Newlywed Recipes – Strawberry Salad

I have had a handful of recipes given to me for my wedding/bridal shower and was
dying to try one out. I’m so used to making my usual chopped salad
but wanted a variety! This salad was DELICIOUS!


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Newlywed Recipes – Great Grandma’s Persimmon Pudding

Time for another recipe! I wish I would just copy every single recipe from my grandparents because they all taste so delicious! I always looked forward to holidays with either side of the family because of their delicious dishes! For my bridal shower recipe card, my Nana Lorraine gave me her mother’s (my great-grandma’s) Persimmon Pudding recipe.



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A Quest for Food, our Future and Fun! (Part 1)

This past week I went on a very exciting road trip with my friend Matt to check out some grad schools in California. My favorite part about the trip was that it was not all business, we had no set plans, brought simple supplies for camping and had a great time looking for amazing food venues around California.

I loved being able to travel in Lola (my Jetta) but still bring our tents, cooking supplies and food for simple meals & snacks. We were prepared for whatever came up on the trip with just the minimum while still being comfortable.

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Gluten Free, Vegan Apple Crisp

So the weather in “sunny” Southern California hasn’t been living up to it’s name lately. It’s been off and on between the extremes of 93 degree weather to cold, gloomy 60 degree weather… in the middle of April. What happened to Spring??!?!

Because it feels like Autumn with random days of Summer I thought I’d make a variation of one of my favorite Autumn time breakfasts desserts. 😉 It’s perfect with a banana and a cup of decaf coffee or Good Earth tea in the morning… yummm! I decided to make a gluten free, vegan/dairy free version of my apple crumble to satisfy my craving. WOW am I glad I experimented because I think this version is even BETTER than my original recipe. I know!!

So have fun making this! My sister always teases me when I make my crazy food modifications, and when she asked whether this was gluten & dairy free I waited till after she ate it to tell her… and I’m pleased to announce that everyone in my family enjoyed it! Yay!


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Gluten Free, Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Well, I’ve had to experiment with taking certain foods out of my diet to see what is causing my digestive issues and so far gluten seems to be the problem on top of dairy, which I already knew about. For someone who loves to bake this made it a bit difficult to bake anything (tasty at least) for awhile. But, I’m glad to announce that I’ve started figuring things out.. and have my first homemade GF (gluten free) DF (Dairy free) recipe! Since baking dairy free tends to fall close to vegan baking I thought I might as well go the extra mile and make this vegan for those friends of mine who don’t eat eggs and such on top of dairy products. Enjoy!

recipe below…
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