Monthly Archives: December 2013

Montreal Steak Seasoning, MSG-, Gluten-, and Soy-free!

Montreal Steak Seasoning, MSG-, Gluten-, and Soy-free!

Recently, a close friend of mine lamented about having to throw out her store-bought Montreal Steak seasoning, as it had MSG in it. I told her not to worry, because I make a lot of my own spice blends since I have to avoid the fillers that companies tend to sneak in, like MSG andContinue Reading

The Hubster’s Special Occasion Eggs Benedict

The Hubster’s Special Occasion Eggs Benedict

Before changing our eating habits and eliminating processed food, refined sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, and legumes, the Hubster and I had a breakfast that we consider our special occasion treat: Eggs benedict. Eggs over top of cooked Canadian bacon, over top of a hearty whole wheat English muffin, smothered in rich hollandaise sauce. Oh. My.Continue Reading

Happy Holidays – 2013

Happy Holidays – 2013

Christmas is almost upon us. In fact, it is Christmas Eve as I am writing, enjoying a mug of hot tea with honey. I hoped for a white Christmas as it just doesn’t seem like Yuletide without a blanket of snow covering the ground. For a brief hour or two, we had dollops of snowflakesContinue Reading

Mind-blowing Cherry-Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

Mind-blowing Cherry-Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

I know exactly what some people are going to say. “Meat and fruit? Together? Ew.” That’s exactly what the Hubster said until he took a bite of this delectable dish. That unspoken rule that you never combine fruit and meats together in a recipe goes straight out the window when you have a bite ofContinue Reading

Change it up breakfast: Bun-less Eggs Benedict/Florentine!

Change it up breakfast: Bun-less Eggs Benedict/Florentine!

I would say about 99% of our diet is gluten-free since September. Every now and then, we’ll cheat and consume some, which reminds the Hubster and I of why we cut it out in the first place. In the last month, we have hardly cheated with gluten at all, except for imbibing at Thanksgiving andContinue Reading

Dairy-Free Buffalo “Bleu Cheese” Dipping Sauce

Dairy-Free Buffalo “Bleu Cheese” Dipping Sauce

Football season is in full swing! Not that I watch football; I actually could care less about it as a sport. I don’t watch it on television. I would much rather be playing it; I can throw a perfect spiral thanks to the Hubster teaching me how. Combine that with my softball arm, and IContinue Reading

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls with Tomato-Cranberry Sauce

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls with Tomato-Cranberry Sauce

So I’m sick in bed with my first cold of the teaching season. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t had one by now. Everyone’s son or daughter is coming down with the cold. Schools just seem to be huge petri dishes at this time of the year. I wanted to make something differentContinue Reading