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
Once upon a time there was a very ripe avocado that I just didn’t want to throw in the trash. It was mostly buttery-yellow inside, but too soft for my personal preference.
I figured I should at least try to make something with it. This soft, moist cookie happened and it got two thumbs up from the family. Continue Reading
Summer is here and the grills are getting busy. Instead of lettuce wrapping your burger or reaching for those store-bought GF hamburger buns, make your own! These soft buns hold together for the duration of burger handling. If you like them, make a double batch, since they can also be frozen after baking and quickly reheated another time. Continue Reading
Remember when the Good Humor truck roamed the neighborhood? My brothers and I were torn between Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Éclair (with that frozen chocolate bar on the stick) and the Toasted Almond bar. Of course they are not gluten free, so they are no longer anything but a memory. Continue Reading