Gluten Free Grain Free Thin Mint Cookies

Want the traditional Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie flavor without the milk, gluten and soy? Check out these cookies!

Thin Mint Cookies

Lauren from Oatmeal With a Fork came up with these highly addictive, nearly identical, thin mint style cookies. What is even more awesome…they are grain free too! Yep! Don’t get freaked out by her choice of flour…I promise…you CAN NOT taste anything but super, delicious thin mint cookie flavor!

Per her suggestion, I’ve been keeping them in the freezer and I find myself heading there several times a day. I really shouldn’t make these again. BUT I WILL!

Her recipe is perfect as is and requires no adjusting, so head on over to her blog to get the recipe!

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Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

I’m a sucker for soups. I love cooking them. Most soups require some pre-cooking the meat, or chopping vegetables or both. Most of the time I enjoy that. Sometimes I just want to open cans and dump them in a big pot. That is what today’s recipe is (mostly) like-fast, easy and tasty. This recipe makes a large batch. So I froze the leftovers in individual serving sizes to take out for lunch at a later time. Make some gluten free pasta, like penne or rotini, and serve the soup over that if you wish. It’s good either way, but … Continue reading

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Springtime Resolutions

Springtime Resolutions

Did you quit your New Year’s Day Resolutions? Maybe you never made one! Spring is the perfect time to make a fresh start with any food and health goals you may want to do. If you need ideas of what your food and health goals could or should be, check out this article listing 30 different food and health related goals on My Life With Food Allergies.

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Crunchy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolaty cookie? This cookie reminds me of Lucy’s cookies. It’s more a dry and crunchy cookie than an ooey-goey one. Yet somehow they are highly addictive. And perfect for dunking in coconut milk (or whatever you drink). This recipe was adapted from Erin McKenna’s Babycakes cookbook. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday. Gluten Free Wednesday. Crunchy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies From: Adapted from Babycakes Cookbook Ingredients: 1 cup oil 1/4 cup xylitol 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 T. vanilla 1 tsp. salt 1 … Continue reading

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Raw Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

I had a great restaurant experience not too long ago. We went to Sweet Tomatoes. For those unfamiliar, this restaurant has a large salad bar, soup bar, baked potato bar, bread bar, fruit bar and dessert bar. Even better, they have gluten free and vegan (milk and egg free) dishes and they are clearly labeled. Could I eat EVERYTHING? No, but I ate plenty. I didn’t even have to skimp and just have one or two things. The salad bar had 3 pre-made gluten free and vegan salads. And of course, I could have built my own if I wished. … Continue reading

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Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiling fruit sounds crazy, I know. But with a grapefruit it is wonderful. I receive a lot of free health magazines from this cute little shop I hit up once in a while. I saw an “advertisement” in one about broiling grapefruit. I finally got around to trying it. I like grapefruit just cut open and scooped out. I never even put sugar on it. But for people who maybe don’t like the sourness of grapefruit, this is the way to go. Broiling the grapefruit makes it warm, extra juicy, and far less “sour.” It does not even take that … Continue reading

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How to Make Finger Gelatin (a/k/a finger jello)

Finger Gelatin

100,000! That’s a number worth celebrating! 200. That’s pretty big too! Say what? What does this have to do with finger gelatin? Nothing really. Not Irish and not Catholic, not prone to drinking and partying…I’m still celebrating St. Patty’s Day……with some green food. After all, St. Patrick (born A.D. 373) was one of the most prolific evangelists of all time with planting over 200 churches and baptizing 100,000 people. Prior to those achievements, he was kidnapped by pirates at age 16 and taken as a slave to Ireland. He later escaped only to return to his captors at age 30 … Continue reading

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Turkey Burgers Version 2.0

Turkey Burger1

I’m dreaming of warmer temps. And grilling. And picnics. So I decided to have an indoor picnic. With my indoor George Foreman grill. Enter: turkey burgers. These are so easy! And fast! In fact, this has already debuted on the blog….back when I was a newbie blogger. I think this is worth repeating though.  Who doesn’t love a fast and easy meal now and then? You can find the original recipe and article here. That article goes into much more depth. It’s worth a read. Serve these turkey burgers on a bun of choice. Or top with salsa and eat … Continue reading

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Shop Aldi and Save Money

Aldi Sign

Grocery shopping can be fun and less expensive than you realize if you are lucky enough to have an Aldi nearby! Surprisingly….Aldi is actually very food allergy friendly. I buy the majority of our food there. Find out what I purchase at Aldi, learn about Aldi’s gluten free and organic food line, and discover shopping tips and ways to make Aldi work for you by reading the article I wrote for My Life With Food Allergies by clicking here. In addition, a couple of years ago, I wrote a 3 part series about grocery shopping. You can find those articles … Continue reading

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Deal or Dud? Five Allergy Free Cookbooks Reviewed!

Allergy Free Cookbooks Part 3 Blog

One of my local news channels used to have a segment called Deal or Dud. They would investigate and review products and let the consumer know whether it was worth buying or not. Well, cookbooks can definitely fall into a deal or dud category. And I love using the library to scout out cookbooks before deciding if I should buy them or not. I reviewed five gluten free and allergy friendly cookbooks for the blog My Life With Food Allergies. In this article you will learn about these cookbooks: Simply Sugar and Gluten Free The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten … Continue reading

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