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To share tasty, nutrient dense Gluten Free recipes, fitness & wellness tips and best prices for GF ingredients & healthy products in my locale.


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Yukon Gold Potato Salad

We love the flavor of yellow fleshed Potatoes.  Selena loves them in Yukon Gold Potato Salad and Mashed Potatoes.   So much so, we painstakingly measured everything for her company picnic so she could make it again with confidence.  I usually eyeball the ingredients but took this opportunity to post our family favorite.   Mom used New Potatoes and Carrots.  To make Hubby happy I put my in-laws’ Celery Seeds in it.

It’s best to prep at least a day in advance to allow the flavours to come together before re-seasoning.  Too much Salt or Mustard and you’ll be adding more Spuds or Yolks.

Disclaimer:  Depending on the water content of your Potatoes, you’ll have to carefully season and possibly hold back dressing until you re-season the next day.  The veggies tend to weep overnight so you don’t want your salad to be soupy.

Suggestions:   If you overcook the Potatoes, use them for Hot Potato Salad  or Hash Browns.  Worrying about overcooking can lead to undercooking.  Don’t use them.  Return the spuds to the pot or finish them by steaming them in your microwave.  Without the right texture and taste, you’re better off starting over.    Garnish with Paprika, Cherry Tomatoes, shaved Radishes, Parsley Sprigs

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Coconut Flour Tortillas

Pliable Coconut Flour Tortilla

Coconut Mama’s Coconut Flour Tortilla

Coconut Mama’s recipe moniker is a bit misleading, but these Coconut Flour Tortillas are fantastic for Burritos and Sandwich Wraps.   It’s so easy to make these tasty & pliable Tortillas. I’m holding one, ready to fill it with Chicken Salad,  Fajita or Taco Mix.  You can add Vanilla to this versatile batter to make Dessert Crepes too.

Tiffany makes 8″ Tortillas, cooking both sides till golden brown.  I ladle enough batter to cover a 9″ crepe pan on medium heat.  I  cook them just long enough so I can flip them, then lower the heat to finish the other side.  Both sides are light with toasted Flax Seed Meal flecks.

Cool on wire racks and separate the Tortillas with wax paper or parchment paper.  If you don’t use them all, place them in a bag or container in the fridge.

Coconut Flour Tortillas

I added another column in the Coconut Flour Tortillas PDF if you want to start with half a recipe.

 


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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Jules Shepard's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcakes

You’ll die for these Red Velvet Cupcakes but you won’t use Red Dye in the process.

These babies are gluten freed and healthified.  I reduced the Sugar and the guilt by using Erythritol and Green Stevia.  Your family doesn’t need to know  that you snuck Veggies in their dessert nor do they care about the benefits of BEETs:  has anti-cancer properties, supports your brain & gut health and reduces chronic inflammation.

Thanks to Jules Shepard for her GF Flour blend and this recipe.

Beet Mixture

Beets and liquid ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcakes


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Sweet and Sour Pork III

1000 folks tried Sweet and Sour Pork III on AllRecipes.com and I agree with their high rating.  There’s quite a few steps but it’s worth the effort.  To healthify it, I only use enough Oil in a PFOA-free pan to sear the Pork.   I add more colourful veggies and replace some of the Sugar with Erythritol and Green Stevia…no one was the wiser.

If you like umami, add a touch of Fish Sauce when seasoning the meat.  For more heat, add minced Jalapeno Pepper.

Serve over Chinese Rice Pilaf, garnish with toasted Sesame Seeds and Cilantro.


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GF Chocolate Beer Cake

GF Chocolate Beer Cake

GF Chocolate Beer Cake

Unbelievable…this GF Chocolate Beer Cake is incredibly light…like Angel Food Cake. Just use Jule Shepard’s versatile GF Flour blend,  stir most of the ingredients in a pot and pour into a bundt pan.

To healthify, I replaced one of the two Cups of Sugar with 1/2 Cup NOW non-GMO Erythritol and 1/2 Tsp Green Stevia and no one was the wiser.  You can get Monk Fruit or Stevia Erythritol blends from the Bulk Barn.  Better deals can be had online from Swanson’s Vitamins.

What made me want to bake with beer ?    A helpful family member, “She, who cannot be named” accidentally put our GF Beer bottles in the upright freezer in the garage (we have a chest freezer too that added to the confusion). There were a few casualties but I just couldn’t bear chucking the rest.   I knew there was a Guinness Chocolate Cake recipe out there but I stumbled across this GF Knock-Off, thank you Jules!

I used a light GF Beer…now I need to track down a dark one and re-test this recipe.  Cheers !

 


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Guacamole

Holy Guacamole !  Food Network’s Alton Brown of Good Eat’s fame has a really good recipe for Game Day !  Great with The Better Chip Beets and Sea Salt tortilla chips.  Spinach & Kale and Jalapeno are good choices too.

I didn’t change the recipe one iota.  But if you want to double or triple the recipe, just click on this guacamole link to download a PDF.

To prevent browning, use barely ripe Avocados and press saran wrap on the surface of the dip and seal around the edges.  The Good Eat’s Guy says to let it sit for 2 hours at room temperature before serving.  Good Luck with that, I’m diggin’ in.

 

 


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GF Super Soft Dinner Rolls

GFSuperSoftDinnerRolls

This is the best gluten free recipe in terms of white bread texture ! It’s light, fluffy and it’s so amazing, the Gluten Free & MORE! Magazine posted Carol Kicinski’s GF Super Soft Dinner Roll recipe on their web site.  You won’t have to substitute a single thing, albeit she offers an egg-free version.  You can use any kind of Milk.  I used a can of Coconut Milk and Unsweetened Almond Milk.  I’ve had success with both hand and machine mixing.

Just like Jamie Oliver’s GF Yorkies, the key is White Rice Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour which can be bought at most retailers or online. The Erawan Rice and Tapioca Flours at my local Asian grocery store are only $1.50 for 400 grams.

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Download the PDF for GF Super Soft Dinner Rolls

The recipe yields 24 rolls.  I filled 2 large silicone muffin trays, so my 12 rolls are twice as big!  My Kitchen Aid oven has a bread proofing setting.  I don’t cover them as they double in height.  After they rise, I crank up the oven to 375 degrees and set it for 18 minutes.  If it gets too dark, just tent with foil.

After they cool for 15 minutes you can wrap it up, store and reheat in a 350 degree oven.