Gluten Free

This recipe is Gluten Free. There are no ingredients that contain gluten such as all purpose flours.

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Lemon & Spinach Hummus

    This protein packed kid friendly, vegan & vegetarian friendly snack is super easy to make. Nerdy Tips leave the chickpea skins on for more fiber. I took them off so my kids would be more apt to try this hummus. serve with just about anything! we use pita chips, raw veggies, and spread on greek chicken wraps. there are so many variations of hummus, this is just one option. Switch it up with different spices, add some herbs, pine nuts, olives or whatever you’re craving. Nerdy Facts Hummus is made all over the world especially in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. Chickpeas are packed with protein and vitamins as well…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Chicken Pho Soup

    I have never attempted this soup before but now that I’ve made it, it’s on our dinner list. Spicy and comforting, this soup is full of flavor and yet clean and light. Nerdy Tips Every article I read on making pho suggests using Red Boat Fish Sauce. Charring the ginger and onions will give this soup an authentic flavor. Many people enjoy a splash of Sriracha in their pho. Nerdy Facts Pho is mainly served for breakfast in Vietnam. Pho was influenced by both French and Chinese cuisine. It made its first appearance in the late 1800s. Pho is pronounced “fuh”

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Grilled Chicken Tacos

    Nerdy Tips The secret to juicy grilled chicken? marinate, marinate, marinate and baste with the leftover marinade while grilling. Pounding out the chicken breasts before marinating will even out the meat so that the thinner part isn’t overcooked before the thicker part is done. If you opt for bone in, the chicken will take longer to grill. If you are using leftovers of the grilled chicken to make tacos, reheat the chicken by steaming to keep it moist. You can do this by putting sliced chicken in a pan with a splash of water (or even better, chicken stock) over medium heat while covered for 3-4 minutes.

  • Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Deep, Dark Chocolate Torte

    Flourless and rich chocolate goodness, this torte is a great treat for your gluten free friends. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. In reality, it is so incredibly easy to make and takes only 6 ingredients.  Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup heavy cream 10 oz bittersweet chocolates (I use Ghirardelli 60% cocoa) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 5 eggs you will also need:  9″ springform pan Preheat oven to 325. Heat the butter and cream over medium heat until simmering and the butter has melted. Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder…

  • Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Macarons

    Yes, macarons are a particular dessert to make. They can be finicky but you can do it! They are so delicious and fresh when made at home. I taught myself to make them and I will share all of my tips. A bite of macaron will transport me to a heavenly French moment with meringue clouds and sticky sweet suggestions of flavor. Below, all the macarons themselves are vanilla flavored, differentiated by their fillings; Earl Grey tea, Pistachio, Blueberry, Lemon and Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache.  Macarons 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 1 cup almond flour 1 tsp salt 3 egg whites, *room temperature* 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 cup…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    French Peas

    Light and gorgeously green, this dish will brighten any table! Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 16 oz frozen or fresh peas 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 tsp lemon juice salt & pepper Cook down shallots in oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute until fragrant. Add peas, stock, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Top with tarragon butter. Nerdy Fact green peas are loaded with vitamins and contain high levels of heart healthy minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. 

  • Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  No Refined Sugar,  Recipe

    Madame Babineau’s Lavender Honey

    This honey smells so divine. I love adding it to my morning Earl Grey tea.  24 hour prep time, 15 mins cook time, makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 Tbsp lavender blossoms  1 cup honey Heat honey until thinned. Stir in lavender. Pour into a container (I used a mason jar) and cover at room temperature for 24 hours. Warm again and strain.  Nerdy Facts lavender is believed to have so many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory, helping with digestive issues and relieving pain. Combined with the antibacterial and sore throat soothing honey and this little infusion packs a powerful punch!  honey is believed to have been consumed by humans since…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Lunch,  Recipe

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    This is a super easy and fresh lunch or dinner idea. 15 minute prep time, serves 4. Ingredients 10oz canned tuna 1 English cucumber, diced 2 medium avocados, diced 4 stalks celery, diced small red onion, diced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp garlic powder salt & pepper to taste bread; I used a sturdy Sourdough Mix together all ingredients except Sourdough. Spread onto bread and enjoy!!