In-A-Pinch Dinner Idea: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

In-a-pinch Dinner Idea: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | RachaelRoehmholdt.comI’m still getting the hang of this new mom business. Despite the fact that my son is now 7 months old, I still feel like some days I’m barely past the first three weeks of this new life. Many of the things I once did effortlessly, now feel like they require all the stars to align to make them happen.

Like getting a shower in or getting dressed. Or drying my hair, getting makeup on (neither of these two things happens most mornings at my house), or staying on top of laundry and the kitchen chores. Finally – dinner doesn’t always seem to happen like I plan most nights.

Menu planning is one of this mama’s best friends, but occasionally the plan doesn’t go according to plan. Some days are off for whatever reason. An unexpected late meeting for my husband. An off-schedule nap routine that throws the evening off. Or (more often than not) when I forget to take meat – or a make-ahead meal – out of the freezer.

These are the nights I need to have something on hand for my in-a-pinch meal. Stuffed sweet potatoes are it. It’s my go-to meal when we have nothing else ready for three reasons:

  1. It’s ridiculously easy
  2. It takes only a few minutes
  3. It’s healthy and tastes great

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Gluten-free Dairy-free Cheat Sheets Now Available!

Are you just starting out on your gluten-free dairy-free journey and need some expert help in the kitchen? Or are you already living the GFDF life and want a handy resource? Whichever you are, you’re going to love these cheat sheets!

I’ve created these six gluten-free dairy-free cheat sheets to help you take instant action on upgrading your pantry and fridge. You can use these lists to take stock of what you already have on hand and to replenish your kitchen with delicious, healthy and affordable gluten-free dairy-free foods.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cheat Sheets |

Here’s what you’re going to get when you purchase the sheets:

  • The Many Names of Gluten and Dairy
  • Stocking Your Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Fridge
  • Stocking Your Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pantry
  • Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Basic Shopping List
  • Great Gluten-free Dairy-Free Products
  • Gluten-Free Flour Conversions

Seriously, I wish I had these years ago, they would have saved me a lot of stress, anxiety and confusion!



Gluten-free Dairy-free Biscuit & Gravy Recipe

Gluten-free Dairy-free Biscuits and Gravy | RachaelRoehmholdt.comI’ve always been a big fan of breakfast. When I was younger, my mom always made special breakfasts every Sunday morning before the whole family headed off to church.

It was never anything too fancy – waffles, pancakes, or eggs, toast and bacon. But it left a lasting impression that breakfast could and should be simple during the weekdays and a little more interesting once the weekend came around.

All through my early adulthood, I would still hold this tradition in place – making waffles, frittatas, or pancakes on the weekend (admittedly, I never seemed to completely master the non-burnt pancake-making skill). I started to discover just how much I loved creating a homemade breakfast of my own – for myself and now – my husband too.

One of the few recipes I mastered – before going gluten-free and dairy-free (and for now egg-free), was biscuits and gravy. It wasn’t like I made them from scratch or anything – but they were a decadent treat that I looked forward to a few times a year.

I’d pop open a can of biscuits (you know the ones), toss them in the oven and get to work on my sausage gravy. I have to tell you that once I learned how to make gravy in my early 20’s, almost every recipe I made was slathered in it.

I said “sayonara” to gravy when I left gluten and dairy in the dust a few years ago. I never tried to recreate it – because well, gravy is mostly delicious because of the flour and the milk. And biscuits just didn’t seem like biscuits if they weren’t made with all-purpose flour. Or so I thought. [Read more…]