The last few weeks have been very busy and not without some major changes. We completed a voluntary 18 month Church Service Mission at the end of February and March was filled with preparations for NY’s upcoming hip replacement surgery. On top of that my doctor has put me on a gluten and dairy free diet. That’s in addition to being a vegetarian and … well … wow! I have a lot to learn and at times it can be a bit overwhelming. What I do know is I’m excited to have NY on this new journey. He doesn’t have any diet restrictions, but he too is discovering that eating this way makes both of us feel better. So I’ve been perusing Pinterest to find gluten free and dairy free recipes. Tried and liked recipes from real people who are also eating gluten and dairy free.
Image credit: Know Gluten – A Gluten Free Beginners Guide
One of the first blogs I came across is Know Gluten – A Gluten Free Beginners Guide. As a newbie to this way of eating, the Gluten Free Meal Plan provides a plethora of valuable information. You’ll find everything from meal plans, shopping lists and recipes on Know Gluten!
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … I love blueberries! How gorgeous is this image of Blueberry Crumb Bars from What The Fork Food Blog.
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One of the first things I learned: gluten free flour is a blend of different flours. And if you buy it in the market (most likely an organic market) it’s quite expensive. That’s one of many reasons I’m loving this Gluten Free Flour Blend recipe from Minimalist Baker.
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Doesn’t almost everyone love pasta? Served with delicious marinara sauce or simply with a bit of butter and broccoli, this Homemade Gluten Free Pasta is going to be a staple at my house. With a tweak or two it can also be dairy free. And there’s a lot more to this recipe from the Heartbeet Kitchen. Amanda shares links to several other recipes as well.
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One of the best things about Gluten Free Angel Food Cake is the many ways it can be served. Be it with fresh fruit (yumm) or a lovely frosting, this cake is sure to be a favorite at our house.
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I’ve been baking bread for 40-plus years. I actually used to bake four loaves of wheat bread every morning and sell them at our local schools. Our son Brian and his friends could eat an entire loaf right out of the oven. But I’ve found store-bought gluten-free bread is not quite the same as the bread that came out of my oven. That’s why I’m excited about There Is Life After Wheat‘s Sandwich Bread recipe. While I’ve yet to make it myself, I’m optimistic it will create some fresh-out-of-the-oven memories for our grandchildren, similar to memories of their father’s.
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Ahhhh…. warm tortillas, with a little guacamole, sour cream and fresh salsa. I thought that would surely be a thing of the past. Then I found this Gluten Free Tortillas recipe on Simple Vegan Blog. Iosune and Alberto have given me hope!
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While I favor blueberries, NY (aka David) prefers bananas. So, how long do you think it will take me to make him a loaf of Gluten Free Banana Bread from Merissa at Little House Living?
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We’ve found some gluten and dairy free frozen Flautas, but they don’t actually taste as good as the $7 price tag. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to making these Gluten Free Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Dipping Sauce from Beard & Bonnet. Thanks Meg! You made my day!
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Truth! I have these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough Bars in my fridge right now. Really! While the chocolate peanut butter ganache is yet to be slathered on top, I’m banking on my NY’s peanut butter and chocolate fix being satisfied. You can’t go wrong with Sarah from Making Thyme For Health!
So … are you gluten or dairy free? Do you have any suggestions or favorite recipes? Thanks so much lovelies!!
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