Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Brioche

If you like cinnamon raisin bread you're gonna love this! I used brioche dough for this recipe. Brioche, if you've never had it, is soft and sweet and tastes amazing by itself! The cinnamon and raisins are just the icing on the cake. This is a very soft sticky dough, so you will need oiled plastic wrap or parchment paper for shaping, but it's a snap to do. I really love this bread toasted and topped with cream cheese. Add a cup of coffee and I am a happy girl! I hope you give this recipe a try.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pork and Green Chile Enchiladas With Cilantro Lime Rice

I was extremely excited to me able to make this dish with soft, gluten-free flour tortillas. I usually use corn tortillas, I am not a fan of gluten free store bought flour tortillas. They are way too rubbery for  my taste. My husband shared this dish with one of his co-workers and he couldn't believe that it was gluten free! That is exactly what I wanted to hear! Success! I used Hatch Gluten Free Green Chile Enchilada Sauce as a base for this recipe and added a few of my own personal touches to it. It turned out simply delicious!

Soft Gluten-Free Tortillas At Last!

Finally, after three long years, success!! Soft, pliable, gluten-free tortillas! I can't put into words how excited I am about this recipe! I was beginning to think that the perfect gluten-free flour tortilla didn't exist! Since going gluten-free I have tried countless recipes that weren't even close to the right texture. The only alternatives were rubbery tortillas or corn tortillas. Don't get me wrong, I love corn tortillas, but you're limited in what you can do with them. This recipe is a variation of the flat bread recipe that I posted previously. With that recipe having been such a big success, I had high hopes it would work just as well for flour tortillas. I used a combination of corn masa flour and my all-purpose flour mix. They have a mild corn flavor with the flexibility of flour tortillas. The best of both worlds! Next time I plan to use only the all-purpose flour mix and see how that works out. I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Penne With Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Italian Sausage

For those of you who are following me on this blog, you know how much I love pasta! This dish is incredible and goes together fairly quickly! If you've never had pasta sauce made from roasted red peppers, you really should give it a try. I promise, you won't be disappointed! It has a rich yet smooth flavor. Jarred peppers work wonderfully in this dish, but if your feel like roasting fresh red peppers, I commend you! I also added crumbled goat cheese to this dish right before I tossed in the pasta. Just about one ounce, hoping  my husband wouldn't notice it. He's not a fan of goat cheese, but he said the sauce was delicious! It adds an earthy flavor that I love. If you're not a fan either and would prefer fresh Parmesan, it's just as delicious in this dish! I really hope you try this recipe.

Pina Colada Pudding Cake

This cake is so moist and delicious! Who doesn't love coconut, pineapple and rum together? It's an amazing combination! To make sure this cake would be very moist, I used a box of gluten-free instant vanilla pudding and full-fat coconut milk. It turned out just as I imagined it would! I hope you like it.

Creamy Tomato Soup With Fennel and Dill

There is something about a hot bowl of homemade soup. It warms the soul! Tomato soup has always been one of my favorites. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and I'm in Heaven! Though my sandwich did get a little toasty this time. A sandwich shop I used to go to prior to my gluten-free lifestyle change made an amazing soup like this one. This recipe is very easy to make and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. I used crushed tomatoes for this recipe but you could use 2 lbs of fresh diced tomatoes if you have them on hand. The fennel and dill I used are merely my preference, use whatever strikes your fancy. Basil and thyme would be fabulous in this soup as well! Top with fresh Parmesan and toasted croutons for another layer of flavor.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gluten-Free Low-Carb Ricotta Pancakes

I love pancakes, all kinds of pancakes! Look at how fluffy these are, Mmmm! No sweetener needed for this one either. I used my Gluten-Free Low-Carb Flour Mix for this recipe and ricotta cheese. They turned out moist, fluffy and delicious! Just how a pancake should be. Blueberries or chocolate chips would be wonderful additions to this recipe, but I decided to keep it simple for the first go-around. Now on to the recipe.