Sep 21 2013

gluten free apple crisp

Amen for apple season! Seriously, one of my favorite parts of the year. I really wish we had more orchards in Utah! Apples are so awesome, versatile, eat plan, with dip, make applesauce, apple pie, drinks, anything your mind can think up, you can add apple to it to increase the moisture and density. My all time favorite, apple crisp. Mmmm, not much better in the world than a hot bowl of fresh homemade apple crisp al a mode. The perfect blend of sweet and crisp. I am salivating already!

imageIn a large bowl, place 5-6 washed, peeled, cored and cubed or sliced apples (My favorites are Gala or Honeycrisp). Toss the apples with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and sprinkle on with cinnamon sugar (I use Splenda and cinnamon with a 2:1 ratio), until all apples are lightly and evenly coated. Now toss the apples with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of gluten free all purpose flour (to absorbs the extra juices), and mix well. Put this mixture into a greased 9×9 in pan.

Preheat your oven to 375*

In a glass measuring cup melt 1/4 cup coconut oil, then add 1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour, 1/2 cup gluten free oats, and 1/2 crushed cinnamon rice chex cereal. Mix well (will be crumbly), and pour on top of the apples, pat down so there is an even layer of the crisp. Bake for 30-35minutes. Try not to inhale it all in one sitting (;

Can a smell it already?

Enjoy! (:

Sep 21 2013

gluten free spicy cheese pizza dough

We’ve all been there, waiting FOREVER for our pizza dough to rise, or praying that this next frozen gluten free pizza doesn’t have the same flavor as cardboard. But we do it, time after time again, trying every frozen brand until we have tried them all. Yet, still are left aching for a pizza that lingers in our memories, and we have engraved in our minds, of our last gluten filled pizza pie. We want a sweet fluffy dough that isn’t paper thin, or dry. We want something that won’t make us sick. We want wheat free, gluten free, yeast free, pizza that we can enjoy within the same hour our craving hits.

Wait no more, this crust will blow your mind.

imageIn a small pan bring the following ingredients to a slow boil:
1/2 cup skim or lowfat milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup coconut oil

Pour the liquid over 2 cups of tapioca starch, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and 1/2 tablespoon of hot red pepper flakes, and mix at low speed.

Once mixed, crack one egg, and mix throughly.

Lastly, add 1 cup grated parmesan cheese and mix.

This recipe will make 1 large + 1 small (he baked crust is about 1cm thick, and 5in x 10in) pizza crusts, or 2 medium pizza crusts. I usually double this recipe and freeze them separated into sized out bags (works best if you fold it in parchment paper inside your bag, or it will stick to the bag when thawed.

Flatten your dough to your desired thickness, and bake on top of parchment paper (best on an air bake pizza pan), and pre bake at 425* for 10 minutes on each side. Top with your favorite flavors, mine are spicy tomato sauce, turkey pepperoni, spinach, mozzerella cheese, sprinkle of cheddar cheese + sundried tomatoes!

Enjoy! (:

Sep 9 2013

gluten free homemade chili

GF chili

Gluten Free Homemade Chili

(aka the best damn chili ever)

1 diced red pepper

1 diced green pepper

1 diced medium white onion

4 diced roma tomatos

16 ounces chardonnay

16 ounces chunky tomato sauce

8 ounces GF chicken broth

1 – 16 ounce can pinto beans

2 – 16 ounce cans kidney beans

1 – 16 ounce can black beans

4 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons dry ground mustard

4 tablespoons chili powder

1 lb ground beef (browned)

1 lb breakfast sausage (browned)

Sautee the onions and red peppers, mix the dry ingredients with the peppers, onions, and meat together. Add the chardonnay, and allow to simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes. And the remaining ingredients, and turn the heat to low, cook for 3-4 hours.

Top each bowl with a touch of shredded cheese (colby is best!), and Enjoy!

*makes ALOT great to freeze and have for many, many more meals!