Chocolate Candy Cane Ice Cream Sundae {gluten-free, dairy-free}

Can you even handle that Christmas is less than a week away? I just finished all of my shopping today and now I can just sit back and relax. Bake cookies, drink eggnog, and wrap presents. Are you ready? Funny enough, I actually did almost all of my Christmas shopping online this year - rather stress free I'd say. And almost exclusively from Amazon. Amazon is my new obsession, well not that … [Read more...]

12 Days of Quinoa Giveaways

The holidays are in full swing at my house. We have our Christmas tree up, lights strung all over the apartment and little nutcrackers sitting on the window sill. It's as decorated as I'm allowed in a 500 square foot apartment, but I'm happy nonetheless. To celebrate this special time of year, and most importantly, to show my appreciation for you, I wanted to give you something special. I … [Read more...]

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

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Merry Christmas everyone!¬†I hope that you are having a lovely morning so far, surrounded by your loved ones, enjoying their company. If you're lucky, you're looking out your window to a winter wonderland (not for me, but a girl can dream). To honor favorite holiday, I baked you one of my most favorite treats in the world, pumpkin bread. But this isn't any old pumpkin bread, this is a Coconut … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Pizzelle Cookies

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Pizzelle cookies are my absolute favorite kind Christmas cookie. They remind me of Sunday morning waffles, but in cookie form. They're thin and crispy, and I think it would be entirely possible for me to sit down and eat an entire batch. They're one of those things that you don't realize how many you've eaten until they're all gone. They're that good. For some reason, I thought Pizzelles were … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You asked for it on Facebook, so I decided I had to give it a whirl. A cookie that is not only gluten-free, but also vegan, nut-free and refined sugar-free! This Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie is the fourth recipe in a Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies and my coworkers can attest - it's a winner! But first, let's talk about what's happening at my house right now. First, the boyfriend is in New York … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

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Day numero tres of a Week of Christmas Cookies is bringing us a healthified version of a holiday favorite. A gluten-free molasses cookie, that is sweetened with date sugar and baked to chewy perfection. Wrapped up in a little bow, these cookies make a great holiday gift. I've always been a molasses cookie fan. They're the essence of a Christmas cookie to me. But give me one of these … [Read more...]

Honey Cut-Out Cookies

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Today my friends, is Day 2 of my special Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies and I'm thrilled to be sharing this new recipe with you! It was my mission this year to come up with a recipe that brought me back to my mom's kitchen, when we used to make sweet, buttery sugar cookies around Christmas, but that suited my new food allergies. Surprisingly, these Honey Cut-Out Cookies are a cinch to whip up, … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon & Almond Biscotti

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I had an amazing weekend and I hope you did too. Is your Christmas shopping done? Mine sure isn't! No, this weekend was not full of shopping as it probably should have been. This weekend I was busy in the kitchen whipping up some delicious (and healthy) gluten-free Christmas cookies, like these Meyer Lemon & Almond Biscotti. But that's not all I did! I also had a five hour food photography … [Read more...]

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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A few nights ago, Matt and I got home from a run (I know, me running? I can't believe I just typed that!) and we were craving something¬†nutritious, yet still comforting and filling for dinner. With two luscious sweet potatoes on the counter and a pantry full of quinoa, the choice was simple. A protein and healthy carb-filled meal. Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Before I talk about the food, I … [Read more...]

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

I'm currently sitting in my studio apartment (alongside Mr. Henderson of course), we're bundled up in fleece blankets, both with our computers on our laps and sipping big mugs of this dairy-free hot chocolate. And it's my first hot chocolate in almost two years. Can you believe that? Two years! Living in Vermont has its perks. Yes it's cold, gray, snowy and miserable for those of us who love … [Read more...]