Just made this last week and cooked our teriyaki chicken in it (and marinated in it too)
Makes roughly 2 Classico Jars ( I save glass jars and reuse them) full of yummy yummy time sauce!
1 cup coconut aminos (or gluten-free soy sauce if you can find it, but I cannot!)
1 cup honey
1/2 cup juice from fresh oranges (or same amount of frozen concentrate!)
4 tbs rice...
OK I think Ive got it all worked out and SAFE!
I have been a label reading whirlwind!
Finger foods to nosh whilst dinner cooks:
A plate of Greek Olives, Summer Sausage (which is very hard to find w/o corn syrup!), A dip of stone ground mustard/honey/sriracha, Cabot extra sharp cheddar slices and a plate of deviled eggs.
Ham Studded with Cherries & Pineapple & Gravy (fr...
Wee I am now (or will be on the 1st of April..no joke!) an employed person. Got the kindergarten teacher position at the local Country Day School (gifted school).
I go in on Tuesday to sign the papers. I have to do a set of quick training they require the following week before I start too.
It has GREAT benefits... wow... But I will not be making 6 figures there... ah well. I will s...
Finally, things are looking up. For whatever reason, I am now inundated with calls for interviews. Phew.. Just stopped writing this for 30 minutes because, yet another potential placement has called. BANG BAM BOOM! Here we go !!!
The SO is leaving in 2 weeks to spend spring break with his family in Germany. I really hope I am working by then because I will miss him too much and will need ...
I am just going to whine whine whine...
There are not enough sad faces to print here!
On Saturday, I went to a birthday party. It was my Boyfriends classmates son's 3rd bDay party. Anyway, we got there a little early and the mom was not yet ready and kind of losing it. She had never decorated a cake before and did not really know how to do it.. So.. I kind of just took over.
Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese
I used Tinkyada pasta for this but it can be done with zucchini and a spiralizer if you're already a pro at making and slightly drying the "noodles"
1 Package of Steakums (2 if you really want it meaty)
2 bags or boxes of any short cut Tinkyada pasta
1 large onion, chopped in large chunks
3 Bell Peppers, assorted colors, roughly chopped
Anti Pasto Salad
Easy and pretty much self explanatory
1/2 pound salami, chopped (ask the deli for a chunk and not sliced)
1/2 pound provolone cheese, chopped
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 jar black olives
1/4 pound sharp cheddar
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
BLT Cheddar Melts with Tomato Bacon Jam
A Stronghold favorite! I have to make 12 ...for 3 people... I AM GUILTY TOO!!!!
I make mine first on my own home made gluten free/ corn free bread and then I get out THEIR yucky evil gluteny pan from the toxic cabinet and do theirs up on a sourdough.
For the bacon and tomato jam:
4 slices smoky bacon, baked at 350°F to crisp o...
Gluten/Grain Free Tortillas
I've made these a few times. Easy , quick, and delicious. You really do want to get them as thin as you can, though. Use a LARGE frying pan or griddle. The recipe calls for a small 8" on but I find it easier with a larger one so I can control size better. I will be making a casserole ...
Campbell's Tomato Soup Copycat
I adapted this recipe from produceonparade.com
The first time I tried this recipe was last night. I WAS FLOORED! It is such a good copy cat.. MY GOODNESS! I am still smiling. I used it to make a stuffed pepper stoup. But all of those things you can make with the canned stuff you can now make with this! Stuffed Cabbages baked in the pan for potlucks,...
Salted Caramel Fudge
I was shopping and looking for caramel that was grain free. I found ZERO corn syrup free offerings so I bought some heavy cream and went home to make my own. If you need to be dairy free, You can actually use coconut cream from the can and vegan margarine. Apparently it works wonderfully. I cannot vouch as I've never tried it but EVERYONE should make home made caramel...
Eggs in Purgatory 2 Ways
Tonight we are indulging in some simple but fresh and delicious Italian fare. There are not a lot of ingredients so be sure to use the BEST ingredients. If you go for the 1st way, as I have this evening, be sure to find the darkest red tomatoes you can find. Actually use fresh basil and grate your own parmeggiano (or pecorino),
If you make it the second way, be ...
Brynja's Artichoke & Sausage Baked Ziti
This one is not grain free. I used Tinkyada pasta. It is ONLY made from rice and it has GREAT texture. It is the only grain I have found that my body will agree to. If you are unable to have any grains, you can modify this with some carrot noodles spiralzed! I've done it that way too. Delish!
2 lb Johnsonville sweet italian sausae (not in...
Beef Nacho Soup & Smooshy Applesauce Dessert
Tonight's Soup is Teen choice night. My girl is a soup addict. We are having it with a side of sliced avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, and black olives. If you have grain eaters in your home, you can serve it with a bag of good tortilla chips.
2 cans beef broth
8oz. Cream cheese, softened
8oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
Gennaro Contaldi’s Fried Stuffed Gnocchi
OK before you even get started, I need to tell you this is work. I have slightly modified the recipe so that it is grain free. I make my own Gnocchi pretty often and it is just one of those things that takes some practice. No need to worry, it will still taste perfect... its just practice to make them look pretty AND go quickly. I make this as a m...
Roasted Goat Cheese & Garlic Spread
I made this as an appetizer over the Christmas holidays. Everyone RAVED, a lot. If you were of a mind to try goat cheese, this is a yummy way to go. Even the kids and teens loved it. It is so creamy, sweet, and savory ...it is mouth manna!
6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
Honey Maple BBQ Ribs in the Crockpot & Green Apple Slaw
Its a day for sweet and tangy, slow cooked ribs and a crisp, fresh and slightly fruity salad! There is a lovely home made, grain free BBQ sauce to make.
Make your Green Apple Slaw and BBQ first
For the Slaw:
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon hon...
A delicious and tender burger with bacon, green onion, garlic, mushrooms, and a savory and sweet cheese out of Norway. YUMYUM!
Makes 9 (or 8 slightly larger) burgers.
Norwegian Gjet= goat ost=cheese
1 small pack of any THICK CUT bacon
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
2 lbs ground beef
2/3 cup baby ...
All Day Roast Pork, Spicy Apple Chutney, Mashed Citrus Sweet Potatoes, and Sauteed Chard
***Save left over Pork and Apple Chutney for a hot sandwich. I use Against the Grain baguette and then I load up a layer of shredded pork roast, apple chutney, and top it with EXTRA sharp white cheddar. I shove it under the broiler for a moment until its a nice melt and then we feast like kings.
Chicken and Spiralized Carrot Noodle Soup
6 Large Carrots, into spiral noodles *
1 Large Onion, diced
3 Stalks of Celery, diced
2 ½ lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
8 cups Chicken Stock
½ cup of White Wine
Salt and Pepper, to taste
balsamic vinegar to taste
1 Tbsp of Poultry Seasoning (oregano, thyme, crushed rosemary, CHOPPED! ...
All the flavour of chicken wings from the local pub around the corner. Topped off with a yummy, creamy "dressing" and carrots and celery on the side for extra dipping. This is just as messy as that Styrofoam container of wings, so get out the napkins! Its a heck of a lot healthier though.
For the meat:
3 tbsp butter
2 lb ground chicken breast
Salt and Pepper ( I use kosher...
A grill cheese sandwich stuffed with muenster and apple butter on a buttery, rosemary bread. Served with a lovely and fresh home made, creamy, roasted tomato soup. Foot stomping tasty!
Rosemary Baby Grilled Cheese:
1 lb sliced Muenster cheese
2 loaves gluten-free bread of your choice (I bake my own bread with rice and coconut flours)
1 1/2 cups of apple butter*
(One of my students learning how to make guacamole) TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO COOK! Like their life depended on it. It DOES!
So I am just going to keep gluten-free and grain free recipes in this blog. I love to cook and since I have a severe and immediate reaction to gluten and corn and I just try and skip soy... I skip the grains. With the exception of rice. All of the things I list that have...