Blueberry Hand Pies

Kelley NunnDessert, Recipes

Blueberry Hand Pie

These hand pies are SO delicious, you won’t be able to tell they’re gluten-free or migraine-free. [recipe title=”Blueberry Hand Pies” servings=”8″ time=”45min – 1hr” difficulty=”Easy-Medium”] Ingredients: Pie Crust: 2 Cups 1:1 Gluten Free Flour Blend 1 Cup Butter 2 Tbs Honey 1 tsp Salt 1/3 Cup Flour Blend (for slurry) 1/2 Cup Cold Water (for slurry) Pie Filling: 2 Cups Blueberries 1/4 Cup Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 1 Egg (for egg-wash) Cinnamon Sugar (for sprinkling on top) Directions: To make crust, see Pie Crust recipe. Roll out dough into eight 4-5 inch rounds, each 1/4″ thick, then set them aside. … Read More

Pie Crust

Kelley NunnDessert, Recipes

This pie crust recipe (adapted from One Lovely Life) is as delicious, if not better, than non-GF/MF alternatives. We use this crust to make Blueberry Hand Pies! [recipe title=”Pie Crust” servings=”8″ time=”15 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”] Adapted From: Ingredients: 2 Cups 1:1 Gluten Free Flour Blend 1 Cup Butter 2 Tbs Honey 1 tsp Salt 1/3 Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend (for slurry) 1/2 Cup Cold Water (for slurry) Directions: Add two cups of flour to a large bowl. Cut the butter into small pats and add it to the flour using a pastry blender or knife until pea-sized crumby texture. Work in honey … Read More

Chicken and Dumplings

Kelley NunnDinner, Recipes

MF Chicken and Dumplings

This warm and satisfying comfort food is a family favorite of ours! [recipe title=”Chicken and Dumplings” servings=”6-8″ time=”1 hour” difficulty=”Medium”] Adapted from: Ingredients: 11/2 lbs Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast (cubed and cooked) 2 Large Carrots (sliced) 1 cup Frozen Peas 1 cup Frozen Corn 4-5 Small Potatoes 1/2 cup Butter 1/2 cup Chopped Shallots 1/2 cup Gluten-free Flour 3/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper 1/4 tsp Celery Seed 1/4 tsp Thyme 21/2 cups Homemade Chicken Broth 1 cup Milk Biscuits: 2 cups Gluten-Free Bisquick (Follow instructions on box to make biscuits) Directions: Preheat oven to 400˚F. Cut potatoes into … Read More

Homemade Chicken Broth

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Chicken Noodle Soup made with Homemade Chicken Broth

Note: Most store-bought chicken broths, bouillon cubes, etc. contain MSG. If your migraines are problematic or disabling, it may be best to make your own chicken broth. Making homemade broth is surprisingly easy and simple! [recipe title=”Homemade Chicken Broth” servings=”14-16 cups” time=”5+ hours” difficulty=”Easy-Medium”] Ingredients: 1 Chicken Carcass (Best to get a rotisserie/roasted chicken from grocery store and save the carcass) — Watch for added nitrates/nitrites, onion flavorings, and other migraine triggers in chicken 1 Shallot 2 Carrots 3-4 Cloves of Garlic 2 Stalks of Celery Salt & Pepper to Taste 14-16 cups of Water Directions: Place the chicken carcass … Read More

Roasted Vegetables

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Roasted Red Peppers, Carrots, & Garlic

  [recipe title=”Roasted Vegetables” servings=”4-6″ time=”35-40 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”] Ingredients: 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 tsp Paprika 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of Cayenne Pepper 1/4 tsp Ground Red Pepper 1/2 tsp Salt 2 Large Red Bell Peppers, cut into wedges/slices 1 Large Green or Yellow Zucchini, cut into 1/4″ rounds 10-12 Carrots, cut lengthwise and halved 1 Small Egg Plant, cut into 1/4″ half-moons Cloves of 1 Garlic Directions: Line 2 baking sheets, preferably will a small lip, with foil. Use some olive oil or butter to grease sheets. Put cut vegetables into large bowl. Add olive oil, … Read More

Canoeing at Lums Pond State Park!

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Me, looking excited to go canoeing!

East End of Lums Pond West End of Lums Pond For the past few weeks, I’ve wanted to explore Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. Lums Pond spans over 200 acres and is surrounded by several hundred acres of new-growth woodlands, which serve as breeding grounds for a number of songbird species. The trails are mostly flat and the North side of the pond is divided into 6 areas, each of which has parking and trails to the water—all perfect for someone who can’t tolerate too much continuous walking. Hannah Greenberg, who works at the park, had been seeing … Read More

Cayenne Pepper & Garlic Popcorn

Kelley NunnRecipes, Snacks

Cayenne Pepper & Garlic Popcorn

[recipe title=’Cayenne Pepper & Garlic Popcorn’ servings=’1-2′ time=’5min’ difficulty=’Easy’] Ingredients: Ingredients can easily be doubled/tripled (depending on the size of your popping container) for more servings, which can easily be saved for eating later. 2 Tbsp Popcorn Kernels 1 Tbsp Canola Oil 1/8 tsp Salt 1-2 Pinches Garlic Powder 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper Directions: Retrieve a 1-quart cooking pot and matching lid. Set burner to medium heat (any hotter will burn the popcorn and spices). Add 1 Tbsp of Canola Oil and 3 popcorn kernels to the cooking pot. These kernels are test kernels that will let you know when … Read More

First Non-paved-trail Bird Walk at Marsh Creek State Park

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Marsh Creek State Park

I was very excited to have the chance to go on a bird walk led by Larry Lewis at Marsh Creek State Park today! This is the first non-paved-trail bird walk (besides the walks at Longwood Gardens, which are on paved paths) that I have been able to attend. The walk started beside the lake and continued up into the bordering woods. Unfortunately, the winds were strong, keeping most songbirds down and quiet. We started walking along a gravel pathway that bordered the lake edge. There were very few birds seen or heard, but we did manage to encounter a Brown … Read More

Trip to Bombay Hook!

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

December 19th was the first trip to Bombay Hook that I took after being diagnosed with migraines. I was still mostly bed-ridden, but intensely wanted to expand my boundaries and try birding more of the DE shoreline. We planned and packed extensively for the day; I had loads of migraine-free food and water in the car, and felt reasonably anxious about driving 1.25 hours from home. Besides driving 8 hours to the Cleveland Clinic in May, I hadn’t been more than 30 minutes from home in over 6 months (with the exception of a few distant doctor’s appointments). The day was … Read More

Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Kelley NunnDinner, Recipes

[recipe title=’Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken’ servings=’4′ time=’25min’ difficulty=’Medium’] Adapted From: Ingredients: 4 Chicken Cutlets 4 Slices of Deli-sliced American Cheese 2 Cups Spinach 1 1/2 Tbsp Butter 3 gloves of garlic Salt Pepper 1-2 Cups of Wild Rice Directions: Cook wild rice in rice cooker, or per stove top instructions. In a pan, add garlic and 1/2 Tbsp of butter, let simmer until butter is melted. Stir in spinach. Sauté for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper, adding other spices if desired. To the top side of … Read More

Baked Apples

Kelley NunnDessert, Recipes

[recipe title=’Baked Apples’ servings=’6′ time=’45min – 1hr’ difficulty=’Medium’] Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 6 medium baking apples, peeled and cored 2/3 cup gluten free cup-to-cup flour 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 3 Tbsp canola oil or melted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in a bowl. Roll apples in sugar-cinnamon mixture, then place in buttered 8×8 baking pan. Spoon remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture into the empty core of the apples if desired. In mixing bowl, combine flour, 2/3 … Read More

Chicken & Spinach Wrap

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[recipe title=’Chicken & Spinach Wrap’ servings=’1′ time=’5-10min’ difficulty=’Easy’] Ingredients: 3-4 oz Left-over Seasoned Roasted Chicken 1 oz Deli Sliced American Cheese 1/2 cup Fresh Baby Spinach or Kale 1/4 cup Cooked Wild or White Rice 1 LaTortilla Factory Wheat Free/Gluten Free Ancient Grain Ivory Teff Wrap Mustard Directions: Place cheese, chicken and rice on the tortilla, then microwave for 30 seconds. Add baby spinach/kale and mustard to taste. Roll wrap, tucking in the ends. Cut in half, or eat whole. [/recipe] Share Tweet Share Pin2 +1Shares 2