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More Crock Pot Lovein': Crock Pot Whole Chicken

December 11th, 2014 by Candice Rose Clifford

Source: Recipes.sparkpeople.com

Source: Recipes.sparkpeople.com

If you read my blog back in January, you will remember that my roommate and I heavily relied on our crock pot.  It was the lifesaver, to our busy days, and long nights. As the cold crisp air is slowly creeps into the northeast, I want more and more crock pot meals.

Considering that I don’t eat red meat I have had to get creative in finding recipes, as it seems as though there are always pork, and beef recipes for the crock pot. However, with the little extra time on my hands I don’t mind doing a bit of research.  One recipe which I had been dying to try was cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot.  I always love roasting a chicken in the oven, however, it always seems to take FOREVER.  Cooking a chicken in the crock pot seemed perfect because I could do the prep work in the morning before work and it would be ready by the time I got home.  All I would have to do is make my sides.

The dietitian I am seeing shared the website 100 days of Real Food with me, and I absolutely love it.  While not all the recipes suit my needs, I can easily make modifications. So here it is.  The best whole chicken recipe {with some modifications}.  Not only does this recipe make dinner a little easier, but it also makes the perfect leftover lunch. Just toss-up a salad and throw some chicken on – yummy.

This chicken is full of flavor and will literally fall apart when it is done cooking. Hence why there is no photo accompanying this post. This dish tasted better than it looked on the plate. Enjoy!

The Best Whole Chicken
gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free
Ingredients
  1. 1 teaspoon salt
  2. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  3. 1 teaspoon thyme
  4. ½ teaspoon rosemary
  5. ¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1 onion
  8. 2 stalks of celery
  9. 1/2 lemon
  10. handful of baby carrots
  11. 1 large chicken

 

Instructions
  1. Combine the dried spices in a small bowl. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts. Sqeeze lemon juice onto chicken. Place lemon remains in the cavity with a few carrots. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions, celery, and carrots in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.
  3. Cook for 6-8 on low or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Don't forget to make your

 

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Author Information: Candice Rose Clifford
After being diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity Candice started Embrace G-free. On this honest account you will find posts which empower you to live your happiest and healthiest gluten free life, in addition to recipes, product reviews, and resources. http://www.embracegfree.comhttp://facebook.com/embracegfree
Find Me on Twitter: CandiceRose90

Gluten Free Pizzelle Recipe

December 8th, 2014 by Jenny Manseau

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For Christmas this year I received a Pizzelles maker.  I was beyond excited because I have wanted one of these for years.  Pizzelles are by far one of my favorite “cookies” in the world.  I can remember being little and my Grandma Lu would always make these for the holidays.

John Libonati

Finding Gluten Free Medications with Pillbox

November 18th, 2014 by John Libonati

pillboxChoosing gluten-free medications can seem like walking through a minefield.

Dozens of manufacturers and arcane lists of unpronounceable ingredients can be overwhelming. Now there is a website that will help you pick the medications based on their ingredients.

The Pillbox website was developed by the United States government to aid in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications.

Go to the Pillbox Search Page. Enter the name of the medication and list the ingredients you do not want to consume. Then, click the checkbox that says, “Find pills WITHOUT this ingredient.” A list of medications will appear.

Once a pill has been identified, additional information is provided, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and the National Drug File identification number. Links are provided to NLM drug information resources, such as drug labels from DailyMed and the Drug Information Portal, which searches NIH and FDA drug information resources.

Feedback

Feedback is welcomed regarding this project. Please send comments/suggestions to pillbox@mail.nih.gov.

Disclaimer

Pillbox's source data is known to have errors and inconsistencies. Read this document for more information. The Food and Drug Administration, National Library of Medicine, and pharmaceutical companies are working to improve the quality of this data.

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Author Information: John Libonati, Florida

Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com

Visit the Gluten Free Works Health Recovery Center . John can be reached by e-mail here.

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Burrito Casserole Recipe

October 27th, 2014 by Amy Fothergill

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Finished burrito casserole; get the tortilla recipe in The Warm Kitchen

When you’re craving a burrito, is it really that gluten-containing tortilla  you’re after?  My guess is that it’s actually the hearty combination of fillings–the rice, beans, cheese, meat, etc. that got your mouth watering in the first place. Sure you could always make or buy gluten-free tortillas, but why not take a twist on the classic and ditch the burrito shell all together?

This recipe comes straight from my cookbook, The Warm Kitchen. This recipe is versatile, family-friendly and cooks up in about 20 minutes. Dinner is served!

 

Gluten-Free Burrito Casserole

Serves 4-6

Make sure your saute pan is hot first then add the ground meat to get the meat nice and brown

Make sure your saute pan is hot first then add the ground meat to get the meat nice and brown

Ingredients

Paleo Quiche with a Nut-free + Grain-free Crust

September 25th, 2014 by Leanne Vogel

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Paleo quiche with a nut-free, grain-free crust. Filled with roasted organic asparagus, organic leek and free-range eggs. Pure, simple, good.

Eating Style: Candida Friendly, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low Carb, Nut-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 

Serves: 6

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Recipe: Dairy-free Chocolate Cashew Cake (No Bake)

September 18th, 2014 by Jennifer Harris

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Dairy used to be my friend, but then we had to break up and it is the most difficult breakup I have ever had. Eliminating dairy/casein from a diet is more difficult than removing gluten because it is everywhere and it tastes really good.

Of course the best way to go about eliminating dairy is to look for substitutes and for me that made chocolate and cream cheese a priority. I never thought I would be able to like dark chocolate and now I love it. Cream cheese substitutes can be made from soy, which is also a no-no for me, but then came luscious cashew cream to save the day.

All right, I have a pretty big confession to make.

I steal lavender.

By that I mean, when I head out on my daily walks, my hand might ever-so-slightly slip onto a neighbor's lavender plant and give a little tug. If some buds end up in my hand then I just figure it was fate and move along to the next yard.

D doesn't approve, but I have quite a few arguments that can justify the whole process. If you really want to hear them, I'd be glad to share, but right now they might just sound like excuses.

*Slightly random side note: I picked up a new book the other day called The Welcoming Kitchen. It's full of allergen-friendly (i.e. gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-free, and vegan) recipes. It's a really cute book (cute shape, classic fonts, and a great color scheme), although it's greatly lacking in pictures (in other words, there arenone). The recipes look yummy, though, and if nothing else, they are inspiring to me when I'm in the kitchen. It's also inspiring to know that allergen-free cookbooks are becoming more and more prevalent.


The following recipe is not at all like the book's recipe for pancakes, but seeing the addition of cornmeal in The Welcoming Kitchen's ingredients list made me add it to my own recipe, so I feel that I should give a shout-out to the cookbook authors. 

Bella McKenzie

Simple and Delicious Blueberry Banana Parfait

September 5th, 2014 by Bella McKenzie

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One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.

I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it's getting a sugary treat so you don't crave sugar all day (YAY!)

This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!

Teri Gruss, MS

Are You Eating A Low Fiber Gluten-Free Diet?

September 4th, 2014 by Teri Gruss, MS

glutenfreerooseveltlodgebeans[1]Did you know that eating a low fiber diet puts you at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease -- including heart attack and stroke, obesity and even colon cancer? Obviously getting enough fiber in our diets is extremely important for our long term health.

Gluten-free diets don't have to be low fiber diets but if you're eating a lot of packaged gluten-free foods, especially snack foods made with refined gluten-free ingredients like white rice flour and corn starch, you may not be getting close to the daily recommendations for fiber.

So what kind of fiber is best and how much fiber do we really need to eat every day to support good health?

Types of Dietary Fiber and Health Benefits

Three kinds of dietary fiber have been identified -- soluble fiber, insoluble fiber and one you may not have heard about before called resistant starch. Each type of fiber has unique chemical properties and