Friday, July 29, 2011

Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger July 2001

Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger is a fun event where you pick a GF blogger and try out a recipe by them. This event is run by Book of Yum.
This month was my first one back for a long time and I was super excited. I chose Straight to Bed Cakefree and Dried and she had so many recipes it was hard for me to choose.

In the end I chose Revueltos - Brunch Spanish Style I am allergic to pork so I also loosely followed her recipe for Chorizo using turkey. This was amazing meal I ate it for dinner. This will also be showing up at many breakfasts I can also see it being the filling in some breakfast burritos.
I encourage you to try this recipe and check out the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger Round Up.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cleaning Out the Fridge

I love summer time for the fresh produce and farmers markets everywhere you go, but what happens when you over buy or just need to make room for this weeks haul. Fridge cleaning out meals and we all have our favorite go to ones so I thought I would share my 2 favorites. One is good for veggies that need to be cooked and it can also use up any meats leftover from the week: Chicken Fried Rice

My second favorite fridge cleaning meal utilizes those veggies that dont need to be cooked or don't cook up as well. It is also good for vegetarian dinners. Gazpacho is a dish I make a lot in the hundred degree days in the south.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katz Gluten Free sample Pack

I ordered the free sample pack from Katz the other day. I was curious about their product and figured for less then 9 dollars shipping i would get to try a variety of their products at once. I actually loved this idea as their are so many lines out there now where I like 1 or 2 things they make and not other things. I was very excited to receive my package a few days ago but have not tried anything yet.

The package came loaded with items and the location of a store near me that carried their line so I could avoid shipping costs.

Of course I can not write a true review without try the products and in the time it has taken me to upload photos and write i have eaten the chocolate rugelech which was totally delish, but I love chocolate so maybe I need try something else to bias.

So I am now on the cinnamon one which tastes just like cinnamon roll without icing but it doesnt really need it. It was soft and crunchy and even better than the chocolate one. I can not wait to try other goodies from my package.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Go Ahead Honey Spiced Peach Cupcakes

So now that i am finally back in the gluten free blogging world i went in search of some of the fun things that use to be up to do and i came across Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten Free which was always fun before. There is a theme and you create a recipe. This months event was hosted over at The Whole Gang and the theme was "It All Ends Here". A dessert theme honoring the newest and last Harry Potter movie. I decided to make some wonderful moist Spiced Peach Cupcakes with fresh Whipped Cream on top.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

curry infused lemon chicken

I wanted curry for dinner tonight but neither the ingredients nor the desire to go shopping so I used curry spices and coconut milk to bring new flavor to lemon chicken. Also if you like this recipe you should check out real food weekly which is an amazing collection of recipes using real ingredients

1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 can coconut milk
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Saute vegetables in olive oil over medium heat until softened then add spices. After another min of sauteing add lemon juice. Then add chicken and brown on all sides. finish by adding coconut milk and allowing to simmer for 10 mins. serve over your favorite rice.

I like my lemon flavor to be strong and my sauces to be thin enough to flow through my rice you can decrease both the lemon juice and milk to make a thicker less acidic sauce. Also you can increase the curry to get more heat or toss in some chopped jalapeno. I didn't ave any or I would have.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cupcakes for the wedding part 1

So my mother is getting married soon and I wanted to not only make the cake but be able to eat the cake. It was a process to narrow down what she wanted and how she wanted it done. (lol love you mom) So we decided on a cupcake tower with a small cake for the bride and groom to take home. We are doing 3 flavors raspberry lemonade, chocolate peanut butter, and strawberry cream cheese. So after along day of baking i am able to post the recipe for 2 of the cake batters. The Lemonaide Cupcake and The Chocolate Cupcake

There will be much more to come as I prepare for the wedding but if cake is not your thing check out my first appetizer Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms