Monthly Favorites and a Giveaway: April 2016 and a Love with Food!

Where did April go? Wait, I can answer that: group projects. Plenty of essays (The most enjoyable? Analyzing Taylor Swift's song and music video for "New Romantics" through a feminist lens). And a few friendly adventures here and there.

By the time this post goes live, I'll be truly alive - having survived my finals and made it back home. Which means I finally have time to throw it back to April. 

This gluten free celiac's giveaway with love with food
With some help from Further Food!
And, even better, offer you a huge Love with Food giveaway - so keep reading if you want the chance to win some tasty celiac swag!

What I'm Eating

Chia seed pudding over everything! As part of my work with Further Food, I review four of their recipes a month. When I saw coconut chia pudding, I couldn't resist adding it to my menu. Perfectly creamy, crunchy and naturally sweet! 

This college celiac's favorite gluten free and vegan chia seed pudding
Find the pudding recipe here!
Besides eating it alone for a snack, I enjoyed adding it on top of my green smoothie bowl breakfast and layering it with oatless zoats. Hidden veggies + healthy fats and protein = one happy belly!

Sweet potato fries made super thin and crispy by using my spiralizer! Though I definitely got my arm workout spiralizing these, my dinner of potato nachos with lots of veggies was a very acceptable reward

This gluten free college celiac's review of stacked: food well built
Some shots from Stacked!
A big blackened chicken burger with lots of veggie toppings on a gluten free bun at Stacked: Food Well Built. What better way to celebrate the end of school than a family dinner where I can get a burger and fries (made in a separate fryer)? Nothing in my mind!

What I'm Doing

Going on too many cliff side walks to count. As I wrote last week, I've been down to the cliffs more after my break up than my five previous college semesters combined! Nothing like having a gorgeous view while catching up with friends! 

sunset cliffs at point loma nazarene university
Nothing wrong with some waves...
Doing lots of packing...I'm actually writing this post on my last day of finals. Since I'll be heading home directly after my 1:30 Poetry final, this morning was spent loading up the car. Functional fitness? I say yes

Dreaming of all the sleep-filled and lazy days ahead of me. I managed to catch a cold the weekend before finals - and a day before a big presentation, go figure - so doing nothing but Netflix and smoothies sounds like heaven!

What I'm Planning

Spending even more time this summer experimenting with new recipes to share! I especially want to photograph and record the ingredients for my infamous stuffed zucchini. Considering I eat a version of these at least once a month, you readers deserve a (delicious) piece of the (cooking) action.

This gluten free college celiac's favorite summer meal: stuffed zucchini boats (or balls)
Still dreaming of this dish from last summer!
Finally - the moment you've all probably been scrolling for! - celebrating Celiac Awareness Month by declaring the winner of this Love with Food Giveaway. I've gushed over the delectable delight that is Love With Food multiple times beforeBut I'll sum up this service in three words: monthly gluten-free goodies! Celiac safe, scrumptious and a great way to try new products and recipes. 

In this giveaway, one winner will receive a year of the Gluten Free box from Love with Food and one swag bag from Enjoy Life Foods! Two more winners will score a three-month Love with Food membership.

To enter, use the widget below:

Celiac Awareness Month Giveaway



*As an Ambassador of Love With Food, I receive monthly boxes free of charge. However, all the opinions given are my own*

*Also found at RunningwithSpoon's link party!*

What were some highlights from your April? Have you ever used Love with Food? Comment below! 






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  1. Love the Love with Food. Would be nice to see a gluten free and dairy free one :) Susan Blommer

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    1. I agree! Dairy free is an added bonus :)

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