About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.

Dairy-free, Gluten-free Chaffles

CHICKEN WAFFLES (DF) CHAFFELS (CARNIVORE / KETO) I’ve posted before how I love to poach chicken in the Instant Pot based on the “Game Changing” Instant Pot Chicken poaching technique developed by Amy and Jacky of PressureCookRecipes.com, and I love to make a big batch. I do 6-7 pounds of chicken thighs at a time. […]

Instant Pot Victoria Sponge Sandwich

Anyone who knows me knows several things about me that are constant: I love to cook, especially for other people. My passion is baking. I love The Great British Bake Off show and have followed it since the beginning. I love all things English Tea and enjoy having and attending Tea Parties. Did I already […]

Gluten-free Potato Knish Bites

Kosher for PassoverDairy-freeMakes 30 muffin-size knishes but it can be halved easily for 15Caramelized Onions24 ounces ( 1 ½ pounds) of onions (I prefer Vidalia) *I weigh after removing the peels and ends 2 Tablespoons avocado oil 2 Tablespoons butter (I prefer Kerrygold) *sub with oil for dairy-free more oil as neededwater as needed Potato […]

Stacking Tips for Steel Egg Bite Cups

Push Pan / Mini Mold Cups Stacking Tips Having 2 sets of Hatrigo Push Pan and 7 Egg Bite Cup sets works perfectly for me because I make double batches in my mini mold cups all the time. My favorite is making 14 of my Cheeseburger Egg Bites. My daughter eats 2 of these every […]

Keto Dairy-Free Chicken Pizza Crusts

Very low carb count pizza crust? Non-dairy? Gluten-free? What? What can this magic be? How could this possibly work or better yet how could this taste good? Yes, it’s true. Yes, it’s easy. Yes, it’s completely dairy-free, gluten-free and very low carb. And YES, it tastes delicious and works extremely well for a pizza crust. […]

Review: Just Great Stuff Powdered Peanut Butter

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POWDER JUST GREAT STUFF! Oh. My. Goodness. Chocolate peanut butter powder! Organic ingredients, lightly sweetened, low calorie and fat, gluten-free and vegan? Who woulda thought? Ingredients; Powdered Peanut Butter Organic Peanuts, Organic Coconut Sugar, Sea Salt. Ingredients; Powdered Chocolate Peanut Butter Organic Peanuts, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cocoa Powder (Dutch Alkalized), Organic […]

WonderMix Heavy Duty Mixer Review

I compared the WonderMix function to function against the Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Bosch Universal, Ankarsrum Kitchen Assistent, and in all the tests, the WonderMix performed much better than the KitchenAid and Ankersrum and matched the Bosch in some functions and outperformed the Bosch in others.

Book Review: Aquafaba

Aquafaba: Sweet and Savory Vegan Recipes Made Egg-Free with the Magic of Bean Water by Zsu Dever released Oct 4, 2016  reflects the ground-breaking discovery that has set the culinary world afire with egg-free and oil-free possibilities from meringues to marshmallows to mayonnaise to butter to baking and more. New recipes for using aquafaba (the juice from cooking beans) appear […]

My Eggless Whole Wheat Challah Using Aquafaba

  Challah was a staple in my home growing up and was on the Shabbat table every Friday night alongside the candles. The Challah was white bread, light, fluffy and ever-so-slightly sweet. Challah was and still is my favorite bread. It was the one I learned to make and the one I still make regularly […]

Non-Dairy Milk Maker Updated

When we first went dairy-free more than 20 years ago, we used soy milk as that was the most widely available and most recommended. I began making soy milk at home and tried many methods, which were time-consuming, messy and not much fun, especially with young children to care for. I finally found the quickest, easiest and […]