Month: January 2017

Homemade Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I’ve never even had a spring roll before let alone attempted to make them but I was very surprised how quick and easy it was to make these. They weren’t the prettiest spring rolls but they tasted amazing. I adapted the recipe from one of my favorite cookbook authors Gina Homolka at Skinnytaste.com. She classifies all of her recipes and has a gluten free category which makes it really easy to sort through her impressive repertoire of recipes. Check out the original recipe and the rest of Gina’s awesome site here. I started off by making the sauce. I could not find hoisin sauce to save my life so I improvised by looking up a recipe online for homemade hoisin and went from there. The following is the recipe I used. My boyfriend loved the sauce so much that he kept the leftover amount to “dip whatever food I can” in it later this week. That is also why the photo above is not great, we inhaled the sauce before I remembered to take a picture. 1/3 cup creamy …

San Clemente Cookie Dough Co.

Full disclosure, I got this cookie dough for free but I wouldn’t share it with you if I didn’t love it. Like come on guys, it’s cookie dough that is GF, DF, and organic and can be eaten RAW. Take that mom, I am going to eat the cookie dough raw!!!! I’ve been wanting to try this product for years and then they disappeared so I am so happy that Mike is back with his awesome cookie dough. Help San Clemente Cookie Dough Company get their product to market. They produce a gluten free, dairy free and egg free organic cookie dough that is delicious. Follow them at @sccookiedough and click this link to make a small donation to help them get going. They are great baked as well!! Pop them in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes grab yourself a big glass of milk and enjoy. 

2017: Time To Accept My Normal 

Celiac Disease is not glamorous and a lot of times it is the farthest from that. This year I have decided to make my new years resolution to accept my normal. Living with an invisible disease, most people do not know the full extent of my illness and the struggles I deal with on a daily basis because I don’t look sick. I am going to be extremely honest in this post in hopes that it helps someone going through something similar or to help someone have more sympathy for things they do not understand. (And honestly to help myself more than anything) I have been living with Celiac Disease since I diagnosed at the age of 19 but I am coming to the realization that I have yet to accept that this is the hand that I was dealt. I ended my 2016 ill and crying in the bathroom of a good friend’s apartment while the party raged on a floor below. The last hour of 2016 was spent in and out of the bathroom …