We here at My Gluten Free Girlfriend entered a facebook contest to win a basket of Glutino goodies about a month ago. We were so overjoyed when we ended up as one of the three winners that we took it upon ourselves to write a few reviews of the best and worst products. These babies were supposed to be in the basket but were not quite ready yet. We received them a few days ago in a separate shipment and man are they amazing! These Glutino Pretzel Chips have not even hit the store shelves yet so we are pretty stoked to get to try them. Winning feels good! Continue reading
My new favorite obsession is apples and cinnamon. I have been trying to eat even healthier and replace some of my sweets with fruit. Don’t get me wrong I still love chocolate but am trying to break my addiction to it. I have created this variation on my Copycat Coco Wheats to satisfy my breakfast sweet tooth. The use of coconut flour keeps this recipe lower carb and low calorie while being grain free and gluten free as well. Who doesn’t like apple pie for breakfast? If you want an even more decadent experience you could drizzle a bowl of this with honey or maple syrup and sprinkle some crushed almonds on top. Go ahead indulge your senses then tell me what your favorite hot breakfast cereal combo is. 🙂 Continue reading
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups apples cored and peeled
- ½ cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
- 1 tbsp butter
- ¼ to ½ tsp cinnamon (depending on how much you like it)
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp
- Breyers All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
- [url href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C1W77X8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00C1W77X8&linkCode=as2&tag=glutenfreegirlfriend-20"]Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries
- In a saucepan combine everything except for the apples. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
- Add apples and continue to stir and cook until desired thickness or about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly (no burnt tongues allowed)
- Toast Pastry until desired toastiness is achieved.
- Place pastry in a bowl.
- Top generously with ice cream and apple mixture.
- Inhale and enjoy!
I was outside enjoying the warmth of the first really nice day of spring when a craving hit me. I must have warm apple pie filling over ice cream. All day I could taste how good the cinnamony slightly caramely apples would taste as they oozed over the cold vanilla ice cream I knew I had some apples already cut, blanched and in the freezer waiting to be used up. I was going to make this happen as soon as I got home. I stopped at the local Kroger and bought Breyer’s All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream and headed towards the land of desserts (aka my kitchen). When I got home I realized that I could make my fantasy dessert even better by adding something akin to a pie crust. I thought about toasting tortillas and drizzling them with maple syrup and cinnamon but I didn’t have any handy. That’s when I went to Alan, my genius of a boyfriend, for help. He had a fantastic idea right away. I had won a gift basket of Glutino products in a facebook contest and still had a fair amount of them left. In that basket just happened to be their amazingly tasty Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries. The crust on those things is to die for. So we toasted up one apple and also a Strawberry one for fun and used them as a base for our dessert concoction. It was heavenly. I had hit upon what will become a staple dessert in our apartment… Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode! Here is the rather simple recipe. It can of course be made even simpler by using canned or jarred apple pie filling. We like to make as much real food as possible so here is our take on apple pie filling.
My sweetheart Alan is a salsa and corn chips addict! We go through a ton of Pace in this apartment. A few days ago we were out thrifting with my aunt when she asked if we wanted to see her garden. I had eaten many veggies from it but never visited. I assumed it was at her house, boy was I in for a nifty surprise. Continue reading
I love soup. It is a quick, warm, yummy way to pack a lot of nutritious veggies into one satisfying meal. When I went gluten free I quickly realized that most canned soups were off limits to me. The few brands that were gluten free were wildly expensive or did not have many flavor choices. Canned soups also pack in way too much sodium and other unnecessary additives. So I went on an adventure through the produce department and was off on a quest to make my own homemade soups. Continue reading
I love Thai food! Chicken Satay has always been a favorite of mine. I especially love the peanut butter sauce that comes along with it. They seriously never bring me enough of it. I am posting this Healthy PB2 Peanut Butter Satay Sauce recipe with a recipe for chicken satay sticks coming soon. Continue reading
I love fishes cause their so delicious… This soy mandarin fish is not cheesy like the crackers but it is a pretty orange color. The color made me think of the jingle and now I can’t get it out of my head. Despite the goldfish song looping through my thoughts I will attempt to write this post anyways. I’ll show you little fishies.:) Continue reading
This Asian inspired dish is low in calories and huge on flavor. I have always loved spinach and was looking for new ways to fit it into my diet. This time I decided to put an Asian spin on it and came up with this wonderful mouth watering side dish. The flavors are light enough to compliment the spinach and not overpower it. I could eat this with every meal. I have eaten this whole recipe as my meal. I just can’t stop going back for one more mouthful Yes, it is that good! Continue reading
I was born and raised in the south the land of buttermilk biscuits, grits, corn pudding, and other amazing foods. I moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 19. They didn’t have anything quite like southern cooking up there. I was introduced to a whole new style of cooking with more Italian and polish flavors. I am not here to talk about northern favorites, though. That will be a whole different post. I’m here to talk about southern style buttermilk melt in your mouth biscuits. Continue reading
I am a huge fan of chocolate in everything! I even put cocoa powder in my chili. This banana bread is wonderful alone, but we prefer it twisted! The addition of cocoa powder to a portion of the batter takes this breakfast bread and kicks it into the dessert category without many added calories. Continue reading