Category Archives: Gluten Free

Carrot Raisin Breakfast Mini-Muffins

 Photo copyright 2012 R.A. Robbins

Photo copyright 2012 R.A. Robbins

These healthy little gluten free, low fat muffins will satisfy a sweet tooth while also providing a healthy dose of fiber and protein.

Ingredients:
1 T. flax seed meal plus 3 T. hot water (or 1 egg)
¾ c. milk (I use almond milk)
½ c. unsweetened applesauce
1/3 c. agave nectar ( or 2/3 c. sugar)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 c. raisins
½ c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1 c. buckwheat flour
1 c. sorghum flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine flax seed and hot water. Mix well and let stand for 20 minutes. The mixture should reach the consistency of egg whites.
3. Combine milk, applesauce. Flax seed/water mixture and agave nectar in large bowl.
4. Add carrots, raisins and walnuts. Stir well.
5. Stir in flours, baking powder and cinnamon.
6. Stir just until all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
7. Spoon mixture into the cups of a mini-muffin pan. The cups will be full.
8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until done.
9. Remove from oven. Cool.
Makes 24 mini muffins.

Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store Please visit her My Gluten Free Life Page to get better acquainted with her.

This recipe is linked to:

Allergy Free Wednesday at Tessa the Domestic Diva

Gluten Free Wednesdays at the Gluten Free Homemaker

Tasty Tuesday at the New Mrs. Adventures

Melt in Your Mouth Monday at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Gluten Free Fridays at Vegetarian Mama

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #3: Don’t Rush to the Gluten Free Processed Food

When first diagnosed there is temptation to run to the gluten free section of the grocery store and start grabbing up everything you can find.  Many will try to find the perfect replacement for their much loved bread, cookies, whatever.

Why not use this as a chance to do something different?  Something better.

  • Introduce yourself to a few new fruits and vegetables.
  • Learn about gluten free grains you may never have heard of before.
  • Pull out your cookbook and see how many recipes are naturally gluten free or easy to adapt.

When you cook from scratch you control what goes in your food.  So instead of rushing to the store to replace processed food with gluten free processed food, stop and think.  You have the opportunity to make this a change for the better and the healthier.

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Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #2: Focus on what you Can Eat

 

Pepper Steak Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Pepper Steak
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

If you continue to focus on what you can’t eat you will continue to feel deprived and miserable.  Shift your focus to what you can eat.

  • Make a list of everything you can think of that is gluten free.
  • Start with the obvious naturally gluten free stuff like fruits and veggies and go from there.
  • Don’t worry, you will keep adding new foods as you think of them.
  • If you are uncertain of certain foods do a search to discover their gluten free status.

If you need help coming up with a list ask for help.  Bob made my list while I was still wallowing in self-pity.

Post you list in a place where you can see it easily.  Keep adding as you discover new foods.  I call my list my “refrigerator list” because I keep it on the refrigerator door.

Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.

Pizza Pie Day

I know I didn’t get this on the holiday list for February.  How could I miss it?  I think I should start checking the Food Holiday list from The Nibble more often.

Let’s just say I love Pizza.  So do I have a gluten free pizza recipe?  Of course!  This is not my healthiest recipe by any means, but after all it’s  PIZZA!

Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Cheeseburger Pizza
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

Crust Ingredients:
2 3/4 c. all purpose gluten free flour
1 T. sugar
1 package quick rise yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees, a few drops on your wrist should feel warm but not hot)
2 T. olive oil

Toppings:
1/2 c. barbecue sauce (read label first)
1 lb. hamburger (or soy crumbles if preferred)
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 c. shredded lettuce
1/4 c. chopped red onion (or more to taste)
Hamburger dill pickles to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine flour sugar and yeast in a bowl.

Add water and oil and stir to combine ingredients. This will form a dough, it will not be a batter.

Put dough in a 15 inch pizza pan sprayed with pan spray. With damp hands push the dough out to fill the pan. Smooth the top of the dough.

I take one finger dipped in water and draw a slight indentation around the dough about 1/2 to 1 inch in from the outside of the dough. This will help form your crust.

Let dough rise in a warm place in the pan for 30 minutes or until double.

While crust is rising cook your hamburger in a skillet until browned with no pink left.

When crust has doubled bake for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven. Smooth barbecue sauce over top of crust. Add cooked hamburger and cheese.

Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 – 20 minutes.

Remove from oven. Add lettuce, onions, tomatoes and don’t forget the pickles. Serve and enjoy your cheeseburger.

More down home family style recipes from Rogene Robbins may be found in her Kindle book The Gluten Free Good Life.

This recipe is shared at the following link-ups.  If you are looking for gluten free recipes check them out.

Allergy Free Wednesdays

Gluten Free Wednesdays

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #1: Attitude is Everything

 

Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

We create our life with our thoughts.  No you did not choose to have an illness or an intolerance that limits the foods you can eat.  But you can choose your reaction to the limitations.

  • Focus on wellness rather than illness.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Try turning your thoughts and actions to living a happy and healthy life, instead of feeling sick and deprived.
  • Use affirmations to focus your mind on the positive.

The gluten free life can be an adventure and an opportunity to learn new things if your approach it with an open mind.  Look for the positive in the gluten free life and you will find it – or it will find you.

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Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.