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Soul-Satisfying Chicken Noodle Soup

Soul Satisfying Chicken Noodle Soup | emilylevenson.com

Homemade chicken noodle soup cures what ails you, even if that’s just hunger pains. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s just what the doctor ordered. So hunker down with a steaming hot bowl of this soul-satisfying chicken noodle soup you’ll be ready to take on whatever comes your way.  The first time I attempted to make chicken noodle soup from scratch, I was 6 weeks pregnant and craving all thing chicken. So I called My Mama and asked her for the low-down on how to make my own stock and soup. She was more than happy to oblige, albeit a little weirded out that I was craving it at the tail end...

Pumpkin Brownies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Pumpkin Brownies | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, egg free, vegan

It’s fall and that means pumpkin is finding it’s way into everything, including these dairy free, grain free, vegan pumpkin brownies. Your taste buds will thank you for being so damn festive.  I love brownies. As in LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. brownies. They are perhaps one of the greatest food inventions ever. The gooey chocolately awesomeness just cannot be replicated. Chocolate cake is great, but it’s NOT brownies. Chocolate mousse? Also great. Also not brownies. Chocolate cookies? Yeah. SO not brownies....

Balsamic Burgers with a Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Burgers | nightshade free, dairy free, gluten free

B is for balsamic, beef, and burgers. Which come together beautifully in these deliciously simple (and simply delicious) balsamic burgers. And if beef isn’t your thing, feel free to kick it up a notch and drizzle the balsamic glaze on top of your favorite turkey, chicken, salmon, or veggie burger.  Burgers and I go WAY back. They were one of 5 things that I ate as a child, along with french fries, spaghetti, meatloaf, oven fried potatoes, and bologna and pickle roll-ups. (Yeah, I know that last one sounds disgusting. I was teased endlessly for it as a child.) I even ordered a burger and fries at a 4-star French restaurant, much to my...

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...

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...