Spinach Ricotta Gluten Free Dumplings

Homemade Gluten Free Spinach Ricotta Dumplings

There are a number of ways of making gluten free dumplings. There’s my Chicken and Potato Dumplings, Asian Dumplings¬†(better known as potstickers), and now this Italian version, better known as gnocchi. However, these are lighter than my Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi. I made them for dinner tonight. They were a welcomed change. I love them atop a bed of cooked spinach, while my husband enjoyed them with marinara sauce. How you will serve them? Mmmm, how about with meatballs? Continue reading “Spinach Ricotta Gluten Free Dumplings”

Gluten Free Apple Bread Bake

Gluten Free Apple Bread Bakes - Individual or Baking Dish

As they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Oh dear! That’s actually a horrible analogy, but what it means is that there is more than one way of doing something or achieving a goal. In this instant, the goal is to have gluten free apple bread. Well, rather than making homemade bread containing apples, here, I added bread cubes, apples, and other ingredients to form an apple bread bake. You can use homemade or store-bought gluten free bread. Just be sure to use one that is absorbent. Drizzle or drown it in additional pure maple syrup for a luscious brunch dessert. Continue reading “Gluten Free Apple Bread Bake”

Copycat Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Atkins Shake Recipe

Gluten Free Dairy Free Atkins-Style Shakes
Atkin shakes do not contain any gluten (wheat, rye or barley). They do, however, contain cross-contamination of gluten from their factory. Therefore, they are not labeled gluten free. This led me to develop a gluten free atkins shake recipe that is also dairy and soy-free. I hope you find it helpful. I included the carb ccount on the right side of each ingredient that contains carbs. Atkins shakes cost $7.89 per 4 count. This recipe contains 2.25 carbs. Atkins vanilla shake contains 1 carb and the chocolate, 2 carbs. So, you’ll definitely save money making your own, but you obviously will consume more carbs. They are both 11 ounces.
This recipe is also free of carrageenan and artificial flavoring, which Atkins shakes contain. The below recipe is vanilla and pumpkin-spiced flavored. You can flavor it as you see fit. Just be sure to add carbs where appropriate such as 2 grams for 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder, which is not allowed during the induction phase. As is, this recipe is allowed during the induction phase as well as throughout the diet.
Note: Many sugar-free substitutes contain carbohydrates. I use stevia, which is much healthier than cancer causing artificial sweeteners. Plus the variety I use does not any carbs at all.
Important: A high protein diet such as the Atkins Diet causes a diuretic effect on the body. While you lose water, you are also losing important minerals such as calcium. If you are not consuming dairy on the Atkins diet, be sure to take calcium supplements.* You can lose about 1.75 milligrams of calcium through water loss for each gram of animal protein ingested.

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Gluten Free Panko Bread Crumbs – Breadcrumbs

Homemade Gluten Free Panko Breadcrumbs

Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese-style¬†bread crumbs made from the dough of bread without crust. As you can see in the below photo, panko is¬†white, not toasted crumbs. I throw some gluten free panko crumbs into the batter I use for my¬†Gluten Free Tempura¬†recipe as it adds texture. I have used many of my gluten free bread recipes¬†to make panko, but none of them have been as crispy as when I use Schar rolls. Check out this super simple recipe. Continue reading “Gluten Free Panko Bread Crumbs – Breadcrumbs”