Gluten Free Oat Milk Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk

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While you can purchase oat milk in your local grocery store, the oats used in that milk is most likely not gluten free. Due to oats growing in fields adjacent to gluten crops and multiple other reasons, regular oats can contain up to 10% gluten. You can make your own gluten free oat milk at home. It’s easy and less expensive. I notice a quart of organic oat milk costs $3.49 at my local grocery store. You may not be able to find organic oats, but you can make a quart and  half for a little over $1.00; and it won’t contain any gum. You can also control its protein and sugar levels depending upon how many oats and the type of sweetener you use. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Oat Milk Recipe”

Gluten Free Finger Sandwiches – Cucumber Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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This wonderful gluten free finger sandwich recipe idea was contributed from Allison Windfahl, author of The Gluten Free Fat Loss Plan. Roasted red pepper hummus is one of my favorite dips! To have another red pepper hummus recipe idea is just grand! Allison did not include a recipe for the actual hummus, however one can easily be found on the Internet. Just make sure you use a tahini sauce that is pure sesame paste, without any gluten ingredients, if you using that in your recipe. And if your digestive system is not up for beans, you’ll have to try this Red Pepper Hummus Recipe (Bean-Free) recipe from Ani Phyo, raw food author. Thank you so much, Allison, for this great idea! It looks and sound delicious! Continue reading “Gluten Free Finger Sandwiches – Cucumber Roasted Red Pepper Hummus”

Whole Grain Gluten Free Bagels

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This is my second attempt at gluten free bagels. My first attempt was a huge flop. This one has the perfect texture! I used Pamela’s products bread mix ingredient list as a base, and just judged the amounts. I began with a 3 cup flour mixture, but ended up needing a little more starch, so added a bit of potato starch. My husband loved them, and he’s not gluten-free. Next time I make this I’ll work on adding more a shine to them, as they are a bit flat in that area. In addition, I will change the flours a bit, as they are just a little grainy, not much after they cool, though. I’ll give the superfine rice flours a try. If you try it before I do, please update us all by leaving a comment below. Meanwhile, if you haven’t had bagels in awhile, you’ll definitely appreciate these gluten free bagels. Continue reading “Whole Grain Gluten Free Bagels”

5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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While watching Diners Drive-ins and Dives I heard the words “5 Cheese Easy Grilled Cheese Sandwich”. Ah, it seems like I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in ages, not to mention a gluten free grilled cheese sandwich. My husband calls this sandwich The Widow Maker (high fat, high cholesterol, high sodium) though he ate half my sandwich, after stating he was only going to have a couple of bites. I say everything in moderation. Time for lunch or a midnight snack? Check out this recipe and make you and your family some easy gluten free sandwiches and eat at your own risk! It’s super crunchy! Continue reading “5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

Yeast-Free Gluten Free Flatbread (Contains Yogurt)

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While watching the Paula Deen Show, I saw her grilling some flatbread, made from a homemade dough. I just had to create a gluten free flatbread recipe and give it a go, myself! My Facebook survey resulted in majority people wanting a yeast-free gluten free recipe and preferred baked (soft), rather than grilled (crispy). So, that is exactly what I created! I was so excited how beautiful it looked, but it tasted just as good! The bread varies in height between 1″ to 1 1/2″. You can use this gluten free flatbread for sandwiches and it makes a great replacement for sourdough bread at the dinner table. You can dip it in olive oil and balsamic. I made sandwiches for dinner with chicken breasts, grilled onion and bell pepper (hubby had cheese, too) and created a balsamic dressing to coat the inside of the bread. I wanted to add avocado, but it would have been just too high for me. It was delish! – my new fave! Enjoy!

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Basil Almond Gluten Free Pesto Sauce

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My father is visiting us and he’s 100% Italian. I just had to make him some of my famous gluten free pesto sauce! The most delicious pesto sauce I have ever made contained blanched, slivered almonds instead of pine nuts. Since I had about 2 tablespoons of pine nuts left, I used them up by substituting them for 2 tablespoons of almonds. Dad loved it, even went back for seconds! Perhaps not the healthiest meal for someone in their 90s, but hey, he’s on vacation, and the garlic is extremely healthy! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

UPDATE: I’ve since made this recipe using all almonds and it was just as delicious, if not more! Continue reading “Basil Almond Gluten Free Pesto Sauce”

Gluten-Free Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Gluten-free Grilled Basil Cheese Sandwich

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Mid business taxes, and in a rush for a quick lunch I popped my head in the frig for a quick gluten-free sandwich and saw some cheddar cheese. I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in a couple of years, but just didn’t want a plain one, but one more on the style of California cuisine. I pictured sautéed onion and roasted peppers, but no time for that! I decided to spread my bread with some basil paste and layer each slice with cheddar cheese and plop it in the frying pan. Great and fast! I loved it, but did miss the sautéed veggies! Just remember, a gluten-free grilled cheese sandwich doesn’t have to be plain. Add any of your faves, including meat, such as chicken, bacon, etc. If you’re in a rush, this one is sure to please!
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Savory Gluten Free Chicken Salad on Rudi’s Bread

Gluten-free Savory Chicken Salad

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I was out of town and running low on my Udi’s gluten-free sandwich bread.  I wanted to pick some up while I was out, just in case. I went to Whole Foods in Napa, California and could not find Udi’s bread, but many other brands I lifted each one, looking for a light-weight bread like Udi’s, but they were all heavy, until…I found Rudi’s gluten-free bread! I thought, “Oh my! This is light!” I ended up not using it, but placed it in my sister’s freezer and brought it home with me. I was still using my Udi’s bread, until I realized I had not yet tried the Rudi’s bread. Wow! The texture is just like regular white bread! See the photo below for yourself. This made a great savory chicken salad sandwich.

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Gluten Free Tuna Melt

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I have never had a tuna melt before, but decided I could make a gluten-free tuna melt without cheese!  Of course, you can add cheese, if you desire. I wanted to add fish to my diet. I really do not like fish very much. I suppose there is a little child still left in me! Tuna melts are a great way to disguise the taste of fish, which may be a great way of getting kids to eat tuna that do not. Continue reading “Gluten Free Tuna Melt”

Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe

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I usually prefer chicken breasts, in gluten free chicken salad sandwiches, but I had a little left over dark meat chicken on hand, and because it was dark meat every time I looked at it, it reminded me of turkey. I then began to crave one of my old favorites, turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce sandwiches, which I have not had in years. But I usually like to eat a bit lighter than that for lunch, especially with all the appetizers I tested recently. Greek yogurt makes a great low-fat substitute for cream cheese, as well as mayonnaise, in sandwiches. Since I had dried cranberries on hand makes this recipe came close to my old favorite, but I added in a little feta cheese, which wasn’t really noticeable, but added flavor. A little added celery, walnuts and a touch of agave syrup did the trick! Get creative and make your own adjustments to this easy recipe. Perhaps some onion. What will you use? Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe”