• FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Gluten Free White Tortillas

    When we come across a gluten-free bread-ish recipe (like these tortillas) I just get so giddy and want to tell everyone about it, oh wait, I have! 🙂 We had yet to find a good gluten-free tortilla that we could buy so finding a recipe we could make AND really enjoy is pretty exciting. What I love so much about this recipe is that it uses basic gluten free flours that we use on a daily basis (white rice flour, brown rice flour and tapioca starch), so I don’t need to hunting in the grocery store for weird flours (like my one cookbook that calls for a lot of pea…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Homemade Chicken Stock

    I made my first chicken stock from scratch last year from some recipe I found in a cookbook. I found that it was okay, but definitely lacking in flavor and I thought it used up a lot of good vegetables for such a bland stock. Then this spring I came across Christina’s vegetable stock recipe, she shared that she keeps all the cut offs from various vegetables and stores them in a large freezer bag to use in her stocks. I thought this sounded amazing, how about making homemade chicken stock purely out of stuff that I would have just thrown away (or composted). This was right up my simple living…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Peanut Butter Energy Bites

    These energy bite type of recipes seem to be all the rage these days, and for good reason; they are delicious, pretty good for you and so easy to make! I first came across energy bites on Lovely Does It a few weeks ago and now I’m seeing them everywhere (like when you think there are no cars out there like yours and right after you buy one you see them everywhere you go). My recipe is a combination of a few different ones, and I’ve added a few of my own ingredients in as well but it’s most similar to this one (unfortunately I can’t find the original source, if anyone…

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    Strawberry Freezer Jam

    From first to fourth grade we lived in a small town with a population just under a thousand people. It was one of those small towns where everyone makes it their business to know everything about everyone else, especially the older people with so much time and so little to do. We, of course, lived next to one of those people, a sweet little old lady with way too much time on her hands; Mrs. Martens.

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Next week marks one year since Jared’s diagnosis of celiac disease and just a couple of days ago I took Raeca to be tested for the same thing, hopefully we will get her results sometime this week. As a result of Jared’s diagnosis we’ve been reading labels much closer in the last year. And the more I’ve been reading packaging labels the more I’ve started to make homemade versions of many different staples, one of which has been taco seasoning. It’s one of those things that is so easy to make yourself, I always have all the different spices on hand for other recipes anyway, so it’s just a matter…

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    Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Donuts

    Jared and I have always enjoyed having friends over. When we were first married we lived in a house trailer with so much character (read: things wrong with it) and while we were thoroughly embarrassed of our dumpy little abode, it didn’t stop us from having people over. Even now, we live in a duplex which is beautiful, but doesn’t really have the space for hosting too many people and we still have our Bible study group over with 9-11 adults and a few kids, and on we still get together with our friends from highschool, the numbers have grown and we are currently up to 13 adults and just…