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Recipe: Apple Coffee Cake

Here we are again, halfway through the week! Congrats on making it this far. 🙂 The weather finally changed over the weekend and we now feel like fall in the south east. The days still may reach 80+ degrees, but the evenings are amazing! When the weather chills out, my kitchen warms up. All week scents of cinnamon and pumpkin spice have been wafting through my home. What about you? Since I’m on a roll with fall recipes, I thought I would share a perfect treat to accompany your ‘cup of joe’ in the mornings. Check out this Apple Coffee Cake! I can’t take all the credit for this one. I was walking through the bakery aisle at Earth Fare and I saw a “gluten” version of this cake and thought, I bet I could make this. Once my groceries were unpacked, I hit up Google and found this wonderful…

Recipe: Gluten Free Gingersnaps

While it still doesn’t feel like fall here in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina, that won’t stop me from baking all things spiced! I am currently craving anything with cinnamon or ginger and that includes these Gluten Free Gingersnap cookies I’m sharing with you today. This paleo friendly recipe yields one dozen gooey, fudge-like cookies. Enjoy them with a cold glass of almond milk or topped with vanilla cashew ice cream. I have already made two batches of these amazing treats and I’m sure they won’t be my last this season.

Where to Stay and Eat Gluten Free in Asheville North Carolina

Historically, September is a busy time for our family. This year was no different. Last week, Nick flew to Nashville for a work conference and I flew to Manchester, NH, to visit my family. When we returned home, we really wanted to reconnect and celebrate our upcoming engagement anniversary. We live only two hours from Asheville, NC, and thought a quick 24 hour road trip would be perfect! The goal of our getaway was to rest, eat and explore the downtown.  Here are 5 Places to Eat and Drink Gluten Free in Asheville, North Carolina. 1. Over Easy Cafe With a full day of walking ahead of us, we started the day with a healthy breakfast at Over Easy Cafe. This small, eclectic restaurant featuring local artist’s work opens at 8 AM and fills up fast. It’s a first come, first serve style which means you need to show up early…

Recipe: Gluten Free Lemon Cookies

It’s the first week of June and things are starting to heat up down here in North Carolina. When it gets hot, I crave refreshing foods. Lemon flavored desserts not only clear the palette but perfectly end any meal. I recently found a recipe for Gluten Free Lemon Cookies that have been a hit with my husband. They don’t last long and I think I’ll be baking double batches next time! What I love about this recipe is the simple ingredient list, how fast these cookies are ready to eat and the fluffy, moist texture. We keep these in the refrigerator for a fresh, chilled dessert. They are great straight out of the oven as well. You can’t go wrong with these cute cookies!

Kite Hill Dairy Free Cream Cheese Review + Crockpot Recipe

Memorial Day weekend, I learned my lesson. Never walk into a weekend unprepared. I was coming off of a week of traveling and had not properly planned meals. This left us watching everyone at the pool eating pizzas, drinking sodas and snacking on chips. We were craving everything that’s terrible for you. Then we made the mistake of venturing to the grocery store. While falling off the healthy diet wagon looks quite different from individual to individual, for us it equates to binging on chips, cashew ice cream, gluten free pizza and cookies. We were not off to a great start after our holiday weekend. I was determined to do better. The neighborhood pool has opened up for the summer season. We enjoy spending Saturday and Sunday morning soaking up a little Vitamin D. This means I need to plan healthy pool snacks and have lunch ready for when we…

2017 Spring Trip to NH + Skillet Recipe

Morning, Ya’ll! I’m back from spending a week in my home state of New Hampshire. There is something special about spring in New England. The beauty of the crisp morning air, birds singing, ombre shades of green everywhere you look and all the locals smiling at the sun as they soak in its warmth! Even though I’m a Southern gal now, I still remember how good it felt to have the snowy, winter months behind me and summer days at the lake awaiting me. Where i ate Today was my second day back at the gym after a week of rest and traveling. I managed to stay on my Paleo, gluten free diet almost the entire trip. My first morning in the Lakes Region, I took my grandfather and brother out to eat at Kitchen Cravings. I had my usual plate of scrambled eggs, fruit and sausage with a much…

3 Days in Charleston: Where to Stay and Play Gluten Free

Last March my husband, Nick, and I celebrated our six-year wedding anniversary. Every year we travel someplace fun. With our recent move and home purchase, we thought it best to find a place close to Charlotte. We chose Charleston, South Carolina. It is a quick four-hour road trip from the Queen City. Charleston Day 1 We arrived at our hotel in the heart of the city ready to see and do everything Charleston had to offer. King Charles Inn was the perfect location for walking to all the tourist spots and best restaurants. The staff welcomed us with an anniversary card, champagne and chocolates. With half the day left to sight see and eat, we chose to browse King Street, walk Historic Charleston City Market and have dinner at Sticky Fingers Ribhouse. They had an entire gluten free menu but my favorite item was the sticky potato skins! It was early…

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Energy Balls

When do you find it the most difficult to eat healthy? For me, it is when I travel. Whether it is a road trip, an international flight or an airport layover, I can never seem to find a restaurant that meets all my dietary needs. Chocolate Almond Energy Balls to the rescue! These sweet treats not only fix that afternoon sugar craving, but they are naturally filling and full of good things for your body. On weight training days, I eat a few of these in-between meals. When traveling, I throw a couple in my purse and freeze the rest to store in my luggage for later. After viewing a few mouth-watering photographs below, scroll down to print the recipe for yourself!