Gluten Free Vegan Zucchini Mango Soup

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Looking for delicious gluten free soup recipes? I harvested my first round zucchini (photo below) this week and decided to use it to test a new mango soup recipe. You are sure to see more zucchini recipes in the near future because my plants are growing like crazy! You can serve this soup warm or cold. This is recipe is great way to use up any produce you have that may soon spoil or wilt. My original intention was to only use vegetables and one fruit, but I was awfully hungry while making it and decided to toss in a potato and am glad that I did. It was very tasty and satisfying! Continue reading “Gluten Free Vegan Zucchini Mango Soup”

Fast and Easy Homemade Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Pickle Recipe – Zero Sodium!

Sweet and Spicy Gluten Free Pickles

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I have been wanting to make some homemade pickles, which is something I have never done before, when I saw a bag of mini pickles at Costco the other day. I just had to have them! I created an easy pickle recipe that you can either spice up or not with red pepper flakes to your liking, as well as adjust the sweetness. Since our grandkids were visiting this week I was in a hurry and wanted a fast recipe so I opted to make sliced pickles instead of leaving those adorable little things whole. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Continue reading “Fast and Easy Homemade Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Pickle Recipe – Zero Sodium!”

Low Sodium Southern Red Beans and Rice Recipe

New Orleans Southern Red Beans and Rice

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My mother made a few southern dishes that were family favorites. It’s been years since I made my mom’s red beans and rice recipe, but this time I changed things around, making it lower in sodium and by adding a little kick to heat it up a little. With or without heat, these beans are very flavorful. My mother use to always make them using a ham bone with lots of meat left on it. When not available she would use a ham hock, but didn’t like the additional fat, and I agree. To lessen the sodium content, I used very lean, very thin pork chops cut into bite sized pieces. When I tasted it, I could have sworn it was ham without all the salt! If you on a low sodium diet use the chops; if not use a ham bone if you can find one. Enjoy this southern dish, as I have for many decades. Continue reading “Low Sodium Southern Red Beans and Rice Recipe”

Authentic Italian Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Bolognese Sauce)

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My gluten free spaghetti sauce recipe is a bit of a modern version of the authentic Italian spaghetti sauce that my Sicilian grandmother used to make. I have included both the authentic ingredients as well as a few shortcuts I take. I sometimes use dried parsley, canned mushrooms, etc. You can use all fresh ingredients or opt to take the shortcuts, but they both taste wonderful. Continue reading “Authentic Italian Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Bolognese Sauce)”

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

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My husband’s favorite is chicken parmesan or veal parmesan. If you pound chicken breasts into thinner pieces it tastes just like veal parmesan. You can make small serving sizes or very large ones, whichever you wish. Serve it along side some gluten free pasta with sauce; add a salad; and you’ll have yourself a feast without a gluten hang-over! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan”

Apple Corn Cake and Stewed Blueberries – like a soft polenta cake

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I was watching Chef Emeril Lagasse on The Martha Stewart’s Show and he had my mouth watering when he made a corn cake, similar to a polenta cake, often made in restaurants as a side dish, topped with stewed cherries. I was determined to make my own gluten free version, but healthier. I made it with blueberries; without refined sugar, and sweetened it with applesauce and a tiny bit of agave syrup; used one less egg and added applesauce instead of sugar and lemon zest, making it like a bread pudding. Continue reading “Apple Corn Cake and Stewed Blueberries – like a soft polenta cake”

Thin Gluten Free Pizza Crust that tastes good!

Gluten Free Pizza Slice with Thin Crust

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After surveying a few people yesterday, it seems that one of the popular gluten-free items is pizza. I have only tried creating a gluten free pizza crust recipe once before, but it did not turn out well. Well, today my husband, who eats gluten, says I have successfully made a great gluten free pizza crust. Yeah!!! He’s my taster. If he likes something gluten free then I know I’ve done well. Continue reading “Thin Gluten Free Pizza Crust that tastes good!”

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!

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I was watching Paula Deen the other day and her son was on her show and made stuffed strawberries with cream cheese and powdered sugar. I made them, too, as a gluten free sugar-free recipe! I can’t think of anything that I would enjoy more on a hot summer day, and did! I had so much fun testing this recipe using different sweeteners. I didn’t care for them with agave but enjoyed them with powdered sugar and stevia. Surprisingly, I liked these strawberries better with stevia. I hope you enjoy these, too! Continue reading “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!”