Category Archives: Gluten Free Food

Peppermint Pretties

You can see that it is Christmastime by what I am making. The same thing as I made here, here, here and here.

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Peppermint Bark!

Over the years, our allergies have gotten more extensive, so the recipe for my Peppermint Bark has evolved to be gluten, dairy, and egg free.

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This stuff is my Kryptonite. Seriously. I can eat an entire pan (of this, NOT Kryptonite, just to be clear).

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It is super messy to make what with the hammering of the candy canes, and the melting of the chocolate, but I do it  because it is THAT good.

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FYI: Chocolate is Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

Candy canes are TruJoy Sweets

And Peppermint extract is Pure

What treats are a must have for you around the Holidays?

Gelatin Fruit snacks

I made up some more Gelatin snacks, but used a mold this time. I was inspired by this post  over at Live Simply.

Instead of using their recipe, though, I used 2 cups of all natural Grape Juice (with no added sugar) and 1/4 cup of gelatin. Just heat up the juice (not boiling) and then remove from heat. Whisk in the gelatin. Pour into silicone mold.

Sounds easy, right?

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 Well, these two are the only ones that came out right. The rest look like this:

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The girls still love them, and they taste the same, just not as pretty.

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I have no idea what I did or even how to fix it next time. Maybe spray with canola spray?

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Oh well. These will all get eaten. And I love that it has no added sugar. I didn’t even add the honey that was in the recipe.

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I was thinking that next time I would make these with vegetable juice! I wonder how they would go over with our girls. Hmmm.

What have you made today?

Wonderful Words Wednesday: Apples became

::Trying something new today. Wonderful Words Wednesday is when I share something I find to be wonderful with you. You can link up your image too! Click on the link below to show off your wonderful photo/post this week::

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These became….

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This is one of the very best thing about Fall! With our homegrown apples, I make a Gluten and Egg free apple crisp (or several). Every year.

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I slice up the apples, and toss them with a handful of brown sugar, a little cinnamon, and a little cornstarch in a bowl and place aside.

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In our mixer, I add one stick of butter (1/2 cup), 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 cup of GF oats.

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I spray a rectangle pan, then pour in the apple mixture and top with the crumb.

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Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes.

Enjoy!!

Now it is YOUR turn! I want to hear from you, my friends.


Apples of many sizes

Our apples trees were very happy this year and produced so much fruit!

We have three different kinds. The Yellow (see how technical I am?) ones were early, so we gobbled them up already, but the Green and Red are just ripening now! And they are delicious.

Falafel came in yesterday carrying this giant apple! I had to have a little photo session with it and all it’s enormity. Cause- well, look at it!

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I asked her to pick some others so we could compare them.

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The one on the far left is the largest we have ever grown. The middle one is average, and the right is the smallest.

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On an unrelated note, I also wanted to mention that I really love reading the kind comments I get on this online home of mine. I know I have a lovely global following. My stats told me so! I encourage all of you who are out there reading (with something nice to say) to please comment! The only way for a blogger to know their audience is to hear from them via comment.

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So What is growing in YOUR part of the world?

GF, DF, and EF Tuna Rolls

In preparation for school starting up again, I have come up with a fun lunch for the kids to take that can be prepared ahead of time, is allergy friendly, AND tastes great! This would also work for a meal on the go, as we often find ourselves when school begins.

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Gluten, Dairy, and Egg free California Tuna rolls!

OK let’s gather our ingredients.

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  • 2- 2.5 oz. packages of Bumble Bee Tuna (or you can just use 1- 5oz. can)
  • Nori
  • 3 cups of sushi rice prepared
  • Avacado
  • Cuccumber
  • Veganaise (or if you can have egg, mayo would be delightful here)
  • Sushi mat (I covered ours in plastic wrap so it is easier to clean)

*Anything else you would like to add. I kept it simple and used things both girls would like, but feel free to make it more complex!

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The first step is to prepare all the different components. I added a little Veganaise to the Tuna and mixed it together, but still left it a little chunky. The rice was steamed, and then as it cooled and I turned it, I added rice vinegar and a little sugar. Slice the veggies and we’re ready to begin assembly.

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Lay down a sheet of Nori on top of the sushi mat. Then take a nice sized ball of rice and place that on top of the Nori.

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Press and spread out the rice so it covers the entire sheet of Nori.

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If you want the rice on the outside of the roll, then flip the entire thing over (rice is now facing down on the mat). If you want the Nori on the outside, leave the rice facing up.

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Spoon the tuna close to the edge, in a line, across the bottom.

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Close up.

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Now add in the veggies (and avacado which is technically a fruit).

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Time to roll (those are my husband’s hands)!

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Follow any sushi rolling instructions you like.

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When you are done, it should look something like this.

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Either slice into sushi rolls right now to eat, or wrap the entire log up in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for the morning when lunches need to be packed. Slice before packing for lunch! This made three log rolls (can be portioned up to 8 pieces of sushi each).

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We often find ourselves running from activity to activity during the school year. These would be the perfect on-the-go food, as well!

If you would like to see other recipes, head on over to Bumblebee’s recipe page.

What do you make with Tuna?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

The yummiest GF zucchini bars EVAH!

I was recently checking out Yammie’s Gluten freedom blog, and found this amazingly good zucchini bread recipe.

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I made a few changes, though.

Instead of eggs, I used egg replacer in the same ratio. And Namaste All purpose GF flour instead of rice flour. I also added GF/DF chocolate chips, because CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

These are sooooo good. The browned butter frosting is amazing. I used Rice milk and it worked well. Jim thought they tasted like butterscotch Krimpets from our childhood.

I cannot stop eating it!

I love finding new tasty GF recipes.

What have you made today??

Summer Bounty

We are enjoying the bounty of other people’s gardens, right now.

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Benefiting from the work of others.

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One of our friends gave us a beautiful zucchini, which we promtly made into GF and EF chocolate chip zucchini bread (and ate it just as fast). And the one in the photo was given to us by another.

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Fresh lettuce at every meal has also been wonderful!

We have been talking about starting a garden of our own, next year! We found the perfect spot, but were wondering what type of wood to use for the raised beds? I have read to stay away from pressure treated wood. Any suggestions?

Do you have a garden? What is it planted in?

Summer Swirl

It finally feels like Summer has officially arrived, and with it, all the glorious food!

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We cut into this watermelon, and I was dazzled by it’s beautiful little swirls.

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So naturally, I took some photos.

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Really it is as good to look at as it is to eat.

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Do you take photos of your food when it is pretty?

Check back tomorrow for another Wordless{ish} Wednesday Link Party!!

GF and EF Carrot Cake

We had such a lovely Easter celebration yesterday filled with food and friends. I laughed so much that my face still hurts. I call that a good day.

Amongst the bounty was this treat that I made from a recipe found here: The best Gluten Free Carrot cake recipe by Yammie’s Gluten Freedom.

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Since it was made with dairy (there is cream cheese frosting), I couldn’t eat it, but everyone who did LOVED it. I even substituted the egg with an egg replacer!

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Definitely a recipe I will use again!

What did you make for your celebration?

Banana Bites

I tried out a new treat recipe from Yammie’s Noshery.

BANANA BITES

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I must admit that I tasted quite a bit of the melty bits while I was making these…and yum.

What have YOU made today?