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August 22, 2014

The Best Ever Gluten Free Mac & Cheese {Dairy Free}

Since going gluten-free I've had a hard time finding easy recipes for some of my favorite foods as a kid. Going gluten-free is hard enough...but having to go dairy free on top of that is even harder. I know there are tons of great pre-made gluten-free macaroni and cheese brands out there but I have yet to find one that is dairy free. That's why my mom and I decided to make our own! This recipe is both gluten-free and dairy free plus it's one of the easiest recipes you can make. Be careful because you'll probably become addicted like me!

August 18, 2014

Back From My Amazing Vacation I Had Visiting My Girlfriend!

The last time I saw my girlfriend, Breann, was back in December of 2013. As you can imagine, it's extremely hard to go so long without seeing someone you love. But finally after 8 months of waiting we go to see each other again. My vacation this August was honestly the best vacation I've had in such a long time. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun with someone I find so special. I really needed this break after so many months of hard work on school, my blog, the expo, etc. So since I'm back from my vacation, here I am to share all the pictures from the amazing vacation I had!

August 8, 2014

Taking A Break To See My Girlfriend After 8 Months

If you've been following me for a while then I'm sure you've seen and heard me talk about my amazing girlfriend, Breann. We've been dating almost a year and a half now, both have celiac disease, POTS, and so many other things in common! But the one thing we don't have in common is living in the same area. We are in a long distance relationship and haven't seen each other since last January. As you can imagine it's extremely hard to go that long without seeing someone you love. After waiting 8 months though I'm happy to say I'll finally be spending time with Breann in person this week! We've both waited so long to see each other and I can't begin to tell you how excited we are. That being said, I'm sure you know we'll be wanting to spend as much time together as possible. I'll be taking a break from blogging for 1 week to spend time with Breann but I'll definitely be back to blogging next week! I'm always posting pictures on Instagram so I'm sure you will see lots of them on there while we enjoy or week together. I hope you all have a fantastic week and look for more posts to come when I get back! -Taylor

August 4, 2014

3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cups! {Vegan}

If any of you know me you'll probably know that I love chocolate. Seriously if there is any in the house it will not last more than a day because I will make sure to eat it all. If you don't like chocolate then I probably won't trust you because I'm not sure if you're even human. Lol, in all seriousness I know many of you like chocolate but may be dairy free (like me) which can make it a little more difficult. Luckily there's tons of great dairy free products and chocolate from Enjoy Life to make it easier! But the one thing I haven't been able to find is a safe dairy free peanut butter cup. These used to be my favorite so that's why I decided to make my own! This recipe is both gluten-free and vegan, plus it only needs 3 ingredients! It couldn't be easier so try it out and enjoy!

August 1, 2014

Benefits Of Coconut Oil + A Coconut Oil Scrub Recipe

Coconut oil has many health benefits including boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism, weight loss, cholesterol level maintenance, skin and hair care.  It has also proven to provide  relief for kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid which our body turns into monolaurin which is known to help the body deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases. Check out the many more health benefits of coconut oil below!

July 30, 2014

Breyer's Gluten Free Ice Cream List (July 2014)

My gluten-free ice cream lists that I've made have by far been one of the most popular things I've done. Most ice-cream is gluten-free but once you remove gluten from your diet you don't really know what's safe or not. I've already made a gluten-free ice cream list for Edy's and Haagen Dazs which have been very popular. That's why I decided to make a gluten-free ice cream list for another popular brand of ice cream which is Breyers.

July 28, 2014

Edy's Gluten Free Ice Cream List (Updated July 2014)

Ice cream is generally gluten free and safe for those who have allergies or an intolerance to gluten.  Flavors of ice cream that have cookies, pretzels, brownies, cone pieces, graham crackers, cookie dough, etc. all are not safe to eat and contain gluten unless otherwise stated and specifically made to be gluten free.  Other items in the ingredients that may add gluten are coloring and fillers.  Edy's Ice Cream is one of the few ice cream manufacturers that list their items as gluten free on their website.  Below is a complete list of their labeled gluten free ice creams.

July 25, 2014

Gluten Free Candy List (Updated July 2014)

Every Halloween I update this gluten-free candy list to make sure you are all safe around Trick or Treat. But I decided I wanted to update it a lot more often for your benefit! There's so many candies that can hide gluten that you would never think of! This list will at least let you know what you can have while being gluten-free. If you would like any brands added to this list, please comment and I will look it up for you! I hope this helps!