Cotter Chronicles – Volume II

Cotter Crunch - Weekly food news, tips, recipes, and more. It's coffee talk meets link love!

Welcome to the Second edition of the COTTER CHRONICLES. Missed the first one? Click here! This post is a series of "journal" entries focusing on sharing life updates, articles, links to lurk, food and recipes to try, weekly news, and so on and so on. Consider this a link love meets newspaper and coffee time. Sound good? Okay, let's get started. So... about us. Well, the kiwi … [Read more...]

6 Delicious Gluten Free and Dairy Free Bread Recipes

We're celebrating National Allergy Awareness week with these flavorful and healthy gluten free and dairy free bread recipes!

Looking for an allergy friendly bread recipe that actually tastes good? Here's a delicious round up of 6 healthy gluten free and dairy free bread recipes, plus bagels, and pancakes!  Hey Friday, you looking good! Ain't that the truth. Oh my heavens yes, I made it. Barely. Haha. But let's celebrate the end of the week in a different way, with something flavorful and … [Read more...]

The Cotter Chronicles- Our Weekly Food News – First Edition

Cotter Crunch - Weekly food news, tips, recipes, and more. It's coffee talk meets link love!

Way back when.. like 2008, the Kiwi had a blog called "The Cotter Chronicles." It was there that I started guest posting with nutrition tips and recipes. He would document his training, races, events, my recipes, our travels, updates, and weekly food news. Pretty clever eh? Yes, that's how this whole blog thang started. I'm an old blogger. Boy how a lot has changed since … [Read more...]

6 Healthy Recipes for Adrenal Health

6-recipes-to support-adrenal-health (grain free)

What are the best recipes for adrenal health? Look for foods and ingredients that are nutrient dense. That means lots of good healthy fats, protein, and rich in Vitamin C and Magnesium. And don't forget to the gluten free veggie starches! Timing is everything with these foods in order elevate or lower cortisol levels. Funny how all this week I've posted about comfort in the … [Read more...]

5 Homemade Gluten Free Snack Recipes

5 homemade snack recipes. I'm no Martha Stewart, but when we're on a budget, I love the make these homemade gluten free snacks! These snack ideas are not only easy to make, but are naturally healthy and delicious!

I'm no Martha Stewart, but I do love saving money by making my own gluten free snacks! Like these 5 homemade gluten free snack recipes! These snack ideas are not only easy to make, but are naturally healthy and delicious!    It's true. I'm no Martha, although I'd like to think I am at times. That is until I am attempt to get "crafty" in other areas besides the … [Read more...]

BLT Egg Casserole {Gluten Free}

BLT egg casserole bake - quick healthy gluten free dinner!

How do you make a BLT gluten free? Forget the buns and bake it with egg instead! Super easy and delicious Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Egg bake is great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. So... we're home from New Zealand. Back to reality. Jet lagged and in need of some serious grocery shopping. Have you ever been too mentally tired to really get the "bulk" of your … [Read more...]

For the LOVE of Carbs! Tomato, Onion, and Egg Buckwheat Penne

Delicious Tomato and Egg Buckwheat Penne. A super easy gluten free and dairy free pasta dish that's perfect for those who are new to gluten free or are looking for a healthier pasta/carb alternative!

Super easy and delicious Tomato Egg Onion Penne with buckwheat pasta. Buckwheat is not really wheat, but a seed. It's a great gluten free substitute for your regular pasta and doesn't turn to mush like the other corn or rice pasta. Okay, I'll explain more below. Keep reading! Oh carbs, it's such a confusing topic, no? But I will say this. We enjoy carbs! Gluten free of … [Read more...]

Don’t Break the Bank! 5 Budget Friendly Gluten Free Meals

Budget Friendly gluten Free meals - #glutenfree #pathToFit

Now that the holidays have passed, we're all broke, right? Just kidding (kinda). But if you are like us, you are definitely scaling back on "wants" and focusing more on the "needs." With our lifestyle and active jobs, we definitely NEED to focus on REAL (gluten free) food to fuel us! I often hear people say .... "but eating gluten free is so expensive, right?" And you … [Read more...]

Holiday Healthy Bites Round Up

GF Holiday Healthy Bites Round UP

Merry Christmas Eve! If you are reading this, then you probably are a master at the Holidays and have your to do list completed. Well done! If you're like me... I'm still scrounging and fitting in one more class with my boot campers, so wish me luck! But after all that is said and done, go relax and enjoy your holiday! And when you find yourself with a stocking full or … [Read more...]

Signature Dishes with a “REAL FOOD” Focus


We all have a signature dish we make, don’t we? Or at least we like to pretend we do. Here are a few home cooked and healthy  "signature dishes" recipes that leave you feeling INSPIRED in the kitchen! Not to mention hungry!   Pictured and Linked Below: (counter clock wise) Sizzlefish, Jo-lynne Shane, Purely Twins, The Guilty Kitchen, livefromlaquinta, Barr and Table, … [Read more...]