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Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 09/06/2024

Summer time is here! We eat more salads during the summer months. How about you?

Here's a selection of some of my favorite salads this month - which one do you pick? Do you like yours with fruit and veggies? Nuts or cheese on top?

1. Antipasto Platter Salad and Lemon Vinaigrette
2. Floral Berry Salad over Greens, with Gorgonzola and a Berry Balsamic Dressing
3. Greek Salad with Black and Green Olives and Garbanzo Beans
4. Pear and Parm Salad over Greens with a Honey Thyme Vinaigrette
5. Mixed Greens with Thinly Sluces Apples and Raspberries, Gruyere and Candied Pecans and Maple Balsamic Dressing
6.Mediterranean Salad with Artichoke Hearts and Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Pistachios with a Slightly Tangy Vinaigrette

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 06/06/2024

Today is the best smoothie weather here. 100 degrees on the deck yesterday, but cold drinks definitely help! Some of my favorites from the past week:
1. Açaí smoothie made with Acai Powder
2. Purple iceplant 💜 and ocean walks, East Cliff, Santa Cruz
3. Borrowing a cat (I need a pet♥️)
4. Grilled tri-tip (not pictured roasted potatoes, artichokes, Greek salad, and corn on the cob)
5. Views from a favorite spot

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 01/06/2024

Who's up for saving some money on your dinner budget?

Sometimes, I like to splurge, but I also like to be thrifty when I can. These bone-in skin-on chicken thighs are perfect at just $3 for a quantity of 4. It was enough for 5 tacos and extra for topping a pizza that night, too!

We love the charred skin on these, Charred Mexican Seasoned Chicken Thighs (Gluten Free). You can cut up for tacos or just serve alongside grilled potatoes, fruit, and salad.

Check out the link in my bio for the recipe.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 30/05/2024

Crafting and coffee just go together - dried flowers that and I foraged from the garden and forest, then dried between parchment in books. These days are the best!

Smoothies and hanging out are just good for the soul.
And coffee....or espresso☕️ and sharing a mini peanut buttery and chocolate pie. Have you checked out the peonies at Trader Joe's?!

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 28/05/2024

Highlights of the weekend: including the Felton Remember Parade and Felton Library visit, homemade pesto for pizza and bruschetta nights, picnic with friends, beach picnic, BBQ with family, and making granola clusters (these are so yummy!).

Hope you had a great weekend, too!

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 20/05/2024

Dessert picking time. Which do you pick? Great are both summertime desserts!

Lightly Sweetened Apricot Galette (gluten-free crust) with Nutmeg Whipped Cream
Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Trifle - with layers of sweet cream cheese, strawberry compote, lemon pound cake, and whipped cream (also gluten free)


Spiced Dark Chocolate Torte (Gluten Free) is great for a holiday, but it is also pretty great for any day.
Mother's Day and chocolate go together, for me.
The torte makes one 10" cake or you can make two smaller 6" for sharing.

What will you be doing for Mother's Day?

Recipe can be found in the link in my bio.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 06/05/2024

This weeks joy moments -

🌸 Blooms and espressos, and my newfound favorite rose tulip - and garden flowers
🌸 Cinco de Mayo taco plate with carnitas and shrimp tacos, margarita (not shown), and yummy gluten-free churros - and time with friends
🌸 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with my granddaughter and pizza night
🌸 Family breakfast
🌸 lunches with daughter over açaí bowls

What brought you joy this week?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 28/04/2024

What do you do when you have leftover cookies?

I sometimes make ice cream pie! Leftover crumbled gluten free peanut butter cookie and butter crust, then layer of Breyers vanilla and chocolate (both gf flavors), a layer of brown sugar whipped cream, peanut butter drizzle and finished with Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Freeze for 2-4 hours before slicing.

Yum! We're ready for summer! Are you?

Recipe link to the cookies can be found in the link in my bio.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 22/04/2024

I love my new 2 oz. Espresso Cups with Saucers, Porcelain Espresso Cups, Set of 6!

These are perfect for my breakfast espressos or for a pretty, dainty set to serve espresso and dessert for guests. The cup is delicately shaped and a nice shade of white. The saucer fits perfectly, so the cup doesn't slip.

You can find these on Amazon along with many other products.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 17/04/2024

Browned Butter Oat Bars (Gluten Free) with plenty of oats and almond flour, plus Candied Pecans and Dark Chocolate Chips. They're kind of like a blond brownie (but can also be eaten as a breakfast bar!).

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Whatever your day looks like, fuel up with this probioctic, great tasting drink!

With so many healthful benefits, Wheatgrass Pineapple Cold-Pressed Energy is a great choice to start your day, whether you're spending it inside or out. I felt so great starting my day with this instead of my coffee!

✅️ plant based energy from Guayusa Leaf - no crash or jitters effects
✅️ living probioctics to support digestive health - one billion cultures!
✅️ alkalizing wheatgrass blended with cucumber pineapple, kale, spinach, and alkaline water.
✅️74% cold pressed juice, 100% organic, and no added sugars

Pick them up online at .com or at Clark's Nutrition.


Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 16/04/2024

We tried a new pie last night, and we were so happy with it!

Using our thinly sliced Meyer Lemons 🍋, garlic olive oil & butter, parmesan cheese, and a small amount of grated mozzarella, red pepper, fresh thyme, and ricotta cheese. This had such a delicious flavor! Caramelized Lemons and cheeses for a little different pie.

Made on my newest dough - recipe on my website. Check out the recipe if you need a great gluten-free dough. You can also find lots of other recipes there, all gluten-free and yummy.

Would you eat it? Or would you rather have the second one with three cheeses (parm, mozz, and .cheese white cheddar, garlic olive oil & butter, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper, and fresh rosemary?


Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 15/04/2024

Gluten-free and grain free brownie sundaes for Sunday. Dark chocolate, berries, whipped cream, and two kinds of gluten-free ice cream. Yep! The day just got even better.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 10/04/2024

Firecracker Salmon for an easy, great tasting meal. Marinated salmon, pan seared on one side and then oven baked. It's such a nice meal which I tend to feel really good after eating.

Spice it up as much or as little as you like. It's easy to make this gluten-free, but it seems like it always contains gluten when I see it on a menu.

What's your favorite way to have salmon?

Recipe in the link in my bio.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 08/04/2024

Garden blooms and vegetation, gluten-free and dairy free lemon raspberry cake with garden edibles, sunshine, and other things that make me happy.

How's your Monday going?

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Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 05/04/2024

Although I don't always feel like making açaí, I always feel like eating it! I'm trying to get some of my low blood pressure foods in today after my splurge day yesterday.

I actually froze some of the Navitas Organics smoothie I made the other day, so it's a bit of a makeshift açaí. But it tastes delicious, especially topped with some of my favorite fruits.

Was your day a healthy day of eating or a splurge day?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 03/04/2024

Things to eat when you're trying to naturally lower your blood pressure naturally (mine has just been a little high lately):
Potassium rich foods, like bananas, lentils, avocados, beets, potatoes, and dried fruits like raisins or apricots. Other foods for lowering blood pressure: oats, berries, leafy greens, nuts and oily fish, dark chocolate, kiwis, cinnamon, and some spices as well.

I love just some oatmeal (gluten-free) with dried fruit, frozen blueberries, banana slices, chopped nuts, a little honey, and sprinkled with cinnamon or ground ginger for an easy healthy breakfast!

Here's a few of my favorite salads, a Caesar like salad with avocado instead of croutons and a lighter dressing, and a Greek salad loaded with veggies and a little feta.

The Navitas Organics Açaí Powder is great for a quick bowl or smoothie.

What's your favorite breakfast or lunch here?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 01/04/2024

March in a few photos 🌸❤️🐰

Cake and Charcuterie -
Beach, brioche, and bunnies -
Pizza and pie -
Salad and Slices (citrus) -

These are a few of my favorite things.
What were your best March memories?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 31/03/2024

Sometimes, I just feel like something a bit special. A wine glass for my coffee. Foam, whipped cream, and chocolate on top, maybe.

And when you get a cymbidium stem from a friend, I call it an extra good day.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 30/03/2024

Everything is coming up bunnies and flowers here! Actually, it's pouring rain currently.

But this is sure to cheer you up: dairy free and gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes. With little bunny bums or just a garden of flowers and grass.

Sometimes, I don't want to grate the carrots when I want to make carrot cake. If you have a food processor or a Vitamix, though, it works perfectly if you pulse chopped carrots. I ground the gluten-free oats first, next the nuts, and then the carrots. Then, I whipped the eggs with the oil. All that was left was to stir together with the flours and spices.

Recipe coming soon to

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 27/03/2024

I think of coffee all the time. Even when I'm writing recipes, I'm dreaming of my next cup.
These Cinnamon Caramel Latte Custards (Gluten Free) were supposed to look like little lattes with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick "straw."

Dreams come true, and I got my taste of coffee. And they did taste real yummy.

Recipe coming soon to

What's your favorite coffee drink

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 26/03/2024

Espresso and Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes (Gluten Free) - I'm testing out a recipe for Easter. Although they don't look as Eastery yet, I am planning to decorate with spring flowers or colorful sprinkles. My garden flowers are taking their time this spring, but I'm looking forward to foraging some soon.🌸🌸🌸

The good news is that decor doesn't affect the taste!

What dessert do you think of for Easter?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 24/03/2024

Looking for a little spring cheer? Make a spring charcuterie board with your favorite fruits, meats, cheeses, and nuts for lunch or dinner or just as an appetizer. I like to use all gluten-free products so everyone can enjoy the bountiful tray. You can make this mostly organic shopping at Trader Joe's and Costco.

💚 Costco's Organic Garlic and Herb Creamy Jack Cheese Wedge (comes in a 4 pack of gluten-free jack cheeses, 4 flavors)
💚 Costco's Creminelli Salami Pack Soppressa, Prosciutto and Coppa (all gluten-free - 2 pk)
💚 Kirkland Signature Marcona Almonds
💚 Trader Joe's Unexpected Cheddar
💚 Trader Joe's Original Savory Thin Rice Crackers (Gluten Free)
💚 Trader Joe's Organic Blueberries and Organic Fuji Apple Slices
💚 Mike and Ike (for a little fun color - yep, they are gluten-free)
💚 fresh organic flowers and herbs
💚 decor from the home (plus the mischievous bunny eying the carrots)


Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 19/03/2024

Today's flavor is Pistachio!🍦🍧🍨

Although it's not as green as I'd hoped for, it does have super nice pistachio flavor. You could always use a few drops of food color. I sometimes just prefer natural ingredients, and I didn't have any green natural food color.

Question, does anyone else reuse the ? We eat a lot of ice cream here, so I always have spare ones. They pack up and freeze homemade ice cream so nicely!

Do you prefer your ice cream in a cone or in a dish?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 17/03/2024

Happy St. Patty's Weekend!

When you're going out to Mediterranean dinner at one of your favorite spots where every entree is gluten-free but the naan is not, things happen.

Like you might make a gluten-free sourdough flatbread with pistachios in it for the weekend. Served with a pistachio herb dipping oil.

You may even put a few in your purse to enjoy at dinner😘.

Are you celebrating St. Patty's Day this weekend?☘️☘️

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 10/03/2024

It's time for a few more homemade ice creams!

Does anyone else do this? I like to make the ice cream base vanilla flavor. Then, just about 5 minutes from it finishing its churning, I removed half of the ice cream and stirred in one flavor. Add the other flavor in and continue the churning of the other half.

My husband and I sometimes like different ice cream flavors, so this way, we each get what we like.

The ice cream is so simple that it's easily made gluten-free. The flavors are always gluten-free, too, just in case I want to try a bite!

The flavors here are chocolate covered strawberry and raspberry and Andes Mint Chocolate.

Which would you try?

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 07/03/2024

Serving up a favorite of ours - Mexican Chicken - perfect for tacos, tostadas, or bowls. This dish has all the flavor, plus it's loaded with veggies.
Everyone can enjoy the way they want if you make a taco bar loaded with all the toppings and bowl ingredients. I like mine with brown rice and gf tortilla chips, salsa, avocado, black beans, and fresh tomatoes.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 02/03/2024

Are you a spice and caramel fan? Try my newest gluten-free cookie recipe, Caramel Oat Spiced Cookies (Gluten Free) for a nice caramel and ginger cookie.

I intended these to be used for ice cream sandwiches, but they didn't sit around long enough to meet their purpose!

Perhaps next time. 🍪🍦🍪 For now, they were delicious with a cup of Organic Earl Grey Tea.

If you need a beautiful ceramic piece (pictured mug), check out .

Recipe in the link in my bio.

Photos from Mamalauraskitchen's post 01/03/2024

February Collection.. Part 1 - it's hard to pick favorites, so there may be a second one coming.

How was your February?

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