Have you ever had grits?
I absolutely love them on a cold winter’s morning. Grits make a delicious, hot, creamy whole grain cereal that you can top with brown sugar, cinnamon and currants or raisins.
Grits are most commonly made from corn. But grits can also come from rice or other grains. The broken pieces of grain – the “shorts,” “brokens” or “middlins,” better known in the U.S. of A. as “Grits” – readily cook into a variety of dishes.
Read this post to discover another gluten-free treat you can relish!
For those who don’t speak French, I’m remembering a family friend who just turned 20 a few weeks ago and who gave my husband, Al, what I think is a great idea. A loose translation of the title might be “Florida Grapefruit, Sweetened, by Jami.” Here’s the story…
… I had to skip church Sunday because of something that was going on at home (we were watching a friend’s 2 dogs plus 1 of our own, it was raining, etc… just one of those weekends). Anyway, while at church, Al saw our friend Jami standing in the foyer with a grapefruit in her hand, eating it like an orange… or something that wasn’t sour, so, naturally, she immediately caught his attention. To put it succinctly… He was horrified!
If you know Al, you would also know that in addition to being the…
Any time of year is my favorite time for gluten-free snacks, but in the summer I like to make things that take less time in the kitchen. These little bars of oatmeal and molasses are so easy to stir together that I don’t even need the mixer. I stir them together, pop the pan in the oven, set the timer and come back later.
These bars are sweet, so you might like them with less sugar than what I’ve called for. When I follow this recipe, my husband will eat them, too. That’s great because then I don’t need to make a separate pan of treats for him.
I baked this gluten-free zucchini bread with some of the squash that is so plentiful in local gardens right now. The moist and flavorful quick bread has a good texture and just enough sweetness to make a great gluten-free snack. It tasted good alone. It also tasted good with apple butter, and also with cream cheese…also with strawberry jam, elderberry jelly, peanut butter and regular butter. The sandwiches were easy to make and kid-friendly!
For an easy-to-make, easy-to-eat bread, muffins are among the best, and this recipe for gluten-free muffins is also dairy-free and low in refined sugars.
I made these muffins for my gluten-free diet and was surprised by how much my gluten-loving husband liked them. He enjoyed the sweet flavor of the honey and applesauce and the texture of the muffin with its dried fruit, nuts and whole grain rice flour.
Honey drizzled over warm cornbread…wonderful! Raspberry preserves spread over a another wedge…delicious! During a week of making extra-easy meals, I really enjoyed a simple pan of crusty cornbread. Some of it went with soup. I toasted another wedge in the oven to go with chili and beans. The last piece was pan-grilled to go with eggs for breakfast.
Most people don’t realize that pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A – over 100% of the daily, FDA-recommended value is in just a half-cup serving — plus good amounts of Vitamins C and E, iron and fiber, to name a few of its other benefits. This low-carb, low-fat nutritional powerhouse vegetable is a natural to combine with a low glycemic sweetener like agave nectar.
I made a batch of these gluten-free pumpkin muffins with agave this week. And, I’m glad I did!
They rose well and have a smooth, attractive crust. And, they hold their texture when broken open, not crumbling apart like some muffins do.
The aroma filling the kitchen draws him every time, ready to eat before he even sees how good this quiche looks with its dark green spinach, golden cheeses and tomato topper. My hubby likes this often for breakfast or lunch. The recipe is gluten-free and low carbohydrate naturally, without using special ingredients.
There are so many activities going on besides the usual right now -- graduations, weddings, vacations, sports -- that's when planning ahead with a Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is even more helpful.
Preparing healthy snacks is usually time-consuming The good news is that not every snack has to be complicated or time-consuming to be healthy. Gluten-free trail mix can be as healthy as you want it to be. Quick to make. Quick to pack. Easy to carry. Nutrition on the go. Those are good reasons to make some with your own favorite ingredients.
If you are like we are at my house, everyone is looking for snacks.
Personally, I like snacks that are healthier and good too!
To accomplish that, I usually try to make something with more fiber and less refined sugar so I won't worry about "health issues" when the “munchies” attack.
The applesauce, oatmeal and raisins in this recipe provide fiber, vitamins and other "health conscious" nutrients. And, to make it sweet, the fructose sugar in the apples and raisins provide a positively lovely, delicate sweetness and aroma. The brown rice syrup adds more sweetness and helps the bars stick together.
This snack cake is easy to make. It works well for snacks, lunch boxes and it even works well with yogurt. Of course, it's a "no-brainer" to have or serve it with a big glass of milk.
It's finally June and summer is just around the corner...
... So I think that it's time to talk about cookouts, complete with buns and all the trimmings.
In fact, I've planned two cookouts in the gluten-free diet menu plan this week. So, we'll have gluten-free hot dogs one evening and gluten-free hamburgers another evening.
Gluten-free and Gluten-y family members alike will all absolutely love this beef round steak with vegetables from the crock pot recipe.
It's a classic stick-to-the-ribs family-style meal that is every bit as good as your favorite stew... And, you can thicken the delicious broth that you'll get after simmering for several hours in your slow cooker into a silky-smooth gravy that will make the meal even better.
This meal only takes 20-minutes or so to put together and then can simmer for as long as necessary... Whatever that means in your world. It's a low preparation-time recipe that you and your whole family are sure to enjoy.
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