Thursday, September 20, 2012

GF Corn Chex n Cinnamon

My step-sister says cinnamon goes with everything.  Waffles, donuts, Greek yogurt...her list goes on.  I recently bought Corn Chex-though I am never really a cereal eater...I thought it could be good for those mornings when I don't have time and need to eat breakfast.  Corn Chex and skim milk.  Hmmm kinda boring.  I wanted a twist.  So I went into my spices cabinet and found my ground cinnamon and poured some into my cereal.  Instant yumminess!  

Try it!

And don't worry about putting too much in, it tastes great with a little and a lot!

Enjoy! xoxo Julie

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kale-tastic-2 Fabulous Ways To Enjoy Kale

So obviously from the title of this post you can tell that I am LOVING Kale.  It's a green veggie which means it has tons of Vitamin B and folate and is not as sugary as some other veggies like carrots and tomatoes.  There are so many ways to enjoy Kale and it doesn't take a lot of work.  You can saute it or roast it in under 15 minutes!  

One of my favorite dishes at Beauty and Esssex a hot spot trendy restaurant located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has a gluten-free menu and it is divine!  It's so creative and tasty.  My favorite salad dish there is a Kale salad.  They use this creamy dressing (gf of course!) and sliced green apples to compliment the bitterness of the Kale.  OMG it's so good.  So that got me thinking that I wanted to introduce Kale into my weekly home menu's.

I have eaten Kale as a side dish for dinner and as part of my breakfast.  YUM!!

Sauteed Kale with Feta (cook uncovered)
Copyright©2012 Recipes By Julie Rosenthal.  All Rights Reserved.

In a saucepan over low to medium heat add 2 tablespoons of oil mixture (see below)
2 tbsp Olive oil or 1 1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil+1/2 tsp. Truffle Oil
salt and pepper to taste or garlic salt-but use very little
Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes and then add 2 tsp. crumbled feta cheese.  If you can help it crumble the feta out of the clumps and pour into kale mixture.  
Cook again for a minute or two stirring constantly or until feta has melted into the Kale.
Serve hot.

You can take the above recipe as is or serve it with eggs and beets on top.

I used that as a bed then I added a dollop of Fage Greek yogurt and piled on 2 hearty sunny side up eggs and sandwiched it with a few canned beets.  And I almost forgot!  I added a sprinkle of dried dill leaves atop of the Greek yogurt.  Fresh dill would have been even better.  It's definitely a favorite breakfast of mine and it's so healthy.



Roasted Kale with Truffle Oil
Copyright©2012 Recipes By Julie Rosenthal.  All Rights Reserved.

Another great way to make Kale is roasted in the oven.  I simply pour the bag of Kale in a bowl (washed of course) and add a little bit of olive oil+ truffle oil, pepper and garlic salt to taste.  I mix it well and put it on a cookie tray lined in foil with Pam spray.  Pop that in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or 420 degrees at about 10 minutes give or take depending on your oven.
I love when it comes out crunchy!  Serve that in a bowl hot or luke warm and it almost tastes like a crunchy kale chip.


Enjoy! xoxo Julie

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

GF Carrot Chips

Sometimes I just LOVE Facebook.  There are so many inspiring recipes and pictures of gf foods and fashion.  My two vices.  But my fav's are the amazing mouth watering pics of cupcakes and desserts.  But what happens when you don't want so many sweets?  When your body is in a sugar overload?  You need, I need VEGGIES.  I was browsing my newsfeed when I saw "How To Make Your Own Carrot Chips" by National Gluten-Free Expo".  Looking mighty good carrot chips!  And so easy to make.  So obviously I shared it on my Facebook page, and will make them tonight!  I of course will share a picture!!



Here's how and it's so easy and fast!

1.  Peel carrots into thick slices
2.  Toss slices in olive oil and salt
3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
4.  Cool and enjoy

Omg,  I am so excited to make these!  I think I will even use my prepared already flat cut slices of carrots-they are about 1/4 inch thick and see if that works.  I am psyched!

Enjoy! xoxo 
Julie 
www.goodiegoodiegluten-free.blogspot.com 

Fun Fact About Wheatgrass

Did you know there is no "Wheat" in Wheatgrass?  Who knew right?!  Last night I went to the new Whole Foods in NYC on E. 57th Street near Second Avenue and I was on line getting a veggie smoothie (cucumber, kale, bell pepper, apple, parsley, celery and wellness drops) when I started talking to the Juice Man about Wheat Grass.  He said their team had a whole training program on the smoothies and juices they make and fun fact? No wheat gluten, in wheatgrass.

Go figure!

Enjoy!! xoxo Julie
www.goodiegoodiegluten-free.blogspot.com