Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blueberry Quinoa Cereal

This post reflects two of the things in life that I enjoy a lot right now:
1) Breakfast
2) Quinoa
I could easily have breakfast foods for dinner (and often do!). Quinoa is a relatively new discovery for me, and I love that it's so versatile (here is a recipe I tried for a Greek cuisine-inspired salad).
Here is a sweet breakfast/snack option, which is similar to oatmeal. It's super quick and easy. And the blueberries make it all purple, which is fun!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Something I never thought I'd say....

I like kale chips.

Before this month, I had never eaten kale. My mom (the adventurous-eater type) told me she wanted to try to make kale chips, and she knew that I would help her eat them. So we tried them.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mystery Ingredient Recipes, Part 2

I love this coffee cake! I honestly never thought that I'd ever eat a coffee cake like this post-Gluten Free. And this was a definite success, even with my non-GF friends!! That makes me smile :) And the mystery ingredient? White beans.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Southwestern Chicken Taquitos

 These yummy chicken taquitos are adapted from this recipe from Chef in Training. My sister and I have made these several times within the past couple of weeks. We added chopped spinach and black beans, which were very nice additions! I also used cooked turkey meat from the deli this time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Let me introduce you to a book that, personally, I think everyone should read.
But that's just my 2 cents ;)
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
I'd heard from several people that this was a good book, but really had no idea what it was about, except that one friend told me, "It's about being thankful." I could always use help in that department. And honestly, half the reason I bought it was because of the pretty picture on the front...and it was on sale :)
It was well worth it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mystery ingredient recipes, part 1

This post is in honor of my mom :)
Since I'm getting my wisdom teeth out this weekend, I'm planning on living on applesauce, fruit smoothies, and scrambled eggs for the next few days. Oh, and mashed cauliflower, of course :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nutella, refined sugar free. Enough said. :)

OK, I know I said I'd do vegetables for the next couple of posts, but I couldn't resist posting this chocolate's that sweet tooth, I tell you! ;)
This chocolate hazelnut spread comes from Amy Green's cookbook at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. The first time I heard about Nutella, it was from a teenager friend who had just returned from a vacation trip in Australia.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Might I have a bit of earth?"

"Might I," quavered Mary, "might I have a bit of earth?"
..."Earth!" he repeated. "What do you mean?"
"To plant seeds in--to make things grow--to see them come alive," Mary faltered...Mr. Craven got up and began to walk slowly across the room.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Southwestern" Crepes, and the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

It is once again time for this month's Gluten Free Ratio Rally! The challenge: Crepes. I've already been playing around some with crepes, here, in preparation for this challenge. At first I had no idea what I wanted to try, but I'm very proud of the final result.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Roasted Asparagus

Veggies are soon coming into season, and I'd like to share some of my favorites in the coming posts...
Even if you're not a huge vegetable fan, you should try these; they're not just your normal raw carrots with ranch! Veggies can taste good! :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

I don't know about you, but in my area, spring is officially peaking it's head around the corner, and I am ready for it! My spring wreath has gone up on my front door (I've unofficially nominated March 1st as the "start" of spring for me). I am so enjoying the feel of the warm sun, and hear the birds makes me happy :)