Cook’s Nook – Easy Plant Protein Crackers

In my life where nausea reins supreme mild dry snacks must be kept at hand. Other than Graham Crackers I had never had much success.

One day in a fit of desperation I hit up Pinterest and hacked my way through dozens of recipes until I found some common ratios (flour/fat/moisture) and used that knowledge to create a gluten free and (mostly) allergy friendly option for myself.

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Cook’s Nook – Paleo “Breadcrumbs”

Every now and then I get one of those "normal people" food cravings. You know the "I have no idea what this dish is made from because I have the luxury of no food restrictions" kind of dishes. Zucchini fries are what inspired the following recipe.

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Cook’s Nook – Gluten Free Self Rising Flour

When living with multiple allergies purchasing pre-made mixes is difficult. Add to that being gluten free and reactive to common substitutions such as rice and potato it becomes nearly impossible! After Pinterest threw the ever abundant "Two Ingredient Miracle Dough" into my path enough times I decided to take a look and have a go at creating an option compliant to my triggers. More

Cook’s Nook – Sweet Potatoes For Sanity

Despite my gastric woes I still enjoy interacting with food. I make no claims of being formally trained or a "chef". My kitchen experience began in everyday places. Picking apricots from my Aunties tree to help her make jam, or chopping nuts for Christmas time butter toffee with my Grandmother. My tastes are rather "exotic" by compare to my family so as I grew so did my skills in hunting down and preparing recipes more to my palette. I am not terribly intimidated by experimentation, a good trait...
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Eating out

A book I read recently had a passage which struck a cord with me I thought I'd share. "I'll miss when menus at restaurants were just lists of delicious dinners. And nothing more nutritionally threatening." Though the protagonist was speaking in reference to her eating disorder I felt a kinship to the phrasing. I miss looking at food in a less analytical way. At worst instead of seeing shrimp in a savory butter sauce I see agonizing hours of gastrointestinal torture, itching hives, aching bones f...
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