Month: June 2013

Easy Beef Marinade (Soy Free Options)

With bbq season in full swing everyone needs an easy marinade for beef.
Happy Grilling!!
Simple Beef Marinade
This will marinade approximately one pound of beef.
1/4 c. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1/4 c.olive oil
2 Tbsp. gluten free soy sauce *

2 tsp. cracked black pepper

2 cloves of garlic- minced

1 tsp. minced onion or  onion flakes

1 tsp. dry dill

Mix ingredients together into a zippered bag or glass container and add meat.
Refrigerate for at least an hour but all day gives it a better flavour.
Cook meat to your liking.

* For soy free use coconut aminos

** If you are making meat sticks/ kabobs cut your meat up before marinating it.

You can easily marinate meat before freezing. Defrost and your meat is done.

Shared On: Gluten Free Round Up, Make Your Own Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays

Vanilla Ice Cream (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Paleo/ Vegan Option/ Gluten Free)

With summer slowly coming, so does the desire for cool summer treats such as ice cream! As with myStrawberry Ice Cream, this is a creamy snack that I figured out how to make soon after my food allergies were realized. I have always enjoyed making ice cream cakes, especially my Black Forest Ice Cream Cake. Making dairy free ice cream was inevitable!

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream


2-400 ml. cans coconut milk (Place your milk in the fridge overnight)

3/4 c. honey ( maple syrup for vegan)

2 tsp. vanilla

4 egg yolks (omit for vegan- I frequently make this recipe without eggs)

pinch of sea salt

Puree all ingredients in food processor. Then blend mixture in frozen ice cream maker ** for twenty minutes. Will be consistency of soft ice cream.  For convenience, I put into small individual containers and freeze. When you want to eat the ice cream, take a container out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften. Why not top your ice cream with Whipped Coconut Cream ! If you love ice cream, why not try my Strawberry Ice Cream Cake!

**If you don’t have an ice cream maker put bowl of mixture into the freezer and stir every thirty minutes for a few hours.

Shared On: Gluten Free Round Up, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy Friendly Summer, Tasty Tuesday, Make Your Own Monday, Happy Monday Show and Share, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesday, Tasty Traditions, Gluten Free Fridays, Wellness Weekend, Whole Foods Fridays, 5-Ingredient Monday, Foodie Friends Friday


I was contacted by The Sneaky Chef and asked if I would like to do a review of their No-Nut Butter and their Smooth Red Pasta Sauce. I was excited to be offered this opportunity. Last week the box of goodies was at my door when I arrived home from work 🙂


Immediately ripping it open and trying my new found foods I was quite happy! Dipping into each jar with spoons!!Mmmm


The No-Nut Butter is made of  golden peas and is peanut, tree nut, and soy free… It is creamy and tastes great! Everyone in my family loves it! It’s a great alternative to a nut butter!


The Smooth Red Pasta Sauce is full of eight “hidden” veggies; sweet potato, zucchini, carrot, onion, red pepper, celery, squash, and cauliflower, as well as tomatoes. The flavour is a nice blend of spices. It doesn’t need any extra spices or flavours added to it, unlike other commercially made pasta sauces. This one is great straight out of the bottle!

Sneaky Chef Pasta Sauce

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Sorry due to the company being in the US, this contest is for US residents only residing in the US.

The giveaway begins June 10th, 2013 ends June 17th, 2013 at 11:59 pm.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting (Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Paleo/ Refined Sugar Free)

Just as I did with my Cinnamon Sweet Potato Icing, with this frosting I was aiming for a light, low fat icing.

I still remember when a coworker first told me about a recipe she had seen with brownies and sweet potato icing. She was going to bring in the recipe for me to see, but I told her no thank you. You see when I see a picture or hear of a food I start getting inspired you thinking. I really enjoy figuring out how to make foods work together without seeing someone else’s recipe first.

I was intrigued… Hmm sweet potato as a base for an icing. It almost seems as though there is a ping pong ball bouncing throughout my head with lovely ides and combinations that work well together.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

This icing is so lovely. Light and fluffy enough to fool anyone… No one would every know how good it is for you!

I am completely happy with the results, as are all the people who have tried it! 🙂

One of my taste testers, (who has no food allergies) even asked me for the recipe before it was posted so she could make it for her birthday cake.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1 1/2 c. cooked sweet potatoes or yams

3 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa

4 Tbsp. honey (or maple syrup for vegan)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Whip cooked, cooled sweet potatoes with magic bullet, ninja or food processor. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting 2

This frosting is shown on mini Chocolate Cupcakes. 

Shared On: Tasty Traditions, Whole Foods Friday, Gluten Free Fridays, FFF Sweets Treat Party, Wellness Weekend, Lunch Box Love, Friday Follow Along Party, Swap N” Share, Mix It Up Monday, 5-Ingredient Mondays, Make Your Own Monday, Gluten Free Round Up, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasteful Tuesday,Traditional Tuesdays, Kids In The Kitchen,  Show & Share, Waste Not Want Not, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesday, Tasty Tuesdays, In And Out Of The Kitchen, Gluten Free Tuesday, MMM Link Party, Real Food Fridays

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