Tag Archives: Grain Free

Gluten Free Grain Free Dinner Biscuits and Pizza Crust

In my last post I discussed almond meal verses blanched almond flour. You can read the post here. I know some of you are itching to see my almond meal recipes, but like I said, I found blanched almond flour on sale at Aldi of all places. So I bought it and have been trying out recipes I printed off the internet a long time ago and have been waiting in my “recipes to try binder.” I found this gluten free, grain free biscuit recipe. It is very good, but a bit on the salty tasting side. I only made … Continue reading

Almond Meal vs. Blanched Almond Flour

Many gluten free bakers and Paleo diet followers use blanched almond flour in their baked goods. I always find this intriguing, but also cost-prohibitive as blanched almond flour is expensive. Blanched almond flour is almonds without their skins ground up into a fine flour. Almond meal is ground up almonds with their skins on and is a course meal. There is a difference in how the two perform and usually cannot be used interchangeably. Almond meal is $5.99 for a 16 oz. bag at Trader Joe’s. Almond flour usually runs around $13-15 dollars for a 16 oz. bag. I recently … Continue reading

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

If you are a fan of food blogs, I’m sure you heard mention of high-speed or high-powered blenders such as Vitamix, Ninja, or Blendtec by now. I’ve finally joined the ranks and I am not looking back! Never will I go back to a standard blender again! My high-speed/powered blender can obliterate anything! In mere seconds. Take this blueberry smoothie for instance. (Yes, the picture isn’t great….I had to take a picture of leftovers and before it got gobbled up). In a regular blender, blueberries do not get completely pureed and you are left with chunks of blueberry stuck in … Continue reading

French Fries Using Different Vegetables

July is the month to celebrate the French Fry! Did you know that? French Fries can be made out of vegetables other than potatoes. I’ve been serving up a variety of French Fries to the family for about two weeks practicing different types of fries. Turnip fries, rutabaga fries, sweet potato fries and the beloved potato fry. You can find my recipes for these fries by reading my article about French Fries over at My Life With Food Allergies. Click here to learn how. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.

Marinated and Grilled Pork Chops

The secret to grilling boneless pork chops is an easy 2 step process. Follow these simple guidelines and never have dry pork chops again! First, marinate, marinate, marinate. Shoot for 6-8 hours. Thirty minutes before grilling time won’t do it. Second, cooking time for boneless pork chops is super short. 8-10 minutes maximum! This all depends on your particular grill, how hot it heats, how far the grates are from heat source etc. etc. I have a very hot grill, even on medium heat. I generally cook boneless pork chops about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3-4 on … Continue reading

Gluten Free Grain Free Thin Mint Cookies

Want the traditional Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie flavor without the milk, gluten and soy? Check out these cookies! Lauren from Oatmeal With a Fork came up with these highly addictive, nearly identical, thin mint style cookies. What is even more awesome…they are grain free too! Yep! Don’t get freaked out by her choice of flour…I promise…you CAN NOT taste anything but super, delicious thin mint cookie flavor! Per her suggestion, I’ve been keeping them in the freezer and I find myself heading there several times a day. I really shouldn’t make these again. BUT I WILL! Her recipe is … Continue reading

Three Bean Chili

I’m a sucker for soups. I love cooking them. Most soups require some pre-cooking the meat, or chopping vegetables or both. Most of the time I enjoy that. Sometimes I just want to open cans and dump them in a big pot. That is what today’s recipe is (mostly) like-fast, easy and tasty. This recipe makes a large batch. So I froze the leftovers in individual serving sizes to take out for lunch at a later time. Make some gluten free pasta, like penne or rotini, and serve the soup over that if you wish. It’s good either way, but … Continue reading

Raw Broccoli Salad

I had a great restaurant experience not too long ago. We went to Sweet Tomatoes. For those unfamiliar, this restaurant has a large salad bar, soup bar, baked potato bar, bread bar, fruit bar and dessert bar. Even better, they have gluten free and vegan (milk and egg free) dishes and they are clearly labeled. Could I eat EVERYTHING? No, but I ate plenty. I didn’t even have to skimp and just have one or two things. The salad bar had 3 pre-made gluten free and vegan salads. And of course, I could have built my own if I wished. … Continue reading

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiling fruit sounds crazy, I know. But with a grapefruit it is wonderful. I receive a lot of free health magazines from this cute little shop I hit up once in a while. I saw an “advertisement” in one about broiling grapefruit. I finally got around to trying it. I like grapefruit just cut open and scooped out. I never even put sugar on it. But for people who maybe don’t like the sourness of grapefruit, this is the way to go. Broiling the grapefruit makes it warm, extra juicy, and far less “sour.” It does not even take that … Continue reading

How to Make Finger Gelatin (a/k/a finger jello)

100,000! That’s a number worth celebrating! 200. That’s pretty big too! Say what? What does this have to do with finger gelatin? Nothing really. Not Irish and not Catholic, not prone to drinking and partying…I’m still celebrating St. Patty’s Day……with some green food. After all, St. Patrick (born A.D. 373) was one of the most prolific evangelists of all time with planting over 200 churches and baptizing 100,000 people. Prior to those achievements, he was kidnapped by pirates at age 16 and taken as a slave to Ireland. He later escaped only to return to his captors at age 30 … Continue reading

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