gluten-free chunky monkey breakfast cookies | @kumquatblog

well, it’s the time of year that i state my shock that school has started for so many friends around facebook.

even more shocking is the friends whose children are starting their first year of college… college! weren’t we just there? the fact that i have a one-year old (on SATURDAY!) probably makes the fact that i could technically have a college freshman even harder for my brain to understand.

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{dairy-free} Chocolate Chia Crème Brûlée | @kumquatblog

if the word “chia” only brings to mind a 1980s terracotta planter in the shape of a turtle covered in green sprouts, then i’ve got some news for you.

chia has a new place in the world.

those little seeds are a culinary wonder and are in the midst of a rebirth in the health food world. Read More +

Gooey Grain-Free Caramel S'mores Bars | @kumquatblog

disclosure: blog brûlée is being partially funded by the generosity of brands mentioned in this post. i was not compensated to write this post. all opinions expressed are my own.

we are very fast approaching one of my favorite weekends of the whole year.

one that takes just about a year to plan. is full of all-things food blogging, vermont mountains, bright shining RD and healthy food bloggers, and more laughs than i can count. and is all over too fast in a short couple of days.

blog brûlée is coming!!

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Grain-Free Double Chocolate Viennese Coffee Muffins | @kumquatblog

maybe you’ve seen the “but first, coffee” mugs or shirts or memes or cards.

clearly the concept has resonated with many people. and i am no exception.

i’d like to say my affair with coffee started only after having children and needing the extra oomph in my day. but that would be a lie. i’ve always needed the caffeine boost. and i’ve always loved coffee. Read More +