Beef Patties (GF, DF, Vegan)

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Everyone loves beef patties, myself included. While I was on the elimination diet, I decided to experiment with my ingredients and came up with a gluten free, dairy free (could be made vegan/vegetarian) version that is still equally as delicious.

I subbed the beef in the patties for turkey the first time I made them. But you could stuff these patties with vegetarian or vegan options, or whatever your little heart desires. 🙂 
What You will need: 
For the crust: 
1 cup of brown rice flour
1 cup of GF oat flour (or can sub with Sorghum flour) 
1/2 cup of arrowroot flour
1 tsp xanthan gum 
1 tsp salt 
2 tsps turmeric (this is optional but helps to give the yellow colour in beef patties)
1/2 cup of cold hard vegan butter, or 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps of olive oil 
* If you aren’t vegan, gluten free, dairy free, feel free to use traditional butter. 
3/4 cup ice water
For the filling: 
1/4 pound (250 grams) of raw ground beef (I used turkey)
1/4 cup onions finely diced
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme 
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper 

Instructions:
In a large bowl, pour in all dry ingredients.
* For the oat flour, if you don’t have it feel free to grind your own which is what I did. 🙂 
Whisk them all together for a couple minute to ensure that the flours are well incorporated. 
Create a hole in the middle of the bowl and pour in your olive oil, (or whichever oil/butter you decide to use) and your cold water. This allows you to mix the solids with the liquids gradually and achieve the texture we are looking for for the dough. Once you have your dough, let it sit in the fridge for an hour. 

In the meantime, you can prep your filling by mixing the onion and spices into your meat.

you can cook that on medium heat and set it aside. 
Preheat oven to 350-400 degrees. While waiting, take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out onto parchment paper. To make it easier, I also placed a parchment paper on top for a smoother glide. Take any circular shaped bowl or cut out and cut out as many as you can. Place just enough meat into your dough so that you can fold it over into a half moon shape. Use a fork to create the indents on the outer rim of the patties. 

Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until patties start browning and seem to have crusted a bit on top et voila! There you have it Gluten Free, Dairy Free, or Vegan (if you choose)!
Patties for everyone to enjoy! 🙂 

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and let me know if there is anything else you would like me to try! 

Happy eating, 
xox Léa S. 

♡ Fall/Back To School Outfits ♡

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Hello everyoneee, once again Nicole and I have shot a couple of our fav fall/back to school outfits :). This time she’s featured in the blog post with me! Hope you enjoy our individual styles and looks. All outfit details will be posted! Thankssssss 🙂
– carinaa x.
Accent Jacket
ISN’T SHE GORGEOUS? Just look at those eyeeees😍.
For this look, we decided to do a simple all black outfit with an accent jacket. I also gave her one of my jackets from H&M so we can show you guys a couple options. You could also switch up the shoes with the burgundy jacket for a more casual look!

Top: H&M
Pants: Sirens
Jacket: H&M (Army Green & Black leather), Burgundy (Banana Republic)
Shoes: ALDO

Cut eye afffff

Yassss bb

Fancy/Casual Everyday Outfit
This look is super simple, I just paired together some jeans and a plain black T and switched up my jacked to get a little bit of a different look. The bomber I’d wear for a more casual look, and the trench coat I’d wear if I’m going for a little bit of a fancier look. You could also switch up the shoes if you’d like, but I thought these ones matched well with both looks and they’re super cute!
Ps. Mind the basic white girl poses. Had to have my Chestnut Praline🙌🏽
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Hollister
Jacket: Mendocino (Bomber), Urban Planet (Trench Coat)
Shoes: ALDO

But what am I lookin’ atttttt?

That pinky thooo

IDGAF Outfit

This outfit is perfect for you if you’re the type of person who wants to look cute with minimal effort. You’re bound to find at least one of these pieces in your closet!
Hat: from Paris 😦
Top: Sirens
Pants: Sirens
Shoes: ALDO
Jacket: from the US 😦

She stole my latte

Weeeerk

Cognac and Fringes

I don’t know about you guys but I love this colour for fall! I’ve also had these fringe heels for a while now but haven’t really gotten the chance to wear them. Despite the open toes I think they’re so cute for fall (too bad it’s cold AF in Canada and fall lasts like -1 days :)). Also instead of this crochet throw-over you could replace it with a trench coat or cardigan!
Top: Urban Planet
Jeans: Hollister
Throw-Over: H&M
Shoes: Urban Planet
Did she finish my drink…..

Naaahhh

Ok this cup needs to go..

Burnt Orange SZN

These sleeveless vests have been so popular lately and not to mention this burnt orange colour. This outfit is so perfect for fall and you can dress it up or dress it down with the shoes and even by adding some jewelry!
Vest: Dynamite
Top: Sirens
Jeans: Sirens
Shoes: ALDO

Classic Nicole pose

Beauty

School Girl Outfit

So I had these cute overalls and I was contemplating whether or not I’d be able to wear them in the fall/winter, but then I thought why not? Let me just pair them with knee highs and a turtle neck :). Then I realized how perfect this outfit is for school, I totally looked like a 10 year old but that’s okay cause my outfit is cute!!!
Top: Urban Planet
Overalls: H&M
Knee High Socks: ALDO
Shoes: Ardene

AND THAT IS ALL. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got some sort of inspiration 🙂

xox Carina.

Fall Wedding – My 3 Wedding Looks

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I’m sure you guys noticed through my Instagram that we recently had a wedding and what girl doesn’t love weddings?!

It’s the perfect opportunity to get all glammed up, and dressy while celebrating two lovely people! 🙂
Now I don’t know about you guys, but my family goes all out which means a pre wedding party, morning pictures, and then finally the actual wedding itself. Therefore, we each wound up with 3 separate outfits. So here’s some details about the outfits I wore! Enjoy! ❤ 🙂

Look #1: The night before
This first look I put together for the night before the wedding. We had a party at my cousins which is a tradition in Lebanese culture.

Makeup 

For Makeup, I had my lovely sisssy help me out on the eyes because I was running low on time and she’s amazing obviously. 🙂

Face: 


Tarte 12 Hr Amazonian Clay Foundation in Medium Tan Honey
Tarte Contour Stick
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette

**You guys can probably guess I kind of love Tarte and there is a reason for that, that I will soon touch on in another blog post. BUT anywaysssss.. for the purpose of this blog post I will carry on. 🙂

On the eyes: I can’t remember which palette we used but we used a mix of black and purple shades to achieve a purple smokey eye. For eyeliner I used Tarte’s Tarteist Clay Liner in my water line.

Lashes: Ardell’s Demi Wispies

Lips: Tarte’s Namaste matte liquid lipstick

Hair
For the hair, I used a donut bun in order to get the bun sleek and even.
I also used Hair wax and spray to pull the hair back. For Hair wax, I used the Got 2 Be wax and for hairspray, I used Garnier Fructis. Make sure to brush through the product once applied on your hair in order to get it as sleek as possible. 🙂

Outfit
Dress: Guess
Earrings : Aldo
Shoes: Steve Madden


















Look #2: The morning of
I wore this outfit the morning before the wedding to take pictures. I tried to go for a softer look in the morning, so I could take it to a more dramatic one into the evening.


Makeup

Face: 
Tarte 12 Hr Amazonian Clay Foundation in Medium Tan Honey
Tarte Contour Stick
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Palette for Highlight

On the Eyes:  
Too Faced Chocolate Palette for a softer morning eyeshadow look.
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Eyeliner (My favorite!).

Lips: Tarte’s Namaste matte liquid lipstick

Hair: Done by Steven Amodeo at Local J Hair salon in Thornhill.

Outfit
Dress: Betsy and Adam Found at They Bay
Shoes: Barbie Collection found at Town Shoes


























 

 

 

 












Look #3 : The Wedding
This was definitely my favourite look so obviously, I was going to save the best for last.

Makeup


Face:
Tarte 12 Hr Amazonian Clay Foundation in Medium Tan Honey
Tarte Contour Stick
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Palette for Highlight

On the eyes: I decided to create a Halo eye using a combination of makeup products. I first used the Modern renaissance palette. I used plum tones in the crease, outer V, as well as the inner corner and kept building it up until it was as dark as I liked. I then went over it with a black blending it in to give it that darker smokey look leaving the middle of your lid completely empty. In the middle, I filled my lid with a golden eyeshadow stick by NYX. I then added some lash glue and applied a loose Golden Glitter from mac to make it pop a little more.

For liner I used, Tarte’s Tarteist Clay Paint Eyeliner.

Lips: Tarte Namaste Matte Liquid Lipstick

Lashes: Ardell Demi-Wispies

Hair: Done by Steve Amodeo at Local J Hair in Thornhill.

Outfit 
Dress: Boutique 1861 in Montreal
Earrings: Aldo
Shoes: Steve Madden

That’s it guys! 🙂
I know it wasn’t anything too extensive, but I hope this wasn’t too dull for you guys and hopefully some of you liked it! 🙂
xox Léa S.

 

NEW Gluten Free products that I am excited about

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Hey guys,
So in this post, I want to talk about some NEW Gluten Free products I have come across in the last couple months that I have been really excited about.

Here’s a video if you guys are interested in seeing the products and what I have to say. Otherwise, you could just read down below. 🙂

Product #1 : Gluten Free Cereal – Lucky Charms and Cheerios 

This summer, I came across Gluten Free Lucky Charms and Cheerios! 🙂
That was one of the most exciting things for me because I used to eat both of these as a kid.
Unfortunately the Lucky Charms aren’t available in Canada, or not yet anyways but I was in New York at the time, so I grabbed a box from there. On positive note, the Cheerios are widely available in many grocery stores across Canada in all of the flavours which is great. There is a potential downside to this though. Around the end of the summer, General Mills recalled their Cheerios because there was an issue with some wheat being present in the boxes which is a huge concern for us celiacs.

Now, I have heard that this recall issue has been resolved and that they are now safe but I am not one hundred percent sure if that statement stands or not. If anyone knows what is the final say, please comment below or let me know because I would be interested in knowing whether I could purchase them or not. For those of you interested, here are two links one Canada specific and the other one just generally speaking about the issue with the Cheerios recall.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/10/gluten-free-cheerios-recalled.html?mid=facebook_nymag
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gluten-free-cheerios-celiac-warning-1.3741540

Product #2: Gluten Free Pita Bread – Wooden Bakery Lebanon 

This product I was super excited about because I LOVE pita bread and haven’t had it since the last time I was in Lebanon which was nearly 2 years ago. The Wooden Bakery just recently came out with a new line of gluten free breads safe for celiacs. This includes, pita bread and tannour bread. This is amazing news because us Lebanese people love our pita. I am so proud of my homeland for taking initiative and providing us with some traditional products that are safe for us to eat so thank you Wooden Bakery! 🙂

Product #3 : Gluten Free Cake – Inspired by Happiness Cookies and Cream Cake 

This is the final product I have for you guys right now. Unfortunately the cake didn’t make it into my product review video because I only found it after having filmed the video but nonetheless, it is AMAZING. I am in love with this cake and it is definitely hands down one of the best gluten free cakes I have ever had. I found it at the Longo’s in Vaughan. For some reason, it is not available at all Longo’s but make sure to check your local Longo’s or Sobey’s because when I emailed the company I was told these two grocery stores would carry them. 🙂 Seeing as this is a product from the states, I am sure it is more widely available there. 

For a store locator you can click this link : 
http://inspired-by-happiness.com/where-to-buy

That’s it as far as new products I have come across and enjoyed. Do any of you know of some delicious Gluten Free treats that I should try? Please let me know in the comments, or shoot me a message. 🙂

Happy eating,
xox Léa S.

How to: EASY 4 ingredient Copycat Tim Horton’s Breakfast Sandwich/McDonald’s McMuffin (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)

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I don’t know about you guys, but the Tim Horton’s Breakfast Sandwich was BOMB in my pre celiac days and it was a regular morning purchase back in high school. Seeing as I can no longer have that awesome sandwich, I decided to recreate it myself and to my surprise it tasted just as great! 🙂

If you want to learn how to make this easy 4 ingredient COPYcat breakfast sandwich,
Keep reading below.

What you will need:

2 Pieces of gluten free toast
1 egg
1 turkey sausage round
1 slice of vegan mock cheddar cheese (or substitute for regular cheese)

Take out 2 pieces of toast and let them thaw before toasting. While you wait, cook your egg and place the turkey sausage in the oven at 375 degrees for a total of 12 minutes. You can also flip the sausage halfway through. Once the toast is decently warm, I like to place it in the toaster for a couple minutes to heat it up. Once that’s done, take the toast, place your slice of cheese and top it with the turkey sausage and egg. Place your sandwich in the oven for another 4-5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. And there you go, you have yourself an equally delicious but healthier version of that breakfast sandwich! 🙂

**Note that this recipe was tweaked with a gluten free and dairy free purpose in mind. But any of the following could be substituted based on your preference! 🙂 I also used toast rather than an english muffin because when I recreated this recipe, I was on an elimination diet and therefore had to avoid many ingredients. But the sandwich taste good either way so feel free to choose.

I hope you guys enjoy this easy, yet healthy and delicious breakfast option and hope that you try it for yourself! 🙂

Brands used: 
Toast: Udi’s Gluten Free Multigrain Toast
Turkey Sausage: The Smokey River Meat Company Turkey Sausage
Vegan Cheese: Daiya or Earth Balance mock Cheddar style cheese

Happy eating!!
xox Léa S.

Gluten Free Expo Snacks!

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Hey guys, as promised, I’m writing this post as a reference to my video. The video will be linked below as well as the links to all of the products that I showed or mentioned in the video and where you could find them! 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂



Enjoy Life 
Granola bars, Cookies, and nuts mixes
I purchase all of my enjoy life products from nature food stores such as ambrosia or natures emporium. You could find some of their products at Longo’s (here in Toronto).
https://enjoylifefoods.com/where-to-buy/store-locator/

Made Good Snacks
I have found the granola bars at Nature’s emporium as well as Ambrosia.
http://www.madegoodfoods.com/ca/where-to-buy/

Allergic Solutions cake mix
I visited Allergic Solutions website shortly after I purchased it and noticed that you could actually buy their products straight from their online store by clicking here : http://allergicsolution.com/shop/index.php

Nupasta
You could actually find Nupasta in some of our traditional grocery stores. I have found them at Metro and Sobeys. You could also find them at any natural food store as usual :). Here in Toronto, you could get them at Nortown foods, Ambrosia, Whole Foods, Nature’s emporium, to name a few. You could purchase them online: http://www.nupasta.com/shop/ or find a location near you by clicking here: http://www.nupasta.com/store-locator/

For those of you who don’t live in Toronto, or would like to find out where you can purchase a product in your area, feel free to click the associated links for the products you’re interested in to find a location near you! 🙂

I hope these videos were insightful or helpful for some of you looking for some new gluten free snacks. What are some of your favourite Gluten Free snacks? 🙂 If you have any suggestions for me please let me know.

As always,
Happy eating…
xox Léa S.

♡ Favourite Summer Outfits ♡

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Hey guys, I suck at posting frequently but my friend and I came together a couple weeks ago to get some photos so I can put together another post :). Thanks Nicoleeeee my amazing photographer<3 (follow her on Instagram: @nicoleesayah). 
So here’s a couple of my favourite outfits that I wore over the summer. Hope you enjoy!! 
– Carinaa x.
Casual/Fancy Pastels
Top: Forever 21
Bomber: H&M
Jeans: Zara
Heels: Forever 21
Choker: ALDO

B&W
Top: Lebanon 😦 sorry.
Similar alternatives can be found at Urban Planet or Zara.
Jeans: H&M
Hat: ALDO
Shoes: Converse. Little Burgundy

Denim & Knee Highs
Dress: Men’s denim shirt from Urban Planet 😉
Shoes: ALDO
Choker: ALDO

Mom Jeans but cute
Bodysuit: Urban Planet
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Pink Nike Juvenate. Little Burgundy
Choker: ALDO

Coachella Inspired
Romper: H&M
Choker: ALDO
Sunglasses: ALDO
Hat: ALDO
Shoes: Converse. Little Burgundy

Lazy Go-To
Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Garage
Denim shirt: Urban Planet Men’s section
Hat: ALDO
Choker: ALDO
Shoes: Converse. Little Burgundy

Hope this wasn’t too lame for y’allllll. K BYE :).
PS. Stay tuned for a Fall outfits post.

Lilli and Loo – NYC

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Prior to having visited Lilli and Loo, I hadn’t had sushi in over 2 years! I think you could imagine the level of excitement that I had at this point because I had finally found a spot with a gluten free menu!
Lilli and Loo has an entirely seperate Gluten Free menu for us gluten free consumers which was a definite plus for me! Find it here.

Run Down (things you may want to note) :

  • Gluten Free Options: Yes
  • Gluten Free Soy Sauce: Yes
  • All you can eat: No
  • Affordability Scale: Average 
  • Would I recommend this place: Yes 
  • The Celéac Corner’s Rating based on our experience: 10/10


Location: 792 Lexington Avenue (between 61st and 62nd street)

What I had: 
Because I was specifically excited for sushi, I decided to have just that during this visit!
I ordered the Rock Shrimp tempura (2 rounds because it was just that good!), the phoenix, the tuna lover, and the rainbow volcano. Although I was not a huge fan of the rainbow volcano, I absolutely loved the tuna lover (made up of: spicy tuna and avocado topped with fresh tuna and pomegranate vinaigrette), and especially the phoenix,(made up of spicy tuna, avocado, topped with spicy salmon and bonito flakes) found on the right side of the picture up top. For other options, you can check out their menu here.

Favourite menu item: 
The rock shrimp tempura






















The rock shrimp tempura was without a doubt my favorite menu item. I recommend this as an appetizer to anyone because it’s seriously that good. Although the menu suggests that it’s made up of “spicy” rock shrimp tempura, don’t let the name fool you. It actually isn’t that spicy at all, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t handle a heap of spice too well.

 The sauce was definitely the cherry on top. I want to say that it’s made up of a mix of spicy mayo with a hint of lemon, but I could be wrong on that one. Regardless, it’s delicious and that’s all you need to know. 🙂

Overall experience: 
Besides the fact that they had an entire gluten free menu (which was the initial reason for my visit), this place has easily become one of my favourite gluten free spots. The sushi is so good and service is great. The staff is very knowledgeable about the gluten free lifestyle and extremely accommodating. During one of my visits, a friend and I ordered some sushi that we did not enjoy. The staff did not hesitate to replace it for us at no extra charge! Brownie points for excellent customer service ++ :).  To top it off, the restaurants menu is provided in collaboration with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) so we know, that they know what they’re talking about! 🙂

Do you have a gluten free sushi spot in the city? I would love to hear your suggestions!
Happy eating to all my gluten free foodies!

With lots of love,
Léa S.

When Exercise Backfires…

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I hated gym class and I sucked at team sports. So to stay active I started going to the gym in high school. My dad made us, my sister and me, get a personal because we didn’t know what we were doing. I didn’t like the guy and stopped going once the school year was over. Fast forward to second-year of university, where this high-school honour roll student starts failing classes, anxiety hit me hard. I started seeing a counselor and she recommended that I try the gym, run a few laps. I decided to give it a shot. I started running the track four times a week, before class. Every now and then I’d do some body weight exercises, but my main goal was focusing on running.

I would run 20-30 minutes. I didn’t care about miles, or my pace. I just thought about running for this specific amount of time. I’d be tired, but I would motivate myself by thinking about what I had learned in class. Rewards = dopamine release. Completing a twenty-minute run would make me feel better, i.e. rewarding, therefore a surge of dopamine will be released in my brain and I’ll be happy. That was my thought process running. It’s very basic, but it keeps me going and helps me push myself. Afterall, who doesn’t want to be happy?

This did help with my anxiety. I didn’t keep up with the daily running after my third year. The typical excuses: I couldn’t juggle work and school and the gym.

This year, although the anxiety has since remained at a low, I decided to start hitting the gym again regularly. I got in contact with a great instructor, Rachel, and asked her if she would personal train me. She’s awesome (you can learn more about her here: http://www.findyourqueendom.com/). I feel stronger and more confident, anxiety is lower, etc.

And then one day, I felt like I was about to cry during the session. It was super frustrating because you’re trying to focus on keeping good form and finishing the rep, and all you can think about is holding back tears, for no apparent reason. I do think I am hypersensitive, I cry at anything. But triceps dips aren’t supposed to be emotional triggers. I asked Rachel if she had encountered anyone with the same reaction before. She replied that it’s likely that my body is feeling uncomfortable and that’s the reaction that accompanies it. I kept that in the back of my mind and didn’t think much else about it.

Until yesterday, when I had what I think was an anxiety attack at the gym. Léa and I were doing lunges. I was feeling similar to that day with Rachel, I felt slightly nauseous and like I needed to cry during the workout. I finished doing lunges on one leg, suddenly I burst into tears. My heart was palpitating and I had shortness of breath. I was hyperventilating and I really thought I was going to faint. It’s kind of scary when you can’t seem to control your breath. Thankfully Léa was able to sit me down and guide me through some deep breathing. I took a sip of water and suddenly felt an adrenaline rush. I finished my workout but it was definitely a weird experience.

Of course, I came home and googled to figure out if this is common with other people. Apparently, the combination the increased heart rate, increased adrenaline, increased sweating and increased breathing rates, which are anxiety attack symptoms, can confuse the body. I also read that these attacks are more likely to occur when you’re pushing your body to a point of oxygen debt. You aren’t able to catch your breath and feel difficulty breathing because your lungs aren’t able to absorb the oxygen needed fast enough.

Thankfully, my sister was able to handle the situation and no one else in the gym seemed to notice. It was embarrassing enough as is, and I can’t imagine how humiliating it would’ve been if the situation had gone further. This won’t stop me from working out and pushing myself. I just need to be aware of the signs of anxiety attacks and not push my body to that state again.

I was reluctant to share this story, but I do hope that it might help somebody realize that this is more common than we know and that they’re not alone.

I’d love to hear your tips on how you keep your anxiety or mental health in check!

Patty

What I ate on the Elimination Diet – Breakfast Ideas

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Finally! The wait is over. For those of you who didn’t know, I have been on an elimination diet for a little over a month. This type of elimination requires you to cut out certain foods based on your condition for a set period of time. The purpose is to be able to identify which foods are your trigger foods once it has been reintroduced into your diet. This would help you figure out which foods to steer clear from. In my case, this also allowed for my gut to rid itself of toxins and restore my immunity by strengthening my immune system and healing my small intestine.

Today is the big day because it has come to an end! 🙂 To celebrate (and by popular request),  I decided to share with all of you some of the things I have been eating for the past month and a half. For many this would seem almost impossible seeing as you are restricted on many foods but reflecting back, it really isn’t that bad at all! It’s all about finding alternatives and getting creative in the kitchen. 🙂

I have provided pictures for most of the recipes (some are missing because I forgot to take pictures, but I will add them eventually. Sorry!)

** All of these recipes are free of : Gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, coconut, peanuts, pepper (seasoning as well as vegetable), avocados, sesame, refined sugars, processed oils, potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes.

So, without further ado, heres a breakdown of what I’ve had for breakfast.

Click the pink titles to jump to the recipe page 🙂 .

Chia Pudding 
Four Ingredient Rice Flour Pancakes 
These aren’t the savoury pancakes you’re probably thinking of but, these will do when you’re on the elimination diet and you could use them for a sweeter or saltier treat.

Green Smoothie
Spinach or Kale
1 Tbsp Flaxseed
Frozen berries of choice (I stuck to raspberries and blueberries because strawberries were a no-no)
Coconut milk or Almond milk (I used almond milk because I had to avoid coconuts)

Gluten Free Oat Bars 

**Adapted from Pop Sugar

These were a life saver for me because they lasted me about a week and I was able to snack on them or eat them when I needed a breakfast on the go.

Almond Butter + Blueberry Cookies 
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies 
Another favourite of mine! (I love oatmeal cookies!!)

Quinoa Crunchies + Almond milk 
Since I was not able to eat remotely any cereals, I bought myself some Quinoa Crunchies and ate them with almond milk or on their own as a snack!

These come in three flavours : Original, Cinnamon (my personal favourite), and Chocolate!
Here’s a picture for reference. This is the cinnamon flavour.

Quinoa Oat-Carob Cookies
















**Thanks to Sheryl from http://30daysofnew.weebly.com for this recipe! 🙂

Overnight Oats
Rice Crackers + Almond butter + 1 serving of fruit















This one’s plain and simple if you need something quick in the morning.
2 Rice Crackers
1 spoon of almond butter per cracker
Top with fruit and drizzle honey OR eat with a serving of fruit on the side (I had mango)

Pumpkin Spice and Walnut Muffins 
I absolutely loved those!!! EEEK, ok. moving on..

Blackberry Lemon breakfast Oatmeal Cookies 
If you like a little kick in your oatmeal cookies, you should definitely try these out!
I personally prefer the plain ones over these.. or oatmeal raisin! 🙂

Link to recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/03/14/lemon-blackberry-breakfast-cookies/

I hope this helps some of you whether your goal is conscious eating, the elimination diet, or simply just looking for breakfast ideas/alternatives. Let me know if you choose to try any of the following recipes and which one was your favourite! 🙂

xox Léa S.