Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gluten-free Broccoli Cheese Casserole


Hot out the oven. I woke up this morning craving beef short ribs and broccoli cheese casserole for Sunday dinner, and as soon as the ribs are finished braising we are ready to eat. For this broccoli casserole, I used a recipe found out the Wheat Belly 30-Minute cookbook and tweaked it by adding sautéed onions and using Dubliner’s cheese. Kerrygold makes a fabulous grassfed Dubliner’s cheese that tastes like a cross between white cheddar and Parmesan. You know we’re already talking about all kinds of yumminess just thinking about that taste experience together! I also added in their grassfed butter as it gives a richer, distinct flavor to dishes. I doubled the recipe and prepared it in my Gordon Ramsey white porcelain bakeware, which I love and have treasured for years. I was lucky enough to buy the whole collection years back, and let me tell you, if a fire was to break out, and I had time to save something in my kitchen, it would be that collection. Lol!

Bye for now. Hope your time spent with family at the dinner table this Sunday is memorable. All I need now is a gluten-free peach cobbler with cinnamon vanilla ice cream to top this meal off…but I’ll have to dream on that one. 🙂

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Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


Gluten-Free Parmesan Encrusted Cod


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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


Parmesan Encrusted Cod…in the making

Parmesan Encrusted Cod, about to go in the oven. That’s what is up for dinner today. Usually I am out somewhere on a Friday enjoying a steak for lunch (I know, I can’t help it, I’m a red meat girl), but while I happened to be at Earth Fare and saw wild caught cod on sale for $6 a pound, I opted to pick up a couple of pounds and have fish today for dinner. I used Udi’s gluten free bread for fresh bread crumbs, then added spices, butter, and Parmesan to make the crust topping. A little drizzle of olive oil, and in the oven it will go. As I am sitting here writing this, the smell coming from the oven is divine! I will serve this was just mixed vegetable medley of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Can’t wait to dig in. This is my idea of a grown up version of fish sticks. 🙂


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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, and Brie Fritatta


Delicious, and nutritious. This is a late breakfast for me, but could very well serve as a brunch entree with a salad. It has smoked salmon, asparagus, French Brie, red onions, and fresh dill. Doesn’t that sound delightful? It is as delicious as it sounds. Who said salmon and asparagus had to be reserved only for dinner? Here is your slice…



Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


Wheat Belly Cooking: Bean Soups


Soup’s on today in the kitchen. I am prepping to make two bean soups today, “Lentil Soup” and “Ten Bean Soup.” This is my thrift cooking day as I am using leftover HoneyBaked Ham to incorporate into 2 hearty soups. You have probably heard me mention before on a previous blog that you can purchase HoneyBaked ham bones at their store for a little of nothing, and they usually come without 2 pounds of meat on it (sometimes more). I try to catch them on a day when they have just cut some so I get fresh meat, otherwise they come frozen. The ham I have on hand today is a big half ham I purchased to make sandwiches, and I did not want all that good meat to go to waste. Trust me, everything will be used! To stock my pantry, I keep big boxes of organic chicken stock on hand from Costco, along with my trinity vegetables of carrots, celery, onions, along with fresh garlic. Canned diced tomatoes are a plus to have on hand as well. If you have these, you are always ready to start a nice pot of soup, beans, or greens. Extras like bay leaves and fresh thyme give soup that delicious depth we look for.

Now off I go to get these pots going. I’ll show the finish dishes in a few. But you already know…it’s gonna be good! This is not your ordinary soup kitchen. 🙂

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized


Gluten free Chicken and Dumplings with Baked apples

Gluten free Chicken and Dumplings with Baked apples

My current situation. Feeling like dumplings today.


Dinner is served. This is not your average chicken and dumplings as I married the idea of having more of a chicken pot pie savory base of onions, carrots, celery, with a splash of cream (I was craving both). I guess I should call it “chicken and pot dumplings.” (Lol!) All it needed was a crust, some peas, and some potatoes, and it would have been chicken pot pie. But today, sistah girl wanted some dumplings.

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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


Gluten Free Cherry Yum Yum


“Yum” is in the name, so there’s your description. This is a cheesecake-like dessert flanked on either side by buttered gluten-free graham cracker crumbs and cherry filling. I did mine with a slight twist to up the taste experience. So easy, and so “yum!”

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Posted by on February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized


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