Happy Memorial Day! I really feel like this weekend has been the kick off to Summer and I’m really excited about it. In an effort to commemorate everything this holiday stands for, I decided to share a more traditional dessert recipe and what could be more traditional than pie? My gluten-free berry pie recipe is delicious and not as labor intensive as other recipes I’ve come across. So you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy your long weekend!
4 cups berries of your choice
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 gluten-free flour*
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cup gluten-free flour*
1 cup coconut oil
6 tbsp ice cold water
4 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp sea salt
*I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
Preheat oven to 400′
Combine all the crust ingredients (except the water) in the food processor and pulse. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time and pulse in between. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes.
Chop up and wash your berries. Then combine your filling ingredients while the dough chills. Simmer over medium heat for about 10 – 12 minutes then set aside.
Once your dough is ready, lightly flour your surface and roll out the dough. You want it pretty thin, about 1/8″ thick at most. You can use a single 9″ pie pan or two smaller 5″ pie pans.
Flip your pie pans upside down over the dough to use as a guide for crust size while you cut it. Use excess dough and cut into 1/2″ strips.
Place crust inside the pie pans, pour in your filling and then top with lattice-style strips of dough. Brush some coconut oil over the top.
Place in the oven for about 40 minutes but make sure to check it at the half way point.
Let it cool for a few hours before serving and enjoy!
pics 1, 3, & 4 via Brooke Lark
pic 2 via Vanesa Conunaese
This Nantucket inspired beach house is easy breezy with a side of fun! From swings in the living room to the family motto tiled into the bathroom floors, I love it all. Oh yeah and lots and lots of white, my personal favorite. I also have a deep appreciation (being serious!) for the lack of window treatments in this space. Why obstruct the views? Do we really need curtains in our kitchens? I say let the sunshine in! Check out what this beach house is all about >>
Really obsessed with those chairs and that ceiling fan!
The kitchen is all white but still feels homey
more curtains, more problems, that’s what I always say…
Swings in the living room? Yes, please!!
and of course I love this mirror too!
see more pics on Haven
I’m very excited Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow!!! Who’s ready to bring out the blender, enjoy the warm Spring weather and get a little tipsy? (Me, that’s who! And maybe you too?) Well if you are and maybe even if you aren’t, here’s my refreshing Strawberry Mint Margarita recipe for ya.
Serving size: 1
- fresh mint leaves
- 4 oz tequila
- 1 oz agave syrup
- 1 oz grand marnier or orange liqueur
- Chop up 3 – 4 strawberries and muddle them into the bottom of the glass with a few mint leaves
- Add your ice, however little or as much as you’d like
- In a shaker (or you could use another glass) mix the tequila, agave syrup and grand marnier
- Pour over ice and muddled strawberry + mint
- Give a healthy stir and serve
I’m excited to share another Meatless Monday recipe à la breakfast version! This morning I’m sharing my gluten-free crêpe recipe. If you’ve ever made pancakes, these are very similar but much skinnier. They work like a breakfast wrap and you can load them up with whatever you’re craving in the moment. Best of all because they are so skinny, they cook incredibly quick! Grab the recipe below:
- 3/4 cup almond or cassava flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used hemp)
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- crushed walnuts
- red cabbage
- maple syrup
- mix all batter together in the food processor for at least a solid full minute.
- coat a pan with EVOO and set heat to medium
- once the pan is heated, pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, tilting the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter evenly
- cook for about 1 – 2 minutes per side
- add your favorite toppings and you’re ready to eat!
photos via Anna Тухфатуллина
This year I’ve really been trying to reuse, reduce and recycle my home decor in an effort to be kinder to our planet. With Earth Day around the corner and the whole mess with being quarantined, I thought it would be a good idea to share some DIYs with items I already have laying around the house. Rope is the one thing I seem to always have since I heavily gravitate towards nautical decor! Two of my DIYs even use the same batch of rope but in two completely different ways. Check ’em out:
I’m loving this beach chic California bungalow located in L.A.! Not only is this beach house beautiful and chic but so is its owner. I love how clean this house feels while still adding lots of earthy elements like driftwood and wicker. I also spied some pampas grass which I’ve been meaning to get my hands on. Take the tour >
Loving everything about this room!
and of course I love that light!
I’ve seriously been thinking about clearing everything off my kitchen countertop. I worried about it looking too bare but this is incredibly inspiring!!
Only in a bungalow can you find such a cute way to display/organize shoes
Loving how photogenic this pool is!