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Relish 03: Put a little spring in your step

Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. Because really, life is all about the awesome sauce.

Relish 03: March 2013

March is the bringer of spring, even if that spring starts out with near-freezing temperatures and some snow. This month I was incredibly lucky yet again. I had gluten-free pancakes at Little Goat made by Stephanie Izard herself and I learned how to make a killer guacamole from Rick Bayless. I even crossed macarons off of my culinary bucket list.

But as wonderful as my month was, a fellow blogger got hit by the food elitists and took on adult food bullies (part 2).

Four Gluten-Free Recipes

This month, like every month, the internet was filled with delicious new recipes that I can’t wait to make. You might know that I am obsessed with Chunky Monkey Ice Cream…and this(01) Chunky Monkey Banana Ring Cake from Silvana Nardone looks like heaven. To health things up a bit, might I suggest these (02) Quinoa Pizza Bites from Gfree Laura. Uh, super yum! Movie nights will never be the same now that I have a recipe for  (03) Garlicky Lime Popcorn from Spiced Curiosity. But I think this month, this (04) Warm Almond Quinoa Breakfast Sundae from The Healthy Apple takes the cake. It feels almost as indulgent as the frozen custard my Papa used to give my sister and I for breakfast when we were kids.

 

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Now that we are well fed, let’s treat ourselves. You might already know that I am a lipstick junkie and that I will try out just about any lip product that comes my way. Well, I found this (01) lip scrub from local gal (well, she grew up in Aurora) Sara Happ. After months of searching, I finally found (02) perfect black flats. They are lined in suede and the leather feels like butter. (03) My “Make Cupcakes Not War” tshirt is one of my favorite designs from tshirt designer extraordinaire Johnny Cupcakes. To go on your newly smooth lips, (04) Hot Mess lipgloss from Red Apple Lipstick might be my unexpected favorite makeup purchase so far in 2013.

In April, the Ratio Rally is back! You can also follow along as I challenge myself to write a post each day for the Wego Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge.

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4 Responses to Relish 03: Put a little spring in your step

  1. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) April 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Thank you for sharing :) Love the recipes! Those pizza bites look awesome! I am still searching for the perfect black flats…jealous you found yours! Food bullies suck :(
    Your posts always make me smile :)
    Cindy

  2. The Healthy Apple April 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks love!! Happy Spring. xoox Miss you tons.

    • maryfran April 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      Any time! You might just get me hooked on healthy things yet :)

      Miss you too! Hugs!

  3. Miachel (Spiced Curiosity) April 2, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    You are the sweetest, thanks! Happy to hear about your cooking and baking adventures. :) We should meet up soon!

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