10 Delicious Gluten free Avocado Recipes

Posted on June 28, 2016August 19, 2017Categories Cooking/Recipes, Gluten FreeTags , , 1 Comment on 10 Delicious Gluten free Avocado Recipes

When I was younger I used to love and still do today, eating a plain avocado with a spoon. In fact, many of my friends in high school joked about it and thought it was funny that I would eat plain avocados. Have you ever eaten a plain avocado? In any case, avocados contain a high amount of healthy fats and omegas and can use used in a variety of gluten free, and dairy free recipes. Here are ten of my favorite gluten free avocado recipes.

1. Avocado green smoothie

There are various variations of this avocado recipe but the basic one that I like the best is the following:

1 avocado, handful of strawberries, coconut or almond milk, scoop of protein powder. (contact me for my recommendation.) and handful of spinach. Optional: spoon of peanut butter.

2. Avocado, tomato, black bean and corn salad

This is probably my favorite. You get a mixing bowl and you put into that bowl: 1 can of tomatoes, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of corn and 1-2 sliced green onions. Mix all together. Then cut open and mix in 1-2 avocados. If the avocados are small you will need 2, if they are large then 1 will be enough. Makes a great salsa with corn or potato chips or a sauce that you can eat with grilled chicken, salmon, or other dishes.

3. Basic avocado salad

This is another one that has a variety of options. This is my basic favorite. I mix lettuce (spring mix is my favorite), with tomatoes, sliced red onion, sliced cucumber, sliced green or red pepper, a can of tuna or a can of chicken and 1 avocado. I also like to drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing.

4. Avocado chocolate pudding

For this yummy pudding, you mix together an avocado with 2-3 tablespoons of raw cocoa and 1-2 tablespoons of coconut or almond milk.

5. Turkey avocado lettuce wrap

This is a great gluten free alternative to a turkey and avocado sandwich. It’s really simple. You start with a large piece of ice burg lettuce. Then you put in 1-2 slices of deli turkey, 1-2 slices of tomato and 1/4 to 1/2 of avocado. Then eat.

6. Avocado quinoa salad

For this quinoa dish, you will need to start by cooking quinoa. I like to use a rice cooker to make it nice and easy. Then I mix in avocado, onions, broccoli or peas, tuna or chicken, cucumber, and red or green pepper with the quinoa.

7. Avocado egg omelette

To make this you make an egg omelette with broccoli, spinach, or zucchini or your favorite green vegetables, then add some avocado on top.

8. Chicken tomato soup with avocado

This is a great gluten free crockpot recipe. To make this get out your crockpot and put in: 1 can of black beans, 1 can of tomatoes, 1 whole chicken deboned or 3-4 chicken thighs or breasts, 1 can of green chilis, and 1 can of salsa. Cook on low to medium heat for 4-8 hours. Then when done serve in bowls with avocado on top. (If you aren’t dairy free and can have cheese, it’s also good with some cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.)

9. Salmon and Avocado

To make this dish broil or cook salmon in a pan with your favorite vegetables. I really like either broccoli, cabbage or spinach. When done serve with avocado slices.

10. Broccoli, potatoes, chicken and avocado

Cook broccoli, potatoes, and chicken in a pan until done, then serve with avocado slices.

Which avocado recipe is your favorite? Share with me below in the comments.

10 Simple Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

Posted on January 25, 2016January 23, 2016Categories Cooking/Recipes, Gluten FreeTags ,   Leave a comment on 10 Simple Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

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Do you struggle to figure our what to serve for your gluten free dinners? Do you end up eating the same thing over and over? Do your kids complain and often refuse to eat what you have cooked? Do you spend too much money on your gluten free dinner trying to find gluten free fast food or on ingredients that cost more than you would like? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Let me help you. Here are ten simple gluten free dinner recipes that are classics for me and that I really find to be quite delicious and that even the pickiest of your kids will want to eat.

1. Quinoa with chicken and vegetables- This is a great one because not only is it simple and delicious but there are a lot of varieties. Personally either peas and carrots, or broccoli with red onions are my favorite combinations but you can use any 2-5 vegetables that you want. You make them in a stir fry with the chicken and some olive oil and you can use a rice cooker to cook quinoa fast and ahead of time with leftovers to spare.

2. Brown rice with chicken and vegetables- This is a twist on number 1. You use brown rice instead of quinoa.

3. Chicken fajitas with corn shells- You can also make the fajita mix and not use any shells. You saute chicken, beef or shrimp in olive oil with onions, peppers and zucchini and or yellow squash and then you can add some lemon pepper spice, salt, black better or other gluten free spices.

4. Baked potato bar- This is another great simple gluten free dinner recipe because you can make most of it ahead as well. You wrap potatoes in tinfoil and bake them in the oven for 1.5 to 2 hours. You can also make them in the microwave or cook them in the oven and then save them for future meals. Then you add toppings such as butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon or ham, (not bacon bits as they usually have gluten in them) cooked and raw vegetables, olives, cooked chicken and really anything else you want.

5. Pea and Ham soup- This is another one of my favorites. You can make it in a crackpot. Combine raw peas, chicken broth, carrots sliced and ham and cook for about 4-8 hours. You can also include some onions and celery for more flavor.

6. Chicken, potatoes, carrotts, onions and cabbage in crock pot- For this one it sounds simple and it is. You cook all of these ingredients in a crockpot with some water for 6-10 hours. Then you season it with some salt or other gluten free seasoning.

7. Vegetables egg omlette- You cook the vegetables first. Broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and onions are my favorite ones but there are lots of combinations that work. Then you add in the eggs and cook them thoroughly. You can also add in some ham and tomatoes and avocados with a little bit of cheese if you can have milk products.

8. Lentils and tomato soup- You make this one in the crock pot and put in raw lentils with some water and or chicken broth with carrots and cook them. Then about 1 hour before they are done or even when they are done, you add in 1-2 cans of tomatoes. You can also cook some chicken with the lentils and it tastes really good.

9. Salad- This is usually the first thing people think of when they think of gluten free dinner. You can make any kind of salad you like. However, my favorite is lettuce with tomatoes, canned tuna, olives, avocado, sprouts, boiled egg, and some red onion.

10. Rice Pile Ups This is similar to the baked potato idea only you use brown rice preferably or you could use white rice and then add the toppings.

How to Find Free Gluten Free Recipe Ebooks on Amazon

Posted on December 3, 2015Categories Gluten FreeTags , ,   Leave a comment on How to Find Free Gluten Free Recipe Ebooks on Amazon

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Did you know that you can find lots of free gluten free recipe ebooks on Amazon? Many people don’t. In fact you can not only find gluten free recipe ebooks but you can also find recipe books for the paleo diet, for vegans, for sugar free, for dairy free, for yoga, essential oils, herbal medicine, fitness and exercise, as well as novels, technology, business and marketing ebooks and much more more.

Watch this video below to learn how I find lots of free gluten free recipe ebooks every single day.

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

Posted on December 24, 2014May 23, 2017Categories Allergy Free Recipes, dairy free, Gluten FreeTags , ,   Leave a comment on Gluten Free and Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

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Have you ever tried gluten free and dairy free macaroni and cheese? I made this for the first time last week and I have to say that it worked pretty well and was quite tasty.

There are lots of gluten free pastas to chose from so this is actually the easy part. For this recipe I used Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta. I’ve also heard that Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, Rotini, 12 Ounce (Pack of 12) is really good as well, although I haven’t tried it yet.

The harder part is the “cheese”. This is harder because in my opinion there isn’t really a good substitute for real cheese that is dairy free. There is some supposed dairy free “cheese” from a company called Daiya that is used in a lot of dairy free recipes but personally I can’t stand the taste. I bought some once and I thought it was disgusting. In addition it has canola oil in it which is not good for you and other ingredients that I prefer not to use.

That said, here is how I made the “cheese” part. After I boiled the water and added in the pasta, I let it cook until it was soft and then drained out almost all of the water, leaving in just a few tablespoons. Then I added in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a large spoonful of Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning, Premium, 4.5 Ounce. This is a great seasoning that is yellow orangish to the color and is both gluten free, and dairy free. It also has some really good vitamins and other nutrients in it so it’s actually healthier for you than dairy cheese.

That’s it for the basic gluten free and dairy free macaroni and cheese recipe. This particular time I also ate it with some tuna and peas but you could also serve ground beef, or chicken, or broccoli, or green beans or really any other meat or vegetable with it. While it doesn’t really taste like cheese, it was really good and at least it looks like macaroni and cheese.

Questions? Comments? Have other ideas for making gluten free and dairy free macaroni and cheese?

10 Gluten Free and Dairy Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted on November 16, 2013September 1, 2014Categories Allergy Free RecipesTags , ,   Leave a comment on 10 Gluten Free and Dairy Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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Do you need to eat gluten free and dairy free? I know I sure do and so fortunately there are lots of gluten free and dairy free options for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are some recipes that I have either used myself or heard about.

1. Make a quinoa salad with veggies such as carrots and celery instead of bread based stuffing.

2. Use olive or coconut or hemp oil with coconut milk to make your mashed potatoes.

3. Make this raw pumpkin pie.

4. Make this roasted pumpkin salad.

5. Make baked apples with raisins, honey and cinnamon instead of apple pie.

6. Use gluten free flour to make gravy. Personally I don’t like gravy anyway so I won’t be doing this so I don’t know how that would turn out.

7. Make coconut milk based ice cream.

8. Make this pumpkin corn bread.

9. Make “mashed potatoes” with cauliflower and spices and coconut milk instead.

10. Use olive oil or coconut butter to make your yams or sweet potatoes.

Additional ideas?

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