Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gluten Free Easy Peasy Peach Clobber

I first discovered this tasty dessert at a Bunco party many years ago. Prior to discovering my food allergies and adopting a blood type diet, I used to only bake if it was super easy. This Easy Peasy Peach Cobbler is about the easiest dessert there is to make. 
To make this delicious treat, you'll need one 29 oz can of peaches, 2 cups of Namaste Foods cake mix, and a stick of organic butter (replace with ghee if making for blood type A's).
Step 1: Pour the can of peaches into a pie dish (avoid peaches in syrups if you're an O). I'll often cut the peaches in half but it isn't necessary.  Sometimes, I'll even add a sprinkling of cinnamon in with the peaches.
Step 2:  Evenly cover the peaches with 2 cups of a blood type friendly cake mix.  My favorite for this cobbler is Namaste Foods, Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix.
Step 3:  Using up to a whole stick of butter (use ghee for blood type A diet), slice squares and cover the top of the cake mix.  It works easier if you keep the butter refrigerated until you are ready to slice it.  If you want to use less butter, simply slice the butter thinner.  I usually use 3/4 of a stick.  We don't do butter very often in our house since it is an avoid for blood type A's but scoops of ghee are not as easy peasy as slices of butter.
Step 4:  Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees.  Check the cobbler with about 10 minutes to go.  If there are areas where the cake mix is still loose, cover with another square of butter (this is one of the reasons I only use 3/4 of a stick to start).

This is a great dessert to take to pot lucks too because even my non-gluten free friends love it.  For those occasions, I use a 9x13 baking dish and simply double the recipe.

Easy Peasy Peach Cobbler (Gluten Free)

for Blood Types O and A

Ingredients

  • 1 can of sliced peaches (avoid syrups if blood type O)
  • 1 stick of organic butter -for blood type A, use Ghee
  • 2 cups of Namaste Vanilla Cake Mix (Buy It Here)

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
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    Pour one 29 oz. can of sliced peaches into a pie dish.  Cut peaches in half.
  2. Evenly cover the peaches with 2 cups of Namaste Foods, Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix. 
  3. Slice thin squares of butter using 3/4 of a stick of refrigerated butter.  Cover the top of the cake mix with the butter slices.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until the crust is golden.  Check the cobbler after about 20 minutes.  If there are areas with loose cake, slice extra squares of butter and cover those areas.
You May Also Like:
Blueberry Friands
GF Pizza for All Blood Types 
Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

 
Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.   

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ginger-Soy Salmon

This is a super easy, super simple dinner that is both delicious and healthy!  We have this one at least twice a month and everyone loves it!  I just wish I had a better camera because this tastes so much better than it looks.

Ginger-Soy Salmon Recipe

for Blood Types O and A

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1-2 lb salmon fillet

Directions 

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a shallow baking dish and marinate the salmon for at least 3 hours.
  2. Move the salmon to a baking tray and cook at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
You May Also Like:
Burrito Bowls
GF Pizza for All Blood Types 
Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.   

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken

 If you're looking for a crock pot recipe that you can easily throw together in the morning, this is definitely one of them.
Step 1:  Layer the bottom of the crock pot with one large chopped or sliced onion.  This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the bottom while adding flavor.
Step 2:  Layer 4 chicken breasts on top of onions.
Step 3:  Pour a 20 ounce can of pineapples and its juice over the chicken.
Step 4:  Mince half a teaspoon of fresh ginger over everything.  If you don't have fresh ginger, you can use 1/4 teaspoon of dry ginger.
Step 5:  Mince 2 cloves of garlic (feel free to add more).
Step 6: Drizzle everything with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
Step 7:  Pour a 1/3 cup of tamari or gluten free soy sauce over the chicken and pineapples.
 Step 8:  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Serve over rice.

Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 20 oz can of pineapples in juice
  • 1/2 tsp fresh minced ginger (or 1/4 tsp dry ginger)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup gluten free soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbls sesame oil
  • 2 Tbls Organic Agave Nectar(optional)

Directions:

  1. Slice or chop a large onion and layer it on the bottom of a crock pot.  This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the bottom while adding flavor.
  2. Add a layer of four chicken breasts on top of the onions.
  3. Pour a 20-ounce can of pineapples and its juice over the chicken.
  4. Mince half a teaspoon of fresh ginger over everything.
  5. Mince 2 cloves of garlic.
  6. Drizzle a tablespoon of sesame oil over the top.
  7. Pour a 1/3 cup of tamari or gluten free soy sauce over the chicken and pineapples.
  8. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Serve over rice.
You May Also Like:
Burrito Bowls
GF Pizza for All Blood Types
Eating for Blood Type When On the Go

Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Burrito Bowls

I recently had a request from someone who made me think of the me from ten years ago.  Back then I had two little boys and was teaching middle school.  I often spent Sunday afternoons chopping and prepping and my crock pot was in service all the time.  So for the next couple weeks, I'm going to share some crock pot and 30-minute dinner ideas.
This week, I am going to show you how to make one of my son's favorites... Burrito Bowls that are a knock-off of Chipotle's Burrito Bowls.  So the super easy way to do this is to buy a rotisserie chicken and used canned black beans.  But since, I haven't found anyone who does an organic rotisserie chicken, I make mine in a crock pot.
So the first step to making the rotisserie chicken is to slice a large onion and cover the bottom of the crock pot with it (this prevents the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the crock pot).  Then set a whole chicken on top of the onions.  Rub the chicken with your favorite seasonings and one or two cloves of minced garlic.  Set the crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours.

The other thing you may need to start in the morning is the rice.  For our Burrito Bowls, I use a copy cat version of Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice by Gina's Skinny Taste.  She uses the stove top but I do it in my rice cooker, especially on those days when I'm running around non-stop.  Just put all the ingredients from the recipe into your rice pot, stir a few times, and set it on delay timer (if it has one).

For the burrito bowls, you really only need rice, black beans, and shredded chicken.  We like a mix of flavors for our palates so I always offer other add-ons.
Our blood type A's like to add avocado, corn, lettuce, and red onions.
My self and the other O's like to include jalapenos, lettuce, pico de gallo, and red onions.  We sometimes also serve them with shredded mozzarella cheese.

I like to put everything out on the table so everyone can build their own bowls.  The younger boys prefer to use tortillas and make burritos out of theirs.  This is definitely a favorite in our house!


Burrito Bowls Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Rotisserie Chicken (see below for crock pot version)
  • 3-4 cups of black beans
  • Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice
  • other toppings of your choice:
    • suggestions for Type A's:  lettuce, onions, corn, avocado, mozzarella, sour cream
    • suggestions for Type O's:  lettuce, onions, jalapenos, pico de gallo (or tomatoes), mozzarella

Directions:

  1. Cook Cilantro Lime Rice according to the recipe directions.
  2. Heat black beans.
  3. Shred the rotisserie chicken.
  4. Build the bowls with rice, black beans, chicken, and other toppings of choice. 

Crock Pot Organic Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • whole organic chicken
  • large onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • other seasonings of choice
  • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary

Directions:

  1. Slice onion.  Cover bottom of crock pot with the onion slices.
  2. Place chicken on top of layer of onions.  Rub chicken with garlic and seasonings.  Top with rosemary and cook at low for 6 hours. 
You May Also Like:
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  Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post may contain Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Cilantro Lime Dressing for Type A's and O's

    Salad dressings can be a bit challenging because so many use vinegar or dairy.  I have experimented with a few and my favorite is a Cilantro Lime Dressing.  I also created two variations of this recipe that require only a single simple step to make the dressings even more tailored to our specific blood types.  For O's, I have a spicy version with jalapenos and for A's and type O non-secretors, I have a creamy version that uses avocado.

    The basic recipe uses olive oil, honey (substitute agave if you're
    a type O non-secretor), cilantro, limes, garlic, ginger, and sea salt.
    Combine all ingredients in a small blender.  I have a Blendtecthat I use almost
    daily but my Magic Bulletis perfect for small volumes like dressings and sauces.
     Blend all the ingredients for 30 to 40 seconds.  You now have a
    Cilantro Lime Dressing to enjoy on a salad or over chicken.
    At this point, I like to split the dressing into half.  To give it a little kick, I add 
    a single jalapeno for type O's (add 2 jalapenos if you're using the full recipe).
    For blood type A's and type O non-secretors, I add half an avocado (use a 
    whole one if you're not halving the recipe) to give it a creamy consistency.  
    And if you're an O non-secretor, you can add both avocados and jalapenos!
    Now enjoy!  My favorite way is poured over a chicken salad!

    Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing Recipe

    for Blood Types O and A

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup honey (substitute 1/4 cup of agavefor type O non-secretors)
    • 1/2 cup lime juice 
    • 1/2 cup cilantro
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • jalapenos (optional for blood type O)
    • avocado (optional for blood type A and type O non-secretors)

    Directions 

    Add all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds.  Serve over a salad, chicken, or fish.


    Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs. 

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    GF Pizza for All Blood Types

    The hardest thing for me to give up on the blood type diet was pizza.  No matter how many months go by, I still miss it so.  I've tried just about every gluten free pizza there is and find they taste like cardboard.  Plus most are still cheats anyway.  So after much experimenting, I think I finally have a keeper.


    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
    • 1/3 cup green bean starch
    • 2/3 cup ground flax seed
    • 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1 Tbls sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 Tbls olive oil
    • 1 cup warm water (about 100°F)

    Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and sift.
    2. In a small bowl, add yeast to warm water.  Let stand for 2 minutes.
    3. Beat eggs and olive oil into warm water.
    4. Add water mix to the dry mix and combine with a fork.  As it gets more difficult to mix, wet hands and knead mixture until well combined (it is really important that your hands stay wet or the dough will stick to your hands).  The dough is going to seem too wet.  It should be this way.
    5. Ball the dough as best as you can.  Cover the dough and let rise for at least 30 minutes.
    6. Using wet hands, spread dough onto a lightly oiled pizza pan or cookie sheet.  You will have to rewet your hands several times.  
    7. Bake the dough for 7 minutes at 425°F.
    8. Remove dough from oven and cover with your favorite toppings.  Return to oven and bake for another 15 to 18 minutes.
     If you've never heard of green bean starch,arrowroot flour might work in its place.  I buy it at an Asian market but I have also found it on Amazon.Hope you enjoy this pizza as much as we do!



    Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    A Bubble Gum Celebration

    Did you know that the second week of March is National Bubble Gum week? I just found out and thought we'd celebrate it in our house. So while we're thinking gum, I thought I'd highlight some of the gums that are better choices for blood type O's and A's. I don't think there is a gum on the market that is allowed on the blood type diet but if you're going to chew gum, these ones are gluten-free, dairy-free, dye-free, and/or naturally sweetened.

     
    This a great kid choice, especially for A's (a caution to O's, it does have corn syrup). This all natural bubble gum comes in orange, mandarin, tangerine, cinnamon, lemon and peppermint flavors and works perfectly in our home gum ball machine. The best part is, there are no artificial dyes or colors.

    All Glee Gums are vegetarian, non-GMO, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, egg free, yeast free, nut free, and soy free. The sugar- free gums are also corn free.  Some of the flavors they make are Bubblegum,Triple Berry,Lemon-Lime,Spearmint,and Peppermint.

    We haven't actually tried this one but it has great reviews on Amazon. Some of their flavors are Spearmint,Peppermint Cinnamon,and Fruit.  Their gums are gluten free, wheat free, and corn free.

     

     



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