Savory Fruit Salad: Mango and Dried Cherry

Gluten-free Mango Fruit Salad

Of course this fruit salad is gluten free, but it does not take special ingredients to make this recipe. It is fast to make, yet elegant to serve, with proper garnishes. October is mango season where I live in California. Perhaps the season is different where you are. Mangos tend to be overlooked during the fall, as many of our favorite fruits go out of season. I love the fall color of mangos, as well as their flavor. I hope you, and possibly your guests, enjoy this savory fruit salad recipe. My husband is not big on fruit salad, but he really enjoyed this one (probably because of the cherries!) Have fun and enjoy! Continue reading “Savory Fruit Salad: Mango and Dried Cherry”

Walnut Cranberry Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten-free Granola Bar

You may have already seen my other Gluten Free Granola Bars recipe made with chocolate chips. This one we tweaked a bit by adding more walnuts along with the almonds.  ou can use any nuts you like, but using at least one soft nut is helpful for this recipe. For those who cannot tolerate oats, these are perfect. Homemade granola bars are one of our family favorites. I hope you enjoy it, too! Continue reading “Walnut Cranberry Gluten Free Granola Bars”

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! Continue reading “Raw Banana Ice Cream”

Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

I am trying to cut dairy out of my diet a little bit at a time but miss my rich chocolate ice cream recipe. It’s one of my husband’s favorites, too. I have created several almond milk ice cream recipes, but today I incorporated the raw almond milk recipe into this dairy-free, gluten free, raw chocolate ice cream recipe and made it richer and creamier. It is high in protein compared to regular ice cream. You can make this recipe by using almonds or a lower protein version that is nut-free. I knew I had duplicated my dairy version perfectly once I saw the same consistency before it was frozen in the ice cream maker, just like homemade pudding before it sets in the refrigerator! Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Ice Cream”

Gluten Free Beef Stew and Brown Gravy

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Beef stew is a family classic, but if you are gluten-free you may not know how to thicken the gravy in gluten free beef stew, like you used to do it with all-purpose flour.  Take a peek at this very easy, tasty recipe that you can cook in large portions and freeze for those busy days or drop-in guests.  It’s fork tender!  You can use the meat for just about anything: beef stew, shredded beef tacos or enchiladas and more!  One of my family’s fave!  Yum Continue reading “Gluten Free Beef Stew and Brown Gravy”

Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce

Instead of using bottled sauce for my ribs I created a barbecue sauce recipe using agave syrup which is lower on the glycemic index. I used to make my mother’s old recipe, but she used brown sugar and ketchup. I adapted my mother’s recipe, but instead of using ketchup which is also full of sugar and salt, I used tomato paste. If you want a lower sodium sauce you can use low-sodium tomato paste. I added hickory smoke which gives it a great barbecue taste. I hope my husband enjoys this and you, too! Continue reading “Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe”

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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I love soup, but out of all my gluten free soup recipes this has to be my new fave! In an attempt to eat healthier I have been purchasing produce that I have either never purchased before or seldom do. I purchased a butternut squash and decided to make this gluten free butternut squash apple soup. The traditional butternut squash recipes just did not appeal to me. I decided to add a bit of apple to sweeten it. Below you will find my butternut squash and apple soup recipe. It is low in sodium. And don’t forget to check out the link below to all of our gluten free soup recipes! Continue reading “Gluten Free Butternut Squash Apple Soup”

Gluten Free Raw Fudge

Gluten Free Raw Fudge

After watching this video recipe on Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake I have been wanting to try it. Unfortunately, I had no avocado for the frosting, nor raspberries for the filling. Darn! I tried a different spin on things and made a smaller portion of what I really would like to call “guilt-free” raw fudge. This raw fudge makes a great dessert, as well as a snack, and is also low-sodium, low-fat, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free dessert. And healthy, too! Continue reading “Gluten Free Raw Fudge”