Recipe Roundup: 40 A+mazing Summer Inspired Recipes

summer-time-wallpapers_22220_1680x10501Monday marked the unofficial start of summer and I couldn’t be happier. Temperatures my way have hovered in the high 70’s for a couple weeks now and sunshine runs aplenty. Can you believe we are just about done with the month of May? So much has happened this year and many more A+mazing things lie on the horizon. It hasn’t quite yet sank in that we have crossed the threshold of winter or that I’m the co-owner of a gluten free bakery. But what I do know is that I will relish every warm, hot, humid, and sunshine-y day. To ring in summer and celebrate this crazy thing called my LIFE I’ve compiled 40 of my most summer friendly and recipes. This is the second summer this blog has been in existence and we’ve been long overdue for a compilation post. So without further adieu:

40 A+mazing Summer Inspired Recipes
Kale & Quinoa Bowl
Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley
Beet Green, Snap Pea & Tofu Stirfry
Wild Caught Salmon
Easy Does It Grilled Chicken
Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta
Lemon Thyme Tilapia
Green Tomato Pesto Pizza
Swiss Chard Pesto Pizza w/ Cauliflower Crust
Quinoa w/Spinach and Pesto
Pan-Fried Tofu Burgers
Pinto Bean & Corn Quesadillas

Apple Chai Spice Breakfast Quinoa
Honey Vanilla Granola
Vegan Sorghum Pancakes
Strawberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Pancakes

Sauteed Kale & Mushrooms
Curry Cabbage Stirfry
Sweet Potato Fries
Udi’s Tortilla Chips and Peach Guacamole

Veggie Taco Salad
Dole Broccoli Slaw
Curry Raisin Potato Salad
Apricot Melon Fruit Salad
Curry Turkey Salad

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Lemon Sorbet
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse
Coconut Strawberry Bisque

Apple Blueberry Crisp
Lemon Poppy-Seed Pound Cake
Lemon Pudding Cake
Mango Carrot Cake
Apple Fritters

PB & J Berry Smoothie
Banana Chai Spice Smoothie
Wendy’s Copycat Chocolate Frosty Smoothie
French Vanilla Black Tea Smoothie

Photo credit: The Sweat Shoppe

Recipe Roundup: March 2014

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So we failed to deliver on our promise to deliver more recipes to you throughout the month of March. 🙁 What can I say? March madness and time got away from me. We will be back to blogging and delivering A+mazing recipes as soon as we get our store launched. In the meantime check out the recipes we cooked up this month.


Four Bean & Red Quinoa Salad

Mushroom and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Mushroom & Broccoli Macaroni w/ Cheese Sauce

Cubed Eggplant

Pan Fried Eggplant w/ Baby Potatoes

Spicy Curry Rice Noodles w Eggplant

Spicy Curry Rice Noodles w/ Eggplant

Recipe Roundup: February 2014

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By the grace of God we have made it to March. Thank you Lord! March is finally here and that means less than a month until Spring. Of course here in the northeast winter can very well last clear through May. But I’m keeping my hope, prayer, faith and positivity alive that our weather will reflect the correct season at the correct time this year. But before I digress too much check out the recipes I posted throughout February. I apologize for the short list. A busy schedule, vacation , and winter blues kept my creativity low and slow during the month. I promise to make it up to you all this month along with some very exciting announcements. Stay tuned!


Honey Vanilla Granola

vegan peanut butter chocolate mousse

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse


Slow Cooker Apple Cider


Cranberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie


Peanut Butter Coconut Granola

Recipe roundup: A Tribute to Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip CookiesOne would be hard pressed to search the web and not find a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. In fact a simple Google search will pull up millions (literally) of recipes for the all American classic. What is it about the chocolate chip cookie that screams American tradition? A staple in just about every kitchen, every mom and grandma makes claims to have the world’s greatest. The perfect recipe. The best combination. The foolproof technique. No matter the technique, variation, or ingredient there is something nostalgic about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. As a gluten free baker I’ve tried, retried, converted, test baked and perfected quite a few recipes. One recent baking session sparked the idea for this post. A post where I show some long overdue love to the classic chocolate chip cookie. I have compiled five of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes from a few of my favorite blogs. Most are gluten free a few are not but can be easily converted with a cup for cup all purpose flour blend. As you know Enjoy Life is my go to brand for allergen free chocolate.

How do you like your chocolate chips? Let me know in the comments and be sure to try one of these A+mazing recipes and share a few of your favorites.

the gluten free chef’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies courtesy of Blissful Eats brown butter chocolate cookies
Gluten free, Dairy free Chocolate Chip Cookies courtesy of Silvana’s KitchenChunk Cookies_png-e1367498983963
Date- Sweetened Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies courtesy of The Sweetest Kitchendate quinoa chocolate chip cookies
Protein Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies courtesy of The Iron YouProtein oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
 Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker eggnog chocolate-chunk-cookies-25-600

Recipe roundup: January 2014

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Finally January 2014 is no more. Thirty-one days is a long month and the deep freeze, grey skies, and snow that we had this month made it seem more unbearable than usual. But alas one month closer to spring. Until then here is January’s recipe roundup.


Potato Leek Soup w/Kale


Chocolate Frosty Smoothie


Homemade Hot Cocoa

PB & J Smoothie

Smoothie Roundup

Cranberry Danish

Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish

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butternut squash

Butternut Macaroni & Bleu Cheese

pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk 

Smoothie roundup: January 13-17, 2014

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Just as I promised the smoothie recipes from the entire week. Which was was your favorite. Leave me a comment.


baked apple pie smoothie

Baked Apple Pie

banana chai

Banana Chai

cranberry jam

Cranberry Orange

PB & J Smoothie

PB&J Smoothie

black tea

French Vanilla Black Tea



Recipe roundup: the gluten free chef’s 10 Favorite Recipes of 2013

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My year end roundups wouldn’t be complete without a compilation of my personal favorite recipes of the year. You know you are a true foodie when you find yourself searching your own blog to recreate recipes that you’ve developed. It was difficult to narrow down my favorites to just ten. I developed some truly awesome recipes this year many of which I turn to time and time again. So without further adieu: the gluten free chef’s 10 Favorite Recipes of 2013!

pina colada

Pina Colada Smoothie

Quinoa w:spinach and feta

Quinoa w/Spinach & Feta

Black Pepper Scones I

Black Pepper Cinnamon Scones

Tomato Pesto Pasta

Tomato Pesto Pasta

Sorghum Biscuits

Sorghum Biscuits

Tomato pesto pizza I

Tomato Pesto Pizza


Simple Peach Raspberry Jam

Grapfruit Cocktail

Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

Parmasean spinach pasta salad copy

Parmesan Spinach Pasta Salad

Red White Blue No-Bake Cheesecake II

Red White & Blue Cheesecake

PB & J Smoothie

PB&J Smoothie