Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Non-fat Berry Sherbet with Greek Yogurt

Sugar Free Berry Sherbet

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Summer is almost upon us and who won’t be craving something icy and cool like a berry sherbet? This recipe is so easy to adapt to your diet needs. You can increase the Greek yogurt or use non-fat, low-fat or full fat. You can add more stevia or not. You can even substitute the Greek yogurt for additional water and turn this into a sugar-free berry sorbet. This is a great non-fat dessert. Have some fun making your own sugar free berry sherbet with Greek yogurt today! Continue reading “Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Non-fat Berry Sherbet with Greek Yogurt”

Gluten Free Pastry Recipe: Apple or Desired Filling

Gluten Free Apple Pastry - Sugar Sprinkled

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I like baking with red apples as it allows me to use less sugar in a recipe. I created a gluten free pastry recipe with red apples versus green. You can use any apples you desire and adjust the sugar content accordingly. I used my gluten free old cream puff shell recipe but made the shells more shallow. You can fill these pastries with anything you desire: homemade fruit fillings, custard, Comstock pie fillings, and more. Bon Appetité! Continue reading “Gluten Free Pastry Recipe: Apple or Desired Filling”

Dairy Free Sherbet – Ice Cream – Mango and Almond

Dairy Free Mango Sherbet

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This recipe is dairy free. I had a nice ripe mango waiting for me, but I was in the mood something more creamy. The raw almond milk ice cream that I made with avocado came out wonderful, but raw almond milk ice cream with mango is very refreshing and so healthy, too! I wasn’t sure to call it dairy free sherbet or ice cream, but it tastes great! Next time I am definitely skipping the sweetener and adding bananas! Continue reading “Dairy Free Sherbet – Ice Cream – Mango and Almond”

Gluten Free Pound Cake

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One of my Facebook friends requested a recipe for a gluten free pound cake. This recipe is my first attempt. I love pound cake and have not made one or tasted one in years. It rose perfectly. It turned out just a tad grainy (not as bad once it cools) because I had added 1/4 cup brown rice flour. Rice flour tends to be grainy. I have substituted the brown rice flour for additional tapioca flour in the recipe below. That should make it nice and starchy like a good pound cake (UPDATE: See feedback from a reader below.) I suggest to use regular white sugar instead of the organic evaporated sugar. It gives it a different taste. At 1 hour the cake was not done baking. I left it in for 10 minutes longer, but that was too long. Time got away from me. I suggested 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes total. At 1 hour and 10 minutes, it did not make the cake dry, but the outside was a little harder than I wanted. I fixed that by wrapping it in foil where the steam softened it right up. Not bad for attempt number one. My suggested changes are below. I was trying to go a little healthier, but it did not work as planned. This is a heavy pound cake, but oh so delicious! Enjoy. One reader surely did – “better than Starbuck’s!” Continue reading “Gluten Free Pound Cake”

Gluten Free Maple Rice Pudding Recipe

Maple Sweetened Gluten Free Rice Pudding

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I had quite a bit of leftover white rice and happened to see a restaurant featured on television that shared a portion of their ingredients for rice pudding except for one secret ingredient. And it is naturally gluten free. It looked as if it contained warm maple syrup; and the host of show said it tasted like french toast. I just had to try to make it. The original recipe did not use vanilla bean but I had to add some, as vanilla beans give it a wonderful flavor! I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating, and consuming it. Continue reading “Gluten Free Maple Rice Pudding Recipe”

Gluten Free Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping Recipe

Gluten Free Cheesecake Ganache

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It’s my hubby’s birthday, and he has requested a gluten free cheesecake. His favorite desserts are chocolate; therefore, I topped it with a chocolate topping (ganache), but it is optional. A cheesecake with a chocolate topping does not need to be very sweet. So, I cut back on the sugar in this cheesecake recipe. My guests love it! Continue reading “Gluten Free Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping Recipe”

Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix

Gluten Free Coffee Cake

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I was sent a couple of items from Namaste Foods to sample. The one I recently tried was their Biscuits, Pie Crust and More! Flour Blend which also makes dumplings, shortcake and coffee cake. The package had several recipes including an orange cranberry coffee cake recipe. Unfortunately, I am allergic to citrus and had to substitute the orange juice for applesauce and added more cinnamon (yum!) – very moist! I have included my recipe along with the recommended ingredients and instructions (see “versus…”). I recommend this mix, as it is close to Bisquick and I bet will make some very good recipes besides this one. I can’t wait to try the pie crust! The coffee cake rose beautifully, even with all of that heavy applesauce! This recipe is gluten-free, casein free, (egg-free if you use an egg substitute), and (nut free, if you skip the walnuts on top). Continue reading “Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix”

The Secret to a Good Salad – Plus Chipotle Tex Mex Dressing

Chopped Salad and Tex Mex Salad Dressing

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Summer time is almost here which calls for the need of multiple salad recipes. To make a successful chopped salad you want to use lots of color and make sure you use dry lettuce. You can use whatever you have on hand. I have listed some very colorful options below. I also included a very easy chipotle salad dressing (tex mex salad dressing, if you wish) to go with this chopped salad recipe, but of course you can use your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy! Continue reading “The Secret to a Good Salad – Plus Chipotle Tex Mex Dressing”

Gluten Free Balsamic Reduction – Balsamic Drizzle Recipe

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This balsamic glaze flavors and dresses up just about any every day dish, from meat to vegetables to potatoes and rice dishes. You can make a double batch and keep it on your kitchen counter for future uses. I do not like the idea of using sugar on a dinner dish, but when I have guests that are not on a restricted diet I make an exception by making a balsamic reduction. Perhaps you will give this balsamic drizzle a try, too. Enjoy! My guests do! Continue reading “Gluten Free Balsamic Reduction – Balsamic Drizzle Recipe”

Parmesan Beef Burgers Recipe – Gluten Free – Delicious!

Gluten-Free Beef Burgers with Balsamic

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Looking for a great beef burgers recipe? I have been eating dull hamburgers with or without cheese all of my life, 51 years, and thought it was time for a change! Okay, so I haven’t been eating them for a full 51 years, but that’s close enough. I’m not Celiac, therefore, cooking with gluten for my husband is not a problem. I was making him a gluten pizza tonight as an extra birthday present and did not want to really cook a big meal for myself. I knew I wanted to add some steak sauce or something. I decided to make a mini meatloaf with more of a steak sauce taste. I wanted something filing since I wasn’t going to be having bread or hamburger bun. I decided instead of adding gluten free oats, as some meatloaf recipes contain, but to hide the oatmeal by grinding into a flour first. I added just about anything I really liked with beef. Voila! – the best beef burgers recipe I have ever eaten! I ended up topping it off with a guacamole sauce. Yum! See both recipes below. Continue reading “Parmesan Beef Burgers Recipe – Gluten Free – Delicious!”