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Battle of the Gluten-Free Flours – Nameste vs. Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour – Biscuit Edition

Battle of the Gluten-Free Flours – Nameste vs. Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour – Biscuit Edition

My friend Autumn graduated from the Baking and Pastry Arts program at the Columbus State Community College (that’s right, we are both alumni of the amazing CSCC). One day after class last semester she came to me and said: “Tayler, I need to make these 

Easy Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Easy Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten-free cookies are either so soft you wonder if someone actually baked the cookie or they are so hard you feel like you chewing stale crackers. Neither are the mouthfeel you want when biting into a cookie. Honestly, I almost gave up on cookies. I 

Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

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I love the winter months. They are packed full of warming food that makes us forget about the cold outdoors if not just for a second.

Winter squash is one of the most bountiful foods you can find during the winter months. I love them because they are affordable, tasty, and typically offer multiple servings per squash.

One of my favorite things to do with winter squash is to roast it and throw it in salads. However, sometimes I just want to taste their nutty goodness on their own, like in this dish.

The goat cheese and orange juice add a much needed tang to the dish, while the cranberries and squash bring it home with sweetness. Lastly, the fresh chopped parsley finishes the whole dish by added a much needed touch of freshness. This dish really is packed full of well-rounded flavor.

Comment below what you favorite winter squash is and how you like to prepare it!

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Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Holidays, Salads, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Holiday
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 whole butternut squash (or any other winter squash variety)
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • garlic salt To Taste (TT)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


  • Cube butternut squash and place in lined or greased baking dish (I removed the skin, but you can leave it on)
  • Massage orange juice into the squash until well mixed
  • Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit or until al dente (around 30-45 minutes)
  • Once squash is done, decide whether you want to serve it hot or cold
  • If you want to serve warm, mix in goat cheese, cranberries, and parsley now and enjoy!
  • If you want to serve cold, let the squash cool, place in fridge, and once you want to enjoy, mix in goat cheese, cranberries, and parsley and enjoy!
DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander

DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander

Fun fact, I am a dual citizen of both the United States of America and of Sweden. Because of this, I studied in Sweden during middle school and during this time I was immersed and fell in love with Swedish culture. I remember one of 

DIY Edible Gluten-Free Gifts

DIY Edible Gluten-Free Gifts

Food, it’s an intimate thing we share with loved ones. We gather around a table and share a meal. We have friends over and prepare snacks to make sure no one goes hungry. It brings people together and it’s the backbone of most social gatherings. 

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

These DIY Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are perfect to gift to your fellow gluten-free and vegan friends.

Gluten-Free DIY Giftable Mug Cakes - Tayler Silfverduk DTR - #cakeinajar #colorkitchenfoods #glutenfreecake #easyglutenfreecake #glutenfreegiftidea #glutenfreediblegift #diyediblegifts #glutenfreecakeinajar #glutenfreemugcake #veganediblegifts #diyveganediblegifts #diyedibleglutenfreegifts #blogsmas #celiacdietitian #celiacfriendlygift #celiaccake #celiacfriendlycake #cakerecipesWhy Cakes in a Jar Make Good Gifts

These Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are the perfect DIY gifts for your friends, here’s why:

They are a perfectly portioned dessert
Now when your friend (or family member) desires something sweet, they don’t have to make an entire batch of cookies (or an entire cake). Instead, they can enjoy this delicious perfectly portioned cake without the temptation of an entire batch of cupcakes…

They can be made in under 5 minutes
Because the can be made so quickly, they make a great quick indulgence. And when I say they take less than 5 minutes to make, I mean you will assemble this in max 5 minutes (but probably 2) and they will cook it within 2 minutes. A win/win.

They show that you know and care about their dietary need
Trust me, this means a lot. Sometimes it can feel like the whole world doubts your dietary needs. Knowing that you understand and will make the effort is honestly the best gift you can give to gluten-free friends. It’s always nice to know we have someone in our corner.

Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar Flavor Options

Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
A delicious and perfect dessert for the winter. The cinnamon gives it a warming effect and makes the kitchen smell like the holidays.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
Decadent, chocolatey, and perfect for chocolate lovers.

Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake
It doesn’t have to be your friend’s birthday to give them this fun flavor. It’s bright, it’s colorful and tasty.

How to Gift a Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar

To gift these bad boys, add only the dry ingredients to jars of your choice (I recommend these 8oz jars).

Make a pretty label with the preparation directions written on the back.
Directions should be written as follows:

◊ Remove the lid
◊ Add in 2 tbsp oil of choice
◊ Pour in 1/4 cup milk of choice
◊ Mix until well combined
◊ Microwave for 1-2 minutes (don’t be alarmed if it starts “jumping” out of the jar, it won’t overflow)
◊ Let it cool for 2-3 minutes (caution, it will be VERY hot)
◊ Enjoy!

After creating a label and writing out the directions on the back, tie it on to the jar (bonus points if you use a beautiful ribbon).

Alternatively, print off my pre-made labels and just tie them to the jar (click here to grab the printables)!

Place the cake in a jar(s) in a basket or box (or keep it as is) and gift away.


Comment down below what you’re gifting your gluten-free friends!

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Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake

Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake

1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp rainbow sprinkles
tiny pinch of salt
3 tbsp milk of choice
1/2 tbsp oil of choice

Gluten-free Easy Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Gluten-free Easy Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Want a Christmas indulgence in under 5 minutes? This Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake is your solution. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a delicious edible gluten-free gift to give to your neighborhood celiac (or gluten-free friend), mug cakes are also a great option. Not only 

5 Minute + 4 Ingredient Paleo Peppermint Latte

5 Minute + 4 Ingredient Paleo Peppermint Latte

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If there are two things that rule my homemade foodie journey it’s that I like things to be easy and to involve minimal ingredients. I am a woman of simplicity and I like things to be easy. Honestly, healthy food doesn’t have to involve elaborate ingredients and directions to be delicious.

And yes, coffee can be a part of any healthy lifestyle (despite popular beliefs).

Insert my 5 minute and 5 ingredient Paleo Peppermint Mocha.

Just as I am a sucker for simple yet luxurious foods, I am also a sucker for self-care. What better form of self-care then spending a little time (and I mean little because this recipe really only takes less than 5 minutes to make), to make yourself a decadent coffee to jolt you into your day?

This recipe is paleo so it is ready to serve you and your elimination diet needs. Additionally, this recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and can be easily adapted to be whatever else you need it to be.

I make this simple peppermint latte on mornings where I know I have a long day ahead of me. It’s a gesture of self-love that sets the tone for the rest of my day.

I want to be clear, food is fuel and seeking comfort in food can be dangerous. However, spending a little extra time on what we are putting into our body can help us be more loving and mindful with ourselves. Two very important things involved in any healthy journey.

Start your morning off lovingly with this 5 minute + 5 ingredient Paleo Peppermint Latte!

5 Minute + 5 Ingredient Paleo Peppermint Mocha

A quick and easy latte to make for yourself to start your morning off right!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Holidays
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Holiday, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 1


  • 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 cup milk of choice (the creamier the better)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (less or more depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1/8 tsp mint extract


  • Warm up your milk of choice in a microwave safe mug, cup, or container (please don't burn yourself today)
  • While your milk and coffee are still hot, combine them in a mug
  • Working quickly, whisk in the cocoa powder into the hot milk and coffee mixture until no clumps of cocoa appear at the top of your drink
  • Once well combined, mix in your maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) and mint extract (I use this one).
  • Top with whip cream if you feel so inclined and enjoy! (Seriously, don't forget to REALLY enjoy your delicious mocha)


Make sure you use a whisk or else you drink might not be as creamy. Don't have a whisk? Throwing the mixture into a blender will work fine too.
If you are against the machine and don't want to use a microwave, you can absolutely heat your milk and coffee in a pot over the stove. Just note that opting for this will increase your cook/prep time.

For an Extra Luxurious Cup

Top your peppermint mocha with some whipped cream (coconut whipped cream for paleo of course, I find this canned coconut milk makes for perfect whipped cream after storing in the fridge for a day and sprinkle some crushed peppermints or candy canes on top! Please note the peppermints and candy canes will mean this recipe won't meet paleo standards as will using cream from a cow instead of coconut cream
Add in some marshmallows (I love adding in my homemade marshmallows but please note that this will make this recipe not paleo).
Make it extra creamy by using 1/2 a cup of coconut cream (or real cream) with 1/2 a cup milk of choice (instead of just simple 1 cup milk of choice).