Gluten-Free Paleo Walnut Muffins

These easy to make paleo muffins are made without refined sugar, no dairy and are made with simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.

These easy to make paleo muffins are made without refined sugar or dairy and use simple ingredients: almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips. Bake them on the weekend and you’ll have a grab-and-go breakfast alternative during the week. They are both gluten-free and grain-free.

Paleo walnut muffins are terrific for a quick breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. I enjoy them with a dollop of Fatso creamy MCT peanut butter.

Made with almond flour, these muffins are an easy way to add grain-free baking to your kitchen. You can easily find almond flour in most grocery stores now, but make sure you buy the finely ground variety as it works best for baking.

WHAT IS A PALEO BAKING RECIPE?

In paleo baking you want to replace all white grain flours and refined sugars in the recipe with healthy alternatives. Use flours made with nuts like almonds or cashew ,or flours like coconut, tapioca or arrowroot starch. Replace refined sugar with honey, maple syrup, dates or, one of my favourites, Swerve sweetener made with erythritol.

These easy to make gluten-free paleo muffins are made without refined sugar, or dairy and use simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.

I’m a huge fan of muffins and one of the first recipes I tried to make when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease was a gluten-free version. My early attempts were not very good, but with perseverance I’m thankful that I can now easily whip up a batch of gluten-free muffins from one of the many recipes on the blog.

In the morning I like to have a muffin with my soy earl grey tea latte. It is a great way to start my day. If you are a muffin fan you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. Today I am sharing a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy and refined-sugar-free muffin recipe. What I didn’t leave out of the muffin was great TASTE by the way!

Here are some gluten-free muffin recipes on the blog:

Sourdough Banana Muffins

Grain-Free Mini Raspberry Muffins

Keto Coffee Cake Muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These easy to make gluten-free paleo walnut muffins are made with simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.

These paleo walnut chocolate chip muffins are moist and delicious. They are gluten and grain-free and are a good low-carb option. Quick and easy to make these paleo muffins are a perfect fit for a simple breakfast or healthy snack.

HOW TO MAKE THE MUFFINS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a muffin pan with 6 paper liners.
  2. Combine almond flour, baking powder, soda and sweetener to a medium bowl and whisk.
  3. Add eggs, melted coconut oil, oat milk and peanut butter powder to a medium bowl and use a hand mixer to beat well.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients to the wet on low speed until smooth.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into the 6 lined paper cups.
  7. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on each muffin and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool.

You should get roughly 6 muffins out of this recipe. You can double or even triple the recipe if you need to feed more people. These paleo muffins are very tasty and if you’re looking for something healthy to snack on, or you need a grab-and-go breakfast option, this recipe is for you.

Walnuts and chocolate chips were used in this recipe but you could easily substitute pecans or use sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Substitute the chocolate chips with dried cranberries, raisins or dried cherries as they all work very well.

These gluten-free paleo walnut muffins are made with no refined sugar, or dairy and use simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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These easy to make gluten-free walnut muffins have no refined sugar or dairy in them. Made with simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Gluten-Free Paleo Walnut Muffins

These gluten-free paleo walnut muffins have no refined sugar, or dairy and use simple ingredients like almond flour, eggs, powdered peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • This makes 6 muffins.
  • In a medium bowl add the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder and swerve sweetener and whisk.
  • Add the eggs, melted coconut oil, oat milk and dried peanut butter and mix with a hand mixer until batter is combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin cups. Sprinkle walnuts over each muffin.
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword baking, breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, muffins, paleo, wheat-free
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Gluten-Free Dragon Fruit Blend Lassi

Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional lassi drink.

Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink. Traditionally a lassi is made with plain yogurt, sugar, cardamon, orange blossom water and garnished with dried fruits. The lassi I became familiar with and really love is the mango lassi.

When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, a natural health practitioner told me to add a mango lassi to my daily diet. The combo of buttermilk and orange blossom water is very healing to the gut. I did start making and drinking a mango lassi daily and did start to slowly feel better.

This gluten-free lassi is made with a frozen dragon fruit blend, buttermilk, cardamon, maple syrup and rose water. It is so refreshing and delicious! Chilled drinks are perfect on warm days or anytime as a healthy breakfast smoothie. Rose water is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Indian recipes-especially desserts. It has a delicate floral aroma and taste but use sparingly. A little goes a long way. You can find it in the grocery store where you would find Indian or Middle Eastern foods.

Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE:

  • It is creamy and delicious
  • It is a healthy smoothie
  • A great breakfast drink for you and your family
  • Buttermilk is a healing ingredient for the gut.

This gluten-free dragon fruit lassi is a fruity and refreshing drink that is healthy enough to serve at breakfast. Made with buttermilk to give it a creamy texture, this lassi recipe is simply gluten-free and so good for you.

HOW TO MAKE THE DRAGON FRUIT LASSI:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a vitamix blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses.
  4. Top with crushed pistachios and rose petals.
  5. Add a straw and enjoy!
Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink.

Lassi is a popular Indian drink and it is known for its healthy benefits. It aids in digestion and boosts immunity while also providing the body with calcium, Vitamin D and more. Lassi made with buttermilk or yogurt helps the good bacteria in your gut breakdown the bad bacteria because it is rich in probiotics. Being rich in calcium it is good for our bone health too.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS LASSI DRINK:

Here are a few more smoothie recipes for you to try:

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Detox Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink.

Gluten-Free Dragon Fruit Blend Lassi

Made with just 5 ingredients this refreshing and healthy gluten-free drink is a fruity version of a traditional Indian lassi drink.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen dragon fruit blend( red dragon fruit, strawberries, pineapple and mango)
  • 1 ½ cup buttermilk 
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp rose water 

Instructions
 

Keyword dairy-free, dragon fruit, drink, fruit smoothie, gluten-free, healthy drink, lassi, smoothie
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Gluten-Free Hummingbird Donuts

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe called Hummingbird Cake.

Hummingbird donuts. A donut inspired by the southern recipe called Hummingbird Cake. Inside the cake is ripe bananas, sweet pineapple and chopped pecans and so is this gluten-free donut recipe.

I wanted to share another springtime dessert and these gluten-free hummingbird donuts fit the bill. Filled with fruit, spices and everything nice, they say HELLO SUNSHINE and SPRING! This recipe for hummingbird donuts requires a few extra ingredients but ones you would find in your pantry. The steps to make these donuts is quite simple.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THEM:

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake

Loaded with banana and pineapple these gluten-free hummingbird donuts are one amazing spring dessert. It is all the deliciousness of the classic hummingbird cake in a round donut form. Hummingbird cake is much like carrot cake, but without the carrots. The donut are moist, lightly sweetened and are incredibly good!

HOW TO MAKE HUMMINGBIRD DONUTS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 donut pans with non-stick spray.
  3. In a stand mixer add the banana and crushed pineapple and mix.
  4. Add the eggs and oil and mix again.
  5. Whisk the dry ingredients together and add them to the wet ingredients.
  6. Beat on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Grab a piping bag and fill 3/4 full with batter.
  8. Cut opening in bottom of piping bag about 1/2 inches.
  9. Squeeze batter and fill each donut pan cavity.
  10. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  11. Remove and cool.
  12. Once cool you can icing with a cream cheese icing or a simple vanilla icing with shredded coconut on top.
A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HUMMINGBIRD CAKE?

Hummingbird cake is a southern dessert originating in Jamaica. In the late 70’s Jamaica was trying to entice more Americans to visit there by highlighting many of their recipes to try. Hummingbird cake or Doctor Bird Cake was one of those. In 1978 Southern Living Magazine printed the recipe for this cake by L.H. Wiggins and to this day it is still one of the most requested recipes. The cake typically has 2-3 layers with ripe bananas, crushed pineapple, cinnamon, pecans and a cream cheese frosting.

This gluten-free donut recipe is very easy to make and is reminiscent of both banana bread and carrot cake. Again no carrots are in recipe but the telltale flavours of nuts and cinnamon are. The donuts are tender, sweet, nutty and just perfect. I topped my donuts with a simple vanilla icing and shredded coconut but you could top them with a cream cheese frosting also.

These gluten-free hummingbird donuts would be impressive enough for dessert when entertaining, a family gathering or just because you are craving donuts.

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THESE DONUTS:

Looking for other gluten-free donut recipes to try? Check out the recipes for baked donuts or keto lemon donuts on the blog.

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A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake. Inside the donuts are bananas, pineapple, pecans and spices.

Gluten-Free Hummingbird Donuts

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 2 donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a stand mixer add the banana and crushed pineapple and mix on medium until smooth.
  • Add eggs and oil and mix well again.
  • In a small bowl add the rest of the ingredients and whisk.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and beat on low/ medium until batter is smooth.
  • Grab a piping bag and fill 3/4 full with batter. Cut a 1/2 inch opening in bag.
  • Squeeze batter and fill each donut cavity.
  • Place in oven and bake for 11-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before transferring donuts to a cooling rack.
  • Allow donuts to cool before frosting.
  • If you have batter left over, wipe out a donut pan. Grease and repeat filling instructions.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword dessert, donuts, gluten-free, hummingbird cake, wheat-free
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Gluten-Free Lime And Poppyseed Cake

This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is light and airy and dotted with poppyseeds and is extra limey.

“There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.” Harry S. Truman

A poppyseed cake that is light and airy and perfectly limey. This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is easy to make and is a wonderful tea-time treat, an afternoon snack or just dessert. It is buttery, moist and filled with fresh lime flavour. If you love lime like I do, you need to make this cake!

When most people think of spring baking, they think of lemon flavoured desserts. Instead try lime in the poppyseed cake. Limes are available all year round, but there is something about eating a citrus dessert that makes us think about spring. Warmer temperatures, sunshine and the promise of blooming flowers. Maybe it is just me, but lime and poppyseeds seem like such a good spring pairing. I love the combination of flavours.

This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is tangy, dotted with poppyseeds, is moist an fluffy and topped with a simple whipped cream.

This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is tangy, dotted wit poppyseeds and is moist and fluffy.

Poppyseed Info:

Poppyseeds is the seed from the opium poppy plant. The seeds are widely used whole or ground for baked goods like pastries or bread. Poppyseeds are used in a wide variety of cuisines.

Lime poppyseed cake with a simple whipped cream frosting is so light and fluffy. Perfectly limey and perfect for spring or summer. Want the best lime flavour? I suggest using fresh lime juice and lime zest in this cake.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CAKE?

The lime and poppyseed cake starts with creaming together the butter and sweetener. You will then add in the eggs and beat well. Next is the sour cream and then finally you will add the gluten-free flour, lime zest and poppyseeds. The batter is beat well until creamy.

Pour the batter into a lined square baking pan and bake for 40 minutes. While the cake is baking you will make a lime syrup on the stove. Remove the cake from the oven and cool for about 10 minutes. Pour the syrup over the cake and then let the cake cool completely before adding the whipped cream.

This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is tangy, dotted with poppyseeds and is moist and fluffy.

DO POPPYSEEDS HAVE ANY NUTRITIONAL VALUE?

Poppyseeds are very low in cholesterol and sodium. They contain oleic acid which is a fatty aside that helps to lower LDL or bad cholesterol. Like most seeds, poppyseeds are a good source of fibre as well as a good source of B vitamins and folic acid. Poppyseeds contain a good amount of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium and zinc. The seeds cane be cold pressed into poppyseed oil which is rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9 fats. These fats improve overall health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Here are more CAKE RECIPES you have to try:

This gluten-free lime poppyseed cake is tangy, dotted with poppyseeds and is light and fluffy.

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A gluten-free poppyseed cake that is easy to make, light and airy and perfectly limey.

Gluten-Free Lime And Poppyseed Cake

This gluten-free lime and poppyseed cake is tangy, is dotted with poppyseeds, is moist and fluffy and is topped with a simple whipped icing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

Lime Syrup

Water

  • cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
Keyword baking, cake, gluten-free, lime, poppyseed, poppyseed cake, wheat-free
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Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Bars

These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with organic blueberry jam and has a buttery crust and crumbly topping.
These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with blueberry jam and a buttery crust and crumbly topping.

I have always loved a crumb bar and decided this time to make one with blueberry jam. These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are not overly sweet but are really good and surprisingly easy to make. I think they have the right amount of crumble and YUM!

Made with blueberry jam, a buttery crust, and crumbly topping, these blueberry bars are simple to make and irresistibly delicious. I think this is one of the best gluten-free blueberry crumb bar recipes with an easy press-in crust and tons of blueberry jam.

A perfect dessert for picnics, an afternoon treat or just for dessert, these bars are so good I think your family will have a hard time just eating one. The bars are made with fridge and pantry staples and the recipe comes together in just minutes. The blueberry crumb bars have a shortbread like crust, an abundance of blueberry jam, and a crumbly topping made with rolled oats and almonds.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE BLUEBERRY CRUMB BARS

These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with blueberry jam and a buttery crust and crumbly topping.

Both the crust and the cobbled topping are made with the same mixture to keep things easy and delicious. A blueberry crumb bar that takes only 30 minutes to make and is 100% gluten-free! Perfectly balanced with a jammy filling and enough crunch from the crumble topping. Plus they can easily be made vegan by just substituting vegan butter and thus would satisfy more dietary needs and preferences.

It is hard to decide which part of the bars is better: the buttery crumb topping or the jam filling. Enjoy these blueberry crumb bars with a cup of tea, with a scoop of ice cream on top or packed as a treat on your next hike. Blueberry crumb bars that are gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients like rolled oats, monkfruit, raw almonds and organic blueberry jam.

These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with blueberry jam and a buttery crust and crumbly topping.

If you have followed my blog, you will notice I like to share gluten-free baked goods. I want anyone who lives gluten-free to be able to enjoy all the delicious treats that everyone else does.

In this blueberry crumb bar recipe I used organic blueberry jam but you could easily switch up the jam. The crumb base allows you to try different fruit flavours like raspberry, strawberry or peach and any one of those would be amazing. I also used monkfruit rather than white sugar in the recipe because I like to cut back the refined sugar in recipes if I can.

HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY CRUMB BARS

  1. Make the crumb crust and topping.
  2. Press 1/2 the crumb mixture into a square baking pan.
  3. Spread the blueberry jam over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle the jam with the rest of the crumb mixture.
  5. Bake the bars.
  6. Let the bars cool completely before cutting them.

OTHER GREAT FRUITY RECIPES TO TRY:

Gluten-free blueberry cheesecake

Gluten-free strawberry cupcakes

Gluten-free citrus bars

These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with blueberry jam and a buttery crust and crumbly topping.

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These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with organic blueberry jam and has a buttery crust and crumbly topping.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Bars

These gluten-free blueberry crumb bars are made with blueberry jam and a buttery crust and crumbly topping.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer add the oats, gluten free flour, golden sweetener, almonds and spices.
  • Mix.
  • Add the butter and mix until mixture is crumbly.
  • Divide mixture in half.
  • Press 1/2 of the mixture into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and spread (carefully) the jam evenly on the crust.
  • Top with the remaining mixture and lightly press down.
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove and cool before cutting.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword baking, blueberry, blueberry bars, blueberry crumb bars, gluten-free, gluten-free baking, gluten-free bars, gluten-free squares, wheat-free
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Gluten-Free Air Fry Spicy Cauliflower Wings

This gluten-free air-fried spicy cauliflower wing recipe will be loved and ate by both meat and non-meat eaters.

Air fry spicy cauliflower wings that will be loved and ate by both meat and non-meat eaters. These wings are crispy and spicy and are great hot or cold. The gluten-free cauliflower wings are tossed in panko style gluten-free breadcrumbs and hot sauce then air-fried. They are suitable for vegans and as always are gluten-free!

These air-fried cauliflower wings are full of flavour and is a recipe I know you will be making over and over again. I love all things spicy and I could eat a whole head of cauliflower prepared this way. If you are trying to get your family to eat more vegetables, these gluten-free air-fried spicy cauliflower wings will definitely be a hit!

This gluten-free air-fried spicy cauliflower wing recipe will be loved my both meat and non-meat eaters.

WHY IS CAULIFLOWER SO POPULAR?

Cauliflower is a very popular vegetable right now. One of the reasons is it has a similar texture too potatoes, but without all the carbs. You can find cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crusts and cauliflower crisps in grocery stores now. With so many people eating low-carb and keto now, cauliflower has become the IT veggie!

When I first got my air-fryer I decided I wanted to make gluten-free cauliflower wings. I had seen so many photos on social media of cauliflower wings that I needed to try them myself. Wow were they good! Now you too can make air-fried spicy cauliflower wings.

I have a Philips XXL Air Fryer and it is one of my favourite small appliance purchases. How does an air fryer work you might ask? An air-fryer cooks food by circulating fast moving air around it. The movement of the air results in crispy food much like you would get if you traditionally fried something in oil. The great thing about an air fryer is that you use little or no oil. You can use no oil but I like to brush a bit of oil on the foods when I air fry them.

This gluten-free air fry spicy cauliflower wing recipe will be loved by meat and non-meat eaters.

IS CAULIFLOWER GOOD FOR YOU?

Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, K and B6 as well as minerals like potassium and manganese. Cauliflower is quite high in fibre, which is a benefit for overall health. Over 3 grams of fibre in every cup. Because cauliflower is a good source of fibre it then slows digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness. It is also a great source of antioxidants which protect cells from inflammation and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Cauliflower is also high in choline. Choline is an essential nutrient that supports metabolism, brain development and a healthy nervous system. Cauliflower is low in calories and is a great substitute for rice, potatoes or pasta.

These gluten-free air fried spicy cauliflower wings are a simple, delicious an easy to make snack. I love them with a creamy ranch dressing and a bunch of celery sticks. I really do have a hard time not eating the whole batch when I make them. These cauliflower wings are a healthy snack for movie night rather than the typical bowl of popcorn or salty chips.

This gluten-free air fry spicy cauliflower wing recipe will be loved and ate by both meat and non meat eaters.

Here are some more air-fried recipes to try:

This gluten-free air-fried spicy cauliflower recipe will be loved by both meat and non meat eaters.

Gluten-Free Air Fry Spicy Cauliflower Wings

This gluten-free air-fried spicy cauliflower recipe will be loved and ate by both meat and non meat eaters. The cauliflower wings are crispy, spicy and great hot or cold.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Philips XXL Air Fryer
  • flat bowls
  • Tongs
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl add the chopped cauliflower.
  • In a small bowl whisk the hot sauce, oil and vegan butter.
  • Pour hot sauce over cauliflower and toss very well.
  • Add the panko bread crumbs and toss again.
  • Turn air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Spray basket of air fryer with a bit of oil and place 1/2 the cauliflower into air fryer.
  • Cook for 8 minutes.
  • Toss gently.
  • Cook for another 7 minutes.
  • Remove and continue with the other half of the cauliflower.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword air-fried, air-fry, air-fryer, cauliflower, cauliflower wings, gluten-free, spicy wings
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Gluten-free Curry Meatball Bowl

These curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food on busy weeknights.

Curry meatball bowls are the ultimate comfort food for busy weeknights. These bowls are filled with curry meatballs, cauliflower, vermicelli noodles and a creamy flavourful curry sauce. Top with fresh basil, lime juice and crunchy snap peas to make it over-the-top delicious! This gluten-free meal is delicious and your taste buds will love it.

Curry is one of those comfort foods that’s so easy to make and incredibly delicious. It’s prepared with creamy coconut milk, bone broth, curry paste, veggies, tasty meatballs, and noodles. Feel free to switch up the meatballs with crispy tofu if you want. This curry is always on the menu when it’s cold outside and, living in Calgary, our cold winter nights last a long time.

These curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food for busy weeknights.

This gluten-free curry bowl has the most flavourful meatballs and veggies in a creamy bone broth. My favourite veggie combo is cauliflower and carrots. You can also use whatever veggies you have on hand. Butternut squash, sweet potato, pumpkin or zucchini would work as well.

WHY I USE COCONUT MILK

I like to use full fat coconut milk in this recipe. Not only is it a great dairy-free alternative, coconut milk can benefit our health as it helps to lower cholesterol and contains MCT (medium-chain triglycerides). MCT helps to stimulate energy. Full fat coconut milk also contains lauric acid which supports the immune system.

The curry meatballs are made with ground chicken, shredded carrots, shallots and flavour from turmeric, curry, ginger and cilantro. Feel free to double the meatball recipe and keep the extra meatballs in the refrigerator for other meals during the week.

These curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food for busy weeknights.

This dish incorporates a variety of curry flavours and all with an abundance of crunch and creamy textures. The fresh basil topped chicken meatballs swim in a rich curry sauce with cauliflower.

THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

I added extra turmeric to the recipe not only for its brilliant yellow color but also all of its health benefits. Turmeric is high in antioxidants, boosts glucose control in treating diabetes, helps to lower cholesterol and reduces inflammation. It also speeds up wound healing and can increase serotonin levels and so much more.

Switch up from your typical spaghetti and meatballs and make this curry meatballs and vermicelli noodles instead! If you prefer, serve the curry meatballs and sauce over baked spaghetti squash, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles or any low-carb pasta.

These curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food for busy weeknights.

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Here are a few more recipes on the blog that you might like for this week too. How about Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry, Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodle Salad or Instant Pot Mongolian Beef.

These gluten-free curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food for busy weeknights.

Gluten-free Curry Meatball Bowl

These curry meatball bowls are the perfect comfort food for busy weeknights. These bowls are filled with curry meatballs, veggies and the creamiest flavourful curry sauce. This gluten-free meal is delicious and you will love it.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • bowls
  • measuring cups
  • ice cream scoop
  • frying pan
  • Tongs

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl add ground chicken, spices, carrots, garlic, ginger and cilantro and mix well.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to make meatballs and drop onto a plate.
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil.
  • Add the meatballs and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs and set aside.
  • Add the broth, coconut milk, paste and chili oil to frying pan.
  • Add the cauliflower and carrots and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs back and turn to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • To serve- add cooked vermicelli noodles to each bowl.
  • Top with meatballs, cauliflower and broth.
  • Sprinkle fresh basil over plus snap peas.
  • Squeeze a bit of lime on each bowl and serve.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword comfort food, curry, curry bowl, dinner, gluten-free, meals, meatballs, weeknight meals, wheat-free
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Eating Gluten Won’t Kill You

eating gluten won't kill you


A while ago I was having a conversation with a friend and discussing my concerns travelling overseas and the issues of being gluten free.
She looked at me and said “It’s not like eating gluten will kill you, being gluten free isn’t like a peanut allergy which is way more serious.”
I was taken aback but nodded, listened and did not respond in a negative way.
What I did find is that the conversation has stuck with me and I felt I needed to post my thoughts on my blog on this subject.
Has “being gluten free” become such a fad word that the seriousness of celiacs disease is being ignored?
Are we desensitized to the health reasons for eating gluten free and the necessity for those who have celiacs disease like myself?
These are the thoughts I am left with plus a million other ones after our conversation.

My Friend Was Right In A Way

Most of us will not die suddenly if we eat gluten.
However, I can honestly say the pain I feel as well as the physical discomfort I get if “glutened” is real and can last – for me – for up to 3 days. In fact I am finding that I have become even more sensitive to gluten and this April when I was in Hawaii I ate a taco that I am sure had wheat in it. I experienced severe pain through the night and almost asked my husband to take me to the hospital.
You see folks, eating gluten free isn’t an option for me. I take serious the issues of cross contamination and do not wish to be sick at all.
After I had my biopsy for celiacs disease, my wonderful surgeon Dr. Ferez informed me that I needed to take celiacs disease very seriously. He informed me that the side effect of eating gluten could cause bowel cancer. When I heard that, being gluten free was not an option for me, it was now my life. I do everything I can, not to take the chance of being glutened.
I would rather not eat then take the chance!
Tweet: “I am not saying being gluten free is a right but I am saying I have the right to live #glutenfree.” @wheatfreemom
I do not expect restaurants, fast food joints, airports or airlines to have safe food for me to eat. It is my responsibility to feed myself safely.
Have I found myself in a travel situation where for 16 hours I had nothing to eat but gluten free Kind bars. Yep, I did! Was I tired of granola bars and upset that I had not had any other food for the day? Yep, I was.
But I also knew I was on my way home and I felt lucky to have the Kind bars for at least it was something to eat.
I post very little on celiacs disease, the effects of eating gluten, the issues of cross contamination or my reasons for having a blog. Mainly I share recipes.
You see, I really just want everyone to enjoy great gluten free food. I do not want folks, like me, to be without. To feel like everyone around them is eating a cookie, or enjoying a piece of cake and they cannot have any of it.
I want you to feel normal, just like everyone else.

So, can eating gluten kill me?

Nope, it won’t today, but I do know it could eventually if I do not follow a gluten free diet every day.
I will not apologize for taking celiacs disease seriously and voice my concerns at times.
If you are on Facebook I encourage you to follow folks like Gluten Dude Jennifer’s Way and Gluten Free Girl to see the issues of living gluten free in the US and see the passion they write about in being gluten free.
For folks in Canada check out my gal Kathy Smart who travels North America and talks eating real food, exercise and living gluten free.
There are many many more great gluten free blogs out there for you to follow and get recipes and more.
Are we taking gluten free too lightly now?
I hope not.
I hope if you have celiacs disease you are taking it seriously and eating gluten free ALL THE TIME!
I also hope you are enjoying life and not avoiding it because you are gluten free.
We are heading to Europe for a three week holiday soon and even though I am nervous about where to eat I am also still going. Life is too short NOT to go on any adventures.
I would love to hear about your adventures so feel free to share with me or follow along with me on Facebook and Instagram in September to see how I am doing in Europe.

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My son’s new TEDx talk on Bullying: The Surprising Truth About Rejection

Hi there!
I just had to send this your way because it’s very important to me and I think it will be for you too!
If you have a son or daughter or someone else you know who has experienced bullying or rejection, you’ll want to watch this short video.
Our family recently took a family vacation to Fargo. My son Cam who’s the other part of Wheat Free Mom was speaking at TEDxFargo where he shared my most heartbreaking rejections and biggest humiliations in front of hundreds of people.
As a mom it was really tough to hear the bullying he went through as a teenager, but I was very proud of him for opening up!
It was the scariest thing he had ever done!
But he did it for a good reason: He wants to take the stigma of rejection and bullying out of our culture’s collective closet.
Our fear of rejection pushes us to hide away and dampens our own brilliance. We keep our rejection a secret because we think it makes us unlovable.
It doesn’t have to be this way
And now he needs your help.
It’s really important for me to get this message out there.
So please click here and watch this TEDx talk.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/dsT5eV_m7BA
If the message resonates with you, please share it. The more people that see it the more impact we can make. This is really important to him and I appreciate it a lot!
Click here to watch his short talk now
This has the power to save people from a lot of needless torment and suffering. It can give those hurting some hope.
To connect with Cam you can comment on the video, or reach out on any of these mediums: EmailTwitterFacebook PageYouTube, or Instagram.
Cam Adair is a speaker and thought leader who helps millennials use adversity as fuel for growth, connection and purpose. Watch his new TEDx talk is on The Surprising Truth About Rejection. Follow him on twitter @camerondare and get free tools to overcome your own challenges in his newsletter.
Thanks for your help. I will have a new recipe coming your way in the next few days!
I hope you have an incredible day.
– Carrie

Gluten-Free Layered Salad

Layered Salad
Gluten Free Layered Salad
Gluten Free Layered Salad


Day 21 of our big summer house renovation. New plumbing throughout, new furnace, which meant ceilings torn down to accommodate larger heating pipes and we just finished the electrical systems.
I have had a lot of early mornings with various trades coming in and out of house. It has involved water being shut off, power off and on, plastic sheets hung to separate areas of our home and having to wear shoes all the time.


On the weekend, my husband and I were watching a TV news show that was encouraging people to go camping this summer. I looked at Kevin and said “There will be NO camping this summer for me. We are already camping in our house right now.”
It was a funny moment.
Jacquie, our designer, encouraged me to write in a journal (daily) in regards to the renovation. So as of late I have been doing that, I’m sure I will look back and laugh at some of our reno frustrations once the project is finished.
Last summer I did a new burger recipe every Friday. I’ve decided to continue that but also expand on it. Going forward after todays post we will be having SALAD Mondays and BURGER Fridays!
I encourage you to visit my blog to see what new salads and burgers I’ve come up with, that are of course Gluten Free!
Please keep in mind I only have a mini kitchen so my tools are limited.
I’m starting SALAD Mondays with a layered salad. I grew up with this salad and when I made it the other day I was feeling rather nostalgic. I recalled the numerous potlucks we used to go to, and also the large family gatherings every Sunday. Quite a few layered salads were enjoyed through out the years.
This is a great salad for BBQ season. It can feed a large group or family quite easily. I only warn, that this salad has mayonnaise in it and should be kept cold. Please do not leave this salad out on a warm day. Mayo and the sun/heat do not mix!
 

Gluten Free Layered Salad

Gluten Free Layered Salad

Gluten Free Layered Salad

Layered Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 5-6 hard boiled eggs (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 pkg bacon, fried and chopped up
  • 500 g frozen peas (unthawed and slightly cooked)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 pkg (380g) shredded old cheese
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 pkg San Marzano baby tomatoes ( sliced in half)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a large glass bowl add chopped romaine lettuce to start off the layers.
  • Add the grated carrots, spreading an even layer.
  • Add the sliced hard-boiled eggs.
  • I like to place the slices facing the outside of the glass bowl.
  • Spread the chopped fried bacon on the carrots.
  • Next add the chopped green onions and then the baby tomatoes.
  • You only have 3 more steps left!
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and then the green peas.
  • In a small bowl mix well the mayonnaise, sour cream and the sugar.
  • Spread this dressing on the top of the salad and cover the bowl with saran wrap and place salad in the refrigerator.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Gluten Free Layered Salad
Gluten Free Layered Salad