Tag Archives: Allergies/Special Diets

Maple Cinnamon Waffles (Grain-free!)

Maple Cinnamon Waffles (Grain-free!)

We are a big fan of whole grains in our house.  For the last several years, I have been cooking pretty much exclusively with whole grains, with great results.  And while I firmly believe in their healthfulness, and try to branch out to grains like brown rice, millet, and barley, every once in a whileRead More

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Egg-free)

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Egg-free)

As part of my quest to find party recipes which are safe for my daughter’s friends who have allergies, I tested this egg-free cookie recipe for a Valentine’s Day party earlier this year and was blown away by how delicious they were!  Moist, buttery, and just sweet enough.  While not healthy by any stretch, theyRead More

Chocolate or Vanilla Egg-Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge or Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate or Vanilla Egg-Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge or Vanilla Frosting

As I mentioned in this post about my munchkin’s 4th birthday, in order to make the party more enjoyable for the kids there who have food allergies, I used this recipe for egg-free cupcakes, which also happen to be light and moist and delicious.  And best of all, both the cupcakes and frosting are incrediblyRead More

Veggie Bolognese

Veggie Bolognese

In my never-ending quest to find ways to eat more vegetables, I was inspired by a recent recipe posted on Weelicious for Veggie Bolognese Sauce.  What a great idea, making a chunky tomato sauce which includes multiple vegetables!  But rather than follow this recipe, I decided to adapt my recipe for basic Meat Sauce andRead More

Mini Spinach and Cheddar Frittatas

Mini Spinach and Cheddar Frittatas

As I mentioned in my post about the naming ceremony we recently hosted for the peanut, I decided to plan a menu that mixed traditional bagels with some homemade sides that helped round out the meal.  I was serving lox (smoked salmon) with the bagels, but for people who may not be a fan, IRead More

Simple Falafel

Simple Falafel

Falafel is not something I grew up eating, but at some point a few years back, hubby must have decided to order some and I discovered how delicious it is.  I have had it a few times since, but it never occurred to me to make it at home.  That is, until I signed theRead More

Charoset, kid friendly and nut free!

Charoset, kid friendly and nut free!

Those of you who celebrate Passover know that the holiday has its benefits (matzo ball soup!) and drawbacks (how long has this seder been dragging on??).  On the plus side for me is definitely charoset – this sweet apple and walnut mixture comes near the end of the seder, and marks the beginning of theRead More

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time for a very small group – just my parents, hubby’s parents, and the 2 of us.  At the time I was in a small apartment and just starting to practice my cooking skills, which led to a menu including an overcooked turkey breast, stuffingRead More

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

As a little background, I started this blog as a kind of personal food diary.  I’ve found that being a mom has made me completely incapable of staying organized or remembering much of anything without detailed documentation, which meant that keeping track of recipes was becoming a huge challenge.  So one day I decided thatRead More

Spinach Ricotta Dumplings

Spinach Ricotta Dumplings

One of the earliest recipes I found on Weelicious was for “Spinach Gnocch-wee”, which, aside from having such a cute name, looked irresistably adorable in the picture.  I read the recipe and filed it away until my recent effort to compile links to all of the recipes I want to try, when I came acrossRead More