Pan-Seared Pineapple

I think everyone that has tried pineapple has experienced the sting of the fruit eating you back. Thanks to the fruit’s high acidity and bromelain, pineapple’s biting feeling means that it’s great flavor gets overlooked. Let’s get down to the truth of it: I was never (and will never be) a fan of pineapple onContinue reading “Pan-Seared Pineapple”

How to Build the Perfect Salad

Pre-allergies, I found salads boring. They tended to just be iceberg lettuce with a few shredded carrots and grape tomatoes thrown in (and then smothered with ranch dressing to make them remotely bearable). When bread options went out the door (because of the allergy ordeal), I found myself reliant on salads and grain bowls… andContinue reading “How to Build the Perfect Salad”

Creamy Dairy-Free Lemon Chicken & Rice

This meal was created on accident, and I am absolutely in love with it. I was throwing together a ton of leftovers with pretty low expectations, but came out with a (dairy-free!) dish that is so creamy and fragrant that I never want to stop eating it. A few notes before the recipe: What toContinue reading “Creamy Dairy-Free Lemon Chicken & Rice”

Avocado Tuna Salad

Canned tuna is an awesome, high-protein staple. I loved tuna fish sandwiches, and losing mayo to the egg allergy made tuna less fun to eat. So, I decided to combine tuna with a fatty-substance that I can have (avocado) and created this fun spread that’s great on rice cakes (and I’m sure will be greatContinue reading “Avocado Tuna Salad”

Chicken Meatballs

My sister recently returned from an internship in Mauritius (an island nation in Eastern Africa), and immediately wanted boulettes. Boulettes are a steamed ball of minced meat that she would often get as street food. The ones she loved had chayote and green chilli paste. She immediately made some of the steamed meatballs and savedContinue reading “Chicken Meatballs”

Mashed Cauliflower

I miss potatoes. A lot. The itchy mouth, hives, flushing, and rash my body experienced when it comes in contact with potatoes? Not so much. Early on in my allergy journey I was trying to figure out what recipes I could make, and I came across this Whole Foods recipe for mashed cauliflower. It isContinue reading “Mashed Cauliflower”

Homemade Crisped-Rice Chocolate Bars

One of the things I miss the most from my pre-food-allergy days is store-bought candy bars. The convenience, the comfort, the taste. I wanted (needed) to recreate that comfort and joy that Crunch Bar brought me- and trust me, it isn’t as difficult as you might think it is. Note: although allergy brands like EnjoyLifeContinue reading “Homemade Crisped-Rice Chocolate Bars”

Arugula “Pesto”

Alright, you’ve got me. This isn’t a pesto, technically. It’s not even close. It has no nuts, no garlic*, no cheese, and no basil. What it does have is a brilliant bright green color, a pepper-y flavor, and it is a great on pasta salad. This recipe was born out of an allergy to basilContinue reading “Arugula “Pesto””

“Korean” Ground Beef Bowls

My (white) boyfriend’s Dad always made a “Korean” Beef recipe that he absolutely loved growing up. I believe it was modeled after a ground beef dish that was modeled after bulgogi, and has definitely evolved far past what could be considered Korean food and into the category of “Asian-Inspired American Food”. Regardless of its cuisineContinue reading ““Korean” Ground Beef Bowls”

Banana “Nice” Cream

Everyone and their mother seems to have a recipe for this dessert, so I thought I’d add mine to the echo chamber of the internet! This recipe has been adapted from many others online, the NY Times one, the way I used to watch my old roommate make this when she was dieting, and personalContinue reading “Banana “Nice” Cream”