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16 Gluten Free Replacements and Substitutes

15 Gluten Free Replacement and Substitutes

One of the latest trends in the diet industry is a gluten free diet.  And for many of those people a gluten free diet is not necessary at all. The Diet was designed primarily for those who suffer from Celiac Disease. If you are someone who follows this diet, either to lose weight or for…

Curried Crock Pot Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is a creamy broccoli soup.  This curried crock pot broccoli soup is thick and creamy with a hint of coconut milk is not too spicy and has a lovely mix of spices that give the soup a savory taste. It is a great addition to your collection of slow…

Cold Summer Desserts to Beat the Heat

Frozen desserts

When the summer heats up, I go looking through my recipes of cold summer desserts.  There is nothing like a frozen bowl or stick of something to cool me down when the temps are in the 90s. Beat the Heat with these Cold Summer Desserts Root beer floats, summer cocktails, frozen fruit and ice cream…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! This coffee cake is one of those semi homemade desserts…

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Strawberry frozen yogurt popsicle

These strawberry frozen yogurt pops are a fun and easy way to beat the heat when the temps are rising and you want a cold dessert to cool down.  They have a rich red color and are not overly sweet. The taste is summer time fresh! Making these strawberry frozen yogurt pops. I love cold…

Gluten Free Mexican Chori Pollo

Chorizo pollo recipe

It’s time for one of my favorite international dishes – Mexican Chori Pollo.  This recipe is full of bold flavors, topped with cheese and baked in the oven for one amazing meal. If you eat at Mexican restaurants often, you will likely have seen Chori Pollo offered as a choice.  The dish is similar to…

Paleo Grilled Pork Chops

Paleo grilled pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Paleo Grilled Pork Chops. These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have an amazing flavor that comes from a marinade before cooking and a sauce that gets added once the chops are grilled. The…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Broccoli Salad with Orange Almond Dressing

Broccoli side dish

This clean eating broccoli salad features cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds and green onions and a creamy vegan dressing made with Mirin, orange juice and almond butter. It is great served either as a side dish, or main course salad. I love to make my own salad dressing. First of all, it allows me to put…

Spice Rub Mix – Great for Steaks, Roasts and more

BBQ spice Rub

This is hands down my favorite spice rub mix.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices.  It keeps well and goes quickly. It is the perfect rub to use on all sorts meats for the grill.  It’s barbecue time! Make your own…

Asian Zuccini Noodle Salad with Spicy Dressing

Asian salad made with spiralized vegetables

This delicious Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad is a wonderful mixture of zucchini, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and shallots, tossed with a spicy almond butter dressing. It’s light, fresh, and super easy to make! If you are looking for a healthy meal for lunch time, you can’t go wrong with this one! Yummy, creamy stick to your…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

No crust quiche

This crustless quiche Lorraine is a great alternative to the normal recipe.  It has all the flavors of a Julia Child’s traditional quiche Lorraine but has far less fat and calories and no crust. Trust me, you won’t miss those extras at all. It tastes amazing and makes a great addition to your collection of…

Crock Pot Curried Chicken – Paleo and Whole30 Compliant

Chicken Curry cooked in a crockpot

This crock pot curried chicken recipe will have your whole house smelling amazing while it cooks. Coming home to a dinner that is just about ready for the table is a treat on a busy week night! It makes a nice addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. My husband is fond of any…

Hearty Chicken Sunflower Kale Salad

Enjoy this chicken-sunflower-kale-salad with a glass of seltzer water

This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Today we are making a Chicken Sunflower Kale Salad. When summer arrives, my goal is to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Lunch for me means…

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

These stuffed peppers with ground turkey are healthy and clean.

Stuffed peppers normally have lots of rice and cheese in the recipe. Since I am trying to have really clean recipes lately, these turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier way to enjoy this traditional dish. My husband loves to “find bargains” for me when we grocery shop.  The other day he came upon a basket of…

Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

Italian sweet potatoes

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish.  They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast.Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe that…

Breakfast Hash Browns with Bacon and Eggs

Thees breakfast hash brown potatoes make a filling start to your day.

It’s the weekend, and for me that means that it is time for one of my hearty breakfast recipes. I have more time in the kitchen when I am not thinking about getting out the door in a hurry, and it gives me a chance to experiment with flavors and make something hearty and tasty…

Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

This is the time of the year when the grill is fired up almost daily and I am always experimenting with new shrimp recipes to hand over to my husband, who is the grill person in our house. Today’s recipe is grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs. Fire up the Grill for these Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs. These…

Spinach Frittata with Mushrooms and Leeks

Plate of spinach frittata and fruit

Are you a breakfast person?  We love to really splurge on it in my house.  My whole family loves a cooked breakfast.  They really don’t take a lot of time and I can get very creative with flavors. This Spinach Frittata with mushrooms and leeks is just bursting with flavor and comes together in about…

Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing

Tasty roast vegetable salad

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for a roast vegetable salad with creamy cashew dressing! Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and this makes them a perfect addition to salads. This Roast Vegetable Salad has…

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks

Sweet potato breakfast stacks

A big focus of mine, lately, is trying to cut out carbs.  (or at least cut them way, way down!)  That can make breakfast a bit of a challenge.  But not so with these Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks.  The sweet potato acts like a piece of bread and it gets stacked with the most…

Crustless Chicken Quiche

Crustless chicken quiche on a pretty plate

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories.  Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust…

Roast Beef Wraps with Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers

Roast beef wrap pinwheels

I love quick and easy recipes that still look pretty and taste amazing.  These Roast Beef Wraps with cheese and roasted red peppers make a great party appetizer or fun lunch treat.The Gardening cook is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn as small commission, at no…

Mason Jar Easter Bunny Treats Project

Mason Jar Easter Bunny Treats

This Mason Jar Easter Bunny project is a great alternative for celebrating the holiday. It comes together in just minutes and would also make a great table centerpiece for your dessert table. I love hiding Easter eggs and making a basket for kids as much as the next person. But it can get pretty expensive…

Blueberry Granola Bars – A Dairy Free Breakfast Treat

Blueberry Granola Bars

  Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. ##DairyFreeGoodness #CollectiveBias  It’s time to make some Blueberry Granola Bars! There are some mornings when I have all the time in the world, and other mornings when I just can’t get out the door quick enough.…