Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chex Cereal Recipes

Finding gluten free recipes has officially become my addiction. Check out my pinterest and you'll see what I mean :)     I had no clue the things you could do with Chex cereal! I love when I find food that I used to eat that I can still eat. The cinnamon Chex are the best! Check out the chex website for sooo many good recipes! I can't wait to try the mini mac & cheese cups. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gluten Free AWESOME Mac & Cheese

Here is my recipe for AMAZING gluten free mac & cheese. I used to use this recipe when I was not gluten free. When I began this change, I HAD to have my mac & cheese. So, I adapted it my way :)    Enjoy! Comment and tell me what you think!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Ready In: About 1 hr
Prep gets faster once you make it over and over and over like me :)


  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni -- I used DeBoles Corn Elbow Macaroni
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour -- I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Flour
  • 1 quart warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 pound cubed ham (optional)
  • 5 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese
  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 5 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • paprika to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt and pepper, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

Vitacost & Other Great Websites

I have started doing a lot of my grocery shopping online in order to buy in bulk and save money. I highly suggest doing this if you are going gluten free. I have also just purchased my first box of Better Batter flour and I am very excited!! Here are some shopping websites I really like:

Check them out!    :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quinoa Pasta

Looking for a good pasta? I've tried both of these brands and loved them! I also made macaroni and cheese with the corn elbow noodles and it turned out amazing! Quinoa pasta (in the teal box) is a great option! I tried it in my first few days of being gluten free and decided that maybe this change won't be so bad :)    Trader Joe's is THE BEST! If you have one near you I highly suggest making it a regular stop. I get GF pasta there for about $1-$1.50 a box, which is a great price!! Also, if you tell them that you are Gluten Free they will give you a list of all of the GF products in their store -- great customer service! Happy Saturday everyone! Enjoy your weekend & eat some yummy food!

The Beginning

What an adventure this has been! I have been sick for about two years and have been unable to find out what the problem is. But, after months and months and MONTHS of doctor's appointments.... I found my demon. GLUTEN! Who would've thought? Well, I have been gluten-free for about two weeks.. still a newbie. My other blog is so much fun I thought that I'd make another one for this huge change in my life. While this new diet may be challenging, it is wonderful to feel so healthy! This truly is lifechanging and I hope that I can create a place to share recipes and products that I find and love!  I know that something truly helping me is all the blogs out there where people are doing what I am trying to do! So thank you to everyone else who is helping me through this adventure! Follow me on Pinterest for some recipe ideas!
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