Dairy Free

Pork Chops with Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 25, 2013

Oh.my.yum-ness. Here’s how this pork chop recipe went down. I found some pork chops in the freezer that I’d purchased before Austin was born. And I also came across a bag of fresh cranberries that I’d dropped in the freezer during the holidays. I was *supposed* to make and bring homemade cranberry sauce to our […]


Lentil Stew with Pita Chips

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 6, 2013

{$5 Dinners - Rice and Beans Budget Board} I discovered lentils when we lived in the Dominican Republic. I don’t think I’d eaten them ever in my life before moving down there. At first, I wasn’t too sure about them…as they way we cooked them while in the DR, they were still fairly bland. But I’ve since […]


Gluten Free, No Bake Energy Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 1, 2013

So. I’m on maternity leave. But I have a problem. I really can’t sit still. We’ve been so blessed with oodles of help and gobs of food. Which has allowed me extra time to “sit still.” But, I just don’t sit still well. Despite my best efforts. At least 12 times a day, I have […]


Dana’s Stir Fry Cabbage

by Dana S on January 31, 2013

Cabbage is an often overlooked veggie. But at less than 50 cents per #, it is a wonderful, inexpensive option to add to your vegetable rotation. Cabbage is rich in fiber and vitamin C. One of my favorite ways to prepare cabbage is to stir fry it with onions. Stir frying it allows it to slightly caramelize which […]


Alea from Premeditated Leftovers has written up a delicious Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chocolate Cake recipe for us!  So delicious that her daughter even said it didn’t need frosting!  WHAT?!  However, she did include a delightful dairy free butter cream frosting for those that need frosting on cake. Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake […]


Alea’s Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

by Alea on January 15, 2013

I love being able to serve Sunday dinner shortly after arriving home from church. But I don’t like leaving the oven on while we are gone. I do feel comfortable leaving the slow cooker on, so I occasionally use it to make Honey Glazed Ham. I can cook the ham for one hour on high, […]


Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 14, 2013

So this dish I made with the intention of my husband and I eating for lunch. But it could certainly be a main dish in and of itself, or a delicious side dish with some grilled chicken or steaks. The reason I made this as a “lunch dish,” is the Brussels sprouts. My kiddos are […]


BBQ Chicken Topped Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 28, 2012

I’ve been on a potato kick lately. Big, big potato kick. Totally pregnancy related. But still, a big kick. I think it’s the butter. I generally eat a low-fat diet and I sense that when baby needs to grow and needs some fat, I crave potatoes. Because my body knows that I will slather butter […]


{Repin it} I’ve posted a new recipe for Gluten Free Oven Blueberry Pancakes over on my Food Allergies on a Budget Website! Print, save or share with your GF friends!


Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Roast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 12, 2012

So pork tenderloins were on super sale last week. So I bought one…with the intention of cutting it in half to use for 2 meals. I’d originally thought I would make 2 different meals, but as I was mixing this recipe up…I was completely overcome with the smells of the cranberry sauce and the many […]