Gluten Free

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Looking for healthy & tasty this Holiday Season?  Make these, almost flourless, Pumpkin Bars with only 90 calories a serving!

Watch Chef Debee and her granddaughter making pumpkin bars on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:    350 degrees     Time:   30 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

1.  In a medium bowl, mix all wet ingredients, stirring until well blended with whisk
2.  In small bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a whisk
3.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together until well combined
4.  Pour into a 8 ” or  9″ square pan, lightly sprayed with a non-stick oil
5.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a knive inserted comes out clean

serves 12

 

Spinach Cups


Looking for healthy & tasty?  Try these delicious spinach cups as Hors d’ Oeuvres or for breakfast

Watch Chef Debee and her granddaughter making spinach cups on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:    350 degrees       Time:    20 minutes

Ingredients

1 pkg. (10 oz) spinach frozen, chopped
3/4 cup liquid egg substitute (full)
3/4 cup cheese, reduced-fat cheese shredded
1/4 cup red or green peppers diced
1/4 cup scallions diced (2-3) OR shallots
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste

Directions

1.  Cook spinach and drain as much water from it as you can
2.  In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well
3.  Spray 12 muffin tins with non-stick oil
4.  Spoon into each cup
5.  Bake in a 350 degree preheated-oven for 20 minutes or until knife comes out clean

 

Turkey-Beef Spinach Roll

Simple, yet festive way to enjoy a healthy lean & green entre using Lean Turkey & Lean Beef with fresh spinach all rolled into one

Watch Chef Debee making Turkey-Beef Spinach Roll on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:   375 degrees    Time:   55 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound lean Turkey ground
1 pound lean Beef ground
1 Tablespoon Sage freshly chopped
1 Tablespoon Rosemary freshly chopped
1 Tablespoon Thyme freshly chopped
2 full Tablespoons Pepperoncini’s chopped
3 full Tablespoons Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic salad chopped
( recipe found on my site)
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper ground
1 pound Spinach freshly cooked and drained season with onion & garlic powder (COOL)

Directions

1.  In large bowl, combine all above ingredients except Spinach; mixing well
2.  Place mixture onto wax paper and spread with hands to make a triangle at least 9 x 13 inches
3.  Spread the cooled, cooked spinach on top of the meat and roll carefully from longest side
4.  Lift onto a oil sprayed baking dish and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 55 minutes or until 165 internal temp.
5.  Cool 5 minutes before slicing into 1 or 1/2 inch size pieces
6.  Top each piece with chopped Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Salad

Broccoli ‘n Garlic Salad

Broccoli ‘n Garlic Salad

Enjoy the wonders of fresh Broccoli ‘n Garlic as you crunch down and savor the clean taste of the garlic melded into the broccoli

Watch Chef Debee making  Broccoli Garlic Salad on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Ingredients

4 crowns fresh Broccoli cut into bitesize pieces
8 large cloves Garlic thinly sliced
1 1/2 lemons juiced (zest for more flavor)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt/pepper to taste

Directions

1.  Wash broccoli and dry with paper towel (do NOT cook)
2.  Cut broccoli into bitesize pieces & place into large bowl
3.  Thinly slice the raw garlic over broccoli pieces
4.  Pour fresh lemon juice ( zest—optional) & olive oil over cut up broccoli and garlic
5.  Add salt & pepper to taste and stir altogether
6.  Cover bowl tightly and let the flavors marry in the refrigerator for several hours before serving

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Beef Pie

Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Beef Pie

Turn a simple dinner into a gourmet ‘Hamburger-like Pie’ and bite into a juicy and savory forkful every bite of this amazing Spinach Stuffed Turkey-Beef Pie

Watch Chef Debee making spinach stuffed turkey-beef pie on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:   400 degrees   Time:   40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound lean ground turkey
8 ounce freshly cooked spinach
3 stalks finely diced and cooked celery
6 petite red, yellow, & orange peppers thinly sliced & sauted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons freshly chopped sage
2 tablespoons freshly chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme

Directions

1.  In large bowl, combine all the above ingredients EXCEPT spinach
2.  Mix together being sure to incorporate all ingredients and then divide into two
3.  In a 9″ oil-sprayed pie dish, pat one half of the meat mixture covering the bottom of dish & up side a bit
4.  Place the cooked Spinach on top of meat
5.  On wax paper, press the other half of meat mixture to form a 9″ circle and lay it atop of the spinach layer
6.  Tuck down the sides, pressing the two meat layers together with fingers
7.  Drizzle a couple teaspoons olive oil on top
8.  Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until temperature is 165 degrees

Lean Turkey Herbed Meatloaf

Taste the freshness of Sage, Rosemary & Thyme in this savory dish of Herbed Turkey Meatloaf & you won’t believe it’s so lean and good for you and your family to enjoy

Watch Chef Debee making this meal on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:  375 degrees   Time:  50-55 minutes

Ingredients

19 ounces Ground White Turkey (97% lean)
1 full tablespoon freshly chopped Sage
1 full tablespoon freshly chopped Rosemary
1 full tablespoon freshly chopped Thyme
6-8 Sundried Tomatoes chopped
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon potato starch

Directions

1.  Put ground turkey in a medium size bowl
2.  Add all the ingredients and mix well with hand
3.  Place in a sprayed bread pan, shaping into an oblong loaf
4.  Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or until internal temp. is 165 degrees

Foiled Baked Cod ‘n Tomato ‘n Lemon

Enjoy this fast & easy way to cook your Cod ‘n Tomato ‘n Lemon Dish and feel the fish melt in your mouth as your imagine the  pounds melting off of you as you incorporate Fish into your menu 2-3 times a week

Watch Chef Debee making this meal on YouTube

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Bake:  400 degrees   Time:  20 minutes

Ingredients

3/4 pounds Fresh Cod
1 small tomato thinly sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 teaspoon dill weed
Garlic/Onion powder sprinkled heavily
salt/pepper to taste
vegetable spray

Directions

1.  Dry fish thoroughly with paper towel
2.  Cut foil largely to wrap entire piece of fish & spray foil with vegetable spray
3.  Spray top and bottom of fish, then place in center of foil
4.  Cover top of fish with the dill, garlic, onion powder, salt & pepper
5.  Place thinly sliced tomatoes on top, covering all of fish, add sprinkle of salt
6.  Place lemon slices on top of tomatoes, covering all
7.  Wrap tightly in foil and place on cookie sheet
8.  Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until internal temp. of fish is 145 degrees

Me-Me, with the Grandchildren, making “Me-Me’s Famous Mac’n Cheese”

AlL together having the time of our lives making this, ‘grandchildren inspired’, Me-Me’s Famous Mac’n Cheese, from the saucepan rendition to baking it in the oven with an added crunch of buttered panko breadcrumbs

Watch Chef Debee making her famous Me-Me’s Mac’n Cheese on YouTube

CAN BE A TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE DISH

Bake:   370 degrees   Time:   30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound pasta (we like gemelli) or ( Rice Pasta for a GLUTEN FREE dish)
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces Cheddar cheese shredded
8 ounces Swiss or Colby cheese shredded
1 cup Pecorino/Romano cheese grated
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups half and half

Topping
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter melted

Directions

1.  Cook pasta about 5-7 minutes in boiling water
2.  Melt in small pot, the butter and cream cheese till all blended
3.  Drain all water from pasta and return to pan and add the ingredients blending until all blended
4.  Put into a 2 quart buttered casserole
5.  Mix bread crumbs with melted butter together and place on top of pasta
6.  Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes

 

Uncle Tony’s Pasta Fagioli

Uncle Tony’s Pasta Fagioli

All you Vegetarians will love this Pasta Fagioli because of its very high content of Protein in each serving by using 100% Durum Whole Wheat Pasta with Kidney Beans—It really tastes like spaghetti & meatballs (without the meat)

Watch Chef Debee and Uncle Tony making Pasta Fagioli

CAN BE A TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE DISH

Ingredients

2 (14 oz.) Cans ‘Fire Roasted’ Diced Tomatoes
1 Can of water
liquid from the Kidney Beans
1  (14 oz.) Can Red Kidney Beans (drain & save liquid)
2 full Tablespoons crushed Parsley
1 full Tablespoons crushed Basil
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Cup uncooked Durum Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta (USE RICE PASTA FOR GLUTEN FREE)
Pecorino/Romano grated cheese to sprinkle on top

Directions

1.  Into a medium pot, add the Tomatoes, Water, liquid from beans, all dried herbs & seasonings, and oil
2.  Stir together and cover pot, simmering for 90 minutes
3.  Add the Dry Pasta and the Beans to pot and cover, simmering 30 minutes longer, until pasta is cooked
4.  Serve in bowls, sprinkling top with the grated Pecorino/Romano cheese

*  If you don’t see the herbs while eating the Pasta Fagioli, then you didn’t use enough
*  Using the W.W. Pasta provides 16 Grams of Protein in each serving of this recipe that serves four people

Rice ‘n Black Bean Salad

Rice ‘n Black Bean Salad

Looking for a Salad to bring to your next picnic this Summer?  Try this Gluten Free Rice ‘n Black Bean Salad and taste the freshness of these simple 8 ingredients that makes it a high protein dish to pass

TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE

Watch Chef Debee make this rice and black bean salad

Ingredients

1 (15oz.) can Black Beans rinsed & drained
1 1/2 cups Brown Rice cooked & cooled
4 ounces Feta Cheese cubed (try goat cheese)
1 1/2 cups Roma tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup Celery chopped
1/2 cup Green Onion chopped
1/4 cup Parsley freshly chopped
1/2 cup or more Italian Dressing

Directions

1.  Cook rice according to directions on package; cool and measure out 1 1/2 cups
2.  Chop all ingredients according to the above amounts
3.  Place in a large bowl and with a rubber spatula, carefully mix altogether, adding the Italian Dressing
4.  Place in a 2 qt. bowl and cover overnight