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
Dec032013

The Lexie's Kitchen Holiday Giveaway

Today marked the official launch of Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free Recipes on Amazon.com! To celebrate the occasion, a handful of my favorite brands have joined me in sponsoring The Lexie's Kitchen Book Launch Holiday Giveaway. With their generous support I am able to offer a dynamite goodie box to one lucky winner, valued at over $350!! In addition, two Lexie's Kitchen readers will receive copies of Everyday Classics

$100 Gift Card
from Bob's Red Mill
($100 value)

Ice Cream Maker 
from Cuisinart
($59 value)

Stevia Gift Pack
from NuNaturals
($53 value) 

One Bag Molly's Suds Laundry Detergent &
One Set of Wool Dryer Balls

from Molly's Suds
($42 value) 

One Year Subscription to Simply Gluten Free Magazine
from Simply Gluten Free Magazine
($27) value 

One Bottle Coconut Aminos &
One 12-Ounce Bag Coconut (Sugar) Crystals 

from Coconut Secret
($17 value) 

One Pound Coconut Flour &
One Pound Almond Flour

from Nuts.com
($14 value)

One Set of Peanut-Free and Gluten-Free Serving Spoons
from Food Allergy Kitchenware Co.
($13 value) 

Allergen-Friendly Dark Chocolate Morsels (NEW!)
from Enjoy Life 
($6 value)

Signed Everyday Classics Cookbook 
From Lexie's Kitchen
($25 value) 

 In addition to the Grand Prize, two readers will win signed copies of 
Everyday Classics
($25 value)  

You may enter the giveaway once a day now through 1 pm PST, December 12, 2013. Your help in spreading the word about Everyday Classics via this giveaway is greatly appreciated.

 

ENTER HERE (ONCE A DAY IF YOU WISH!) 

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A Closer Look At Everyday Classics

I hope you've had a chance to preview Everyday Classics, if not take a look. The recipes included in this collection put a healthier spin on our most beloved pantry staples, breakfasts, dinners and desserts, creating a new set of family favorites that are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free soy-free and 98% corn-free.

 

68 Total Recipes—100% Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free

67 Corn-Free or Easily Corn-Free Recipes

58 Tree Nut-Free or Easily Tree Nut-Free Recipes

54 Coconut-Free or Easily Coconut-Free Recipes

42 Vegan or Easily Vegan Recipes

46 Vegetarian or Easily Vegetarian Recipes


 

 

Tuesday
Nov262013

The Best Chicken Pot Pie Ever ...

... well that's what Paula C. had to say about this Chicken Pot Pie recipe—one of the many you will find in my new cookbook Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free & Soy-Free Recipes (officially releasing in FIVE DAYS! woo hooooo!).

"I tried the Chicken Pot Pie from this cookbook and it was the BEST pot pie I have
ever eaten...ever! I cannot eat anything with eggs and also no gluten.

Your cookbook is the only cookbook that in 4 years of being GF I've wanted
to purchase, first of all because it's egg-free and secondly
because ALL of your recipes are simply five-star.

I am beyond excited about your book, it is one the best I have seen..."

—Paula C.

Well, [blush] thank you Paula!! I poured my heart and soul into this project and I hope it makes the rest of my readers equally as happy!

This pot pie recipe is one of four I have included in a book excerpt I created to give you folks an idea for what Everyday Classics is all about, the ingredients used, and a taste for the recipes I have created for you. Check it out:

 

This chicken (or turkey) pot pie comes together in a snap with leftover Thanksgiving turkey (which we have plenty of tonight!), pre-made pie dough (also in the book), and frozen or leftover Thanksgiving veggies (think green bean casserole).

Kids feel mighty special eating these out of individual pots with their initials carved into the crust, however an 8x8-inch baking dish works just as well. When I am feeling lazy, I omit the crust and just serve the cooked filling over steamed rice or leftover mashed potatoes.

Lexie's Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients:

One half recipe pie dough (be sure to omit sugar)
1/4 cup high heat cooking oil
1/4 cup superfine brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
1/8 teaspoon dried dill
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups cooked and chopped turkey or chicken
2 cups frozen peas and carrots blend
2 tablespoons minced parsley

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare Pie Dough at least three hours in advance.
  2. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt, granulated onion, dill, pepper, and poultry seasoning. 
  4. Cook 1-2 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble and thicken.
  5. Whisk in broth. Cook 1-2 minutes or until smooth and thickened.
  6. Stir in chicken, frozen vegetables, and parsley. Heat through. Adjust salt if needed.
  7. Divide mixture evenly among four individual baking dishes or ramekins. 
  8. Place pie dough between two layers of flour-dusted baking parchment paper. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Remove top layer of parchment and cut into four uniform squares.
  9. Drape squares over tops of baking dishes. Cut slits in crust to allow steam to escape. Make decorative toppings with any leftover pie dough if desired.
  10. Bake 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

 

A Price That Can't Be Beat!

If you'd rather skip the madness of Black Friday, may I suggest doing some effortless shopping on Amazon.com—and in particular checking out this link? I think you will like the price Amazon has Everyday Classics listed for (for a limited time). I appreciate every single purchase and your gracious support!

xoLexie

 

Thursday
Nov212013

Gluten-Free Pie Crust | Egg-Free & Dairy-Free

Today I stopped into Jax—the outfitter with the mostest in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Need camo? They've got it. Fishing flies? Check. Super cute yoga pants? Yep. 

Today, post squeeze-into-aforementioned-super-cute-yoga-pants attempt, I headed over to Kitchenwares and found something more up my alley—a Mini Pie Baking Kit! 

I may not have cute thighs, but I sure made some cute pies!

In case you missed it, last Friday I announced that I had finished my cookbook, Everyday Classics! It's available for pre-order on Amazon for a low $15.35 right now (price subject to change at any time) and will begin shipping December 3rd. For you locals, today I stocked this totally cool shop—you know the one—with books, so you can pick up a copy there.

Anyway, with Thanksgiving less than a week away, some of you may be on a last-minute hunt for a basic gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free Pie Dough recipe. 

This one is from the book and worked real well with the Mini Pie Baking Kit.

 

Though I'm not crazy about the quality of the pie tins that come with the kit (I'll probably invest in some ceramic ones)—the topper cutter thingamajig is super duper. It looks like I spent hours cutting and weaving that lattice top and crimping the edges just so, huh? Totally impressed myself. And though I've not mastered that Hummingbird pose in my ratty old sweats, I have mastered the making of a super cute gluten-free pie crust. Sigh.

 

 

Tuesday
Nov192013

Stephanie O'Dea's Green Bean Casserole

Rachael Ray was spot-on when she used the word "lovely" to describe two savory Thanksgiving slow cooker dishes my talented friend, Stephanie O'Dea, whipped up on the Rachael Ray Show yesterday.

Stephanie is as delightful in person as she is here on the show. A few years back I shared a room with her at a blogger retreat and seriously, she emits the same positive energy off camera as she does on camera! She is a gluten-free trailblazer and I commend her for proving time and time again that gluten-free can be just as mouth-watering as gluten-full. Stephanie is the gal who set out to use a slow cooker every day for a full year and documented it on her blog.

Stephanie recently released her fourth book 365 Slow Cooker Suppers. I haven't seen it yet but can't wait as every recipe is written with gluten-free options (not sure about the dairy).

For today I just wanted to give Stephanie a shout and tell her that, once again, she's made the gluten-free community proud and to thank her for one drool-worthy green bean casserole recipe!



 

Friday
Nov152013

Everyday Classics Cookbook Release!

It is a happy day my friends!

I don’t know if I am more excited about the release of my first cookbook, Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free Recipes or the smokin' deal Amazon.com has it listed for today (subject to change at anytime)!

About the Cookbook

You can bet I am still pinching myself. Everyday Classics—the book I have been piecing together for over four years—is complete, D-O-N-E! And I am pleased to have it ready for you in time for the holidays.

Take a look ...

 

I wrote this cookbook for those on, or beginning, a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and corn-free diet.

It is a cookbook that offers safe and tasty replacements for foods that brought comfort in the past and that can be enjoyed again!

It is a cookbook intended to help the newly diagnosed to transition to a new way of eating.

I have made my best effort to keep the recipes approachable, easy, and tasty—a testament to my belief that when armed with sure fire recipes the entire family will enjoy, the more certain it will be that dietary changes will stick. 

For more details on the book visit this page.

A Smokin’ Pre-Order Price from Amazon.com

Though Everyday Classics officially launches December 3, 2013, today is the time to pre-order from Amazon.com! The $24.95 price has been cut drastically (today, 11/15/13 it is listed for $14.11 or 43% off!!). With Amazon pre-ordering, once you place your pre-order you lock in at that price but do not pay a dime until the item ships (which will be on or around December 3rd).

But I Want the Book Now!

For those who can't wait, you may order your copies today (for the full retail price of $24.95) from the Lexie’s Kitchen Bookstore

Either way, I hope you enjoy this cookbook. It is a reflection of my heart and soul and the kitchen staples, breakfasts, dinners, and desserts I make in my own kitchen. Thank you all for your support! You are the best! xoxoLexie

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