Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

1lb of grass-fed ground beef
1 cup uncooked tricolor quinoa
3 oz Fontina cheese cubed
2 cups of fresh spinach
3 large peppers
1 oz Asiago and Fontina shredded cheese
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of coconut oil

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Start the Quinoa – it should take about 15-20 minutes to cook depending on what brand you buy
  3. Wash and clean out the peppers to make a big empty pepper cup.
  4. Brown the beef with the coconut oil in a skillet. Once it’s almost done, add the spinach in and cover for about 3-4 minutes until the spinach has wilted into the meat. You might want to stir it in so it’s not just sitting on top.
  5. When the quinoa is done, add the Fontina cheese and the beef mix. Get everything melted and into a nice consistency.
  6. Use a casserole or meatloaf dish to put the peppers in. Fill them up with the mixture and put in the oven for about 17 minutes (we like our peppers a little crispy but if you want them soft, you should leave them in longer).
  7. Take them out at the timer and add the shredded cheese on the top of them along with the Parmesan cheese. We are a cheesy household so you can put as much or as little as you would like on the top.
  8. Bake for another 4-5 minutes so the cheese can melt. Take them out and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Recipe: Lasagna Stuffed Flank Steak

Lasagna Stuffed Flank Steak – Gluten Free
Lasagna Stuffed Flank Steak – Gluten Free

Now this is a delightful gluten free recipe I can stand behind. The title is a little misleading because there are no noodles in this version of lasagna, just meat and the fillings!

I’m getting pretty good at stuffing meat with things and the flank steak is really easy to roll and stuff. Now that I have the hang of cutting the meat and getting it to open like a book, I can pretty much stuff it with anything! For the next few weeks, I will be focused on eating clean and getting lean so I want some items that are low or no carbs to help me hit my goal. For dinners, I rotate a small amount of carbs one night like sweet potatoes with another night of no carbs like this recipe here. The carb dinners are saved for the days I work really hard at the gym.

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds of grass fed flank steak

3/4-1 cup of ricotta cheese – we used organic (shown below)

2 cups of spinach

1/2 cup of thinly sliced peppers (shown below)

3/4 cup of frozen, shelled edamame

1/4 cup of artichokes from a jar marinated (we used Trader Joe’s)

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

1 tablespoon of onion powder

2 cups of gluten free marinara sauce (shown below)

Olive Oil and Parmasean Cheese

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, onion powder, spinach, peppers and edamame in a skillet to sautee

3. While this is cooking, get the flank steak out and cut open. You want to be sure not to cut it all the way through, you want it to open up like a book, as you can see in the top and bottom pictures. Cut the twine into pieces so you can get it tied all the way around and you will need 3 or 4 pieces.

4. Brush the meat with olive oil and add any other seasonings you might want to add. Italian seasonings would be a nice addition to this recipe. Put the ricotta cheese down leaving a nice edge around the meat. You don’t want it to spill out all over when you try to roll it.

5. Mix the spinach mixture with 1 cup of marinara sauce and then lay that on top of the ricotta cheese.

6.. Have the twine ready to slide under the meat when you roll it. It’s a good idea if you pick it up a bit and try to almost fold it over instead of rolling because it will smush the ingredients and push them forward instead of rolling. Tie it all up and cut off the extra twine at the top.

7.  I brushed a little more of the olive oil on the meat to prevent it from drying out.

8.  Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on how you like your meat.

9. We heated the extra sauce and put it on top of the meat when cut along with a little parmesan cheese.

I never finish my meal like this! It was that good. I would make this every week (actually I might;)

 

Gluten-Free Desserts – Chocolate Fruit Kebob!

Gluten-Free Desserts:  Fruit Kebobs!
Gluten-Free Desserts: Fruit Kebobs!

This might be the shortest post I’ll ever write. These gluten-free desserts were fabulous and the easiest thing to make! Kids will love them and you will love their low calorie, gluten-free goodness!

Gluten-Free Desserts: Fruit Kebobs

What you need:

Raspberries

Gluten-Free Marshmallows – We used Elyon brand

Gluten-Free Cookies – we used Earth Fare Ginger Snaps

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips – we used Enjoy Life Mini’s

Skewers

How do you make them?

1. Cut the marshmallows into bite size pieces and alternate a raspberry with a piece of marshmallow.

2. Melt the chocolate in a pan or in the microwave – empty into a small ziplock bag – cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and pipe out the chocolate over the kebobs.

3. Crush and sprinkle the cookies on top of the kebobs.

4. Devour!

Gluten Free Open Face Burger Recipe with Chebe Breadstick Mix

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Gluten Free Open Face Burger

I love Chebe. I mean it, I really love Chebe products. It has become a staple in our house when we are craving pizza, bread sticks, cheese balls or whatever other doughy need we might have one night. Imagine my delight when I came home from a long day at the gym to find Aaron made these little treats for dinner!

I know its a lot of carbs but sometimes you just need a little carby indulgence after a long day of work.

So, you want to try to make these for dinner?

Here’s what you are going to need for my Gluten Free Open Face Burger

Ingredients:

1lb of Grass Fed Beef

1 Egg

3/4 Cup of gluten free bread crumbs (we use Tall Papa’s)

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 tablespoons of olive oil

3 minced garlic cloves

1 Box of Chebe Breadstick Mix

1-2 cups of marinara sauce

4 slices of cheese (we used mozzarella)

How to assemble!

1. Follow Chebe directions on box to get the dough ready and then flatten into round pods. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes. You want them to be about the same size as the burger patties. So however large your burgers are, that’s the size of the bread bottom. Brush the dough with some coconut oil before baking and putting on a nonstick pan in the oven.

2. Mix the ground grassfed beef, egg, breadcrumbs into a bowl. Shape into 4 patties and cook on low heat with coconut oil in a skillet or other frying pan on the stove. Cook to your desired temperature.

3. You want the burgers and the bread to be done at the same time!

4. Take the roll out of the oven – top with the burger patty, slice of cheese to your liking  (we used mozzarella) and some red sauce on top. Cook for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and heat up the marinara sauce.

5. Take out and enjoy!

Gluten Free Open Face Burger
Gluten Free Open Face Burger

**I am not sponsored, paid or given product by Chebe. I genuinely love their products. They are the greatest thing we’ve found since going gluten free.**

 

Gluten-Free Quinoa Recipe – Cheesy Crab Patties

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gluten-free cheesy quinoa crab patties
I used to eat quinoa a lot before I even had celiac disease because it had more protein than other carbs, which I need more when I’m strength training. Now I get to experiment with this nutty flavored ingredient to find new and fun gluten-free foods to eat since I’m getting bored with the usual. Most of my recipes will be 10 ingredients or less because that’s just how I work. Simple. Easy. So check out my new  gluten-free quinoa recipe!
Gluten-Free Quinoa Recipe – Cheesy Crab Patties:
Cook plain quinoa in water for 15 minutes (2 cups cooked) –
You can also cook it in broth but be careful it is gluten-free broth!
mixed in:
3/4 shredded cheddar cheese – (we use non hormone, organic cheese)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 carrot grated (regular size carrot)
3 organic eggs
1/4 cup of gluten-free flour (we used Trader Joe’s)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Aaron and I decided to try it both with salmon and crab. We divided up the batter into 2 bowls.
In one bowl we added 1 can of lump crab, drained – approximately 1 cup
In another bowl we added 1 can of salmon, drained – approximately 1 cup
Both were cooked the exact same way….
Cooked in grass-fed butter on low heat, one heaping spoon molded in egg-shaped and flatten out like pancake, both sides until crisp. Once they were done, we took them out and put them on paper towels to absorb the extra butter from the pan.
Topped with sour cream or ketchup
I topped mine with lactose free sour cream and preferred the crab cakes.
Aaron topped his with ketchup (gross) and enjoyed the salmon ones better.

 

Easy Gluten Free Stir Fry Recipe with Wild Shrimp

Gluten Free Shrimp Stir Fry
Gluten Free Shrimp Stir Fry

I know, I know – I’m not the best food photographer yet! But I’m getting lessons and making steps to have fancy pictures soon I promise! I got the cute dishes and accents to make Pinterest worthy photos of all my new and fun creations.

Let’s get right down too it! I’ve been trying to come up with meals out of ingredients that we already have in our house. I made Gluten Free Stir Fry that was fabulous! What I love about stir fry is that you can really use any meat and veggies with it and it can taste delicious. This just happens to be what we had in our house at the time.

Here’s what I did…

Gluten Free Shrimp Stir Fry

1/2-1 Pound of uncooked Wild Shrimp

3 cups of cooked brown rice

2 cups of spinach

2 cups of broccoli pulled into small bite pieces

1 cup of frozen edamame

1 cup of chopped mushrooms

1 tablespoon of garlic salt

1 tablespoon of onion powder

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

4 tablespoons of olive oil

Gluten Free Soy Sauce – I use San-J

1. Start cooking your brown rice – you want the shrimp and rice to be done around the same time.

2. Thaw and peel the shrimp. Cut into bit size pieces and cook in a skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the garlic. The uncooked shrimp tastes a million times better than the already cooked and frozen shrimp. When it turns white and pink – it’s done.

3. Place the spinach, broccoli, edamame, mushrooms, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic salt and onion powder in a deep skillet with medium heat covered until the spinach begins to wilt. You can obviously try any veggies to your liking in this dish because it’s so versatile!

4. Take 1/4 cup of soy sauce and mix all of the vegetables together with the shrimp. Let simmer for about 3-5 minutes.

5. When the mixture looks blended add another 1/4 cup of soy sauce and the 3 cups of rice to the mixture. Use a large spoon to really mix the ingredients together.

6. Serve with your favorite gluten-free wontons or egg rolls. We love the Feel Good Foods brand! Non greasy and yummy!

 

Super Easy Bison Gluten-Free Chili

Grocery Items! I didn’t end up using the Spinach and I wouldn’t use the paste second time around
Grocery Items! I didn’t end up using the Spinach and I wouldn’t use the paste second time around

Bison Gluten-Free Chili

1lb Bison stew meat or Bison steaks (cut into bite size pieces)

1 Green Pepper

3 Stalks of celery

1 Can of tomato sauce

1 Can of roasted tomatoes

1 Can of kidney beans

1 Can of cannellini beans

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon garlic salt

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1/2 Tablespoon cumin

Lactose free or regular sour cream

Shredded cheddar cheese

**All brands of ingredients should be checked to ensure they are indeed gluten-free**

After browning I cut them into little bite size pieces.
After browning I cut them into little bite size pieces.

1. Cut the bison into small bite size pieces and put in a skillet or frying pan to brown to desired temperature. Medium is good for this because they will cook more in the chili while it’s on the stove.

2. Get out a large soup pot or slow cooker to put the rest of the ingredients.

3. Cut the green pepper and celery into bite size pieces.

4. After browning the bison and cutting the veggies, place everything together in the soup pot or slow cooker. I don’t drain the beans because it makes the chili less thick. Stir everything together and turn on a med/low heat. Let simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Just throw it all into the pot!
Just throw it all into the pot!

5. I love to top my bowl of chili with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I found a great brand of lactose free sour cream that I really love.

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Of course feel free to add some spice, I like things pretty mild due to heartburn with spicy foods! I started out with adding some tomato paste but it made the chili a little too thick for my liking. I would skip it in your version if you like the sauce thinner.

 

 

 

 

 

The easiest gluten free chili recipe ever!

Gluten-Free Chili Recipe
Gluten-Free Chili Recipe

Everyone loves a great chili on a cold winter day or to celebrate the big game, but what do you do when all of the seasoning packets contain wheat? Well, I’ve tried several and finally found one that tastes great and helped me make a delicious gluten-free chili that can be eaten right away or frozen for the next time you need a warm, wholesome meal.

I wanted something super easy that I could just throw in the pot and wait for it to finish. That is exactly what I got with this recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Here is my recipe for super easy gluten free chili

What you need:

1-2lbs grass fed ground beef

2 cans or the equivalent of fresh kidney beans

2 cans of gluten free fire roasted tomatoes

1 can of gluten free tomato sauce

1 onion

1 green pepper

1 gluten free chili sauce packet like Hol Grain Gluten Free Seasoning

How do you make this deliciousness? So. Easy.

Brown the beef in a pan and then transfer to a large soup pot or crock pot

Cut up the pepper and onion to the size you like – I prefer the pieces smaller

Put the beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, pepper and sauce packet into the pan together

Wait for about 3-4 hours on low heat and then devour

The smell alone in your house is enough to make you drool!

Want to fancy it up? Add some bacon, hot sauce, hot peppers, sour cream, garlic, more veggies, cheese, gluten free crackers!