Anyone else feel a bit of nostalgia when taking a bite of an Andes chocolate mint? I remember being so excited as a little girl whenever we would get a few, either at a restaurant after our meal, on top of the pillow at a hotel, or at someones house from a little glass dish in the living room. They were a common treat for guests, and always felt like a decadent surprise.
These chewy, chocolaty, minty cookies will melt in your mouth just like the candy and keep you coming back for more!
I am a big fan of Soyrizo. It’s a pretty common ingredient down here in San Diego, and is often preferred by meat-eaters to traditional chorizo. Luckily for me, it is also gluten free (or at least the brand I buy is). I love finding new ways to incorporate soyrizo into dishes that would otherwise not have that little spicy kick.
Classic Guacamole is an easy and traditional side dish that is healthy, vegan and naturally gluten free. It’s great as a dip, filler for meat free tacos or as a topping. It is popular with little ones and adults alike, and comes together in a snap!
There is something about a homemade marinade that really beats the store bought bottle. Maybe it’s the fresh ingredients, the lack of additives, or just the fact that they tend to be a bit cheaper! Regardless, this teriyaki is surprisingly quick and easy to slap together and taste amazing!
I’m a busy mom of two little girls, just trying to find the balance between being a great mom, a decent wife, making the most out of my career, and keeping myself sane. I have a passion for cooking, gardening and extra strong coffee.
A recent flair-up of an auto-immune disorder has led me down the path to a gluten-free diet in order to keep it under control. I invite you to follow me as I teach myself to cook classic recipes in a way that works for my family and our lifestyle.