Hi I’m Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach. I’m so glad you’ve decided to take a peek behind the scenes into my kitchen!

I cook and bake without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, or sesame.

If this is your first time visiting, thank you for stopping by!

In this blog post, I’m going to take you behind the scenes into my kitchen. You’ll see what I’m cooking, the new recipes I’m working on breaking, and get a peek at my upcoming cooking classes.

🌟 What am I cooking this week?

👩🏻‍🍳 Which new recipes am I breaking?

🌟 See my upcoming classes!

I love to share Grain-Free Recipes and Lifestyle Tips with you! To get more recipes, you can grab my free cookbook here

Since my last entry, I Broke A Recipe for Purple Coleslaw

I’ve taught a class on Strawberry Shortcake Trifle and Smoky Chicken Cheeseburgers.

All without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, sesame, or active yeast!

Nina Blake at the grill

Roast chicken, bacon ranch pasta salad, hearty veggie soup, smoky chicken cheeseburgers, purple coleslaw, and roasted Brussel sprouts are on the menu this week.

Soup is one food that I enjoy 12 months a year, it helps make sure I get enough vegetables on a hot day. And when it’s too hot out, I eat a bowl of cold soup for lunch!

I also made another Strawberry Shortcake Trifle on the 25th. When I taught the class the first time, my mic was off! Since I needed to record it a second time, I decided to share some of the trifle with neighbors managing food allergies in my local Buy Nothing group.

On Sunday June 23rd, I taught my Smoky Chicken Cheeseburger Class. I love grilling outside, so I had to make sure that at least one of my cooking classes this summer was out at the grill.

Summer cookouts are always loaded with hidden with grains. The appetizers, dips, snacks, buns, seasonings, rubs, and of course the desserts are loaded with grains and allergens.

I’ve spent enough time sitting on the sidelines watching others eat to know how hard that can be. However, those days are over!

In addition to my smoky chicken cheeseburgers, I enjoy grilled sweet ginger chicken, lemon garlic chicken, or grilled salmon.

Some of my favorite Grain-Free Side Dishes are pasta salad, no-tato salad, grilled beets, and creamy mac’n cheese.

No cookout is complete without dessert! I always enjoy desserts that travel well such as chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cream pie, mini-cakes, and of course my Strawberry Shortcake Trifle.

If you’re looking for Grain-Free Cookout Recipes, check out my blogpost on 13 Grain-Free Cookout Recipes. Or if you’re a 🏆 Grain-Free VIP 🏆, you can head straight to my VIP Recipe Box to download these recipes as printable PDFs!

If you’ve been dreaming of a whole cookout that you can enjoy without grains or allergens, I’m here to make your dreams a reality!

If you’re looking to Level Up your Grain-Free Summer, you can sign up for my cooking classes and coaching services here.


I’m not! Really.

I took time off Breaking New recipes so that I could just enjoy a little bit of life and open my pool. No one can do it all, so sometimes I just sit back and enjoy my own recipes! Just like you, I have my old favorite recipes that I return to again and again.

My sheet pan pasta dinner is one of them. My husband and I took a team approach to the recipe this time. He prepared the sheet pan dinner before he left for work. After I got home, I baked it, cooked the pasta and whipped up the Wicked Simple White Sauce!

What am I going to teach in my upcoming cooking classes? Check out the schedule below!

I’ll be teaching my 🏆 All Access VIPs 🏆 these delicious recipes and the essential techniques that I use to make allergy friendly ingredients have the appearance, flavor, and texture of traditional foods!

🌟 Are you ready to add these delicious recipes to your summer menu?

🌟 Would you like to learn to create recipes with the appearance, flavor, and texture of the foods you’ve always enjoyed?

There’s only one 🏆All Access VIP 🏆 spot Left.

When you enroll, you’ll get a new cooking and baking class each month, direct support from me, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach, in a coaching session, and all my 🌟 Exclusive VIP Recipes 🌟 as PDFs!

This amazing membership is available for less than the cost of your daily latte ☕️!

Thank you so much for reading this blogpost and cooking along with me! I hope you’re inspired to add some Grain-Free Allergy Friendly options to your next cookout!

Wishing you a delicious week ahead!

Let’s Connect!

I’m on a mission to help you pack your Grain-Free Lifestyle with flavor and variety!

Breaking Recipes, teaching cooking classes and helping Grain-Free VIPs simplify and organize their Grain-Free Lifestyle is my passion!

My Grain-Free VIPs learn to Break Their Family Recipes so that they can once again enjoy them without grains and other allergens!

When we start working together, I teach them about Grain-Free Ingredients and how they work together to create recipes with the appearance flavor, and texture of the foods they’re craving! I’m always impressed with how my VIPs break their favorite family recipes so that they can enjoy them safely!

If you’re ready to add flavor and variety back to your table, use the link below so that we can connect.

If you’re ready to save time, become a confident Grain-Free Cook, and ease the anxiety of transitioning to the Grain-Free Lifestyle, then I would love to connect with you!

Thank you again for reading this blog post. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest using the links below. I really enjoy your feedback and comments. I can’t wait to hear how your recipe turned out!

Come connect with others who cook without grains. Life’s better with Foodie Friends. We’d love to have you join us in Grain-Free Lifestyle And Support Community.

Wishing You Safe & Delicious Foods,

❤️ Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach