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Let’s be friends on the internets. There are probably a zillion other social media platforms I could go on. These are the ones I use most regularly.


Welcome … Back!

Welcome to! This is my brand new home on the internet and the place where I’ll be sharing so much more than just gluten-free and vegan recipes. If you’ve been bounced over from a bookmark to, I especially want to extend a warm welcome and assure you that you’re still in the right […]

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A Special Announcement

Remember in my last post (yes, from a couple months ago already!) where I mentioned how I was really sick during the month of April and I had a lot of time to rest and contemplate? Yeah. Well we found out what was making me feel so sick and tired.

Latest Recipes

Black Forest Cake {gluten free, vegan}

This is a relaxed layer cake. I call it relaxed because it won’t look like the artfully and fake-filled black forest cakes you get at the supermarket bakery counter. Those probably use cherry pie filling inside and I know they’re garnished with those brightly dyed maraschino cherries. This cake is nothing like that. So it […]

Apple, Spinach & Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad

Every single time I write a recipe I struggle with naming it. I want to be descriptive enough without being too wordy. I also want to make sure that the main ingredients are highlighted. But then in the case of salads like this one, I am leaving out so many awesome ingredients for the sake […]

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Garden Seeds | These Things I Love

{garden} Come On Spring!

My garden is going to be totally delayed. I’ve ordered seeds and they’re waiting patiently in their packets. The thing is, I won’t be able to plant until the last week of May now because it’s still too cold to start now and I’ll be away in the middle of the month. I suspect everyone in my neck of the woods will be planting late.

right before I planted some seeds

Getting Dirty: Chronicles of A Rookie Gardener

I go through phases of thinking I’d be a good gardener. I’m even sure I mentioned it here. This time though I have real motivation for it. The CSA program we were looking forward to buying into again this year has been cancelled. I nearly cried when I got the news. I loved our CSA […]

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Breastfeeding is Hard

Heads Up! This post discusses stuff like breasts, breastfeeding, breast pumping and how it all relates to me. If that makes you feel weirded out for some reason, you can skip this post. There’s a reason I’m sharing the nitty gritty about my breastfeeding struggles. Primarily, because I wish other women would have told me […]

Five Essential Baby Gifts

5 Unique & Essential Baby Gifts

Let’s talk baby shower gifts. Onesies for days! Blankies and stuffies too! Seriously, there’s no end to the number of these things a new mom gets for her babe at the baby shower. And while they’re totally appreciated for sure, sometimes it’s nice to get the new family something useful and helpful – that’s also […]

Two-Pack Cookbooks

May is Celiac Awareness Month + Book Giveaways

May is Celiac Awareness Month! I’ve got a great deal and a giveaway going on, so read all the way to the bottom of this post! Chances are if you’re visiting These Things I Love then you probably came looking for a gluten-free (and/or vegan) recipe. You might be needing that recipe for yourself, your family […]