Remember those pink Hostess Snoballs? They were made of chocolate cake with a creamy and spongy marshmallow filling. That same spongey white filling was on the outside as well. Then, the entire thing was covered in pink coconut. This gluten free snowball cake is made the same but with natural food coloring. You don’t need a special pan to make this delicious cake, just two round cake pans, and a large bowl.
When the craving for buffalo wings strikes and you have no chicken wings on hand, make this amazing gluten free buffalo cornbread instead. Its cake-like texture makes it a great snack or dessert as well as a side dish with your main meal. I’m thinking of serving them with chili, chicken, pork chops, and more. No mixer needed. Enjoy! We are absolutely addicted to these! (And I’m not usually a big cornbread fan.)
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.
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.
Make this easy pickled red onions recipe either tangy or sweet or both. Adjust it as you desire. You can’t go wrong because included with the recipe is a way of fixing anything you don’t like. Serve the pickled red onions on chili (tomato-free chili cheese dogs as shown), with chicken salad or egg salad sandwiches, on salads and hot dogs, and more.
Now is a good time to boost your immune system by using organic or cold-pressed coconut oil in your cooking and baking. Learn how to tone down coconut flavor in your baking. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, as was my husband, when you taste these gluten free dairy free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. More importantly, you’ll learn a little secret about baking with coconut oil that will dramatically improve the texture of your baked goods.
When you want to quickly make a flavorful Asian-style vegetable, reach for snow peas. This sesame snow peas recipe is not only fast to make but tastes delicious. They are perfectly paired with Chinese food such as Potstickers, Fried Rice, and Egg Rolls as well as plain chicken or pork.
When you want rich dairy free chocolate ice cream, this Death by Chocolate ice cream is a winner. No one would know it is dairy free. There is no coconut flavor; however, you can omit the coconut milk altogether. Enjoy ice cream again!
Building up your immune system has never been more important. While Gluten Free Desserts are comforting during this stressful time, don’t forget to add colorful vegetables to your diet like roasted beets. Colorful veggies help fight viruses because they’re packed with antioxidants. Roasted beets often taste like roasted potatoes. Check how a great way to season them!
I had about one cup of leftover riced potatoes from making Gluten Free Dairy-Free Blueberry Rolls. So, I used them up by making these easy gluten free potato pancakes. You can serve them as a side with dinner, with dinner, with soup for lunch, or for breakfast. Enjoy!