I truly have nothing to say about this recipe other than it went the fastest at our superbowl party and I want to eat them every day for every meal. Okay now scroll through and make these bad boys.
Let me just start by saying that there is much debate about if certain types of alcohol are gluten free or not. I don’t have time for that shiz so I stick to what I drink and you do you boo (or course only if you are of legal drinking age).
Here is what I am drinking right now:
1. Dry White Wine – usually Trader Joe’s 2 buck chuck Sauvignon Blanc because I’m ballin’ on a Social Worker’s budget.
2. Hard Seltzer – Here are my favorites in order
– Truly: Grapefruit & Pomelo (if you get the multi-flavor pack you may have to mix the lemon & yuzu one with tea/sprite/flavored vodka like I do because I think they are nasty on their own; the rest of the flavors are good)
– White Claw: Ruby Grapefruit / lime flavors are my favorite. Black Cherry and Raspberry aren’t my favorite. I think they are too sweet for a seltzer and I drink seltzer to get away from the sweetness of Cider
3. Hard Cider – Ace Pear and all of Seattle Cider Co.‘s normal ciders are my go-tos. BUT I hate Ace Pineapple and some of the seasonal Seattle’s can get too funky for my liking. I have no brand loyalty… I will praise one of your products and shit on the others.
4. A whole bunch of tequila to make you forget that you have a chronic illness. Kidding but seriously, love me a good homemade margarita. Especially from Mission Taco Joint.
What are your favorite alcoholic drinks? Throw them in the comments!
As I reflect on the past year, I have to admit that I did not accomplish all my health goals for the year. However, if you read my New Year’s Eve post from last year, I am happy to say that I am in a way better place than I was last year (thankfully). I have some incredible things planned for 2018 and I hope you stick with me to see them out. Below are just a few of my favorite things from this year, I could write you a novel on all the great things I experienced this year but no one wants to read that. Make sure to answer the poll at the end!
Places to find Recipes (I tend to adapt any recipe to be gluten free instead of looking for already gluten free recipes, FYI)
St. Louis Restaurants
Gluten Free Instagram Ladies
Check out my Instagram story highlight for some of my favorite gf gals that you should definitely follow.
Not gluten free favs
Instagram: (of dogs because what else would you want to look at)
I have been failing miserably at posting here. My b, guys. I’ll keep this short because I hate when bloggers type a novel before their recipes. 90% of us scroll to the bottom immediately anyway, right??
So here’s a picture of the final product and the spice blend to this incredibly yummy and easy spin on chicken and rice. You may have to adjust the amount of chicken broth and cornstarch depending on how thick/thin you like your sauce. I hope you enjoy!!
On this weeks edition of food I made that looks like vomit, we have Rotel Dip aka my go-to party dip. This dip is seriously so easy its impossible to mess up (except that one time Sam messed it up but that was my bad for literally only giving him the ingredients and not the instructions)
– 1-3 Jalapeno (depending on how spicy you like it)
– 2 cans of Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
– 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese
– 1 lb pork sausage
– Brown pork sausage in large pan. When done remove from pan, drain grease, and set aside.
-Drain one can of Rotel and leave the other with juices. Add the Rotel to pan on medium heat with the 2 blocks of cream cheese and diced jalapenos. Let the cream cheese melt for about 5 minutes then add sausage back into pan. (I only used one jalapeno this time because it was fresh from my mom’s garden and they tend to be much hotter than canned.)
– Continue to stir until cream cheese has completely melted and there are no chunks left.
– Add to crock-pot to keep hot throughout party and enjoy! I prefer to use Frito Scoops with this dip but any tortilla chip does the job.
lol sorry for this heinous pic, remembered to take it after people already started eating because I am The World’s Best Food Blogger™
Do you have a favorite party dip? Let me know in the comments!
Soulard Coffee Garden is a cozy spot located in the Historic Soulard Neighborhood near Downtown St. Louis. At first glance, you would never expect this hole in the wall restaurant to have great gluten free options but stop in and you’ll be surprised. Menu items are marked with a “G” if they are gluten free and the home fries are baked not fried. And let’s not forget the mimosa pitches and other boozy breakfast delights.
My go-to’s are the Hash & Eggs (pictured here) and the Slinger. Always get the home fries, you will regret it if you don’t.
Check them out here and hmu next time you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a brunch date 😉
I think the name says it all with this one. New Day is a completely gluten free restaurant that features a cafe and bakery. They, also, ship their products Nationwide.
Pictured above is the Italian Melt Sandwich with chips. I cannot stop thinking about the bun, it almost tasted like real bread!!!! Everything I have gotten from here as always exceeded my expectations.
Retreat Gastropub does not advertise their gluten free options but they have gluten free buns and a dedicated fryer for their amazing french fries. My go-to is the farmhouse burger because I cannot resist a fried egg.
They, also, have GF crusts for their flatbreads but last time I was there the wait staff told me that they are not celiac safe because they cook them on the same surface as gluten crusts.
As always, make sure to ask each time to ensure their fryer policies have not changed!
This upcoming summer I will have officially been gluten free for four long, rollercoaster years. If you would have told me that I would be where I am today four years ago, I don’t think I would have believed you. I was about to be a junior in college, had gone through some major life changes outside of my diet, and now I was supposed to give up pizza rolls? I was in a rage of teenage angst and had no idea where to start.
Here are the 10 things I wish I would have known when I first went gluten free:
As you know, it’s May. What you may not know is that it’s Celiac Awareness Month! I typically have no shame in spamming the internet with all things gluten free but this is the month to turn it up to 11. Advocacy is the name of the game in May (and every other month).
I’m hosting a St. Louis Gluten Free Meet-Up this month. If you’d like more information please email me at email@example.com
Goodie Girl Cookies now at Starbucks !!!!!!!
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe and photo from Against All Grain