Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Quinoa Brownies


I've been on a mission to make black bean quinoa brownies since practically the start of my blogging days - over 4 years ago! I can't tell you how many times I have purchased a can of black beans for the sole purpose of making brownies, but something else always seemed to trump them. They'd find their way into another recipe, or I'd add them on top of a salad for extra protein only to realize … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Pizzelle Cookies


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...]

Mini Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts


Now that it's officially fall, I'm ready to face the season head on and embrace the fabulous food that comes with it. Although I do love summer, oh how I love summer, fall in New England is one of the most glorious times of year. The air gets a bit chilly, but the sun still shines bright. The days are getting shorter, but the weather is still calm and mild. But the most beautiful thing about fall … [Read more...]

My {not so new} favorite snack: Popcorn!


I'm a snacker. Well actually, I would consider myself more of an eater, but snacker falls into that category. I'm also a nibbler. I like to take little bites of everything. When I'm chopping veggies, I can't not sneak a little taste of each one. When I'm baking, I can't not taste the batter or dough. Even when I'm cooking, I can't help myself, I just need to take a little bite of what's on the … [Read more...]

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast


Yesterday we went strawberry picking. It was glorious. We spent the entire day outside, soaking up the sun, enjoying fresh, local produce and most importantly, taking time to hang out with each other. Our day started with a fabulous gluten-free breakfast - an omlette and quinoa salad for me, eggs Benedict for Mr. Henderson. Then it was off to the farmer's market where we meandered through the … [Read more...]

Lemon Rosemary Quinoa with Fiddleheads & Mushrooms


So I don't want to focus on the weather, because that's what people do when they have nothing better to say, but I'm going to in this post. I mean seriously, I live in Vermont and when spring comes and the cold winter months have truly vanished, it's news worthy. Blog worthy even. Let's first talk about the sun. Have you been missing it like I have been? We get so used to the soft, grey cloudy … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken & Avocado Panini

I wish I could have a sandwich every single day. For both lunch and dinner. They're one of my favorite things on earth. The first thing I missed was when I went gluten-free, was bread. Fresh, homemade, whole-grain bread. We have so many amazing bakeries in my area, it was hard to imagine not being able to eat a slice of their heavenly bread. Much to my gluten-free heart's delight, I'm noticing … [Read more...]

Mango Cardamom Juice


I have been taken over by a mango obsession. I don't know why or how, but lately all I want is mango. Mango everything. Mangoes are a fruit that I have a particular fondness for. Not only do they taste absolutely amazing, they are one of those foods that transport me back in time with every bite. You know those tastes that your body recognizes and immediately brings to life an old memory? Mangoes … [Read more...]

Balsamic Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp

One of my favorite things to do is go grocery shopping. That may sound strange to some of you, but for me grocery shopping is like a calming, zen activity that really I actually enjoy to do. And it's so much more fun now that I live gluten-free. That's not to say that all you gluten loving friends of mine don't enjoy grocery shopping, but when you have a food allergy or special dietary need, it … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies


Sometimes a girl just needs her chocolate. Am I right? Chocolate is just one of those things that makes our life better, right ladies? Sorry gents, I'm not trying to exclude you intentionally, but for us women chocolate is simply magical. For me, when the chocolate craving hits, it hits hard. It's all I can think about and it won't stop until I find something that's full of chocolatey goodness. … [Read more...]