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Gluten Free Big Mac Salad

This salad hits the spot and really kills the craving to hit up the drive thru. It has all the flavors of a Big Mac without the gluten or the guilt.

One small onion. (A medium onion if you're making your own sauce, see below.) Lean ground beef. Epicure Burger Seasoning (Optional) Iceberg lettuce. Dill pickles. Red Onion (Optional) Mushroom (Optional) Cheddar Cheese Epicure Big Burger Sauce OR Mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar, ketchup, relish, onion and a pinch of salt.

Step 1) Finely chop a small onion and fry it with the ground beef. Season the beef with Epicure Burger seasoning and when cooked, drain any grease that remains. 

Step 2) Make your salad by first layering washed and rinsed lettuce, ground beef, chopped dill pickle and cheddar cheese. I like the addition of red onion and mushrooms, but that's your call.

Step 3) Create the dressing. You can use Epicure Big Burger Sauce and follow the instructions on the bottle using some of the ingredients listed bel…

Gluten Free Avocado Toast

If you need to follow a recipe to make avocado toast, we can't be friends.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding - but really, avocado toast is pretty near impossible to mess up. Mash up that green beauty, smear it on toast and jazz it up however you see fit. You can add a fried egg, a spritz of lime or a kick of spice... But with bacon and goat cheese it tastes really nice. You can make it on a rice cake and leave out the bread, you can make it in seconds and go back to bed...
See how excited avocado toast makes me? It's seriously my favorite breakfast.

Pictured above and below are two variations that are simple, delicious and gluten free! 

Rachel Emmilee XO

Gluten Free Mexican Dip

This dip came to be when I had leftover corn on the cob from a previous meal, three lime wedges, a ready-to-use avocado and a big bag of corn chips staring me in the face. I mean, what's a girl to do other than make a dip? Add some cheese to the mix and you're laughing!

I will definitely make this again, maybe next time adding some black beans and red onion. It's bright and colorful and fresh, the cheesy layer combined with the smooth avocado and crumbled feta gives it that creamy texture you want a dip to have, and the hint of lime makes it taste like something you'd eat in Mexico.

1/2 block of cream cheese. 1 small tub of sour cream. A sprinkling or a dash of hot sauce, taco seasoning or Louisiana Hot & Spicy dip mix by Epicure.
Mix all of this together and spread it on a pie plate or shallow bowl for your base layer.
Grilled corn. Avocado. Tomato. Green or red onion. Feta cheese. Fresh lime juice.
Simply layer the above ingredients however you see fit an…

It's September First And I Am Currently...

FEELING out of shape and a bit nervous about taking my workout from the comfort of my living room to a studio full of women for my first session of Pound classes this fall. 

READING sewing patterns, or at least trying to. 

LISTENING TO Brothers Osborne, Port Cities and Lady Gaga's Joanne album on repeat.

WATCHING Big Brother and The Sinner, which is so incredibly twisted - and just starting season two of Game of Thrones. Totally late to the GOT party, but better late than never.

PLAYING the guitar after months of neglecting it. It was a gift from G years ago and sadly it's not something I really stuck with, but every now and then I pick it up, attempt a song or two and get inspired to learn more.

WORRIED ABOUT gettingeverything I need for a fun weekend in Montreal in a carry-on bag.

WORKING ON a formal dress by pattern, hoping that it's something I can wear to a friends wedding next summer.

CONSIDERING cutting my hair even shorter but concerned that I'd have to put more time …