recipes

Travel Snacks: Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies

If you caught my earlier post today, then you already know we’re talking about travel snacks!  Being gluten free doesn’t often lend itself to a lot of choices when traveling, so I (Lauren) like to make my own.  This next snack is one I actually crave regularly and literally turns me into a cookie monster. Cowboy Cookies were introduced to me by my mother-in-law who would send fresh batches to Chase and I when we lived in Virginia. Those packages were always my favorite.  I have tweaked her recipe just a bit. But, here’s the …

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Travel Snacks: Gluten Free Homemade Trail Mix

Is it just me or is anyone else a snacking fiend? I (Lauren) could probably live off of snack food if that was an acceptable diet, which it’s not. It is however, a totally justifiable diet when you are traveling!  Being gluten free doesn’t often lend itself to a lot of choices when traveling, so whether by plane or good old road trip, I always bring my own snacks.  First up, we’re talking trail mix. (We’ll be sharing another gluten free travel snack later today!)  Trail mix easy to travel with, filling, and (mostly) made of …

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Bed Rest Peach Pecan Muffin Recipe

What better way to celebrate having made it to 37 weeks than with the Peach Pecan Muffin recipe I made while sitting on a bar stool just a couple days after going into labor at 34 weeks.  I’ve experienced a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout both my pregnancies and they’ve never worried me.  They’re inconsistent, uncomfortable but not painful, and seem to just come and go.  Especially since Parker had to be forced to evacuate the womb after 40 weeks and still took nearly two full days to come out, I’ve …

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Shrimp Cakes with Pineapple Guacamole (Whole30, GF, and Paleo Approved!)

Three shrimp cakes served on a wooden board These shrimp cakes are served with a delicious pineapple guacamole for a tasty appetizer, or they can be served as part of a larger meal. As well as being delicious, they are whole30, gluten free and paleo. Remember that time we did Whole30 for 5 days?  It’s but a distant memory, yet we keep coming back to some of the recipes that we tried and loved that week.  (To be fair, I had already meal prepped most of the following week, so we were pretty compliant for closer to ten days!)  This shrimp cake recipe is one of the gems that I …

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