Category Recipes

Food Adventures and other occurances

It’s a good thing that I LIKE to cook. I enjoy finding new recipes. Creating new recipes. (re)Trying vegetables (I’m talking to you, brussel sprouts, beets, and cauliflower). Viddy and I are doing a … healthy eating plan/nutritional readjustment/diet.

Pretty much, we’ve cut out all sugar and grains for 6 days of the week and then Saturday or Faturday we eat WHATEVER we want. Well, almost whatever we want. I want a asiago cheese bagel from Panera, but my celiac tummy forbids it. So, Faturday means Stewarts orange cream sodas, chick fil a french fries, popcorn, carbs, carbs, carbs, and sometimes cake.

It hasn’t been too bad. Other than when I see a Chick-Fil-A and I cry a little inside when it’s a weekday and I can’t get french fries. Or when I’m on Pinterest (follow me!) ¬†and all I see is b...

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Quinoa Broccoli Cheesy Casserole

Gluten Free Amazingness

Quinoa is a high fiber, high protein super grain. You can’t go wrong combining quinoa and cheese.

I found a similar recipe on Pinterest, but since I’m completely incapable of following a recipe – I came up with a slightly different version. Mostly thanks to my half Italian cousin who insisted on the Romano cheese.

4 cups cooked quinoa (I season it with bouillon, garlic, and pepper)

1 medium diced onion

2-3 good sized chicken breasts, cooked and diced

4 cups (ish) broccoli florets

1 1/2 cups Romano Cheese

1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar

1 container cream of whatever soup – Pacifica soups are gluten free. You can also make your own

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

A couple cloves of garlic

Salt and pepper to taste. Romano is salty, so don’t go crazy on the salt.

Mix it all up...

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Oatmeal Cookies, Gluten, Dairy, and Refined-Sugar FREE

Update: HELLO friends from Pinterest. I hope you like this recipe ūüôā If you like this – you’ll probably also like my recipe for chocolate banana flax muffins. Enjoy!

The first week of being dairy free (for Miss Lulu’s lil’¬†eczema¬†problem) was rough. And then I discovered Silk Vanilla Almond Milk. And Life was better.

But I still miss cheese.

Anyway.
I’ve had a non-pregnancy related craving for oatmeal cookies. So I found a recipe, busted out my GF oats, and got mixin’.

Instead of margarine or butter, I use coconut oil. Instead of brown sugar I use honey. And the flour mix I use is Pamela’s GF Bread mix and flour blend.

Ok. Here are the cookies:

First, preheat your oven to 350. I always forget to do this until my cookies are mixed...

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Lemonade Cake

Lemonade Cake

I adapted this from Nigella Lawson. THE Domestic Goddess.

She makes a clementine cake – but I decided to go more lemon-y. I was craving a lot of lemonade when I was pregnant. Hence, the cake.

Ingredients:

3 Lemons

1 Clementine

6 eggs

1 1/4 c. sugar

2 1/3 c. blanched almond flour

1 heaping tsp. baking powder

Warm Lemon Curd

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375. Boil the lemons and clementine for 2 hours. Drain and let them cool. Then cut the fruit in half and make sure you remove all the seeds. Then put it all in a food processor or blending and puree the heck out of it. Butter a springform pan. Mix all the remaining ingredients together and then add in the lemon and clementine puree.

Bake for 1 hour (if your pan is 8 inches) or 40 minutes (if your pan is 9 inches)...

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Chocolate Banana Flax Muffins

I found and then adapted this recipe during the first few weeks I was home after my c/section. Let’s just say that the medication I was on for pain had a side effect that was… um…. causing me to think about adding more fiber to my diet. Hence, flax seed muffins.

These are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. AND they taste GREAT! Or else I wouldn’t eat them.

Preheat your oven to 375.

3 mashed Bananas (very ripe, of course)

1/2 cup honey

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix OR 1 1/2 cups Flour (regular for all you gluten people out there or a GF mix like Bette Hagman’s Featherlite mix)

1 cup milled flax seed (I get mine at Costco)

1 tblsp cinnamin

1 tsp baking soda (do not use if using Pamela’s)

1 tsp baking powder (do not use if using Pam...

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