Cheezy Kale & Quinoa Crackers

Cheezy Kale + Quinoa Crackers - a healthy, gluten-free & vegan snack!

Are you a snacker? I personally have always been a snack person.

My snack attacks usually hit sometime between 3 and 4 pm. I realize I still have a ways until dinner. Lunch has been digested and get I that hunger pang stirring up inside my belly.

Whenever my body goes into a full-blow snack attack, I always find myself searching for something crunchy. Sometimes it’s satisfied by an apple, sometimes carrots and hummus will do the trick, but sometimes that single box (or bag) of packaged goodies is calling my name.

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Peachy Oatmeal Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Peachy Oatmeal Banana BreadEver had a week that you look back on and wish that you could just erase? One of those points in time that you would never want to relive again; where your life would be more centered, your mind would be more calm and your spirit would be brighter if you were able to just skip it?

Last week was one of those weeks for me. A week filled with stress, long days and exhaustion.

There’s nothing better then the clock to hitting 5pm on Friday (or earlier if you’re lucky) and you’re released. You can put all that negativity behind you and you have two full days to breathe. To relax. To recharge.

And if you’re like me, bake.

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Vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers - a vegetarian and gluten-free option everyone will adore

I was never really a fan of veggie burgers until I started making them myself. At first, all I associated with veggie burgers were those flat, cardboard discs that taste like…well garbage. And while I used to eat them from time to time, thinking that they had to be “healthy” since they were vegetarian, I never enjoyed them.

But going gluten-free changed that for me. 

Wheat lurked in almost every product that I found (yes, in the freezer aisle) and even though I never even enjoyed them, I found myself longing for a good ol’ veggie burger.

So I started experimenting.

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Spaghetti & Chocolate Cake [a Gogo Quinoa Giveaway]

GoGo Quinoa Giveaway - Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cake (made with healthy ingredients!)

One of the best parts of my business is that I not only get to cook and talk about food all the time, it’s that I’m also able to share new and exciting products that I’ve discovered with you.

If you’re anything like me, while you do love to play and experiment in the kitchen, sometimes you appreciate convenience. Convenience of opening a package or box of something, and having dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.

But it’s tough to do this when you also put an emphasis on the actual foods you’re putting into your body. Most of those boxed or packaged things you buy in the store are loaded with crap. Crap that you can’t even pronounce let alone would like to ingest.

So it’s those moments where you find a company that produces products that are not only delicious, but also made with real, whole ingredients that it feels like you’ve struck gold.

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Tropical Mango-Coconut Quinoa Muffins

Tropical Mango-Coconut Quinoa Muffins - healthy, gluten-free breakfast treats studded with fresh tropical flavors

When I was in high-school, my family and I went to Costa Rica. It was a family vacation and we spent 12 days traveling around the country, seeing the jungle, the cloud forests, the pacific ocean (my first time!), watching colorful birds and interesting animals.

And while I can look back on each of those moments fondly, there is one part of the trip that really stands out.

The mangos.

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