Sunday, December 21, 2014

This Christmas

Chocolate Peppermint Bark  /  Delicious as it Looks

This Christmas finds us in a different state, a new city. We decided to move back to Iowa to be closer to my parents after my mom suffered from some very serious medical complications this past summer. She almost died. I realized how much I missed being near her and my dad. I realized that our lives are so fragile. At the same time, when something like this happens, I realize how strong and resilient life is too. The human body is capable of amazing things, people can bounce back, medical professionals can help heal. Humans are so full of strength.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cozy Oatmeal Pancakes

Cozy Oatmeal Pancakes {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

So I guess I’m back in Iowa and I’m also back to eating eggs. The two seem totally unrelated and they are, but that’s what’s going on in my life right now! My husband and I decided to move back to Iowa to be closer to my parents. I mentioned in a previous blog that my mom has been sick. She is currently on a ventilator and at a skilled care nursing home. We are working on her getting off the ventilator so that she can come home. Since we've moved back to Iowa, she has made great strides and it looks like that is a possibility for the near future!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sesame Soba Noodles with Chicken & Kale

Sesame Soba Noodles with Chicken & Kale {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

I'm always looking for inspiration for low-FODMAP recipes. I subscribe to Cooking Light magazine and it has proven to be one of my favorite recipe resources. It's true that there are some recipes they feature that I can't tolerate, but when I come across a recipe that I can adapt, I get really excited to share it with my readers. This Sesame Noodle recipe is a great example.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lemon Herb Quinoa

Lemon Herb Quinoa {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

I love it when I come across a recipe that is already low-FODMAP. This Lemon Herb Quinoa recipe from is perfect. Flavorful, easy to make, and easy on the belly. Plus, it uses ingredients that I usually have on hand: quinoa, parsley, lemons and dried herbs. It all comes together in a delightful combination.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Marvelous Roasted Chicken

Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

I'm far from being a professional chef, but I'm a decent cook. And I'm a darned good baker. I think any decent cook should have a simple, but satisfying roast chicken recipe in their repertoire. It doesn't have to be their own recipe. For years I used Ina Garten's recipe. Well, I've been working on my own recipe for the past couple of months now and I think I finally have it down. A roast chicken that I can call my own and use again and again.