Gluten-Free Recipes

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

  • ½ cup frozen cubed watermelon (see Note below)
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Blend all ingredients together (I use a Nutri-Bullet, but a regular blender would work too). Enjoy!

Note: I like to chop the watermelon into small cubes and freeze it in plastic bags. Make sure to pick out the black seeds before freezing.

From Blog of Joy

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Whole-Grain Chicken Soup with Rice


14 cups chicken broth (or water plus bouillon)
2 cups (uncooked) brown rice (or a brown/wild rice mixture)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves minced garlic (about 1 teaspoon)
1 large onion, diced
4 celery ribs, diced
6 carrots, diced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt (or more)*
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh)
4 cups cooked cubed chicken**

Instructions:
1. In a large stock pot, combine the broth, rice, butter, garlic, onion, celery, carrots, pepper, salt, rosemary, and thyme. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
2. When soup starts boiling, stir once and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for at least 45 minutes. Check to see how tender the rice is after 45 minutes (for brown rice), and cook 10-15 minutes longer if needed.
3. Add chicken meat, stirring gently. Heat on low for 10 minutes or until soup is heated through. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!

Additional Notes:
*You may need more salt, depending on how salty your chicken broth was. I used a low-sodium chicken broth and added a total of 5 teaspoons of salt for this recipe. Start with less, and salt “to taste”! 🙂
**If you wish to start with fresh chicken, use about a pound of meat, cut into cubes, and add with the veggies (step 1).

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Zesty Hummus with Sauteed Red Pepper

Hummus:

1 15 oz can organic chickpeas, drained
3 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt (use less if using non-organic chickpeas)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Mediterranean herb seasoning (see note below)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon into a bowl.

Sauteed Red Peppers:

1/2 red bell pepper
1 tsp olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place ingredients in a skillet and sauté for a few minutes. Let cool.

Assembly:

Make a well in the center of the hummus. Pour about a teaspoon of olive oil in the center. Spoon the sauteed peppers into the well. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve fresh or refrigerate.

-Note-

If I don’t have Mediterranean herb seasoning, I simply add sprinkles of chili powder, onion powder, cumin, and dried parsley to taste.

From www.blogofjoy.com

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