Citrus Grilled Shrimp
Aug23

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

    Shrimp is beautiful, simple, and can be an elegant entree or appetizer.  It is in season in the summer and that tends to be when we crave it most.  Shrimp is a light versatile nosh and pairs well with various fruits, veggies, rice, quinoa or atop a lovely green salad.  Citrus Grilled Shrimp is very flavorful and has a surprising zing from the orange juice and allspice and a tiny bit of warmth from the red pepper flakes.  It can be...

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Grilled Italian Beets
Aug12

Grilled Italian Beets

            Grilled Italian Seasoned Beets A simple recipe with just a few ingredients, but by adding an Italian Seasoning Blend these beets gain a little more depth.  Most importantly, a good Italian blend compliments the earthy, ruby ringed root quite well.  No need to marinate for hours or any extra preparation.  Beets are one of those root vegetables that people seem to think is either a love or hate...

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Lemon Butter Bundt Cake
Jul29

Lemon Butter Bundt Cake

Lemon Butter Bundt Cake (gluten free, dairy free, soy free) I cannot believe how soft, moist and rich with butter flavor and real lemon, this cake turned out.  It is even more unbelievable that it’s Gluten free, Dairy free and Soy free yet so decadent and easy to make.  I have made a few of these this week and I will have to wait to make desserts for a while. No joke.  My hubby and I can eat a whole cake in under a day.  I try...

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Cleaning Out The Pantry
Jul25

Cleaning Out The Pantry

Yes, it is that time for me.  My bi-annual cleaning of the pantry.  Since I have been baking and cooking a lot more, I need to reorganize some things.  It has been a long process for me to slowly purchase things I think will help me to better store and see what I have on hand.  Hopefully resulting in less waste, both food wise and in the pocket book. I have purchased a bunch of OXO containers that I love but then realized, very...

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Simple Granola
Jul22

Simple Granola

       I think I am more in love with granola now than I have ever been.   I ran out of granola again and looked into my pantry and saw there were a few things that were about to expire in the next month or so; shredded sweetened coconut, pecans, and almonds were all part of the pack.  I checked my maple syrup in the fridge after our Sunday Gluten free Pancakes and that was on its way out as well.  How fortuitous, I thought to...

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Grilled Burgers
Jul17

Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burgers       Helpful grilling tips with an easy and delicious Gluten-free Burger recipe.  I know what you are thinking, girls can’t grill.  Honestly, I hope you are not thinking this, but sadly many women feel this way.  Well I am the griller in my house, although my hubby does grill salmon exquisitely.  Remind me to post his recipe for salmon, I know I got distracted.  Anywhoo…so I use my Gluten Free...

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Salted Watermelon Cooler
Jul08

Salted Watermelon Cooler

Salted Watermelon Mint Cooler   Refreshing and cool with a different twist.  The sweetness from the melon combined with the contrast of the lemon and salt really brings out the flavor of the mint and watermelon.                                         It takes me back to being a kid in the summertime.  For some reason I have had a low sodium...

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Fourth of July
Jul04

Fourth of July

  I cannot believe it is the middle of summer already.  I feel like I missed spring and it is almost fall.  Time really flies.  Today is a very special day, it is the day our Nation celebrates our Independence.  We eat a lot, hang out with friends, family, and see a bunch of fireworks fly.  Just hope the sparks aren’t from family.  Ha ha some of ya’ all know what I am talking about.     When I was a little girl, our...

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Bacon And Basil Potato Salad
Jul03

Bacon And Basil Potato Salad

Bacon And Basil Potato Salad   A backyard bbq, potluck, or picnic just isn’t complete without the classic Potato Salad.  Potato Salad has been classic a little too long, at least in the common onion and celery way but this one is quite different, with just a few ingredients.  This particular Soyfree Potato Salad, I created from my love of Basil Aioli and salty, crispy bacon.  It can be made with or without onion, either way...

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Best Fresh Homemade Blender Lemonade
Jul01

Best Fresh Homemade Blender Lemonade

    Sweet and refreshing Lemonade from scratch, made in your blender.  With a hint of mint, this is a classic way to enjoy your summer.  This is also an excellent popsicle recipe as you will see at the bottom of this post.  Whether you are sitting on your front porch, rocking away and breathing in the scent of freshly mown grass while listening to kids playing in a nearby pool or having friends over for a backyard barbecue, lemonade...

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Choc. Chip Almond Butter Balls
Jun30

Choc. Chip Almond Butter Balls

  Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Balls   Easy, quick, healthy and it looks like cookie dough.  Um I am thinking genius.  Talk about simple, I made these with my leftover Honey Almond Butter.  I love the idea of having a new purpose for a leftover, not only because it wastes less, saves time from having to prepare a whole new item, and it saves you money but mostly because I enjoy the challenge!   I have seen so many...

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Honey Almond Butter
Jun12

Honey Almond Butter

Honey Almond Butter   Freshly homemade Almond Butter, is truly amazing.  It is warm, creamy, thick, sweetened with local Raw Honey and just so satisfying.  This simple recipe is made in your food processor and can take about 5 minutes.                                         If you have ever tried Almond Butter in a jar and hated...

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Joyful Coconut Whip
May29

Joyful Coconut Whip

 I am sure many of you have seen a recipe for Coconut Whip before but I think you will be pleasantly surprised and delighted at what just a little change can do for big flavor.  I tried the version where you just whip it out of a can, and ones with adding agave, but it didn’t really taste like whip cream, not even close.  So I played with this simple idea and added just a touch or three to give it more of the actual flavor of...

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Better Than Pancakes, Pancakes
Mar13

Better Than Pancakes, Pancakes

       Light, moist, fluffy Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Pancakes.   I have worked very long developing the Perfect Gluten free, Soy free, and Dairy Free Pancake Recipe.  I have made many mistakes, but most importantly I have succeeded.  I have found what I believe is Better than Pancakes, Pancakes…hence the title.  These have less starch than most gluten free pancakes, and more of the healthy stuff, like almonds and oats....

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Apple Salsa
Mar06

Apple Salsa

Spicy and sweet, with a little bite to it.  This salsa is sure to please.  A mix of cilantro, jalapeno, onion, garlic, tomato and yes, apple!  If you ever make regular salsa a little too hot, you can just add some diced apple slices to cool it down.  Good tip of the day, store that in your thinker cap.         So in my little town, every year we have a Salsa Festival.  At first it was just thrown together, and sparse, laid out in...

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Hello Food Sensitive People!

Welcome to the new Joy & Sensitivity Blog, a new beginning from Food Sensitive Lifestyle. I will be slowly reposting from my old website and those will be dated accordingly.  I am super excited about this website, it has been on my mind for a few years now.  I will probably take a while to get the hang of this website thing, but the good news is that the recipes  will be delectable, mostly pretty simple, mostly healthy but not...

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Gimmie a Cool Beet
Jul06

Gimmie a Cool Beet

This is a great Beet Green or Beet Leaf Smoothie Recipe.  It is super quick and easy since you just mix it in the blender.   In the summer I crave fresh beets.  I don’t know why but I love them and always have.  They have an earthy flavor (probably from the dirt) being a root vegetable and all and they are crunchy, a little sweet and quite filling.  Beets can come in a few different colors, not just a deep red.  I have loved...

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Phoenix Celiac Expo
Apr25

Phoenix Celiac Expo

  Gluten Free Expo 2013 Every year Phoenix has a Gluten free Expo sponsored by the CDF.  It is actually located in Scottsdale, AZ but since it is hosted by the Phoenix Chapter, then well I am assuming that is why it is referred to as the Phoenix Expo. Anyway, this was my second time.  I almost missed it to do being very ill for the week prior and recovering for a week after.  I tried to get our money back, by calling the Phx...

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Sunshine Tropical Smoothie
Apr08

Sunshine Tropical Smoothie

    This Tropical Smoothie, is Dairy Free, Soy Free, and Gluten Free.  It is a sweet blend of fresh pineapple, ripe orange, banana and a few more ingredients to make this smoothie not only delicious but also healthy.   You can put all the ingredients in the blender for a super simple and healthy breakfast at home or on the go.  You could even make this as a little treat.   I was craving something tropical, I had a couple...

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Easter 2013
Mar31

Easter 2013

Happy Easter                       We started out this morning with the dogs searching for their easter baskets and treats we have hidden in the yard. We got started on this kick years ago and it was Nali’s favorite day.  I noticed she was able to gently pop open large easter eggs with her paw, and she loves finding things so it just made sense.  With Shya and Keena we...

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