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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash The Quick And Healthy Pasta Alternative

Spaghetti Squash

Eating healthy does not have to be any more expensive than eating junk. I scored a seven pound spaghetti squash at Fresh to Frozen for 1.98 today.

Often fresh healthy vegetables and meats are way more budget friendly than snack foods, yet many people fill thier carts and cabinets with snack foods and then protest that eating healthy is too expensive.

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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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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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Gluten Free Tamale Style Mexican Pie

Gluten Free Tamale Style Pie

I always buy a rotisserie chicken on my trips to costco. The last time may be my last time though. This chicken was so dry that the poor wings were like jerky. The two times before that some of it was still slightly raw and needed additional cooking. So I needed a way to save this chicken. I began looking around my kitchen and came up with this yummy tamale style pie.

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Fantastic Gluten Free Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

Gluten Free pork Roast with Sauerkraut

Alan could eat meat all day long for every meal and be happy. I on the other hand could give or take it. This dish works well for both of us since there is plenty of extra sauerkraut and cabbage for me to nom on. I used the sauerkraut juices as the liquid in this recipe and used the sweetness of apples to tone down the extra tang that it gives the dish. The juices also take the red cabbage and turns it into tangy sauerkrauty goodness. It is like when you use a starter amount of yogurt to make homemade yogurt. I(f you love sauerkraut you will love this dish. If you are less of a fan you could replace the sauerkraut juices with a bottle of gluten free beer.

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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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Coconut Flour Gluten Free Low Carb Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuit for one

Low Carb Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuit

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.

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Gluten Free Easy Beef and Three Bean Chili

Gluten Free Easy Beef and Three Bean Chili
 
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When the weather turns grey and cold, I turn to chili. Its comfort food and can feed Alan and I for a week with little cost and effort.
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Recipe type: Meat, Entree
Cuisine: Chili
Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 to 5 oz can green chiles
  • 2 28 oz cans diced tomatos
  • 1 28 oz can tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and drain the fat.
  2. Combine everything but dry spices in a large stock pot.
  3. Cook on medium high for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Add dry spices to stock pot.
  5. Cook until desired thickness is achieved. (usually 6 to 8 hours total)
  6. Eat

 

Gluten Free Kielbasa and Cabbage

Gluten Free Kielbasa and Cabbage

I remember being a kid and loving the rare night my dad cooked dinner. I knew it always meant we would be eating kielbasa and cabbage. It is such a simple dish but it is one of my favorite. I have tried it done with mustard, with apples, and with beer. This tomato version is my favorite and the one I always end up going back to.

I have made this with red cabbage instead of green once. Alan loved it since he loves red cabbage and knew I would save him some raw to munch on while I cooked. Red cabbage will turn everything purple even the sausage. Either way this dish is a relatively healthy comfort food.

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