Gluten Free Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes

Is Corned Beef Gluten Free? + Slow Cooker Recipe

Every year around this time, my mom used to make corned beef…

Every year around this time, my mom used to make corned beef and cabbage. It wasn’t until recently that I realized it wasn’t named Corn Beef and Cabbage. I didn’t realize the beef was “corned”. The “ed” makes total sense. I’m not alone, though, and either are you if you didn’t know this. There are over 18,000 people each month that search for “gluten free corn beef” via Google.

Meanwhile, this recipe is a classic. You can’t do much wrong other than under cook it. I’ve taken a shortcut, though. Mom made it on the stovetop and I’ve used a slow cooker/crockpot instead. If you’ve never had homemade corned beef and cabbage (it’s available in a can, who knew?), you’re missing out on some deliciousness. If you enjoy bacon, you’ll most likely enjoy corned beef. The one I purchased contain no MSG or nitrates. It’s usually cured with salt and water only. It’s perfect for a weekend or or weekday since all you have to do is remove the fat and throw everything in a slow cooker. Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. I’ll be enjoying leftovers on March 17! How about you?

Gluten Free Soda Bread in Cake Pan

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

With St. Paddy’s Day around the corner, I thought you’d appreciate a…

With St. Paddy’s Day around the corner, I thought you’d appreciate a recipe for gluten free Irish soda bread. Oat flour is the ideal flour to bake with when you’re baking gluten free. It not only reacts closest to wheat flour, but its nutritional value is close, as well. I use oat flour to make this gluten free soda bread, but you can substitute it with sorghum flour, if oat intolerant, but expect a slightly different result. Meanwhile, if you’ve never had Irish soda bread, now’s your chance. I’ve never enjoyed Irish soda bread, not even a gluten version, until I made this one. It’s truly delicious, (without using a super high ratio of starch). Oats provide so much flavor. Enjoy!

Image: Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee (Naturally Gluten Free)

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my partly Irish husband, I…

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my partly Irish husband, I hope you enjoy this gluten free Irish coffee recipe. Though Irish coffee is traditionally served with Irish whiskey, per the 2014 interim labeling rules, alcohol made from gluten grains should not be labeled gluten free. In addition, traditionally, Irish coffee is topped with either cream on or softened whipped cream. I chose a stiff whipped cream, instead, as I believe it makes for a nicer presentation. Happy St. Patty’s Day to you all! (clink!)