I have this basil plant. I've tried growing a potted basil twice now. Those two times, my poor potted basil plants withered and died long painful deaths. [okay, maybe not painful, but for drama's sake]. It was so frustrating. I couldn't seem to figure out why this kept happening. But then I went to Trader Joe's and saw the cute little basils growing all in a row, and I think, "Oh so cute! Surely, this time I can do it!" So I bought another one. Third time's a charm, right? So I brought it ... Read More about That Basil Is Me
The other day, I posted on Instagram how I made homemade cashew creamer. It was a fun little discovery that started with making cashew milk and evolved into creamer. Its dairy free, but I don't know if it would be considered Paleo because of the coconut sugar. I'm not a Paleo expert, but I think its a "use in moderation" type thing...but do your research please! I started my food allergy journey a few years ago when I discovered that a lot of my health struggles were specifically listed on ... Read More about Homemade Cashew Creamer
Recently, I shared a super easy and friggen delicious recipe for chocolate-chip mini cheesecakes. These were devoured in our house before you could blink, and I wanted to share another recipe I came up with for the Pillsbury gluten free pastry dough! Seriously, I am in love with this line. I originally came up with this recipe one evening when trying to figure out what to make for the college girls I have over to my house weekly for Bible study. One of the girls is guten-free and since moving ... Read More about 5 Ingredient #GlutenFree Apple Pies
Since discovering my intolerance to gluten, the dessert part of my life has become almost non existent. I mean, if I am being honest, I cried to my husband a couple days ago that I hate being gluten free. Having to always be the one to decide where to go out for dinner, what to eat, starve while everyone around me is eating delicious chewy bagels [happened the morning of the day that I cried...so makes sense, yeah?], and never getting to enjoy a birthday party because I am left out of pretty ... Read More about Easy Choco-Chip Cheesecakes
This week, I was to share my story in one of my classes. It was with a small group of ten or so students and in this particular class, we simply are sharing our stories and learning to listen well. One of my favorite classes so far. I had wanted to share my story early on in the term, but the only opening available was the last slot. As the term progressed and I heard others' stories, I became more nervous. When it came to my time to share, I knew I would be weepy. I knew that my story was ... Read More about Taste.