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Cinnamon Chickpea Bites (AKA The Babe’s new favorite snack)

Cinnamon Chickpea Bites | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Spice things up this fall with these sinfully good cinnamon chickpea bites. Toddlers love them. Adults love them. And no one is the wiser that these bad boys are actually good for you. The Babe is still obsessed with chickpea bites. And I’m still looking for ways to switch them up so she’s not eating the same thing every single day for the rest of her life. So far, we’ve done chocolate chip chickpea bites and peanut butter chocolate chickpea bites. And while I would have been satisfied having either of those two options for the rest of my life, I felt like I owe it to The Babe to try something new. Which is how...

Beef and Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli | gluten free, nightshade free, dairy free

Never miss out on eating out again with this quick and easy recipe for beef and broccoli. It’s gluten free and nightshade free, and a heck of a lot better than take-out.  There are very few dishes that The Husband and I agree on when it comes to Chinese food. I love anything chicken, he doesn’t. He loves the tofu dishes, I don’t. I’ll do soups, he prefers egg rolls. He’ll do seafood, I won’t. You get where I’m going with this, right? The two categories that we will unequivocally agree upon? Veggie-packed noodle dishes or beef and broccoli. We’ve been known to occasionally switch things up and go for beef with scallions, but we...

Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Honey Lime Vinaigrette | nightshade free, dairy free, gluten free

This honey lime vinaigrette is the perfect combination of tart and sweet for your salad devouring pleasure. Whip up a batch today and enjoy it all week long. One of the more frustrating things to find when avoiding nightshades is finding pre-made salad dressings that don’t contain paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, or bell peppers. Throw in avoiding gluten and dairy, and it wipes out almost every single option out there. And for a girl who loves her salads, it becomes a bit of a let down. Instead, I have to make my own dressings and cross my fingers (and toes) that it will be better than throwing a little olive...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Bites (Yes, I know how that sounds.)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Bites | Gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Chocolate, peanut butter, and chickpeas (what?!?!) come together in this deliciously healthy toddler-friendly treat. Even the pickiest of eaters will agree, these chocolate peanut butter chickpea bites are the bomb diggity. We are BIG fans of chickpea bites in this house. It’s something The Babe asks for on an hourly basis. And if we don’t have any, she immediately wants to grab the step ladder and an apron so that she can help me make them. There’s only one problem. The Babe thinks it’s totally acceptable to eat all of the chocolate chips out of the chocolate chip chickpea bites without actually eating the chickpea bite. Being the smart mama...

Rice Pilaf With Almonds (Gluten Free)

Rice Pilaf with Almonds (Gluten Free) | emilylevenson.com

Did you know that rice is more than just a way to get more soy sauce (or tamari) into your face? Yep. It can be made into things like mujadara, spanish rice and rice pilaf. I especially love rice pilaf with almonds, and I love it even more when it’s gluten free, dairy free, and nightshade free.  Pinterest is good for a lot of things; finding recipes, getting inspiration for what to cook, and finding a whole lotta craft ideas for toddlers. It’s also been good for showing me a glaring gaping hole in my menu planning prowess. Seriously hard to believe, I know. I realized a few weeks ago that...