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Gluten Free Oatmeal Alternative – A Quinoa With Fruit Breakfast Bowl

16 February 2012

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Quinoa for breakfast

Shani decided to go back on the Clean Program to try and get back some much needed energy.  In theory, this is accomplished by cutting out a whole ton of foods. (As if I didn’t have a hard enough time cooking for this girl!) This means I’m basically on the Clean Program as well.  (Though […]

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Quick and Easy Gluten Free Pad Thai Spirals

9 August 2011

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Gluten Free Pad Thai Spirals

  We’ve been really craving some Pad Thai lately.  The sweetness of the sauce, the crunch of the peanuts, the slight tang of the lime – yum!   Of course, when you need to eat gluten free it’s never as easy as just hitting up the local Thai food place.  My confidence level in getting […]

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9 Veggie Quinoa and Chicken

18 May 2011

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While I realize 9 veggies is quite a lot, it was what I had on hand at the time.  With the mix being half fresh and half frozen, it’s not a lot of effort to add all of them.  It also makes the dish have a little more of a complex flavor, as sometimes you’re […]

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Gluten Free Chicken Pasta Salad With Balsamic

1 May 2011

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Gluten Free Chicken Pasta Salad

The title alone might have you a bit perplexed as pasta in the traditional sense involves wheat.  But one of the things I discovered as Shani and I started this gluten free journey is that Trader Joe’s carries 3 different shapes of rice pasta as well as traditional Asian rice noodles. For this dish, I […]

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Confetti Rice and Chicken

27 March 2011

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Gluten Free Confetti Rice and Chicken

I’m always on the lookout for new gluten free items at Trader Joe’s for Shani, but unfortunately, a lot of the newer gluten free items are Indian flavors which poses a problem, as the flavors and spices used in Indian cooking don’t work well with her taste buds.  (Could she make my cooking life any […]

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Sneaky Black Bean Soup

27 March 2011

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As the Winter of Soups draws to a close, I wanted to try and squeeze at least one more soup in.  It was stormy and cold here today, which made this one an easy sell.  Actually, this is really a vegetable soup in disguise! If you’re struggling to get all those servings of veggies in, […]

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Easy Cheesy Gluten-Free Chicken Polenta

20 March 2011

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This one is so dead easy I hesitate to even add it! Defrost 6 oz. Trader Joe’s Just Grilled Chicken Strips.  Cook up the polenta according to the directions.  (Did you know that polenta is corn?) Dice the chicken and add it to the polenta. Simple, tasty and a quick meal idea.  It’s what we’re […]

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Saturday Lunch – Chicken Chickpea Gluten-Free Wrap

12 March 2011

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Today Shani has been working on the taxes and I’ve been busy building this site.  So we needed something quick for lunch as I’m a little pre-occupied and not really in the mindset to get all creative. Fortunately, I’ve been making a lot of wraps lately as I’ve gone gluten free (well mostly), partially as […]

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