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 »
If you are looking for something simple yet tasty to whip up for a snack – try out this “Forgotten” chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teas. Vanilla
small 6 oz. mini chips
2 drops of food color (any color – green is festive!)
1. Preheat oven to 375°
2. Add two egg whites into average size mixing bowl and Read More »
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake – do I really need to convince you to read on??
Here’s what you need to start:
- 1 Janelle, who’s had a stressful week of exams
- A dash of intense desire to eat something pumpkin
- 1 boyfriend that loves cheesecake Read More »
Here are 10 delicious homemade gluten-free Halloween candy recipes that add lots of flavor and fun to gluten-free Halloween parties and trick-or-treat bags. From Halloween classics like homemade caramel corn and candy corn to sumptuous treats like “raw chocolate candy bars” and “chocolate toffee bars” try these homespun gluten-free recipes this Halloween!
Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it’s naturally gluten-free. And it’s so fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! This recipe can be prepared ahead of time, packed in freezer bags and frozen until you’re ready to Read More »
So you’re diagnosed with Celiac Disease or a Gluten Sensitivity and you’re all like, “It’s the end of the world,” and you proceed to rant about how a life without gluten is not a life worth living. Even though you might want to listen to R.E.M. on repeat and binge over your last plate of fried chicken wings, you just need to get over it.
This all might sound a bit harsh to the newbie, but you need to cope, and once you do, you’re going to realize that eating gluten-free is quite possibly the best thing that could have happened to you. Here are three reasons why eating gluten-free doesn’t ruin your life:
I’ve been going through an (unplanned) dessert recipe detox since the launch of my dessert cookbook earlier this year.
It’s not that I’ve been avoiding desserts, I just haven’t been interested in making them as much. But, realizing that the last sweet treat I shared with you was this Cherry Chunk Protein Ice Cream on June 18, I knew that something had to be done. Read More »
The weekend is almost here! Saturday and Sunday are the perfect days to try new recipes – especially yummy PANCAKE recipes! :)
Try these fantastic pancake recipes this weekend! Click the images to go to the recipes. Enjoy!
These chocolate chunk cookies are so simple to make and decidedly less involved than many gluten-free baking recipes. They bake up thin, crispy, and perfectly chewy. These cookies contain no flour or starches, which means they are lower in carbohydrates and, since they are made with cashew butter, are loaded with protein. And, should you choose to use dark chocolate, they’re also dairy-free. As always, be vigilant and check labels — especially when purchasing chocolate, as some contain wheat and gluten.
Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(Makes 8-12 Small Cookies) Read More »
It takes a little planning ahead to guarantee a great Thanksgiving. In many ways, it’s easier if you’re hosting, because you know what you can and can’t have. Most people hate to impose on their hosts, but it’s easier on you AND your host to ask beforehand than sit through a four-hour meal and watch others eat. Remember, nothing is more important that staying safe!
Though it’s always good to check, the good news is that all plain fresh turkey is naturally gluten free. However, self-basting turkeys usually contain gluten. Most gravy packets are a problem, too. As of 2011, ALL of the companies I called did have gluten-free turkeys, except Tofurky, which has gluten. Check out my gluten-free turkey list for 2011, which has manufacturer contact info.
If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, talk to your host as soon as you can. You’ll need to talk about:
* Broth used for basting
* Stuffing in the Read More »
I have been gluten-free for almost four years, so I think it’s safe to say that I know my way around the gluten-free aisle at the grocery store. I also feel like I have a pretty good handle on what brands are worth buying, which products are best for certain recipes, and what my taste-buds like in general. But, I recently found that even I can benefit from the discovery aspect that the Taste Guru box-of-the-month provides. Read More »