Gluten Free Turkey Meatball Soup with Fennel

The colder weather, longer nights, and the absolute gluttony of Thanksgiving have me spent mentally and physically. I’m feeling like I need total body and soul cleansing. So, I decided to create one for myself with this gluten free turkey meatball soup with fennel. Yes, fennel! I recently tried fennel for the very first time in a recipe I found for braised center cut pork chops and it was divine. Since then, I’ve done some research on this wonderfully aromatic and delicious veggie and found out that it is also off the charts in health benefits. First, and probably its greatest health benefit, is that it helps reduce inflammation, which is what I need most at the moment. I’m feeling … Read more…

Gluten Free Dark Mocha Brownies

As you might know by now, I’ve been on the search for that gluten-free flour (I’m not talking about a blend) that could easily substitute wheat flour at a 1:1 ratio. I happened to stumble across teff flour. The more I read about it, the more hopeful I became. I even saw a few baking recipes that people were using just teff, no other flours. Could this really be the one??? I started getting really excited. Well, I fell a little too hard for teff flour, a little too soon. But see, I’m naturally an eternal optimist. If someone tells me something doesn’t exist or can’t be done, I’m always right there trying to prove him or her wrong, sometimes … Read more…

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup

It’s the beginning of fall and the weather has multiple personality disorder here in North Carolina. One day it’s in the mid 80’s, the next not much over 60, sunny, raining, windy, dry, humid…make up your mind already! And now the rain won’t stop, going strong for the past four days with no end in sight. Sound like a recipe for a cold? Well yes it is. And guess who got one. You know, the scratch that starts in the back of your throat and slowly moves down into your chest? Now it’s just hanging there like this nasty weather. They have to be friends. Well I decided there was only one thing that could make me feel better about … Read more…

Saffron Cauliflower Rice

A good friend suggested cauliflower rice a while back. I’m always excited for a new alternative to grain, but always a little wary on how these alternatives end up stacking up to the real deal. Either way, I figure anything is worth a try. From what I’ve read, there is pretty much only one way to prepare cauliflower to create rice and I’m here to share. First, it’s obvious why they named it cauli”flower”. Start by pulling back the leaves to expose the cauliflower head. Then cut off the leaves and any bad spots you might see on the cauliflower. Remove the stem. Now cut the cauliflower florets away from the stalk. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor … Read more…

Gluten Free Strawberry Cobbler with Orange Almond Streusel

Remember these? I didn’t do a damn thing with them. We just ended up eating strawberries for 3 straight days and then fed the leftovers to my little feathered friends. There were just so many things I could do, it made it hard to choose! I could make preserves, I could freeze them and save them for a later date, I could make some popsicles for the kids or a mixed drink for the adults (my inner “yes!”). The list in my mind goes on and on. I’ve never been good with too many choices. Make me choose between this or that and I’m fine. But more than that, forget it! My brain turns over and over and back and … Read more…

Wishing for a gluten-free flour that acts like wheat flour

So I’ve been on mission to find a good, no I mean great, gluten-free flour for baking. This is one reduction in my diet that I feel has improved my overall health. For one I noticed that reducing my intake of wheat flour in general has curbed my appetite as well as given me more energy. You know that feeling that you get after you have one cookie, where you just want one more, then just one more and then you find that you’ve eaten a whole box? Or that slice of cake that you have, that immediately after eating your body is like wah, wah, wah…zzzzz. I don’t get those feelings anymore now that I’ve reduced my wheat gluten … Read more…

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