Showing posts with label nut free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nut free. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gluten Free Bison and Pepper Jack Stromboli



Next time you have leftover steaks sitting in the fridge, and you are wondering what to make with them....try stromboli!

About 2 cups of leftover bison steaks chopped finely.

1 jar of Newman's Own Mild or Medium Salsa.

1 pound of pepper jack cheese grated or cubed.

Fresh oregano leaves chopped finely.

Any other toppings your heart desires 😀!


To make the crust, mix 2 cups of freshly milled brown rice flour to a medium mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix well. Add 1 1/2 - 2 cups full fat high protein Greek yogurt. (We use Oikos) Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Mix well. The dough should be moist and all the flour incorporated into the dough. Adjust yogurt amount to get this result. Take half of the dough and place it on a piece of parchment paper. Add another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough to prevent sticking to the rolling pin. Roll it thin to about 1/4 inch or less. Like the thickness of pie crust. Remove top piece of parchment paper. Fill one side with half of the toppings leaving room on the edge for the dough to be sealed. Then fold the other half of the dough over as a lid sealing the edges by pinching them together. Cut two or three vents on the top of the stromboli with a fork.

Repeat for remaining dough. Transfer both stromboli to an unglazed stone leaving the parchment paper under them, and bake at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving! Enjoy!

Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!

~Gluten Free Em~

Monday, September 21, 2020

Stir Fried Veggies-- a Light and Easy Meal for Anytime of the Day!

 



How about some stir fried veggies to get your morning started, or for anytime of the day, really! Healthy oil, fiber, and vitamins! #glutenfree #cornfree #legumefree #nutfree #annattofree #carrageenanfree #dairyfree #eggfree #veganrecipe

Feeds two. (Or one if it's me 🙂 ) Multiply it by 3 for a family of 5.
3 large organic golden potatoes peeled and diced
2 large organic carrots peeled and sliced
1 small yellow organic onion diced
About 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups of frozen organic broccoli florets
Combine everything but broccoli in a medium nonstick skillet. Cook until the potatoes start to brown, then add broccoli. Cook until slightly browned. Sometimes I toss in 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds as well. Then serve!
Enjoy!
If you try this, let me know how you liked it!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Scalloped Potato Casserole Em Style





3 pounds of organic red potatoes peeled and shredded
1 small onion shredded or diced very small
2-3 tablespoons of fresh organic oregano leaves chopped
Salt
1/2-1 pound of cheddar cheese (white cheese that is annatto free)
1-2 cups milk
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Shred potatoes and onions to resemble hash browns. Oil the bottom of a 13x9 glass-baking pan. Spread the potato and onions in the pan evenly. Add oregano evenly throughout. Salt well… as the potatoes will soak up the salt and may need more than normal. Add milk over top. Shred the cheese and distribute evenly across the top. Bake at 350° on next to the bottom rack for about an hour or until the potatoes are softened and the cheese is browned. Let it set for a few minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!


Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!

~Gluten Free Em~


Em Kennedy
Copyright 2020


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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Em's Gluten Free Biscuits




2 cups of freshly milled brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
Around 2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 425°
Mix dry ingredients together well. Cut in butter until the size of small peas. Add yogurt until all flour mixture is moist and coming together to form dough. Gently form into balls containing about 1/8 of a cup of dough each. Place them in a parchment paper lined 13x9 glass baking pan. Bake at 425° until golden brown. (About 25-30 minutes) This makes approximately 12 biscuits. Don't overwork the dough and they will be amazing!
(Tip: The higher the protein content of the yogurt, the better the biscuits will turn out. For best results, use a yogurt with at least 20 grams of protein per serving.)





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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Apple Pie, Em's Way...

When I was 12, my mom taught me how to win the heart of a man...She taught me how to make apple pie! At the age of 13 I had already personalized my recipe for traditional apple pie, and at a silent auction fundraiser, one of my pies sold for $75!!! Of course, I was thrilled and amazed...the man that bought it had tasted my pie before, so I was hoping he really did like it.
Then, one day I learned I had gluten sensitivity... no more pies the way I used to make them. It was a hard fact to swallow. "Oh, well that's only one ingredient I have to change. I can find another flour to substitute", was my attitude. Months later, I found out that the swelling in my throat was related to food allergies...multiple food allergies. So many that I had trouble keeping up with the list. Over the years I have developed more...no more cinnamon, no more egg, no more corn, and on and on we could go... Does that mean I would give up on making a good apple pie? No Sir! One flop after another did dishearten me, and I wouldn't dare brag about my pies anymore. But finally the other day, something went right! I do hope it continues to go right! It's still not perfect, but it I was happy with it. In effort to preserve my creative compilation of recipes, I post them here. So, here is my newest: Apple Pie, Em's Way...
This pie is #glutenfree #cornfree #carrageenanfree #cinnamonfree #nutfree #dairyfree #gumfree #legumefree #annattofree #allergenfriendly #eggfree #organic #preservativefree #noaddedsugar




Apple Pie, Em's Way
You will need:
About 3 pounds or so of organic apples. I prefer Gala and Fuji combined.
1 1/2 or so of a cup of freshly milled brown rice flour. ***
1/2 teaspoon of Arm and Hammer baking soda.
1/2 teaspoon David's Kosher or other un-iodized salt that contains nothing but salt.
Somewhere around 1 1/2 cups of organic unsweetened applesauce. (I use Fresh Thyme or other store brand that does not contain any ingredients except apples.)
1/4 of a cup or so of California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil.
Clear Pyrex pie pan.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. (Not necessary if using a toaster oven.) Peel, core, wash, and slice apples into quarters. Boil the apples with a small amount of filtered water until they are fork tender. Slightly mash with a serving spoon. Set aside for later. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together, then add applesauce and 1/8 of a cup of olive oil. Mix well to combine. Add more or less applesauce to make a wet dough that easily spreads with a spoon. Add the other 1/8 of a cup of olive oil to the bottom of the pan spreading it out gently. Spread 2/3 of the dough into the pan bringing it about halfway up the sides and covering the entire bottom with about 1/4 inch dough. Add the slightly mashed boiled apples to the center of the pie, leaving about 3/4 of an inch of dough around the edge uncovered. Mound up to desired thickness. Add 1/4 of a cup or so of flour to the remainder of the batter making it workable. Taking about one tablespoon or so at a time, gently work it flat with your hands and place on top of the pie. Lay enough pieces to cover most of the top of the pie, leaving a few vent holes. Bake at 425 degrees until the bottom and sides are browned. This is one reason I prefer to use a clear pyrex pan, so I can see the bottom. It takes somewhere around 30 minutes. Watch carefully that it doesn't overcook. Let the finished pie sit for a few minutes before attempting to serve or it will fall apart if it is too hot. Enjoy and don't forget to leave me your comments on how it turned out for you and your family!

*** I freshly mill my flour using a Wondermill. I use a 1:1 ratio of organic long grain brown rice, and organic brown basmati rice. Both are Lundberg brand.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Vans Gluten Free Foods

Vans is a brand that contributes tremendously to the deliciousness of the gluten free diet! I'm a fan of Vans because they offer a wide variety of products that are not only gluten free, but also corn free!!!!!!! Wooohooo!!!! Ok, forgive my childish expression, but I love eating cereal, crackers, and granola bars. Especially when they taste yummy, and have very little sugar in them. They also offer granola. These pictures were taken at Walmart who seems to be embracing the fact that people want gluten free products. 
 Vans cereal selection...
 A few granola bars....
Crackers anyone???
Want to know more about Vans delicious products?  Check it out here:www.vansfoods.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cream of Broccoli Pot Pie

1/2 a medium onion
2-3 large carrots cut in 1/4 inch chuncks
Frozen brocolli florets (about 2 cups)
1 medium clove garlic
1/3 stick of butter
Salt
3/4 cup brown rice flour
Several cups of milk
Simmer in pan till gravy thickens.
Pour into deep baking dish; this will be your filling.
2 cups brown rice flour
2-3 tablespoons ground flax
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 of a stick of butter cut into flour mixture
1- 1 1/2 cups yogurt to form a wet dough
Drop by the tablespoons on top of filling.
Back at 400 degrees till top is browned and dough is cooked through, about 20-30 minutes.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Green Apple and Ginger Bread

I have a juicer. Not one of those expensive ones, just one I got from Walmart for about $50. I recently mixed up a juice that my little ones loved! (Which for me is a great accomplishment.) They usually take one sip and set the glass down, but not this time. Anytime they ask for more, I know I made a hit! (One happy mom here!)
Here is the juice recipe so you can share it with your family!
8 medium organic granny smith apples
2 medium organic gala apples
2 organic carrots
10-15 large green grapes
1 1/2 inch fresh organic ginger root peeled
About 8 oz of fresh organic raw baby spinach leaves
Once I juiced it, I diluted with water to a 40:60 ratio with 40% being water and 60% being juice.

There is one thing about those cheap juicers though that really eats me up: they leave behind a tremendous amount of pulp. Wasted veggies and fruits, is how I see it. I am always looking for new ways to use the pulp so it doesn't go to waste.
Here's my newest recipe for you to try at home!

Green Apple and Ginger Bread 
(A fall flavor! I just love fall!)
You will need:
The pulp from the previous juice recipe.
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup plain organic yogurt (I use Strauss Family Creamery brand)
Blend until smooth and no chunks of greens are left.
Then mix together in a separate bowl:
1 1/2 cups freshly milled organic brown rice flour (I mill mine out of Lunberg Rice)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (I use Arm n Hammer)
3/4 teaspoon salt (I use David's Kosher Salt)
Add dry ingredients to yogurt/pulp mixture, mixing well.
Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (I use California Olive Ranch)
3/4 - 1 cup organic raisins (I use Sun-maid Organic)
1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (optional)
1/4-1/2 cup Sugar in the Raw (Regular sugar will work if that is all you have, brown sugar is better, but raw sugar is preferred for the specific flavor.)
Bake in a 8-9 inch square glass Pyrex pan that has been generously oiled with extra virgin olive oil at 350 degrees until bottom and top are moderately browned. Toothpick inserted into the center should also come out fairly clean.
Let sit for 10- 15 minutes for the flavors to mellow, then serve warm! Enjoy this fall favorite with your family this season!
Happy Baking!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall is here! Applesauce Raisin Cake

So its that time of year again: pumkins, hay bails, scarecrows, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg! Fall has come and with it comes the seasonal favorites. I could spend a lot of time telling you about all of my favorite fall recipes, but who has a lot of time? So, here is just one of my family's favorites.

Applesauce Raisin Cake
1 3/4 cups freshly milled organic brown rice flour
2-3 tablespoons of freshly ground flax
1/4 cup of shelled pumpkin seeds
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2-3/4 cup organic raisins
3/4-1 cup organic applesauce
3/4 cup organic full fat greek yogurt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/2 inch fresh organic ginger root minced (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°.
Butter the bottom of a 8 or 9 inch square glass baking pan generously with Kerrygold Butter.
In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, mixing well. Add wet ingredients; mix well with a spoon. Gently stir in raisins and pumpkin seeds. Bake in prepared pan until top is golden brown. About 20-30 minutes. (Each oven is different, so check it often.)
This is my #sugarfree #glutenfree #cornfree #dyefree #annattofree #carrageenanfree #nutfree rendition of an all time classic.
1/2 cup sugar can be added if desired, but watch for quicker browning.
Happy Baking!
~EM~