Cookie Granola Bars #recipe #vegan #glutenfree


These healthy granola bars taste like oatmeal cookies and still have over 5 grams of protein.  They disappeared fast in our house. Will said they reminded him of oatmeal pies from his childhood.  I can't wait to make another batch to take with me when I travel for my next round of expos.  These would be the perfect morning breakfast bar or the after workout treat. 

The cookie granola bars are gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, peanut free and egg free. They can be made vegan to by replacing the honey with agave syrup. 




Now for the master plan, the real deal, the recipe.


Cookie Granola Bars

2 Cups GF Harvest Quick Oats
3/4 Cup Chia or Flax Seeds
3/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup Almond Slivers
1 Tbsp Ginger, peeled and minced
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Agave Nectar or Honey
1/4 Cup Earth Balance
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Ground Cardamom
1/4 Tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 Tsp Himalayan Salt
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a baking sheet with raised sides, stir together the oats, flax or chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and quinoa cereal. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until toasted. Remove from the oven, transfer to a large bowl and stir in the ginger and cranberries.

Line a 11 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the coconut sugar, maple syrup, and agave/honey, Earth Balance, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour this mixture over the nut mixture and stir so everything is coated. Transfer to prepared baking dish and use a rubber spatula to spread out the mixture and press it into the pan.

Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on top and press down hard to compact the mixture into the pan. Let this cool in the pan for 2 to 3 hours, then turn out onto cutting board and use a large knife to cut into bars.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and place the cut bars on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.


The new toasted quinoa hot cereal from I Heart Keenwah has 5 grams of protein per serving and only 1 gram of sugar. Winner!  I agree it boast a toasted flavor and is more delicious than regular quinoa. I Heart Quinoa has the only toasted quinoa flake on the market and as I mentioned it packs the protein, which makes these great for an after work out recovery snack. 



Vitamin D Webinar Replay

Each Month we host a free educational webinar. This is the recording from this past Wednesday when we discussed Vitamin D Hormone and why it is essential for the body. Enjoy! 

Valentine's BIG Announcement

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This new shirt design has been in my head for several months and truly speaks to my heart. I have found that in order to heal yourself and gain the life and body you love, YOU have to Love yourself first. You have to find time to put yourself first through out your day; as you prepare your food; to making time to exercise; and being mindful of Loving yourself. 
"Love Your Guts" has a double meaning. First and foremost it is proclaiming, you love your own guts enough to eat clean and change your lifestyle for a life and a body you want. Second, as a gift to the one you love letting her know you Love her Guts! Telling her she's a keeper and you love her all the way to the moon and back, and further. 
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San Diego GFAF Expo and MORE!

​Hola,
First I want to let you know that I have so much to tell you and apologize if I ramble just a tad. Let's start with a few important things.
San Diego GFAF Expo is this weekend!

​Saturday 10 - 4 and Sunday 10 - 3 
You can still save 20% off (thru 2/10): http://ow.ly/ASBr307YViJ
I will be teach the 5 Steps to Inflammation Healing at the Expo on Saturday at 12 noon. See you there.
Also Enjoy Life Foods is introducing a new experience at the expo too!
You can win a Family Game Night at the San Diego GFAF expo and others throughout the year. Enjoy Life Foods and I invite you to enter to win and share the excitement! Here’s how to experience Enjoy Life Land:
  1. Explore Enjoy Life Land at the GF & AF Expo in San Diego (or your favorite city)
  2. Find the Enjoy Life Land Tree, and share your gluten free and allergy friendly tips, tricks, or wish for your #JourneytoEnjoyLife
  3. Take a picture and share it on Twitter or Instagram using #JourneytoEnjoyLife
  4. Two lucky winners per expo will receive a family game night complete with Enjoy Life snacks
Finally, we will be giving a tour on Facebook LIVE this Saturday.
This just sounds fun.  Now where did my suitcase go?  I am ready for the sunshine and warmer weather for a few days.

Upcoming Events:
February 15 is our Free Monthly Education Online Class. We will be focusing on Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 [Why we need it, Where to get it and the Difference] February Education Webinar is scheduled for Feb 15th at 8pm CST - Register here http://www.gfadvocate.com/m/BMVFBMJN Feel free to share this with someone you love.
April brings the Expo season into full swing. I will be at a live event every weekend and bring you fun and education from the stages too.
April 8 & 9 - Gluten Free and Vegan Twinkies Class at the GFFA Fest in Austin
April 15 - Salt Lake City I am headed your way to the Gluten Free World Expo event and teaching Gluten Free 101 for Kids
April 22 & 23 - Is the largest event in the Midwest. The GFAF Expo is in Chicago. Come learn how to cook gluten free and clean with me.
April 29 & 30 - I will meet you in Columbus at the GFFA Fest and we can share a winning Gluten Free and Vegan Twinkie together.
So, yes all those Twinkie pictures you keep see on Instagram and Facebook are real and I am giving the recipe away at the GFFA Fest events this year.  And making them on stage so you have all the tips and can make your own family feel like a kid again. 
I will get the event page update on our website very soon with all the details, you are the first to hear! If you have an event and want GF Mom Certified to be there please have the organizers reach out. 

Have a great day and I will see you shortly on the West Coast!
xoxoxo,

- Tiffany

Gluten Free Bronzer and Blush are here!


It's Here!  We heard rumors of Red Apple Lipstick creating a blush and they over delivered with a great  Bronzer too!  Did you see this on my Instagram feed this week?  I was excited to come home Tuesday and find a special package in the mail from Red Apple Lipstick.  Thank you my friends for making me feel special.  

There is still time to get in on the sale price too. Details below.  

Now for what I asked Andrea for just for you. A video on how to apply bronzer to look radiant and healthy.  Turn up the volume! 




So, head on over to our Blush Launch: Blush - Red Apple Lipstick

Enjoy shopping!

Sale Ends 1/28/17 at 10 P.M. CST 

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Bagels #glutenfree #vegan #recipe




Gluten free and vegan bagels are hard to find.  There are a few company's that make them, although I also want to know they are corn free too for Lillie.  This easy recipe is quick enough to make up the night before and let cool completely before the morning breakfast.  Then slice and toast them up for a great treat.  Imagine topping with eggs, bacon and vegan cheese for a breakfast sandwich.  Are you envisioning what this means for your weekend breakfast?  Weekend, why wait make a batch on Sunday and have them for the week.  



Ingredients:

  • 3 1/3 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (I used the flour mix from BYOC, which is top 8 free)
  • 1/2 Tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Package of Instant Yeast
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs Sugar


Topping:

  • 1 Tsp Onion Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Ground Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Oregano


Directions:

Heat milk to 100 degrees. Add yeast and sugar and mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl mix together flour and salt.
In large bowl combine liquid and oil. Gradually mix in all the flour mixture by hand to avoid big lumps. Mix until all incorporated and smooth.
With wet hands form dough into a ball and use a finger to poke a hole in the center. Gently shape into bagel form by expanding the hole. Place on a individual piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (see picture)
Spray tops with oil, cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Don't allow to double in size or else it will lose its shape and fall apart in the bath.
Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Gently drop a max of 2 bagels in the water and boiled each side for only 30 seconds each side. Remove individual parchment paper pieces and place back on baking sheet. Sprinkle with topping mix.
Bake at 450 degree for 16. Flip over and bake for additonal 10 or until golden brown and completely baked.
Allow to cool competely before slicing.

NOTES
Be careful moving bagels to and from the water. The individual sheets of parchment paper makes it easier to move and comes off easily after boiling. The water should be a rapid boil and only let them sit for a short while on each side or else they will absorb too much water and become soggy. If you can, allow your oven to preheat at least 20 minutes prior to baking. These freeze extremely well and can be used for sandwich bread.


Tomato Soup #grainfree #glutenfree #vegan #cleaneating #inflammationHealing


Tomato Soup is a winter staple in the midwest.  I grew up on tomato soup and cheese sandwiches. Anyone else?  

Ingredients:
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Green Onions, Sliced
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
4 Cups Beef Bone Broth
12 Large Tomatoes, chopped
1 Tsp Oregano
1/4 Tsp Pepper
2 Tbsp Basil

Directions:
In a large heavy bottom pot saute onion and green onion in coconut oil, until tender. Add garlic, saute 2 minutes longer. Stir in bone broth, tomatoes, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, add basil, cover and cook for 2 more hours.  Remove from heat and blend in small batches in blender. Add back to pot and cook on low for an additional 30 minutes.

Store in pint jar for single serving sizes. 

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