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.
Sandwich Petals, the gluten-free 10-grain oval flatbread that comes in three flavors — Agave Grain, Spinach Garlic Pesto and Chimayo Red Chile — look like they’d make beautiful wraps for lunch. When I found some last week, I knew what we’d be having for lunch the next day.
I grew up in south Texas where Tex Mex was a major food group. If you grew up under similar circumstances, you will definitely appreciate what I’m talking about.
In fact, I never had a grilled cheese sandwich until I was out of high school… but I definitely had lots of quesadillas.
Here are some of my favorite places to find recipes online. Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom Allrecipes.com BettyCrocker.com – (enter “gluten free” in the search box) Epicurious.com Gluten-free Recipes and Tips FoodNetwork.com – (enter “gluten free” in the search box) Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef Gluten Intolerance Group MyRecipes.com – (Southern Living, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Sunset, and others — enter “gluten free” in the search box) Red Star Yeast – (enter “gluten free” in the search box) Whole Foods Market – (check the “gluten free” box and press enter on this Advanced Recipe Search Page for hundreds of recipes to appear)