AngelicaAngelica Rose is a full-time mother, aromatherapy business owner, yoga teacher, free lance graphic designer and homemaker. Over the past few years she has been working on making cooking more efficient and more nutritious for herself and her family.

“I had a restricted diet for many years, but I trudged through with very boring food for a long time. My daughter requires a little more, taste, so that’s when my journey into cooking really began. I started cooking full-time (that means every meal every day!) because of my daughter’s allergies when she was born. We had to be free of just about anything artificial, and free of anything that was even a possible allergy, including off-the-wall items like garlic. Try to find a place where you can order organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, yeast-free, sugar-free, garlic-free, preservative-free, non-GMO food, and you will find extremely little.

My husband lovingly calls this allergy free diet an “ingredient free diet” and many times wondered how I could find anything to cook at all! He was so happy the day I perfected the blueberry pie. Yes, blueberry pie. And it’s good. And it’s super easy.

I am not a professional chef. I have never even had a cooking class. This is all intuition and love for my family, with a lot of trial and error and research. Having a toddler, I have to make cooking time entertaining for her as well, so some of that information is here as well. I hope this will help other families who may have “ingredient free diets” or anyone wanting fast, nutritious home-cooked meals to see that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to cook great food.

Oh, and by the way, I’m a health nut in all areas so we don’t even have a microwave. We chucked it years ago once we learned about the toxic effect it has on the body. Here is an article listing the Top 5 Reasons Not to Use a Microwave. And yes, you can cook quickly and much more nutritiously without a microwave!”

Anna (short for Annapurna, the goddess of food) is my Kitchen Fairy given to me by my loving friends. From the moment she has been in the kitchen, yummy recipe ideas just come, and there is finally joy in cooking! So here she is on the site, to inspire you as well!

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