Andrea Joy

Credit analyst by day, gluten-free cook and blogger by night; I try to enjoy all that life has to offer and love spending time with family and friends.

Snap Peas and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce

On my way home from work the other night I was thinking about everything in my fridge and pantry trying to decide what to make for dinner. I knew I had wine (always do) and I had these beautiful looking sugar snap peas that were craving a dish to be in. Conveniently I had some leftover whipping cream too. After mulling through my options, this Snap Peas and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce was born....more

Bacon Kale Pasta

Everywhere I turn lately, kale seems to be the "it" food. Labeled as the "queen of greens" and the "healthiest food on the planet", I had to wonder what all the hype was about. After doing a little research, I was convinced that my diet definitely needed more kale in it. Often times, a gluten-free diet is lower in essential nutrients, and not being one to want to take a multi-vitamin, I try to load up on fruits and veggies instead of processed foods. Since kale is loaded with nutrients and has many health benefits, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. ...more
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Homemade Gluten Free Pancakes

When I was growing up, I used to be able to sleep in till noon or later on the weekends. One of my favorite things though was being woken up by my mom to "Pancakes will be ready soon". This simple phrase got me right out of bed, despite not being a morning person at all. To this day, I still love me some pancakes on a weekend morning. ...more

Gluten-Free Banana Pudding

 As long as I have known him (which has been over 8 years now), my husband always looks forward to Thanksgiving, because his grandma makes him one of his all-time favorites: banana pudding. Although I wasn't diagnosed with Celiac until a couple years after meeting Steven, for some reason I had never tried his grandma's banana pudding. The brilliant idea came to me to make it the other day so I could see for myself what got him so excited for it every year....more

Mini Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

Pinterest is always a good source of recipes (assuming you can get the links to work...), and sometimes when I see something circulating for awhile, I have to breakdown and try it. These cauliflower pizzas are one of those things. If you want a great way to sneak in some veggies, this is definitely the recipe for that. If you're looking for a traditional doughy or crispy pizza crust, these mini pizzas probably aren't going to satisfy you....more

Quinoa Vegetable Skillet

You may remember me mentioning a couple weeks ago that my husband and I have started to eat more produce since we signed up for a produce delivery program. Well, I am still taking advantage of this and am loving receiving fresh produce every week. This week we had a zucchini in our box of goodies, which is one of my favorite veggies (technically it's a fruit, but we won't get into that). ...more

Veggie Alfredo Pasta

When I am looking for recipes to modify, there's a variety of reasons I will choose a particular one. The most obvious are my two main criteria: the recipe must not have too many ingredients (usually 10-ish) and it must not have a prep time much longer than 30 minutes. However, there are other things that will draw me to recipes as well. This recipe for example I was drawn to because of how colorful it looked. Yes, that really is the reason I wanted to make it. ...more

Commit to the Gluten-Free Life: Take the Pledge!

When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, I thought my life was over. There were not many resources out there and products did not have to adhere to any labeling guidelines at all. And the worst part of it all was that doctors didn't even really understand the dietary needs. The dietitian I saw after being diagnosed flat out told me that I would be able to reintroduce gluten into my diet after a few months. Talk about scary....more

Easy Gluten-Free Pear Cobbler

Every new year I always resolve to eat better, and every year I start out great with buying and eating my fruits and veggies, but as the year goes on, my health kick always dwindles. This year, however, is going to be different. Simply because I no longer have an excuse for not getting my fruits and veggies--I signed up for a program that delivers them right to my doorstep! How convenient is that??...more
Gift basket along with lovely array of gifts of Cakes and Chocolates as provided to you by the ...more

Gluten-Free Meatball Stuffed Shells

Happy 2014! I know I'm a little late on this, and I apologize. I decided to take a couple weeks off from blogging to refresh, recharge, and let my creativity have a break. I didn't have much time for cooking anyway since the holidays were super busy and I am finishing up with cold number two...which I don't know about you but I certainly do not feel like cooking when I am sick. Anyway, I'm back and ready to make 2014 a great gluten-free year!...more