Gluten Free Blackberry Sauce for Ice Cream and More

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My father came for a visit recently and he just loves homemade vanilla ice cream. I only like vanilla if has a topping, though. So, I had some fresh blackberries that were not very sweet. I sweetened them up a tiny bit by making an ice cream topping. It is made with fresh blackberries, a little organic blueberry fruit spread and agave syrup. It is not very sweet, but the fruity flavor combined with the sweetness of the ice cream is just perfect. I enjoyed it, as did my other guests. Continue reading “Gluten Free Blackberry Sauce for Ice Cream and More”

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Gluten Free Watermelon Smoothie

The other day I was watching the Paula Deen show and she made water melon coolers. I happened to have had a huge watermelon that I had planned on using when I had company, but didn’t. Making a watermelon smoothie was a perfect way to consume the watermelon fast and watermelon is a great diuretic. I am allergic to citrus so I skipped the lemon juice, but wish I could have used it. But even without the lemon juice, these are

great! And if you choose to add Greek yogurt, it will assist those with candida, though they should avoiding sugary drink. Paula used watermelon, lemon juice and a big scoop of lemon sorbet. Lemon juice is also a great diuretic. I don’t recall her portion sizes on ingredients, but you can’t go wrong with this smoothie recipe, as it is very forgiving. I used Greek yogurt and pineapple juice, but you can use just about anything creamy with any juice you wish. Suggestions for creaminess are: vanilla ice cream, flavored yogurt, whipping cream, etc. All you need is a blender. Enjoy this refreshing watermelon smoothie! You can even make popsicles or other gluten free beverages and cocktails! Continue reading “Watermelon Smoothie Recipe”

Gluten Free Vegan Zucchini Mango Soup

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Looking for delicious¬†gluten free soup recipes? I harvested my first round zucchini (photo below) this week and decided to use it to test a new mango soup recipe. You are sure to see more zucchini recipes in the near future because my plants are growing like crazy! You can serve this soup warm or cold. This is recipe is great way to use up any produce you have that may soon spoil or wilt. My original intention was to only use vegetables and one fruit, but I was awfully hungry while making it and decided to toss in a potato and am glad that I did. It was very tasty and satisfying! Continue reading “Gluten Free Vegan Zucchini Mango Soup”

Dairy Free Sherbet – Ice Cream – Mango and Almond

Dairy Free Mango Sherbet

This recipe is dairy free. I had a nice ripe mango waiting for me, but I was in the mood something more creamy. The raw almond milk ice cream that I made with avocado came out wonderful, but raw almond milk ice cream with mango is very refreshing and so healthy, too! I wasn’t sure to call it dairy free sherbet or ice cream, but it tastes great! Next time I am definitely skipping the sweetener and adding bananas! Continue reading “Dairy Free Sherbet – Ice Cream – Mango and Almond”

Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix

Gluten Free Coffee Cake

I was sent a couple of items from Namaste Foods to sample. The one I recently tried was their Biscuits, Pie Crust and More! Flour Blend which also makes dumplings, shortcake and coffee cake. The package had several recipes including an orange cranberry coffee cake recipe. Unfortunately, I am allergic to citrus and had to substitute the orange juice for applesauce and added more cinnamon (yum!) – very moist! I have included my recipe along with the recommended ingredients and instructions (see “versus…”). I recommend this mix, as it is close to Bisquick and I bet will make some very good recipes besides this one. I can’t wait to try the pie crust! The coffee cake rose beautifully, even with all of that heavy applesauce! This recipe is gluten-free, casein free, (egg-free if you use an egg substitute), and (nut free, if you skip the walnuts on top). Continue reading “Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix”

Low Sodium Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe

Gluten-Free Soft Corn Tortillas

I was just shocked to find that the gluten free tortilla mix I had purchased online was overloaded with sodium. I decided to create my own gluten free tortilla recipe. Making fajita sized tortilla from the mix had 640 mg of sodium. Are they trying to kill us? The low carb tortillas I used to purchase had over 300 mg and I found that too high. Using sea salt makes it healthier, but for myself, sea salt still causes me to retain water. The mix I had purchased also contained lard. I know that many people advocate cooking with natural animal fat, but I prefer to watch my fat intake as well as calories. I was determined to create a recipe similar to the mixture I had purchased and do so successfully today! Many people online seem to have a problem finding a decent recipe, therefore, I am pretty darn proud of myself, as this was my first attempt and it was an experimental recipe.

I NO LONGER USE THIS RECIPE. TRY ONE OF MY NEWER RECIPES IN THE GLUTEN FREE TORTILLA RECIPES CATEGORY.

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Chicken Tostada Over Rice Recipe

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A while back I had made some chicken, tostada style. My husband eats gluten and he had some tortillas, but I was out my homemade gluten free tortillas. I happened to have some left over rice in the frig and voila! – an easy gluten free dinner recipe. I wasn’t happy with the photo and never posted it, but thought it is best to share and you can make your dish look more attractive. I like to make this recipe nice and saucy, adding much more chicken broth than a regular tostada. You make your own broth when cooking the chicken, therefore, you save money, too! Continue reading “Chicken Tostada Over Rice Recipe”

Vegan Basil Rice Pilaf or Basil Fried Rice

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It was time to harvest some of my fresh basil. I already had made basil appetizers, but I needed more uses for basil. I had about a cup of left-over rice and thought, “A rice pilaf recipe!” I have made quite a few rice pilaf recipes which some I liked and others I really didn’t. This one tasted amazing! It is also very easy and fast to make. The one thing I did different this time is to not use a chicken or beef broth, which makes this a vegan rice pilaf recipe. Instead, I added additional extra virgin olive oil. You can make a meal of it by adding egg for protein, if you are not on a vegan diet. You will see photos of both versions below. This is a must try! Continue reading “Vegan Basil Rice Pilaf or Basil Fried Rice”