christmas angel cake

I found this lovely fruit studded Christmas Cake on Elana’s Pantry, one of my favorite websites. I like the way this recipe starts with an orange and a food processor – inspired! Her original recipe contains lots of nuts, but … more

banana berry scones

Okay, admittedly I’m on a bit of a scone kick. I can’t help myself with my recent discovery of Lucy’s amazing almond flour and all the fresh, organic berries Southern California has to offer. A note about Lucy’s and other … more

chicken breakfast sausage

Trying to find chicken breakfast sausage without nightshades (paprika) has proven to be impossible. I’m glad really, because making these myself is quite easy, thanks to my neighborhood butcher who grinds organic, boneless, skinless chicken thighs for me. The flavor … more

orange studded breakfast fruit

I love the look of orange sections sliced into a fruit salad – all succulent orange and none of the pith. It’s easier than it looks so long as you have a really sharp, fairly large knife. Make sure you … more

gluten-free pumpkin ginger scones

I know…more pumpkin. But I’ve devotee, so I eat a lot of it in the fall. Here’s my offering for a delicious pumpkin scone with tons of ginger. If you like less ginger, simply cut back. The flavor here is … more

gluten-free blueberry lemon scones II

I’ve been experimenting with scones and muffins now that the kids are back in school. The ease of pulling these from the freezer the night before for a quick breakfast is a huge help in the morning. These are made … more

blueberry lemon scones

Adapted from Elana’s Pantry original recipe of Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones, I’ve combined two of my favorite flavors, with almond flour as the base. Due to my nightshade allergy, and because potato starch is such an integral ingredient for … more

mango strawberry sunrise

I use my little magic bullet for this, which gives me a perfect single serving. This doubles easily to provide four little servings for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Having frozen fruit in the freezer makes this a snap! On … more

all fruit breakfast smoothie

Containing all acid and sub-acid fruits, this smoothie is a great way to cleanse your body first thing in the morning.  A complete food with a perfect balance of protein and starches which are already broken down into amino acids … more


One of many wonderful things my husband brought to our marriage was this recipe. Sometimes called a “Toad in the Hole” here in the states (much to the chagrin of the Brits who assign this name to an entirely different … more

breakfast scramble

I love scrambles – they are cousin to the omelet, but here, without the cheese. For a lean protein, I love to add smoked turkey and sauteed onions and scallions. Add a smoothie or fresh fruit and you’ve got a … more

poached eggs

Often times, it’s difficult to figure out the cooking of eggs when one is dairy-free. Grapeseed oil and Earth Balance spreads are helpful for scrambling or frying, but if you want to truly go au naturale, poaching is the way … more

oven roasted bacon

This is my favorite way to make bacon on the weekends, when it’s more than just a slice or two. This is so delicious that my kids have even turned down bacon when they discovered it wasn’t “oven bacon.” I … more

banana pumpkin muffins

The sweetness and depth of these muffins actually comes from the addition of a ripe banana. In fact, pumpkin and banana are an amazing combination that you’ll see time and again. With the cinnamon, these muffins have the scent of … more

hot quinoa cereal

A nice alternative to oatmeal with lots of fiber and more protein that you’ll find in any other grain. Active time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 serving 1 c. water 1/3 c. quinoa flakes pinch of salt handful of blueberries drizzle … more

breakfast quesadilla

Cheese makes this nice and gooey, but feel free to omit it. This is great on the weekends, with a side of Sweet Potato Hash. Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Yield: Serves 2 2 eggs, whisked until … more

sweet potato hash

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: Serves 4-6 as a side Sweet potatoes are one my favorite vegetables and often overlooked in favor of white potatoes. This is great as a breakfast side or with dinner. Remember, … more

organic quick oatmeal

Some of us can eat oatmeal and some can’t. If it’s organic, I’ve found I can tolerate it really well. This is the world’s quickest hot breakfast! Total time: 3 minutes (seriously) Yield: 1 serving 1/2 c. organic quick oatmeal … more

blueberry coffee cake muffins

My husband grabs one of these from the freezer and by the time he gets to work, it’s ready to eat. Using Pamela’s mix makes these muffins a snap to throw together. Remember, there’s a tiny bit of milk in … more

french toast

There’s nothing like a batch of buttery french toast drowned in maple syrup with the hint of cinnamon – a great weekend breakfast or brunch. Serve with Fresh Fruit and enjoy. Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: … more

chocolate chip pancakes

These are our Saturday morning ritual. Remember, there’s a small amount of milk in the mix. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Yield: Serves 2-4 1 c. Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix 1 large egg 3/4 c water … more


I am a big fan of short-cuts and here’s one of my biggest. For those of you who can stand a small amount of milk, I’ve yet to find a mix as good as Pamela’s. My family loves her gluten-free … more


Living in Southern California, I have had a geographical addiction to Mexican food, which is a cuisine friendly to those with gluten-intolerance. This is great for a hearty weekend breakfast. Leftover Pot Roast is perfect for this recipe. Prep time: … more

pasta egg scramble

Simply the best use for leftover pasta. Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: Serves 4 1-2 T olive oil about 2 cups leftover rice pasta – Fusilli (Tinkyada brand works great) 1/8 c. water 6-8 eggs, whisked … more

huevos rancheros

This is my family’s favorite breakfast. It really need no accompaniment except a good cup of coffee. Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: Serves 2 1 15 oz. can organic black beans, rinsed until water run clear … more


This is a staple for brunches at our house. I think it’s the quickest way to serve a bunch of people warm food at the same time. And it’s great leftover, reheated the next day. This is for people who can … more

scrambled eggs and bacon

Breakfast can be a real difficulty for gluten-intolerant people. This is one of my mainstay breakfasts and classics should never be overlooked. And there’s a great trick for cooking eggs without butter. I use grapeseed because of it’s buttery flavor. … more