Cookie Recipe Roundup | Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies 2017

The 2nd Annual Cookie Recipe Roundup Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies

The 2nd Annual Cookie Recipe Roundup compiles all the cookies that made this year’s Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies. I hope you are having a wonderful day, spending time with family, and eating amazing food & gluten free cookies. Until next year.

Most Viewed Cookie This Week: Brown Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie

Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies 2017:
(1) Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog + cookies = pure decadence

(2) Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip 

A gift from Ina

(3) Salted Cinnamon Sugar Caramel Apple Blondies

Caramel blondies

(4) Simple Shortbread

Shortbread delights

(5) Hazel Nut Almond Graham Crackers 

Gluten free graham crackers

(6) Grain- Free Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain free

(8) Brown Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

(10) Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

The best cookies ever

(11) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Cookies

The perfect breakfast cookie

(12) Pumpkin Cheesecake + Shortbread Bars

Cheesecake + shortbread  = perfect match


The Gluten Free Chef’s Top 10 Strawberry Dessert Recipes | Recipe Roundup

I originally intended this post to go live yesterday just in time for the Fourth of July. Naturally, a fatigue flare got the best of my plans and I decided to take the day to rest.

As a chronically ill entrepreneur and content creator knowing how and when to turn off my work is a constant challenge; and even though I’m technically on vacation, my mind is always on overdrive thinking up articles, blog posts, and recipes to share here on theglutenfreechefblog.

But I digress

If you’ve follow me on Facebook and Instagram you’d know that over the last week (or so) I’ve been sharing my favorite strawberry recipes from the past. I’ve long had an affinity for strawberries but didn’t realize how many are actually here on the blog. So, I’ve decided to round up ten of my favorite strawberry dessert recipes.

The Gluten Free Chef’s Top 10 Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Dark Cherry Crumble I

Roasted Strawberry & Dark Cherry Crumble

Strawberry Buttermilk Pie

stovetop strawberry jam final

Simple Strawberry Stovetop Jam

Strawberry Lemonade


Strawberry Almond Granola

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Watermelon Slush

Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet

Roasted Beet Strawberry Sorbet

Recipe Roundup: August 2015

Well my summer break is over. September is upon us, school is in session, and my schedule is about to become crazier than ever. But I had a great summer. I worked  a lot. I also rested, meditated, plotted, planned, and recharged. I walked. I ran. I explored. I had fun. Of course, summer is technically still in session, but with school starting before labor day a slow transition is just not how the cookie crumbled this year. But before I digress any longer, check out all the recipes and food inspired posts that happened throughout the month of August. I baked quite a bit and also debuted two new features. I’m so excited to continue to bring you new and exciting content. The best is yet to come 🙂  Continue reading

Pesto Recipe Roundup

For the past three summers I’ve grown basil in my garden. I love fresh basil and having the ability to run out to my yardand snip a few leaves for cooking is more than amazing.  I’ve experimented with various incarnations of pesto and figured it was time to share the pesto recipes I’ve created and adapted so far on the blog. Check it out here ——-> Continue reading

One Bowl Banana Split|REPOST


Simple is best. Keep It Simple. You get my drift?  Life is complicated. Relationships are complex. Food should be simple, clean, and fresh. This One Bowl Banana Split recipe that I shared last year embodies these qualities.  Continue reading

Recipe Roundup: Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

As the saying goes better late than never. My year end was crazy busy to say the least so I’m a few days past due the obligatory year end compilations. I wanted to compile the 10 most viewed recipes of this year +1 . Blogging and recipe writing took a back seat for me for most of 2014 but I am thankful for the journey I had in starting a business and learning something new every single day. I can say that I am happy to almost be back to devoting the majority of my time to recipe writing, cooking, and of course blogging. So without further adieu Continue reading

Recipes for free: Bun-less Chicken Fajita Burgers w/ Guacamole

grilled chicken burgerI tastespotted this wonderful Faijita Chicken Burger recipe over on one of my favorite blogs Prevention RD. For some reason it just peaked my pinterest and I made plans to recreate it for Sunday’s dinner. I’m constantly on the hunt for the best meat-free burgers but every now and again I like to indulge in a chicken or turkey burger. This burger met the bill in that it was simple and full of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Of course, the best gluten free hamburger bun remains elusive so instead of ruining my burger moment with a less than stellar bun I opted to forgo it all together and have my version bun-less. Check out my adapted version below and be sure to check out Prevention RD for the this and many other A+mazing healthy and original recipes.

Bun-less Fajita Chicken Burger w/Homemade Guacamole adapted from Prevention RD’s Fajita Chicken Burgers
1 pound organic ground chicken
1 cup fresh kale
1 egg, whisked
2 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup gf bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons onion flakes
2 tablespoons minced garlic
salt, black pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, to taste

1 sweet white onion, sliced
2 cups kale
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 medium tomato, sliced
salt and black pepper, to taste
homemade guacamole
cheddar cheese

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the burger ingredients until well-incorporated  to form into 3-4 patties, about 5 inches in diameter each.
    Preheat gas grill to 375 F. Grill burgers 6 minutes per side or until cooked through, flipping halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Once hot add the onions and kale and cook 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the bell pepper slices and cook 15-20 minutes or until very tender and slightly caramelized.
  3. To assemble, spread a little guacamole on plate, top with fresh kale leaves to garnish. Top with burger. Top burger with cheddar cheese, sautéed onions, peppers, and kale then top with two tablespoons more guacamole.  Serve immediately.

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