The BEST Guacamole: My Secret Ingredient Revealed

The BEST Guacamole | In Johnna's Kitchen

Oh, how I love guacamole!  I make the BEST guacamole. Not kidding, mine is the best.  And my secret ingredient will make any guacamole better.  Wanna know what it is?  … 

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Soften Saturday: Thoughts on Remaining Relevant

Soften Saturday: Thoughts on Remaining Relevant

Soften Saturday is coming to you on Sunday this week.  Thanks for your patience. I took a bit of time to go exploring this week. There’s been so much negative chatter lately about being gluten-free, celebrities or news folks taking jabs at those who choose to eat gluten-free and even those who eat gluten-free not… 

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Baked Stuffed Apples for Two | In Johnna's Kitchen (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Baked Stuffed Apples for two; gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

On Monday I mentioned I am on a kick of creating small batches recipes.  In a house with just two people, I often give in to the temptation of leftovers, tempted by a full batch of something I should only indulge in a single serving of, mostly brownies.  Recently I’ve been making lots of hearty… 

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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies for Two | In Johnna's Kitchen

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

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… 

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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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