Gluten Free Recipes

I’m back, as promised! To share a few of the recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last month as we ate gluten free.

On the weekends we typically take the time to make breakfast & eat together as a family. That used to mean waffles or pancakes with our bacon & eggs. Well now I’ve discovered veggies with my eggs! And I’m actually digging it! This is a random Saturday morning, but I just added in the veggies I had in the fridge & then cracked my egg into the middle of the skillet. This particular morning I had kale, shredded sweet potatoes, red onion & green pepper. And of course topped with a little cheddar & some avocado. We pretty much put avocados on everything. Cause they’re the best.  

Skillet Eggs |

Here are a few of the recipes I’ve found around the web…please pin from the original source:

Overnight oats. Have you guys tried any overnight oat recipes, yet? I know they are kind of a sensation on social media right now…I, per usual, was a little late to the ballgame, but I am now a believer! These have become our go to breakfast! The great part is they take us about 10 minutes Sunday, and then we have breakfast ready to grab and go for the whole week!! And you can totally customize them to your taste! Use fruit, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, flavored yogurts, whatever your heart desires! (or diet allows ;)) This peanut butter & chocolate recipe is what we’ve been eating! Warm them up for about 45 seconds & you can almost believe you’re eating a Reese’s for breakfast…think on that for a minute…

Overnight Oats

I found Danielle Walker & her blog Against All Grain, and let me tell you, I want to try every one of her recipes! They all sound (and look!!) delicious! The first one of her recipes I made was this Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa. It was so simple and yet felt so fancy. Give it a try!!

Mexican food is really easy to adapt to be gluten free…which is a good thing, since I could eat tacos & guacamole every day of the week! Seriously. I think Josh is probably sick of tacos…but I can’t stop. I won’t stop.  But for a little variation I found this taco bowl. I made this twice in the first week of January. Ha! It was so good.

And those sweet potatoes…totally make the dish! I have since made them as a side for a few other meals. They are so good. And this coming from a girl who would’ve told you two months ago that I didn’t even like sweet potatoes! So even if you don’t like tacos, which by the way, who are you?? I’m not sure we can be friends. At least not ones that eat together. But even if…you’ve gotta try the sweet potatoes!

We also like to eat quite a few Asian inspired recipes in our house. I found two new ones that are total winners! This beef & snow pea recipe was delicious! We eat a lot of chicken when it comes to rice/stir fry type recipes so it’s always nice to find a good beef recipe. 

And then there’s this Kung Pao Chicken. You guys. I didn’t even serve it with rice. That’s how good it is. You don’t even miss the rice. Well maybe you would, but I don’t think so. And I bought a spiralizer to try making some veggies into noodles, etc. and this was the first recipe I made with it. Super fun! I want to spiralize all the things!! But you can just slice the onions however you’d like if you don’t have a spiralizer. It won’t change how it tastes, I promise!

That reminds me…we tried spaghetti squash for the first time last week! Josh cut it in half, sprayed some olive oil on each half, sprinkled a little seasoning and then put them cut side down on a baking sheet for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Once they’ve cooled for a couple minutes you just use a fork to shred the insides & it literally looks like spaghetti noodles. I just used my usual meat & spaghetti sauce and topped the squash with it. Really good! Like I could eat spaghetti like that all the time. Now to go look up all the benefits of spaghetti squash… 😉

One of the things you really miss when you’re avoiding gluten is chocolate chip cookies. Haha. How can you go a whole month without one? You must be stronger than me & Josh! We used this gluten free flour & tried a new recipe…a “healthy” recipe 😉 And we were pleasantly surprised! Jaclyn even said she’d never know they didn’t have butter in them if I hadn’t told her. You’ll need to use gluten free flour if you want them to be gluten free. But if you don’t care about that these are a great “healthier” chocolate chip cookie option as is!

coconut chocolate chip cookies

So there you go, just a few of the things we’ve been munching on recently. I would love to hear if you have any great recipes your family loves! Gluten free or not. 

<3 Michelle

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The classic chocolate crinkle cookie. Yes, this cookie is typically considered to be a Christmas cookie, but after making them yesterday I beg to differ!

I had every intention of making these cookies over the holidays, but I could not find an extra second. I am sure you can all relate that the “best time of the year” is also the busiest time of the year! Stay inside and lock the doors, the stores are crazy! Thank God for Amazon Prime, am I right? 

Christmas time is such a special time of year for me. Especially now that I have a little one to share the magic with. It always goes by way too fast and a part of me just wants to hang on to the holidays just a little bit longer. Lets be honest, you still have your Christmas tree up and you are seriously considering decorating it for Valentines Day! I guess making these cookies was my attempt to hold on to the holiday season just a little longer. I would be that person with my tree still up if it wasn’t for Bradley trying to destroy it every 5 minutes! 

These cookies are a perfect combination of  brownie and a cookie in one bite! So here’s what you need. 

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Yields 20
Chocolate cookies
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Cook Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
147 calories
22 g
28 g
7 g
2 g
1 g
38 g
42 g
18 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 28mg
Sodium 42mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 flour
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  9. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. 1. Sift together your dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  2. 2. Mix your wet ingredients in a large bowl
  3. 3. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. Adding about 1/3 of the dry stuff at a time and letting it mix completely before adding more
  4. 4. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour up to overnight
  5. 5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  6. 6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour your powdered sugar onto a plate or shallow dish
  7. 7. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough directly onto your plate of powdered sugar, and then role the dough around so it gets covered in sugar, you can then easily form into a ball and place onto cookie sheet. (My first batch I formed a dough ball before I put it in the powdered sugar and it was a sticky mess!! Learn from my mistakes!)
  8. 8. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, the cookies should look like they have cracks. Then let them sit on the cookie sheet for 5 min before you transfer to a cooling rac

The finished product! 

Choclate Crinkle Cookies (450x800)

The cookies should be soft, but firm enough to hold on to and they should taste like chocolate heaven! If they don’t then you did something wrong. These cookies are gorgeous! Look at that contrast!  

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (800x600)

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and you’re starting your new year off right! Do yourself a favor and try these cookies. Chocolate is a year round flavor!  

Here are a couple pictures of Bradley sledding for the first time! 




As you can see he was thrilled!! Yup, he fell asleep… 

<3 Justina 


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Witch Hats

You ready for this weekend? Stock piled on candy for tomorrow night? Do you buy the candy you hate or the candy you love? I always find it interesting to see which type of person everyone is…the ones that hope they’ll have leftover candy, so they buy their favorites…or the ones who don’t want to eat any of the leftover candy, so they buy the candy they hate. aka: smarties. 

I’m not going to tell you which one I am. But I bet you can guess. Reese’s all the way, baby!

Well now that I’ve given away all my secrets, I’ll leave you with this super easy idea. If you’re going to (or hosting) a party this weekend, make these adorable witch hats! 

Witch hats |

One of my co-workers brought them into work today and I couldn’t believe the genius. I mean really, they’re so easy I don’t even need to give you directions. That’s my kind of ‘homemade’ treat!

<3 Michelle

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