Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Bake onion rings for those you love! If you have about 45 to 60 minutes, you must try these crunchy, baked gluten free onion rings. I not only bread them in¬†gluten free breadcrumbs, but I enjoy adding Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Seasonings are optional, though. The method of this recipe is so successful at creating crunchy onion rings, that you’ll swear they are deep-fried. If you do prefer fried onion rings, see Chef Robert Landolphi’s Tri-Spiced Onion Rings and Dipping Sauce Recipes. They’re super!¬† Continue reading “Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings”

Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

I created¬†this gluten free chocolate cake recipe with coconut flour when I received a sample of CooKoo for Coconut Organic Flour.¬†My first thought was that one sure way to think healthy and¬†skinny is to increase the fiber in your diet and consume healthier fats. Coconut flour is the perfect way to do both. A matter of fact, when you bake with coconut flour it is so packed with fiber, it acts like a sponge and absorbs much of the liquid. Therefore, you cannot substitute it cup for cup with gluten free all-purpose flour, but you can definitely replace up to 50% with little adjustments, and less with no adjustments at all. Continue reading “Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake”

Sweet & Spicy Chilled Chicken Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps

Gluten Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce

If your new year’s resolution was to start a low-calorie or low-fat diet, this addictive, gluten free chicken lettuce wrap recipe is perfect to add to your recipe repertoire. Just realize that this is not low in carbs as the sweet chili sauce is¬†high in carbs (contains sugar). You can serve the filling warm or chilled. Using leftover chicken and bottled sauce makes this recipe so fast and easy! Enjoy. Continue reading “Sweet & Spicy Chilled Chicken Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps”

En Papillote: Cooking in Parchment Paper Without Oil

Fish and Vegetables Cooked Using the Papillote Method

The summer season is almost over. Now it’s time to lose a few¬†pounds before the holidays hit us hard (at least for me). En papillote is a method of cooking that omits oil and other fats such as butter. Instead, you steam-bake the items, seasonings, and if desired, a small amount of broth or wine, in parchment paper. (Aluminum foil is avoided as it can leach into your food.) The natural juices of poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit entwine and develop amazing flavor without oil or fat. You can steam-bake vegetables by themselves, too. Be sure to read the “Tips” section below to find out how to make my favorite en papillote chicken recipe.

En papillote cooking is so easy, you have to try it once and you’ll be hooked! It can turn pungent fish such as mackerel into a delightful and healthful dish. You can even make low-carb dishes by substituting starch (rice, potatoes, pasta and bread) for additional veggies.

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