Looking for something different for holiday dessert?

  Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins – Check out more of Rogene’s recipes in her cookbooks which can be found on Espiratonal.com’s bookshelf in the gallery or on Amazon.com.   ———————————————————-   This wonderful, slightly decadent cake is perfect for special occasions.  It has become one of our favorites.  Of course, this cake is gluten-free,Continue reading “Looking for something different for holiday dessert?”

Creativity in the Kitchen

Living a life with food restrictions has been on of my greatest challenges, but it has also been great fun.  It has required not only stepping outside the box, but sometimes ripping that box to pieces.   I have learned to try things that just seem impossible, because they usually work — like flax seed “eggs”Continue reading “Creativity in the Kitchen”

Naked Carrot Cake

That got your attention didn’t it? Since this is Friday the 13th I thought maybe we could all use a little pick-me-up. Most people celebrate special occasions with cake.  At our house cake is a reason for celebration all its own.   And why not?  Especially when you health it up a bit. All cakes atContinue reading “Naked Carrot Cake”

Egg Salad Without Eggs?

I developed this recipe while looking for tasty, healthy snacks with protein . I use chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, but there are also recipes using tofu if you prefer. You may be familiar with hummus which is made from chickpeas and often used as a dip with raw veggies. Because I do notContinue reading “Egg Salad Without Eggs?”

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?”

Living Changed Pt. 2 and Free Book Day

Yesterday I talked about how making changes can be easier than living with them.  Today I want to talk to those who may be feeling forced to make changes for health reasons that you really don’t want to make.   Maybe your doctor says you have to lose weight.  Or that special diet to treat orContinue reading “Living Changed Pt. 2 and Free Book Day”

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 Time to Buy Cranberries

My Fresh Cranberry Sauce Copyright 2011 by R.A. Robbins I know the holidays are over, but there may still be fresh cranberries available in your grocery store.   This is a good time to stock up. Why Cranberries? The price may be going down. In fact it may already have.  If you haven’t already picked upContinue reading “It’s Time to Buy Cranberries”