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Gluten-Free Navy Bean Soup

Are dried beans gluten-free? Until recently, I’d have instantly said “Yes!”… keep reading to find out why I was wrong.

Navy beans are one of our favorites around here… and, it’s one of my husband Al’s all-time favorites. He likes them with just about anything…in a salad, as part of a main dish or as a side with dinner. He likes them in many combinations, but most of all, he loves them in soup.

Navy Bean Soup is an easy, gluten-free recipe to make, especially in my slow cooker.

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Gluten-Free Pork Sirloin Pot Roast

There are many easy ways to cook a pork roast.

One of the most basic is also quite easy… and a perennial favorite of mine… a pot roast!

It takes just a few minutes to get it started, then it cooks on its own for a couple of hours.

I think that a pot roast must be one of the original one-pot meals… Paleo in the extreme!

Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Beef Rump Roast in the Slow Cooker

I made the most delicious, gluten-free roast braised in my slow cooker the other day. It was lean and flavorful and it sliced easily so it was easy to serve. The juices were fragrant with the Mediterranean seasoning and the savory vegetables. And, to top it all off, the sandwiches that I will make from the leftovers will be wonderful… We’ve had this before… Many times!

When I did thicken the juices to make a gluten-free gravy the way my husband likes it, we really enjoyed it. I used sweet rice flour for thickening this time. But, arrowroot powder or potato starch flour would work too if you’re cooking paleo.

A little while before serving time, I stirred the thickener into some of the juices and then stirred that back into the crockpot. It made such an easy gravy! There was plenty of flavor in the juices, so without any thickening it would still be excellent if you are on a low-carb diet.

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Gluten-Free Potatoes with Olive Oil & Parsley in the Slow Cooker

The simplest ideas are sometimes the most useful. This is a simple recipe and it is that simplicity that makes it so good. I did these potatoes in my slow cooker so I made them “on autopilot” while I did other things.
 
I made the potatoes shown in the picture in the slow cooker as cubed potatoes with olive oil & parsley for seasoning.
 
Quartered or cubed potatoes with your favorite seasonings would work just as well. I served these recently for dinner with what I call a mini-meat loaf.

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Gluten-Free Trail Mix Makes Healthy Snacks

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. When I happen to look at what’s available in vending machines or checkout lanes in many places, I’m appalled by how much of it is high in refined sugars and high in salt. They can also be high in volume or quantity. Look at how many “servings” of peanuts are usually in a simple bag of peanuts – two […]

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