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. Read More »
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Having a varied diet is extremely important to achieving and maintaining good health. Veggies, fruits, meats, spices, herbs, nuts, legumes, seafood – there are literally thousands of foods we can eat and tens of thousands of recipes that mix flavors and nutrients in so many ways that we should never be bored by our diet.
That said, cooking takes time and life demands lots and lots of our time. It is easy to fall into the same old, same old.
Let’s make cooking foods, and especially cooking different types of foods, a MAJOR priority.
A varied diet makes life better. It makes sure we cover our bases nutritionally, but it also makes us happy. New flavors, new textures, new recipes that taste delicious are the stuff of life. Read More »
Fall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor’s door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving? Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, so we should find ways to work it into our diet throughout the year.
Pumpkin is very versatile to cook with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. This Examiner did a little research for gluten-free pumpkin recipes and was amazed at all of the drool-worthy recipes we found. Listed below are just a fraction of the gluten-free pumpkin recipes available online.
What is your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?
Pumpkin – General Recipes
Bryan loves corn dogs and for many years I would even take a bite of one of them. It was a texture thing to me…I always thought that the corn bread batter would be soggy and mushy and I wanted nothing to do with them. When Bryan came to visit me in California we picked up a box for him (they weren’t gluten-free), but when he left I still had half a box…they ended up in the trash. I told him at some point I will give them a try.
A few months ago I as fortunate enough to sample some of the Applegate Farms new corn dogs – they were delicious!! To my surprise the coating was crunch and not soggy at all. Ever since Bryan has been asking for me to make some…he would really love them to be full of gluten but he’s a good sport and eats what I make. Maybe I’ll surprise him and make some regular ones for him anyway.
Yesterday I decided to make some mini corn dogs just to see how they would Read More »
I saw an advertisement on TV for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise with this recipe. Whilst it sounded, let’s say interesting, I was intrigued and had to try it.
The first time I tried this recipe I bought some gluten free rice crumbs but I found them too crunchy with an almost sand type texture. The next time I cooked this recipe I therefore made my own breadcrumbs by blending a piece of frozen gluten free bread. It turned out really well, the chicken was very tender and it tasted awesome served with cornmeal mash (cornmeal mixed with milk and cheese) and stir fried vegetables.
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 Read More »
Try this super easy slow cooker recipe for a complete gluten-free chicken dinner! Read More »
Here is an quick and easy chicken recipe your family will love!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 c. baby spinach
- 1 c. sundried tomatoes (packed in olive oil)
- 4 slices mozzarella
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Find the full recipe at Delish. Try this DELICIOUS dish tonight! You will be glad you did!
I have a short New Year’s Resolution list. It’s much the same list that I wrote down last year and the year before. It involves cooking and eating more nutritious foods.
Homemade soups are the most nourishing food I can think of. Enough protein, enough fats of the right sort, lots of vegetables in healthy stocks and broths, rich in nutrients. That’s what soups and stews are made of.
Therefore, my number one New Year’s resolution is to make one big pot of homemade soup or stew each and every week of the new year. Last year I lost focus and fell short of my weekly soup/stew goal, but this first week of the new year, I’m at 100%, starting with a simple gluten-free version of “Beef Burgundy.”
On Christmas Day my son served an amazing Beef Bourguignon for the family. The flavors were rich and earthy. As I listened to him describe his list of ingredients and method of preparation I decided to start the year with an abbreviated, easier version of the classic French Beef Bourguignon recipe, beef burgundy. Here is my first gluten-free stew of the new year.
Gluten-Free Beef Burgundy Recipe
According to our About.com Guide to French Food beef burgundy, or boeuf Bourguignon, is the ultimate slow-cooked comfort food. It is!
The earthy flavors in this simple dish transform run-of-the-mill beef stew into something truly special to be enjoyed with a warm slice of gluten-free bread and a glass of wine. Read More »