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Meatloaf - Grain, Gluten, Dairy, Egg Free | Chris Loves Julia

Meatloaf is classically made with breadcrumbs (or milk-soaked bread if you’re a bit extra), eggs, and often grated hard cheese of some kind. And when food allergies pop up, it can start to feel like you’ll never enjoy the classics again. And while we still wait and hope for suitable replacements for some things (lookin’ […]

Grain & Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Shrimp | Chris Loves Julia

Asian food is tricky for a lot of food allergies, particularly grain & gluten. For example, sweet & sour sauce. Typically made with rice vinegar, thickened with corn starch, seasoned with soy sauce (which most often contains gluten). But with a few substitutions, this version hits all the highs without the dietary lows that can […]

BBQ Pork Belly Bites | Chris Cooks

Everyone has their game-day snack, and this one is mine. During the summer these are amazing on the Traeger, but winter in Idaho doesn’t always cooperate so this is my alternate – all you need is an oven. You can use whatever your favorite bbq sauce is, but if you’re looking to try something new, […]

Crab Dip

Crab dip isn’t inherently “holiday,” but it’s always just been that way for me growing up. I don’t ever remember having it any other time of year, even though I love it so much. Now that our diets have shifted, I love taking old favorites and making versions our entire family can enjoy. And boy, […]

Grilled Steak Tacos with Pickled Radish & Onions

Everyone loves a good taco, but if you really wanna blow some minds, add some sweet, pickled vegetables. And before you convince yourself it’s too weird or would take too long, trust me when I say it’s not and it doesn’t. At all. Made exactly as I do them, these tacos are dairy free, grain/gluten […]


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