A Bit About Me

I began this blog in 2012 after stumbling upon The Daring Kitchen.  I planned to use the blog as a place to share The Daring Cooks and The Daring Bakers monthly challenges.

In April of 2013, I became ill.  In October or November of 2013, we finally learned many of the foods I consumed on a daily basis were responsible.  Some are food allergies and others are sensitivities.

To be honest, it is a bit of an understatement to say I am difficult to feed.  The social aspect has, by far, been the most difficult adjustment.

Pinterest and Feedily.com became two of my favorite resources for finding new recipes.  However, over the past few months, I have fallen into a bit of a rut, relying on the same recipes far more often than I would like to.  So, I have decided it is time to experiment a little bit more to see if I can concoct a few of my favorite foods into "fun-free" recipes.

What is "Fun-Free" food?

My husband playfully calls my gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free recipes "happy-free, fun-free, joy-free recipes." Both titles are a bit long, so he shortened his to "fun-free" and it was so much easier to say that the label stuck. (For the record, my hubby has also declared he liked the fun-free versions of some meals I have served better than the original recipe.)

I have decided I will begin watching the challenges that appear at The Daring Kitchen, in hopes there may be a challenge I can adapt enough to share with you.  And, I will use this blog as a place to keep track fun-free recipes my family feels should be "Make Again" meals.

Although I avoid gluten, I do not have Celiac Disease, so cross-contamination is not a concern for me. Therefore, some of the recipes I label gluten-free may require more caution for anyone with Celiac Disease. (I am learning as I go...)

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