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Super Easy Gluten Free Chili

I love chili and love my crock pot, especially now that I am back to work.  Whoever invented the crock pot deserves a nobel.

So there I was with 10 minutes before I had to leave for work when I remembered that I had promised my family chili for dinner.  I frantically started to rummage the cupboards for the ingredients, here is what I threw together and everybody loved, even my SIL’s picky boyfriend.

Super Easy Gluten Free Chili

2 large cans of tomato sauce

1 large can of Rotel (I had never used Rotel before but grabbed it on sale to try and it worked great.)

1 bag of black beans (If not cooking all day then boil the beans first.)

1 can of corn

1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey

2 heeping tablespoons of minced garlic

1/8 cup Adobo seasoning

1/8 cup chili seasoning

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Cook on high for 8-12 hour. 

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Crock Pot Recipes: Gluten Free

 

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Cake Truffles Using the Babycakes Machine (Gluten Free & Low Glycemic)

Gluten Free Cake Truffles

For my sons 17th birthday we ventured to make cake pops. I used the chocolate cake recipe from The Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, but with my own slight adaptation. The Babycakes was easy to use, hardest part was filling the cups quickly.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (also low glycemic)
1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
1 cup unblanched almond flour
1/2 cup light agave nectar
3 cage free eggs
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbl vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together. Use a small spoon to fill baking cups to the top. Bake for 3 minutes. Makes about 50 cake balls.

I then used a microwave safe dish to melt a chunk of Dark Baker’s Chocolate that I bought at Woodman’s. Roll the cake ball into the chocolate until covered then place on onto some wax paper to cool. Once all the cake balls were covered I ten melted some peppermint melting chocolate I found at JoAnn’s. Using a spoon I placed a dollop on top of each ball and then sprinkled with chocolate jimmies.

They are so yummy! So good that I would buy them if they were at a shop. The small hint of peppermint is perfect accent.

 

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Super Easy Beef Enchiladas

I’ve always been afraid to make enchiladas. They look like a lot of work so I never bothered to try, but i’ve been craving enchiladas and we have a brand new Hispanic grocery store that just opened up down the road…

You will need:
2 cups Black Beans
2 cups Corn
1/2 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
2 cups Enchilada Sauce (Be sure to check the label since most on the market are not gluten free.)
3 cups Shredded Cheese (I used Colby Jack/Cheddar mix)
12 Crn tortillas (Again, be sure to check the label.)
Optional: Adobo Seasoning (I used to cut the tanginess of the enchilada sauce.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 1 cup of sauce. Spoon a bit of the sauce into a 9’x13′ baking dish, just enough to cover the bottom with a thin layer so that the enchiladas don’t stick. Mix remaining ingredients, except for tortillas and cheese, together in a bowl. Spoon about 1/4″ cup of mixture onto a tortilla, gently roll up, then place into the pan. Once all the tortillas are rolled cover with the remaining sauce and top with cheese. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until warm in the center.

If desired serve with cilantro, salsa, guacamole, and/or sour cream.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in One Dish Gluten Free Dinners

 

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Double Nut Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

What to do when you want peanut butter cookies but don’t have enough peanut butter for the recipe? Find a substitute! In this case I used Nutella to make up the 1 cup.

So the 3 ingredient recipe turns to four…
1/4 cup Nutella
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg

Bake on pizza stone for 15 minutes at 350. If your making smaller cookies check at 13 minutes.

The Nutella gives the cookies a slight chocolate taste and makes the cookies much sweeter than just peanut butter.

 

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Chai Spice Scone Mix from Simply Organic

I was looking for a good deal on a whole food vitamin and hyaluronic acid, preferrably from the same site so I could save on shipping, when I stumbled upon iherb.com (use code OGI923 to save $5). I found all kinds of deals, free coffee mug, free enzymes, and more. I got so close to $40 that is was to my benefit to find a few more dollars to spend and get free shipping, so I did a search on the iherb.com site for “gluten free” and thats where I found “Chai Spice Scone Mix from Simply Organic” so I added it to my cart and finished my purchase before I spent even more money!

Fast forward a few days later, my order has arrived and tomorrow there is a ladies event at my church where I know there will not be much that my friend Violet and I can eat so I decide to make the scones as a special treat for us.

At first I thought I was not going to be able to make the scone mix without a trip to the store because the mix called for butter and eggs. Then I noticed a vegan version for the mix that only called for 1/4 cup of ground flax, 2/3 cup water, and the scone mix. Always looking to save calories I loved the idea of the vegan option.

So I threw the three ingredients into a bowl and mixed them together while the oven was preheating. Plopped nine lumps onto my pizza stone and twenty five minutes later I had lovely, slightly browned scones that smelled absolutely delicious!

Always wanting my families opinion I headed my husband and son each a small scone as soon as they were cooled enough to eat and waited for their opinions. As always they were nonchalant and both pretty much said, “Eh, their fine.” So helpful guys, thanks!

I grabbed s scone for myself and sat in front of my computer to play Sims Social (don’t start it’s addictive). Knowing that scones are notoriously dry I made sure to have a tall glass of ice water and once settled bit into the chai spice scone. I love it! It tastes just like chai, although the cloves flavor is a tad strong, I still thoroughly enjoyed the scone and will definitely buy the mix again.

As a side note I noticed that the box also has a recipe for chai pancakes and the Simply Organic products are certified organic and fair trade.

Mix ingredients are:
Organic brown rice flour, Organic cane sugar, Organic sucanat, sea salt, xanthan gum, monocalcium phospate, Organic cornstarch, baking soda, Organic cardamom, Organic cinnamon, Organic ginger, Organic gloves, Organic black pepper.

 

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Italian Chicken Stew (Crock pot and gluten free)

3-4 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless

5-6 potatoes, cubed

3-4 celery stalks, chopped

3-4 carrots, chopped

1 large bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing

Place chopped potatoes, carrots, and celery in bottom of crock pot.  Add half the bottle of dressing and stir.  Use remaining dressing to coat the chicken.  Place chicken on top try to minimize overlapping of chicken.  No need to defrost the chicken, chicken should start falling apart a few hours in and can be stirred in with vegetables.

Yummy, low calorie, and filling!

 
 

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Sweet Potato “Fries” (Gluten free of course!)

I have never liked sweet potatoes, until a friend made me some “fries”, now I am hooked!  I love that I can prepare these ahead of time and then just throw them in the oven when I am craving some fries.  Even my husband and son who hate sweet potatoes like these fries…

Cut a sweet potato into fry sized pieces.  Place into a large zip lock bag.  Add 1 tbs olive oil. Add 2-3 tbs of your favorite seasoning, I use a gluten free taco seasoning from Strawberry Farms.  Zip the bag closed and shake all about (little ones love to do this step.)  Place on a baking stone and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400.  Freeze any excess.

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2011 in Side Dishes: Gluten Free

 

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