The Indie Girl Baking Collaboration

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Last week I collaborated with my dear friend Olivia of The Indie Girl!  We spent the day cooking delicious healthy food!  Each of us wore our favorite 50’s-inspired sundresses!  Olivia is so inspiring, and I love her passion for nutrition, the environment, and health.  Like me, she follows an organic and gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free diet!  We had a blast discussing healthy food and restaurants, fashion, and just life in general!

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For lunch, we assembled gluten-free sandwiches using rice almond bread, thinly sliced chicken and turkey, avocado, tomato, mustard, goat cheese, and cucumber! We also split a PB&J sandwich using the same bread as well as organic peanut butter and blackberry jelly (all added sugar-free!).  It was too hot to eat our picnic outside, so we decided to set a pretty table in my dining room instead!  We ate all of this along with organic strawberries and organic cotton candy grapes!  SO delicious!

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For dessert, we made s’mores as well as lemon strawberry cupcakes using the recipe from Goodies Against the Grain!  To make the s’mores, we used homemade gluten-free graham crackers from the recipe by A Whisk and Two Wands, 82% dark chocolate, and vegan/gluten-free/gelatin-free marshmallows! Instead of creating a campfire, we roasted the marshmallows over my kitchen stove!  For the cupcakes, we substituted coconut cream for heavy cream  and decided to dip the cupcakes in the strawberry coconut cream as a glaze for the cupcakes instead of frosting them!

I am truly thankful to spend the day with such a compassionate, amazing friend who I know will do incredible things!  Be sure to check out Olivia’s blog and her post of our collaboration here!

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