This cake recipe comes from one of my mom’s co-workers and is one of my dad’s favorite cakes! Since my dad was especially busy with work my last week home and took me to my nerve blocks, I decided it would be nice to make him a special treat; plus I really wanted to try this cake, since my parents always talk about how good this recipe is. Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2018
Risotto is a unique rice dish with a full-bodied creamy mouth feel. Try it once and you are sure to make it often.
- 5 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup onion, chopped
- 1 ¾ cup Arborio rice (fat short grains)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
With football season in full swing, it’s time to whip out the finger foods. Luckily, recipe creation is a bit easier with new gluten-free ingredients popping up. McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix recently released new spice packets that not only make everyday life easier when it comes to dinner prep, but party food, too!
I have come up with three fun recipes with a bit more class than what you usually see in the lineup.
No more boring bags of chips. Step your game up with these nacho bites.
- Gluten-free corn tortillas
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix – Taco Seasoning Mix
- Refried beans
- Onion, finely chopped
- Mexican cheese
- Sour cream
Instructions: Read More »
Who doesn’t love fall weather? The colors changing on the leaves, cooler weather (well, maybe we will be a couple degrees less than 100), the beginning of a new football season, the glorious Austin City Limits Music Festival, the list goes on. Some of the best tasting vegetables are also in season in the fall such as the mushrooms, oranges, lemons, cauliflower and fennel. All of the following vegetables have unique flavors and can be used in a variety of dishes. The top five are:
Mushrooms are known for their immune boosting benefits in the nutrition world. They have been used for thousands of years in helping prevent cancer, boost the immune system and are also known as a great anti-aging food. There are several different types of mushrooms that are fabulous to cook with. Try grilling some beefy Portobello’s with Italian seasonings for a nice vegetarian meal this fall.
The beloved orange; it’s one of the most popular fruits in North America. Known for the immune boosting vitamin C, oranges have many other health benefits. Oranges also have a good amount of Potassium (which helps with muscle contraction), fiber and vitamin A. Oranges are very versatile when it comes to cooking. Try this yummy recipe from celiac.com: Orange Chicken. Read More »
Here’s some fake news for you. Notice the headline. “Grain-Free Dog Food Warning.”
The news video discusses dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.
The study mentioned in the article never even mentions grains as benefits or liabilities.
The study noted the true cause of cardiomyopathy in dogs is Read More »
My family will be making these classic treats for many occasions. The kids LOVE helping to make these sweet treats and they couldn’t be any easier. 4 ingredients and you are done.
5 Tablespoons butter or non-dairy butter (we use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
1 bag of 40 marshmallows
7 cups of Gluten Free Rice Krispies (Kelloggs are NOT gluten free.)
Icing or Frosting for decorating
In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
Slowly add the cereal and stir until combined. Transfer to a spray-oiled 9×13 pan. Press into the pan. Allow to cool and then cut into pieces. Decorate if desired.
Recipes shouldn’t just be a list of ingredients with obscure directions. A recipe needs to teach the recipient how to recreate the dish the writer has made.
Gnocchi can be intimidating to many people but with a good set of instructions and the consistency of dough, you’ll want to make it all of the time.
Although the base for gnocchi (pronounced nywak-ee) is potato, regular all-purpose flour is usually also added. When eating gluten free, you may feel like you’ll never be able to enjoy these tender dumplings again. But, there is hope. Read More »
I have shared my rice bowls many times in the past, and they are some of my favorite, quick meals. However, the other day, I had a huge sweet potato that needed to be used, but I really wanted a burger. I didn’t want a bun, so I decided to make a burger bowl or deconstructed burger. I made my sweet potato into spicy sweet potato hash browns & then layered in the bowl with some mushrooms that I had sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and white wine.