Monthly Archives: October 2012

Buckwheat & Hemp “No-Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies

For the past month (okay, nearly two months now, but who’s counting?), I’ve been playing around with this new Erewhon cereal. Back when I attended the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo in Dallas in September, I had the pleasure of meeting Anneleis. We’ve “known” each other online from past Attune Foods events and the like, but it’s always wonderful to meet someone face-to-face. Anneleis gave me a box of their newest cereal, Buckwheat & Hemp, to try out. I was excited. While I rarely eat cereal, I do enjoy the Erewhon gluten-free varieties.

This cereal is heartier than any of the others I’ve tried. The flakes are crunchy and light, but manage to hold up quite nicely in my almond milk. They remind me of a version of Grape Nuts and Raisin Bran flakes, if that makes sense. I loved to munch on a few flakes at a time just on their own, and actually enjoyed a few little bowls of them with almond milk, but eventually knew I should bake something before I went through the entire box.

Of course, I gravitated towards cookies. They are my sweet treat of choice, after all, and I find them easier to bake than many other things. One of my childhood favorites was the oatmeal raisin cookie. I loved its chewy texture and hearty flavor, and the sweetness wasn’t overpowering like other cookie varieties. My Mom often would make a batch for us to pack in our lunch for school, and they were a definite way to put a smile on my face. Of course, nowadays, I rarely eat oats, as they aren’t easy on my tummy, so oatmeal raisin cookies are generally out. I opted to try to recreate a new version of this childhood favorite with my newest favorite cereal instead.

What resulted was a chewy, subtly nutty and hearty cookie, studded with raisins and tasting lightly of cinnamon. I could hardly stay away from them, and I must confess – I had more than one. They would definitely be welcome as a lunchbox treat, or in the afternoon with a little glass of almond milk.

Now, if I could just get out to the store to find some more Buckwheat & Hemp cereal. I’m out.

Print Recipe

Buckwheat & Hemp “No-Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free)

2 eggs

1 c almond butter

1 c coconut palm sugar

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 t vanilla extract

1 c raisins

1 1/2 c Buckwheat & Hemp cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in the almond butter, coconut sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla until a uniform dough forms. Stir in the raisins and cereal. Scoop into mounds about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place 2-3 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden at the edges. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing and placing on a rack to cool completely.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen.

What is your favorite type of cookie? Share at Udi’s Gluten-Free Living Community! We’re always looking for inspiration (and cookie recipes!)

Heartland Gluten-Free Pasta: Andouille Penne with Smoky Garlic Cashew Cream

Remember pasta before you went gluten-free? The slightly chewy, slightly soft, perfectly formed bites, shaped into everything from long, twirly spaghetti to bendy elbow macaroni. It’s a favorite of children, and a sought-after comfort food for adults.

If you’re like me, you miss the pasta of old. Sure, there are gluten-free pastas, but they’re tricky. They’re heavier, and if you blink during that miniscule window of time where the pasta is perfectly cooked, you miss it and wind up with a gooey, stuck-together mess. It requires a great deal of finesse to make a decent meal out of many of the pastas out there. It makes pasta less appealing as an option.

That’s what I thought, at least. Then came Heartland Gluten-Free Pasta.

Heartland Pasta contacted me and asked if I would try their gluten-free pasta. After careful consideration (they do process gluten-full pastas, but do have good practices to limit the possibility of cross-contamination, which you can read more about here), I agreed. I dreamt of that delicious pasta of old, and couldn’t wait to make something once my samples arrived.

When they did, I immediately pulled out a recipe for a vegan ”cream” sauce I’ve had tucked away for some time. My husband is a huge alfredo fan, but since I eliminated dairy from my diet, it’s off the menu. This cream sauce more than fills that craving – it’s creamy and garlicky, but with more spunk and flavor than a typical alfredo sauce, thanks to the smoked sundried tomatoes. It’s a comforting, creamy, soul-warming sauce perfect for any night of the week. In this particular dish, I’ve paired it with some gluten-free andouille sausage, but I’ve also paired it with shrimp in the past. I’m sure chicken would be a great addition as well. It’s also super-easy – just soak cashews, throw some ingredients in a blender, and you’re 95% of the way there.

Well, that’s enough talk about this sauce. How about the pasta?

The first thing I noticed was the way it cooked. I boiled it in salted water, like I usually do, but as the time was up, I realized that it didn’t immediately start to turn mushy. It still had a firm bite. Once it was cooked to my liking, I drained it – and I didn’t have to do the usual “hurry-up-and-rinse-in-cold-water” thing. I could simply throw it into my sauce, and it behaved beautifully. The kids were none the wiser – and we even had a guest over, as my step-daughter had a friend spending the night. She ate it happily without question. The best part? The leftovers, as they cooled, still held their shape and texture. This pasta is easily the closest to wheat-based pasta I have ever had.

I’ll definitely be seeking out this pasta in my grocery store in the future. I may not eat grains often, but on those days when I want to indulge in a little comfort food, this pasta definitely delivers.

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Andouille Penne with Smoky Garlic Cashew Cream (gluten-free, dairy-free)

For the sauce:

1 c cashews, soaked 2-3 hours

Juice of 1 lemon

½ c coconut milk

1 T smoked sundried tomatoes

3 cloves garlic, toasted in skillet (optional), and peeled

½ – 1 cup water

Salt to taste

Drain cashews. In a high-powered blender, blend cashews, lemon juice, coconut milk, sundried tomatoes, and garlic until smooth, adding enough water to thin to desired consistency. Season with salt to taste.

For the pasta:

12 oz Heartland gluten-free penne pasta

1 t olive oil

12 oz gluten-free andouille sausage, sliced

1/4 c dry vermouth

salt to taste

2 T chopped fresh parsley

Prepare Heartland pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, and then toss sliced andouille sausage in pan. Saute for a minute or two, or until lightly browned and heated through. Add dry vermouth and cook, stirring often, until almost entirely evaporated. Add the cashew cream sauce to the pan and turn the heat to low. Stir, simmering, until the sauce has heated through and the flavors meld – about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss into the sauce until coated evenly. Serve garnished with parsley.

Serves 4-6.

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this review. I received complimentary samples of the product for review purposes courtesy of the product company and /or its PR agency. However the opinions I have expressed are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger: Queen of Quinoa

Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger is being hosted this month by Kate of Eat, Recycle, Repeat! The sign-up deadline isn’t until October 28th, so you have a few days left – get on it! You won’t be sorry.

You won’t be sorry if you make these Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins from Queen of Quinoa either. Just think of hearty, lightly sweet, soft and moist muffins that never crumble (yet are still tender). The perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.

Wait, you don’t know who Queen of Quinoa is?

Well, let me tell you. The Queen of Quinoa is none other than Alyssa. Alyssa cooks healthy, wholesome, gluten-free foods, and loves quinoa. She manages to make craveable recipes that any food-loving indiviudal would adore. For example, she recently posted a recipe for Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Donuts. Or how about Gluten-Free and Vegan Beer Mac N’ Cheese? Or even more craveable – Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Lasagna. I cannot imagine feeling the least bit deprived eating with Alyssa, let me tell you that!

As I mentioned before, I opted to whip up some of her Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins. I loved that her recipe only made 6 muffins. It often seems that in spite of my best intentions, there are too many muffins left over after a weekend breakfast. The boys in the house rarely indulge in baked goods, leaving these muffins to the ladies, and I know we can’t possibly finish a dozen muffins before they go bad. That being said, I wish we had more of these muffins in particular. They were so perfect. I swapped out the nuts in Alyssa’s recipe for chocolate chips, as my stepdaughter Brittany isn’t a fan of nuts. They went over well not only with Brittany and me, but also with my husband! I sent one in his lunch yesterday and today, and he loves them. I will definitely make these again for us, with the nuts.

Once again, I’ve fallen head over heels for another gluten-free blogger. I love this event. Don’t forget – you can still sign up over at Eat, Recycle, Repeat, and check back there as well for the round-up!

Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA: Paleo Slow Cooking

 

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!

Today is the final day of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! If you missed out on any of the previous days,  check them out today before the giveaway is over  – my review of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook,  my review of The Gluten-Free Edge,  my review of Super Healthy Cookies, and my review of Nourishing Meals, and enter for your chances to win!

Today’s book, Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten-Free Recipes Made Simple by Chrissy Gower, is a great book for everyday meals. As I’ve mentioned before, I eat mostly grain-free  and legume-free. In other words, paleo. Sometimes, when following a paleo diet, it’s hard to come up with simple dishes. Where we used to rely on pastas and sandwiches to come to the rescue for easy meals, now our whole frame of mind has to shift. This book definitely alleviates a lot of stress that comes with that changing of one’s habits. There are delicious recipes for breakfasts, soups, stews, main courses, vegetables, salads, and of course, desserts. Most use the slow cooker, but a few are just simple, quick recipes that will take hardly any effort at all.

I’m definitely eyeing the breakfast recipes for the future (for example, there’s a Denver-style Frittata that’s calling my name!), but as I’ve had a busy schedule lately, I opted to use the book for its primary purpose where I needed it most – to save me time on dinner.

So I went with a family favorite – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (page 114). Truthfully, this is a recipe for the meat sauce, and Chrissy gives you options for your noodles, such as spaghetti squash (one of my personal favorites), or zucchini noodles. (I’ve also recently fallen in love with kelp noodles, but that’s another story for another day.) I opted to use my food processor to chop the vegetables into tiny bits to “hide” them in the sauce. I think it would be equally delicious with larger pieces, but we enjoyed it as a smoother sauce as well. I especially love that the slow cooker allows for the sauce to simmer for hours, mingling the flavors well. It’s almost like having an Italian grandmother in my kitchen all day!

Want to win a copy of this cookbook?

Of course you do!

TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite healthy meal.

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. Winners must be 18 in order to be eligible.

Want even more chances to win? Then do the following:

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
  2. “Like” Paleo Slow Cooking on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
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That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!

 

Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA: Nourishing Meals

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!

Day 4! The next-to-last day of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! If you missed out on Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3, you’re not too late – check out my review of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook,  my review of The Gluten-Free Edge, and my review of Super Healthy Cookies, and enter for your chances to win!

Today’s book, Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre was the book that I loved to curl up with on the couch. After all, it’s a massive book with 300 incredible, healthy recipes.  Not that I’d expect anything different. Alissa and Tom have published another incredible book, The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, and I own that one and love it as well. Alissa and Tom really outdid themselves this time around though. There are recipes for breakfasts, tons of healthy bread recipes, smoothies, beverages, main meals, vegetables, salads, and more. I took out my sticky notes and marked at least a dozen and a half pages. These recipes all sounded so enticing.

Finally, though, I settled on making one to share. It was a Saturday morning and breakfast time at the Tasty Eats At Home household, and I wanted something a little special. However, it couldn’t be sweet – my husband really isn’t a fan of sweets, especially not for breakfast. So when I remembered that I’d marked a recipe for Coconut Flour Biscuits, I immediately snapped into action (okay, after a bit of coffee) and threw these together. They were easy to make, and even though they were grain and dairy-free, they were fluffy, moist, and tender. I enjoyed mine with some easy peach freezer jam, but they’d also be equally delightful with eggs and bacon or other, more savory fare.

Want to win a copy of this cookbook?

Of course you do!

TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite healthy meal.

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. Three winners will be chosen at random. Winners must be 18 in order to be eligible.

Want even more chances to win? Then do the following:

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
  2. “Like”Whole Life Nutrition on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  4. Follow Nourishing Meals on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  5. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!

 

Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA: Super Healthy Cookies

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!

Here we are, on Day 3 of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! If you missed out on Day 1 or Day 2 you’re not too late – check out my review of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook, and my review of The Gluten-Free Edge, and enter for your chances to win!

Today’s book, Super Healthy Cookies: 50 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Delicious & Nutritious Treats is my kind of book! I’m all about having my cake (well, in this case, cookie) and eating it too – and this book is essentially that kind of book! Feel like you’re being indulgent, but in fact, these cookies are chock full of nutrient-dense ingredients! Not that I would expect anything less from Hallie of Daily Bites. She is all about cooking with healthy, wholesome foods. Her first book, The Pure Kitchen (which I reviewed as well), was full of real food recipes.

This time, however, she really hit it out of the park. I’m not sure I really need to say more, because the title of the book says it all. Fifty recipes for healthy cookies? Oh, yeah! I had trouble trying to decide which cookie to make. Finally, I went for those all-time familiar favorites – peanut butter and chocolate – and made her Chocolate-Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies (page 109).

Of course, anything with chocolate drizzled on top is awesome, but truth be told, I loved these equally as well without the chocolate adornment. Either way, they were spectacular, and something I’d be happy to serve as a treat or an after-school snack for the kids, since there is no refined sugar or starch. Win-win!

Want to win a copy of this cookbook?

Of course you do!

TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite cookie.

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. Winner must be 18 in order to be eligible.

Want even more chances to win? Then do the following:

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
  2. “Like” Daily Bites on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  4. Follow Daily Bites on Twitter  and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  5. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!

In other news: Thinking about Halloween, and don’t know how to navigate it with a gluten-free diet? Join us Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8PM EDT over at Udi’s Gluten-Free Living Community for a LIVE CHAT! We’ll be sharing lots of Halloween ideas!

Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA: The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! If you missed out on Day 1, you’re not too late – check out my review of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook, and enter for your chance to win!

Today’s book, The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life by Peter Bronski and Melissa McLean Jory, is more than just a cookbook. In fact, this book is different than any other gluten-free book I have ever read. Of course, this book does have recipes (and believe me, I scoured through them), but the information contained in this book is…dare I say it…far more valuable.

First, a bit about the authors. Peter Bronski is the co-author of the blog No Gluten, No Problem, and the co-author of the book Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking along with his wife, Kelli Bronski. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Pete at the Gluten-Free Expo in Dallas in 2011. He is an avid runner that specializes in ultra-marathons.

Melissa McLean Jory is the author of the blog Gluten-Free For Good. I’ve followed her blog and “known” her for several years. I love the “science-y” approach she takes on her blog posts at times. She too is quite the athlete – she loves skiing, hiking and yoga.

Okay, back to the book. Whether you are a professional or semi-professional athlete, or simply someone who tries to stay in shape the best they can (I fall into the latter category), this book is for you. Peter and Melissa explain what gluten does to your body, how your body uses and stores energy, how a gluten-free diet works, a slew of sage advice for managing a healthy, active gluten-free lifestyle, and more. At times, there is a lot of science involved, but they do an excellent job of bringing it down to an understandable, everyday level. Even though I’m by no means an avid athlete, I got a lot out of this book – especially the information about training and diet. I also loved reading all of the individual stories that are peppered throughout the book of real-life gluten-free athletes.

Okay, well I said that all that information might be more valuable than the recipes, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love them! I wanted to make just about every smoothie recipe shared, but I finally decided to whip up some GORP. (For the uninitiated, GORP stands for Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts). This version certainly wasn’t just raisins and peanuts – in fact, it was packed full of nutty goodness, with almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts. The sweetness from the honey was light and just enough to give the GORP some real flavor. It was a crispy, filling, nutritious snack that stays with you. Warning: It’s also a tad addicting. I sent my husband to work with half of the batch so I wouldn’t be sneaking bites!

Want to win a copy of this cookbook?

Of course you do!

TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me how your gluten-free diet has affected your ability to exercise and/or athletic performance.

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. Winner must be 18 in order to be eligible.

Want even more chances to win? Then do the following:

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
  2. “Like” Gluten-Free For Good and No Gluten, No Problem on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  4. Follow Gluten-Free For Good  and Peter Bronski on Twitter  and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  5. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!

 

Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA – The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!

Welcome to the first day of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! Every day this week, I will be sharing with you a wonderful gluten-free book, and give you a chance to win!

What could be better than that?

Today’s book is The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook by Carrie S. Forbes. Carrie is the genius behind the blog Ginger Lemon Girl. I’ve “known” (as in, we’ve never met face-to-face, but I’ve followed Carrie’s blog for several years and we’ve had multiple conversations online) Carrie for several years now, and I love her style. She’s a Southern girl, so there’s definitely a dose of comfort food in her repertoire. We also share the fun that comes with balancing a blog, healthy gluten-free cooking, and a full-time career. So when I heard that she was writing a gluten-free slow cooker cookbook, I was head over heels.

A slow cooker is something every busy cook should have in their arsenal. What’s better than dumping some ingredients in a slow cooker, turning it on, and leaving, only to return hours later to a meal? Of course, knowing just what to dump in and how can mean the difference between a so-so meal and an excellent one – and this book definitely is the way. For recipes from breakfast (think pull-apart cinnamon raisin biscuits) to main meals (lamb with garlic, lemon, and rosemary, perhaps?), to holidays (such as candied butternut squash), this book has it all.

I opted to make the Rotisserie Style Chicken (page 164). I generally roast a chicken about once a week and use it for two meals – one time as a main course, and the leftovers for salad, tacos, or enchiladas. I wanted to see if this version measured up.

Oh boy, it did! I’ve tried to cook chicken in the slow cooker before, only to find it dry and overcooked. Not this one – it was moist, tender, and flavorful. It was a simple, comforting main course, but also was perfect once deboned and used in another recipe. I love that I now have this reliable alternative to my usual roasting – especially when I am using the oven for other things, or am in a time crunch.

Want to win a copy of this cookbook?

Of course you do!

TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite meal to cook in a slow cooker.

This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. Winner must be 18 in order to be eligible.

Want even more chances to win? Then do the following:

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
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  4. Follow Ginger Lemon Girl on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  5. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger Round-Up

It’s been an honor and a blast hosting another month of Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger! Sea of Book Of Yum really has it going on when it comes to these creations – this is definitely a fun event. I hope her dissertation is going well, and that she’s getting time to enjoy herself on her trip as well. Next month, Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger will be hosted by Kate of Eat, Recycle, Repeat, so stay tuned for her sign-up post!

And now, onto the adoptions!

Let’s start with Kate of Eat, Recycle, Repeat. This month, she adopted Danielle of Against All Grain. She opted to make a variation on Danielle’s Cobb salad, using seafood. It looks amazing – I love Danielle’s recipes, and Kate’s rendition definitely is crave-worthy! Check out Kate’s post here.

Seafood Salad, photo courtesy of Kate at Eat, Recycle, Repeat

Paula of Live Free, Gluten-Free adopted Trish of Gluten-Free in SLC this month, and made her delicious chile colorado. With the cooler temperatures, I can totally see myself curling up with a big bowl of this comforting meal! Check out Paula’s post!

Chile Colorado, photo courtesy of Paula at Live Free, Gluten-Free

Michelle of The Gluten-Free Wife adopted Sarah of My New Roots. Michelle made a dish that really piques my interest – a cashew corn chowder with cilantro cream. I love using cashews for cream, the taste is so decadent. A corn chowder would be a perfect way to say goodbye to summer! See Michelle’s adoption here.

Cashew Corn Chowder, photo courtesy of Michelle at The Gluten-Free Wife

Shannon of Enjoying Gluten-Free Life adopted Eat With Your Eyes. Shannon made two of her recipes – a comforting hot “cereal”, which is perfect for a cool fall morning, and crunchy butternut squash “chips”. I know I’d be addicted to those chips! Read more about Shannon’s rendition of these recipes here.

Hot “Cereal”, photo courtesy of Shannon at Enjoying Gluten-Free Life

 Butternut Squash “Chips”, photo courtesy of Shannon at Enjoying Gluten-Free Life

And last but not least, I adopted Beth of Tasty Yummies this month. After careful consideration, I made Beth’s delicious apple crisp. Check out this fall comfort food in my adoption post here.

apple crisp

Thanks to all who participated! It’s been a blast. Anyone ready to adopt in October? Stay tuned over at Eat, Recycle, Repeat - Kate will be announcing the sign-ups in a few days!

3 Tips For Healthy Eating While Traveling

Have trouble figuring out how to maintain a safe, gluten-free/dairy-free diet when you’re on the road or out of town? Today over at The Balanced Platter I’m sharing tips for healthy gluten-free, dairy-free eating while traveling. Head on over and check it out!