Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cloud Bread Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (Naturally Gluten Free) 

Cloud Bread Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (Naturally Gluten Free) 

Cloud Bread Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (Naturally Gluten Free)

Cloud Bread is “the thing” in the GF world lately… I have seen so many people using it as bread or buns… but why not think about it in a sweet way….

Well last night we took cloud bread to the sweet side… I was pleasantly surprised when it worked GREAT in the place of the “shortcake.”  Who would have thought it would be so easy to reducing the carbs of this traditional dessert!!  Fantastic!

What fun and unique ways have you used your cloud bread??  I would love to hear from you!!  In fact, I might be able to re-make your ideas and share them here on the websites….

Please email me your cloud bread / Oopsie bread ideas with me mj@connectglutenfree.com

This recipe is a good recipe for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.

I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this recipe.  The opinions stated here are simply my own

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Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

Pre Celiac diagnosis I remember going out to national chain restaurants with my girlfriends and getting this HUGE salad and a nice refreshing cocktail.  We would chat and catch up and munch on those ginormous salads and have such a good time.

Now days I still do it but it’s just not the same, but the cocktail and catching up are still a good time.   Salad wise, I get a plain salad, and I bring my own dressing and even my own gluten free croutons (heck I have even been known to bring some toppings).  We enjoy our girlfriend chats and our lunch but I must admit, as much as I like my salad I miss some of those fun salads the chain restaurants serve.

Well next time, girlfriend time is going to be at my place.  Today’s recipe  is a throwback to those salads I remember.  I do not remember which restaurant it was at but I can remember the salad.  I loved this salad so much I ended up eating wayyyyyyyyyyy to much and making myself so full I had to pass on dessert.  With the size of my sweet tooth, that is saying a lot…  I enjoyed every single bite and didn’t miss dessert at all!!

Chebe Chow Mein Noodles

Chebe Chow Mein Noodles

To make this recipe you are going to need to the following recipes… One of my favorite things about this salad is the crunch… Check out this recent recipe for Chebe Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles.  Also the salad dressing Creamy Gluten Free Ginger Soy Salad Dressing.

ENJOY!!
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Gluten Free Creamy Ginger Soy Dressing Recipe 

Gluten Free Creamy Ginger Soy Dressing Recipe 

Gluten Free Creamy Ginger Soy Dressing Recipe

This is a fantastic dressing recipe… tomorrow I am going to share my recipe for Gluten Free Chinese Chicken Salad using this recipe… it’s one of my all time favorite salads that will make you feel like you are in a restaurant enjoying one of their signature salads… I really love this salad and I am sure you will also… check back!!

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Gluten Free Product Review – Quaker Oats Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal 

Gluten Free Product Review - Quaker Oats Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal 

Gluten Free Product Review – Quaker Oats Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal 

I grew up eating Quaker instant oatmeal packs.  In fact, I was surprised to learn that you could make oats any other way because it was the ONLY way we had them…. and I loved them!!

I was crushed when I found out that oats were no longer an option for me after being diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease.  CRUSHED!!

Then one day I was so excited to learn that Quaker got on board and realized that many people wanted their products but couldn’t eat them because of gluten… and they started to offer gluten free instant oatmeal packs…. I was almost giddy with excitement.

Unfortunately, it did take me awhile to find them.. but I am thrilled to say I finally did!!

What’s the greatest is that it tasted just like I remembered them tasting… what a delightful morning treat that was.

So this may be a short review, but it’s a simple one… YUM!!  Can’t wait to have them again tomorrow morning!!

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Gluten Free Cajun Shrimp Spinach Salad Recipe 

Gluten Free Cajun Shrimp Spinach Salad Recipe 

Gluten Free Cajun Shrimp Spinach Salad Recipe

Frequent readers already know… I get ridiculously happy about leftovers.

Each time I find leftovers in my fridge it is like I am on my own person episode of Food Network’s Chopped.  How can I take that leftover and make something fresh out of it.

One thing I have never shared with readers regarding leftovers… I do not enjoy leftover shrimp.

I always feel that during the re-heating process they get tough and rubbery.  YUCK!!

Well, today I can say is the first time I am my usual excited self about having leftover shrimp!!

This morning when I was in the fridge to get my coffee creamer I saw that shrimp staring at me… taunting me.  I have tried to use leftover shrimp in the past and yet it always felt like a fail.  A great big rubbery fail.  This morning shrimp taunting was just bugging me… the entire time I drank my coffee I was frustrated because I hate-hate-hate to throw out food and yet that is what tends to happen with leftover shrimp.  This particular taunt was coming from leftover Cajun Shrimp (get recipe HERE), which makes it extra challenging because that is a strong flavor profile and puts quite a few limits on how to create a new meal.

Then it hit me!!  I still have some of that Cilantro Lime Dressing in the fridge as well.  (Click HERE for that tasty recipe)

So when lunchtime came around I was a woman with a plan…

I made a Cajun Shrimp Spinach Salad… and it ROCKED!!

Not only was it incredibly delicious it was vindication for all those times I have tried to use leftover shrimp and failed.

This salad was so good that I might make extra cajun shrimp next time just so that I can make sure to have leftovers for this salad recipe!!

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