Category: gluten-free (and dairy free)

Lentil shepherd’s pie (quarantine pantry dinner)

During quarantine cooking we have to be resourceful with pantry staples and freezer staples, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy and delicious family dinner and comfort food! This dish is meatless but has a meaty flavor due to a little beef bouillon, but it can be made vegan with veggie broth to, both ways taste good! Home cooking is always healthiest and especially now safer than delivery! On Dr.Oz they were advising to consume less meat and inflammatory foods while possibly fighting the Coronavirus. Although I’m not about to become a full on vegan as I need my iron, I do like balance and whole foods. And lots of veggies.

Champagne jello shots

Make these light jello shot cups with either Champagne on NYE or rosé wine on Valentine’s day. These celebratory sparkling wine jelly cups with peaches and raspberries are simple and quick to prepare and a lovely cocktail dessert to serve at a New Years Eve party or Valentine’s Day party. They are the perfect New Years Eve cocktail that is also an adult dessert!

Easy candied pecans and walnuts recipe

This simple holiday and year round snack recipe for maple caramelized nuts is made with coconut oil instead of butter so its dairy free yet delicious. you can use all pecans (my fave) or a mix of walnuts and pecans. Its as easy as tossing and roasting for a few minutes! Perfect for last minute Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday potlucks and entertaining.