Welcome to Lexie's Kitchen & Living. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy the five years of recipes and ramblings collected here.

The inspiration for this site was my son. To learn about our journey to restore his intestinal and neurological health read here

Follow a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free diet? Take a peek at my cookbook.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug162011

"Whole Grain" Gluten-Free Tortillas

 Yesterday I just wanted an honest to goodness white flour tortilla. Was that so much to ask? These were a pretty decent gluten-free substitute. Anyone care to test drive this recipe and critique?

“Eat what you shoot” takes on a whole new meaning to a food blogger. When you’ve come up with what looks like a winning recipe, the last thing you—or those pounding fists at the table—want to do is ……….WAIT. Wait for the food arranging, the propping, the lighting adjustments, the “snap.”

So it was with these tortillas.

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Friday
Aug122011

Making the Switch: Angie's Story

This week it is my pleasure to introduce Angie. Angie is a 35 year-old Provo, Utah wife and mother of three girls. When Angie wrote and expressed interest in being featured on Making the Switch, I knew it was meant to be. That very week I needed to hear her story for two reasons. Two days prior, my mom had been told by her doctor that she was pre-diabetic! WHAT?! She is the picture of perfect health! And then earlier this year my 64 year-old father checked himself into the ER (for what he thought was bronchitis) and checked out three days later with a stent and a piece of paper in hand with the diagnoses of: 1) Congestive Heart Failure, 2) Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension and 4) Type II Diabetes. No one, including himself, knew how sick he was. Following his discharge this is what he wrote to family and friends. "The prognosis for congestive heart failure is from 1 to 8 years. Since we caught this thing quite early, I believe that I have a few more years to relax, get things sold off ...

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Tuesday
Aug092011

Gluten-Free Almond Pulp Crackers & Winners


For those who make almond milk, the base of these crackers is the leftover pulp—basically fiber—that is strained out. Almond pulp resembles coconut flour in that it is essentially de-fatted nut meal/nut meat. Don't have almond pulp on hand? No worries. Use almond meal/flour in it's place. The brands I like are; Bob's Red Mill and Honeyville. It's also super easy to make using raw or blanched almonds, here's how.

So, I've sat on this recipe for over a year. When my late father was out visiting last Summer he went nuts over these dehydrator crackers.

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Monday
Aug082011

Williams-Sonoma Guest Post


Visit Williams-Sonoma for today's Lexie's Kitchen post.

Today's post can be found over at the Williams-Sonoma blog, The Blender. The Blender is a very well-written blog with a wonderful variety of quality content and multiple posts a day! Yep, I'm addicted.

So, needless to say, I was floored when Olivia Ware approached me about doing a guest post offering up tips and a recipe for the gluten and dairy-free among us.

I'd love it if you'd head on over there to check out the breakfast yogurt parfaits made with Easy Gluten-Free Granola and my latest recipe for dairy-free Almond Milk Yogurt.

 

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Friday
Aug052011

Making the Switch: Lisa's Story

This is the second post in the Lexie’s Kitchen series Making the Switch.

This series, spotlights women and men who are making the switch in the way they shop for, cook for and nourish themselves and their loved ones. These are everyday people openly sharing their struggles and victories in their journey to better health and well-being simply by changing the way that they eat. Each has a story—a reason for their switch from processed to pure foods.

For some, it has been gradual. For others it was a complete about-face. As each shares their story, you will learn what motivated them and how making the switch has changed their lives.

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