It only seems fair after the rash of sweets recipes that has filled this website over the last week, to give you a solid savory recipe. Seeing as savory, salty and crunchy are definitely my personal, crave-worthy foods. These 4-ingredient Grain-free Everything Bagel Crackers are my everything, this is my kind of snacking!
The amount of options for gluten-free crackers in the snack aisle at the grocery store is kind of mind-blowing to me. I still remember what it was like 12 years ago when I first shifted to a gluten-free diet. There was absolutely nothing. Nothing at all. Now there are far too many options, but the problem still exists, as it does with most processed and packaged foods, vetting the ingredients. Trying to find an option that isn’t highly processed and loaded with strange ingredients, it’s just damn near impossible.
If you guys following me on Snapchat, you know that I have been Everything Spicing basically ALL the things this past month or two. I have been on a bender of keeping my weekday meals as simple as possible, but maximizing the flavors whenever I can. This blend is basically the best way to do this.
I mix up a batch of this and it gets tossed on roast potatoes and squash. It’s incredible an avocado toast and the perfect topped to your morning eggs. I have added it to sautéed veggies, we did a whole chicken on the grill sometime last month, beer-can style with some hard cider and we coated the chicken in this blend. Out of this world good. It’s been an amazing as a rub on grilled, roasted and sautéed meats and fish of all varying types. And finally, I have made amazing grain-free crackers with this blend (that recipe is coming later this week). You could also swirl this blend into cream cheese or goat cheese, or just add it to homemade hummus or other dips.
With Halloween approaching and the rest of the holidays not far behind, sweets and treats are going to be just about everywhere, tempting us at every turn. While I don’t see anything wrong with the occasional indulgence, I still also maintain my concerns about the quality of ingredients in most treats. From loads of refined sugar to, often times if store-bought, a lengthy list of fillers, thickeners, “natural flavors”, soy products and who knows what else. There’s just no reason for it, especially when you can make your own.
Today I am celebrating another trip around the sun! 37 glorious trips around, to be exact. Birthdays, for me, are always a really wonderful reminder of my ongoing health journey. It was on this day 7 years ago, after my surprise 30th birthday party, that I made the choice for quite possibly the very first time, to put ME and my health first. (You can read a little bit more about that in this post from 2013) While this choice initially stemmed mostly from an ego-driven place, being unhappy with my appearance, I also made the choice at 30 to no longer be OK with feeling OK! I deserved so much more than that. Every year, as this day marks another year gone and as my healing journey continues, so does my commitment to myself and my self care. This day provides an incredible opportunity to check in with how I am feeling, to compare to years past and to be reminded that my hard work is not for nothing. And while this body may be aging, it is always apparent to me that it is more than possible to continue feeling better and better with each passing year, as I continue to prioritize my vitality and my wellness.
If you ask me, birthdays are just as much a cause for major celebration as any other major holiday and what better way to celebrate than with a grain-free sweet treat! But, not just any sweet, this year I’m celebrating with Grain-Free Churro Cupcakes! These beautiful, spicy and sweet cupcakes are adapted from the Vanilla Cake recipe from Danielle Walker’s brand new cookbook: Celebrations! A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion.
Hi there, I'm Beth! Thanks for visiting Tasty Yummies. Currently living in Southern California, I am a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Instructor (500 RYT). I've been gluten-free for over 11 years, I avoid processed, refined foods and I am a "conscientious omnivore" that believes in balanced, intuitive eating. You can read a little bit more about me, here.
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