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2 years ago 2 notes creamy potato soup gluten free recipe

Creamy Potato Soup! (gluten free)

I know I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile - it’s been kinda crazy! But now that I’m eating gluten free, and am home with a cold - I have time to post some good stuff! Enjoy :)

CREAMY POTATO SOUP

Ingredients:

·         6 Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and cubed)

·         1 medium sweet onion (diced)

·         2 teaspoons chopped garlic

·         1 - 16oz. container of chicken broth (Natural Goodness Swanson)

·         1 tablespoon sea salt

·         1 teaspoon pepper

·         Dash of parsley, oregano, and basil

·         1 cup sour cream (Daisy’s)

 water as needed

Directions:

1)      Place onion, garlic, and potatoes in large stock pot. Pour enough chicken broth to just cover potatoes. If you need additional liquid add water as needed.

2)      Boil potatoes, onion, and garlic on high for 35 minutes or until potatoes start to break apart.

3)      Reduce heat to low, blend with an immersion blender (either leaving soup slightly lumpy, or pureeing entire thing).

4)      Add salt, pepper, parsley and oregano.

5)      Add 1 cup of sour cream and stir well.

6)      Allow to simmer 15 minutes.

7)      Serve hot with grated cheddar cheese on top! YUM!!

*Using the above ingredients makes this recipe completely gluten free!!

**Don’t be afraid to add things to spice this up - bacon, veggies, anything you want!!

My pregnant belly says YUM!!

3 years ago 3 notes gluten free mamas italian restaurant gluten free pizza

Mama’s Italian Restaurant - Gluten Free!!

So a friend of mine recommended Mama’s Italian Restaurant on Long Island in Oakdale because it has a complete gluten free menu! And boy let me tell you how amazing this place is! To anyone living on long island and eating gluten free - this is the place to go!

They have almost any Italian dish available gluten free! When the owner found out I was there for their gluten free dining options, he came over to me and explained how there is a whole separate area in the kitchen for preparing the gluten free food - separate pots, deep fryer, etc. This guy knows his stuff! And may I mention the food is AMAZING!!!

I knew this place was good when the waiter came out with my own piece of gluten free bread in the beginning of the meal because I could not eat the traditional “bread basket.” My husband even thought the food was amazing! So if you live on Long Island- you’re in luck!

Here’s the link to their gluten free menu! 

http://www.mamas-restaurant.com/gf.php

and did i mention that have GF sicilian pizza!!! :D And they cater gluten free!

3 years ago 3 notes gluten free chocolate chip cookies cherrybrook kitchen

Gluten Free AMAZING Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

As anyone in my family knows, I am know for my chocolate chip cookies… the full of gluten and delicious kind so I was determined to come up with a delicious gluten free counterpart… and I did! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 box of Cherrybrook Kitchen GF yellow cake mix (if you used Betty Crocker it does NOT come out the same)

1 pckg of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips (they are GF!)

1 stick butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons McCormick vanilla extract  (I know McCormick is GF)

Directions:

DO NOT follow instructions on cake mix box!

Combine dry cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix well. The dough should be thick like cookie dough. Next, add chocolate chips and fold into dough. 

Usually I put the dough in the fridge for 15-20 min to make it less sticky, while oven is preheating to 350 degrees F.

Next, drop rounded teaspoons onto cookie pan and bake for 10-12 min or until edges turn SLIGHTLY brown. Be careful not to overcook - otherwise cookies will come out hard.

Next,  remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on tin foil or cooling rack.

ENJOY!!!

*If these are done right you can put them in a tupperware and they will be soft for days!!!

I swear, my husband ate them and didn’t even know they were GF! They are so good!

Unfortunately, I have only had this recipe work with the Cherrybrook Kitchen GF yellow cake mix, the Betty Crocker was a disaster.

3 years ago 4 notes gluten free lupus

Gluten Free??

So I have kinda been on and off this gluten free bandwagon. First when my gallbladder went haywire I tried it out until they figured out it was my gallbladder causing all my painful digestive symptoms. So once the gallbladder came out, I gave up! I thought I was cured!

Now I’ve read a lot online about gluten free diets possibly helping control lupus and arthritis symptoms. What an amazing thought - maybe I can control everything through food and possibly someday eliminate all this medication from my system. These medications that suppress my immune system, cause weight gain, acne, hair loss, mood swings, you NAME IT. Medications that are supposed to save your life but at the same time wreak havoc on your body.

July of this year I had started going gluten free but I was tempted with pizza and brownies and I cheated!! The rest of the summer I spent eating MOSTLY gluten free but as anyone who knows a gluten free diet - it’s all or nothing.

So this October I vow to be completely gluten free. Last October I did something that changed my life forever - I married an amazing man I am proud to call my husband. This October I am going to do another thing that may change my life forever - eat for my health. Eat gluten free to eliminate the weight gain, acne, terrible fatigue, joint pains, headaches, etc. etc. Because I deserve to feel better! And I’m gonna do it! And it’s not for lack of support - my family is amazing. So I know I can do it!

And here on my blog I am going to post delicious recipes and products that are gluten free! Because another thing I want to prove is that gluten free doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless! I promise you that!

* To all the ppl out there suffering from lupus and other chronic conditions: do not feel I am insinuating that a gluten free diet is a cure all for anything. This is my personal journey and I do not suggest anybody doing anything without consulting their dr first!

Thanks to all my followers!