Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bread

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips via simplyquinoa.com

Yes, yes, YES! It’s that time of year again. The time of year where we get to break out our chunky knit sweaters, tall boots, and scarves. The time of year where the air starts to get crisp and the leaves begin to change colors. The time of year where apples are fresh and flavorful. The time of year where the days are getting shorter and we’re getting shrouded in darkness earlier and earlier. … [Read more...]

Cheddar Quinoa Biscuits

Gluten-Free Cheddar Quinoa Biscuits

You might be surprised to see a recipe with cheddar in the title. Normally I don’t eat cheddar cheese. You know that. I’ve been avoiding cow dairy for 4+ years now. So, what gives? Well for me, not eating cheddar is kind of a sin since I grew up in Vermont, which is arguably one of the cheddar capitals of the world (we’ll fight Wisconsin for that title any day). But when you’re sensitive to … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies with dairy-free chocolate chips

I’ve always been a brownie fan. When I was little my dad used to make brownies from scratch and I would sit on the counter, watching him melt the chocolate and stir in the flour, knowing full well I’d be able to lick the beaters when he was done. And of course, every single time they were delicious. And while brownies pretty much always hit the spot, especially when my dad makes them, … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas + a giveaway

I'm really excited to be sharing two things with you today: 1) A lightened up version of a classic recipe (hint: it involves jalapeños!) 2) A brand new gluten-free flour blend that I'm just crazy for. We'll start with the recipe though because the flour is what makes this recipe so fantastic. I've always loved Mexican food - I've sang its praises here, here, here AND here - I seriously … [Read more...]

Tropical Mango-Coconut Quinoa Muffins

When I was in high-school, my family and I went to Costa Rica. It was a family vacation and we spent 12 days traveling around the country, seeing the jungle, the cloud forests, the pacific ocean (my first time!), watching colorful birds and interesting animals. And while I can look back on each of those moments fondly, there is one part of the trip that really stands out. The mangos. … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tortillas

Gluten-Free Quinoa Tortillas

While I'm an Italian girl through and through, I have to say (and Mommom if you're reading this, I'm sorry), but if there was one food group that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican. It probably stems from my obsession with love of avocados. But it has grown much deeper than that. What's great about Mexican cuisine is that many dishes are naturally gluten-free. With a base of … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Quinoa Flour Naan

Flatbreads are one of those things that I honestly feel should be a staple in every diet. Not only are they great for sopping up soups and stews, but they also can be used to make sandwiches, pizzas and bread sticks. And personally, naan is my all-time favorite flatbread out there. When I was in college my girlfriends and I always used to order Indian takeout. Tikka masala and naan bread was … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash Quinoa Cakes

It seems as though another polar vortex has slammed into the East Coast with full force and we are shrouded in a blanket of bitterly cold temps. I suppose that living in New England for my entire life, I should be accustomed to below freezing weather, but I swear every time that I wake up and see that negative sign before an actual number on my thermometer (aka my iPhone), my heart just … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Apricot Oatmeal Bars {+ remembering Halley}

I wanted this post to be all about these apricot oatmeal bars, but my world was rocked on Sunday in a way I was totally not ready for. My dog Halley, the puppy I'd grown up with since I was little, passed away on Sunday afternoon after 13 amazing years of life. If you've ever lost a pet, then I'm sure you can relate with how I'm feeling. Emotional. Heartbroken. Lost. Unsure. Empty. There aren't … [Read more...]

Blood Orange & Almond Flour Cake

Let's have a slice of cake, shall we? I've never been a big cake fan, probably because I hate frosting. I think the frosting that comes on store bought cakes is probably of the worst food invention ever. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. So sweet, it's disgusting  I just hate it. With every molecule in my body. Okay, so yeah, you get it. Frosting totally skeeves me out. But cakes with … [Read more...]