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6 copycat chinese takeout gluten free vegan recipes

6 Copycat Chinese Takeout Recipes

Whether you or someone you love has food allergies, you just want to control the quality of ingredients in the things that you’re eating, or you want to shave some serious cheddar off your monthly food bills, here are 6 of my favorite, crave-worthy copycat Asian takeout recipes to make at home.

life alive copycat goddess bowl recipe

Meatless Monday: Copycat Life Alive Bowls

Despite the fact that Austin is the capital of the world when it comes to delicious, healthy food, there’s one thing I can’t get here that I crave more than anything: Goddess Bowls from Life Alive. I miss them like whoa. There’s just something about that combo of freshly steamed veggies, brown rice, and ginger crack sauce that turned me into an addict, and even after turning over every juice bar in town, I still haven’t found a fix. That is, until I found this copycat recipe.

new year's day brunch budget

My Mama’s Fried Potatoes

These potatoes were such a treat growing up, something that my mom made for us on special weekends and every New Year’s Day — a decadent little slice of down-home nostalgia that I hope you’ll try out for yourself. Together with my favorite egg & bacon cups, it’s a brunch that costs barely anything at all yet feels festive and fancy, my favorite combination!

perfect gluten free banana bread shoestring

Perfect Gluten-Free Banana Bread (For Just Bucks)

By playing around with this classic Martha Stewart banana bread recipe and switching up the ratio of gluten-free flours, testing it about a half dozen times since the beginning of summer, I’m now pretty convinced this is the perfect gluten-free banana bread. And you can mix up the batter in less than the time it takes you to preheat the oven, for just a few bucks per loaf.

Kale Chimichurri: My New Staple

A few weekends ago, our friends Tyler & Morgan came for a visit from LA, and we do what we always do: cook up a storm, drink a lot of super tasty yet affordable wines (because they’re my favorite experts), and brainstorm the next billion dollar idea. Like this kale chimichurri.

gluten free girl scout cookies

The New Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

Suddenly finding out that you have a food allergy can be not only surprisingly expensive but downright depressing — especially when that means you can no longer indulge in sacred American food traditions, like Girl Scout Cookie season.

8 easy gluten free holiday cookie recipes

8 Easy, Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

Just over a year since finding out — after many, many, MANY uncomfortable doctor’s visits, minor surgeries & tests — that I’m highly allergic to wheat (and shellfish) and having to suddenly switch to a completely gluten-free diet, I can say with authority that no time of year can be more frustrating (read: depressing) than the holidays.