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  1. Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    With Cinco de Mayo this week, the internet is a buzz with Mexican-inspired recipes. Here’s a round-up of 0ver 50 Cinco de Mayo-esque recipes, just for you – all gluten-free and all real food focused. Some are more traditional, some a bit more unique. There are recipes that are paleo, vegan, AIP and everything in between. A bunch of the recipes hail from the TY recipe archives and the rest from some of my fav blogging pals! Tons of delicious ways to celebrate! Enjoy!

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  2. 15 Homemade Holiday Gifts

    15 Homemade Holiday Gifts

    15 Homemade Holiday Gifts

    With the holiday closing in on us, I am sure many of you are doing the last minute gift scramble so prevalent in these final days before Christmas. Rather than throwing money at the wall and going with whatever it sticks to, instead of just grabbing another gift card from the big box stores, why not get creative and craft up some beautiful, thoughtful homemade gifts this year?

    Drop the cottonball snowmen, leave the popsicle sticks in the popsicles and leave the salt dough for the kids. Finally put away, I repeat, put away the glitter. Spread the holiday cheer with some of my favorite sweet (but sometimes savory) and simple handmade holiday gifts.

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  3. 10 Homemade Holiday Gifts

    10 Homemade

    10 Homemade Holiday Gifts

    With the holiday closing in on us, I am sure many of you are doing the last minute gift scramble so prevalent in these final days before Christmas. Rather than throwing money at the wall and going with whatever it sticks to, instead of just grabbing another gift card from the big box stores, why not get creative and craft up some beautiful, thoughtful homemade gifts this year?

    Drop the cottonball snowmen, leave the popsicle sticks in the popsicles and leave the salt dough for the kids. Finally put away, I repeat, put away the glitter. Spread the holiday cheer with some of my favorite sweet (but sometimes savory) and simple handmade holiday gifts.

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  4. 50+ Gluten-Free Recipes For Summer

    50+ Gluten-free Recipes for Summer50+ Gluten-free Recipes for Summer

    Now that we are smack in the middle of summer, I just can’t help but be so excited by all of the amazing produce in season right now. Summer is full of incredible fresh fruits and vegetables, perfect for creating delicious gluten-free dishes with.

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    As part of my ongoing Restricted Diet Series with Free People,  I pulled together a this list of 50+ Gluten-free Recipes for Summer, featuring some of my favorites, from this site and from some of my very favorite bloggers. I hope you enjoy!

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    Head to the Free People Blog BLDG 25 now to get all of these amazing recipes!

     

  5. Savor the Summer: Gluten-free 4th of July Picnic Recipes

    Savor the Summer: Gluten-free 4th of July Picnic Recipes plus a Picnic Giveaway from MightyNest

    Schools out for summer! OK, well for some of us, it’s been out for like 10+ years, but whatever – it’s still a time to celebrate!!  It’s the best time to focus on enjoying the long days of summer with family and friends. Barefoot temps, trips to the beach and the farmers market, making time for fresh and simple meals and doing as much as possible outdoors… there is just so much that is especially delicious about summer. To me, there is no better word for what it we need to be doing right now – than savoring!!



    One of my personal favorite ways to Savor the Summer is with PICNICS!! We love packing up some goodies and heading to the beach, to a local park, farmers market or even just our own backyard for a some good old fashioned – dining al fresco! There truly is no better way to enjoy the flavors of the season than with your feet in the grass, your skin being kissed by the hot summer sun enjoying the freshest food the season has to offer.

    I am super excited to share with you today a bunch of great naturally-colored red white and blue 4th of July-inspired picnic recipes plus a ton of other summer-worthy recipes!

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  6. Sprouted Hummus Cucumber Cups

    Sprouted Hummus Cucumber Cups

    Ella's Virtual Baby Shower

    One of my favorite things about blogging has been connecting and making friends with people who I not only have so much in common with but who I also adore, so much, too. Who knew it was possible to have, what some people would consider to be “perfect strangers”, as some of your most favorite people and some of your closest friends.

    Since most of us bloggers are scattered all over the country world, it would be nearly impossible to get everyone together to throw a party in someone’s honor – so the next best thing is a virtual party and today a bunch of us teamed up to do just that! In honor of our lovely friend Ella, of Pure Ella today we are hosting a virtual baby shower for and you are all invited. Ella is one of the most sweet and inspiring people I have met, Ella’s energy, happiness and positivity makes me smile every day and I am so proud to call her a friend, despite the fact that we haven’t even met in the real life. Ella’s beautiful site is filled with delectable, swoon-worthy recipes, that are always so perfectly photographed. Plus, besides all of the yummy goodness, she is always sharing fun creative ideas for healthy living, beauty, home, crafts and more.

    I am so happy to be able to get together with some friends today, albeit virtually, to celebrate Ella and her family’s pending new addition.

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    Whether you have an upcoming baby shower you are attending or you are planning a baby shower, a bridal shower or even your mother’s day brunch – there are tons of incredible ideas here for you to knock your guests socks off. The best part is, every single recipe is both gluten-free and vegan, too!

    I am so honored to be sharing my recipe amongst this amazing group of talented bloggers, so please after you check out this recipe, head over to each of their sites and check out their amazing recipes, too. Of course, be sure to pin them, share them, print them out, memorize them or whatever you’ve gotta do – these recipes are all so perfect for entertaining, so I know they will all come in handy at some time or another, whether for an upcoming baby shower, bridal shower or another occasion.

    Sprouted Hummus Cucumber Cups

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  7. Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

    Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

    This year I had amazing intentions of organizing a gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange with some of my favorite gluten-free bloggers. Ya know the kind, where you each make one or two types of cookies and you make one dozen for every person participating. Then you exchange cookies with everyone in the group (we were just going to mail them off) and then you each end up with a few dozen different types of cookies for all of your holiday entertaining. Or just to eat yourself, if that’s your thing!

    Well, life happened and I have barely had time to finish my Christmas shopping this year, so we’ll have to save this idea for another year. Instead we decided on a little virtual cookie exchange or sorts. A bunch of my very favorite gluten-free bloggers came together to share some of their favorite holiday cookies recipes. Check out this amazing round-up below of 15 gluten-free holiday-worthy cookie recipes!

    Oh and I’d love to hear from all of you, what is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Feel free to post a link in the comments to a recipe on your own site (or a favorite bloggers’) that you would bring to the cookie exchange party!

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  8. Holiday Gift Guide: D.I.Y. Gifts

    Hey all!! This is the final week in my 5-part Holiday Gift Guide series. I hope you have been enjoying all of the goodies I have been sharing with you! This week it’s all about DIY, handmade gifts! Just a small selection of some of my favorite how-tos and recipes for you to create a beautiful, thoughtful gift! I hope you enjoy. To see the other gift guides from this series head over here.

    Holiday Gift Guide: D.I.Y. Gifts

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  9. Holiday Gift Guide: Living Well

    Hey all! I am super excited to be partnering with some really great brands this season to bring you the first-ever Tasty Yummies Holiday Gift Guide. This 5-part series will go live every Tuesday until the week before Christmas. Each week, I will be featuring a different theme with products from some of my very favorite companies. I have been working very hard to bring you some really great stuff! So please, click over to their sites and show these wonderful, mindful companies some love this holiday season and if you buy, please tell them that Tasty Yummies sent you. Also, stay tuned for some amazing features and giveaways with a few of these great brands throughout this holiday season. To see the other gift guides from this series head over here.

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  10. Holiday Gift Guide: Yoga Gear

    Hey all! I am super excited to be partnering with some really great brands this season to bring you the first-ever Tasty Yummies Holiday Gift Guide. This 5-part series will go live every Tuesday until the week before Christmas. Each week, I will be featuring a different theme with products from some of my very favorite companies. I have been working very hard to bring you some really great stuff! So please, click over to their sites and show these wonderful, mindful companies some love this holiday season and if you buy, please tell them that Tasty Yummies sent you. Also, stay tuned for some amazing features and giveaways with a few of these great brands throughout this holiday season. To see the other gift guides from this series head over here.

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  11. Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Tools

    Hey all! I am super excited to be partnering with some really great brands this season to bring you the first-ever Tasty Yummies Holiday Gift Guide. This 5-part series will go live every Tuesday until the week before Christmas. Each week, I will be featuring a different theme with products from some of my very favorite companies. I have been working very hard to bring you some really great stuff! So please, click over to their sites and show these wonderful, mindful companies some love this holiday season and if you buy, please tell them that Tasty Yummies sent you. Also, stay tuned for some amazing features and giveaways with a few of these great brands throughout this holiday season. To see the other gift guides from this series head over here.

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  12. Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Drink

    Hey all! I am super excited to be partnering with some really great brands this season to bring you the first-ever Tasty Yummies Holiday Gift Guide. This 5-part series will go live on Tuesdays from now until Christmas. Each week, I will be featuring a different theme with products from some of my very favorite companies. I have been working very hard to bring you some really great stuff! So please, click over to their sites and show these wonderful, mindful companies some love this holiday season and if you buy, please tell them that Tasty Yummies sent you. Also, stay tuned for some amazing features and giveaways with a few of these great brands throughout this holiday season.

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  13. 30+ Fall Cleansing Recipes

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    30+ Fall Cleansing Recipes
    Good morning friends!!! Welcome to Day 1 of the 5-Day Fall Cleanse.

    Sherrie and I are so excited to read about how many of you will be joining us this week. If you aren’t able to join us this week, feel free to join in when you can. We will be sharing recipes and ideas throughout the week, so bookmark everything and come back to it when you are able.

    Below is a quick recipe roundup to help get you started and to get your creative cleansing juices (or smoothies) flowing! No need to complicate things, eat what is most fresh and easily available to you. That will be different for all of us, based on where we live. Use this list as a reference for meal ideas and also make sure to follow myself and Sherrie on our respective Facebook and Instagram pages (see below), where we will sharing what we are eating throughout this process. I also may be updating this list throughout the week as we share recipes and come across recipes from other sites that we love, so stay tuned.

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  14. 15 Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

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    Looking for some healthy gluten-free snack options? Here is a list of 15 of my favorite go-to quick eats that are all naturally gluten-free!

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  15. Life Right Now and the Looming Thanksgiving Menu!

    Hey everyone – just wanted to give you an update on life right now and also check in with you all before Thanksgiving. We were in New York City at the end of last week for the opening of a gallery show of our work in Brooklyn, we attended Creative Mornings in D.U.M.B.O. with swissmiss and Jessi Harrington and we had another meeting with our clients at the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding a new project in a few weeks. It was a very busy and very inspiring trip to the city, as usual. I love going there.

    In addition to our usual stop for dinner at Risotteria in Greewich Village, my favorite gluten-free restaurant in the city, I also accidentally stumbled upon Fabiane’s Cafe and Pastry shop on Bedford Ave and N. 5th St. in Williamsburg, on our way out-of-town. We stopped to grab a quick morning bite plus some coffee and tea. I assumed that the best I could get would be some type of egg dish, so I ordered at the counter what turned out to be a delicious organic baked egg dish with smoked salmon and potato and went to sit down. Once I sat down at our table, I looked up and saw a HUGE gluten-free menu that I didn’t see while standing at the counter, the menu included gluten-free waffles, french toast and so much more. I didn’t change my meal, but I changed my side of toast to be gluten-free and started eyeing up the pastry case for a road-trip treat, which was also loaded with beautiful gluten-free goodies. Besides all of the breakfast and pastry options, Fabiane will also make any of their sandwiches with gluten-free bread. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of this place before. They make all of the baked goods right there and each and everything was absolutely delicious. The toast was some of the most delicious gluten-free bread I had every tried. I, of course, had to snag a gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffin from the pastry case for the car ride, because I didn’t think I could sit 6 hours in the car and not salivate thinking about all of the sweets I had just seen.

    One final gluten-free friendly restaurant recommendation, if you find yourself in Brooklyn, is Caracas, a Venezuelan Arepas bar in Williamsburg that I have fallen in love with. We’ve been there a handful of times this year. Caracas is very knowledgable about gluten intolerances and arepas are naturally gluten-free, so I can indulge guilt-free, enjoying each and every bite with confidence. In addition to arepas, they also have a bunch of other traditional authentic Venezuelan treats like empanadas, tostones, etc and they have a wonderful cocktail menu, the dark and stormy is my favorite!

    As usual, I am always happy for a trip to the city, to get that rush of inspiration, the surge of creativity and just an overall feeling of being alive. There really is nothing like it. I love the people, the food and the hustle. Of course, I also love coming home to my own kitchen, my healthy food and my own bed. I definitely realize for as much as I like the pace of New York, I also really appreciate the serene quiet of my life and more importantly I love having a kitchen that allows me to create huge meals. I think if I were to ever move to NYC, sucking it up and having a tiny kitchen may be the biggest sacrifice and toughest challenge for me. When we got home Saturday afternoon, we just made do with what we had in the pantry and then I woke up yesterday morning and headed to the grocery store to stock up for the week. Last night I made a big pot of my tortilla soup and a new version of my apple crisp. I cannot wait to share both of those recipes with you guys. I plan to make lots of other fun dishes this week, but I also need to start thinking about my Thanksgiving menu for next week. I am working on a plan for what I am going to serve and hopefully making a few dishes ahead of time, so I can share them with you all.

    I wanted to ask you guys if there are any dishes that you wanted recipes for before your Thanksgiving? If it is your first gluten-free holiday, it can seem a bit overwhelming and I’d like to help however I can. There are hundreds or probably thousands of recipes online for anything you can think of for your Thanksgiving dinner, made gluten-free. Is there something specific you are looking for? Need some suggestions for healthy dessert options or a way to make your mom’s famous stuffing gluten-free? My mom’s stuffing is the one things I was devastated about no longer being able to eat. It actually saddened me. I have managed to be able to enjoy it every single Thanksgiving since I found out I was gluten intolerant, so believe me when I say, if there is a dish you love I am sure it is possible to make it gluten-free!

    What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? What is the one dish that you cannot go without on Thanksgiving? Do you try to make your Thanksgiving healthy or do you allow yourself a day of indulging on all the things you never have?

    Here are a few of my favorite fall dishes that would be great for any Thanksgiving feast. Look for more this week and next and please let me know if there are any other recipes that you’d like to see.

    Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad
    Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad


    Gluten-free Vegan Apple Cobbler
    Gluten-free Vegan Apple Cobbler


    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread with Crystallized Ginger and Walnuts
    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread with Crystallized Ginger and Walnuts

    Apple Spice Cake

    Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake


    Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten-Free)
    Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten-Free)


    Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Pine Nuts
    Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Pine Nuts


    Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash

    Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash

    Flourless Carrot Cake
    Flourless Carrot Cake


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    Gluten-Free Cheddar and Green Onion Cornbread

    Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts and Cranberries

    Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts and Dried Currants

    Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes with Honey
    Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes with Honey


    Tofu, Wild Rice and Hazelnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Tofu, Wild Rice and Hazelnut Stuffed Acorn Squash


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