Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies for Two, two ingredients, gluten-free & dairy-free

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies for Two | In Johnna's Kitchen

Perhaps you’ve seen the recipe circulating the internet that makes a pan of brownies with just four eggs and one cup of Nutella.*  While delicious, there are two challenges for me:  Nutella contains dairy of a sort that makes me puffy and the recipe makes a whole pan of brownies.  Maybe you have more restraint that I do.  Maybe you don’t hear the brownies calling to you.  Maybe you can eat just one… If that’s you, you have my admiration. I want to grow up to be you.  But in the meantime…… 

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Soften Saturday: Nothing Better To Do | In Johnna's Kitchen

Soften Saturday: Nothing Better to Do

Last Summer, one of my favorite musicians, Jack White, commented during a concert that one of his most popular songs came about because a fellow musician phoned him to ask if he would come over after lunch and help him finish a song.  He said, “Sure, I’ve got nothing better to do.” He continued telling… 

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Crème Brûlée, Lightened Up and Dairy Free | In Johnna's Kitchen

Crème Brûlée, Lightened Up and Dairy Free!

As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, Crème Brûlée is my very favorite dessert.  Even before I was gluten free, I would order  Crème Brûlée anytime it was offered at a restaurant.  I recently had the opportunity to attend a Crème Brûlée class with an 80 year old chef who may have made the very first Crème… 

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Why is Celiac Disease Funny? | In Johnna's Kitchen

Why Is Celiac Disease Funny?

I’m feeling kinda sad today, ready to crawl into a hole and discuss with no one that I have Celiac disease.  I put up a good front, but truthfully living with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance is a challenge. And a big part of that challenge is the people who make fun of it. Why… 

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Pistachios with dates and aged cheese | In Johnna's Kitchen

Healthy Snacks for a Healthy You! Pistachio Pairings

One of my biggest challenges during the day is healthy snacking.  Today I’ve got three terrific pistachio pairings to share with you.  Easy, healthy combinations of foods that make a satisfying snack that is also good for you! But first I want to tell you why I adore pistachios… Pistachios offer more nuts per serving… 

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Protein Truffles | In Johnna's Kitchen

Protein Truffles, aka Healthy Buckeyes

  Over the holidays, many people where I live in the Midwest make Buckeyes, peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. I hear that some folks simply call these Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls.  Whatever you call them, they are little chunks of super sweet, peanut butter-y goodness dipped in chocolate.  They are made of little more… 

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Soften Saturday: Cyber Simplify

Soften Saturday: Cyber Simplify

For many of us, January is a great time to simplify.  We purge our closets and make multiple trips to our favorite thrift shop to donate our cast offs.  We pack up the over abundance of holiday decor and make our living space more simple.  How about making your online experience similar?  Cyber Simplify!