Grass-fed Beef = Tasty Burgers, Steaks & More!
Grass-fed beef is awesome and delicious! Why? Grass-fed cattle are fed on grass and only grass for their whole lives, which ensures the beef is a lean, healthy protein that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids (aka the “good” fats) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Plus the cattle are never given any growth hormones or antibiotics, never fed grain, are treated humanely, and have...
Gluten-free Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting
Warning: This cake is so good you will succumb to its tastiness and eat an entire row in one sitting! Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Cake Ingredients 1 box King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake dry mix 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cups water Cake Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease...
Gluten-free Southwestern Chicken Bake (Recipe)
This dish is one of my boyfriend’s favorites, so I made it for him last night! This time I added a layer of crushed tortilla chips and cheese on top, which added an tasty layer of crunchiness. *Adapted from SouthernFood.About.com Ingredients 2 cups cooked white rice 1 1/2 cups chopped/ diced cooked chicken 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (11 to 15 ounces)...
Udi's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chia Muffin-Tops
If you’re craving a delicious gluten-free snack, then I highly recommend Udi’s gluten-free Chocolate Chia Muffin-Tops! These tasty gluten-free snacks are moist, crunchy due to the chia seeds and chocolatey because of the chocolate chips. They rock! They’re also soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and are only 150 calories with 6g fiber per muffin top. Go get yourself a package...
Think Thin Gluten-Free White Chocolate Nut Bar
One of my favorite snacks (especially pre-exercise) are Think Thin gluten-free nut bars. They come in a variety of flavors including White Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts. They are low sugar, have a good amount of protein (usually 10g per bar), and some fiber. The White Chocolate flavor is part of their Crunch line, so it’s crunchy (of course), sweet and moist. The white chocolate is the...
Udi's Gluten-Free Muffins
Udi’s Gluten-free muffins are THE best gluten-free muffins out there! I tried the blueberry and the lemon streusel, and both are super amazing. And yes, I had both for breakfast this morning. The flavor and texture of the blueberry gluten-free muffin is perfection. There aren’t too many blueberries (which I prefer), and the sprinkling of sugar on top is a tasty addition to the...
Pineapple Blueberry Smoothie (gluten-free recipe)
I whipped up a gluten-free pineapple blueberry smoothie after my pre-work run this morning. I definitely used too much vanilla protein powder making a bit sweeter than I like. The pineapples are sweet enough as it is, I definitely should have known better! Next time I’ll add a little peanut butter (my fav)! So, here’s what you need to make this (note: all measurements are...
Simple Gluten-free Organic Kale Salad (recipe)
I recently discovered Harvest Sensations Organic Kale Salad at my local grocery store. It’s made of organic kale, organic shredded carrots, and organic shredded red cabbage. It comes in a bag that lasts me an entire week of salads and wrap fixings, and costs $4.99. Why kale? In an attempt to eat healthier, I decided a few months ago to start with organic salads and was eating primarily...
Gluten-free Turkey Cheese Ranch Wrap (recipe)
I love my boyfriend for so many reasons i.e. he makes me a gluten-free sandwich or wrap daily. Since I recently discovered Rudi’s gluten-free tortillas at Costco, I’ve been eating wraps almost daily during the work week which is a refreshing change from the usual sandwich. Today’s wrap included the following gluten-free ingredients: 2 slices Columbus gluten-free turkey (also...
Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza (gluten-free)
On a cold rainy night, I can’t think of anything better than staying in and ordering pizza. One of the best gluten-free pizzas I’ve ever had is from Zpizza. They have a build-your-own option where you can add any of their many choices of gluten-free sauces, cheeses, vegetables, and meats. The gluten-free crust of course is $2 or $3 extra, depending on if you order a medium or large. ...
Pancakes with Cranberry & Ginger Chutney...
Happy Saturday everyone! I love making big breakfasts on the weekends. I’ve been craving pancakes recently so I made some gluten-free pancakes courtesy of the super tasty gluten-free Bisquick mix. I added in some gluten-free oats, and topped with some locally made cranberry and ginger chutney for a little tangy topping. To make the pancakes all you need is: 1 cup gluten-free Bisquick...
Strawberry Banana Smoothie (gluten-free recipe)
The warmer weather and increased outdoor activity always inspires me to eat healthier. I whipped up a homemade Strawberry Banana Smoothie this morning before work which I wanted to share because it turned out pretty tasty! Like any smoothie recipe, omit/ add in additional ingredients as you wish. Also, I don’t like using ice in my smoothies as I feel it waters it down and makes it too cold...
Edamame Hummus with Roasted Red Pepper & Toasted...
One of my awesome co-workers brought in a surprise today to the office, a package of Eat Well Enjoy Life Edamame Hummus with Roasted Red Pepper & Toasted Sesame with some gluten-free tortilla chips. Dare I declare, this gluten-free, cholesterol-free, kosher hummus is one of the tastiest I’ve ever had! It has a richer, savorier flavor than it’s plain chickpea counterpart. The...
Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)
I bought an awesome multi-pack of King Arthur Flour gluten-free mixes from GlutenFreeSaver.com a few weeks ago. Last night, I decided to surprise my fiancé with a batch of cookies! The King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Cookie Mix is basically a cookie base where you add in 1-3 cups of whatever you want (if you want to!). I had some mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips (my fav) in the pantry, so...
whoever reblogs in the next 30 minutes will be...
vera-natura: must be following me, i check! no likes, only reblogs reblog between 7-7:30pm New York time bolding those i follow go :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! sunshinesandstormclouds:
Today’s my 1st Meatless Monday! Why? For my health and the health of the planet. Plus I was vegetarian for almost 13 years and enjoy vegetarian fare! Here’s what I ate if anyone’s interested! Breakfast: Honey Nut Chex (GF) w/ vanilla coconut milk (my new obsession) and a glass of Naked Juice Mid-Morning Caffeine: Bhakti Chai w/ almond milk (no coconut milk at my fav...
I'm tired of people thinking that books are always...
explosivefeces: Movies can be just as powerful — if not, more. You just haven’t seen very many good movies… completely agree, well said!