About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes

IMG_0199Shrimp was on sale at the grocery store today so it seemed like a good idea to get some.  We were craving a little heat, so out came the Chipotle Dust and we started the grill.
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About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack, Sweet

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Sweet potatoes are possibly among the most nutritious foods, but cooking them can take a while. I sometimes cube them and saute them in a frying pan, or roast in the oven. Either way, it takes what seems like forever, and they sometimes come out dry. So I grabbed my  panini maker the other day and tried cooking some thick sweet potato slices in there…They weren’t scorched, unevenly cooked or dry! Just perfectly moist and tender! But the best part? IT ALL HAPPENED IN UNDER 20 MINUTES! Continue Reading

About 1 Hour or Less, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes

IMG_0190It was a comfort food kind of day. Fresh and delicious, these tacos are super easy to make! Filled with meat, cheese, slaw and tomatoes…just put them all in a gluten free tortilla and you’re good to go! My foodie (gluten-eating) son was in town this weekend, so I decided to make something special for him without mentioning he was eating something gluten free. I chose to smoke a pork shoulder on the grill for several hours. He ate like seven of these. Enough said.

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About 30 Minutes or Less, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Recipes

IMG_0193It’s summer salad season! This slaw uses Greek yogurt in place of mayo. Not only great as a side dish, but also a great addition to a hamburger or use it in the Gluten Free Fresh & Special Taco recipe. If you’ve never tried jicama, you may want to give it a try! It’s also called a Mexican potato and is available in many produce sections of grocery stores. It adds a cool, moist crunch to salads and has a very mild flavor that blends well with herbs, spices and vinegar.

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About 1 Hour or Less, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes

IMG_0185Every now and then I get a craving for these – loaded with texture and great flavor. I used to order them off the gluten free menu at a popular restaurant, but after getting “glutened” three times, that place came off my list. So, when I get a craving, I just make them myself…and get many more for the money! Rarely, I get the added bonus of leftovers for lunch the next day. Hmmm, maybe I should double the recipe!

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Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack

IMG_0184Wings. Smothered in sauce, grilled, fried, hot, mild…the list goes on. As someone with celiac, wings are generally off limits due to cross contamination issues with restaurant fryers. So I just make them at home when I get a craving. It’s pretty simple to do. I’ve tried many kinds of wings, but my favorite are the ones with a dry rub on them, and grilled or roasted. Not only do they taste amazing, but have much less mess than their smothered counterparts. This recipe is simple, and flexible so you can make as few or as many as you want. Continue Reading

About 1 Hour or Less, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Sweet

IMG_0178Bacon+Sriracha+Sweet Potato = Pure deliciousness. It is the collision of three of my favorite flavors and is a one baking pan deal, ready in under 45 minutes. If you have access to Benton’s Bacon, well then, you’ll just take it right over the top (and will probably never want to eat another brand of bacon again). A little Benton’s goes a long way in this recipe. Mine sits in the freezer until I need a little fix, when I cut an inch or so of bacon from the package. If I didn’t have self-control, it’s possible I’d eat the entire package in one sitting! Continue Reading

About 30 Minutes or Less, Bread, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack

IMG_0172…or a crunchy snack! This recipe offers the option of Ranch or Italian flavor. As many of us know, gluten free bread is expensive and tends to dry out pretty fast. If you have some dry, stale gluten free bread on the verge of being thrown away, consider spending about 20 minutes making these croutons which also double as a quick snack too. Yummy! Continue Reading