Gluten Free Cornbread
- 1 C Yellow corn meal
- 1 C rice flour
- ¼ C Agave nectar or molasses
- 2 tsp Xanthan gum
- 2 Tblsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 C oil
- 1 egg or substitute
- 1 C milk or milk substitute
- 1 C water
Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until just blended.
Pour into well greased 8” square pan. Batter will be thin.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until done.
Tip: This cornbread can be embellished by adding diced roasted peppers or green chiles. It can be made into croutons or stuffing by pouring the batter into a cookie sheet pan with edges and cooking it at 350 until done. Then cut into cubes right in the pan, loosen and jumble, and bake slowly at 200 F until they are the dryness you desire. Stir the cubes occasionally during this process. It can take a couple of hours.
Sweet Potato Hummus
Makes 8 Servings
- 1 Large sweet potato (12-14 ounces), cooked & mashed
- 1 can (I5 ounces) chick peas, drained, rinsed
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup fresth lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- I small clove garlic, halved
- I 1/2 teaspoon fine sea silt
- I teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Directions I. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and puree until smooth.
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium sized red onion, minced
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 Tablespoon dried sage
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 C water
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 C quinoa
- 1 C dried cranberries
- ½ C chopped fresh parsley
- ½ C chopped pecans
- Juice of 1 lime
Heat 3 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Saute the veggies, garlic and apple over medium heat until the onion is soft and the squash is cooked and slightly browned. Add sage, salt and pepper to taste.
Bring 4 C water to a boil. Add bay leaves and quinoa. After the water comes to a boil again, reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Combine and toss with sautéed veggies and add the remaining oil, dried cranberries, fresh parsley, lime juice and pecans. Use to stuff poultry or serve as a side dish.
Tip: Quinoa cooks perfectly in a rice cooker as well. You can add chicken broth instead of water for a richer flavor.
Gluten Free - Blueberry Millet Pancakes
Makes enough for two – they are fabulous by any standard.
- ¼ C millet flour
- ¼ C tapioca flour
- 12 C potato Starch
- 2 Tablespoons sugar or agave nectar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/3 – 2/3 C soy, rice or almond milk
- 2 Tbsp butter – melted
- 2 tsp grated lemon peel
- 1 large egg or equivalent egg replacer powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C fresh or frozen blueberries
Mix dry ingredients together
Whisk in “milk”, butter, lemon zest, egg and vanilla until smooth.
Let stand a few minutes – you can add more “milk” to thin the batter further.
Add berries and make pancakes. Enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Lasagna
- Tomato sauce marinara
- 6 large red bell peppers – roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
- ½ C parmesan cheese, grated
- Lasagna noodles
- Meat or sausage if desired, cooked and drained.
Combine in food processor or chop finely and combine in a bowl:
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 green onions or ½ small onion
- ¼ C mixed fresh herbs such as basil, oregano and parsley
- 20 ounces fresh mild goat cheese (may substitute ricotta)
- Up to ¾ C heavy cream
The consistency of the goat cheese will determine how much cream to add. Process or blend these until creamy, smooth and easy to spread. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly oil a 13 x 9 x 3” baking pan. Layer the tomato sauce, pasta, cheese filling, meat if used, peppers, 2nd layer of tomato sauce and then parmesan cheese. Repeat for 3-4 layers total. Cover with foil, bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees . Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking and let lasagna stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- 4 chicken breasts, cooked and either
- chopped into pieces or shredded
- 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tsp of arrow root powder or cornstarch
- chicken broth – 2-3 cups
- tortillas, corn
- enchilada sauce – 2 large cans, GF
- options of black olives, green chiles, beans
- Saute the onions, garlic and any chiles you are using in oil or butter.
- Add the Tablespoon or so of arrowroot powder or cornstarch and make a roux (thickened sauce)
- Add the chicken broth and mix into a thinner sauce
- Add your other chopped ingredients including the chicken and cheese if desired.
- Put some enchilada sauce in a frying pan and warm it – soak each tortilla in it enough to soften it – don’t get them too soaked or they will fall apart.
- Put filling into tortillas, roll and place into pan.
- Pour remaining sauce over filled tortillas, making sure it goes between each enchilada.
- Bake at 350 for about an hour. Sour cream on top if desired. Enjoy!
Layered Triple Green Frittata
Makes 6 servings
- 6 organic eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoon organic plain Greek yogurt or water
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Sea salt
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups thinly diced leeks, white and green parts
- 4 cups steamed and Limped Swiss chard, kale or spinach in bite-size pieces
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated embolic Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Position one oven rack about 6 inches below the broiler and another rack in the coder of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°
- Put the eggs, yogurt, thyme, pepper, nutmeg, and ½ teaspoon of salt in a bowl and whisk until the eggs are frothy and only very mull lumps of yogurt remain.
- Ilea the olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and a pinch of talt and mini until just golden, about 6 minutes. Put the Swiss chard on top of the leeks and sprinkle a pinch of salt over the chard. Cover and let the chard steam just until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Arrange the tomatoes on top of the chard.
- Pour the cis mixture over the murex, and make sum It seeps through the greens; you may need to gently shift the greens a bit to help with lit. Sprinkle the Parmesan chore over the top.
- Bake on the center rack of the own for 10 to 15 minutes, until the eggs are set. Turn the oven to broil and move the skillet to the top rack. Broil for I minute, until the cheese and almond flours are golden brown. Serve hot or at room temperature.Variation: Make this frittata dairy free with substituting 2 tablespoons of water for the yogurt and omitting the cheese. Feel free to substitute spinach or kale for the chard.
Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks
- 1 Head of Cabbage (you can use green or purple) cut into 1” thick slices
- 1.5 TBS oil (Ghee, coconut oil, avocado oil)
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves smashes (can use garlic powder, or is allergic to garlic use onion powder 1-2 tsp)
- Kosher salt /Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
- Place parchment paper on baking dish
- Place cut cabbage slices on pan
- Brush both sides of cabbage with oil
- Rube both sides of cabbage with garlic, salt and pepper
- Roast for 20 min in the middle rack of over, flip and roast for an additional 20 min.
- Serve and EnjoyJ
- 1 head cauliflower, remove core and cut into pieces
- 1 small red onion, cut into chunks
- 1 large apple, unpeeled , cored and cut into chunks
- 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons dried currents (may substitute raisens)
- 2 Tablespoons dried dill
Preheat the oven to 450.
Toss all the ingredients except the dill together in a shallow baking dish and spread them out to make a single layer. Bake uncovered for 20 – 30 minutes or until some of the edges of the cauliflower start to brown. Stir once during this time. When done, sprinkle with dill and serve. Serves 4.
Tip: You can roast many other vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beets, and turnips. Be creative and try different combinations with a variety of spices.
Soups & Stews
Makes 2 quarts
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1½ cups chopped yollow Orion:
- 3 pounds carrots washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, or 1 teaspoon ground
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon wound cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Tumeric
- 6 cups Magic Mineral Broth
- Sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon steapk syrup
- Spritz of Meyer Lemon or Orange
- In a 6- to 8-quart pot, heat the olive oil as medium heat. Add the oniom with a pinch of salt and saut6 until golden. Add the carrots, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric and stir to combine. Deglaze the pan with ½ cup of broth, then add the remaining 5½ cups of liquid and ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. In a blender, purie the soup in batches, adding the cooking liquid first and then the carrots. Blend until very smooth. Add additional liquid to reach the desired thickness. Return to the pot, add the maple syrup and reheat slowly Taste. You might want to add more salt and a spritz of lemon.
Serving size: 6 quarts
- 6 unpeeled carrots, cut into thirds
- 2 unpeeled yellow onions cut into chunks
- I leek, white and green pans, cut into thirds
- 1 bunch celery, including the heart. cut into thirds
- 4 unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
- 2 unpeeled Japanese or regular sweet potatoes, quartered
- 1 unpeeled garnet yam, quartered
- 1/2 unpeeled cloves grlic, halved
- ½ bunch parsley
- 1 8-inch strip of kombu
- 12 black peppercorns
- 4 whole allspice or juniper berries
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 quarts cold, unfiltered water
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Rinse all of the vegetables well, including the kombu. In a 12-quart or larger stockpot, combine the carrots, onions, leek, celery, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, garlic, parsley, kombu, peppercorns, allspice berries, and bay leaves. Fill the pot with the water to 2 inches below the rim, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Remove the lid, decrease the heat to low, and simmer for at least 2 hours. As the broth simmers, some of the water will evaporate; add more if the vegetables begin to peek out. Simmer until the full richness of the vegetables can be tasted.
- Strain the broth through a large, coarse-mesh sieve. (remember to use a heat-resistant container underneath), then add salt to taste.
- Let cool to room temperature before refrigerating or dazing.
Greek Lentil Stew
Makes 4 Servings
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup lentils
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth, divided
- 1 medium zucchini squash, chopped
- 1 medium yellow squash
- 1 tablespoon tomato pale
- 1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Directions: In small Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and saute for 1 minute. Cover pot tightly and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for I minute longer. Stir in lentils. oregano and cinnamon, and cook until seasoning is fragrant. 30 seconds. Add 2 cups of broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer lentils for 25 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow squash, tomato pure, pomegranate juice, remaining broth, sea salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. or until lentils are done to your taste. Let stew sit, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, divided among soup bowls.
MAKES ABOUT 2.5 CUPS
- 10 – 12 MEDIUM TOMATILLOS, HUSKED AND RINSED
- FRESH SERRANO CHILES TO TASTE (ABOUT 3), STEMMED
- 1.5 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL OR VEGETABLE OIL
- 1 MEDIUM WHITE ONION, ROUGHLY CHOPPED
- 2 LARGE GARLIC CLOVES, PEELED AND ROUGHLY CHOPPED
- 2 CUPS CHICKEN, BEEF OR FISH BROTH
- 1/3 CUP CILANTRO, ROUGHLY CHOPPED
SALT TO TASTE
- PUT TOMATILLOS AND CHILES ON A BAKING SHEET AND PLACE UNDER A HOT BROILER. WHEN THEY BLACKEN, BLISTER AND SOFTEN ON ONE SIDE (ABOUT 5 MINUTES), TURN AND ROAST THE OTHER SIDE.
- PUT TOMATILLOS, CHILES AND ANY JUICES INTO A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER.
- HEAT 1 TABLESPOON OIL IN A HEAVY SKILLET OVER MEDIUM. ADD ONION AND COOK UNTIL GOLDEN (ABOUT 8 MINUTES, THEN ADD GARLIC AND COOK A MINUTE LONGER. ADD THIS MIXTURE TO THE BLENDER. PULSE THE MACHINE TO MAKE A ROUGH PUREE (NOT TOTALLY SMOOTH).
- WIPE SKILLET CLEAN, THEN HEAT REMAINING OIL OVER MEDIUM-HIGH. WHEN HOT, POUR THE PUREE IN AND STIR CONSTANTLY FOR 4-5 MINUTES AND ALLOW SAUCE TO DARKEN AND THICKEN.
- STIR IN BROTH AND LET MIX RETURN TO A BOIL, REDUCE HEAT TO MEDIUM AND SIMMER UNTIL THICK (ABOUT 10 MINUTES.
- STIR IN CILANTRO AND SALT AS DESIRED.
- THIS CAN BE MADE UP TO 5 DAYS AHEAD AND CAN BE FROZEN. WONDERFUL OVER MEAT, CHICKEN OR FISH.
FROM RICK BAYLESS’S MEXICAN KITCHEN
- Makes 02 3* CiPS
- I cup raw cashews
- I cup water
- I teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or orange juice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- Grind the cashews in a mini food processor or nut grinder to give them a head start in the blender. (If you have a Via-Mix, you can skip this step.) Put the muter in a blender, then add the lemon juice, salt, nutmeg, and cashews and blend until creamy smooth. This takes several minutes, but your taste buds will reap the rewards of your patience.
Makes 2, 8-10 ounce servings
- 1 cup (cold) green tea
- I cup hemp or almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1-2 tablespoons chic seeds. whole or ground
- K teaspoon cinnamon
- K teaspoon ginger (dried) or 14 teaspoon fresh ginger. minced
- I tablespoon flesh lemon Juice
- I teaspoon maple syrup or I teaspoon stevia
- 1/2 cup (no wpm added) given blueberries
- 3/4 cup (no sugar added) froze n strawberries
- 1/2 cup (no sugar added) frozen mangoes
- I cup packed baby spinach
Add 1/4 to 16 cup in ice to increase thickness desired.
Directions: Add prepared green tea, hemp or almond milk to blender. Then add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed ending with baby spinach. Blend at very low speed until ingredients are mixed then gradually increase speed to high and blend well for 1 minute. Serve immediately. (If umble to serve immediately; please omit chia or other seeds as gelling will occur and it will be less palatable.)
Options: Add 1-2 teaspoons nut butter or ground flax or hemp seeds or a combination of those options to add quality protein, healthy fats and fiber to this smoothie. If using fresh fruit be sure to add 1/2-1 cup Ice to mixture to desired thickness.
Home Made Applesauce
- 6-8 organic apples
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp. organic GF vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons molasses if desired
Peel and core the apples. Cut them in medium sized chunks and place in a 4 – 8 quart saucepan (depending on size of apples and how many).
Add other ingredients and mix them in. Turn heat on low and stir occasionally until apples are soft and can be mashed. You can leave the applesauce somewhat chunky or put it through a food mill if you want it smooth.
This can take 1 ½ hours to cook or more if making a larger batch.
Tip: This applesauce freezes well and is a great sugar substitute in many recipes so it’s nice to keep some on hand.
You may want to make it without the molasses if using in a recipe as the sweetener.
Avocado Chicken Salad
- ½ large avocado
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1-2 TSP of Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup cooked chicken (shredded or cubed)
- ½=3/4 cup chopped vegetables of choice( cabbage, carrots, radishes, peppers ext)
- Add all ingredients into a bowel and mix well.
- Serve on cucumber wedges or rice crackers
Shredded Carrot and Beet Salad
Makes 4 servings
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice.
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- I cup peeled and shredded carrot
- 1 cup peeled and shredded red beet
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
Directions 1. Whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, ginger, and salt together until thoroughly combined. Put the carrots in a mixing bowl, grizzle with half of the dressing. and toss until evenly coated. Place the carrots on one side of a shallow serving bowl. Put the beets in the mixing bowl. drizzle with the remaining dressing, and toss until evenly coated. Place the beets in the caning bowl next to the carrots for a beautiful contrast of red and orange. Top with the chopped mint before seeing.
- 1 C dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
- 6 tablespoons sesame tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
- 5 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ C liquid – water or liquid from cooking the beans
- Pour off the soaking water and cover the beans with fresh water in a saucepan. Add ¼ tsp salt and bring to a boil. Cook at a slow boil for 45 minutes or until beans are soft.Drain the beans, reserving the liquid. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well blended. You can add more liquid and process longer if you like a smoother hummous. Adjust ingredients to taste.
Tip: You can flavor hummous with chipotle peppers, roasted red or green peppers, smoked salmon or carmelized onions for many more delicious variations. You can serve it with GF crackers or simply with carrot sticks and other veggies as a dip. It is also great as a sandwich spread or in a salad.
- ½ pound shelled walnuts
- ½ tsp garam masala
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp brown rice syrup.
Heat the oven to 300 F
- Combine the nuts, garam masala, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and stir well. Drizzle the oild and brown rice syrup ovenly over the nuts.
- Toss well to coat.
- Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Bake in oven for 7 minutes or until toasted.
These will store well in a sealed container for several days.
Tip: You can use pecans or almonds for this as well and try other seasonings such as curry, cinnamon or black pepper.
- 2 cup nuts/seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashers, almonds EXT)
- 2 cups fine shredded coconut
- ½ cup Almond flour (can use hazelnut flour)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- ¼- 1/3 cup Cashew butter (can use any nut butter)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp Baking soda
- 1TBS flax meal
- 2 TBS water
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips (Enjoy life brand)
- (Could use dried fruit in place of chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil
- Mix flax meal w/ water and let sit
- Pulse nuts in food processor a couple of times to break them into small sizes (much like oat size)
- Add coconut oil, cashew butter, honey and vanilla to the flax gel and mix well.
- Add almond flour and baking soda and stir to combine
- Add in ground nuts, shredded coconut, chocolate chips or dried fruit
- Mix all ingredients well
- Press batter into greased baking dish. Flatten well with hands or spatula.
- Bake 22-25 min(they will puff up slightly)
- Let cool completely. Cut into bars.
- Store in refrigertor
- ½ C oil
- ¾ C Agave Nectar
- 1 ¼ C unsweetened applesauce
- 1 ¼ C soy or other nondairy milk
- 1 ½ C unsweetened apple juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 C brown rice flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 C finely ground or chopped almonds. Could substitute ground hazelnuts if not able to eat almonds.
Preheat oven to 350 °
With oil and sweetener at room temperature to avoid curdling, mix the oil and agave nectar until creamy. Add the applesauce, soy milk, juice, vanilla and almond extract.
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt, then add the almonds. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and stir until they are blended. Do not overmix.
Oil the bottom of two 10 inch cake pans or one 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour the batter into the pan(s) and bake 45 – 55 minutes for the round pans or 50 minutes for the rectangular. The torte should be lightly browned and a toothpick should come out clean.
Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan. Do not cut into layers until completely cooled.
Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding
- 1 Can organic full fat coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp organic pure cacao powder such as DAGOBA.
- 2 Tbsp arrow root powder
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp Agave
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and use a whisk to stir until complete mixing and thickening occur. Do not boil. Pour into 4 serving dishes and cool slightly. Delicious with cashew crème on top.
- 2 C organic unsalted cashews soaked overnight and drained
- 1 Can organic full fat coconut milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 2 TBsp Agave
Combine all ingredients in a blender (Vitamix or equivalent works great) and blend until a smooth mix. It will be thick and creamy. Refrigerate for up to a week. Serve cold or warm as a topping. Can add a spoonful to a smoothie.
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup fresh cranberries
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Add in coconut flour, sea salt,baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until everything is well combined. Gently fold in mulberries. Divide batter into a 12-count muffin tin that is either lined with muffin cups or sprayed with cooking spray. Pop in the own and bake for 35 minutes.