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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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 Read More »
I really wanted to try my hand at making homemade ice cream so I asked my stepmummy if I could borrow her ice cream maker…thankfully she said yes! Keeping Bryan in mind (even though he was gone all summer) I thought I would try making some coconut milk ice cream, I figured I should Read More »
I get given boxes of chocolates by my mother-in-law occasionally, but they always have wheat in. Added to that the amount of dairy in chocolates is enough to cause me trouble. I used to squeeze all the chocolates in a mixed box to find the ones that were firm (fortunately husband loves soft-centred chocolates) but mostly now I have just given up buying chocolates.
We have had about three hot days this summer, and thoughts turn to ice-cream. I keep coming across people posting about chocolate sorbet. This seemed a great way of having two types of treats at once.
This sorbet is very intense, and one small scoop is enough for me. It would be great with raspberries or other Read More »
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
Fall is the time of year when we need quick and easy, nutritious comfort foods to get us through our hectic lives. Picadillo is a traditional Cuban chili. You can make it with less spice (cut back on the cumin, chili powder and garlic) and the children will love it.
Picadillos have some spice but also sweetness. This can be served over Read More »
This week’s Friday’s Find makes this Smoothie Queen very happy. Not only is it made by a company that I already love, but it opens up flavor options without added sugar. I love So Delicious Coconut Milk, but I usually purchase the unsweetened version to avoid sugar. I have to admit that I do look longingly at the Vanilla, because it is truly sooooo delicious. In coffee, over cereal, in smoothies, it’s just wonderful. But since I’ve cut out sugar, the vanilla sweetness has been but a lovely memory.
This week I happened to see a carton of So Delicious Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Milk at Whole Foods. While I was thrilled to see that it didn’t have cane sugar, I took a good hard look at the ingredients hoping that I wouldn’t find artificial sweeteners instead. I was glad to see that it is sweetened with stevia and monk fruit. Sweet! Tempted to fill my cart, I decided to take just one box and see how I liked it first.
I should have filled the cart.
This vanilla coconut milk helped Read More »
Oh have I got a treat for you today!
I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinned, tweeted and Facebooked.
But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the Read More »
Here’s a very easy make-ahead recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Mix. Keep a jar on hand for a fast kids-favorite dessert, after-school snack or lunchbox treat. Use your favorite dairy-free milk in the recipe. I used canned gluten-free coconut milk which makes a really rich-tasting pudding.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
- For the pudding mix:
- 1 cup Dutch-Processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup cornstarch Read More »
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
- 2 cups unsweetened dairy free milk substitute – (Use your favorite. Mine is light coconut milk.)
- 2 ounces dairy free protein powder (I used Healthy-N-Fit 100% Egg Protein Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor)
- 1 peeled and sliced medium frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of nutmeg (optional) Read More »