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People are essential. Food is essential. We need both of these in order to live happy and healthy lives. Good food and good company– when done right, the two go hand-in-hand splendidly and joyfully nourish the soul.

But alas, life isn’t always so dreamy. Many of us have food issues such as allergy, aversion, intolerance, medical necessity, or philosophical/religious adherence. provides recipes and hints to navigate you through easily creating comforting food that works with several food issues so that you can focus on what really matters—spending time with friends and family while eating well.

Nothing with junk. A nod to good health. Abundant flavor. Comfort is a must.

These Ain’t Typical Recipes is not a site built around standard menus and fad diets. I (Katherine) have developed each recipe to address one or more food issues for the people in my everyday life. I want to share these recipes with you so that you may cook comforting food for those essential persons in your life. Each recipe on has been lovingly crafted from scratch by me or has been carefully tweaked by me based on tried-and-true recipes from renowned chefs and home cooks whom I trust.

To keep things simple, each article is tagged so that you can easily identify those that work with ingredients and food issues that speak to your unique needs. The food issues and diet plans currently addressed include

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Low-FODMAP
  • Low-lactose
  • Migraine warning
  • Nut-free
  • Oil-free
  • Onion-free
  • Pet-friendly
  • Soy-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free

Each page is printable for your immediate use. Just go to the Tool Bar atop your Web Browser, click on File/Print, and it will bring up a printable recipe without unnecessary photos and such. Or if you are green and paperless, you can easily click on one of the social media buttons. does not screen the recipes and contents of this site with a nutritionist, a medical doctor, a therapist, nor a trained chef.