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This is a great mash-up of two of my favorite things: burgers and tacos. It’s also one of my favorite ways to serve burgers in my house, since Jules has food restrictions, and I’m just not a fan of gluten-free buns (convince me otherwise!). So that’s why if I’m serving burgers to my family, this […]

Over the years I’ve talked about my love for hot sauces, which has raised some questions about which ones I use, when I use them, etc. So today I’m bringing the heat with the best hot sauces of 2024. I’ll start with some of the most popular hot sauces that people know and love, and […]

Chris Loves Julia | The Best Dairy-Free Deviled Egg Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m a deviled eggs connoisseur of sorts. I’ve professed my love for smoked salmon deviled eggs, pickled beet deviled eggs — even drunken deviled eggs. But silly me skipped right over the classic deviled egg recipe, and I feel that it’s best we back track and share how to make the […]

Plant-Based Protein Balls - PB&J Chocolate Chip

A grab & go protein snack that doesn’t contain grain, gluten, or dairy is harder to come by than one might think. It’s not until you develop sensitivities to these foods and start reading every food label that you realize that nearly all protein snacks contain, whey, rice, quinoa, grain-based syrups, oats, or any number […]

Mango Coconut-Glazed Chicken Wings | Chris Loves Julia

Jules has a few dietary restrictions (mostly gluten- and dairy-free), but that’s never stopped our family from indulging in our favorite foods. With a little creativity and a lot of taste-testing, I’ve found lots of great substitutes that are crowd-pleasers. No need to make any disclaimers on these Game Day snacks — your party people […]


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