Author: Heli

Baked goods, Desserts

Sweet Potato Muffins


Having to eat gluten free makes it harder to make even such things as muffins that don’t necessarily rely on gluten for a good form. I still had had hard time getting them to rise in the middle no matter what recipe I used or what flour mixture. Many times […]


Twice Baked Potato Bites


This is another one in my series of appetizers that I have been working on recently. I was so pleased that all the appetizers I worked on worked out so well. This one was a little more difficult because you have to scoop out the potato after baking and then […]

Sauces, marinades and dressings, Vegan

Cashew Cream


I use this in all my recipes that require cream, cream cheese or cheese, whether in baking or cooking. If I need cream for a recipe that is not baked or cooked, I cook the cream in a non-stick skillet until it bubbles through. It will thicken as it cooks […]

Appetizers, Sides

Broccoli and Cheese Dip


This is one of my series on appetizers that I need for this Christmas season. As I am making them, I thought about making them more like sides so I could use them any time. I like how healthy this is and low in fat, even with the little cheese […]

Appetizers, Sides

Corn and Spinach Dip


I usually don’t make a lot of appetizers but this is the season when there are parties and events and most of the time we are asked to bring something so I decided to modify a few appetizer recipes. While I modify the recipes to leave out onion and garlic […]


Parsnip casserole


I had never cooked parsnip and when I saw them at the farmer’s market I thought I need to finally learn how to cook them. They are a member of the carrot family, hence they look like carrots too. And they are high in fiber. Evidently parsnips have many phytochemicals […]

Appetizers, Baked goods, Vegan

Gluten free crackers


Last time I went to the store and bought some gluten free crackers I shocked at the price. I know food prices have gone up but to pay almost $8 for a small box of crackers was my tipping point, a tiny 4 oz box. I came home and decided […]

Main, Meat

Stir Fried Beef and Broccoli


I have always had difficulty making good Asian dishes, but I am slowly venturing out and developing recipes without onion and garlic that I can eat. I had gotten top sirloin steak some time ago, and I decided I needed to try to cook it, and as I was looking […]


Thai Style Shrimp in Coconut Milk


Once again I had to dramatically alter a recipe to make it suitable for me. The original recipe for Thai Shrimp in Coconut Milk calls for 2-3 tablespoons of Thai Red Curry Paste which has a lot of garlic and onions. I only used the ingredients that I know my […]