Earlier this week I did my first attempt at gluten free crescent rolls. I loved them, and the dough made more than enough than we needed for dinner. So I set half of the homemade dough aside and thought I'd make a sweet and delicious bread bread as a side for another meal. I combined a few of my favorite flavors and stuffed it with goat cheese, figs and basil - it came out so good! You could even drizzle it with honey or agave to make it a nice desert bread.
I love Ratatouille for so many reasons, it's easy to make, it's so colorful and even better, it uses a pile of fresh vegetables to make a delicious meal. Top it with goat cheese and it's the perfect summer dish, especially if you've got your garden going at home.
I've been gluten free for over 7 years now, and with that means giving up those convenient baked goods and things to go with your meals. When I first started my gluten free life, there wasn't a lot of choices out there. And what few things I did find, weren't the best - ok let's face it, they were gross. Over the years I've adapted, found ways around it, products have gotten better and so have my cooking skills. All of that being said, I have never found gluten free crescent rolls. Think about it, all the holidays, those easy recipes using them.. off limits.. that is until now!
Who doesn't like Mac & Cheese? I've only met one person in my life who didn't, and well that's just silly! Jason loves his mac and cheese, and the only way he thinks it could be made better is with adding in Tuna. Now, I sit on the side lines on this one - who would do that to their mac and cheese? But I gave in - but took my own take on it.
No, this isn't from a box, we made the cheese mixture ourselves and I even added veggies - I fully expected to get yelled at for that! But I was pleasantly surprised when I heard "wait.. are those mushrooms I see mmmmmmmm!"
Yes, the recipe looks like takes a lot, but it's actually quiet simple. It made an almost over flowing casserole dish of yummy goodness, and it even convinced me that Tuna Mac could be where it's at!
Let's spice it up - it's dinner time, what do you have planned? This is an easy recipe and other than the marinading time it doesn't take too long. This is something we'd normally go out for but I decided to make it the other day. The only problem - I should have made more! It quickly disappeared!
We've always been told that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Making sure it is healthy is very important as well. I'm always looking for some healthy options to serve. For me it's always been hard to find yogurts that aren't full of gluten, artificial sweeteners or other chemicals. There are a few, but I wanted to try making it on my own, and I was shocked at how easy it is!
One of the hardest things about being gluten free is finding a good bread. You can find (corn) tortillas that work for some things, and some store bought breads are ok. But gluten free pitas? Forgetaboutit! So when my friend Rebekah from Deal Peddler made some Naan and it looked so tempting I had to give it a shot!
If you frequent Greek restaurants, or even locally Coney's you've most likely ordered a Gyro or two. I love the sauce that you can get on them, also known as Tzatziki. It's a fresh cucumber sauce and it's so good for veggie dips and more. The best part, it's super easy to make :).
It's Meatless May! I'm a bit late in the game this month, but I'm absolutely loving this recipe theme! There are so many delicious options and some are quick and easy. My first was just something I threw together, and I have a feeling as my garden gets in full swing I'll be making these a lot more. I always keep mini peppers on hand for snacking, and now my dill is big enough to harvest some, these were a great side with dinner the other night.
I use a lot of onion soup mixes in my recipes, especially when I'm throwing something in the crock pot. I've been using Lipton's boxed ones for years, and never had a problem with the ingredients, even though they don't specifically say they're gluten free. However, the more we eat clean in our house we're noticing sensitivities to other things like salt content. So I've went on a mission to create our own soup mixes, using whole ingredients and reducing the amount of processed ingredients. This is similar to my gluten free condensed soup mix - it's quick and easy and I keep it in a jar on hand on my counter.