SURPRISE! Pre-Order Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Surprise! It’s my brand new cookbook

To say I am over the moon would be an understatement! I am beyond (and I do mean beyond) thrilled to OFFICIALLY announce the release of my brand new (and second) cookbook: Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life 

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Born from this blog’s ever popular: Gluten Free On the Go! series as well as my mission to lose 20lbs at the start of 2016 On the Go is truly my way of sharing and giving back the mouthwatering, healthy, fun, and simple gluten free meals that I create in advance to keep me safe and healthy. I created these recipes for those with limited time, limited resources, and sometimes limited energy to make meals that can be easily doubled, tripled, packed, frozen, made and taken out in advance for just about any meal occasion. These meals are created with seasonal, fresh, and mainly planted based ingredients that can be found in just about every farmer’s market or grocery store across the country. And guess what? You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.

You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.


  • Original recipes, never before seen on theglutenfreeblog
  • Entree focus meals with an emphasis on lunch and dinner
  • Color photos for nearly every recipe
  • Nutrition information for every recipe
  • Vegan cooking  tips, tricks, and hacks
  • Bonus dessert, snack, appetizer, and breakfast meal ideas
  • & Much More!


PRE-ORDER is now available, meaning today’s purchase will guarantee a digital download the day the cookbook hits newsstands September 3, 2016.

Hard copies will be available for purchase at a very special book signing event taking place on September 3, 2016 in Rochester, NY at the 1872 Cafe as well as shipment across the U.S.

For more pictures of what to expect, you can find all the sneak peeks shared on Instagram under #glutenfreeonthego.

To register for the in person book signing, FREE wellness showcase and seminar click HERE

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

The Food Processor Family Cookbook by Nicki Sizemore of From Scratch Fast | Book Review

I am super excited to finally share this review with you, Nicki Sizemore is the author of this amazing cookbook and of the From Scratch Fast blog. Nicki and I made a blogger to blogger connection late last year which led to me receiving an advance copy of her debut cookbook: The Food Processor Family Cookbook and culminating in a podcast episode that we recorded two weeks ago. Continue reading

Blend Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Holiday Volume, Review (REPOST)

Colder temperatures don’t mean that you have to put your blender away for the season. Especially not when you have one of my favorite cookbooks ever. Check out my (2013) review of Blend Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Holiday Volume 1 (and purchase your very own copy today. Continue reading

Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics

And to go along with my A+mazing review of Ina Garten’s Back to Basics is a very special recipe that I adapted to gluten free. Ina’s Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a breeze to put together and truly elevate the traditional oatmeal raisin cookie to something gourmet with the addition of toasted pecans and golden raisins. This is one cookie that will never go out of style. Continue reading

Gluten Free Book Review: Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano, MD (REPOST)

I was elated to receive an advanced copy of Dr. Alessio Fasano’s first book Gluten Freedom. As a celiac I have read more than a few books on celiac disease and gluten free living. After so many it’s easy to fall into the mindset of been there read that. Seriously after living with the ailment for so long it is easy to think you know all that one needs to know about the disease and that you have read all that needs to be read. It’s like until a cure is found what else do I need to read? I am sometimes guilty of this mindset but told myself to go into this book with an open mind. Continue reading

Gluten free menu plan: April 27-May 3 2014

live-wellInsanity doesn’t even begin to sum up our last two weeks or so I won’t even begin to try. What I will say is that opening our market(and bakery)  has been one of the most thrilling, challenging, and emotional experiences that I have had thus far in my life. Despite the upward hurdles I would not trade any of it for the world. Despite the sheer exhaustion and the feelings of failure that often arise I consider myself truly blessed and happy in more ways than one.

I’m also happy to get back to our regularly scheduled program of blogging and meal plans  since this space right here is where it all began. A fact that I won’t soon forget. This weeks menu plan is simple yet diverse enough to have something for everyone. A few awesome salads are featured as well as a super easy crock pot chicken recipe that works for any occasion. Live well. Be well. Eat Well.

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Cream of Rice w/ Cinnamon and Fresh Fruitcream of rice
Chocolate Banana Apple Smoothie chocolate banana apple smoothie
Vegan Sorghum Pancakes w/ New York Maple Syrupsorghum pancakes
Raw Buckwheat Porridge (Recipe & Photo courtesy of OhSheGlows)buckwheat
Parmesan Spinach Pasta SaladParmasean spinach pasta salad copy
General Tso Like Cauliflower w Brown RiceHealthier-Roasted-Gobi-Manchurian
Saffron Road Bibimbop Tofu bibimboptofu
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos (Recipe & Photo courtesy Skinnytaste)crock-pot-chicken-and-black-bean-taco-salad
Wild Caught Salmon + Quinoa & SaladWild Grilled Salmon w:Mixed Spinach Salad
Veggie Taco Salad w/ Udi’s Homemade Tortilla ChipsTaco Salad
Dessert of the Week:

For more gluten free menu planning ideas visit Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

For paleo, gluten, & dairy free recipes visit Elana’s Pantry

For recipes that combine whole foods with Weight Watcher’s savvy visit Everyday Maven

For lunch ideas visit Oh My Veggies

For lunch box and super kid friendly recipe ideas visit I’m A Celiac

Gluten free book review: Make Ahead Paleo & The Food Blogger Cookbook Swap

Food-Blogger-Cookbook-SwapLast year I missed the deadline to join Faith Gorsky and Alyssa Brantley’s Food Blogger Prop Swap so I was more than excited when the announcement for their Food Blogger Cookbook swap rolled around last month. What a cool concept. Right?

The Food Blogger Cookbook Swap, hosted by Alyssa of and Faith of is a virtual swap where food bloggers are paired and each mails a new or gently used cookbook to the other. This provides an opportunity for networking and finding and receiving an amazing cookbook to add to one’s collection.

Unfortunately an unexpected death in my family threw off my timeline and schedule so I was unable send a cookbook to my assigned blogger partner. However, I couldn’t have asked for a better blogger partner. Glenda Embree of Busy At Home sent me this amazing cookbook:

make ahead paleo bookI love to read. I love to cook. But most importantly I love to read cookbooks so after excitedly ripping off the packaging I was enamored by the stunning full page and full color photos. Make Ahead Paleo is written by Paleo living maven and food blogger (The Healthy GF Life) Tammy Credicott. Tammy has written a gorgeous how to guide on how to live and eat paleo for the whole family. The book features simple easy to follow and prepare recipes. The book gives a college 101 approach to paleo living and how busy families can easily adapt the paleo lifestyle.

What struck me right away is the number of meat friendly recipes that the book contains. Chicken, pork, turkey you name if meat is your forte there is a recipe for you. I for one am not much of a meat eater but there are more than enough plant based recipes to choose from. Of course, as a baker I was most interested in the desserts and in this category Tammy does not disappoint. There’s an abundance of grain free and naturally sweetened takes on your favorites sweet treats. Tammy’s Nut Free Granola Bars were an easy choice since I’ve been on a homemade granola kick as of late. These bars are super simple to assemble (like 1-5 scale, a 1) and contain some of my favorite ingredients including: coconut, coconut oil, sunflower seeds, and sunbutter. My version came out wonderful albeit slightly crispy since I was distracted for a split second and they over baked in my convection oven. (Granola is very easy to over bake. My tip is bake at a lower temp for a longer time for best results)

Nut Free Granola BarsPaleo, gluten free, or sugar free it really doesn’ t matter what food lifestyle you ascribe. This is a cookbook works for even the most basic cook. Ideal for anyone looking for a simple guide to cooking healthy, nutritious and flavorful meals using whole, clean, and organic ingredients. With tips and tricks for making ahead, a week long meal plan, and other features Make Ahead is a must for every cook. I look forward to delving deeper into this gem and making more of Tammy’s recipes part of my growing collection.

I cannot wait to read about the experiences of my fellow bloggers and their swap experience. In fact you can read about their experiences as well by clicking on one of the links below.

A Baker’s House
An Edible Mosaic
avocado bravado
Blue Kale Road
Blueberries And Blessings
Cheap Recipe Blog
Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Create Amazing Meals
Cucina Kristina
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cupcake Project
Dinner is Served 1972
Done With Corn
Eats Well With Others
Everyday Maven
Flour Me With Love 
From My Sweet Heart 
Great Food 360° 
Healthy. Delicious. 
I’m Gonna Cook That! 
Je Mange la Ville 
Karen’s Kitchen Stories 
Kitchen Treaty 
Olive and Herb
OnTheMove-In The Galley 
Our Best Bites 
Paleo Gone Sassy
poet in the pantry 
Rhubarb and Honey 
Rocky Mountain Cooking
Shikha la mode 
Shockingly Delicious
Sifting Focus 
Spoonful of Flavor 
Tara’s Multicultural Table 
The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler 
The Suburban Soapbox 
The Whole Family’s Food 

P.S. Special thanks to Faith and Alyssa for this wonderful opportunity and your patience throughout this process.