Fresh Basil Leaf Appetizers with a Kick

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With only three ingredients, this gluten free appetizer recipe is so easy to make, yet your guests will think you slaved in the kitchen all day. Like most green leafy vegetables, fresh basil is loaded with Vitamin K. The small and medium sized leaves make for a nice tender appetizer. Just remember to not pick the leaves of the plants that are mid flowering, as the leaves will be bitter. The plants that are flowering should be topped off. The flower makes a nice centerpiece on the serving dish. Continue reading “Fresh Basil Leaf Appetizers with a Kick”

Vegan Basil Rice Pilaf or Basil Fried Rice

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It was time to harvest some of my fresh basil. I already had made basil appetizers, but I needed more uses for basil. I had about a cup of left-over rice and thought, “A rice pilaf recipe!” I have made quite a few rice pilaf recipes which some I liked and others I really didn’t. This one tasted amazing! It is also very easy and fast to make. The one thing I did different this time is to not use a chicken or beef broth, which makes this a vegan rice pilaf recipe. Instead, I added additional extra virgin olive oil. You can make a meal of it by adding egg for protein, if you are not on a vegan diet. You will see photos of both versions below. This is a must try! Continue reading “Vegan Basil Rice Pilaf or Basil Fried Rice”

Quick Gluten Free Homemade Sausage Recipe for Pizza

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You will find this recipe for homemade sweet Italian sausage can be used on a homemade pizza crust or a store bought crust. Along with other toppings it makes the fixings for a great sausage pizza. I have added photos of the pizza that I made: gluten free sausage pizza without sauce.  I usually add sauteed onion and green bell pepper, but I was short on time. I still enjoyed it and think you will, too! Continue reading “Quick Gluten Free Homemade Sausage Recipe for Pizza”

Gluten Free Banana Fritters and Mango Fritters

Gluten Free Banana and Mango Fritters

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I had never made banana fritters, had never eaten gluten free banana fritters, and hadn’t eaten any in decades. However, I was watching a cooking show that provided me with some tips on deep frying batter which makes these gluten free banana fritters (or mango) nice and crispy, and prevents the oil from penetrating deep into the fruit. This is a light crispy batter. Very yummy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Banana Fritters and Mango Fritters”

Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe for Machine

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This recipe is adapted from Cuisinart. It is your typical easy vanilla ice cream recipe, but instead of using whole milk and whipping cream, I use non-fat milk and whipping cream, sometimes, raw almond milk, etc. If you use non-fat milk it will be lower in fat, not by much, but every little bit helps. Using almond milk raises the protein and makes it more nutritious, especially if you make your own homemade raw almond milk. I like topping it with fresh fruit or my homemade fresh blackberry topping. Either way, it is very yummy!

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Gluten Free Breadcrumbs – Bread Crumbs Recipe: Seasoned or Plain

Homemade Seasoned Gluten Free Bread Crumbs

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I finally got around to making a good homemade gluten free bread crumbs recipe. I am in the middle of making breaded chicken and chicken Parmesan and first wanted to share my bread crumb recipe with you. You can double, triple, quadruple this recipe to make as much as you wish. They came out crunchier than the ones in the store! Now we can all bread our meats and vegetables just like we used to. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Breadcrumbs – Bread Crumbs Recipe: Seasoned or Plain”