What comes to mind when you think of gluten free sandwich bread? Thick as a brick, dry and crumbly, can only be eaten toasted, expensive, or just plain yuck and something that was written off years ago. People always ask if I’ve ever come across a really good GF sandwich loaf recipe, which for years the answer was “nope,” until now!
I’ve been gluten free for so long now, I think I’ve developed an aversion to store bought loaf breads that crumble at the mere thought of a piece of turkey and some lettuce. Here’s a Gluten Free, Grain Free, Gum Free, Yeast Free, Soy Free and Dairy Free loaf bread (which can be made with dairy if you prefer). Continue Reading
Some people love white bread, others prefer a honey-wheat flavor. With that said, finding one that’s gluten free that you actually like is another story. Like the white bread recipe, this one stays together when you’re eating a sandwich. It’s also grain free, dairy free, yeast free and xanthan gum free! And the little extra sweetness makes for the perfect nut butter and jelly sandwich or some yummy French toast!
This recipe is the base for my Cinnamon Raisin Bread too! Note! No wheat was used to make this recipe!
If you like a visual on how it’s made, visit the gluten-free-way You Tube channel to see this short video that includes a fast and easy way to line a loaf pan with parchment! Continue Reading
Oh the stuff you can make with vegetables! Wraps are a great way to get extra veggies in your day and in some instances, enjoy them even more than ever. And, sometimes a wrap seems just better than bread because I don’t know about you, but I think GF bread can get a bit boring, or just takes a little too long to defrost when I’m hungry.
This is the third wrap recipe I’ve created this year (see the other recipes HERE). This gluten-grain-dairy-gum free recipe came about after trying a raw wrap made from zucchini of all things, while I was on a camping trip – the wrap itself tasted awesome, but it was the texture that I was not a fan of. Continue Reading
No longer a casualty of your gluten free lifestyle! Pizza Rolls are back, baby! Our family used to love these little gluten-filled gems – they were a snacking go-to back in the day because they were convenient and tasty. Because I haven’t had them in maybe a decade, I started getting that craving for an off limits food experience that couldn’t ever happen. You know how that goes, right? So I went to work on making these. The main flour used is cassava flour, and it is readily available in many healthy grocery stores or online. It’s really a great flour to have on hand if you’re gluten free and grain free. 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
Mmmm, potato salad! One of my favorite side dishes in the summer is my mom’s potato salad – the typical egg-based potato salad with lots of crunchy vegetables – which we make several times during the summer.
For this one, we did things a little different. As a celiac, I’ve been known to overdo certain recipes to the point I just can’t bring myself to eat it anymore – you know, you find something tasty and safe and just keep making and eating the same stuff for days. So, instead of overdoing my mom’s recipe, this salad came about.
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
Add some kick and crunch to your burgers (or even a salad) with these super-simple fried jalapeño rings. The inspiration came from strolling the aisles of a grocery store in Nevada recently, and right next to the French fried onions in a can were some French fried jalapeños, so naturally, I had to make them GF. Frying takes a little bit of the fiery bite out of these, so if you prefer a little milder level of heat when it comes to peppers, these might be a good option for burgers and such. Continue Reading
You learn the most interesting stuff at Gluten Free Expos. I was honored to do some food demos at an expo in Columbus, Ohio recently, and met several people who asked me if I had a good pierogi recipe. That’s what I adore about meeting up with people at expos – especially the regional flare that comes with it. So, you can thank the folks in Ohio for the inspiration for this recipe. And of course, these are not only super-easy to make, but they also have a DAIRY FREE option too! As I post this recipe, I’m also posting my “recap” of the Columbus expo you can read here. I try to make it a point to keep up with the direction of our gluten free population, and in turn, create the stuff we all miss the most! Continue Reading