Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I’ve been in a chicken salad, toasted sourdough, glass of iced tea kind of mood lately.

You too? Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

If you follow a Low-FODMAP diet

If you are gluten free

If you are dairy free

If you just have a hankering for delicious chicken salad…

…then this low-maintenance recipe is for you!! Continue reading

Southwest Salsa (Cowboy Caviar)

Looking for a healthy dish to pass this weekend? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

Sweet, tangy, and so healthy I don’t even feel bad eating this with tortilla chips.gluten free cowboy caviar

Because really, I’m just looking for any good excuse to eat chips.

Quickly throw these ingredients together for a delicious side dish. My husband (who isn’t a huge fan of beans) will eat this by the bowl full! It marinates in the refrigerator overnight, making it an easy dish to pass at your summer Barbecue!

This dish is naturally gluten free. Which just adds to the awesome. Continue reading

Simple Meal Planning in 5 Easy Steps

5 easy steps to simple meal planningIf there’s one question that makes me cringe inside, it’s the one that awaits me at the end of every day.

What’s for dinner?

Ugh. Another reminder that I forgot to plan. Again.

It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming. We literally eat every day. So why does the task of putting together a plateful of meals feel like nails on the chalkboard of my food soul?

Why is meal planning so dang hard? Continue reading

Good Morning Oatmeal: with coconut milk, bananas, & pecans (low-fodmap)

Want a fabulous way to start your day? A quick breakfast that leaves your taste buds happy and you full of energy?Low Fodmap oatmeal with coconut milk, bananas, and pecans

Oatmeal. You know…those little flakes collecting dust in your pantry?

This breakfast is classic but I just HAD to share this recipe. Watching my husband eat this concoction lately inspired me. I tried this combo at work and was all smiles. I may have greeted those around me with, “Good morning!” and then with added gumption, “I’m really enjoying my oatmeal!!” Awkward. Just awkward.

So in light of not scaring my co-workers, I decided to share my enthusiasm with you all instead! Be glad. Be very glad. Continue reading

Gluten Free Pasta with Sausage, Cherry Peppers, & Red Wine

Ok, it’s official. I think I’m in love. With sausage and cherry peppers, that is. Whoever arranged this marriage was genius.

I discovered this meal at a fancy Italian bistro and truth be told, I was a little timid. I mean, who can pronounce all those fancy words like scarpariello? And what the heck were cherry peppers anyway?pasta with sausage, cherry peppers, and red wine

To my surprise, recreating the dish at home was quite easy and successful! Which left me wondering, what would Scarpariello taste like with tomato sauce and red wine? In one word? Awesome. Delicious. Fan-freakin-tastic. Ok, maybe that’s three words.

Did I mention this is also Low-Fodmap and Gluten Free? Continue reading

Low Fodmap Pasta Salad with Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella

In stubborn defiance of the storms descending upon us, we grilled Brats. In hats and gloves. Because we can. I even put tulips on my table and made some pasta salad to top off our little mutiny.Low Fodmap pasta salad with tomato basil and mozzarella

Whether rain or shine (oh look, more snow), it can still be Spring in my heart. Ergo, pasta salad. Who says you have to wait til summer?

This gluten free, low fodmap pasta salad got my seasonal taste buds going! A classic combination of tomato, basil, and mozzarella that is fresh and satisfying. Pretty sure I had two helpings and then went back for more. I threw this together in 15 minutes. You could add onion too if you so desire. I gave the flavors at least an hour to get friendly in the fridge. Or you could eat it right away. I won’t judge. Continue reading

Sugar Cookies Made with Love, not gluten

Valentine’s Day brings out the sweet tooth in all of us. And nothing says love like those little heart shaped sugar cookies. So cute and tiny and practically guilt free. At least that’s what I tell myself.sugar cookies made with love not gluten

I baked an entire batch of these at Christmas (reindeer shapes, of course) and they were gone immediately. I was literally rolling out my last ball of dough, watching sneaky little hands do a drive by on the other side of the island, swiping fresh cookies off the plate. All night my family kept dipping into my gluten free container when I wasn’t looking (you know who you are). Continue reading

When in a Blizzard, Make Coffee Cake

When the weather man calls for a blizzard, you batten down the hatches…and make coffee cake. Because when the power goes out, you want a flashlight in one hand and a fork in the other.in a blizzard make gluten free coffee cake

Home made coffee cake is so easy, and it fills your home with bold aromas like nutmeg and cinnamon! Soft, warm, sugary goodness. A great companion for breakfast, afternoon snack, and dessert. Or when there’s a white out in your backyard.

So let’s procrastinate that shoveling a little while longer. Enjoy some cake and coffee while that snow piles up on the driveway. Continue reading