Cream of Millet Bowl

Cream of Millet

With all of the health benefits of millet, along with its creaminess, it surely makes a wonderful gluten free hot cereal. Cream of millet is surprisingly a favorite in the creamed cereal category, once you try it and flavor it properly. It makes a great cream of wheat substitute. You may prefer it over even over oat meal.

This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover millet flour or grind your own millet grains.

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Homemade Chicken Stock From a Whole Chicken Carcass or Bones

Homemade Chicken Stock

If you’re like me, you may run into a lack of chicken parts at your local stores and you may resort to purchasing a whole chicken. If you do, after you cut up your chicken, don’t throw away that carcass! Make this amazing homemade chicken stock using the leftovers. Also, you can repurpose those overcooked veggies from your stock as well.

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Refried Black Beans Using Canned Whole Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Using canned whole black beans, you can make the most delicious refried black beans. Black beans are very nutritious as they are high in protein. You get 8 grams of protein in just 1/2 cup of beans. Add in another protein like beef or chicken, and you’ve created a whole protein (a protein that contains all of the amino acids a body needs.) You’ll also get 9 whole grams of fiber in that 1/2 cup. The following recipe for refried black beans is so delicious, you’ll want to make a large batch and freeze some for future use.

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe – Dairy-Free

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Fresh Mint Ice Cream

If you have a bunch of fresh mint on hand and want a great way to use it, this dairy-free fresh mint ice cream is the way to go. I had a lot of mint leftover from making mint juleps (recipe coming soon) and knew making this ice cream would be a treat for my husband. He didn’t even notice that it was dairy-free. It’s that good. You can also make it with dairy. Just choose those options in the ingredient list.

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Caramelized Red Onions with Balsamic Vinegar or Red Wine

Caramelized Red Onions with Balsamic or Red Wine

Using balsamic vinegar, you can make these delicious and sweet caramelized onions though you can use merlot (as I did – as shown) or other red wine. I call my version Merlot Caramelized Onions. It really depends on your tastes and how you will be using them. Use vinegar if you prefer a little tang. It doesn’t have to be balsamic. You can even do a little both and use red wine vinegar. Both versions are great with steak, chicken, or even mixed with vegetables. I would even add a few to top a salad.

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Dairy Free Parmesan Cheese Recipe – Vegan Cheeze

Faux Parmesan Cheese

If you are on a dairy free diet or just don’t have any Parmesan cheese on hand, this dairy free Parmesan cheese recipe will get you by just fine. It’s a little salty, a little cheesy, and just right for a Parmesan substitute. I’m sure you’ll love it. I like it better than Parmesan! It makes the perfect garnish or flavor enhancer.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips + Walnuts

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Joanna Gaines, the former costar of the Fixer Upper TV show, made a similar cookie recipe last week on Good Morning America. I just had to have them because they sounded and looked so good. You will love these gluten free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. It’s like three cookies in one. Before I ever made them, my husband said, “They’re just going to be missing raisins!” (He’s a huge raisin oatmeal cookie fan.) These cookies contain both chocolate and peanut butter chips as well as oats. They’re our new favorite cookie!

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