Van’s Gluten Free Products!

May is National Celiac Awareness month… a month that I cherish immensely. And in honor of the month, I want to talk about one of my favorite brands that offers gluten-free products. When I first went gluten-free ten years ago, gluten-free brands were essentially non-existent! I wanted so badly to feel ‘normal’ and to eat the food that my friends and siblings were still eating. That is how I found Van’s!

Van’s Foods is a leading better-for-you foods brand committed to making wholesomely awesome products that the whole family will love. They offered delicious waffles and breakfast foods that my gluten-eating siblings loved, and gluten-FREE alternatives that I could indulge in, too! For almost a half-century they’ve been dishing up gluten-free and allergy-friendly products that bring together simple, nourishing ingredients in a way that makes their foods deliciously irresistible.

When I say irresistible… I MEAN IT. The gluten-free blueberry waffles are better than any gluten-free waffle I’ve had to date (especially when topped with blueberries, maple syrup, and gluten-free granola!) and the gluten-free Cinnamon French Toast Sticks are incredibly unique and tasty. Oh, and not only are they made with all good-for-you ingredients, but they are also low calorie! So you can indulge without the guilt!

Like Van’s says, eating wholesome and nutritious foods doesn’t mean you have to compromise on deliciousness. In addition to gluten-free waffles, pancakes, and French toast, they also offer gluten-free snack and sandwich bars, granola, cereals, and crackers! Also in addition to gluten-free options, Van’s offers Organic, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, and Corn-Free options! MY DREAM!

I incorporate Van’s delicious and gluten-free recipes into my daily routine- whether it is cooking up a breakfast meal or toasting up a waffle as a late-day snack. I’m excited for you to meet Van’s and taste everything delicious they offer!

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

Let’s talk about Turmeric. You’ve seen it in your lattes, you’ve seen it in your food, and you’ve heard everyone rave about its beneficial properties. Turmeric fights inflammation, it is a powerful antioxidant, is brain boosting, and protects your heart! For a few months now, I’ve been adding turmeric to anything and everything, but with its strong taste, I’ve had to learn how to add it to my food without making my meals too bitter. One of my favorite foods to add turmeric to is cauliflower! I was inspired by a meal I had in NYC at ABCV, and ever since then I’ve been dying to recreate the masterpiece.

Well, it’s taken a little time and experimentation, but I’ve developed a recipe that is just. right. Introducing my Turmeric Cauliflower Rice- it takes just minutes to prepare and only a few ingredients! I hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
2C Cauliflower Rice
1tsp Tumeric
Dash of Nutmeg
Dash of Salt + Pepper
3/4T Garlic Powder
1T Avocado Oil
Handful of Sliced Almonds and Goji Berries

What You Will Do:
Heat up 1T of Avocado Oil on a skillet.
Add your cauliflower rice to the skillet, and sauté it in the avocado oil.
Add your turmeric, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and garlic powder.
Stir cauliflower rice into the spices until fully incorporated… and YELLOW.
*If you want to add almonds and goji berries, do so here!
Cook cauliflower rice for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
Serve! If vegan, add avocado. If not vegan, add wild salmon or eggs!

Enjoy Life Foods New Packaging!

Did you know May is National Celiac Awareness Month!? Well if you didn’t know before, you know now! And to celebrate, my friends at Enjoy Life Foods and I are having our own little cookie/chocolate party!

We all know my love for Enjoy Life Foods products, specifically their chocolate chip cookies (crunchy and soft) and their mini chips and baking chocolates. ELF mini chips are in each recipe I create that uses chocolate chips, and I’ve had an ELF cookie as a dessert every. single. day. for the last 9+ years. Not only am I forever loyal to the brand (the only true GF brand out there when I found out I had Celiac almost ten years ago) but the cookies are genuinely DELICIOUS.

Back when I had to go gluten-free, there were NO good gluten-free options on the market. The GF products out there were bland and boring, or products that were naturally gluten-free. Enjoy Life Foods was the one brand offering allergy-friendly baked goods, and the brand that got me through my difficult dietary transition. As their product line has grown, their morals and values have stayed the same and they are dedicated to providing allergy-friendly food to our community. It was Enjoy Life Foods who made me realize I was still going to be able to enjoy my life.

Recently the team came out with their teal packaging!! And I invite you all to embark on some #TealSpotting with me!! Snap a photo of the teal packaging on the shelf, tag Enjoy Life, the retailer and #tealspotting for a chance to win a free product coupon!

OH, and what’s a celebration without a gift?! By clicking THIS LINK you can ‘enjoy’ (lol, get it!?) 15% off your order!! See more details below!!

  • Promotional Code: ENJOYNB
  • Discount: 15% off (minimum order $10)
  • Restrictions: One time use
  • Live date: May 1 – June 8