Gluten-Free

Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

January 12, 2014
Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

It’s almost Superbowl time, and you know what that means: Snacks and Commercials! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for more ingenuity and a lot less shock value this year.  (I’m looking at you, GoDaddy). If you’re short on time, but still want to impress your friends with a stunning appetizer, this tapenade […]

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Coconut Chicken Chili

January 5, 2014
Coconut Chicken Chili #glutenfree

What a week! My beloved Sooners won the Sugar Bowl, my sorry KC Chiefs choked in the playoffs (again), and Jeff and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. Oh, and I made my first batch of coconut chicken chili. Friends, this is good. So good.  Serve over rice or quinoa with a sprinkle of cilantro […]

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Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013
Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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Woodland Holiday Snack Mix

December 20, 2013
Woodland Holiday Snack Mix Gift Jar #glutenfree

One of my favorite holiday memories takes place in my childhood kitchen. Mom and I would throw on our aprons and bake all day. Pecan dreams, gingersnaps, cranberry bread and puppy chow. Grandma’s fudge, spiced tea, and our favorite savory snack mix. We would bundle it all up and take plates, jars, and pretty tins […]

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Butternut Squash Gluten-Free Pizza

December 19, 2013
Butternut Squash Pizza from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

I’ve been going back through some older recipes from my pre-celiac or “PC days” as Gluten Dude would say and making them over to be gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.  One of my favorites that I used to make all the time was a butternut squash pizza.  I would get the fresh pizza dough from Trader […]

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BLD: Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. – The Cookbook!

December 12, 2013
BLD - Breakfast Lunch Dinner: A cookbook fundraiser for adoption

*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography.  What […]

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My Favorite Christmas Recipes

December 5, 2013
Beet Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

I’ve been coughing so much this week that my ribs are bruised (though hopefully not cracked).  My head is swimming in a fog of cold medicine, and you really don’t want to see what I look like right now. But I desperately want to get into the holiday cheer mode, so I thought I would […]

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Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

November 30, 2013
Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (#glutenfree, #vegan, #raw)

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decide what to make for the rest of your holiday gatherings.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy twist on pumpkin pie!   Hi everyone, McKel here again! I’m glad to hear so many of you enjoyed the previous recipe I shared here on […]

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Pumpkin Hummus & Mini Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013
Pumpkin Hummus

Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog.  You can find both recipes HERE! Pin […]

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Crunchy Quinoa Granola

November 20, 2013
Crunchy Quinoa Granola with walnuts, cherries and coconut. #glutenfree

I love giving away homemade treats from my kitchen for Christmas, don’t you?  I like to make something unique, something that friends may have never tried before.  That is what inspired this recipe for Crunchy Quinoa Granola. While regular granola is made with oats, I try to limit my oat intake because of my celiac […]

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