from the heat.

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Roast Chicken on A Rainy Sunday

Today is the first day in Dallas it actually feels like Fall! I don’t think the cooler temps are going to stick around, but I’ll take it, even if it’s just for a day. It’s been overcast and raining all weekend so we are spending a quiet day at home watching football…and catching up on blogging.

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Easy Pesto

At the beginning of the past two summers, we planted a little spice container garden on the back patio. This year, we planted a lot of basil, thyme, and rosemary. We thought we had bought mint that we could eat, but discovered we actually bought catnip! That is supposed to keep the mosquitos away, but I’m not sure that it actually worked.

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Quick Pasta Pomodoro

When I was single, cooking was something I didn’t do on a daily basis. Cooking for one is really hard. I would cook a “real meal” on Sunday, along with a pan of baked chicken and vegetables to eat during the week. The problem is that I’m kind of finicky about leftovers and don’t like to eat anything more than two days old. So, by Wednesday, I would’t eat any chicken that was left…but Lulu benefitted by getting shredded chicken mixed in with her kibble.

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Saying Good-Bye To Summer…sort of

I can’t believe that it’s September – where did the summer go? We had a great summer. We traveled a little, started some house projects, my parents came to visit, and I launched this blog. However, in Dallas it still feels like summer. Our summer temps usually stick around through September so it’s hard to imagine drinking a pumpkin spice latte and I can’t even think about buying candy for trick-or-treaters yet, even though Target and Kroger are both ready for Halloween.

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