Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 8.19.2014

Welcome to my blog! If you like what you’re reading, subscribe to my RSS feed and never miss a recipe. Thanks for visiting! Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in… 

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Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas (and a giveaway!)

There is something special about tortillas. I wouldn’t call them a comfort food, but there’s nothing better than being able to eat a soft taco stuffed to the brim with all the fixin’s. You know what I mean?! These Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas are totally legit. They look like the real thing (a gluten-filled white… 

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Moist Carrot Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

So, since it’s my birthday, it’s only fitting that you get a present, too, right?!  ……. YES!  I gift you CAKE! A recipe for Moist Carrot Cake with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting, that’s gluten and dairy free, of course!   This recipe is lower in sugar and fat than most carrot cake recipes, but certainly isn’t lacking… 

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Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately… there’s been a LOT going on! First things first, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this amazing opportunity:  Enter for a chance to WIN a Blendtec, Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor, and lots of other amazing prizes over at March Muffin… 

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Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Lazy Mom’s Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

In addition to painting my nails and eating bon bons all day (lol), I happen to LOVE easy “lazy” meals. After I do homeschool with the girls in the afternoon, I often test and experiment with 2-3 recipes, so by the time dinner rolls around I’m out of steam and don’t want to cook anything… 

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Chocolate Covered Vanilla Ice Cream Bon Bons

One more bon bon recipe! I’m a fan a berry flavored ice cream when it’s paired with chocolate, but many of you on Facebook clearly told me you weren’t, so I wanted to make sure you weren’t left out of the bon bon party.  ;)  These Chocolate Covered Vanilla Ice Cream Bon Bons are begging… 

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Chocolate Covered Raspberry Ice Cream Bon Bons

My husband and I share an inside joke that all I do at home (since I’m a stay at home mom) is paint my nails and eat bon bons. Again, it’s a joke, but I really do like to paint my nails (I have a love affair with nail polish), in addition to all of… 

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Dairy Free Macaroni & Cheese

When I gave up dairy it was very difficult for me to also give up my macaroni and cheese. Well… okay, honestly it was hard to give up cow’s milk dairy cheese in general. There is something to be said about the distinct flavors of Gorgonzola, creamy Havarti or a sharp cheddar, and it is… 

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Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce

Do you ever get stuck in a dinner rut? Where you feel incredibly uninspired to prepare meals, so you end up fixing the same things over and over again? That’s been me this past week, although fortunately it doesn’t happen often. Oddly enough, this recipe for Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce… 

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Berry Spinach Detox Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Weather: overcast & cloudy, 17 degrees (F) Not food related, but are you a fan of Despicable Me? Or are your kids? Some good family friends recently bought our girls Despicable Me 2 Monopoly. What a HOOT that game is! I highly recommend it for kids; it’s much easier to play and learn than the… 

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Cheap & Easy Beef Jerky Strips Using Ground Beef

Although definitely cheaper than store bought, making your own homemade beef jerky can still be costly. It all depends on the type and cut of meat used. London broil is one of my favorite meats to make jerky with, but it costs roughly $10-12 a pound (here in Alaska, anyways), so using it on a… 

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