Some would say I’m 1 in a million, but really, I’m just 1 in 133 people with Celiac Disease (CD). Since diagnosis in 2009, I’ve experienced the ups and downs of this lifestyle change, struggling to stay nourished while keeping a smile on my face. I failed, I survived, and now I thrive. No one with CD or gluten intolerance should have to suffer or go it alone – my motivation is to help others quickly thrive with a gluten free (GF) lifestyle.
This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I have gluten-eating guests over for dinner. Serve it with the Sun Dried Tomato Pomodoro Sauce (pictured in the background) and you may just get a few more folks who won’t wince when they hear the words “gluten free.” Capers are optional…search for ones that are safe for gluten free folks. The capers in this photo were made with wine vinegar.
Yummy…bacon, onion, pepper, garlic and mushrooms all together in one place with a little blue cheese and thyme to finish it off nicely. In some warm bacon dressings, bacon fat is a main ingredient, and if that’s your thing, then you could probably substitute the bacon fat for the olive oil. Blue cheese is optional, depending on your tolerance (and ability to find one that’s GF). Feta is a good alternative, but even with omitting the cheese it is also very tasty! Continue Reading
One of my family’s favorite places to eat in the western US was a small chain by the name of Café Rio. They are finally expanding their restaurants to places other than the west – good for them, sad for me. After my celiac diagnosis, this place had to come off the list (They do a very straightforward job online of indicating their liberal use of gluten). Continue Reading
You can find several recipes on the internet for gluten free and even paleo tortillas. This is my version…altered just a little from a post on the Fork and Beans website. The only real change is the addition of more water to make rolling the tortilla a little easier. Otherwise, I’m so happy they came up with this awesome recipe! There are perfect for Gluten Free Chicken Burritos – Enchilada Style! Continue Reading
A good ol’ Sloppy Joe was always a favorite growing up. The flavor in this one is based on my mom’s easy recipe of ground beef, onion, green pepper, ketchup and mustard – we were not part of the manwich crowd. Since I’ve grow increasingly tired of vetting ingredients to be sure they are GF, I made these with my own trusted ingredients, no preservatives or gums, and at a fraction of the cost. Continue Reading
No, we’re not talking about those buns…and no exercise required! Unless you’re kitchen is hot, you won’t even break a sweat making these. These buns came about when one of my kiddos was having some health issues so I made a bun for burgers and sandwiches that didn’t contain baking yeast. Continue Reading
A quick and easy to make seasoning mix, it makes for a great dry rub for meats, seasoning for sweet potatoes fries or just toss on chicken wings when you want a little sweet and spicy kick! Click on the Chipotle tag for more recipes! Note: Choose your herb and spice brands carefully if you are at all concerned with cross contamination. Continue Reading
A simply perfect pizza on a hot summer evening, or the perfect appetizer to take to the neighborhood cookout. Be sure to get your servings first, as it disappears quickly among the gluten-eating crowd! My gluten-eating neighbor has a tendency to hoard this pizza in the back of his fridge after he rations it out to other guests!
This dry Ranch Mix is not only simple to make, but when prepared as a salad dressing, tastes way better tasting than just about any store bought product. Plus, you don’t get any of those yucky additives and preservatives. It also adds deliciousness to a many other things gluten free – just click the Ranch tag to the right! Note: Choose your herb and spice brands carefully if you are at all concerned with cross contamination. (Special appearance by my carrot-loving photobomber!). Continue Reading