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Gluten-Free Berry Pie Recipe

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!

Gluten-Free Berry Pie Recipe

Filling:

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

Gluten-Free Berry Pie Recipe

Crust:

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

Gluten-Free Berry Pie Recipe

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!

Gluten-Free Berry Pie Recipe

 

pics 1, 3, & 4 via Brooke Lark

pic 2 via Vanesa Conunaese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday: Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

One thing I love to do is turn a favorite dip into a sauce and use it over pasta or a baked potato.  Today’s Meatless Monday recipe does just that.  I took a yummy pimento cheese dip recipe and turned it into a tasty pasta dish.  This is a warm dish but you could easily make it in the Summer as a cold pasta dish too!  Also, you can pretty much do this with any dip, I’ve done something similar with artichoke and spinach dip and it came out amazing!!  But that’s a recipe for another Monday.  Scroll down to grab this Pimento Cheese and Pasta recipe:

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Sauce:

  • 16 oz sharp cheddar (set some aside for garnish)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup broth (can add more or less depending on how thick you’d like the sauce)
  • 4oz pimento peppers (I use the ones in the jar, drained and rinsed) set some aside for garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • A few pinches of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Other ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup baby spinach

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

  1. Boil pasta, drain and set aside.
  2. Cut several slivers of pimento peppers and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredient for the sauce and blend well.
  4. Place into a sauce pot and stir on medium high heat until the cheese has melted.
  5. While cheese is heating up, place the baby spinach in a sauté pan with a small amount of broth (about 1 tbsp) and steam cook on medium heat.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over pasta, add baby spinach and garnish with additional cheese and pimento peppers.

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Spring Salads to Try

It might be the warmer weather that Spring brings or the fact that I’m sick of the same ol’ thing I’ve been eating all Winter long but for me, I always start craving salads in the Spring.  There’s just something extra delicious about a crisp salad this time of year.  There’s also a lot of fresh produce popping up that tastes amazing in a salad!  So to celebrate Spring and all things green, I’m sharing nine Spring salads for you to try!

9 Spring Salads to Try

I put asparagus on everything in the Spring! Spring Greens Bowl via Lively Table *click any pic to grab the recipe*

9 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Pasta Salad

9 Spring Salads to Try

Peach & Walnut Salsa – pour this over some lettuce and you are good to go!

9 Spring Salads to Try

Chickpea Corn Salad via Brewing Happiness

9 Spring Salads to Try

Gluten-Free Tabbouleh

9 Spring Salads to Try

Coconut Mango Salad via Salted Mint

9 Spring Salads to Try

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad via FoodieCrush

9 Spring Salads to Try

Edamame Salad via Foodness Gracious

9 Spring Salads to Try

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad via Proud Italian Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Mer-mazing Gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Wondering what to buy Mom for Mother’s day this year?  I’ve picked out 17 of my favorite mer-mazing gift ideas that are perfect for any mermaid loving mama!  Take a peek:

 

17 Mer-mazing Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day!

 

  1. beach inspired greeting card 
  2. mermaid tail ring
  3. beach iPhone case
  4. iridescent bowl
  5. seaglass keepsake box
  6. mermaid mug
  7. fragrance gift set
  8. mermaid scale necklace
  9. mermaid pen
  10. mermaid note pad
  11. lipstick
  12. mermaid hoop earrings
  13. iridescent wine glasses
  14. beach house wine
  15. beach bag
  16. beach cocktail book
  17. candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Pink Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is right around the corner!  How did that happen?  So I wanted to share some tasty pink treats with you.  I love making a special recipe for Valentine’s day since the restaurants get so crowded during this particular holiday.  Which I feel takes some of the romance away when you are shoved into a crowded table at an overpacked restaurant.  Instead, I prefer to stay home and keep the romance alive with a tasty treat or two!  Most of these are yummy desserts but there’s also some breakfast ideas and a delicious cocktail to try.

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

pink champagne macarons via Sprinkles for Breakfast

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Lemonade Pie via House of Yumm

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Popcorn via Domestic Dream Boat

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Velvet Swiss Roll via Garnish and Glaze

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Aloha Smoothie via Earthy Andy

 

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Elephant Cocktail via Mommy Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Recipe Roundup

My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family that I don’t always get to see throughout the year.  My second favorite thing (and it’s a very close second) is eating without a care in the world.  For me, this only happens during the holiday season.  So today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday recipes!  There’s also some additional links at the bottom for things like leftover stuffing and more.  Take a look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

I always like to change up my hair a bit from season to season and Summer is no different. I found some really cute hair styles that I can’t wait to try. I’m especially loving the twisted pigtail braids (second pic) and if you click through the link, there’s a really easy tutorial on how to get the look! Check it out:

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

beach waves aren’t just for the sea!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Twisted pigtails via Raising Buddies – how perfect would this hair style be for a hot day?!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Half up / Half down – always a classic! via Nautical Wheeler

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Single side braid

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

keep it sleek!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

messy bun – the go-to hair style when you’ve been in and out of the water all day

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

add a scarf for a chic and effortless Summer look

via Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day Sale!

We’re having a Mother’s Day Sale!  You can take 20% off everything (including sale items!).  Use code “ILOVEMOM” at checkout.  Offer expires 5/13/18 at midnight est.  Click picture below to shop >

Mother's Day Sale 2018 - Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day Coastal Gift Guide 2018

I’m excited to share with you my Mother’s Day Coastal Gift Guide for 2018!  I’ve done this the last two years and from what you guys have told me, it’s been a really helpful way to gather gift ideas for your beach loving moms.  It’s also been really helpful for me since until I started making this gift guide, I was a bit clueless as to what I was getting my own mom for Mother’s Day.  There’s several different gift options below that cover moms who like to bake, moms who love the spa and of course, mermaid moms (and more!).  Take a peek:

Mothers Day Coastal Gift Guide 2018

 

  1. sea glass geo candle – isn’t this the prettiest candle you’ve ever seen?!
  2. clean perfume set – natural and clean scented gift set
  3. mermaid keychain – this one’s for the mermaid mom!
  4. gold starfish earrings – handmade in the shop + lightweight, perfect for your coastal lovin’ mama
  5. passion journal – loving the vibrant color of this journal, it would be so easy to find if you misplaced it
  6. mermaid scale necklace – another great one for the mermaid loving moms!
  7. air plants with driftwood – this is perfect if you’ve got a crazy plant lady for a mom
  8. seaglass wine – for the seaside wino
  9. mom wine glass – two of these and a bottle of wine would make such a sweet gift
  10. sea salt chocolates – because yum!
  11. mermaid scale iPhone case – i love the pretty colors on this
  12. a simple table cook book – sweet and simple for the mom who loves to cook
  13. love knot bracelet – a cherished way to say, “i love you, mom”
  14. beach hair travel set – gift sets are a great option to let mom try out lots of different products
  15. ocean mist and sea salt diffuser – let mom’s house smell like the beach even if she doesn’t live there
  16. sea salt spray – adds volume and waves to hair, perfect for the mom on-the-go
  17. seaside cookie cutter set – this is a fun set for the mom who loves to bake!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Whenever the seasons start to change I always get excited about the new recipes I want to try.  So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite Spring recipes as well as some new ones that I’ve been itching to test out.  Because let’s face it, no one wants to eat a Spring salad in the middle of winter, no matter how delicious it looks!

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Personally tested and approved this Spring Vegetable Gnocchi via Lemon Tree Dwelling

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

One of my favorites! This Grilled Corn Chowder recipe is part of my Meatless Monday series on the blog

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Anzac Biscuits via Lazy Cat Kitchen

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Strawberry Turnovers via Tastes of Lizzy T

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Basil Peach Chicken via The Nest

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Asparagus Salad via Homespun Capers

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Spring Minestrone Soup via Simply Recipes – I think this one is next on my list to try!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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