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Gluten Free Heaven Exists, and it’s at Erin McKenna’s Bakery in NYC

Picture this: You walk into a bakery and can eat every. thing. EVERYTHING. If this kind of gluten free-dom is your dream, then you have to check out Erin McKenna’s Bakery. Not going to lie, I am a total fan girl. I’ve been to 2/3 of their locations, as well as shipped my sister a box packed full of baked goodness for her birthday (yes you can order online, are you convinced yet?). Let me start off by saying that their chocolate chip cookies are THE BEST I’ve ever had.  The best. You know how GF cookies are usually crumbly (and shitty). Not these, my friends. Definitely something to put on your gluten-free bucket list (am I the only one with one of those?). The NYC location is small so don’t be surprised if you have to wait in line. I promise it’s worth it. Inside you will find a wide-variety…

5 Last-Minute Labor Day Recipes

If you’re heading out to a Labor Day party this afternoon and waited until the last minute to figure out what to bring (that you can also eat), never fear. We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 crowd pleasers for a happy and full gluten free Labor Day. Summer Sorghum Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Tomatoes Ingredients SORGHUM SALAD 1 cup dried sorghum* 1 5-ounce package of baby arugula 3 cups diced watermelon, about 1-inch dice 3 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup crumbled feta cheese ⅓ cup lightly packed basil leaves BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey Salt and black pepper, to taste Directions Cook sorghum according to package directions and set aside. Put all vinaigrette ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.…