Watermelon Stars

Watermelon Cut-Out of in Shape of a Star

This is such an easy and fast gluten free dessert to make! Frost bottom edges with sweetened whipped cream, white frosting, or cream cheese frosting (all recipes below). You can also use canned whipped cream. If desired, add blue food coloring to frosting for decorative stars or leave white. I like to use natural food coloring made by Select Tea. It’s gluten-free and vegan. I left mine white. Adding a single blueberry on top and/or one in the middle of each decoration at the bottom brings color to this dessert. If you’d like, you can frost the entire top of the star and add multiple blueberries and/or other red berries, and skip the decorative frosting, or do both. This recipe can be made low-carb using sugar substitutes. This definitely makes a great 4th of July desserts, and definitely a conversation piece! Happy 4th of July to everyone in the U.S.! Continue reading “Watermelon Stars”

Gluten Free Chicken Shirataki Noodle Salad in Lettuce Cups

Gluten-Free Asian Chicken Noodle Lettuce Cups

If you’re looking for a light, quick, yet elegant meal, look no further! Shiratiki noodles contain very little carbs, therefore, this is great for a gluten-free low-carb diet, and those with diabetes. I needed a meal in 30 minutes or less, therefore, I did not marinate the chicken, but should I have had time, I definitely would have, though calories are saved by not doing so. I’ve added how to marinate the chicken at bottom of this page. You can add vegetables to this recipe such as green bell pepper or parboiled carrots, etc., and saute them along with the chicken. This is a gluten free recipe that I would serve anyone – gluten-free dieter or not! This is my favorite out of all of my shirataki noodle recipes. The other is used in a soup. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Shirataki Noodle Salad in Lettuce Cups”

Gluten Free Frittata Muffins

Gluten-free Frittata Minis

Frittata is naturally gluten-free, depending upon the filling. These little muffins are ideal because you can make them healthy, vegetarian, cheesy and more! They would be great to make over the weekend so that you can have breakfast ready for you before you head on out the door on weekday mornings. In addition, they make a wonderful and attractive dish for your guests, whether it is breakfast, brunch or lunch! If you have a mini muffin pan you can even make adorable appetizers! Whether low-carb or low-sodium, they definitely can be made gluten-free! Continue reading “Gluten Free Frittata Muffins”

Gluten Free Curried Grilled Halibut

Dr. Claudia Pillow provides us with this healthy recipe for grilled halibut which calls for curry, and explains the health benefits of this little wonder spice.

Curry powder contains turmeric. In India, turmeric is promoted as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy and is said to produce fewer side effects than commonly used pain relievers. Some practitioners prescribe turmeric to relieve inflammation caused by lupus, arthritis, muscle sprains, swelling, and pain caused by injuries or surgical incisions. It is also promoted as a treatment for rheumatism and as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds. In addition, turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin, which has been found to hinder the growth of mutated cells associated with cancer of the breast, skin, and colon, as well as lymphoma. Curcumin can kill cancer cells in laboratory tests and also has been found to shrink animal cancer tumors (1). Continue reading “Gluten Free Curried Grilled Halibut”

Shirataki Noodle Soup

Shirataki Soup

Shirataki noodles (aka Shirataki Yam Noodles) are considered miracle noodles, as they are gluten-free, calorie-free and contain very little carbohydrates! They contain much glucomannan (soluble) fiber which is nature’s riches source of fiber.  Soluble fiber is suggested for prevention and alleviation of IBS symptoms. Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese Konjac plant. They make the noodles plain or with tofu. Tofu is supposed to have a closer texture to regular pasta, but is soy based, therefore, I use the plain.  You can throw together a quick soup made with shiratki noodles and whatever else you have on hand. This soup makes a great light lunch! You can use whatever meat you desire. I used grilled chicken breast. Below you will find a brand of gluten-free tamari (soy) sauce and a non-soy based substitute.  In addition, I included a soy sauce substitute recipe!  This is one of my favorite low-calorie gluten free soup recipes. Enjoy! Continue reading “Shirataki Noodle Soup”