Author Archives: Vandy Roadifer

About Vandy Roadifer

Vandy Roadifer has a M.S. in Human Nutrition and lives with complex chronic illnesses, which includes many food allergies and sensitivities. She enjoys creating and sharing great tasting recipes that fit her lifestyle, discussing food related topics, and educating people on how best to meet their individual nutritional needs from an evidence based perspective.

Low Sugar Fruitcake

I love fruitcake, but the candied fruits used in most of them are filled with added sugar. This year I made plans in advance and candied my own fruits. This required quite a bit of preparation prior to baking day … Continue reading

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Low Carb Peppermint Cream Cheese Cookies

One of my favorite winter flavors is peppermint and this year I decided to try my hand at making low carb peppermint cookies. I’m pretty happy with the results. I used sugar free peppermint discs, crushing them with a hammer … Continue reading

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Low Carb Pie Crust

I’ve used this pie crust recipe for years and just realized I never posted it on its own. Usually I half the recipe since I make single crust and/or mini pies and it works just as well. When transferring into … Continue reading

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Low Carb Yeast Bread

After five test loaves, three of them in the past week, I finally perfected a low carb yeast bread that is close to the look and texture of white wheat bread. I used whey protein isolate along with lupin flour … Continue reading

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Low Carb Goat Cheese Thyme Crackers

I have a hard time passing up good deals on cheese so, when I found a one kilogram log of outdated goat cheese for $3 at a local outlet grocery store, I knew I had to find a good way … Continue reading

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Tomato Free Italian Plum Sauce

Tomatoes and other nightshade vegetables/fruits currently increase my inflammation and pain levels so I’m always looking for alternatives. Last week I made an Italian plum based barbecue sauce that tasted surprisingly like tomato based sauces so I decided to experiment. … Continue reading

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Sausage & Kale Crustless Quiche

Crustless quiches, aka baked fritattas, are one of my go-to dishes when I want an easy and nutritious meal. This one was inspired by what I had on hand. I made my own beef Italian style sausage by seasoning ground … Continue reading

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