Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Food for thought

My apologies for neglecting you lately!  Recently, I've been wishing there were more GF options in my area.  There are several places that have a GF menu however, there is still a risk of contamination.  I'm seriously considering finding local restaurants that will complete the NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) or GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) program to ensure knowledge of GF food preparations. 

This week, I received a post card from NFCA: Appetite for Awareness on September 23rd, and am seriously considering going.  How amazing would be to go somewhere...and be able to eat EVERYTHING there?!?!  So, wish Pittsburgh had an event like that!  Have any of you attended an event as such?  Would love to have some feedback.  

Hope all is well with you all, and as always, stay tuned!!  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

So excited to try tonight's dinner:  Parmesan Crusted Chicken.  We will probably have Trader Joe's french fores, and corn with it, too!

Of course, I found the recipe on Pinerest!

Link for Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

If you make it, be sure to let me know what you think!

Just a reminder...if your house isn't 100% GF, to use aluminum foil on the pan to avoid cross-contamination,  a squeeze jar of mayo or a new jar of mayo to avoid contamination from crumbs, and of course use GF bread crumbs. Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Recipe from a new cookbook: Cranberry Chocoalte Chip Cereal Bars

Yesterday during a trip to Barnes and Noble, I found a bargain priced cookbook:  Allergy-Free Cookbook (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free).  Last evening, I made the Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cereal Bars, and enjoyed them this morning!  My daughter (who is 2 1/2) ate her whole portion...and so did my nephew and niece who I would classify as picky eaters!  

The recipe is as follows:
6 1/2 cups gluten-free corn or rice cereal squares (I used Chex Rice Cereal)
1 / 2 cup (1 stick) margarine (dairy free if needed)
1 bag (about 10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
1 package (6 ounces) dried cranberries (about 1 1/3 cups)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (dairy free if needed)

1.  Line 13x9 inch pan with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray

2.  Place 2 cups cereal in large bowl.  Coarsely crush with back of large spoon or hands.  Stir in cranberries.

3. Melt Margarine in large saucepan over low heat.  Add marshmallows; stir constantly until melted and smooth.  Remove from heat; stir in remaining 4 1/2 cups whole cereal and crushed cereal mixture until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.

4.  Press mixture into prepared pan.  Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.  Remove from pan using foil; cut into squares.

Makes about 30 squares

Note:  This recipe can be made Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and nut free.  

I would love if you would make a comment of what you think if you make them!   

Friday, June 8, 2012

Grilling Goodness

Tonight's dinner: grilled yummy goodness Tonight I grilled tuna steak, shrimp, peaches, and potatoes. The tuna steak and shrimp were seasoned in lemon juice, olive oil, and citrus grill seasoning made by durkee. In addition, we had corn on the cob from Trader Joe's I love summer for the reason of being able to cook on the grill. Now, all I need to add a nice cold, Michelob ultra lite cider!! If you would like to see how it all turned out, be sure to check out the picture posted on the happy go lucky & gluten free Facebook page. Hope you all have a great rest of the evening, and talk to you soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dinner tonight??

Good Afternoon all!!  It's a chilly day here in da Burgh, and I have no motivation to think about what to make for dinner tonight!!  Suggestions are more than welcome!!  I hope to use my ground turkey -so, more than likely we will be having Taco Salads...but, I'm not in the mood for it!!  

Whatever I have for dinner tonight, I'm finally going to be able to enjoy a Michelob Ultra Light Cider.  I've been on the search for it in my area, and my dearest husband finally came across it! 

Hope all of you have a great rest of the day, and talk to you soon!!