Roasted Tomatillo Salsa  {Beard and Bonnet}

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe has a special place in my heart because it was one of the first things that Todd cooked for me when we were dating. Nothing says “I love you” like a batch of homemade salsa!  This zesty little sauce is our go-to topping for almost everything and if I mention homemade salsa in a recipe…

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Sunday Snapshots: Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts

This weekend we finally made it to the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts to check out the Jim Henson exhibit and the Puppet Museum. It was a really fun adventure for everyone in the family. The Jim Henson exhibit took us back to when we were kids with Muppets and Puppets from all of our favorite shows and movies….

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Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Infused Tortillas

   I love days when we don’t have to go anywhere at all.  This happens for us occasionally on Sundays and we cherish every moment together. We plan a special meal and spend parts of the day preparing the ingredients together.  Last Sunday was one of those days an we decided that our favorite slow cooked black bean tacos would be a perfect…

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Gluten-Free Cilantro Infused Tortillas

If there is one thing that I miss the most since our new gluten-free lifestyle it is flour tortillas. I have never been a fan of the texture of store bought corn tortillas and they can be so finicky to work with that I had always avoided them entirely. On my quest for gluten-free ingredients I came across a bag…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry and Pistachio Granola

As we gear up for back to school I have been thinking about quick and easy wholesome breakfasts for Eliza. I want something that will give her lots of energy and will curb her appetite until lunch. Lucky for me, she will opt for homemade granola over a box of sugary cereal any day! I…

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lucchetti d'amore {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: Lucchetti d'amore

On a recent trip to Köln, Germany Todd happened upon this bridge hanging with lucchetti d’amore, or love locks. The mass amount of locks hanging from this bridge is impressive. Some locks were small and simple with initials written in marker or pen and some were far more elaborate with inscriptions and details like you…

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Cilantro Jicama Fiesta Slaw. {Beard and Bonnet} #gluten-free

Zesty Cilantro Jicama Slaw

I can’t take credit for this yummy slaw but, I can say that it is part of our regular line up of gluten and dairy free dining. Our 10-year old daughter loves this slaw and asks for it whenever we have our black bean burgers. This time we made the slaw together and had so…

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The Perfect Black Bean Burger

Some veggie burgers aren’t really like burgers at all. They are mushy in the center and they have a tendency to ooze out of the side of your bun when you bite into them. Ick! I have spent hours prepping to make a veggie burger that sounded like it would be “the one” only to be utterly disappointed when I…

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Mixed Peppers {Beard and Bonnet}

Homemade Pickled Peppers (Gluten-Free)

Hot pickled jalapeños are a staple in our pantry. They are Todd’s favorite condiment and he believes that they belong on almost every dish. I began making my own because they taste so much better and I am sure that they are better for us than the flimsy pea soup colored variety at the store. I…

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Waffle House Museum

Sunday Snapshots: The Waffle House Museum…yes, it really exists!

We have been looking forward to visiting the Waffle House Museum ever since we moved to Atlanta. It is only open once a month and is a really fast little tour but, well worth it. We are now officially Waffle House aficionados and even though we can’t eat their waffles because of our gluten and dairy free diet we…

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Almond Biscotti { Beard and Bonnet }

Almond and Carob Chip Biscotti (Dairy and Gluten Free)

There are two things that Todd and I require in the morning, a strong cup of coffee and a biscotti. The biscotti that we used to enjoy every morning was kicked out of the house along with everything else that was laced with gluten and dairy. We tried to replace the biscotti in our beloved…

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{beard+bonnet}: Hot Giardiniera

Hot Giardiniera

I am a big fan of bold flavors and Todd is a fan of anything hot. I swear, he puts jalapenos on just about everything. On our last trip to the farmers market I was inspired by all of the beautiful produce and wanted to make a dish that was as colorful and plentiful as…

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Sunday Snapshots: Let's start something new…

One of our favorite things to do together is to take our camera out and capture little vignettes of the world as we see it.  From now on, every Sunday, we will select a few of our photos to share with you.  This weeks images come from our recent trip to South Carolina where we visited one…

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Savory White Bean Burger (gluten free)

Savory White Bean Burger: serves 4 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 15 oz can of Cannellini Beans, rinsed and drained 1 large egg 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning kosher salt 1/2 cup finely grated pepper jack cheese or soy cheese 1 large scallion, minced 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 Tbsp.olive oil, plus more for…

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Patriotic Breakfast Polenta

When I was young I was fascinated by my grandfather. He loved to fish and garden, he cooked a big breakfast every time we visited that still makes my mouth water thinking about it, and he always smelled like peppermints. I remember he had a tattoo of a pin-up girl on his calf that he…

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