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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Gluten Free Cooking School has these great Tips for a Frugal Gluten Free Diet. She elaborates on her site. Check it out!
1. Stock up on items when on a good sale.
2. Make foods from scratch.
3. Buy generic brands when possible.
4. Buy in bulk.
5. Know the cheapest place to get expensive items.
6. Buy less expensive cuts of meat and less expensive produce.
7. Selectively have “normal foods,” when cheaper, for the rest of the family.
8. Grow a Garden.
9. Make your own convenience foods to have for busy days.
10. Eat leftovers.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Would you like to have meals planned for you? Would you like the option of cooking one day a month and doing the rest in freezer meals? Once a Month Meals would give you the option to do either. You can make it fresh or freeze it for later. All of the recipes are gluten and dairy free. (see sample and sample recipes below). Their site has free recipes prior to 2012 (current ones require a membership). It would be so easy to use this! They also have Paleo menu options!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This recipe is from Simply Gluten-free . All of her recipes make my mouth water. I like to make a similar sandwich to this. I would use vegenaise instead of sour cream and maybe even use the chipotle Vegenaise.
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Gluten Free Cherry Chipotle Pulled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw
3½ – 4 pounds chicken parts, skin on, bone in
4 cups gluten free chicken stock or water
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries without stems
1 cup ketchup
¾ cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried garlic
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 – 3 teaspoons chipotle chili powder (depending on how spicy you like it)
½ cup sour cream or dairy free sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
Juice of 2 limes
1 (14-16 ounce) bag cole slaw
4 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
8 gluten free hamburger buns, toasted or warmed
Place the chicken in a saucepan or Dutch oven with the chicken stock or water. Bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 – 25 minutes. Remove the chicken from the liquid, let cool enough to handle then remove the skin and bones and shred.
Puree the maraschino cherries along with their liquid in a blender. Pour into a large saucepan and add the ketchup, pineapple juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, and chipotle chili powder. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until thickened to the consistency of barbecue sauce, about 30 minutes. Add the shredded chicken to the sauce, stirring to combine.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, and lime juice, whisking until smooth. Add the cole slaw, green onions, and cilantro. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place some chicken on the bottom half of a hamburger bun, top with cole slaw and the top half of the bun.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Cassidys Craveable Creations made this super yummy winter meal. Yes, please!
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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Silvana Nardone, one of my favorite cookbook authors, currently has out this great holiday cookie e-book for only $2.99! Go here to get yours!
|photo from Silvana's web page|
"E-Book: Silvana’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Holiday Cookies
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Coconut Mama has these super fun treats that are refined sugar free called Coconut Butter Buttons. I think these would be amazing with a little peppermint flavor!
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- 3/4 Cup Coconut Butter – buy it here or make it yourself
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup or Raw Honey (Babies under the age of one should not eat raw honey. When I make these for my 8 month old I leave out the sweetener. 1/8 teaspoon of liquid stevia can be used in place of the honey/maple syrup.)