Apple Cider Vinegar has been the rage for a while now, and for good reason with its multitude of benefits. Although it is my preferred vinegar in my baking, drinking it everyday just isn’t gonna happen with this girl. My husband puts it in tomato juice and tosses it back like a shot of tequila, to get it down and hope for a good effect. When one of my kiddos complained about getting no relief for acid reflux from over the counter (OTC) meds (no celiac diagnosis at this time), I started digging into what I could do at home to help fix the problem – without a trip to yet another doctor who likely would prescribe medications or more tests…the seemly endless cycle for us anymore in “modern day” medicine. Continue Reading
Delicious and hearty, this recipe is free from lots of allergens – no gluten, egg, gum or soy, and it can be made dairy free, too!. Thanks to Michelle at Totality Living Well for this recipe! It made its debut at the Knoxville Gluten Free and Allergen Free Wellness Event last weekend and of course was a huge hit!
Michelle and her husband Scott are always cooking up something amazingly tasty, clean and nutritious. You can get more recipes on their website. Just because we are gluten free doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice taste!
Cookie dough is a fantastic way to enjoy something sweet, and something perhaps a bit healthier than a store-bough treat laden with sugar, additives and gums. Like all of the cookie dough recipes on this blog, they are all gluten, grain, gum, soy, egg and dairy free. It takes about 5 minutes to assemble, then store in the fridge for a few days. Bake for 12 minutes or so, then let cool – they need a little time to set. Scroll down below the recipe and print a label for the lid of your storage container.
They are pretty nutrient dense, and could possibly double as a nutritious snack, or maybe even breakfast? Make them big or small and toss a spoonful of your favorite ice cream in between them! Just yummy!
This is perhaps one of the most allergen friendly recipes I make. Gluten, grain, egg, soy and dairy free (so long as you select a chocolate chip product that meets those requirements). With just a few minutes to mix up the dough, then under 15 minutes in the oven, you’ll have some yummy, soft chocolate chip cookies- just let them cool for several minutes before eating so they firm up. Use the dough in a few days. Continue Reading
Cherry tomatoes are probably the easiest, most abundant tomato to grow at home. Our plants have been producing hoards of them this year, both red and golden varieties. Because I don’t like letting anything go to waste, we’ve been roasting them because I’m just not ready to do any canning. It takes about 15 minutes to prep them, then 45 minutes in the oven. Continue Reading
In 30 minutes, you can create a little something different to make gluten free life a bit more exciting and satisfying! If sweet, savory, smoky and a little kick are your thing, then read on. Versatile? You bet. It is an outstanding burger topping, a yummy appetizer when topped on a toasted GF baguette slice that’s been slathered with a little mascarpone or cream cheese. But, one of our favorite uses of this jam is on a pizza – spread it on your favorite GF pizza crust and place in the oven to heat it through. Sprinkle with (GF labeled) gorgonzola/blue cheese and wait for an overwhelming “Yum!” from your recipients!
Have you ever had a kohlrabi? If you participate in a farm’s CSA box program, you likely have received one of these in your box. They are also showing up at farmer’s markets this time of year (but some grocery stores carry them too). Also known as the “German Turnip,” it’s in the brassica family (think cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower) and not a turnip at all. It tastes similar to a broccoli stem..so it’s pretty mild. Continue Reading
They bend, but they don’t break! Sounds a lot like my gluten free life – it’s had it’s moments, but it’ll never break me! Especially when I make something you can’t tell is GF…like these awesome spinach wraps. If you miss wraps that are full of flavor and have a lovely, chewy texture, you are in the right place! Invest about 30 minutes or so and you’ll be able to make several wraps that you can freeze for a quick and satisfying meal another day. Fill them with your favorite meats, cheeses, veggies, salad (that’s a chicken salad in the photo). Or, make a breakfast burrito. Fan of roasted red peppers? Check out the Gluten Free Wraps – Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic flavor too!
I lost sleep over this one, for no other reason than I couldn’t wait to get started to see if what my little old brain was thinking would actually have some reality attached to it. Living GF for so long, I really have learned to keep my expectations low when it comes to sandwiches and anything that has to do with bread. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the thought of wraps appealed to me, but I didn’t want one that was dry or full of ingredients to keep it shelf stable. And the ones I would be interested in buying are so dang expensive. Continue Reading
Do you grow tired or reading labels on seemingly simple products? So many food I look at don’t say GF on them, but don’t have any gluten ingredients listed. It’s that “natural flavor” or “spices” that make me put something back. Pizza sauce is one such product, so I’ll take 20 minutes out of my day make my own, store it in a squeeze bottle and put it in the fridge. Continue Reading