Breakfast

QUINOA BREAKFAST BOWL AND OTHER RECIPES

This was a hearty breakfast bowl using leftover cooked Quinoa.  There are a vast variety of recipes for Quinoa from savory to sweet, it is such a versatile healthy food.  Here are a few different recipes in this post to share with you. This was not so much of a recipe as it is a […]

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GRANOLA - GLUTEN FREE/NUTRIENT DENSE

With this new granola recipe, I took a few tips from my previous gluten free granola recipe, with an emphasis on it being more nutrient dense, and grain free.  Keep in mind, Quinoa is not a grain but a seed.  Even rolled and dried to create a "quinoa flake" it still carries all the nutrients […]

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ASPARAGUS BACON FRITTATA WITH A POTATO CRUST

We have had an abundance of fresh organic asparagus and fresh eggs - time to make a frittata - something we all love in this household, and yet something I tend to forget to make.  Not sure why that is, but this was a lovely reminder to make a frittata more frequently. 3 cups shredded […]

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GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD

This is a post that finally came down to the result of a whole lot of frustration.  I would like to show case wonderful, delicious, food that is GLUTEN FREE.  Most of it, GLUTEN FREE NATURALLY. There is so much negative hype/nastiness out there these days about Gluten Free this, Gluten Free that, Gluten Free […]

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HOMEMADE SAUSAGE

These sausages will certainly do in a pinch...when you do not have gluten free sausages on hand.   Although these were not your typical sausage in a casing, these were pretty good -  not as excellent as the place where I buy them, but darn close. Note:  these were even better the next day.  Next […]

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HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CEREAL

Oh how I miss oatmeal breakfast cereal.  I was never really big on breakfast cereals, but I sure loved oatmeal.  Even the gluten free oatmeal does not work for me...sigh.  I was also never a big fan of gluten free creamy rice cereal - at least not on it's own. There used to be a […]

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APPLE SPICE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

If you read my blog, you know I have a serious love affair with pancakes.  This recipe is based on my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with a few differences:  I used kefir milk, homemade chunky applesauce, organic vanilla and fresh organic blueberries. Pancakes are the ultimate in comfort food, whether for breakfast, brunch or even dinner […]

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NECTARINE BLUEBERRY GINGER SMOOTHIE

Just a quick post today...life is still crazy busy!  I am sorely missing the kitchen these days...but the good news is we have had the most beautiful warm/hot summer.  Wouldn't you know it, the first time in 8 years, and I do not have time to do a garden...DANG! In the meantime with life being […]

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BREAKFAST SAUSAGE WITH TOMATO ROSEMARY SAUCE

Do you ever have those mornings when you wake up beyond starving? I sure did this particular morning.  I had taken out Gluten Free, Free Range Turkey Sausages the night before to defrost in the fridge, so rather than frying them up, with Poached eggs for breakfast, I took some inspiration from my Chicken and […]

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RHUBARB WALNUT BREAKFAST MUFFINS

These yummy muffins are sugar free - I used Agave Nectar in the Rhubarb Compote, and honey in the muffin recipe.  With fresh organic rhubarb available now I knew my standard muffin recipe would be great for rhubarb muffins. Now for a word on vanilla.  I have mentioned this before, but some years ago, a […]

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ASPARAGUS SEASON

We live for asparagus season in this household.  When it arrives - we have asparagus dishes pretty much every day.  Here is an interesting article on the health benefits of this power food. This is not so much of a recipe, but more of a method - so easy, and so tasty.  I'll also post […]

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A GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Have you ever made a breakfast casserole?  I can not believe this is the very first breakfast casserole I have ever made.  How yummy, hearty and delicious it is too.  There are some mornings where one just needs a big hearty breakfast to get you through a busy day. This is also a casserole that […]

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HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN SPICE MUFFINS

Before getting into today's recipe I thought I would take a moment to share some wonderful Pumpkin recipes with you.  I love all things pumpkin and these recipes do not disappoint: Autumn Pumpkin Pie: My favorite Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: Pumpkin Raisin Bread: And finally - one Savory delicious Pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin Leek and Sage Stuffed […]

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MY GF VERSION OF HASH

This recipe turned out to be a great dish when you have different leftovers in the fridge. This is my idea of a "hash".  Yup...no potatoes.  Why?  Well, I had leftover Vegetarian Asparagus Risotto, 2 pieces of leftover Teriyaki chicken - but not enough for a whole meal.  There were GF sausages in the fridge […]

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A HEARTY BREAKFAST USING LEFTOVERS

If you have leftover rice in the fridge, ripe avocados, and a busy day ahead of you, this makes a really good hearty breakfast to get your day started.  Hardly a recipe, but had to share anyways....dang yummy!  My days are still crazy busy...but loving it! about 1 to 1  1/2 cups cooked brown rice […]

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GLUTEN FREE CINNAMON GINGER ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

This is a recipe I have been thinking about since last summer.  Only back then, I had already run out of my garden zucchini.  This year....I actually remembered. If you have extra zucchini on hand this makes a great breakfast/snacking muffin.  I used my standard muffin recipe ingredients and voila....delicious muffins. 1/2 cup Tapioca starch […]

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GLUTEN FREE CRANBERRY RAISIN MULTI-SEED ENERGY BARS

Remember when I made my Rice Krispie Granola, that was really supposed to be a healthy granola bar?  Well this recipe shows me what I did wrong.  This recipe came from a magazine (another one of those torn out leaving just the page) but I can't recall which one.  In any event, I changed up […]

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A SUMMER FRITTATA AND A DEAR HUSBAND

If you read my blog, you know I am all about fresh local ingredients.  Whatever I can not grow myself, we then shop at our local Farmer's Market just down the street.  I live for summer and fresh ingredients - nothing makes me happier. Lately, much of my work has been Friday through to Sunday […]

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A VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

I can't believe I am about to say this, but this breakfast was so good, it will be on the table again tomorrow!  Why?  Because it has Tofu in it - yes - Tofu.  I have never been a Tofu fan, unless it is well disguised, majorly flavorful and with lots of texture in the […]

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GLUTEN FREE SUGAR FREE BROWN RICE KRISPIES GRANOLA

A friend gave me this gluten free recipe on a recipe card - it was actually for rice krispie bars.  I did change up the ingredients - if I can replace sugar and corn syrup in a recipe all the better.  But as a result the bars did not work.  So rather than throw away […]

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GLUTEN FREE SUGAR FREE APPLE CINNAMON QUINOA MUFFINS

Lately, I seem to be on a "muffin roll" these days.  They are quick and easy to make, plus they make a great snack or breakfast muffin for days when you are on the go.  This recipe will also be included in Allergy Free Wednesdays - lots of great recipes worth checking out! 1/2 cup […]

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GLUTEN FREE SUGAR FREE: ORANGE DATE WALNUT MUFFINS

Today I have a new recipe to share here and at Nancy's blog Real Food Allergy Free -  Allergy Free Wednesdays. A wonderful way to find great new recipes - a must see! These muffins make a great snack or breakfast muffin - full of flavor, with a lovely soft texture.  Don't think these will […]

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GINGER MANGO SMOOTHIE

As I write up this post, I am spooning this luscious smoothie into my mouth....I just want to devour it in one go!  We go through fazes where we have smoothies 3-4 times a week, then we won't have them for a while, then we are back to having them on a regular basis again.  […]

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QUINOA FRUIT BREAKFAST CEREAL - A RECIPE INSPIRATION

This is a recipe I have been thinking about for ages and ages.  With our winter weather, this is a perfect warm breakfast cereal to make.  I found a post at the blog The Intolerant Chef, and knew it was time to get into the kitchen.  Thanks Intolerant Chef for this recipe inspiration, I was […]

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LEFTOVER'S EASY FRITATTA

Another egg dish but without the pastry - fritatta.  Basically, this was just made with leftovers.  Thank the heavens I had leftovers - it has been crazy busy in my neck of the woods.  I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! Even if you did not have these leftovers they could easily be […]

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A HEARTY, LIGHT AND FLUFFY PANCAKE RECIPE

This is my fifth pancake recipe on my blog.  Can you tell I love pancakes?  This recipe was a complete experiment, that I am happy to say turned out fabulous. I have also been experimenting a little, using Coconut Flour.  I love the hearty, flavor of this flour, however, it can be tricky to work […]

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GLUTEN FREE APPLE BLACKBERRY COBBLER

This is the first time I have ever tried a fruit Cobbler.  Let alone made one gluten free.  I did not realize what deliciousness I was missing!  So easy too.  I took some ideas from this recipe here, but was a little unsure how it would turn out as there were no eggs in this […]

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CHEEZY HERB FRITTATA ON A CRISPY POTATO ZUCCHINI CRUST

Whenever we have busy work days, we always gravitate to quiche, frittata, soups, simple pastas - quick and easy.  We have now just had our 2nd zucchini from the garden - yeahhhh!  There is still lots of basil growing as well - a perfect combination.  And guess what?  We so scored!  Check this out: This […]

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THREE CHEESE QUICHE

I was inspired to do another Quiche recipe after reading Shirley's post at Gluten Free Easily - this is so worth checking out! And honestly, when it comes to Quiche, you don't need to twist my arm.  We never, and I mean, never get tired of Quiche.  In this house, if I make Quiche, everyone […]

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BANANA CHERRY WALNUT LOAF

I found these scrumptious cherries at Costco.  Have you tried them yet?  The first thing I look for in dried fruit or nuts of any kind, is that they do not have any nasty chemical preservatives.  These only contain sugar.  They are luscious, plump, sweet/tart yumminess! They would be fabulous in granola, yogurt, muffins.... just […]

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BACON MUSHROOM CHEESE SCRAMBLE

This tasty breakfast is just down right fattening.  But once in a while…..I just need to indulge!  This post is not really about a recipe but more about the combo, and the way of layering this recipe that makes it stand out over regular bacon and egg breakfasts.  And I just had to share some […]

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KEFIR MILK BERRY SMOOTHIE

Thought I would write an update on the Kefir Milk Experiment .  Each day, I have been following the same method for making the Kefir Milk, here is the post. I started out having one tablespoon of milk each day - taking it slow, because of Lactose Intolerance.  Then after a few days, I increased […]

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KEFIR MILK QUINOA PANCAKES

NOTE: For ALLERGY-FREE WEDNESDAY Readers, Click Here for the Almond Herb Chicken Recipe. Some months ago, I made my original Quinoa pancakes - that were fabulous.  Here is the thing, I have not been able to make them as good since!  I don't know why.  That first batch was perfection, absolute perfection! So I decided […]

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POACHED EGGS IN A BALSAMIC ROSEMARY TOMATO SAUCE

This was a recipe I came up with this morning - I was not even sure if it would work, but it did!  A yummy different way to have poached eggs.  This would also make a great lunch or dinner when you are too busy to cook a full meal.  And this recipe could easily […]

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GLUTEN FREE GRANOLA - A RECIPE INSPIRATION

There are many recipes out there for gluten free granola.  My families favorite comes from Karen, at Heal Balance Live.  This recipe comes from Karen's other blog Gluten Free Heaven, for her original recipe, please check here. Karen's recipe was the first Gluten Free Granola Recipe that I had ever tried - my family was […]

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GLUTEN FREE VANILLA PUDDING WITH MIMICCREAM

Have you ever tried MimicCream?  Check out this label.  On the side the list of ingredients are: Purified Water, Almond and Cashew Nut Blend, Natural Flavors, Rice Starch, Sea Salt, Bicarbonate Soda.  An unsweetened cream to use in any recipe that calls for cream.  I made this luscious Vanilla Pudding with MimicCream, recipe to follow, […]

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HUEVOS RANCHEROS

This lovely, delicious Huevos Rancheros is becoming a once-a-year tradition.  So delicious - and  even better - it was cooked for me!  Every year, my best friend, Sophia, makes this yummy meal for me.  While living in the heart of Texas she earned the nickname, "Tequila Sophia", where she fell in love with Tex-Mex food. […]

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CRISPY GLUTEN FREE WAFFLES

UPDATE:  When I first made these waffles, it does make quite a lot of batter.  So I cooked them all up, and wrapped individually to freeze.  Next day, I popped two in the toaster - I would not have thought this, but they were even better, really crisp and tasty.  I think I will always […]

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LIGHT AND FLUFFY BANANA BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

I love, love pancakes! We usually have pancakes once or twice a month, and it is fun coming up with different flavor combination's. At the moment, it is storming out, the wind is howling, and the lights are flickering on and off.  I had to work fast to satisfy my pancake craving! These pancakes were […]

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PUMPKIN SPICE PANCAKES

Pancakes make me a happy girl.  I love pancakes, always have.  How this recipe came about, was this morning, looking in the fridge, it was very clear some groceries needed to be  bought.  I had 1 egg, about 1 cup of soy milk, 2/3 cup of leftover canned pumpkin, never mind needing fresh produce too.  […]

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OLD FASHIONED DATE WALNUT LOAF

This is another favorite old classic that I cannot remember where the original recipe came from.  I used to make this loaf all the time growing up.  It easily converts to gluten free, another tasty snacking bread, or to have with afternoon tea.  I am sure it would easily work with other gluten free flour […]

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HAM AND CHEESE PIZZA MUFFINS

These muffins are fabulous!  The inspiration for this recipe came from the kitchen of Kathy, of the blog  Mennonite Girls Can Cook - please check their recipe for the original.  These muffins make a great breakfast, or snack.  We are doing a day trip to Salt Spring Island, so I wanted to pack something easy, […]

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QUICHE

I love quiche.  So simple, easy, versatile.  If you don’t have gluten free pastry on hand, you can always make a lovely rice crust, which is delicious and wholesome too.  In this case, I had frozen pastry in the fridge, after making my Families Favorite Pie a few weeks ago, using Bette Hagman’s Dream Pastry….the […]

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PUMPKIN RAISIN BREAD

This was easy to make, and a tasty snacking bread.  Also great for breakfast too.  This was not the greatest picture, I still struggle with learning how to use a camera...some days the pictures work out ok, then other days, I ask myself "what am I doing with this camera?"  Oh well, one day it […]

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MY FAVORITE PANCAKES

I finally did it!!  On my previous pancake post I had mentioned that as a child my mom would make pancakes from cooked cream of wheat that we absolutely loved as kids.  Well, after all these years, I made a pancake that is even better than hers!  QUINOA PANCAKES.  With a combination of coconut flour […]

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GLUTEN FREE PEACH BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE

Guess What? I just realized, this post is the 100th recipe I have posted since starting this blog in March 2010!  Where did the time go?  Cake is a great way to bring in the 100th recipe, don't you think? This was a lovely coffee cake that I found on the site Wellsphere Health Knowledge […]

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REFRESHING BERRY SMOOTHIE

Each summer I stock pile my freezer with berries…..strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.  They are wonderful to have for pies, crisps, cakes, coulis…and smoothies throughout the year.  And by using frozen berries in a smoothie - you do not need ice - so you end up with a more concentrated berry taste. There are no measurements […]

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FRESH FROM THE MARKET

They are finally here...I have been waiting to see fresh Green Garlic Tops, these came from our local Market.  They are so delicious and versatile.  In a salad, they have a lovely crunch, sweet, garlic flavor, with a bit of bite to them.  They are also lovely chopped up and cooked in a pasta sauce […]

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MID JUNE AND LOCAL ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES

Ohhh how I love local, organic strawberries.  In previous years, I have always made Strawberry Freezer Jam.  Why Freezer Jam?  I like the taste better, it is fresher, more red in color, and if you use a low sugar Pectin or "light" version, less sugar, no cooking equals:  more flavor. My Ever Bearing Strawberry Plants […]

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GLUTEN FREE WEB CARNIVAL

AND BLUEBERRY POMEGRANITE JELLIED SMOOTHIE Tracee, at Mrs. Ed’s Research and Recipes invited me to join the GF Web Carnival….creating desserts made with Gelatine.  Although, I have not used gelatine in years, I do remember a desert from child hood – loaded with that frozen petro chemical whip cream that we all loved as kids.  […]

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GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES

I Love Pancakes! But first, some history.  When I was a small girl long before I knew about celiac disease, my mom made the best pancakes in the world.  I can remember watching her:  she would take a pot of leftover cream of wheat, add flour, milk, eggs, baking powder.  These pancakes were delicious!  Somewhat […]

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A QUICK AND HARDY BREAKFAST

Sometimes there are mornings when you wake up STARVING, plus there were some odds and ends in the cupboards and fridge that needed using up – and keeping corn tortillas or Brown Rice Tortillas in the freezer makes this breakfast a snap! I also had run out of salsa, did not have red onion or […]

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BANANA BLUEBERRY COCONUT BREAKFAST MUFFINS

Banana Blueberry Coconut Muffins: These muffins have a lovely delicate coconut flavor with a subtle sweetness to them.  Great for breakfast or snack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  This recipe made 10  medium-large  sized muffins – I used liners in the muffin pan. ½ cup Tapioca Starch ½ cup Sweet Rice flour ½ cup […]

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Getaway Breakfast and An Embarrassing Moment

Why does it always seem when you go away for a mini holiday you eat more???  We had huge breakfasts...I'm talking big! I always pack my gluten free pancake premix - so those are easy to whip up when we are away.....but there was bacon, eggs, sausages, pan fries......I guess you get the picture! GOLDEN […]

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