Chocolate Mint Power Balls

Mint Chocolate Power Balls | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

These energy-packed power balls are one of my favorite cures for feeling sluggish during a long work day. The hot weather has been pretty draining where I live, and  has often left me feelingblah. Enter: chocolate + mint + loads of nutritious energy foods for a healthy pick me up! Medjool dates are the king of 

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Honeydew Peach Smoothie

Honeydew Peach Smoothie | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

It has been a pretty fruit filled week. We visited our favorite produce market and found the mother-load of peaches. Their was an over-ripe box of locally peaches grown in nearby Yakima, Washington sitting in the corner of the store on discount.  20 pounds for only $10.00! Score! We spent close to an hour washing, 

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Gluten Free Raw Blackberry Crisp

Gluten Free Raw Blackberry Crisp | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

The continuing heat wave has caused blackberries to ripen by the bucket-load! We journeyed down to the river yesterday, Sisko taking point, when we happened upon several enormous wild blackberry bushes. Jackpot! We hurried home to retrieve our blackberry picking essentials, two plastic bags, and harvested all the ripe berries.  In just over a half hour 

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

August has arrived, and has brought along some pleasant, balmy 100+ degree days.  Oh, August why so overbearing?  Wheres your subtle touch and a kind word with a cool breeze?  I think September is beckoning.  The last thing I want to do is heat up the house making dinner during a heat wave, so the past week 

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Gluten Free Vegan Nacho Cheese

Gluten Free Vegan Nacho Cheese | glutenfreeifyouplease,com

I did a happy dance twirl as I walked through the shiny double doors at the grocery store. I made a beeline for the bulk section, and marveled at all the options.  Pounds of nutritional yeast, almonds, all types of brown rice pastas, delicious gluten free snacks, and of course, all sorts of chocolate! We currently live 

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Gluten Free Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Gluten Free Vegan Biscuits and Gravy | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

My grandmother makes the most amazing buttermilk biscuits. I never saw her use a recipe. I never thought anything of it either. Shes grandma, so of course she knows how to cook everything. She would float around the kitchen in a steady rhythm grabbing her essentials. Then, without measuring, she would put a little palm 

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Gluten Free Vegan Eggplant Lasagna

Gluten Free Eggplant Lasagna | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

I remember when I used to live off of conventional pastas.  All kinds of pastas: lasagna, fettuccini, spaghetti, macaroni, tortellini, and the list goes on!  When I made a commitment to eat a gluten free diet, I made it my personal mission to recreate my favorites, in a new light.  This eggplant lasagna is one 

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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pancake | glutenfreeifyouplease.com

Some of my fondest memories growing up revolve around waking up to the smell of pancakes cooking.  On the weekends, if I was lucky, my alarm clock was the sweet smell of maple syrup and freshly made silver dollar pancakes prepared by my Dad.  In this recipe I use a blend of rice flours, tapioca starch, and 

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