Friday, April 30, 2010
Shannon's Gluten Free Ribs
1 package of boneless pork ribs (sometimes called country style)
1 bottle of Hunt's Original Barbecue Sauce
1 T garlic salt
3 T brown sugar
1 T lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with Onion Roasted Potatoes.
How easy is that? This is one of those great meals that you can cook in the summer and won't get your house completely hot. Enjoy these, they're worth every bite!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The great thing about eggs is that they're such saviors for gluten free eaters! When you're hungry and in a hurry, whip up some eggs or an omelet and you're set. So easy, so versatile, and so naturally gluten free. And while I was thinking so much about these eggs, I realized that everyone I know cooks their eggs a different way. It's like that part in Runaway Bride where Julia Roberts eats every kind of egg to find out her true personality, and settles on Eggs Benedict. I think I must have a boringly normal personality because this is how I love to eat my eggs:
*scrambled with Pam, stirring the whole time
*about 1/4 cup of shredded colby jack cheese cooked into them and
*a pinch of salt.
I mean, how suburban can you get? I must say, everyone including my children and my children's friends have said that they like my eggs, so it must not be too bad. What's your favorite way to eat eggs? Leave me a comment below and tell me how you take your eggs: over easy? boiled? omelet-style? McMuffin style?
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus more for garnishing
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp parsley
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, add the milk and garlic and heat until just below a simmer. Add salt and pepper and toss with the cooked pasta. Add cheese and toss together. Garnish with extra parmesan and parsley.
Technically there's no garlic in Alfredo sauce, but I couldn't resist. It just tastes so good with a little something extra in there. Then I chopped up the chicken into bite sized chunks and mixed it all together. It was great. My one kid voted to add peas next time but the others liked it as is. I felt like I had just aced my 10th grade foods class with this one: protein, dairy, grains, and flavor. So I'm going to put this out there and see the responses we get back: Do you make your own Alfredo sauce or do you buy it in a jar? If so, which jar? No judging here, if you buy it, that's great, too! I'm fishing to see what brands are gluten free out there that people like.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Since Rachel is somewhat of a natural food connoisseur, she suggested we try a little restaurant in Sugarhouse called Au Naturale located on 2100 South and 900 East. I thought we could give it a shot and with a name like that you would think they have gluten free fare there. I was right. They have an entire handout full of gluten free food that you can order to eat in or get through their handy dandy drive through. I don't know what person I was impersonating, but I ordered my first ever serving of sushi:
It was ahi tuna with brown rice and avocado. Not bad! I felt so cosmopolitan. By the way, that little blob of light green stuff? Wasabi. Avoid that if you can. It is beyond spicy, I tell you. And I don't even know what those marinated strips of creamy stuff were on the top left of the plate, but I didn't love them either. I also tried the wild mushroom and thyme soup, which was good, but needed a bit of extra salt and pepper to get it up to speed. No biggie, really. They offer homemade fries, soups, wraps (which you would have to order without the wrap anyway) and acai berry frozen yogurt. Everything is fresh and healthy, and you don't even have to clean up after yourself when you're done. My biggest problem eating there was this: are you supposed to put the whole piece of sushi in your mouth at one time so you can't even taste it, or do you bite it in half and ruin the roll and make a mess? Neither option seemed to be working for me that day. It surely gave us a memory we won't forget soon. If you're in the Salt Lake area, give Au Naturale's menu a try. You'll like it. Gluten free fast food? You can't beat that!