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Cast-Iron Tamale Pie (Gluten, Dairy & Tomato Free!)

There are a few things that being tomato free has left me without… but not anymore! Mexican food here i come! I now have a gluten, dairy, AND tomato free red enchilada sauce recipe. The beauty of it is you can adjust the heat factor to your taste. I love love LOVE tamale pie, and I was a little hesitant to try it with the new enchilada sauce but I have to say that it was amaaaazing! I don’t know why i didn’t just try it before! LOL It’s now one of our favorite meals…even baby girl ate it up! You can use the sauce to make enchiladas or use it in other recipes, but it sure is nice to have it as an option! Make up a batch and stick it in the freezer to have it ready to use. The cast iron pan makes a huge difference too! That’s my new love these days, so there will be many more cast iron recipes to come! Including…. cast iron deep dish pizza! OMG soooo good! Ive been trying lots of new recipes these days, as I have finally found some time and energy… with a little one running around its been kind of hard to experiment outside of our few go-to meals! Anyhow… I’ll leave ya to it…enjoy! 🙂

Cast-Iron Tamale Pie (Tomato Free)   (Printable Version)Tamale-Pie

Ingredients:
CORNBREAD
• ½ cup cornmeal
• ⅔ cup gluten free flour
• ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 3-4 tablespoons canola oil
• ⅓ cup almond/coconut milk
• 1 egg
• 1 can of creamed corn
MEAT
• 1 lb ground turkey
• 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
TAMALE PIE
• 1 cup tomato free enchilada sauce (see recipe below)
• 2 cups of shredded sharp white cheddar cheese

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, gum, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add oil until soft crumbles form. Whisk in milk and egg. Gently fold in corn. Pour into greased 10 inch cast iron skillet. Bake 20 minutes.
3. While cornbread is baking, cook the meat and add taco seasoning.
4. Once cornbread is done baking, reduce oven to 350 degree F. Poke holes in cornbread with a toothpick and pour enchilada sauce over it. Top with ground turkey and shredded cheese, and cover with foil. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake about 5-10 minutes.
5. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with desired toppings.

Tomato Free Enchilada Sauce
Ingredients:
• 2 Tbsp. canola oil
• 2 Tbsp. gluten-free flour
• 1 Tbsp. chili powder (up to 4 Tbsp. depending on your spice level!)
• 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 2 cups chicken broth
Directions:
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir together over the heat for one minute. Stir in the seasonings. Then gradually add in the broth, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick.

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Corn Dog Casserole

I know, I know…..its been WAY too long! And I HAVE been cooking…..it’s just that between a new career and a baby on the way, things have been a little busy lately! But… I’m making it a point to get back to blogging, as I have a huge stack of recipes to post sitting on my desk! And plenty more that Ive been wanting to try! That said…..this is one of my all-time favorite meals and Ive finally gotten around to converting it so I can actually eat it again! That’s right…….gluten free, dairy free (if you want it to be) and NO hot dogs. Hot dogs don’t like me for some reason, I think its all the fake stuff in them, that and the nitrates, so I just use cooked chopped ham, and viola, corndog casserole! YUM!  The cornbread is moist and delicious with melted cheese and chunks of ham in each bite! The corn and celery give it a nice crunch too! I miss having cornbread, this recipe used to call for a box of Jiffy cornbread mix, but obviously that’s not gluten free so i had to copy-cat it. It turned out really well too! Just as i remembered. Hope you give this one a try…. and i promise, more recipes to come! Enjoy 🙂

Corn Dog Casserole(Printable Version)corndog casserole

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 tablespoons non-dairy butter

1/4 cup sliced green onions

·         2/3 cup GF flour

·         1/2 tsp xanthan gum

·         1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

·         3 tablespoons granulated sugar

·         1 tablespoon baking powder

·         1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash rubbed sage

Dash pepper

1 egg

3/4 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup diced cooked ham (or hotdogs)

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup cooked, drained corn kernels

Directions

In a small skillet, sauté celery and onions until tender.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, gum, cornmeal, sugar, powder, salt, sage and pepper. Whisk the eggs, milk and oil together and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined. Stir in the ham/hot dogs, corn and 3/4 cup of cheese. Spread into a greased shallow oblong 1 & 1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with reserved remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Cheddar Cornbread Waffles (Gluten & Dairy Free)

I’ve been meaning to try this recipe out for awhile now. And i have to say….not only is it delicious, its super quick and easy to make too! I did cut it down so it only makes 2, which is perfect for us, since there’s just the 2 of us! But you can double or triple it or whatever you want to fit your needs. You can also make a big batch and freeze these, then just reheat in your toaster or toaster oven when you want one. Ive done this with other waffles and they’re actually pretty good! LOL I love cornbread, but it takes so long to bake compared to these tasty little guys! Plus, I got a new Belgian waffle iron for Christmas (thanks mom!) and it worked so so so much better then my old one! The secret ingredient in these is club soda if you can believe it or not!? And the great thing about it was there was leftover club soda so i dug out my flavored syrup and made us some Italian soda’s! YUM! It’s been awhile since I had one of those! Anyhow….these were a big hit with hubby….ya can’t go wrong feeding a man cornbread and chili right?! LOL  I bulked up some canned chili with some extra shredded pork we had leftover, but it’d be even better with home-made chili. I just didn’t have time ….and you can sub out the cheese for soy cheese to make it completely dairy free if you need to. So if you need a quick, easy, relatively healthy meal, give this one a try and enjoy! 🙂

Cheddar Cornbread Waffles (Printable Version)Cheddar Cornbread Waffles

Ingredients:

1/3 cup gluten free flour

1/3 cup cornmeal

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Heaping 1/2 tsp baking powder

Heaping 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 large egg

1/3 cup almond milk + 1/4 tsp lemon juice

1/3 cup club soda

1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil

cooking spray

 

Directions:

Sift together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in cheese. Combine egg and next 3 ingredients; gently stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.  Spoon batter onto preheated waffle iron. Cook 3-5 minutes or until crisp and done. Repeat with remaining batter. Top with chili and cheese.

Makes 2

Mexican Cornbread (Gluten & Almost Dairy Free)

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, my office had a little fiesta where we all brought our favorite Mexican food in. I decided to make Mexican cornbread…..and omg it was goooood!! Its not your usual dry or gritty cornbread, its nice and moist and corny with just enough Mexican flavor. I’m not one for spicy food, but you could certainly add jalapenos instead of the peppers and add some chili powder, etc. Its also really easy to  make, you just mix it up and bake! Hubby had it with chili and cheese on top and said it was amazing, but I like it just plain! The only dairy in it was the cheese (yes i splurged!) but you could use soy cheese or just omit the cheese and it would be completely dairy-free. Yum! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂

Mexican Cornbread (Printable Version)

Ingredients:

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1/2 cup gluten free flour

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

2 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp McCormick taco seasoning

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup almond milk

2 lg eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/4 onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup mixed bell peppers, finely chopped

1 (14 oz) can creamed corn

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 cup grated Fiesta blend cheese

 

Directions:

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients Pour the batter into greased 8×8 inch square glass baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Allergy-Friendly Cornbread & Chili

No beans, no tomatoes, no dairy, no gluten…..yet somehow I still managed to make cornbread and chili! And not just any cornbread and chili….a solid 10 as my husband rated it! And that is rare! Many things come close to that “perfect” score but this one…delish! A nice thick chili, that’s not too spicy unless you want it to be, and moist, tender scrumptious corn bread muffins. I thought I had a great cornbread recipe before, but now that dairy is out of my diet, I needed a new recipe. These are out of this world good! LOL! They certainly test my self control! And that’s saying a lot!  This chili would be great on potatoes too! If you can have cheese and sour cream, it would be fantastic, as confirmed by my dairy eating man! His really did smell good adding some sharp cheddar cheese to it! I miss cheese!  But regardless, on these miserable winter nights, a hot bowl of chili & fresh out of the oven cornbread really hits the spot! Enjoy! 🙂

Bean & Tomato Free Chili (Printable Version)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1-2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 large (sweet) onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed color bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • Salt & Chili Powder to taste
  • 2 Tbsp potato starch
  • 4 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion and bell peppers in oil over med-high heat; then add garlic in; sauté until tender; put into bowl and set aside.
  2. In same pan, brown beef.
  3. Lower heat to medium-low and add sautéed vegetables; and stir.
  4. Add all dried ingredients (except for the potato starch) and broth; stir.
  5. Combine potato starch and water
  6. Increase temperature on stove and add flour mixture; stir until thickened.
  7. Top with cheese, onions, sour cream, etc if desired.

GF/DF Cornbread Muffins (Printable Version)

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup GF flour + 1/2 tsp X-gum
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup yellow corn meal
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp almond milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp non-dairy margarine, melted

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8 muffin cups.

Combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Combine milk, eggs, vegetable oil and butter in a small bowl; mix well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended. Pour into prepared muffin cups filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool slightly. Serve warm.

Comfort Food at its Finest!

Its raining outside, the fire is roaring in my beautiful new fireplace (Thanks honey!) and I’ve got my comfy pjs and slippers on. I’m so ready for an evening inside just snuggling on the couch with my girls and a movie. And of course….its a  perfect time for some home made soup and gluten free corn bread. What could be better than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up on a chilly autumn afternoon? This recipe is perfect because it serves 2 (although with us its 3, but leftovers for me the next day! ) It doesn’t take too long to make, and you could easily double the recipe. And you can’t go wrong with cornbread especially when its made from scratch! Its light and moist and easy to make! Mmmm….. So next time the mood hits for some great comfort food, hope you turn to these and enjoy a nice cozy meal! 🙂

Autumn Chowder (Printable Version)

Ingredients

Real Bacon Bits

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 medium red potato, cubed

1 small carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

1/2 cup water

3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (GF)

1 cup milk

2/3 cup frozen corn

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2-1/2 teaspoons potato or tapioca flour

2 tablespoons cold water

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Sauté onion until tender in a little oil. Add the potato, carrot, water

and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for

15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are almost tender.

Stir in the milk, corn and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer. Combine the

flour and cold water until smooth; gradually whisk into soup. Bring

to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove

from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon bits.

Yield: 2 servings.

Adapted From: Taste of Home

Gluten-Free Sour Cream Cornbread Muffins Recipe (Printable Version)

Ingredients

2 Tbsp Butter, softened

1 ½ Tablespoons sugar

1 Egg

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup Gluten-Free Flour + 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

1/3 cup yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat oven to 425°F. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in sour cream and milk. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients. Beat just until mixed.

Spoon batter into 6 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes
or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Adapted From: Land O Lakes

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