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I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually (but not always) gluten-free. The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.

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My little Spider-Man freak turned 4 this week! We have a tradition of making an epic cake (I love an epic cake!). This one was two boxes of #glutenfree @kingarthurbaking chocolate mix, with two boxes of @ghirardelli pudding mix and I swapped the oil for butter and the water for whole milk. It was three thick ten-inch layers that I did in springform pans. I topped it with homemade #buttercreamfrosting and some melted chocolate frosting. (There is a link to this cake mix in my bio!). Ps— am I the only one who thinks it’s prettier after just the crumb coat! Swipe to see. . . . . . #glutenfreecake #glutenfreecakes #cakesofinstagram #gfcake #gfcakeofinstagram #glutenfreecakeoftheday #kingarthurflour #kingarthurbaking

Top 5 Sustainable Kitchen Swaps

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The fridge went out, so naturally I had to use all the Rose’ before it gets warm. I know that’s not a thing, just roll with me. The fridge went out, so a good drink is in order. This is kind of a sangria-like concoction perfect for the crazy 80 degree weather we have today! 1 oz bourbon 1 oz lime juice 1 oz elderflower liqueur 2 large cocktail ice cubes (or fill a glass with ice) Top with your favorite rose’ that’s about to get too warm to drink. Enjoy while filling coolers with food! . . . . . #roséwine #cocktailsofinstagram #bourbon #bourbonwinecocktails #sangria🍷

Coconut milk tapioca pudding (with fruit purée)

It’s been a wild week here in Texas—some were without power, some lost water to their homes, some are still boiling water before they drink it. We had enough food in the house to make it, but the usual things I would have purchased in the middle of the week were unavailable, so I found myself digging deep into the cabinets for recipe ideas. Meanwhile, set the fruit (defrosted) in a bowl with the sugar and let them sit for a few minutes. Once the 30 minutes is up, turn your burner to medium heat and start whisking the tapioca mixture.

I’ll go first: tapioca with fruit purée (see last post). Groceries were hard to come by this week! My household was very fortunate to have made it through this week with power and water (and heat!) but many suffered. We are so thankful that most Texans have electricity and water restored but many are still managing hardships from this weeks unprecedented weather. If you are able to help, this link has a list of Texas charities accepting donations for the families who have been impacted: https://impact.publicgood.com/campaign/32aae311-7e95-485d-9f7a-931486471b96. (Instagram doesn’t have clickable links so I’ve added this to my @tap.bio and you can get there through the link in my profile). . . . . #severeweather #texas #helptexas #snow #snowmageddon2021

Cinnamon brown sugar gluten-free scones

The cinnamon sugar mixture leaked out and formed crunchy, crispy, chewy little sugar morsels and the tops of the scones had just the right amount of crunch. * 2 cups gluten free flour blend (add a teaspoon of xantham gum When you are ready to bake them, mix up the rest of the butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture on it, and then fold it in half, making sure the cinnamon filling is in the middle.

It’s been a wild week here in Texas—some were without power, some lost water to their homes, some are still boiling water for safety before they drink it. We were fortunate to have no major issues, other than being cold and having limited access to groceries. We had enough food in the house to make it, but the usual things I would have purchased in the middle of the week were unavailable, so I found myself digging deep into the cabinets for recipe ideas. Tapioca is one of those things I always plan to make but rarely do, so when I saw that I had some I went to work. This recipe is non-dairy and has fruit, and you can sub it for any type or omit it completely. You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. The full recipe is at the link in my bio! . . . . . . #tapioca #pudding #dessert #desserts #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipes

Top ten Valentine’s gifts for the cook

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you’ve got a cooking enthusiast in your house you know Fatworks gift certificate: healthy fat is good for the heart, and Fatworks boasts the heart-healthiest fats there are-ghee, grassfed tallow, duck fat and more. A KidStir membership is a great way to make sure their Valentine’s Day is memorable. What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate?

Happy #nationalpancakeday2021! These #glutenfree oat flour #pancakes are indulgent without being heavy and have the perfect amount of sweetness. Tap on the link in my bio for the recipe. . . . . @thefeedfeed.glutenfree @thefeedfeed #feedfeed #nationalpancakeday #pancakeday #glutenfreepancakes #pancakerecipe

It’s rare that I come up with a recipe in the pastry or bread category that comes out perfect the first time. Now, this is a pretty basic #glutenfree scone recipe, but I altered the ratios of butter, cream and yogurt and played with the spices and extracts for a flavor I knew I’d love. These scones came out perfect… biscuit-y without being too crumbly, the perfect dryness of a scone with enough moisture to hold it together. The cinnamon sugar mixture leaked out and formed crunchy, crispy, chewy little sugar morsels and the tops of the scones had just the right amount of crunch. These were incredibly easy to make and when paired with a slice of bacon and a cup of coffee — total heaven. Recipe is at the link in my bio! . . . . . #glutenfreescones #breakfast #gfpastry #glutenfreepastry #sconesofinstagram #scones #sconesrecipe #feedfeed #thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.glutenfree

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