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Christmas Sangria

This drink combines the dry flavor of the red wine with a little sweetness and some holiday flavor. The bourbon gives it a punch and the rosemary gives it a woodsy vibe. ...

Broccoli and pancetta frittata: the easiest and best breakfast

Frittatas are so easy and so good. Recently I discovered that you can cook them in one pan too, which is a game changer over here (I’m all about less cleanup). I use a seasoned cast iron skillet similar to this one for this recipe. I used broccoli, pancetta...

Gluten free cranberry dark chocolate oatmeal cookies

So I definitely missed National Cookie Day last week. For a food blogger, this is kind of a crime. But never fear, I am making it up to you! We baked these a few days ago and are still enjoying them. Six tablespoons butter (unsalted) 3/4 cup brown sugar,...

Top ten gifts for the cook in your life

We all know that one person who lives in the kitchen and loves creating food. In my house, that person is me! These gift ideas are all under $50, and are all products I own and use (or something very similar) or have personally added to my own Christmas...

The top five cooking toy gifts to get kids for Christmas

My kids love “helping” me cook. They love — even more— stealing my cooking utensils and “cooking” things in the back yard with mud and leaves. These cooking toys are good enough to keep them out of my stash and make them happy on Christmas morning! These are affiliate...

Tuscan peasant soup made gluten-free

My sister in law got me a copy of Marcella Hazan’s “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking” for my birthday, and I’ve spent the last week reading it cover to cover. It’s an amazing cookbook, especially if you are a cookbook fangirl like I am. One recipe stuck out to...

Gluten-free empanadas

Empanadas have always been a favorite of mine, because what’s not to like about what is basically meat and pie crust? I decided to give these a shot and they are now a staple. They pair well with a soup and are great on their own as a light...

Fast cabbage slaw with tarragon dressing

This one came from a need to use a head of cabbage I’d picked from the garden for this recipe. I’d only used a couple of leaves and wanted to do something with the rest before it became forgotten in my crisper. I also had some fresh snap peas...

Healthy chocolate protein shakes

This one is a kid favorite. And a hot tip, the leftovers can be combined with some baileys for Mom for after they go to bed. Recipe: Two tablespoons good cocoa powder, a half scoop of grassfed whey, about three cups ice, one cup coconut milk (the kind in...

The absolute best Saturday night meal: Salmon tostadas

This meal has been a favorite in our family for years. You can use whatever fish you like or have on hand to sub for the salmon, and if you want to make it paleo just omit the beans and cheese and have it in a lettuce or cabbage...

Cranberry Custard Pie

I have a little trick at the holidays. I am sensitive to gluten and dairy, which is easy to avoid on main dishes like turkey. But for dessert it’s a little more dicey, so I always bring one of my own. I’ve had this recipe rolling around in my...

Chicken in Saffron Broth

This dish started with me flipping through one of Julia Child’s cookbooks and seeing something called “Pot-Au-Feu.” It looked good, if a little complicated. In Julia’s recipe, she trussed the chicken and stuffed it with homemade dressing before placing it in the boiling water. That sounded great, but I...

Welcome to Modern Hippie Kitchen!

Welcome to my new blog! A little background: I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is gluten-free, and...