Slow Cooker Quinoa Apple Crisp

Slow Cooker Quinoa Apple Crisp -- a classic dessert that's totally hands off!

Okay so it feels like we've made a major breakthrough today. Because we're making dessert in the crock pot. Like who even knew this was possible? I definitely did not. But guys, it's kind of life changing. I don't think there's anything easier than making apple crisp in you slow cooker. You start it like you would a traditional crisp - apples, sugar and lemon - then layer on your crumble … [Read more...]

Vanilla Quinoa Cake with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Gluten-Free Vanilla Quinoa Cake made with a super healthy vegan chocolate frosting

Today is Matt’s birthday and so I baked him a cake. But not just any old cake. It’s a vanilla quinoa cake smothered in a vegan chocolate frosting and topped with our favorite mini chocolate chips. It’s pretty much my ideal cake - we’ll see what he thinks when he blows out the candles tonight! Although we’re not big on celebrating birthdays - we never do anything super elaborate - it’s always … [Read more...]

Healthy Red Velvet Quinoa Brownies


I’ve never really understood red velvet. Is it red because it’s supposed to taste like something red? Cherries perhaps? Or is it chocolate disguising itself as something red and trying to trick me? It puzzles me and has brought me to the conclusion that red velvet is whatever type of red that we want it to be. That makes sense, right? I mean sure, there’s probably a more technical … [Read more...]

5-Minute Recovery Quinoa Breakfast Bowl


Happy New Year!! Today I'm welcoming 2015 with a headache, a cup of hot lemon water and this recovery quinoa breakfast bowl. I always tend to send off the year with a few too many glasses of champagne, and since I don't drink that often, my body definitely feels it in the morning. And as much as I know that a green juice or smoothie would probably be the best option for my morning meal, my … [Read more...]

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread


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...]

Honey Cut-Out Cookies


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...]

Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes


At a time that's full of scary costumes, spooky decorations and sugar-laden treats, I could think of no better way to celebrate than with my own sweet contribution. Gluten-free baking forever changed for me when I started using coconut flour. This flour brings a light and fluffy texture to baked goods that is unmatched with any other gluten-free flour. Fiber-rich coconut flour is low-carb, … [Read more...]

Paleo Vanilla Chai Pancakes


Breakfast being my favorite meal, and usually my first experiment in the kitchen of the day, making something grain-free was at the top of my list. During the week, I opt for green smoothies and on-the-go baked goods for breakfast, but when Saturday morning rolls around and we stroll lazily into the kitchen, there’s one thing on my mind. Pancakes. What’s great about pancakes is that they’re, a) … [Read more...]

Grain-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes | Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen


Well, this is a first for me. It's my first Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger post! And I couldn't be happier to be sharing this amazing recipe with you (really it's amaaaazing!!) If you're not already familiar with the Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event (which is hosted by Alta from Tasty Eats at Home this month), was started by Sea from Book of Yum in hopes to help gluten-free bloggers across the … [Read more...]

Cocoa-Beet Quick Bread


Beets and Chocolate. An usually delicious combination. Yes, it's true. I'm guilty. Another gluten-free quick bread recipe. Trust me, it's not that I'm getting stale or bored in the kitchen, it's just that I really love sweet breads (I also have a new found adoration for gluten-free muffins!). Especially for breakfast. Smothered in almond butter. Mmm. As difficult as it is for some people to … [Read more...]