Gluten-free and Dairy-free Recipes

Food and faith, for us Orthodox folks, go together like cake and ice cream. But I can’t have the cake or the ice cream! But I’ve got recipes for things I like just as well, including recipes for feast days, fast days, and fish-wine-and-oil days.



Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

It’s back to school time! Some folks have started up their home school classes. Some districts have kids attending already. Some wait until September. But even if you’re waiting, you’re getting ready. Making plans, buying supplies, getting out your...
Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as usual lately. Summer has gotten busy! We went camping with friends, in the Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest. Then my husband, and my children, and my grandchildren all descended on my sister’s house. It’s...
Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Y’all, I don’t know where this recipe came from. My husband and I have a fat three-ring binder with recipes we’ve cut out of magazines and copied from friends and family. And I was going through the desserts in that binder, looking for one that had no flour, no dairy,...
How to make lime curd

How to make lime curd

I hope you’ll forgive me for sharing a recipe that has eggs in it during the Apostles Fast. But two weeks ago, my “ugly fruit” box came with ten limes. I wasn’t sure what to do with so many limes. So I decided to make lime curd. What’s an ugly fruit box...
Dairy-free Paska Cheese

Dairy-free Paska Cheese

Paska cheese is a traditional Russian dessert that is made with lots of farmer’s cheese, butter, and eggs. It’s eaten with a sweet, rich bread that is (usually) called kulich. Kulich is sometimes called paska, and paska sometimes has other names, too. But...
Tuna Sweet Potato Patties

Tuna Sweet Potato Patties

There are days when I didn’t make it to the grocery store and we seem to be out of everything. Maybe there are a few leftovers, but not enough to make a meal. And for all the same reasons that I didn’t get to the store, I don’t have a lot of time to cook. But I’m...

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