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GF Mexican Pie

I’ve been rearranging and decluttering  the kitchen. I decided to look once again at my few cook books and see if I was using them or if any needed a new home. I came across this recipe I haven’t made in a few years. It was a family favorite and  seems it still is. It’s quick and easy to prepare, tastes yummy, and forms a nice thin corn bread on top. It’s good the next day too and freezes well. Enjoy!

( I used all Gluten Free ingredients)

(From Eat Well, Live Well The Canadian Diabetic Associations Guide to Healthy Eating, 1990)

 

Mexican Pie
1 Medium Onion
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1 can tomatoes (19 oz/540 ml)
1 can kidney beans (19 oz/540 ml) (I soaked and cooked the beans)
1 can corn (12 oz/341 ml) (I used frozen)
1 TBSP chili powder ( I suggest 2 TBSP or more)
¾ cup cornmeal
1 cup 2 percent milk (I used soy milk)
2 eggs
1 ½ cup shredded cheese (cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, or a mixture)
In a large skillet on medium high heat, cook onion in oil until transparent. Cut up tomatoes. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, corn and chili powder to skillet. Cook on low heat, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until slightly thickened, stir occasionally. (I used a masher and mashed the mixture a little to thicken the sauce). Pour into 9 X 13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle corn meal evenly over surface. In separate bowl, beat together milk and eggs. Pour evenly over corn meal. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 350 oven, 50 – 55 minutes. Cut into squares to serve.

 

 

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Gluten Free Marble Cake

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Thought I would jump in with a quick post. If you are looking for a simple loaf recipe that looks good, tastes good, is moist and gluten free, try this one out at Gluten Free on a Shoe String.

I used Namaste flour mix with Xanthum Gum although the recipe states not to use a flour mix with Xanthum Gum. I ran out of my homemade mix so used the store bought one. It was a little harder to marble but I managed. I also baked it on convection/bake 325 for 45 minutes on the middle rack.

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With BBQ season here, I decided today to look for a meatless gluten free burger recipe that I could make and bring to a BBQ.  I have two BBQ’s  to attend soon so the timing is good. I really didn’t expect the recipe I selected to work the first time, as I often have challenges with gluten free recipes and meatless burgers. I found this Whole Foods recipe online and I’m pleased with the outcome. The burgers taste good and keep the round shape. I like that the burger is mainly lentils and brown rice. The walnuts are very nice too. I changed the recipe a little:  I used  dill instead of thyme, I added 1/4 cup ground flax seed, and I used a little more cayenne.  The recipe made 9 patties and I froze most of them after cooking – I gobbled one up too of course.   They’ll be good with avocado and tomato. Yum.

Whole Foods Gluten Free Walnut Lentil Burgers

Serves 6

Walnuts add a little crunch and brown rice takes the place of bread crumbs making these savory vegetarian burgers a great gluten-free meal. Serve with a green salad or cooked greens.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked lentils, or 1 (15-ounce) can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons high heat sunflower oil or expeller-pressed canola oil, divided

Method:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, mushrooms, walnuts, parsley, thyme (or dill), salt, pepper and cayenne and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes; transfer to a large bowl.

In a food processor, purée 1 cup rice, lentils and egg until smooth. Transfer to bowl with vegetables, add remaining 1 cup rice and stir to combine. Form lentil mixture into 10 to 12 patties, using about 1/4 cup of the mixture to make each one.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Arrange half of the patties in skillet and cook, flipping once, until golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat process with remaining sunflower oil and patties. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving: 240 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 9g protein

Notes: I used 2 TBSP chopped fresh dill instead of Thyme

I added ¼ cup flax seed (mixed with a bit of water  for binding).

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This is one of my all time favorite Better Homes and Gardens cookie recipe dated 1975. I’ve changed it to make it gluten free.

1/2 c. margarine or butter (I use butter)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1-1/4 c. gluten free flour mix
1/2 tsp. gluten free baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 c.  gluten free crisp rice cereal or gluten free millet puffs
1-1/3 c. flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pitted dates (I use raisins)

Cream butter, brown sugar, and  granulated sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together dry ingredients. Stir into creamed mixture. Stir in crisp rice/millet, coconut and dates. Form into 1 inch balls, place 2 ” apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 until lightly browned. About 10 min. Cool. Enjoy.

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These Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are so delicious. The pumpkin makes these soft on the inside and sooooo flavorful. I baked them at 325 convection for 10 minutes.  Find the recipe here. Give them a try.

 

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These little energy bites are so good. Make them small, freeze, and take one out when you need a little pick me up.

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No Bake Energy Bars. (Use  Gluten Free ingredients)

1 cup Oats

1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed

1/3 cup Honey

1 tsp Vanilla

Mix, roll in balls, refridgerate. ENJOY!

(optional – 2 – 3 TBSP Coconut Oil melted, 1/3 cup Coconut)

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gf chocolate cake

Yesterday, I made this GF chocolate cake for my girlfriends.  They sure enjoyed it. The sour cream topping is just lovely with the rich chocolate flavor.  So scrumptous. Beware – you might eat the entire cake.  A very small slice is all you need really.

Notes – The texture isn’t like a flour cake, it’s very moist.   I weighed the chocolate –  8 oz. is about 1 3/4 cups before melting. I used Bernard Callabaut bittersweet wafers. The cake battered leaked out of the bottom of the pan a bit – glad I had it on a cookie sheet. Next time I’ll wrap the bottom of the spring form pan with tin foil for a tighter fit.

Flourless Chocolate Cake  (From Real Simple)

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Serves 10

Hands-On Time: 20m

Total Time: 2hr 00m

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
  • 1/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for the pan
  • 1 1/4  cups  heavy cream
  • 8  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5  large eggs
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 1/4  cup  confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with ¼ cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; remove from heat.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder; whisk in the chocolate mixture.

4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until puffed and set, 35 to 40 minutes. (Check at 35 min and leave in longer if necessary – mine needed about 45 minutes).Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before unmolding. 

5. Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with the crème fraîche and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Dust the cake with confectioners’ sugar and serve with the whipped cream.

Tip

The cake can be baked up to 2 days in advance; refrigerate covered. Before serving, bring the cake to room temperature, dust it with the confectioners’ sugar, and whip the cream.

Nutritional Information

Calories 530; Fat 44g; Sat Fat 26g; Cholesterol 203mg; Sodium 53mg; Protein 6g; Carbohydrate 37g; Sugar 32g; Fiber 2g; Iron 1mg; Calcium 49mg

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