• The Best Gluten Free All Purpose Flour- works cup for cup in most recipes!

    The Best Gluten Free All -Purpose Flour

    Can one be a hippie without milling your own rice flour? Absolutely! Can one mill your own rice flour without feeling like a hippie? I don’t think so. Now, before you start getting all worried, you can totally just buy rice flour, you do not need to mill your own. But shortly after getting diagnosed with celiac Jared did some math and figured with the amount of GF flour we’d be using it would be cheaper for us to buy a good mill and mill our own rice flour. If you are interested in milling your own rice flour instead of buying it, we have this grain mill and I’d…


    Gluten Free Orzo Soup with Macaroni

    Even though we’ve been having nice weather for the last few days it sure is cooling off quickly in the evenings. Fall has arrived. One of my goals for this fall and winter is to make more soups. I’ve never been a big soup person but all of a sudden this year I have so many soup recipes I want to try. I got this orzo soup recipe from my mother-in-law years ago and we love it. But since Jared has been gluten free we’ve swapped out the gluten filled orzo noodles for gluten free macaroni, though I did find out today that there is such a thing as GF…


    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…


    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…


    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…


    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.