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Thanksgiving!

Last year  was my first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my whole family. It was ok, but I felt like a lot was missing. It was not like our normal Thanksgiving dinners. So this year I am committed to cooking food that tastes like real food.

So far I am planning on cooking:

Turkey (I am still trying to find a gluten free brand)

My grandmas sweet potatoes (best things Ihave ever tested, Trying to figure out how to do it gluten free)

My moms mashed potatoes (Trying to figure out if rice milk will work to replace the whole milk)

Stuffing (This is the big one. Most gluten free stuffing I have found either has corn or sugar in it, so I am still working on finding stuffing cubes I can use)

Lemon Bars ( I have an amazing lemon bar recipe, I am so excited to make these again)

Pumpkin Pie (I am still looking for an amazing gluten free pumpkin pie recipe)

 

As I get closer to Thanksgiving I will post recipes to these as I find them.  If anyone has any recommendations for any of these recipes that would be awesome.

 

Thanks for reading

~Chelsea

Zuchinni Cakes

I absolutely love zucchini. I eat it almost everyday. After a while I began to get bored with all my zucchini recipes so I went in search of new idea. I have finally figured out how to make zucchini cakes, and they are AMAZING!

Here’s the recipe. (once again, I don’t really measure things so all of these are estimates, the batter should be pretty thick or else it doesn’t cook properly.)

2 zucchinis shredded

1/2 onion shredded

1-2 eggs

Shredded Cheese ( I use rice cheese)

1/2 cup- 1 cup Gluten Free Flour Blend ( I use Aunt Kay’s flour blend)

Put the zucchini, onion, salt, pepper, cheese, and egg in a big bowl. Mix them, then add the flour.  Depending on how big the zucchinis are you may need to add the extra egg and the extra 1/2 cup of flour. Like I said, you want the mix pretty thick.

Try and make the patties pretty flat, rather than round before you drop them into the oil to fry them. They cook more evenly this way. Spoon in a few patties at a time, fry until golden brown, then let them cool and drain.

I squeeze lemon onto them, you could always eat them with ranch dressing, or some other sort of dressing.

~Thanks for reading.

Orange Chicken Recipe

As we all know, being a celiac and dating can be quite difficult. I recommend cooking dinner for a date, that way you know what you are eating is 100% safe, and you also know that your date is eating gluten free as well, leaving the option for the goodnight kiss…

I had a date last week and decided to cook for the two of us. I don’t usually experiment with new recipes when I am cooking for others but I wanted to make orange chicken. I used to eat it all the time before I went gluten free and had been craving it. Here is the rough recipe, I highly recommend it, it turned out to be very tasty

Now when I cook I do not measure, so the measurements are rough estimates:

Orange Chicken:

6 Chicken Cutlets

Green Onion

White Rice Flour (flour of your choice)

1 Egg (This is for the breading, you can use egg alternative)

Brown Rice Syrup

Agave Nectar

2 Oranges

Red Pepper Flakes

Turbanado Sugar

Step 1: Bread the chicken cutlets.

Step 2: Put in pan with olive oil and green onions and let the chicken cook through

Step 3: Cut up chicken into bite size pieces

Step 4: Put in Agave Nectar (Around 3 tablespoons)

Step 5: Squeeze one orange into pan. Stir, let cook

Step 6: Put in brown rice syrup and a dash of sugar. I put in enough brown rice syrup to coat all the chicken once it is stirred in. Since brown rice syrup is not sweet the sugar really helps

Step 7: Brown so the chicken gets crispy, add the second orange and the red pepper flakes.

Step 8: I always serve this with white rice and sometimes shredded carrot and zucchini cooked with ginger and lime seasoning

I am telling you, this recipe is awesome! Very tasty. All my gluten eating friends love it, and my date was definitely a fan.

Enjoy