Summer makes Gluten Free Easy!!!

I LOVE the Farmer’s Market, but y’all know that already! 😉

We have been loving our local farmer’s market this summer, and are enjoying the bounty of available produce! And with the bounty of produce, comes a plethora of Gluten Free Deliciousness! Such as our FAVORITE summer meal . . . corn and tomatoes.

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We get fresh corn from the farmer’s market, as well as the tomatoes. Then, once we return home, we get everything ready and serve the meal.

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What you see above is the beautiful array of tomatoes we purchased. Our favorite varieties have been: Empire, Lemon Boy, and Striped German.

I love all of these great naturally, gluten free options, and am thoroughly enjoying the expansive selection of summer food options!

What are y’all’s favorite summer vegetables? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a wonderful day, y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Summer = Tomatoes . . . right?

In case you’ve missed it, I have a minor obsession with fresh produce, and while it may just be me . . . nothing says summer quite like a Tomato Sandwich because sometimes the simpler the meal the better. Anyways, if you’ve never made a tomato sandwich, here’s what you do:

Take a fresh tomato, and slice it thinly:

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Then, sprinkle your tomato with salt and pepper.

Next, toast two slices of your favorite Gluten Free Bread (I used Canyon Bakehouse), then spread a thin layer of Miracle Whip on your bread, and layer three or four tomato slices inside. Once you cut your sandwich in half, it should look something like this:

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What are y’all’s favorite summer foods? Do you like tomato sandwiches, or do you prefer something different? Let me know in the comments!! 🙂

Have a Terrific Thursday y’all!

Love,

Olivia

What to do with Patty Pan Squash!

Yesterday I posted about Patty Pan Squash I found at our local Farmer’s Market, and while I was browsing Pinterest to find Gluten Free recipes to use Patty Pan Squash in . . . I thought I might share some of the recipes I found with you!! 🙂

1) Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Quinoa and Fresh Corn from Oh My Veggies

Find the recipe here!

2) Patty Pan Sauce from Taste of Home

Find the recipe here!

3) Patty Pan Latke Fritters

Find the recipe here!

Do y’all have any Patty Pan Squash recipes to share? Tell me in the comments!!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Frozen Yogurt Bites!

Want a quick summer snack? Well . . . here ya go!

  1. IMG_4264Grab a package of 4 yogurt cups. I picked both Raspberry Chocolate, and Caramel Macchiato.
  2. Scrape the yogurt from one package (four yogurt cups) into a gallon size bag.
  3. Line a few trays with wax paper (make sure they aren’t wider than your freezer, if you don’t have trays that work, try an old cereal box or something similar. You just need a flat surface that can be put in the freezer.)
  4. Cut the corner off of your bag and pipe quarter size dots of yogurt onto the wax paper. IMG_4266
  5. Once you’ve piped all your yogurt onto trays, put them in your freezer for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. After they’re frozen solid, peel them off the wax paper and toss them in a freezer safe gallon size bag. Keep them in the freezer, and grab a few as a cool snack whenever you want!! 🙂

The Caramel Macchiato ones are below. I ended up with 120 of those.

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All the Yogurt Bites together:

IMG_4277Out of 8 cups of yogurt, I got around 240 yogurt bites. Which means one cup of yogurt makes 30 bites and you can have 30 bites for 80 calories! 🙂

What are some cool summer snacks y’all are making? Share your favorites in the comments below!! 🙂

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!

Love,

Olivia

Spiced Chai Milkshake!

I love chai tea, but it’s a struggle all through the summer to find ways to drink it chilled. I mean, iced chai is only tasty so many times. So, I tried something new today, and it turned out SUPER tasty!! 🙂

spiced chaiI’m calling it a Spiced Chai Milkshake, but it’s a bit thinner than your regular milkshake. More like a frappuccino in all honesty. Anyways . . . here’s how to make one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 teabags of your favorite chai tea. (I used one bag of Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice)
  • 8 oz boiling water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Now, to make it!!

  1. Pour your boiling water into a glass measuring cup and add in a teabag or two (depending on how strong you want your chai)
  2. Once tea has steeped (3-5 minutes) add in cinnamon, vanilla, and almond milk. Allow to cool in fridge for at least an hour.
  3. After your tea is cool, put your ice cream in a blender along with the tea.
  4. Blend until it’s creamy. Pour into a glass (or mason jar) sprinkle with cinnamon, and add a straw!
  5. Enjoy!

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That’s it! Hope y’all enjoy! If you try it, let me know in the comments!! 🙂

Have a Tremendous Tuesday!

Love,

Olivia