Monday, November 5, 2012

ultimate breakfast grilled cheese

        I love breakfast. I love eggs, I love bacon, I love grilled cheese. Some might think that being allergic to gluten and dairy would mean never getting to enjoy a grilled cheese again..but where there is a will, there is a way.
There are loaves of gluten free bread you can get at your specialty grocery store.
I toasted my bread, melted some Almond cheddar cheese on each side. 

Added my bacon and omelette style egg. Buttered the outside with this spread, sprinkled a little garlic powder and grilled it in a sautee pan.

Best breakfast ever.

And gluten-free & dairy-free.

You can't get that in a drive-thru.

Friday, November 2, 2012

poor man's stew

        This is an adaptation of a recipe my mom used to make when I was growing up. I added a few more vegetables, but it's still delicious and easy.

1 pound ground beef
3 to 4 medium sized whole carrots
6-8 medium russet potatoes
1/2 green bell pepper
1/4 cup frozen spinach
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels 
1 clove garlic, minced
garlic powder
italian seasonings
caldo de pollo

First I started by browning the ground beef with salt, pepper & garlic powder. Then I added the bell pepper, and diced make sure the potatoes get that meaty flavor.

Then I started boiling some water that I seasoned with caldo de pollo, (chicken bouillons, or chicken stock would also work). I added the carrots to that water. After the carrots boiled, I added the cooked meat, potatoes, bell pepper and frozen corn & spinach. I seasoned the broth to taste, and waited a few minutes for the flavors to all come together.

Delicious served as soup or with gluten-free corn tortillas & re-fried beans.
This is so easy and so worth a try. One of those home-y, rib sticking meals that nothing can compare to..