Grilled Peach Salsa with Cilantro, Mint and Ginger

Grilled Peach Salsa- the perfect dish, full of all the flavors of summer!
Grilled Peach Salsa

Summer Peaches

Grilled MeatsNothing says summer like afternoons by the grill. Living in an apartment, we don’t often get the chance to grill out, but when we do it is so much fun! Recently we spent a weekend house sitting at my husband’s Tia’s house and she has a great little porch perfect for grilling.

Now, we didn’t actually have a grill, but since it is getting towards the end of summer we were able to pick up a little portable one for really cheap.


Grill+peaches+corn= Grilled Peach Salsa= Summer Perfection! Click To Tweet
It was such a blast grilling everything we could find. I figured if we were going to grill, we might as well grill meat for the week. When I was shopping for meat I saw some beautiful peaches and inspiration hit. Everything else in this salsa are things I already had in the fridge. It was one of those recipes where you just start thinking,

This might be really good!

and you luck out and it’s perfect! The flavors meld together so perfectly, it tastes like a bit of summer heaven! Of course, in the middle of all this grilling, I got a bit thirty. If grilling makes you as thirsty as it makes me, be sure to check out this Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Mocktail from This Mess is Ours.

Peach Salsa Ingredients

Grill Time

Grilled Peach SalsaFresh ingredients are key to grilling fruits and vegetables. There is just something about a bit of time on the grill that brings out the  natural sweetness and gives a hint of smokiness. It doesn’t take very long to grill peaches. Just brush with a little oil to make sure they don’t stick. The oil also gives them a bit of char. You could use a basting brush to keep things oiled, but we use the husks from the corn. It works great!

Our little grill is a propane grill, but it has a space where you can add some charcoal, so we did. Charcoal really adds to the flavor. You could also use cedar chips or other wood to add a bit of flavor.


grilled peach salsa


Grilled Peach Salsa

Mango SalsaThis grilled peach salsa has so many uses. It is great on chips, but it also delicious on tacos, or one of my favorite ways to eat it, on top of rice mixed with a little First Fresh Chicken Sausage.

A Few Recipe Notes

The Corn

I cheated. I microwaved it in the husk for about 10 minutes and then put it on the grill, just to finish it and add flavor.

The Peaches

Grilled peaches and cornThe recipe only needs two peaches, but if your already grilling, you might as well grill a couple extras. They are delicious with honey or ice cream or just by themselves!

This recipe is naturally gluten free and top 8 allergy free, however, if you are sensitive to corn, it is perfectly fine to add more peaches and leave it out.

What would you put this peach salsa on? Let me know in the comments!

Happy gluten free eating!

Grilled Peach Salsa with Cilantro, Mint and Ginger

Grilled Peach Salsa with Cilantro, Mint and Ginger
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  • 2 Fresh Peaches, cut in half and pitted
  • 1 Ear Corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Grill peaches and corn.
  2. Chop peaches and cut corn of cobb.
  3. Combine peaches, corn, mint, cilantro, ginger, lime and salt.
  4. Mix together well.
  5. Serve with however you like!

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Simply Delicious Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce is a delicious addition to pancakes, ice cream, or to just eat with a spoon!

Jars of easy homemade strawberry sauce


A History of Strawberries

My father loves to tell the story of the strawberries he grew in the garden when I was just a toddler. I refused to try them, until one day he would not let me out of my high chair until I ate one. From that point on there were never any strawberries in the garden. The second they started to turn pink, I would pick them and eat them.

From strawberries in the garden to strawberry soup, this sauce was a lifetime in the making! Click To Tweet

My history with strawberries doesn’t end there. In high school we had been given tons of frozen strawberries, and I, thinking I was Martha Stewart, decided that I would make a strawberry pie. I made the crust from scratch, taking my time to make sure it was perfect, added in the strawberries and the sugar, and put it in the oven. I was so proud of myself. The thing is, these were frozen strawberries. I had no idea you were supposed to thaw them first. My beautiful pie turned into strawberry soup, mind you, it was the best strawberry soup any one had ever tasted, probably because no one has ever made strawberry soup before, but regardless it wasn’t to bad.

I’ve always loved strawberries.

strawberry sauce

Strawberry Season

In South Florida the height of our strawberry season is actually January, but thanks to the ease of transporting fruits and veggies all over the Unites States, we get to share in summer strawberry season with everyone up north. Strawberries have been incredibly cheap this summer and I always grab several containers when I’m at the store. Sometimes, I buy more than we can actually eat.

It was during one of those times I got the great idea to make homemade strawberry sauce. My husband loves strawberry ice cream, so I knew he would be head over heels for this. I started researching different recipes and I was shocked at the amount of sugar that was used to make the sauce.

You could go into a diabetic coma just reading some of these recipes.

So, of course I had to try making my own version without all the white sugar. Turns out it was not that hard and my family loved it. When my husband came home from work and saw strawberries cooking away on the stove, he was very excited!


Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry SauceFor this recipe, I chose to use just four ingredients- strawberries, lemon juice, agave nectar, and a splash of vanilla. By reducing the amount of sugar used (I went from 1 cup of white sugar to 1/3 cup of agave), it really allows the strawberries to shine through.

Plus, we put the sauce on gluten free pancakes (I used GF Jules Pancake Mix) and ice cream, both of which are already sweet. My dad and stepmom came over for our pancake feast and were in love with the sauce. They were especially excited that I had packaged some in cute little jars so they were able to take some home!


Just a few little notes:


Strawberry SauceYou are going to want a fine mesh strainer for this. I used the same one I use to rinse rice and it worked perfectly.

Hot or Cold:

You can serve the strawberry sauce hot or cold. If it is still warm, it will be thinner. It thickens as it cools.

Get a mason jar!:

This strawberry sauce makes the perfect take home gift for a brunch or ice cream social. I bought the little jars at Target for a $1.00

What are your favorite things to put Strawberry Sauce on? Chime in, in the comments!

Simply Delicious Strawberry Sauce

Simply Delicious Strawberry Sauce
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  • 2 pounds Fresh Strawberries, stemmed and cut
  • 1/3 cup golden agave syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  1. Combine Strawberries, agave, vanilla, and lemon juice in a small pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently and breaking up strawberries for about 5 minutes.
  3. Strawberries should be soft and easily mashed.
  4. Strain strawberry mixture into bowl using a mesh strainer.
  5. Press strawberries to get as much of the juice and syrup out as possible. Place left over strawberry mash aside to use in smoothies later.
  6. Pour strawberry sauce back into pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Use warm or refrigerate.

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Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron Review- Are there feasible gluten free options?Blue Apron ReviewThis Meal Box was provided by Blue Apron free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Apron Gluten FreeUpdate!

I know, I know, my first experience (see below) with Blue Apron was so so, but I was offered a chance to check them out again, so of course I did.

My experience this time was much better than my past experiences:


  • More naturally gluten free recipes,Blue Apron Gluten Free or ingredients that were easily changeable with items I keep on hand.
  • Better packaging, still a lot of plastic, but the produce stayed fresh, even when it took me an extra day to get to cooking.
  • Quality fish and meats.
  • You can view menus several weeks in advance.
  • Ingredients and instructions are listed for each meal.

Blue Apron Gluten FreeCons:

  • Allergens aren’t listed on each meal, you can see the ingredients, but until you get the package you can’t know for sure.
  • There are a lot of sandwiches, which are of course, not gluten free
  • Some ancient grains, like Freekah, and they are not gluten free. I found Quinoa to be a good replacement.

Final Updated Thoughts:

This time around I found the prep to be much easier and the over recipes to be better tasting. I didn’t have to make any expensive swaps, so I still felt like I was getting a decent deal. Because they use so many whole food ingredients, many are naturally gluten free, and there was a detailed nutrition paper included with each meal. It isn’t something I would use consistently because there aren’t always enough gluten free options, but if you love trying new things, you may want to give it a shot.

Trying it one time isn’t too expensive if you follow these steps:

    1. Sign up for Ebates HERE. You will get $7.50 back on your first Blue Apron order,, plus if it’s your first time signing up for Ebates (which I love!- getting cash back on things I’m already buying is a win!), they will also give you a $10.00 gift card. Make sure to download the widget to your toolbar, anytime your on a site that gives cash back; it will alert you.
    2. Use this link to get $30 Off Your First Blue Apron Order.

Original Review:

Blue Apron Review

As part of my journey through boxed meal services, I could not leave out Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a well-known meal service that allows you to pick the meals you would like to try and they deliver the ingredients and recipes to your door.

Blue Apron offer several naturally gluten free options each week and several that can easily be converted.

Overall, I enjoyed the food and recipes, as did my husband.

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The Blue Apron Experience


Untitled design (96)I was not thrilled with the Blue Apron packaging. Every item comes wrapped in plastic, even the squash. It seemed a bit unnecessary. However, I did like that the meat was double packaged. With the exception of the “knick knacks” everything was just in one box, so I had to sort out all the ingredients. While it is nice that everything is included, things like mayo were in little plastic bottles, and it was practically impossible to get out.


Untitled design (95)The recipes were clear and concise. No fancy tools required.  The recipe had to be read carefully ahead of time and make sure that everything was prepped. It felt like there was a lot of prepping. While the recipes were easy and didn’t take long actually to cook, it did feel very involved, which is a bit difficult when you have a toddler running around.

Clean Up:

Untitled design (94)The cleanup wasn’t bad. Minimal pans, the cleanup was the easiest part, which is always a good thing for me.

Is it Enough Food?

Yes. It is enough food for two adults to have decent sized portions, as well my toddler. The dishes were not kid friendly, but I was able to make it work. Blue Apron does offer family meals that I think I would look into next time.


Everything is individually sealed, and allergens are clearly labeled. There was little concern for cross contamination.


It is about 20.00 a night for enough to make two adult meals and feed a toddler. This seems to be about average. The meals were very tasty, and we did try some things that I would make again, such as the Catfish with Ponzu Sauce. However, for me, with boxed meal services I am looking for ease more than complex flavors.

Final Thoughts

Blue Apron is a little bit hard for me to justify purchasing. The food is delicious. If you would like to expand your cooking skills and taste buds, this is for you. For my family, it was just to involved, and I had to adjust to much to make it gluten free (though I now know how to make buttermilk biscuits using gluten free Bisquick, so that’s a win!). I hope this Blue Apron Review helps you determine if it is something that will work for your family.

Try it yourself:

If you want to try it out, I got a code for you. I have several friends that swear by Blue Apron, so give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think! Click the banner and get three meals free (basically half off one week, so it’s not a bad deal if you want to try it out!) 

Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado- Aguacate de Palta

South Florida meets Peru in a twist on Aguacate de Palta with this tropical shrimp salad stuffed avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Aguacate de Palta

Summer is winding down in South Florida (though you wouldn’t know it with the heat!) and this means the end of avocado and mango season. While the rest of the United States is eating squash, zuchinni and strawberries, we are feasting on more mangoes and avocados than any one person can eat. The only time of year better than mango and avocado season is that one day in January where the temperature goes under 70.

Tropical Shrimp Salad stuffed in fresh Florida avocado, what could be better? Click To Tweet

Unfortunetly summer is ending and we are coming up on the end of the season. In Peru they make a fabulous dish called Aguacate de Palta, which is basically a stuffed avocado. It can be stuffed with anything, chicken salad, tuna salad, but being that it is mango season and I’m living in Miami, I thought a tropical shrimp salad would be amazing inside an avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Tropical Shrimp Salad

The key to this recipe is the fresh ingredients. The shrimp alone are to die for. Even if you don’t have avocados and mangoes, make the shrimp and just eat them with a fork or put them on tacos. They are that good.

However, if you have access to mangoes and avocados, this is the ultimate in summer dishes. Fresh and light, with sweetness from the mango and tang of lime juice make it perfect. It is a simple dish with complex flavors.

Quality shrimp are crucial to this recipe. Always be sure your shrimp don’t have a fishy smell and clean them well. I would strongly suggest using wild shrimp if you have access to them. They have such a great flavor.

If your anything like me and just can’t get enough of mangos, try serving this 5 Minute Mango Sorbet from Perry’s Plate for dessert. It will pair perfectly with these stuffed avocados!

I hope you enjoy this end of summer recipe! Happy gluten free eating!

Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado
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    Shrimp Marinade
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • zest of half orange
  • zest of half lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free cajun seasoning
    Shrimp Salad
  • 1 pound clean and devained shrimp
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon Mayo
  • 1/4 cup chopped mango
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Florida Avocados or 4 Haas

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Combine shrimp and marinade in ziploc. Marinade for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook shrimp in a non stick skillet until done, being careful not to overcook.
  4. Cut up shrimp and toss with mango, cilantro, and mayo. Add salt to taste.
  5. Put shrimp salad inside avocados and serve!

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto is a delicious twist on traditional pesto, served with gluten free pasta, topped with First Fresh Chicken Croquettes.

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

This post is part of a series of sponsored recipes created with First Fresh Foods. All opinions and recipes are my own, enjoy!

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

I love pasta with pesto, but my husband is allergic to basil, so I haven’t had it in years. When First Fresh Foods sent me their brand new Habanero Chicken Croquettes, I was quickly in love with their flavor and ease. They are so good and that pepper flavor is just the perfect amount of spice. When I was trying to decide what would pair best with the cheesy, spicy flavor I first thought about Huancaina Sauce. It’s a classic Peruvian Sauce made with queso blanco and aji amarillo. It’s wonderful, but I wanted a bit more freshness.

That’s when I got the idea to make a Latin spin on pesto and it worked fabulous! The Cilantro and parsley, paired with the jalapeno and queso blanco is amazing! Fresh and a bit salty. The underlying spice of the jalapeno and the garlic is just perfect. I could honestly eat it with a spoon.

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Habanero Chicken Croquettes

If you have been following My Gluten Free Miami this summer, you know I have fallen in love with First Fresh Foods Chicken Sausage. It is so good, low in fat, lean protein and easy to read ingredients made in a celiac safe environment. They were the first sponsor I began to work with, just because I love the chicken sausage.

Now they are branching out into cheese stuffed chicken croquettes, and they are still gluten free! I was so excited. They are delicious. Still a great source of protein, and they are so simple. Just throw them in the oven and your good to go.

If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can use sliced chicken breast (or any other protein), but I strongly recommend you ask your grocer to carry First Fresh products. They are delicious.

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

The Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is it’s ease.

The Pesto

All you do is the throw all the ingredient in a food processor or nutri bullet. If you want it a bit spicier, leave the seeds in the jalapeno. Super simple, super yummy.

The Chicken

Obviously, I used First Fresh Chicken Croquettes. They pair so well, but if you don’t have access and your in a pinch, some sliced chicken breast would be ok….but once you try the croquettes, you will fall in love with them!

The Pasta

For this recipe I used Barilla gluten free pasta, you can use whatever is your favorite. I am also a big fan of Trader Joe’s quinoa/brown rice blend.Before draining the pasta, set aside a cup of the water to use when tossing the pasta with the pesto.

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If you love pesto, but are looking for something with a twist, check out this Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad from Food, Faith, and Fitness. It will not disappoint!

Thank you to First Fresh Foods for sponsoring this past and making such incredible Celiac Safe Chicken Croquettes!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
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  • 1 Cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 Cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1-2 Jalapenos (remove seeds if desired)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (add more if needed)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspon salt.
  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 4 First Fresh Foods Chicken Croquettes

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving one cup of the pasta water.
  2. Cook croquettes according to package direction.
  3. Blend all pesto ingredients in blender. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  4. Toss pesto and pasta, adding pasta water as needed to thin pesto.
  5. Top with crumbled queso blanco and chicken.

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Watermelon Spritzer with Gluten Free Vodka

Watermelon Spritzer with Gluten Free Vodka, perfect for a hot summer night!
Watermelon SpritzerI received Stoli Gluten Free Vodka free of charge, there was no obligation to write a review, it just happened to work great in this drink!

Hot Summer Nights

Miami summer nights are hot. Not just a little hot, a lot hot. The kind of hot where you take a shower because your sweating, and you are sweating in the shower. You would think that this sweltering heat would keep Miamians inside, but it doesn’t. Summer is full of cookouts and beach outings at all times of day.

Hot summer nights call for refreshing drinks, spiked Watermelon Spritzer will hit the spot! Click To Tweet

This past 4th of July I was at a cookout at some friends house. During the afternoon, while kids were swimming and adults were barbecuing, there was a huge bowl of watermelon that everyone was snacking on. Watermelon is perfect on hot days. As the afternoon turned into night, someone had the idea to soak the cubes of watermelon in vodka and it was a hit.

Watermelon Spritzer

Watermelon Spritzer

Now, like most adults, I like a drink now and then….especially when we are outside at night and the spiked watermelon cubes gave me a great idea. They were a bit strong for me, but the flavor was there.

I had been sent a bottle of the new Stoli Gluten Free Vodka by Breakthru Beverage Florida and I had been trying to figure out what to do with it. Stoli Vodka is different from a lot of Vodka’s because it is made with corn and buckwheat which are naturally gluten free grains.

The only thing I had ever made with vodka before  was Penne with Vodka Sauce (which is amazing, go and check it out!). The 4th of July party gave me the perfect idea of a drink to make with the vodka, thus the Watermelon Spritzer was born.

watermelon spritzer

The Recipe

I’m going to admit it. I don’t like strong drinks. Where most people have a mimosa that is Prosecco with a splash of orange juice, I have orange juice with a splash of Prosecco. This isn’t a very strong drink, however feel free to adjust to taste.

My favorite part of this drink is that is really simple…Just 3 ingredients. Watermelon, Vodka, and Sprite. Have kids? Leave out the vodka. It is really good as well! I found that it doesn’t need any other sweetener because of the watermelon and the Sprite. I added the mint for just a little bit of color.

This is the perfect, simple, refreshing drink for summer. Enjoy!

Watermelon Spritzer with Gluten Free Vodka

Watermelon Spritzer with Gluten Free Vodka
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  • 1/2 cup small cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 shot gluten free vodka (for children leave out the vodka)
  • Sprite to fill glass
  • ice

  1. Add watermelon to the bottom of the glass.
  2. Crush with the back of spoon to break up watermelon and release juices.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Add gluten free vodka.
  5. Fill glass with Sprite.
  6. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 drink
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Goodie Girl Cookies- Now Available at Publix in South Florida!

Goodie Girl Cookies in South Florida! Find them at Publix.Goodie Girl Cookies in South Florida

 So excited to be partnering with Goodie Girl Cookies! The next few months will be bring lots of cookies and fun recipes! My Gluten Free Miami sponsors help keep this site going! 

Goodie Girl Cookies

There are some new cookies hitting the shelves of Publix. With flavors that will remind you of Girl Scouts (except these are gluten free!), one bite and you will understand why their slogan is

Goodness Never Tasted so Naughty.

They are ridiculously good. When I got my first boxes in, my family had to taste them. Next thing you know I’m hiding them to keep them from eating them before I take my pictures. No one can tell they are gluten free. There is nothing “gluten free” tasting about them and let me tell you, you better be careful because you will eat a whole bag.

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One of the things people miss most when becoming gluten free is the baked goods. You probably thought good cookies were a thing of the past. Sure you can make them, but that takes time. You can’t just open up a bag and enjoy. Thankfully, Publix is now carrying three of the Goodie Girl Cookie flavors for you to enjoy any time you want, plus I have a great giveaway for you to win some for yourself!

Can’t wait? I have a $1.00 of coupon for you! Just click here ———-> Goodie Girl $1.00 off  Coupon!

Goodie Girl Cookies in South Florida


Goodie Girl Cookies in South FloridaThe Cookies

Thin Mints

You all know that time of year. Little girls start showing up at tables in front of every store with piles of cookies. You walk by with your head hanging low, trying to avoid eye contact so you won’t have to tell them you aren’t buying any. All those gluten filled Thin Mints you used to love, now a thing of the past.

Well, not anymore. Goodie Girl Cookies has your back. Their Thin Mint Cookies taste just as good, if not, dare I say, better than the Girl Scout Thin Mints. If you love chocolate and mint, these cookies are for you.


Goodie Girl Cookies in South FloridaQuinoa Chocolate Chip

Now, when I first read “quinoa” I thought, oh great, another cookie ruined by someone’s attempt to make cookies healthy. Cookies just aren’t healthy, it’s part of the definition. I was wrong. They are awesome! They don’t even taste like quinoa, they taste like chocolate chip cookies. These were a quick favorite at our house. Chocolate chip cookies are just that one cookie that everyone loves. The Quinoa Chocolate Chip also come in go packs, which are perfect for lunches or when you’re out and about.



Goodie Girl Cookies in South FloridaOatmeal Raisin

Sooooo good. Crisp, with a bit of a crunch. Everything that you would expect in an Oatmeal Raisin cookie. These have that great balance of being sweet but not to sweet, with that great oatmeal texture. Out of the three these are actually my favorite.




Goodie Girl Cookies is an amazing My Gluten Free Miami sponsor! Be sure to go to their website, Goodie Girl Cookies, and check them out!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!


My Hello Fresh Gluten Free Experience

Hello Fresh Gluten Free- The ExperienceHello Fresh Gluten FreeHello Fresh provided meals free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated monetarily.


We have since purchased Hello Fresh quite a few times since the initial review was written and still enjoy it from time to time. Allergens are always well labeled and we have enjoyed a large variety of meals from them. Most of the meals we get are with naturally gluten free ingredients. Even my parents have gotten in on the action. Because my toddler has started eating more, we switched to the family plan and like it.  If you want to try it, you can get $40.00 off your first order (which is the best deal you can find right now!).

Hello Fresh, Hello Easy

Lately, I have been inundated with ads for Boxed Meal Services- you know, those services where a company basically plans out your menu, does the grocery shopping and mails it to you. Sounds like a pretty good idea if you are a really busy, but just don’t want to eat fast food or take out.

However, if you have celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or other food allergies, it may not be that easy (of course take out really isn’t an option either if you have any of these). My curiosity got the best of me so I started looking at several. What I found was most couldn’t be adjusted for gluten free easily or I couldn’t find out much about their position on allergies.

When I was looking I noticed that Hello Fresh clearly lists allergens right under each meal so I decided to write Hello Fresh and see if they would send me some meals to check out. Much to my delight, they said yes and 4 meals for 2 were on their way. My week of Hello Fresh Gluten Free went really well! 

(Just in case you don’t want to read the whole post and you want to try Hello Fresh- click here for $40.00 off your first box!)

Hello Fresh Gluten Free

The Hello Fresh Gluten Free Experience

Hello Fresh Gluten FreePackaging:

I was a bit concerned about waste, but there really was not any more than if I had bought everything myself at the store. Obviously, there was a box and 3 huge ice packs, but I reused the box and threw the ice packs in the freezer to use next time we go to the beach. Plus, they sent me a really cool apron. I love aprons. Ingredients for each meal were packed in their own little recyclable cardboard box. This was AWESOME, I just cleared a small space in the fridge and stacked them in, super simple.


Hello Fresh Gluten Free Clear, easy and concise. No fancy tools required. Nice picture on the front, simple and to the point instructions on the back. I really don’t think it could get any easier. Especially since everything was packed in its own little box. A teenager could follow this to make dinner, no problem.

Clean Up:

I gotta tell you. This was my favorite part. The recipes are engineered to require minimal dishes. Most nights was a pan, a knife and a cutting board. They even tell you what order to cut things in so you don’t have to have multiple cutting boards. It was great to have dinner done AND hardly any dishes to do.Hello Fresh Gluten Free

Is it Enough Food:

Yes. It is enough food for 2 adults to have decent sized portions. It was also enough for my toddler to eat as well. I made a few adjustments each meal for her. For example, with the Jerked Chicken, I just kept aside a few pieces that just had salt and pepper. For the Steak with Chipotle Pan Sauce, I didn’t put any sauce on her steak and I kept out some corn for her. It was really simple.


I know this was the part you were all waiting for. I was very impressed with the way Hello Fresh handles allergens. They clearly list on each recipe (and on the website) if there are any the Top 8 allergens in a dish. They also provide an ingredient list that tells you which ingredient has which allergen.

Three of the meals this week were naturally gluten free, which was really easy. One that I had was not. It used panko, which I easily replaced with gluten free breadcrumbs that I had. I wasn’t worried about cross contamination because everything is packed and sealed separately. I took a look at a bunch of other meals and the gluten tends to be in simple to replace items, like soy sauce.


It is about 20.00 a night for enough to make two adult meals and feed a toddler. While it may be cheaper to buy ingredients yourself, it is definitely cheaper than ordering take out or eating fast food. Personally, I thought the quality of the meat and produce was good. It is not something I would do every week, but if I know I’m going to have a busy week, I would consider it, just to have some easy healthy meals on hand.

Final Thoughts

I loved it. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and work at home, but by the time it hits 5:00 I can’t even think. All of the meals took under thirty minutes or about the same time as one Doc Mcstuffins episode. Plus, all the meals tasted great and we ate healthy, quality food. It was plenty for my husband, plus my 19 month old.

I love to cook, but some nights I need quick and easy and this worked. I’m planning to keep ordering it occasionally.  It’s nice to eat something a bit different and helpful when I’m just to busy.

Try it Yourself:

Want to try the Hello Fresh Gluten Free experience? I got 40.00 off for you. That’s pretty awesome. Just click here:


That’s pretty cheap for dinner! If you want to save even more you could also always use Ebates (affliate link)- they give you 15% cash back on Hello Fresh orders…between the code and Ebates, you should definitely check it out!

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Happy Gluten Free Eating!


10 Gluten Free Mango Recipes to Fulfill Your Mango Cravings

10 Gluten Free Mango Recipes that will fulfill all your mango cravings!Gluten Free Mango RecipesAll photos are courtesy of the blogger who created the recipe, visit their blog and show them some love!

Mangoes, Mangoes, and More Mangoes

It is mango season in sunny South Florida, which means there are more mangoes falling off trees than anyone can eat. One friend picked up over 300 out of their yard this past weekend. It’s the time of year you have to get creative with coming up with ways to use up all the mangoes. So what do I do when I need a bunch of recipes?

I ask my blogger friends of course!

Usually when I am looking for recipes I stick to gluten free only bloggers, but I really wanted to get some variety so I stretched out a bit into the food blogger world to get some unique recipes. Don’t worry, I have double checked to ensure that the recipes are completely gluten free!

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Gluten Free Mango Recipes

Gluten Free Mango RecipesCoconut Mango Baked Chicken

When I saw this recipe from Cooking on the Weekends I wanted to stop and make it right away. The browning on the chicken and that luscious sauce. Such a great use of mangoes in a main dish. Get the recipe and check out Cooking on the Weekends on





Mango Jicama Slaw

This slaw is the perfect addition to any taco. The sweetness of the mango, the crunch of the cabbage and the jicama provide a tasty topping to tacos that is full of flavor! Caroline’s Cooking knew what they were doing when they put this slaw together. For more recipes check out Caroline’s Cooking on

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Tropical Quinoa Porridge Parfait

A breakfast that is as good as it looks. Healthy mango, paired with quinoa provides a filling breakfast that’s full of flavor! This parfait from Kiddielicious makes for a perfect morning. Get the recipe on Kiddielicious and follow them on




Mango MastiniMangoMastani-12

This is the first time I have heard of a Mango Mastini, but now I want to drink 10 of them! So creamy and delicious, it’s the best Mango milkshake you have ever had! Cookilicious has this recipe down pat! Get the recipe on Cookilicious and follow them on


Mango-Salsa-2-1Mango Salsa

I love a good salsa and this one has a wonderful mix of sweetness from the mango She even gives adaptations to make it kid friendly and then add a bit of spice for the adults!  Green Healthy Cooking creates tons of family friendly recipes! Follow them on:





Mango Salsa

You can never have to many Mango Salsa recipes. This one from Gluten Free 24/7 combines fresh mango, peppers, onions and places it on top of fish for a yummy dinner! For more recipes and info on eating gluten free follow Gluten Free 24/7 on:

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mangoguac-9Mango Guacamole

I love guacamole and I love mangoes so when Fresh Off the Grid  put them together I knew it was going to be delicious! A little kick from the seasoning and you will find yourself unable to stop eating it. For more recipes follow Fresh Off the Grid on:




Mango-Pudding-4Mango Pudding

Creamy, delicious single serve mango puddings. So easy to make and everyone will love them! The mango flavor makes for the perfect summer treat! Follow Salu Salo Recipes for more delicious treats on:

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Curry Mango Dip

This curried mango dip is the perfect accompaniment to any party. Flavorful and simple to make, it will be a hit! Follow Cricket’s Confections for more delicious recipes!

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Mango Coconut Creamsicles

Mango Creamsicles

A mango round up wouldn’t be complete without these delicious mango creamsicles…don’t let the name fool you, they are dairy free! You can find the recipe HERE. You can follow me for more great recipes on:

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All of these mango recipes are awesome!

Be sure to try them out before mango season is gone! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

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