Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paleo Grain Free and Gluten-free Tortillas!

Whole New Mom has it going on with this unconventional recipe! I love that she thought out of the box and came up with something that looks so delicious!
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Baked Paleo Tortilla Recipe – Grain-free, Nut-free, Vegan

2 cups coarsely chopped yucca (peeled and cleaned)
1 ripe plantain
1/2 cup avocado oil plus 2 more teaspoons
1 heaping teaspoon freshly ground garlic sea salt (RealSalt is a great brand)
1.  Preheat oven to 350.
2.  Boil the yucca for about 25 minutes on stovetop.
3.  Remove boiled yucca from heat and drain water.
4.  Combine cooked yucca, plantain, oil, and salt in a blender or food processor.
5.  Blend until pureed (mixture will be thick, like dough).
6.  Cut a piece of parchment paper and line a large baking sheet.
7.  Take a handful of the dough mixture and between two pieces of parchment paper (placing the one you just laid out on the bottom) flatten into a round tortilla by hand.
8.  Repeat process, making another tortilla, and again until your parchment paper is covered with tortillas.
9.  Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through (baking time will depend on how thick your tortillas are).
10. Once cooked, they will be slightly crisped on the edges, yet nice and pliable.
11. Allow to cool slightly, then fill them with any of your favorite fillings.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FREE Today! Gluten Free Bread Making Cookbook

Go here to grab your kindle version of this cookbook. You can also get kindle books on your android, iPhone, PC, etc. I just grabbed mine. Thanks, Amy!!
It's a number one Amazon best seller. Here is what someone had to say about it, "Wow! These are some great gluten free baking recipes! Seriously, these are some of the best gluten free baking recipes you’ll find. I’ve been eating a gluten free diet for improved health, but I could never find good baking recipes. I really love bread and baked goods, and now I can enjoy them thanks to this recipe book."

EASY {Gluten and Dairy Free} Garlic Chicken

This chicken from My Fridge Food sounds so delicious, yet is so easy. Just 4 (or 5) ingredients!  I am putting this on my menu for next week! I bet you could sub real maple syrup or honey for the brown sugar.


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
additional herbs and spices, as desired


1 - Preheat oven to 450°F Line a baking dish or cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil.

2 - In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.

3 - Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Add additional herbs and spices as desired.

4 - Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.

5 - Add salt and pepper to taste.

6 - Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes, or until juices run clear. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FUN {Gluten, Dairy and Peanut Free} Apple Cookies

"Healthy" apple cookies?! Yes, please! I am so visual this photo totally sold me. I have made some revisions to her recipe to make it allergy-friendly. The best part is you can beat the heat by not baking these like you would real cookies. Enjoy!

Serves 1
1 apple
2 tablespoons sunbutter
Pecans(if you can have them)
Coconut shreds
Chocolate chips(I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips that are dairy and soy free)
Slice apple into thin rings and remove core. Spread peanut butter over one side of rings.
Top with pecans (if you can have them), coconut shreds, and chocolate chips.
APPLE COOKIES from Rachel Schultz-3
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Monday, July 21, 2014

18 ways to get Protein from Plants!

I found this amazing graphic on facebook that shows 18 different ways to get protein from plants, how much a serving is, and how much protein is in a serving! You  might be surprised at how many great ideas there are.  You can work these things into salads and sprinkle them on your cereal or granola! It is copyrighted and from a famous chef, so I don't think I can post it here, but I can tell you where it is! This graphic is fantastic! I find that getting protein in my diet makes such a difference in keeping my blood sugar even and making me feel great all day.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dairy Free Starbucks Copy-Cat Frappucino

I saw this fantastic Starbucks Copy-Cat Frappucino. I tried it with coconut milk and maple sugar. It turned out well.  Go here to see more. This site has a lot of other great ways to save money on food by making things from scratch.
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Make it From Scratch–Starbucks Frappuccino

  • 1 cup double-strength Starbucks coffee or 3/4 cup of espresso
  • 3/4 cup milk, whatever kind you choose, can try non-dairy
  • 3 T. Sugar, or sugar substitute, to taste
  • 2 cups ice
  • Pinch of xanthan gum or 1 tsp. dried pectin (This is the secret ingredient that keeps the frappe from separating.)
Toss all of the ingredients in a blender and blend. (It may take a few stirs to get things moving.)
You can top it with Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips and Coconut Whipping Cream (recipe here)

Friday, July 18, 2014

My New Cookbook

For my birthday my son bought me this glorious cookbook that was on my wishlist on Amazon.  I think I know exactly why he bought it for me. Besides being the biggest fan of my cooking he has an incurable sweet tooth (it's hard to say exactly who he got it from ;0))  I see a lot of yummy things in the upcoming year.  I must say my biggest surprise after looking through this book is that these recipes look so good and are egg free. They are gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame free.

Here are some rave reviews. It even got 4.5 out 5 stars on Amazon. The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook is...a triumph for the food-allergic community. ...This book is a goldmine for special-diet bakers—particularly for parents of newly diagnosed kids who don’t know where to begin.” 
Living Without

“If food allergies post [sic: pose] a…concern…, Cybele Pascal’s remarkable allergen-free creations are the solution. ...Pascal’s patience, time, and tinkering has produced 100 mouthwatering recipes, and she proved their photogenic perfection with 20 full-color photos. ...her recipes are specially formulated and rigorously tested, so follow them closely for outstanding results.” 
“a beautiful book, with lavish photography and accessible recipes. I like this book so much that I was thrilled to be asked for a blurb for the back. You’ll love it too. These are the most luscious gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, peanut-and-tree-nut- and sesame-free treats you are likely to ever see.” 
—Shauna James Ahern,

“helpful hints that will help make your kitchen comfortable despite whatever no-no’s you have to deal with.” 
—Gluten-Free Living

“The recipes in this book look delish even if you don’t suffer from allergies. ...this sweet cookbook looks like it covers all the bases.” 
—VegNews Magazine