Friday, April 30, 2010

GF :: day 9

this is my gluten-free life

these are a few GF recipe books i've been going through lately that seem to have some good recipes

do you have any GF recipes that you recommend? would love to hear...

bon weekend mes amies !

see you at the next post !

PS i am planning on taking part in this

Thursday, April 29, 2010

GF :: day 8

this is my gluten-free life

turkey brat chili

using a crockpot

my husband loves chili, so i've made this alot --- talk about an all American cowboy meal, chili with corn bread !

how i make it:
grill a package of 5 turkey brats, then cut into bite sized chunks
add to crockpot, as well as:
2 cans black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 can white beans (dreained & rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper (sliced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
.25 cups red wine
put crockpot on high for 3 hours

corn bread mix...

...made in muffin tins

i like my corn bread warm with butter & my chili with a dollop of sour cream

another meal i make in the crockpot is split pea soup, no 'after' photo to share of this one - just imagine a bowl full of green soup

bon appetit !

see you tomorrow for day 9 !

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

GF :: day 7

this is my gluten-free life

Asia stir-fry with rice noodles

using a wok

if i remember correctly for this one we also added one cubed chicken breast, some peanut butter, soy sauce...

Thai curry chicken with Basmati rice

what i use:
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp red curry paste
2 T brown sugar
1-2 cubed chicken breast (i've also made this with tofu in place of chicken)
.5 cups frozen peas
1 small can mushrooms

this is how i made it... while the Basmati rice is on the stove:
in a small pot on low to medium heat (all of this takes about 15 minutes) i mix the coconut milk with the red curry paste, then mix in the brown sugar, add the chicken & frozen peas, & then the last 5 minutes i add the mushrooms

bon appetit !

see you tomorrow for day 8 !

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

GF :: day 6

this is my gluten-free life

this is couscous garni....

except it's made with quinoa in place of couscous

this one was made with lamb, can of chick peas, turnips, carrots, can of tomatoes, raisins... for recipes do an internet search for 'couscous garni'

Gorilla Munch chicken nuggets & mustard honey dip

we had something very similar to this at a restaurant maybe 15 years ago ! we used to make it with Captain Crunch cereal, then when be discovered GF Gorilla Munch cereal we started making it with Gorilla Munch

Gorilla Munch chicken nuggets:
4 chicken breast (cut into strips)
2 eggs (beat)
one box of Gorilla Munch cereal (crush)
dip chicken strips in egg batter, roll in crushed cereal, deep fat fry in deep fat fryer

mustard honey dip:
2T mild Dijon mustard
2T honey
1.5 T sour cream
.5 T curry powder
(adjust any or all of the ingredients to taste)

bon appetit !

see you tomorrow for day 7 !

Monday, April 26, 2010

GF :: day 5

this is my gluten-free life

buckwheat crepes

my husband comes from the area in Brittany, France where they make crepes au sarrasin = buckwheat crepes (btw, 'wheat' in buckwheat is a misnomer, there's no wheat in buckwheat flour, buckwheat flour is GF)

you can find recipes for buckwheat crepe batter on the web

to make the crepes we have a crepe maker, bought online from Canada :)

these are salty crepes or dinner crepes (not sweet or dessert crepes), we add toppings such as shredded cheese (comte), deli sliced ham, egg, onion, etc.

bon appetit !

see you tomorrow for day 6 !

Friday, April 23, 2010

GF :: day 4

this is my gluten-free life


here are some GF laptop lunches i pack for my oldest son, the above photo is a taco lunch, with Tostitos (corn chips), taco meat (ground beef), sliced black olives, taco sauce, GF gingerbread man cookies, & water

canned pear half, black olives, hard boiled egg, sliced hard salami, baby carrots, GF brownie, & water

turkey sandwich with GF bread, puppy chow, string cheese, apple sauce, baby carrots, & V8

as for me, lunch is usually leftovers (from a previous dinner), canned soup, my favorite sandwich on toasted GF bread, or my favorite salad: lettuce, French vinaigrette, chicken (optional), crumbled feta cheese, craisins, & sliced almonds

i often bring this salad minus the chicken in a reusable container to the beach during the summer

what do your GF lunches look like?

see you on Monday for day 5 ! bon week-end !

Thursday, April 22, 2010

GF :: day 3

this is my gluten-free life


for me when i switched to GF, breakfast was the most difficult transition, but it is better now that i have discovered a few things... like all of the GF Chex cereals which can all be bought at the regular grocery store... other items i eat for breakfast:

Carnation chocolate breakfast drink, i sprinkle ground flax seeds on top

cottage cheese with sunflower seeds

French breakfast - chestnut toasts with Bonne Maman strawberry jam

granola made in the crockpot, served with milk or yogurt

what do your GF breakfasts look like?

see you tomorrow for day 4 !

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GF :: day 2

this is my gluten-free life

GF products that i buy

we enjoy eating this cornbread warm with butter - yum ! along with chili or soup for example

this brownie mix i can get at the regular grocery store, Betty Crocker makes other mixes, too

cookies, cookies, & more cookies

i use several different Bob's Red Mill mixes

i couldn't live without my appliances, we've had this bread machine for almost 7 years now. this GF bread mix is very easy to make, into the bread machine i dump 1 2/3 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1 tsp vinegar, 2 eggs, the mix & the packet of yeast that some with the mix

3 hours & 20 minutes later, the warm good smelling GF bread is all done baking :) after 3 days i slice the remaining amount & put it in the freezer

what GF products do you buy?

see you tomorrow for day 3 !

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

GF :: day 1

this is my gluten-free life

{i'll be blogging everything gluten-free (GF) for a couple of weeks}

once a month i go shopping at my local co-op aka GF heaven... i stock up for the month on GF items that i cannot buy at the regular grocery store... here's a tour in photos of many of the GF food items available at my local co-op, just look for the red signs that say WHEAT FREE GLUTEN FREE...

mixes: you name it, bread, pizza crust, pancake, cake, cookies, brownies, it's there

cereal, the most popular breakfast meal in the US




frozen dinners

frozen pasta meals

more frozen pasta meals

frozen pizza crusts

where do you go shopping to find your GF food items?

see you tomorrow for day 2 !