Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is one of my freezer crock pot cooking meals that I used in this post over at my other blog, Loving My Nest. Check it out!
Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

1 lb chicken (boneless, skinless breasts)
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 10 oz can enchilada sauce (make sure it’s gluten free if that’s an issue for you!)
1 medium onion
1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
2 cups frozen corn
1 TBS chopped Cilantro (for garnish)
Corn Tortilla chips

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a gallon zip lock bag (except the cilantro and tortillas) and freeze. Thaw and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Shred chicken after cooking, serve with cilantro and crushed tortilla chips.

Serves 6-8 people

gluten free, dairy free, egg free dinner roll

Dinner Rolls {Gluten, Diary, Egg Free}

One of the biggest thing people who are on a gluten free diet think they have to give up is bread. I’ve had tons of people talk with me when they’ve been recently diagnosed with something that causes them to eat gluten free and their number one complaint is giving up the bread. It doesn’t have to be that way! All of the store bought breads are either super expensive and smaller than your palm or dry and gritty. No thank you!

gluten free, dairy free, egg free dinner roll

This bread is seriously the best gluten free and egg free bread you’ll try. If you can eat eggs, just use eggs instead of the replacer. You’ll find these to be moist and soft and pretty much like the texture of the full wheat soft dinner rolls. Super yummy. They will last a day or two on the counter. Don’t put them in the fridge though it will make them a little tough and dry. If you do though, we have pretty good success in softening them up a bit by microwaving them for a few seconds.

Ok. Enough talk. Here it is!

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free dinner rolls

Dinner Rolls

Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy Free

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Sorghum flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1 cup tapioca flour (or arrowroot starch, or even corn starch in if you’re in a pinch)
1 tbsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
3 eggs worth of replacer (4 1/2 tsp egg replacer mixed with 6 tbsp. warm water, 3 tbsp. flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp. warm water, or if you can eat eggs – use eggs)
1 tsp cider vinegar

Directions

Grease a cookie sheet.
Combine all dry ingredients (through yeast).
Add wet ingredients and mix on medium for about 3 minutes.
With well greased hands form a ball with the dough and place on cookie sheet. The consistency of the dough is like a super soft play dough. Sprinkle with rosemary or other spices if desired. Let rise for 25-30 minutes, I like to use my warming try on low to do this. Bake for 25-30 minutes. If you like a crunchier crust bake for a little longer.

Once out of the oven, put on a cooling rack to cool (if they last that long!)

Pumpkin Muffins

You know it’s fall when the search for pumpkin recipes quickly increase. I love cooking with pumpkin. Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie… it doesn’t get any better than this. These pumpkin muffins are based off of this recipe, but made to be egg, dairy, soy, nut, and of course gluten free.

Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe type: Muffin
Serves: 12
 
Gluten, dairy, soy and egg free
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Sorghum Flour
  • ½ cup Millet Flour
  • ½ cup Tapioca Flour/Starch
  • ½ cup ground flax
  • 1¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and ¾ tsp ground ginger OR 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup shortening or oil
  • 2 eggs worth of replacer
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 TBS vanilla
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the shortening or oil and mix until crumbly and well combined
  4. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour into lined muffin tins - fill until almost full.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool on wire rack.

 

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Landon loves cookies (what 3 year old doesn’t). We don’t do a lot of sweets around here so anytime we have sweets it’s super exciting. These “cookies” are doubly exciting because I will let him eat as many as he wants! They have no added sugar and can even be made with no oil to be low calorie, low fat and full of health!

Breakfast Cookies
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 18 cookies
 
A healthy version of a baked oatmeal, in cookie form, which makes it kid friendly!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • 2½ cups of dried fruit or chopped nuts (like craisins, raisins, almonds, dates, you could even do chocolate chips for a little extra sweetness)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients until well combined.
  2. Add the wet ingredients then mix on medium speed until evenly mixed.
  3. Scoop a well rounded tablespoon, roll in a ball and place on a lightly greased cooking sheet. Flatten to ¾ to 1 inch or so thick. They will not flatten at all during baking.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. This made about 1½ dozen “cookies” for me.

I have made them before using mashed banana as a substitute for the oil and they come out fine! Don’t expect them to be sweet like a “normal” cookie, they have a subtle sweetness to them, but nothing like a normal cookie would. Feel free to add a little sugar to sweeten it up.

Oats and ‘Nanner Drops

We’ve been introducing new foods to Riley very slowly. With the family history of allergies and his already found sensitivity to dairy through my milk and his eczema, his pediatrician and Landon’s allergy doctor want us to just go slow with food, especially those top 8.

 

For the longest time (it seems) we’ve just been doing single food meals, some combinations (like applesauce in his oatmeal) but we’ve just recently gotten enough foods that I can start making “baked goods” for him. So far the really “baked good” he’s had have been Mum Mums, which let me tell you are super awesome for starting self feeders. They are easy to hold and really melt the second they get wet. They have also have Original and Vegetable flavors. They also sell them by the case and if you use the subscribe and save option they’re even cheaper.

 

Today I made these Oats and ‘Nanner Drops found here. They were a success! They are like the texture of a chewy oatmeal cookie. There’s other recipes I have from Landon that I’m anxious to start trying (and sharing with you!)

 

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