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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
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Mongolian Beef (adapted from P.F. Chang’s)

June 17th, 2014 by Jenny Manseau

gluten free mongolian beef pf changsMongolian Beef

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

1 tablespoon garlic, choped

1/2 cup Gluten Free soy sauce

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup dark brown sugar (more…)

BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

September 4th, 2013 by Chrissy and Lauren

 

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If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you may have noticed that we were featured on San Diego Living again on Monday. We always have so much fun doing that! Click here to watch if you missed us.

We made three different kinds of lunchables as part of a back to school segment and they were a hit. We did not let them go to waste and took them for lunch, just like the kids.

These were delicious, light, and healthy homemade lunchables that included (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Easy Tamale Pie: Gluten-free and Dairy-free

August 29th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

A few years ago, I made a version of tamale pie where I made tamale dough and put something in the middle (honest, I can’t remember; it might have been chili inside). I’m not sure why that went out of my rotation. More recently, I made a tamale pie as more of an experiment with black beans and salsa on the bottom and tamale dough on top. That was a huge hit. (more…)

Gluten and Dairy Free High Protein Banilla Smoothie © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten and Dairy Free High Protein Banilla Smoothie © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Kids love this creamy delicious high protein "banilla" smoothie. There's a lot of nutritional value in this 5-minute busy morning gluten and dairy free smoothie. Use a frozen banana for extra creamy texture.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

Sweet Summer Salmon Recipe

July 25th, 2013 by Candice Rose Clifford

It’s been a hot summer these past few days in NY. When the heat is beaming, one of my favorite kinds of meals to enjoy is fish on the grill because it doesn’t leave me feeling heavy.

To me, summer is all about enjoying fresh ingredients. Fruit and veggies are at their prime and I always look forward to the first long island corn on the cob. I think my family would honestly be happy eating watermelon every night for dinner; this being a summer tradition I also love.

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Regardless of the season, I truly believe in trying to eat clean. My body is living proof that you are what you eat, and with my active lifestyle I believe (more…)

Bella McKenzie

Tofu and Cheese Quesadillas

July 1st, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

I have to say that my husband is one brilliant chef. I love him.

He always does the complicated yummy dishes, but sometimes it is simple and delightful.

These quesadillas were just that - simple and delightful.

These savory quesadillas were so good and the Daiya cheese made them perfect!

Ingredients:
1 package of corn tortillas
1 package of mozzarella Daiya cheese
1 package of cheddar Daiya cheese
1 14 oz. pack of tofu (more…)

Raw Spinach Pesto Pasta

June 21st, 2013 by Heather

Since summer weather hit, most of my evening meals consist of spiralized veggies topped with some kind of yummy sauce. Thankfully, I’m not left to my creativity alone. I’ve had lots of help from our Raw Foods Thursdays participants.

Here are a few posts that you’ll want to check out:

 

Do you have a spiralizer yet? If not, let me highly recommend that you get one. I guarantee that it won’t become just one more kitchen gadget that you need to find room to store once the newness wears off. I use mine almost on a daily basis. Not only does it give you creative ways to use veggies but it increases your vegetable consumption, because squiggly veggies are just so much more fun to eat than veggie sticks!

I’ve been wanting to share this raw pasta dish for a while. It’s super easy to make and even more fun to eat! I hope you enjoy it! (more…)

gluten free nutella recipe

gluten free nutella recipe

Everyone has different reasons for making food (like Nutella) at home which they can buy off of the shelf; it might be economic or for health reasons. Since the first time I tried Nutella, I never had the desire to make it. But, when the day came that my darling dairy-free daughter could no longer partake because of the milk in it, I considered it.

I had seen a recipe for the hazelnut spread in my high-powered blender but assumed it was hard. I decided one day to take a look and was very happy to find that 1. it was not that hard (1 hour start to finish with time in between when you don't have to do anything), 2. I had most of the ingredients in my cabinet with the exception of the hazelnuts (aka filberts), and 3. the recipe did not have any dairy in it. Ok, time to shift the paradigm again. (more…)

Laura Hanley

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

May 20th, 2013 by Laura Hanley

Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers

It’s official – I’m obsessed with quinoa. I’ve broadened my gluten-free horizons and have started trying out all sorts of recipes with this wonderful grain in the ingredient list! I have the blog Queen of Quinoa in my Google Reader, so I find a lot of great recipes there, including this one!!

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers (more…)