• FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Lime Macarons

    Haha, so, just to be straight up here, I realize I should have titled this “wonky lime macarons”, we’ll chat more on that in a bit. When I saw the theme for this month’s Cooks in the Kitchen (hosted by Elah Tree & Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe) was limes I thought it was such a good ingredient because it’s not one I use often. I actually made some steaks this week with some lime in the marinade, intending for that to be my recipe to link up, but once they got off the BBQ we ate them right away, I was too excited about steak to take the time to…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  RECIPES

    Raspberry & Strawberry Smoothie

    Today I thought I would share a smoothie that has been my go-to for the last year or so. I’ve been meaning to share it for a long time and since I’m trying to work on my food photography skills I thought this would be a great “recipe” to do! I love making this smoothie on days that I work (I work very part time, usually one or two days a week, as a substitute teacher) and it usually lasts me until the kids go out for the first recess and helps me not feel starved all morning (since when I’m at home I can, and do, snack all day…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  PHOTOGRAPHY,  RECIPES

    Eatmore Squares

    Wahoo, I’m so excited to be linking up with Cooks in the Kitchen today. Ever since Elah Tree and Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe announced this series at the beginning of the month I’ve been itching to get it on it. Now, please don’t get your hopes up, it’s not because I’m an awesome cook or baker. I’m not. I’m also one of the pickiest adults you will ever meet (superior taste buds I tell you). The actual reason I am so excited about this link up is because I’ve wanted to push myself to become better at food photography for quite sometime since I find it such a challenge. I…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIFE

    going gluten-free

    It’s been nearly two weeks since Jared was diagnosed with celiac disease and I thought I would share a little bit about what we’ve learned. First of all, the main offenders containing gluten are: wheat, barley and rye but they can hide in foods under other names like: starch, dextrose and glucose, maltodextrin, and malt extract -just to name a few. The first couple days after the diagnosis we did a huge purge. All the foods with gluten that I figured Raeca and I would eat on our own we banished to the basement, anything I didn’t think we would eat we gave away; breaded chicken, beef stock, some cereals, crackers,…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIFE

    curveballs

    I mentioned last week that we have been waiting for some answers – I haven’t really shared about it on here but Jared has been sick for the last month and a half. He got some tests done a couple of weeks ago and last week the doctor was able to call us with an answer -he has tested positive for celiac disease. While it is nice to finally have an answer, it is definitely going to be a learning curve. If you were to stop by our house today you would see piles of gluten-filled food on the counter in my quest to banish all things containing gluten. There…