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Happy Celiac Awareness Month! 

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).  The happenings:  I’m hosting a St. Louis Gluten Free Meet-Up this month. If you’d like more information please email me at sociableceliac@gmail.com May favorites:  Goodie Girl Cookies now at Starbucks !!!!!!! Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe and photo from Against All Grain

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 …

Peanut Butter Chocolate M&M Balls 

Oh the holiday’s… Filled with ugly sweaters, too many family parties, and food that kills your New Years diet before it even begins. I’m here to continue that trend with this extremely addicting and wildly unhealthy treat. Seriously, it took a lot of willpower not to just eat the peanut butter filling with a spoon before the party even started. These chocolate peanut butter goodies also only take about 35 minutes to make and can be made with ingredients you most likely already have in your home. This makes it the perfect last-minute treat to bring to your next holiday party. What you need: 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup (one stick) melted butter M&M’s to taste (leave a few for decoration at the end) 12oz package of chocolate chips Step 1: Melt your stick of butter. I melted mine in the microwave. Add the melted butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar to a bowl and mix until smooth. Step 2: Add the Christmas mini M&M’s next. The original recipe used traditional …

Homemade Buffalo Chicken Wings 

I recently went to dinner with some friends and they ordered buffalo wings and fried chicken bites with buffalo dipping sauce. I normally don’t get too jealous of my friends’ food but the smell of the buffalo sauce gave me the most intense craving. I couldn’t stop thinking about them. So, of course, to celebrate being done with my first semester of graduate school (YAY) my parents and I went full out. Homemade wings and homemade buffalo sauce. I haven’t had deep fried wings since I went gluten free in 2013 so this was a monumental moment. *If you’re looking for a healthy meal, this is not it* This is the dedicated fryer that I have for making gluten free goodies. It was bought for super cheap at Target. All that my mom and I did was put some raw chicken wings in a bag with some rice flour and shook them up until they were lightly coated with the flour. You could add any type of seasoning in with this if you wanted to spice …

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

One of the many perks of living at home when you are 22 years old is waking up to cinnamon rolls made from scratch from your awesome roommom and that is exactly what happened this Saturday morning. Cinnamon rolls are not something that I used to eat a lot before going gluten free so this was the first time I had a cinnamon roll since the summer of 2013 and it did not disappoint. Why don’t I eat more cinnamon rolls??? I was not present during the creation of this culinary masterpiece but my Mom did say “unless you absolutely love them I am not making them again because they were a piece of work.” Sorry Mom, I absolutely loved them. She found the recipe online and when I asked for the recipe for you all she sent me three screen shots from Facebook (she’s tech savvy). I had to do some digging to find the recipe. It is originally from Joan at Chocolate Chocolate and More and was modified to be gluten free by Fave Gluten …

Simply Balanced Pasta

I am the number one offender of “my eyes are bigger than my stomach”. You would think after all these years of making or taking too much food and not finishing it I would get the hint. I haven’t. Tonight was different though I made too much, I ate it all, and now I feel like I’m going to die. But at least that means that I loved what I made, right? I’ll keep telling myself that.  Target’s Simply Balanced brand is one of my favorites for many reasons but the price is definitely one of them. Almost always on sale or on Target’s Cartwheel coupon app (if you don’t have Cartwheel yet what are you doing with your life?!?!). You can normally find a bag for less than $3! I really love the taste of their gluten free pastas too. They have 3 types!! THREE!!!! The Fusilli pictured above is my go-to, but they also have penne and spaghetti. This pasta also tends to keep together better rather than fall apart and get mushy …

Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks 

I have mentioned how much I love cheese and with that, I love fried cheese…. How could you not?! Finding good mozzarella sticks that are gluten free has not been an easy task. One of my college roommates was also gluten free and she bought frozen gf moz sticks from Meijer one time and all of the breading fell off before we got them into the oven. We ended up having to break out the eggs and smash up some gluten free croutons to reattach the breading to even be able to cook them. It would have been easier to make them from scratch like I did below. I looked up a few different recipes for making your own fried cheese and then adapted them all into one of my liking. This was a lot easier than I originally thought it would be. I think frying my own food was the most intimidating part… I pictured my whole home engulfed in flames just because I wanted some fried cheese. I have also adapted the recipe to make fried calamari …