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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?
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
1/3 cup Rice Milk
2 cups fresh Blueberries
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
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 of the muffin cups.
Step 4) Combine the cinnamon and nutmeg together. Sprinkle over each of the muffin cups.
Step 5) Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. You can see if the muffins are done by inserting a toothpick into the muffin; if it’s clean (no batter on it), the muffins are done. You might have blueberry get on the toothpick – If so, use another toothpick and insert it somewhere else on the muffin to check if it’s cooked through.
I was thinking of naming these muffins “Blueberry Muffins for the Blueberry Lover”! haha
They are very sweet (for me, anyways) since they are loaded with fresh blueberries and I used raw honey in the batter, instead of a processed sugar. If you would like added sweetness, I suggest that you drizzle some melted creamed honey on top of the muffin. My husband tried this and loved it!
These blueberry muffins are delicious, moist, easy to make, gluten and lactose free!
This batch makes 6 large muffins. Not enough if you ask me…! ;)
•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
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.
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! ; )
Whether you are Lactose Intolerant or choose not to have pasteurized milk – what milk alternatives are available to you?
The good news is, there are plenty of Lactose Free Milks available to you. The only thing that you need to figure out is which will provide nutritional value along with a delicious taste.
Lactose Free Milk
Soy Milk - Probably one of the most popular lactose free milk, and probably one of the worst for you, nutritionally speaking. Soy has it’s health benefits, but should be consumed only in limited amounts. If you have soy milk, you are probably intending to have the soy milk on a daily basis. Soy is something you shouldn’t consume on a daily basis on such large quantities. Soy is something you should have in moderation.
Rice Milk – This is a great alternative for cow’s milk. Rice milk does have a more water-like consistency, but still great for cereal or baking.
Almond Milk – This is a good alternative to cow’s milk, but typically most Almond milks available in-stores contain some amounts of soy in them. Almond milk has a sweet flavor in it, and can be used for cereal and baking.
Coconut Milk – This milk is actually the water found in the coconut. Coconut is probably one of the most calorie-dense milks out there, but still nutrient dense. This milk may not be ideal for daily consumption, but can be a great alternative for baking.
Goat Milk – This milk does contain lactose in it, but many people who are lactose intolerant can still handle Goat’s milk. Goat’s milk is known to be more easily digested and considered a healthier alternative to Cow’s milk.
Most of the Lactose Free Milks that I mentioned are available in shelf stable containers. This means you can buy the milk in bulk, leave it in your pantry, and just add one carton at a time to the fridge as needed. Even if you don’t want to drink these Lactose Free milks on a regular basis, they would make a great addition to your food storage.
What’s your favorite lactose free milk?
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)
•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!
Tags: American, Cheddar, Cheddar and Jalapeños, cheese, delicious, gluten free, Healthy, Healthy Alternative, Lactose Free, low calorie, no cholesterol, Pepper Jack, Smoked Provolone, Swiss, Tasty, Veggie Slices
6 soft Tortillas (warmed)
2 cups cooked Brown Rice
1 cup cooked Black Beans
2 cups shredded Lettuce
1 cup chopped Tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Almond Cheddar Style Cheese
Red or Green Sauce, if desired.
Step 1) Place warmed tortilla on a plate, and then add rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes and almond cheese on the tortilla.
Step 2) Wrap up tortilla to make a burrito.
The variety of colors and flavors mix well together, and this is a delicious burrito all on it’s own! Of course, you can add the red or green sauce to it if needed, but it’s definitely not a “must”.
I always try to cook with as much fresh ingredients as possible, but I understand if that can’t always be the case. If you need to, use a 15 oz can of black beans in replace of the 1 cup of freshly cooked black beans. Also, there are plenty of delicious and soft Gluten-Free tortillas available if needed.