A Day of Thanks and Gratitude

Thanksgiving prompts us to look at all of the things for which we have to be grateful.  Today, even more so than other days if that’s possible, I’m so very grateful for each of you who read my blog, who cook and bake my recipes, who share your stories, successes and challenges in the comments. On this very food-centric holiday in the U.S., having a spot to share and discuss what happens in my kitchen and yours with like-minded folks is a source of much gratitude…. 

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French Fried Onions Gluten-Free | In Johnna's Kitchen

French Fried Onions (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free)

Are you making green bean casserole for Thanksgiving?  Whatcha gonna do about those French fried onions that come in a can? You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Rife with gluten and soy, made on the same equipment as products containing milk?  And, well, they are in a can. I’ll give you that they… 

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Adopt, Don't Shop!

Adopt, Don’t Shop…

I’m participating in NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, and am writing a post every day this month.  I made it to day 25 and almost broke my streak.  Almost all the way to the end of the month and I thought today was going to be the day I failed to get a post published. … 

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Bourbon Apple Pumpkin Cocktail

2014 Thanksgiving Menu: gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian

Here is my 2014 Thanksgiving Menu. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and has less refined sugar. I’m not going to say it’s 100% refined sugar free but it’s pretty close. And speaking of pretty close… I know, it’s mere days away from Thanksgiving.  But maybe you are like me and have been perusing all of the… 

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Hawaiian Salad | In Johnna's Kitchen

Hawaiian Salad, a recipe renovation

Aloha! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a renovated version of Hawaiian Salad.  Did you grow up eating salads filled with marshmallows and cool whip served up at church basement potlucks, salads that were actually desserts?  I come from a place where “casserole” requires a can of cream-of-something soup and “salad” almost always contains something… 

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Soften Saturday: Noticing Without Judging

Soften Saturday: Noticing Without Judgment

This week’s Soften Saturday is a guest post from my friend Celeste who writes at The Lazy Radical.  I went to a restorative yoga class earlier this week and heard the teacher several times say, “Notice how your body feels without judgment.”  This concept seemed very foreign to me. Celeste’s post helped me understand. I… 

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No-Fail Dairy-Free Whipped Cream | In Johnna's Kitchen

No-Fail Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

For the past few years, I’ve been making whipped coconut cream to top pies and other desserts.  While it’s usually pretty fluffy and not runny, this isn’t always the case.  I’ve always thought there had to be a way to stablilize or firm up the coconut cream so it held a bit better on top… 

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