Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream" - Dairy Free!

This is SO good as an ice cream substitute! I can not sing it's praises enough, WE LOVE IT!
We made it with the peanut butter as suggested in the recipe, but I think we may add a little cocoa powder next time or maybe strawberries... oh the possibilities!

Ingredients  yeilds 1 bowl of ice cream
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)

Slice very ripe bananas and freeze. Once frozen place in food processor with the peanut butter (optional) until smooth. 
(full tutorial linked below)

Thanks to "The Two Bite Club" for this recipe.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pancakes and Bacon

One of her favorites! Gluten Free Pancakes (Vans Brand) and bacon with syrup (be careful to use 100% maple syrup, Gluten hides in most other syrups).  I know it's not the healthiest choices, but its Friday. The last day to a long first week of Middle School. Yay! We made it!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Easy Gluten-free dairy free peach cobbler/dump cake

2 large cans of peaches in heavy syrup (you can choose to use fresh peaches with added sugar)
1 box gluten-free yellow cake mix
Dairy free butter (I prefer Earth Balance)

Drain one large can of peaches. Drain second can of peaches Half way. Prepare your topping by adding melted dairy free butter to your cake mix until it forms a crumble consistency. Place your peaches in a 9 x 13 pan and cover with crumble. Cinnamon is a great option to add to the topping! Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes (Or until top browns slightly). 

I like to add a little of this to my daughter's lunch box for a special treat from time to time. 
Also great when served with ice cream (dairy free, soy or almond ice cream are great options)!

Dairy Free Chocolate dip made with avocados!

1 medium avocado, RIPE
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar (I prefer a agave)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 5 tablespoons water

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Process until mixture is smooth and texture is uniform in color. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for at least four hours. Serve with fresh strawberries and or frozen bananas. 
This dip is awesome to take to parties.   It's a great conversation starter and yummy too! 

Homemade gluten-free granola bar recipe

4 1/2 cups  gluten-free oats
1 cup spelt 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter, you can use dairy free butter if needed, earth balance works great
1 cup honey
  Ad-ins : 1 cup Mini chocolate chips, you can use dairy free vegan chocolate chips if needed. 1 cup chopped walnuts, other options include dried fruits, sunflower seeds, coconut, nuts... (I prefer dried cranberries)
Lightly grease a 9 x 13" pan. In a Large mixing bowl combine butter and honey first. Then add all ingredients except add-ins. Beat hard until combined. Stir in ad-ins. Press mixture into pan – really jam it in there so your bars don't fall apart. Bake at 325 degrees for 15–20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars. I find a pizza cutter works best for cutting these. 
These were great for a quick snack or to individually wrap and throw in lunchboxes!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CAUTION!!! Gatorade May Contain Gluten

Gatorade has modified food starch listed in their ingredients. Therefore, it may not be gluten-free. My daughter had a reaction after drinking!  If your like me you did not think to check a drink! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014