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.



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...
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Date-Sweetened Banana Bread

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Date-Sweetened Banana Bread

I didn’t think I’d ever have banana bread again. But this recipe for date-sweetened banana bread – oh, my goodness, is it good. And it’s made without any of the things I’m not supposed to have. It’s sugar free. It has no added sugar, no honey, no maple syrup. Just the...
Honey-Sweetened Frozen Berry Crisp

Honey-Sweetened Frozen Berry Crisp

We’re getting towards the end of Lent. And maybe you’re trying to think of a dessert to take to the Palm Sunday pot luck this weekend. You can’t use eggs. You can’t use dairy. What are you going to do? If you’re me, you might pout. Because I’m not supposed...
Almond Flour Biscuits or Almond Flour Bread

Almond Flour Biscuits or Almond Flour Bread

If you’re on a low carb diet of any sort, the thing that’s hard is baked goods. At least, that’s hard for me. I love cookies and cake. And I used to eat bread and pasta as staples. Substitutions can help, of course. You can try raw baby spinach for rice if...

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