I’m participating in the #FoodBloggerLove linkup where the name of the game is to dote on another food blogger. I was randomly assigned The Good Life blog written by Terri Steffes.
So I made a delicious recipe inspired by Terri – so keep reading. First let me tell you a bit about her…
Terri is from Jefferson City, MO. I went to school just a few miles from Jefferson City at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and I had a summer job in Jefferson City one summer too. I was relieved to read on Terri’s blog that she, too, is a Mizzou fan – go Tigers!
The Good Life blog captures just how much Terri and her husband love cooking, baking and enjoying fine food. Terri loves cocktails, party food and has a general zest for life. It’s evident that family is everything to Terri.
The site is a bit hard to navigate – like when you click on the “Recipes” page – it’s a bit tough to find her recipes … but after a little bit of clicking around, I was able to see some of the recipes Terri and her husband showcase. Of course, I’m a gluten-free blogger, so I cannot enjoy many of the recipes on Terri’s blog because they are not gluten-free. Regardless of our differences, we do share a love for food, cooking, family, and of course, Missouri sports!
I found a couple of recipes I want to point out that looking interesting and with a few tweaks can be made gluten-free. Check these out:
Blender Pea Soup – Yes, this not only looks delicious but also it is delicious (and healthy too!). I just made my version of this soup for this blog post! The original recipe didn’t quite work for me (it was really liquidy, maybe I didn’t something wrong), so I made it my own and came up with a delicious and flavorful healthy, gluten-free soup inspired by The Good Life blog. The recipe is at the bottom of this post – keep scrolling down!
Honey Lime BBQ Chicken – Terri’s Honey Lime BBQ Chicken looks amazing. Just be sure to substitute tamari for soy sauce. Easy gluten-free swap!
Taco Hummus Dip – This is an interesting concoction that looks healthy and delicious. Instead of using pre-made hummus, I might blend my own chickpeas to make it truly homemade! Also, taco seasoning mixes are notorious for hidden gluten, but you can make your own taco seasoning by using the dry ingredients found in my taco meat recipe.
I also learned that Terri is a breast cancer survivor. As a health and nutrition coach, I hope Terri will load up on those G-BOMBS, or anti-cancer foods, Dr. Fuhrman talks about all the time (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds) so she can kick cancer to the curb!!
Terri also opens up about how her daughter has Crohn’s, an autoimmune disease with many similar digestive symptoms as celiac disease. Many experts and research studies suggest a gluten-free diet can help those with Crohn’s, so it’s no coincidence that our paths are crossing (and I don’t believe in coincidences anyway – all of these connections are divinely coordinated).
Here’s where you can find Terri on social media – be sure to tell her Good For You Gluten Free sent ya!
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