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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

Paleo Roasted Brussels Sprouts Gluten Free

Paleo Gluten Free Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I often shop at our local salvage grocery store. I actually enjoy picking through the slightly irregular fruits and veggies. Sure it takes longer than shopping at a chain grocer, but it  is a relaxing shopping experience, a time I give to myself every week to unwind, think, and discover possibilities in foods that would otherwise have been out of my price range. I can get all of the fruits, and veggies to feed Alan and I for two weeks for around 27 dollars. That is incredibly cheap considering the high volume of produce we consume.  That 27 dollars can stretch to around 35 dollars and include specialty items like cashews, gourmet chips, Mexican cheeses, and the occasional box of Pop-tarts for Alan. If you have not already checked out your local salvage grocery, it is worth the trip. Always check expiration dates and expect to only buy what you will use or freeze in the next few days to a week.

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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Veggie Chips

Gluten Free Healthy Brussels Sprouts Chips

Recently I picked up a huge pile of brussels sprouts on the cheap.  I have been seeing recipes for kale chips posted everywhere and wondered if the tough outer brussels sprout leaves that would normally go to waste would lend themselves well to becoming a crispy snack. I quickly tossed them in some bacon grease and liberally coated them in kosher salt.

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Homemade Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs – Gluten Free And Vegetarian

Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs

I attended the G+ Bloggers Conference on Saturday morning. In talking about how topics trend on twitter the host used an example of #meatballmondays . We all thought it was pretty funny since #meatlessmondays usually trends weekly. I decided to turn this into an opportunity to create a new recipe and test out a social media theory as well.

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Healthy Chocolate Brownie “Oatmeal” Sinfully Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb

Healthy Chocolate Brownie "Oatmeal" Sinfully Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb

I have been eating this paleo oatmeal everyday for months. It is that fantastic. I usually get  bored with the same breakfast day in and day out but this is so rich and fudgy it will never get old. This gluten free paleo oatmeal reminds me of eating  warm brownie batter- minus the guilt!  A whole large bowl has only 145 calories!

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Easy Apple Pie “Oatmeal” With Coconut Flour (Gluten Free, Sugar Free,Grain Free, Paleo)

Easy Apple Pie "Oatmeal" With Coconut Flour (Gluten Free, Sugar Free,Grain Free, Paleo)

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. 🙂

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Quick Easy Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode

Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode

Quick Easy Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 to 4
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan combine everything except for the apples. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
  2. Add apples and continue to stir and cook until desired thickness or about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly (no burnt tongues allowed)
  3. Toast Pastry until desired toastiness is achieved.
  4. Place pastry in a bowl.
  5. Top generously with ice cream and apple mixture.
  6. 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.

Gluten Free Low Calorie French Onion and Mushroom Soup

Bowl of Gluten Free French Onion Soup

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.

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