Ahh, one of my favorite seasons…not just cooler weather and changing leaves, but all things pumpkin! After scoring a buy-one-get-one free deal on pumpkin seeds, I’m making lots of stuff with these nutritious little gems. Here’s a pumpkin seed brittle, created because I needed a fun garnish for my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, but it’s delicious on its own as a snack too. My daughter’s friend’s assessment: “Oooh, it tastes like autumn!” If you don’t like the heat of chipotle, by all means, omit. If you like more heat, well then, you know what to do. Continue Reading
When it comes to eating, I’m all about a good shortcut…and leftovers. After grilling some shrimp for dinner, I chilled the leftovers and used them cold in a yummy salad the next day. I stuffed the salad into an avocado, but you can also use a tomato, a pepper or your favorite gluten free bread. Continue Reading
Shrimp 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.
It paired perfectly with the avocado and cucumber in a salad, dressed with a simple vinaigrette (3 parts Olive oil, 1 part white wine vinegar and a dash of Chipotle Dust). Continue Reading
It’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.
Wings. 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
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
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