Gluten Free Match Almond Muffins

Hi there!  And so the green posts continue, in hopes to entice spring to stick around for a bit.Green tea and coconut become soft and deliciously chewy to create this unique muffin.  Matcha is finely ground green tea and it gives these muffins their beautiful hue as well as adding a punch of healthful antioxidants....more

grieving the wheat

if you're like me (i.e. the smell of fresh bread instantly brings joy and happiness and there is nothing better than a piping hot auntie anne's pretzel at the mall), the thought of going gluten free is horrifying....more

my story

 i can remember as far back as elementary school complaining of the infamous 'stomach aches.' now as a school nurse, i try and take these complaints with less of an eye roll and more of an open minded approach because of my story.  my story begins the summer going into my junior year of college. i had just returned from a medical trip to zambia and became extremely ill....more

What You Need to Know if You're Going Gluten-Free

My life changed when I went gluten-free. I remember being in this semi-rundown Safeway (that I hope has been remodeled in Santa Cruz by now). I was perusing the aisles searching for a snack, any snack, that I could eat on busy work days. I looked for granola bars, trail mixes, you name it. I can just remember everything yummy-looking having gluten, or some other "interesting" (to say the least) ingredient that I had never heard of before. Depressing. I didn't really understand how it would work. I didn't know that conventional grocery stores by default were no longer my snack go-to places. I did not understand that my new "corner store" would have to be Whole Foods or Natural Grocers. I felt lost. ...more
hbksloss Wow! What a great story, and thank you for sharing. It is amazing to think that after ...more

Quinoa Taco Salad - Gluten Free

This is one tasty bowl of delicious! While you crave tacos - get your fix with this meatless, healthier dish instead. Seasoned just like a taco. Quick and Easy dinner for 1. The ingredients will satisfy your taco craving without any shells.As always, modify anything you need with Vegan cheese and sour cream. This recipe was put together by one of our Mindful girls, Emily Marie! Thank you for cooking for us :)...more

Zesty Roasted Edamame

Hey!  Can you believe it is March already!?  With March seems to come all things green with St. Patrick's Day and spring right around the corner.  I decided to jump on that bandwagon and bring you a few green recipes to get you in the hopeful spirit that soon spring will be coming your way....more

NO Microwave Baby Food Prep

So you HAVE all this Homemade Baby Food {click here}...now how to prepare it safely for baby?  Well I'll tell you mama's and papa's :) ...more

Energy Bites súper fácil

Sinceramente no sé quién habrá sido la primera persona en hacer energy bites, pero desde luego que gran invento! Son muy fáciles de hacer y transportar, están cargados de proteína, fibra y energía. Lo más importante es que estos están hechos en casa, con ingredientes naturales que conocemos y que no tienen nada que ver con las barritas energéticas que venden en las tiendas....more

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

 Sometimes you want dessert without turning on the oven. Cue the no-bake chocolate peanut butter pie. Like no other. Rich, creamy, and decadent to satisfy those sweet & salty combo cravings! You will be stunned that this is without gluten, dairy, or eggs. Promise.   Enjoy!JessicaFrom Jessica's Kitchenwww.fromjessicaskitchen.com ...more