Can You Believe… Dairy-Free Scones are Delicious?

Although the picture above does not feature scones I’ve made, they look similar enough to the last scones I’ve baked… which had no dairy—at all. While having some issues with dairy a while ago, I experimented with dairy-free recipes. I substituted vegan butter for the regular kind and almond milk for the regular one. TheyContinue reading “Can You Believe… Dairy-Free Scones are Delicious?”

Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster

Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, 2018, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my temporary dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove thisContinue reading “Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster”

Healthy and “Happy” Chocolate Chip Cookies

If only my cookies ended up as good as the ones above, taken from Pixabay, a public-domain image website. Obviously, I don’t know how these taste. However, I wanted to share my experience on a recipe where I substituted for healthier ingredients, but, unfortunately, failed. Although substituting works most of the time, sometimes it sadly doesn’t. IContinue reading “Healthy and “Happy” Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking

After discovering something about what white flour was doing to my body, I decided to try some gluten-free cooking. I’m not allergic or intolerant to gluten. I still cooked with whole wheat and oat flour. However, I found the gluten-free meals to be easier on my body. I cooked a gluten-free mac and cheese fromContinue reading “Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking”

Food, Wonderful Food, & Great Dietary Accommodations

about a month after graduating from college, I had developed an “allergy” toward tomatoes. Now why do I put the word, allergy, into quotation marks, you might ask? Well, although anything with tomatoes would cause my face to break out or my lips to tingle, I got tested for that, and it turned out toContinue reading “Food, Wonderful Food, & Great Dietary Accommodations”

Cooking for Those with Dietary Restrictions

Do you enjoy cooking? I most definitely do. However, I know a few people with dietary restrictions. One has a peanut allergy. The other has a dairy allergy. Although I’ve never had to cook for the person with the dairy allergy, the person with the peanut allergy has come to my parties in recent years.Continue reading “Cooking for Those with Dietary Restrictions”

Tomato-Free Marinara Sauce? Yes, it’s Possible

Bell peppers, carrots, spices, herbs. These are the ingredients to make the (not quite) perfect tomato-free marinara sauce. Why not quite, you may ask? Unfortunately, the taste can only go up to similar. It’s not even almost alike with tomato sauce. Ever since I developed my tomato allergy last year, my pasta consumption went down.Continue reading “Tomato-Free Marinara Sauce? Yes, it’s Possible”

A Pepper Pizza Post

Believe it or not, this pizza’s sauce has no tomato. That’s because I’m allergic to tomatoes. It’s got pureed bell peppers and carrots as well as all the spices and herbs for traditional marinara sauce. The sauce tastes similar, but not alike. It was never that good on pasta. However, it tastes pretty good onContinue reading “A Pepper Pizza Post”

Pasta and Pepper Vodka Sauce… Pretty Delicious?

Once again, there is no tomato in this sauce due to my tomato allergy. It’s with bell peppers. Other times, this sauce tasted good. However, today, not so much. I don’t know what it was. Perhaps, it was because I couldn’t find the heavy cream until after I used a little bit of whole milkContinue reading “Pasta and Pepper Vodka Sauce… Pretty Delicious?”

Mmm… Meaty Marinara Without Tomato

Before I became allergic to tomatoes, I really enjoyed Pizza Hut’s meaty marinara. However, since then, I had to make my own versions of my favorite foods that normally contain tomatoes, except without them. Sadly, they usually don’t taste very good. Or they will only be similar at most. But even that is not satisfying.Continue reading “Mmm… Meaty Marinara Without Tomato”