Homemade Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Creamy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

3 cups brown rice pasta (I recommend elbow pasta.)

1 1/2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons brown rice flour

2-3 cups mozzarella cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon basil

¼ teaspoon oregano

¼ teaspoon rosemary

¼ cup mushrooms (cut into tiny pieces)

1 whole red bell pepper (cut into tiny pieces)

1 small onion (cut into tiny tiny pieces)

¼ cup gluten free bread crumbs (I like to cut 2 Udis bread into pieces and bake them for a 5-10 minutes. Then blend until coarse.)

Instructions:

1. Boil the Pasta: Bring about 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the pasta and a tablespoon of salt. Cook until the pasta is almost done, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Vegetables Add-ins: Strir-fry onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms until soft. Pour into large bowl and add in bread crumbs. Add in rosemary, garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Mix until evenly coated.

3. Warm the Milk: When the pasta has finished cooking, prepare the cheese sauce. Begin by, warming 1 cup of the milk in the saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and mix until there aren’t any lumps. Continue whisking gently until the milk thickens slightly to the consistency of heavy cream, 3-4 minutes.

4. Make the Cheese Sauce: Turn the heat to low and begin mixing handfuls of cheese into the milk. Stir in the salt. Stir until all the cheese has melted and the sauce is creamy. Remove the sauce from heat.

5. Combine the Pasta, Veggies Cheese Sauce: Combine the pasta veggies,  and 1/2 of the cheese sauce. Stir to coat the pasta evenly. Add the second half of the sauce.

*Might need more salt.

Enjoy!!!!

Store: Uh, no! It’ll be gone before the night is over. Hehe.  :)

Time Flys

Lot has been going on. I started piano lessons and it is amazing!!!! I have been working on a fundraiser for camp. Are your ready for fall? Well you better be because it’s already here. I love fall! I love the colors, the weather, the recipes, the smells. I love everything thing about fall but it doesn’t compare to winter. Different story… That’s for later. Okay, back to the point. I know I haven’t posted a lot of recipes in the summer but fall is going to be different. This season, I’m going to be doing some new things. For example I will be writing about life just in general. I still will be posting recipes but it will be every other week when you see a recipe! Have a great day!

Just a quick word…

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting for a while, but I have been working on my second book! It’s going to be all wheat free and will still be yummy and delicious. I’ve also been typing out my first cookbook and making it into an ebook! The wheat-free will also have an option of being an ebook. So with that I hope that you will forgive me! I need some ideas on what kind of recipes you want me to post on my blog. I’m open for suggestions. It’s up to you on what you want me to show on my website! Any ideas? I need some! I’ve been earning money for a trip to Europe and also want to know if any of you have been there? Is there any cool places that would be a definite place to stop?  A bientot… See you later!

Lettuce Chicken Fans

Okay let’s face it, you have to combine something so delicious and so good for your body at the same time to make you want it. Okay people here’s a recipe you all have been waiting for.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced chicken breast
  • 1/8 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves

To start, mix together all dry ingredients. Then add in the garlic juice, chicken and finally mayo. Mix for 20 seconds.

Then spread on to the 4 lettuce leaves- Enjoy!

Almond & Brown Rice Pancakes

My mom and dad are gluten free and I’m trying to be! We try to find alternatives to wheat foods. This week we made almond-brown-rice pancakes. They were really good and very filling. So enjoy the recipe and share this page with friends and family! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour ( I use my Vita mix blender and blend almonds for  about 2 minutes or until very fine or you can purchase it at a health food store.)
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (I also make this flour in my Vita mix blender. You can also purchase it.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (I either use rice milk, almond milk, or goat milk because my body doesn’t do well with cow’s milk.)
  • 2 TBS of sugar (I like to use agave nectar or real maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 TBS xanthan gum
Start by beating eggs together. Then mix in the milk. Add in the rest of the liquid ingredients. Whisk together for 10 seconds. Then add all of the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture. Mix together for about 2 minutes or until fully mixed. Grease a griddle with butter and start adding pancakes 1 inch apart from one another. Makes about 8-10 pancakes 3″ diameter.
Have an awesome cooking day!

Liquids and Soft Foods: Piña colada protein smoothie

Yesterday was January 18th today is January 19th and these two days have been some of the best days ever! I got my new laptop which is drum roll please oh never mind I got a a MacBook Pro. I got gum line surgery on Jan 16th and was in a little pain the next day. But I have been taking pain meds to slow down the pain just a wee bit. I will be eating soft foods and liquids for the next 2 months. I have been drinking cold soups, cold protein smoothies, and already I have been able to get eggs and pancakes down my throat. YEAH! Its has been a good life and God has helped me heal quicker. So for todays recipe I am going to share with you my take on piña colada.

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make this recipe:

  • 1/2 can of pineapple chunks and all the juice
  • cottage cheese (2-3 spoonfuls)
  • 1 c of ice
  • protein powder (I use Vega Vanilla Almondilla) (1 spoonful full)
  • half a can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 half cup rice milk (My body doesn’t process cow milk very well)
To start, add in all the ingredient after another into a blender and blend for about 3-5 minutes. It’s as simple as that. Pour into cups and ENJOY! It makes about 4-6 servings depending how much a person wants!
Have an awesome day and adieu!

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Hash-Brown Patties

I am truly sorry I haven’t been posting in a while…

But I have so many new recipes to share with you and I am going to share one with you right now. So this recipe is soooo EASY and only requires three ingredient. Why are you still here on my website go try the recipe, oh I remember now, you need my recipe! :)

Things that I use for this recipe are a potato peeler, a cheese grater (if you have an electric grater that’s awesome), a griddle ( I love my family’s griddle!) or a skillet would work too.

Okay here is the list of ingredients you will need:

  • 1 whole butternut squash (peeled and rinsed)
  • 2 eggs
  • a tsp of salt (you can add less or more depending how salty you like it)
  • and a drizzle of olive oil for the griddle or skillet

Okay you want to start with the butter squash because that takes the most time out of the recipe. (You want to cut the butter squash it to five pieces just so its not so huge). Having a electric grated would be great but if you don’t you can go the “old fashion way”, you could just use a regular cheese grater. I have a regular cheese grated to so don’t be ashamed. It works! (when your done grating all of that you are awesome) After you grate all of the butternut squash, beat in the two eggs, and salt so that everything is mixed in. Next drizzle the olive oil on the griddle or skillet and wait till the is medium warm. I use a 1/4 cup to measure how much *batter I want to use. So just start adding the batter to which ever appliance you have. You want to wait about 3-5 minutes (3-5 minutes on each side) before you flip them. Once they are done cooking enjoy that’s all I can say. Actually never mind, it tastes good with ketchup too. And that’s way uh-uh uh-uh I like it. Thanks for the support and have a Great DAY! I will post soon….. Make sure to comment below, it helps! :)

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This time last year, I was “patiently” waiting for my book to be FINISHED the design and editing process! I am grateful to all of my supporters who helped me to raise over $400 for Kids with Cancer.

(Read this article for more information on how I raised over $300 in one day for kids with cancer!!! I got so excited after that day that I want to do more!)

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Here’s what’s inside by book, Cooking With CC, Sweet Treats and Bake Sale Secrets:

  • 48 Yummy Sweet Treats Recipes
  • 21 Bake Sale Secrets
  • My TOP 7 Kitchen Tips

I also left room for you to make notes and write in your own tips for future reference!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my site and for your support of me as a young entrepreneur!

– CC

PS – I want to give a special shout out to Melissa Breau of http://www.jargonwriter.com Melissa is the creative designer and editor for my book.  If it weren’t for Melissa, I would never have been able to get the project finished and raise so much money for kids with cancer. Melissa does great work and she has a wonderful heart!

I also want to give a special shout out to Mrs. O’Neill who coached my mom on how to help me go about getting my book finished.  Mrs. O’Neill’s son, Jason is the founder of Pencil Bugs!  I love Pencil Bugs!

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International Yumminess Dessert

A awesome dessert……

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons Semolina
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water
seeds of 3 small Cardamoms
Directions
1. First put the Semolina and oil in a pot along with the Cardamom seeds and fry on very low heat until slightly brown.
2. Then combine sugar and water to make syrup, (Or just buy some at your nearest grocery store).
3. Next add this to the Semolina mixture taking care not to burn yourself and cook on low heat to desired thick consistency.

Serve warm.

Potato Salad

Lemon and Garlic Potato Salad – Egypt

Ingredients:

2-1/2 pounds red potatoes
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
The juice of 2 lemons
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
First  boil the potatoes and allow to cool. Then cut into tiny square pieces.

Combine the potatoes, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt and pepper.

Mix well and serve.