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Blueberry Muffins

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

I love to buy blueberries in bulk during the Summer so I can benefit from this wonderful fruit which is full of antioxidants. I needed to make sure I used them up before they got old and soft. Blueberry muffins anyone? Ingredients: 2 cups of GlutenFree All Purpose Baking Flour by Bob’s Red Mill 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 2 tsps Baking Powder 1/2 cup Raw Honey 1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil 1 egg 1/3 cup Rice Milk 2 cups fresh Blueberries 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups with coconut oil spray (or melted coconut oil). Step 2) In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, honey, coconut oil, egg and rice milk. Once batter is mixed well, stir in fresh blueberries. Step 3) Scoop batter evenly into each...

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Gluten-Free Flour Blends

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Did you know that you can follow any recipe and make it gluten-free, if you choose to go that route? When following your recipe of choice, sometimes a simple one-for-one substitute doesn’t always work. Sometimes, it does. Here’s some flour blends that you can make yourself to use as a simple flour replacement. Blend #1 – Use in recipes that don’t require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Tapioca Flour 1 cup Corn Starch 1 cup Almond Flour 1 cup Sorghum Flour Blend #2 – Use in recipes that don’t require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Coconut Flour Blend #3 – Use in Recipes that require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Tapioca Flour 1 cup Corn Starch 1 cup Sorghum Flour 1/2 cup Millet Flour or Chickpea Flour Instructions With each gluten-free flour...

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Coconut Macaroons with Raw Honey

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

I love Coconut Macaroons, and I love them even more when they are healthy! These little cookies are easy to make and taste delicious – without any processed sugar! You can eat these macaroons without the guilt! Ingredients: 7 Egg Whites 3/4 cup Raw Honey 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 4 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (measure after you blend the coconut flakes together – see Step 1 for instruction.) Instructions: Step 1) Blend the large coconut flakes together to make them into small pieces. Don’t over blend them to become powder, you just want to blend them well enough so the coconut flakes won’t be too big in the cookies. Set aside. Step 2) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks start to form. Step 3) Slowly add in raw honey as you continue to beat the egg whites. Keep...

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What is Gluten Free?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Gluten Free | 0 comments

Whether you have an intolerance to gluten or just choose not to eat it, you have come to the right place! Gluten Free Labeling Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye, and kamut. In order for a product in the United States to be labeled as “Gluten Free”, it must have less than 20 ppm of gluten. This means that a “Gluten Free” product still might have some gluten in it. Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet Some have a choice to eat gluten products or not, while others have Celiac Disease and just simply can’t tolerate gluten. If you experience symptoms such as headaches, aching joints, bloating, gas, fatigue, poor concentration, and emotional irritability, after you eat gluten, you may have a gluten intolerance. If you suspect that you have a gluten intolerance,...

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Easy Rice Pudding

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: •1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice •1 1/2 cups rice milk •1/2 cup to 1 cup of creamed honey •1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Step 1) Cook the rice as normal. Step 2) In a pot on the stove at medium heat, combine the cooked rice, rice milk, creamed honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir until creamed honey is melted completely. Step 3) Pour Rice Pudding into 4 bowls, and add the rest of the cinnamon on the top of each bowl as a garnish. Notes: Do you need an easy recipe that tastes delicious? This Rice Pudding recipe is very easy to make (even my husband can make this on his own!), and it’s healthy for you too. Oh yeah, you would never know that it’s gluten free and lactose free…because it tastes that good! ; )...

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Chicken Kabobs

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: 8 Bamboo Kabob Skewers 2 Chicken breasts 8 Mushrooms 1 Red Pepper 1 Green Pepper 4 small Tomatoes 1 Purple Onion Chicken Seasoning Instructions: Step 1) Preheat grill Step 2) Cut up chicken, red and green pepper, onions, and tomatoes into sizes appropriate for cooking on a kabob (see photo) Step 3) Add ingredients onto the kabob skewer, mixing up the colors and order of ingredients to add variety. Add chicken seasoning to kabobs. Step 4) Cook on grill for 10 minutes, then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes; 20 minutes total, or until chicken is fully cooked.   Notes: You can cook this in the oven, just bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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Rosemary Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: 15 Red Potatoes 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil Garlic Powder Sea Salt Rosemary Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2) Cut potatoes into cubed pieces (see photo), and put into glass casserole dish. Step 3) Place chunks of coconut oil throughout potatoes. Step 4) Add garlic powder, sea salt,  and rosemary to potatoes. Step 5) Bake for 90 minutes (covered), or until potatoes are soft. Notes: This is probably one of my favorite dishes. I am pretty sure I would rather have these potatoes than any “candy” out there. These are guilt-free, easy to make,  and absolutely delicious! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Gourmet Waffles

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 0 comments

These waffles are extremely easy to make. Very healthy. Very delicious. You’d think that these waffles were made at a gourmet restaurant. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups Brown Rice Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 2 eggs (separate yolks and whites) 1 3/4 cups Rice Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Non Fat Whipped Cream Ground Nutmeg Maple Syrup   Instructions: Step 1) Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Step 2) In another bowl, beat egg yolks and then stir in milk, vanilla, and oil. Step 3) Combine both mixtures. Step 4) In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until peaks form. Step 5) Stir in egg white mixture partially with the rest of the waffle batter. Step 6) Cook waffles. Step 7) Place cooked waffle on plate. Drizzle some maple syrup...

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Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 1 comment

Healthy and Tasty Alternative I was looking for a healthy alternative to Cheddar Cheese slices, and I came across the Cheddar flavored Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods. I have tried them cold in deli sandwiches and warm in grilled cheese sandwiches and even on top of eggs. Every time I use these Veggie slices, nobody can tell the difference between them and real cheddar cheese slices! More good news… •Only 40 calories per slice (compared to 60-80 calories per slice) •No Cholesterol •Lactose Free •Gluten Free •Comes in a variety of flavors: Cheddar, Pepper Jack, American, Swiss, Smoked Provolone, and Cheddar with Jalapeños. Wow! These Veggie Slices are delicious and a lot healthier for you than regular cheese! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Banana Nut Bread

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 2 comments

Do you have a bunch of old bananas in your kitchen? Why not try making Banana Nut Bread or Banana Nut Pancakes? This simple recipe is extremely delicious, and when you taste the bread (or pancakes) you’d be surprised to find out that you’re eating something that is Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, and has no processed sugars or additives. Healthy food can taste great, and this recipe proves it.  Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Brown Rice Flour 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped Pecans 2 Eggs, beaten 6 ripe Bananas, mashed 1/3 cup Raw Honey 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bread pan with coconut oil spray. Step 2) Mix rice flour,...

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