Gluten Free Pesto Mashed Potatoes

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A month or so ago, I went to an Italian restaurant where I was served pesto mashed potatoes and it was one of those hitting my forehead type of moments, “Why didn’t I ever think of that?” They were fantastic, but lacking in butter. Perhaps they used olive oil only. They had just a hint of garlic and basil, not overbearing as you may expect. It didn’t taste like pesto pasta, nor garlic mashed potatoes, but a unique, flavorful mashed potato. I was able to duplicate the recipe, and wanted to share it with you, though my version has more butter than theirs. Rich, decadent and creamy! They were so good that I forgot to take a photo of them when first made. See my left-overs in the below photo. Enjoy. Continue reading “Gluten Free Pesto Mashed Potatoes”

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies Using Pan Mold

Homemade Gluten Free Shortbread Christmas Cookies

I used my gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe for these gluten free Christmas cookies. I used a cookie form pan that I purchased at my local grocery store, Von’s. They are very simple to make and the icing contains almond extract versus vanilla extract which gives the cookie icing, also gluten-free, more of a whiter color and compliments the almond flour, as well.  I chose not to use colored icing, as I was going for a classy look. I hope you enjoy this gluten free Christmas cookies recipe, as well as the holidays! Continue reading “Gluten Free Christmas Cookies Using Pan Mold”

Gluten Free Teriyaki Steak

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This gluten free teriyaki steak can be made with or without pineapple, but the pineapple makes a very nice compliment to the sweet and salty teriyaki sauce. Because it is grilled in the same pan the steak is, it tends not to be very sweet, but just lends a hint of sweetness. Serve over rice or just with a vegetable if you are a low-carber. This recipe is very easy to make which makes it a perfect dish for guests so you can enjoy their company! Continue reading “Gluten Free Teriyaki Steak”

Raw Banana Ice Cream

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There is a YouTube video on how to make raw banana ice cream with a juicer. You just remove the skin from bananas; freeze the bananas, whole; remove the filter or screen from your juicer; feed them through and voila! – You have soft serve banana ice cream.  However, what does one do if they do not have a juicer? You can even make ice cream without an ice cream maker and both without a juicer. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, raw, refined sugar-free and sugar-free, as it is naturally sweetened. Enjoy this healthy treat!

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Gluten Free Artichoke Dip made with Greek Yogurt

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We are taking some family members out for dinner tomorrow night, but wanted to serve an hors d’oeuvre before we leave for dinner. I needed to satisfy a gluten-free diet as well as a regular diet. I wanted to make a spinach dip, but wanted to use what I had in the house. Ah-hah! I had a can of artichoke hearts.That would do! It taste very yummy and it hasn’t even cooled yet. Give it a try! Continue reading “Gluten Free Artichoke Dip made with Greek Yogurt”

Baked French Fry Recipe

Low Fat Baked French Fries

Let’s face it french fries that have been deep fried are high in calories. If you’d like a french fry lower in fat and calories just bake them. I’m all for low fat french fries! I recently purchased a Nonstick French Fry Baking Pan which allows the heat to rise from the bottom through holes in the pan, allowing browning to occur on both sides. A little olive oil spray makes them taste like regular french fries.  Continue reading “Baked French Fry Recipe”

Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes

Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese

Who doesn’t like au gratin potatoes, right? You can make this dish with milk, cream, half & half, a combination thereof, or a milk substitute. If you’re dairy free you can use a cheese substitute. For vegan or dairy-free use a cheese and milk substitute. This gluten free au gratin potatoes recipe is made without any flour at all. Enjoy!

Update:  my new favorite I’ll gratin potato recipe is this Fast Baking au Gratin Potatoes using smoked Gouda cheese. Continue reading “Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes”

Potato Frittata with Pepperoni

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Frittata is typically an Italian recipe, but you can make any type of frittata you wish. Frittata is similar to a quiche without the crust. This particular potato frittata is very satisfying, and very flavorful with the added pepperoni. Kids love the idea of a pizza pie, but frittata is an adult favorite, as well. You can substitute other sausages for this recipe. There are ways of lowering the fat and sodium content, which I discuss in this article. Frittata recipes make an inexpensive Sunday brunch or dinner along with a vegetable or salad. Continue reading “Potato Frittata with Pepperoni”