Here is today’s 10 recipes on my blog that are gluten free.
This recipe is from my early marriage. It’s quick and easy to whip up and requires ingredients from your pantry.
It’s a very forgiving recipe so you can use whatever ingredients in your pantry.
Yes, you read that right. Honeynut squash is a butternut squash’s little brother/ sister. It’s delicious and depending on how you top it, it can be also eaten if you are following the Paleo or Whole 30 diet.
So where did I find this beauty? When I was at Trader Joe’s, they had the honeynut squash for 99 cents so Mom and I decided to each buy some because we were intrigued.
We are still dredging through my archives to find recipes that are gluten free. These lists help me when I’m menu planning plus remind me of what recipes I have on my blog. When you have 900 plus blog posts on your blog, it’s a lot to remember what you have on the blog.
Maybe I should go back and label those blog posts as gluten free.
- Skinner Shamrock Shake – There is a secret ingredient in this recipe that makes it skinnier. What is it? I’m not telling. You just need to check out the recipe to find out.
- Homemade “Shamrock” Shake – When March comes around, this is the most requested treat.
- St. Patty’s Smoothie – Obviously these first 3 recipes are from March time. This is not only Gluten Free, it also dairy free.
- Ham and Black Bean Soup – It’s beginning to look like soup season so this would be a great recipe to warm up to on a cold winter day. It’s also dairy free.
- Key Lime Smoothie – This recipe can be easily adapted to be gluten free if you leave off the graham crackers or use gluten free graham crackers instead. It’s also dairy free and nut free.
- Root Beer Barbecue Sauce – This tangy barbecue sauce is both gluten free and dairy free.
- Apple Jack Smoothie – This recipe is not only gluten free, it is also dairy free and Paleo.
- Sausage and Sauerkraut – This is a slow cooker recipe. Not only is it gluten free, it is also dairy free.
- BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – Use a gluten free bun or bread for the sandwiches. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
- Beenie Weenies – Here is another slow cooker recipe. This is a gluten free and dairy free recipe.
Since tomorrow is Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about our Thanksgiving dinner menu. This year is going to be a little bit different because I eat gluten free.
Here is what is on the menu for our Thanksgiving dinner. Okay this is maybe what is on our menu for Thanksgiving. I’m having difficulty finding the gluten free fried onions at Aldi. I’ve seen them else where so I may pick them up at a different grocery store.
- Turkey breast – Aldi has already marinaded turkey breasts for a reasonable price. We taste tested one of them last night. It was delicious! Easy peasy is the name of the game.
- Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Mashed Potatoes and Gluten Free Gravy
- Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Aldi Brand)
- Young’s Dairy Pumpkin Muffins
- Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing or Aldi’s gluten free turkey stuffing
- Salad with cranberry dressing
- Cranberry Relish
- Grandma’s White Salad
- Pumpkin Sheet Cake – Gluten Free
- Relish/ Vegetable Tray
Here is another Thanksgiving menu from two years ago.
Can you believe we have 2 more posts after this one? On Tuesday I will have successfully completed this Write 31.
I have over 900 posts on this blog so I have been slowing going through the posts to find recipes that are gluten free. I have so many more to share with you so I think I’m going to continue to share gluten free recipes on my blog on Sunday until I have shared all of them.
Here is today’s installment of gluten free recipes on my blog.
#1 Apple Crisp Granola – YUM!
These are made with black beans instead of flour. I made them for a relative of ours that is vegan. It was my Christmas present to them that year.
Such a simple side dish
One of the only ways that Hubby will eat this vegetable. He likes the fact that there is a lot of garlic in the dish.
Enjoy this one with some gluten free crackers or inside mini bell peppers.
#7 Breaded Pork Chops – Use gluten free flour instead of all purpose flour.
One of the boys favorite side dishes. They get so excited when they see me pull them out of the oven.
Join me next Sunday when I’ll share 10 more gluten free recipes on my blog.
When I was growing up, I used to love a place called Landes Meats. It’s a butcher/ bakery/ deli that has been a staple of my hometown since 1946.
They have such wonderful salads that I enjoy. One of which is the Italian Pasta Salad. I decided to create a Gluten Free version of the recipe. I changed up the cheese to Feta because I enjoy the saltiness of Feta.
– 1 package of gluten free rotini pasta – 3 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved – ½ c. crumbled Feta cheese – ½ lb. pepperoni, halved – 1 bell pepper, diced – 1 can of black olives, drained and halved – 1 (8 oz.) bottle of Italian dressing
Gluten Free Italian Pasta Salad
– 1 package of gluten free rotini pasta
– 3 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
– ½ c. crumbled Feta cheese
– ½ lb. pepperoni, halved
– 1 bell pepper, diced
– 1 can of black olives, drained and halved
– 1 (8 oz.) bottle of Italian dressing
Last week, I mentioned that I have xanthan gum in my gluten free pantry. I use the xanthan gum to make this bread.
It is soft and delicious.
– 1 & ½ c. water or milk – 3 to 4 Tbsp. honey or sugar (I use honey.) – 2 ½ tsp. Dry active yeast – 3 c. gluten free flour mix – 1 & ½ tsp. Xanthan gum – 4 tsp. Baking powder – 1 tsp. Salt – optional: Mix in your desired sweet or savory flavors (cinnamon or garlic powder) – 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – ¼ c. olive oil – 2 lrg eggs
Soft Gluten Free Bread
– 1 & ½ c. water or milk
– 3 to 4 Tbsp. honey or sugar (I use honey.)
– 2 ½ tsp. Dry active yeast
– 3 c. gluten free flour mix
– 1 & ½ tsp. Xanthan gum
– 4 tsp. Baking powder
– 1 tsp. Salt
– optional: Mix in your desired sweet or savory flavors (cinnamon or garlic powder)
– 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
– ¼ c. olive oil
– 2 lrg eggs
Here are five more tips for going gluten free.
6. Read labels
This is an important one. I am not so diligent on this tip. You need to read the label because there is often hidden gluten in recipes. It’s more than just looking for wheat.
Here is a link for hidden gluten sources.
7. Find a buddy who has gone gluten free
This is not always an easy one. I was lucky that I knew someone at my work who was eating gluten free. I was able to talk to her during the early days of going gluten free. She gave me some tips and brands of foods to try. There are times when we talk about different brands or foods that we have found that are delicious. It helps to have someone to talk or complain to while you are making the transition.
I have another person who was told by her doctor that she needs to go gluten free. She knows she can talk to me about what to eat or not eat.
8. Preplanning is key
I traveled a LOT during the summer which can be difficult when you eat gluten free. What do you eat in the airport or on car rides? When I went to visit my friend Molly, I had lots of foods that were gluten free to eat in the airport during my layover. In fact, I had to remove all of the foods from my traveling bag before going through security. There was a LOT of food stuffed in my bag.
While we were taking a road trip, I had plenty of food in my trunk in case we couldn’t find anywhere gluten free friendly.
It’s also key to look at menus before going out because a lot of places are not gluten free friendly. I know I CANNOT eat at KFC or Taco Bell. They are not gluten free friendly at all. I’ve tried to eat at KFC about a month ago. It made me sick. Check out menus and nutrition guides before going out.
9. Find ways to make substitutions of foods that contain gluten
This is not always going to be possible. However there are times when I want the flavors of the foods I used to enjoy. Find other ways to enjoy those flavors.
10. Allow yourself to grieve
It’s hard to no longer to be able to eat gluten. It’s a change of a lifestyle. It’s going to be hard to adjust to not being able to eat foods that you love. Allow yourself some time to grieve. It’s okay. Just remember you are doing this for your health.
Good luck with your journey.
I hadn’t eaten Mac and cheese in almost 9 months. I used to love it. Then I went gluten free. It took me awhile to be able to find a gluten free pasta that I liked.
Finally I found the Aldi’s G Free elbow macaroni. It’s made of quinoa, brown rice, white rice, and corn flour. I decided to try it out. The pasta was great!
I used my basic mac and cheese recipe. It involves making a roux of flour and butter to thicken the sauce.
The Wee one told me that it was too cheesy! LOL!
This quick and easy macaroni and cheese is going on my Thanksgiving table. Yum!
– ½ package of gluten free elbow macaroni – 2 Tbsp. butter – 2 Tbsp. gluten free flour blend – 2 c. milk – 1 c. shredded mild cheddar cheese – 1 Tbsp. mustard – salt to taste
Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
– ½ package of gluten free elbow macaroni
– 2 Tbsp. butter
– 2 Tbsp. gluten free flour blend
– 2 c. milk
– 1 c. shredded mild cheddar cheese
– 1 Tbsp. mustard
– salt to taste
Here are a few other macaroni and cheese recipes I’ve posted on this blog: Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese (Gluten Free), Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese, Creamy Mac and Cheese (Countdown to Thanksgiving), Healthier Mac and Cheese, and Make Over Macaroni and Cheese.
Welcome to today’s installment of 10 more gluten free recipes from my blog.
- Sausage, Cream Cheese, and Rotel Dip (GF)
- Green Beans, Potatoes, and Ham (GF, DF)
- Bacon Cheddar Ranch Smashed Potatoes (GF) – Make sure the ranch is Gluten Free.
- Chunky Vegetable Sausage Pasta Sauce (GF, DF, W30, Paleo) – Use Gluten Free Pasta, Zoodles, or Spaghetti Squash instead of whole wheat pasta.
- Iced Coffee (GF,)
- Pumpkin Puree (GF, DF, Paleo, W30)
- Pumpkin Spice Latte (Recipe #1)
- Homemade Ranch (GF)
- Italian Chicken (GF, DF) – Use gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
- Pumpkin Granola (GF, DF) – Use gluten free oats
My mom an I enjoy going to a place called Hot Head Burritos. We usually get a lil bowl with either brown or white rice, pinto or black beans, and our choice of meat and toppings.
You can use this recipe to be the base of your own burrito bowl. It would be delicious with taco meat or chicken ranch taco meat. You can use either black or pinto beans. It’s up to you to decide what type of toppings are on your burrito bowl.
Some topping ideas are: lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, pico, sour cream, corn, and guacamole. Yum!
As you can see being gluten free does not have to be boring.
– 2 Tbsp. oil – 1 onion – 1 garlic clove, minced – 2 c. white rice – 2 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning – 2 c. water – salt to taste
– 2 Tbsp. oil
– 1 onion
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 2 c. white rice
– 2 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning
– 2 c. water
– salt to taste
There is no real recipe.
On Saturday, I decided to make sloppy Joes. Instead of eating it without eating it with gluten free bread, baked potato, or by itself, I decided to make French fries.
I topped the French fries with the Sloppy Joes and then added some shredded cheese. Yum!
Saturday is a pretty casual day for our dinners. Hubby saw how I ate my Sloppy Joe and decided he wanted to eat it the same way.
Sloppy Joe French Fries
Stars of the recipe:
- Make the French fries.
- Meanwhile make the Sloppy Joes.
- Top the French fries with Sloppy Joes and cheese.
So easy and delicious!
We are now on the downward swing of my Write 31 2017. Yeah!
My favorite artist is P!nk. I adore her. Her music is the soundtrack of my life.
On Friday, I got her newest album, Beautiful Trauma. I already have favorite songs that I’ve played on repeat a million billion times.
Everyone interprets songs differently. So when I talk about my feels and thoughts about my two favorite songs from the album, be reminded these are my thoughts and feels.
“I Am Here” – Oh my goodness. I feel as though it is speaking to me about my current situation in my school district. We are in academic distress. One of the lyrics is “I’ve already seen the bottom so I have nothing to fear.” It’s my rally cry.
The song also tells me to live authentically. Live my truth not another person’s truth. The opening line is “I open up my heart. You can love me or not.” I struggle with this bit constantly. It’s a reminder to live my truth.
Finally the song addresses the age old question. What happens when we die. “Where do we go when we go.” Since I am Christian, I believe I go to Heaven.
The other song that speaks to me is “Barbies.” She addresses growing older. Since I’m over 40, 42 to be exact, life is totally different from when I was younger. Sometimes it would be nice to go back to when life was so much simpler. When I did not have to adult all the time. Maybe that is why I love Disney so much. I’m able to put adulting to the side for a while and be childlike while I’m there.
Hubby and I are going to go to see her in Louisville during my Spring Break. I’m so excited. We were able to get the tickets before the price gouging. I’ve read a lot of people complaining about the price of tickets. $500 or more per ticket. The price for our tickets was not cheap and a lot more than I would have spent but Hubby knows how much I love her. Seeing her in concert is on my “Bucket List,” so he was willing to pay those prices.
Now onto our menu for the week. Please continue to the next page.
I’ve gone into the archives of my blog to find more gluten free recipes.
- Ranch Chicken Legs – Use a gluten free biscuit mix instead of a regular biscuit mix. Double check your ranch seasoning to make sure it doesn’t have any gluten.
- Honey Glazed Carrots in the Microwave (GF, Paleo)
- Cranberry Relish (Slow Cooker Recipe) (GF, DF)
- Fried Potatoes (GF, DF, Paleo, W30)
- Tropical Smoothie Smoothie (GF)
- Brown Sugar Ham (GF) – This is a family favorite. The boys absolutely love when I make this recipe.
- Roasted Potatoes (GF, Paleo, DF, W30) – Another family favorite recipe
- Paprika Chicken (GF) – Serve it over gluten free egg noodles or rice
- Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (GF, DF, W30, Paleo) – Serve over gluten free spaghetti, zoodles, or spaghetti squash
- Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (GF) – If you are craving cheeseburgers, this is a great gluten free option. Yum!
Join me next week when I’ll share 10 more gluten free recipes on my blog.
One of our favorite side dishes is plain rice with butter and salt.
Hubby and the Wee One especially love it.
I actually love brown rice more than white rice. However Hubby and the Wee One love white rice. So we make more white rice than brown rice.
The ratio of dry rice to water/ liquid is 1 to 2. So easy to remember.
You can certainly make this dairy free but using a dairy free butter or omitting the butter.
-2 c. white rice, rinsed -3 c. water -1 Tbsp. butter -salt and pepper to taste
Rice in an electric pressure cooker
-2 c. white rice, rinsed
-3 c. water
-1 Tbsp. butter
-salt and pepper to taste
I didn’t feel good on Wednesday night so I did not get this post up for the week. Headache and tiredness. Yuck! It was an early night for me.
This week’s prompt is what do I like about fall.
- The flavors of fall – cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
- Pumpkin Spice Latte, Maple Pecan Lattes, and Blackberry Pie Lattes.
I get the Blackberry Pie Lattes from a local coffee shop called Winans.
- The crisp air – I can wear my Mickey Mouse hoodie.
- My Autumn Glory Maple Tree
- Halloween – My town is known for decorating for Halloween. They usually have a parade celebrating Halloween. We’ve never done it though.
The boys are getting too old for trick or treating. Insert sad face.
- The decorations
- Our dog can go on more car rides because it’s not too hot.
The last Thanksgiving with Tanya (2015)
- The trees changing colors
The two things I don’t like about fall are :
- Foggy mornings
- Extreme Storms – Rain or wind or a combo of both
We went to Meijers the other day. As I walking back to the front of the store, I noticed the pumpkin spiced Cheerios so I decided to get me a box.
Once I got home, I decided to use the Cheerios to make a trail mix.
Now there is some debate whether Cheerios are truly gluten free. Some people have reactions when they eat them. If you are one of those people, please don’t use them.
I had some pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds waiting for me to do something with so I used them in this trail mix.
You can use any kind of nut. I had pecans available so I used them. I think walnuts would be delicious in this trail mix.
I also used some freeze dried apples that I got at Trader Joes. However, I think dried cranberries would be delicious also.
Store your trail mix in an airtight container.
– 2 c. pumpkin spice Cheerios – ¾ c. chopped nuts – ½ c. freeze dried apples or dried cranberries – ¾ c. pumpkin seeds
Fall Trail Mix
– 2 c. pumpkin spice Cheerios
– ¾ c. chopped nuts
– ½ c. freeze dried apples or dried cranberries
– ¾ c. pumpkin seeds
One of my favorite YouTubers who has her own cooking show is Sara from the Domestic Geek.
She has some great recipes that I have tried over the years.
The other day I was looking at a video of hers from a few years ago where she baked gluten free desserts in a mason jar. Talk about portion control.
One of those recipes was a plum crumble. It looked so good.
It was then I found a coupon for free plums or $2.50 off the plums.
So I went and got some plums and made our dessert for our Sunday dinner.
My mom, mother-in-law, and myself loved the plum crumble.
Sara put pistachios in her crumble. I left those out. It was still good without them.
It would be delicious with ice cream or whipped cream.
– 6 to 8 plums, pitted and sliced – 1 Tbsp. cornstarch – ¼ c. honey – ¼ tsp. Cinnamon – ½ c. gluten free oats – ⅓ c. almond flour – ¼ c. brown sugar – ¼ c. butter, at room temperature
– 6 to 8 plums, pitted and sliced
– 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
– ¼ c. honey
– ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
– ½ c. gluten free oats
– ⅓ c. almond flour
– ¼ c. brown sugar
– ¼ c. butter, at room temperature
I love the flavors of fall – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. All of those flavors make my taste buds sing.
Hubby laughs at me buying all of the pumpkin flavored goodies.
When I got up on Saturday, I was craving pumpkin muffins. Since I’m eating gluten free, I can’t just go to Panera and get myself a muffin.
So it’s up to me to bake my own muffins.
I googled gluten free pumpkin muffins and found this recipe.
I adapted the recipe by using regular milk with apple cider vinegar to get the lift she discussed in the recipe. She also suggested adding chocolate chips which I did. Yum!
Since I added the chocolate chips, I was able to get 10 muffins out of the batter instead of the 9.
I enjoyed my muffin with butter and a mug of pumpkin spice coffee. Delicious!
– 1 & ¼ c. all purpose gluten free flour – ¾ c. brown sugar – 2 tsp. Baking powder, double acting – 1 & ½ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice – ½ tsp. Cinnamon – ¼ c. nutmeg – ¼ tsp. Salt -1 c. pumpkin puree – 2 eggs – ¼ c. softened butter (½ a stick) – ¼ c. milk – 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar – ¼ to ½ c. chocolate chips
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
– 1 & ¼ c. all purpose gluten free flour
– ¾ c. brown sugar
– 2 tsp. Baking powder, double acting
– 1 & ½ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
– ½ tsp. Cinnamon
– ¼ c. nutmeg
– ¼ tsp. Salt
-1 c. pumpkin puree
– 2 eggs
– ¼ c. softened butter (½ a stick)
– ¼ c. milk
– 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
– ¼ to ½ c. chocolate chips