• cooking,  gluten free

    Overnight Oatmeal ~ love it.

    I’m sure you’ve seen this floating around facebook.  I decided to try after my 28 day Clean Gut cleanse as a way of eating oatmeal again without the gluten. Overnight Oatmeal1 cup almond or coconut milk1/2 cup whole oats (large flake)1/4 tsp. vanilla1/4 tsp. cinnamon1 tbsp. raisins2 tbsp chia seeds1 tbsp ground flax seed Mix everything in a mason jar. Screw on lid and place in fridge overnight. By morning the chia seeds have softened and all the milk has been absorbed. I really love it. My husband prefers dried cranberries.  I like mine cold but I have a co-worker who warms her’s up and loves it. Are oats gluten…

  • cake,  gluten free,  Health

    Gluten Free Quinoa Cake

    Following my gluten-free lifestyle change I tried this for a party I was going to…. Gluten Free Chocolate Cake*turn out more like a brownie 2 cups cooked quinoa (1/2 dry + 1.5 cups liquid = approx. 2 cups cooked)1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk4 eggs1 tsp. vanilla extract1/2 cup melted butter or Earth Balance1/4 cup melted coconut oil1 cup white sugar (I used organic raw)1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9″x13″ OR 2 round cake pans with parchment paper.In a food processor or blender combine the eggs, milk and vanilla ~ blend for 10 seconds.Add the cooked…

  • gluten free,  Health

    Clean Your Gut ~ finding your triggers.

    In January I cut gluten out of my diet.  I read Clean Gut by Alejandro Junger and did the 28 day cleanse, eliminating sugar, alcohol, wheat, corn and dairy. I will admit that I was NOT willing to eliminate caffeine. The heart wants, what the heart wants. Anyway, the only dairy I ate for the 28 days was cream in my morning coffee.  It’s pretty much 28 days of protein, vegetables and berries.  It completely changed the way I felt.  At the end of the 28 day cleanse you introduce certain foods back to see how they react.  Turns out wheat and I don’t get along. Eating processed sugar was…