Egg Substitutes

People avoid eggs for many different reasons. These may include food allergies, needing to cut down on cholesterol, being vegan and not eating animal products as well as concerns about salmonella. If you avoid eggs for any reason, there are alternatives available. First you need to know what you want the egg to do.  Eggs serveContinue reading “Egg Substitutes”

Did you miss the cooking video?

In case you missed it this is the video of me cooking sweet and sour chicken in my kitchen here at home.  If you see this on Sunday 1/21/2018 there is still time to get a free copy of The Gluten Free Good Life from the Kindle Store.   This was shared at the SugarContinue reading “Did you miss the cooking video?”

The Secret to Cooking Good Healthy Food

Last year a culinary instructor named Todd Mohr gave a free webinar on how to cook like a chef.  It was not what I expected.  Instead of talking about all the “secrets” and difficult recipes we think professional chefs know he talked about how home cooks make things too difficult.  The focus of his webinar wasContinue reading “The Secret to Cooking Good Healthy Food”

It’s Pumpkin Day

  This time of year I know when most people think of pumpkins they think of Jack o Lanterns. Me? I think of soup, pasta sauce, cake, cookies, pie. I do love my pumpkin in both sweet and savory dishes. If you have never tired fresh pumpkin consider buying a pie pumpkin (they are smaller)Continue reading “It’s Pumpkin Day”

The Secret to Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

With Independence Day coming up on Tuesday many of us in the U.S. are thinking about food, planning what we are going to serve.  Summer always makes me think of picnics and when I think of picnics I think of fried chicken.  Not just any fried chicken, my mom’s fried chicken.  She made the best. Continue reading “The Secret to Gluten-Free Fried Chicken”

A Holiday Recipe

Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?  I know I do, but I also enjoy savory pumpkin dishes, like my Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon.  This recipe and more are available in Have Yourself a Healthy LIttle Holiday. Copyright 2013 by RA Robbins   Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips turkey bacon diced check theContinue reading “A Holiday Recipe”

Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies?  Cookies turn even an ordinary day into a celebration.  This is my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe jazzed up a bit.  Just in time for holiday cookie exchanges, this recipe is gluten free, egg free and reduced fat.  Don’t be fooled by the ingredients in this recipe.  These taste so good,Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies”

Is Spelt Gluten Free?

I have recently been seeing more and more “gluten free” recipes calling for spelt  flour.  With the holidays approaching when people will be doing more baking I decided to tackle this issue. The short answer to the question “Is spelt gluten free?” is no.  The FDA in Questions and Answers on the Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed Rule explainsContinue reading “Is Spelt Gluten Free?”

Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: The Blueberry Breeze

Copyright 2013 by RA Robbins This dairy free smoothie gets its creamy texture from frozen bananas. If your fruit is not frozen, you will need to add ice cubes to your smoothie. This will make it a little icy, but it does work. But how healthy is this smoothie? Blueberries are very high in antioxidants…