Sunday, May 15, 2016

Personal Chef Cook Day 04-07-2016

Sorry I have been away for so long, but my brother-in-law passed away.  Even though we knew it was coming, it is still hard to watch someone you love slip away from you.  We all have a very big hole in our heart, but leaning on each other has been our saving grace.

I was going to post the pictures of some wonderful food I made for a client and I went to get them off my phone and there was nothing there.  Can you believe I forgot to take pictures?!  Oh well, it happens.

So I did find some food pictures that I have never posted before. 


Gluten-Free Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes, 
Green Beans, Eggplant and Carrots


Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce



Gluten-Free Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole 

Sometimes it is a challenge to cook dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free, but I love trying new ways to cook someone's favorite meal in a whole new way.

What have you had to replace in your diet?  What did you replace it with?  I would love to read your posts. 


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Personal Chef Cook Day 02-23-2016

Happy Easter!  I hope all of you are having a great time with your families.

I wanted to show you this breakfast muffin I made for my client.  She recently had an allergy food test and found she is allergic to eggs, bananas and gluten.  She thought no more muffins, but I told her I can still make muffins.

I follow many food blogs because my clients all have special food needs and I want help them the best way I can.  One of my favorite blogs is from http://www.hummusapien.com.  Alexis is a Registered Dietitian, so she knows a lot about nutrition.  The recipes I have made are great and they use whole foods, nothing processed (love that)! 

Alexis posted Vegan Blueberry Banana Streusel Muffins (they are gluten-free too).  I thought this recipe is a perfect replacement for my client’s morning muffins.  She used ground flax seed and water to replace the egg.  I tweaked the recipe from using bananas to sweet potatoes.  They were moist and yummy and I didn’t miss the regular ingredients, so I hoped my client wouldn’t either.  I couldn’t wait for my client to try these.


A couple of days after I cooked, my client emailed to ask me exactly what was in those muffins.  She couldn’t believe they were free of all the things she was allergic too.  I called her to reassure her that there were no eggs, bananas or gluten.  We discussed how to shift her attitude to foods she can enjoy and not to focus on the foods she can’t eat.  So, I am working on recreating some of her favorite meals and breakfast recipes. 

I love hearing from all of you.  Tell me what food allergy swaps you do?  Thanks for posting! 


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello 2016!

So happy all of you could join me in my cooking adventures in 2015. 

2016 will be a remarkable year!

So whatever your goals, make 2016 your best year!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Today, I wanted to share a Thanksgiving story.  I have a gluten-free client that wanted dinner rolls.  In my recipe search, I found Brioche Rolls from Cup4Cup Flour (my favorite).  I knew these were the rolls to make.

They were AMAZING!!!!  My taste tester (my husband) loved them and couldn’t believe they were gluten-free.  So, I took a fresh batch to my clients’ house and left them on the counter.  She called me and said, “These are the best gluten-free rolls I have ever tasted.  Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift for Thanksgiving.” 


Gluten-Free Brioche Rolls

I love making people happy with my food.