Wheat Free

Breads, cakes, cookies, pasta – all the yum, none of the wheat!

Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

We changed so little in the original recipe from Healthy Liv, I’m simply going to link to it here. Though the original recipe called for ground beef, we opted for ground turkey. We omitted the garlic powder and replaced the medium onion with one bunch of green onion, chopped fine. […]


Meal Plan / Week 16 July 2019

I was away from home most of the week on a work trip; since my husband and I share meal planning and cooking, he had no problems maintaining a healthy, Whole Life Challenge compliant menu at home. He prepared a beautiful Watermelon Salad and Japanese Curry Rice, and I used […]


Fast Veggie Fried Rice

Once in a while, we are so efficient in our meal planning that by the end of the week, the last meal before we plan to go to the grocery story we run out of fresh food in the fridge. Whenever this happens, I pull out whatever scraps and wilted […]


Japanese Curry Rice

We generally make vegan curry or chicken curry, but this recipe from Nancy Singleton Hachisu’s “Japan: The Cookbook” called for thinly sliced pork shoulder. Everything we’ve made from this cookbook is amazing, and this recipe is no different. To make this Lifestyle compliant during the Whole Life Challenge we replaced […]


Meal Plan / Week 15 July 2019

This is the first week of the summer Whole Life Challenge. I’m traveling for work, so I’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes from previous challenges. These are all delicious; you won’t go wrong giving any one of them a try! They’re all free of sugar, dairy, and wheat, […]


Dan Dan Noodles (Wheat-Free)

We used rice noodles instead of traditional wheat-based cu main or udon for this version of the Chinese Sichuan noodle dish. We made this specifically for weekday lunches, as it’s easy to portion and travels well. We also added steamed broccoli since the original recipe didn’t include any veggies.  


Peanut Butter Oven Pancake

My younger son wanted pancakes for breakfast on his birthday, but I wanted to spend the morning relaxing with him, not flipping pancakes. I made him this oven pancake instead, and let him pour the chocolate-chips into the batter. With a pie-slice serving for each of us and sliced strawberries, […]


Thai Curry Veggie Noodles with Chicken

We do not follow the Whole30 Program, but we found this recipe in the Food Network archives and it sounded delightful. It’s light, flavorful, and colorful; the cool veggies and slightly spicy dressing are a perfect complement to grilled chicken. A plus: spiralized cucumber is crisp and festive! We prepped […]


Broccoli and Cauliflower Kugel

Traditional Jewish kugel generally includes either noodles or potatoes, and can be either savory or sweet. This vibrant savory veggie version includes neither, and it has a texture much closer to a soufflĂ©. Dill and green onion nicely complement the mellow flavor of roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks to Jaime […]