My Gluten-free Kitchen http://mygluten-freekitchen.com Recipes for decadent gluten-free desserts & easy family dinners. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:01:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal {Gluten-free} http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/peaches-and-cream-baked-oatmeal-gluten-free/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/peaches-and-cream-baked-oatmeal-gluten-free/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:30:00 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3087

Peaches and cream are added to high-fiber steel cut oats and ground flaxseed for a hearty gluten-free breakfast.

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-free.

Gluten-free Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal - High in fiber from the steel cut oats and flaxseed.
As a celiac, I’ve eliminated several whole grains from my diet – wheat, barley, and rye. I realize the benefit of whole grains though, so I’ve been wanting to incorporate more of them into my diet.
I recently had the opportunity to take part in a webinar from Udi’s where I learned some of the benefits of nutrient-packed ancient grains as well as ideas for incorporating them into my diet.
During the webinar, I learned quite a bit about ancient grains like quinoa, millet, chia, oats, flax and amaranth. Here’s what I found most interesting:

  • Amaranth is high in fiber and a complete protein. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal or ground into a flour for use in baked goods.
  • Millet is high in magnesium and is known as a headache-reducer. As a headache and migraine sufferer, I found that fact really interesting. Ground millet can be used as a flour in baked goods. I use millet in my Buttermilk Pancakes. Maybe if I ate more pancakes, I’d have fewer headaches?!
  • Flax is high in fiber and easy to add to salads, smoothies, cereals and baked goods. Grinding or crushing flax seeds makes them more nutritionally beneficial. I like to purchase already ground flaxseed for this reason.
  • Chia is high in protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals.Chia seeds are great to sprinkle on side dishes and salads for added nutrition.
  • Oats are heart-healthy, high in fiber and minerals. Oats do not have gluten in them, but since they are frequently harvested and processed on shared equipment with wheat or barley, you’ll want to double-check that your labels say gluten-free! I enjoy using oats in my baking, in recipes like these cookies and these bars.
  • Quinoa is known for anti-inflammatory properties, contains healthy fats, and is high in minerals. Quinoa can be prepared similarly to rice. I’m planning to try making a “fried rice” recipe with it soon.

After learning about the benefits of these various ancient grains, I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and start playing!

Udi’s Gluten Free has launched a new line of Ancient Grain products including these Steel Cut Oats that I used in this recipe. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post so you can try these and the other Ancient Grains products.

Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal made with Udi's Gluten-free Steel Cut Oats
I had never used steel cut oats, but tried them out in baked oatmeal. I loved the texture! They didn’t get mushy like regular oats can. I added ground flaxseed after being reminded how high in fiber they are too.

I’ve mentioned before that we have a ton of peaches right now from our three backyard peach trees. The idea of making a peaches and cream baked oatmeal popped into my head and I’m glad I went with it! The peaches add a little extra flavor and sweetness to this recipe. This isn’t a very sweet breakfast, with only 1/3 cup of maple syrup as the sweetener. If you’d like to add a little more sweetness when serving, you could drizzle a little more maple syrup, honey or sprinkle on some brown sugar. We enjoyed eating this with some cream or milk poured over it. Yum! This is definitely not a low calorie meal, but I feel like the trade-off of having a hearty, high-fiber, low sugar breakfast is worth it.

This hearty and filling breakfast will definitely make an appearance on our breakfast table again. I’m already looking forward to making an apple cinnamon version this fall.

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Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal {Gluten-free}
 
Recipe from:
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup gluten-free steel cut oats
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt or table salt
  • 1 cup whipping cream or half & half
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced fresh peaches (peeled)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the steel cut oats, ground flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, maple syrup, egg, melted butter and vanilla.
  3. Pour the cream mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a spatula to combine. Let sit for 15 minutes or cover bowl and place in refrigerator until ready to use (even overnight).
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° and lightly spray an 8"x8" baking pan with cooking spray. Cover the bottom of the pan with the diced peaches.
  5. After stirring oat/cream mixture again, pour into baking pan over the peaches.
  6. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes, or until top has browned and oat mixture has set (i.e. nothing "jiggles" when you move the pan!)
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Store leftover covered at room temperature or in refrigerator. Tastes great up to 2 days after baking too!
Notes
Dairy-free substitution: Replace the whipping cream and milk with 2 cups total of your preferred dairy-free milk. Replace the melted butter with melted coconut oil.

I’d love to hear how you incorporate ancient grains in your gluten-free diet too. Let me know in the comments below and enter to win a package of the new Ancient Grains products from Udi’s Gluten Free too!
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Facts about ancient grains thanks to Bonnie Taub-Dix and Udi’s Gluten Free

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Linking this up at Gluten Free and DIY Tuesdays and Gluten-free Wednesdays.

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School Safe Snacks for your Gluten-free Kids http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/school-safe-snacks-for-your-gluten-free-kids/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/school-safe-snacks-for-your-gluten-free-kids/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:00:11 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3077

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free.

School Safe Snacks for Gluten-free Kids (Nut-free and peanut free too!)

My boys’ teachers like for them to bring a snack to have during their school day. I think it is a great idea as it minimizes the distractions that growling tummies and low blood sugar can bring.

Since we already eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables at lunch and dinner, I allow for snacks to be a little more on the carb side. It fills them up and helps tide them over until the next meal.

Their school is great about making sure that everyone is aware of food allergies in the classroom, and sends home a letter outlining what food items aren’t allowed. Due to school guidelines and concern for children with other food allergies, I avoid sending any products with nuts, peanuts, or peanut butter in them.

Fortunately, there are plenty of gluten-free, nut-free and peanut-free snacks to send! I’ll share with you my boys’ favorite snacks that I send in pre-portioned bags:

  • Homemade Snack Mix (pictured above)- with gluten-free Glutino pretzels, banana chips, dried cranberries and raisins
  • “Spring” Snack Mix – not just for Spring!
  • Air-popped Popcorn with a little butter and salt
  • Dried Fruit or Fruit Leather
  • Muffins – I bake big batches of our favorite muffins and store in freezer bags in the freezer so that I can pull out 1-2 to send for a snack or lunch. My boys love the banana muffins and apple streusel muffins the best. You can buy and freeze Udi’s muffins too! So yummy!
  • Gluten-free Crackers
  • Box of Raisins
  • Fresh Apple Slices or Dried Apples
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cheese Stick
  • Portable yogurt (if your kids can eat this without making a mess – One of mine can’t but the other can!)

I’ve included many of these in our Snack Bin that I keep in the pantry. It does include a few nut snacks, but my kids know those are for at home or in the car only. The rest are all nut-free and peanut-free.

Having a snack bin full of pre-portioned, ready to grab snacks has been such a help! It makes before and after-school go so much smoother as my kids know right where to grab a healthy snack. They aren’t snacking on chips and candy this way!

My kids really enjoy working with me to make and package the healthy snacks.

What snacks do your gluten-free kids like to eat?

Learn more about living gluten free! Visit http://udisglutenfree.com/community

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GF Kids & Family. The opinions and text are all mine.

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National Study to Help Advance Celiac Disease Research http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/national-study-to-help-advance-celiac-disease-research/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/national-study-to-help-advance-celiac-disease-research/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:15:19 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3063

The following post is sponsored and written by CeliAction. I am sharing it for informational purposes only so that my readers with celiac disease can consider participating.

Participants needed for CeliAction Clinical Research Study

National study to help advance celiac disease research.

The CeliAction Study is a clinical research study designed to evaluate an investigational drug for celiac disease. The study will explore whether the investigational drug is able to improve the damage in the lining of the intestine caused by ingesting even small traces of gluten. The study will also evaluate whether the investigational drug improves any symptoms of celiac disease.

You may qualify for the CeliAction Study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with celiac disease by a healthcare professional
  • Are attempting to be on a gluten-free diet
  • Have experienced at least one moderate or severe symptom of celiac disease in the past month

There are other criteria that you must meet to qualify for participation. The study staff will explain the requirements to you and answer any of your questions.
As a volunteer in a clinical trial, you may:

  • Participate in a research process that may lead to new treatment options
  • Learn new information about your health
  • Receive study-related care from qualified physicians

To learn more about this research study and see if you qualify, visit www.CeliActionstudy.com
or call 1-855-3333-ACT.

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August 2014 Favorites http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/august-2014-favorites/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/august-2014-favorites/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:02:50 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3054

My Gluten-free Kitchen's August 2014 Favorites - recipes I tried, coconut sugar and my favorite ice pack!!

I’m just wrapping up 21 days of eating grain-free and refined sugar free. It was a big adjustment for me, but wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I am so looking forward to a bowl of (organic) popcorn this weekend! It is funny that out of everything, air-popped popcorn is the food I missed most.

For meals for my family, I’m trying to follow the September Gluten-free Meal Plan that I put together for you all. We’ve already had the pulled pork, the nachos and the spaghetti this week, which are all always a hit with my family!

My kids started school last week, so we restocked our gluten-free snack bin. Boy does this make mornings and after school go smoother! They don’t take any of the snacks with nuts to school – we save those for eating in the car on the way to practices/games.

This weekend we’re planning on working our way through the many many peaches we’ve picked from our backyard trees this week. Hoping to make some jam and maybe some sweet treats too!

My favorite finds:

Boulder Locavore has some good tips in this post: Back-to-School: 5 Success Strategies for Gluten-free Kids

Thanks to my friend Megan’s tip, I discovered and started using this organic coconut sugar. It was much finer ground than the brand I’d used before so I’ve been happier with the results in recipes.

If you saw my computer screen full of icons, my internet browser full of open tabs, or my email with thousands of unread emails, you’d know I really need to follow these digital decluttering tips!

This is totally random, I know, but if any of you have neck issues or get migraines, this ice pack is the best thing ever. I bought a second one this month so that I always have two to rotate between if I’ve got a migraine. It is long and skinny so I can position it however I want to do really get the cold where I need it.

I found several new-to-me blogs this month that I want to mention. I found the blog The Pleated Poppy and ended up loving what I found. I love her style! I spent an hour looking through all of her What I Wore posts and pinning many of the outfits to my Style board on Pinterest. I’ll be following this blog now for sure.

With my experiment with eating grain-free, I found the blog Life Made Full. The video about her family, including her hubby’s celiac diagnosis drew me right in. I’ll be pinning, and trying, many of her recipes!

I picked up a copy of Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes finally and have so many recipes earmarked to try. Her story of recovering her health through diet changes is so inspiring!

5 recipes I tried or want to try soon:

Grain-free Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping – I made these and was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. These are best on the first day though, but I still managed to eat 3 on day 2!

Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – For my first experiment with grain-free cookies, I knew to start with these. Definitely a different texture than what I’m used to with the gluten-free cookies I usually make, since these are almost all almond flour, but good. Thumbs up all around from my family!

Grain-free, Dairy-free Pancakes – I made these with just a few changes and really liked them! Best grain-free pancakes I’ve tried!

Peanut Butter Granola Bites – As long as you use certified gluten-free oats, this recipe is gluten-free! Looking forward to making these! I think my kids will love them!

Baked Maple Brown Sugar Bacon – This is seriously on my menu plan to have this week with our favorite Buttermilk Pancakes!

How about you? Any fun new things you found recently?

 

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Surviving September – 4 weeks of easy gluten-free dinner ideas http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/surviving-september-4-weeks-of-easy-gluten-free-dinner-ideas/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/surviving-september-4-weeks-of-easy-gluten-free-dinner-ideas/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:38:44 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3032

Surviving September - 4 Weeks of Gluten-free Dinner Ideas that are quick and easy!

As our schedules fill up in September, it can be harder to gather as a family for a healthy dinner. Today, I’ve gathered with 3 of my blogger friends to help you with quick and easy gluten-free dinner ideas. All of these meals can be either prepared early in the day in the slow cooker, or cooked at dinner time in an hour or less.

Everyone I’ve talked to says their September calendars are quickly filling with back-to-school nights, club and team meetings, and fall sports practices and games. Like many of you, we really try to have a sit down dinner together as a family every night. Some nights, we have to eat at staggered times to work around after school stuff. I love having easy dinners for busy nights!

All four weeks of dinner ideas are tried and true recipes that appear on our dinner tables regularly. In fact, I recently did the exact 7 day meal plan that I added here!

Our families love these recipes and we hope yours will too!

Week 1 – brought to you by me (Michelle of My Gluten-free Kitchen)

Day 1: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos – serve with Garlicky Guacamole, your favorite toppings, and safe corn tortilla chips

Day 2: Nachos with the leftover shredded chicken and other leftover toppings: Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Cover pan completely with corn tortilla chips, overlapping. Sprinkle with cheese, shredded chicken, and black beans. Broil on low until cheese is melted. Top with your favorite toppings.

Day 3: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork, serve with a fruit salad and sweet potato chips

Day 4: Skillet Spaghetti, serve with a salad

Day 5: Chicken Broccoli Lo Mein

Day 6: Buttermilk Pancakes, bacon, applesauce, Raspberry Peach Smoothies

Day 7: Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken, grilled veggies, fruit salad. For dessert, grab some vanilla ice cream and serve with this Homemade Hot Fudge.

Week 2 – brought to you by Megan of Allergy Free Alaska

Day 1: World’s Best Crock Pot Refried Beans in Gluten-Free Spinach Tortillas, topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, or Daiya Cheese {for dairy-free} – If you don’t have time for making your own tortillas, you could use store-bought corn tortillas.

Day 2: Lazy Mom’s Tomato Basil Soup {dairy-free}

Day 3: Dairy Free Macaroni & Cheese with GF chicken sausages

Day 4: Lemony Cedar Planked Salmon with Garlic & Dill and Berry Spinach Detox Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Day 5: Sausage & Veggies and Naturally Sweetened Mango Sorbet

Day 6: Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup (dairy-free, Paleo)

Day 7: Zucchini & Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Fried or Scrambled Eggs

Week 3 – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties

Day 1: Mini Meatloaves with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies.

Day 2: Turkey Lasagna Soup

Day 3: Caprese Pasta Salad

Day 4: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches served with a side of fresh veggies and Dill Dip.

Day 5: Ultimate Pumpkin Waffles, perfect served with maple syrup and toasted pecans with a side of fresh cut fruit.

Day 6: Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, serve over rice or thin rice noodles.

Day 7: Beer Battered Fish, perfect to serve with baked potato wedges and coleslaw.

Week 4 – brought to you by Wendy of Around My Family Table

Day 1: Apple Chicken Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Day 2: Grilled Cumin Lime Chicken and Salad

Day 3: Creamy Coconut Shrimp with Rice

Day 4: Quick & Healthy Baked Ziti

Day 5:  Spinach Mini Quiches

Day 6: Grilled Salmon Salad with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette

Day 7: Healthy Bean Sausage Soup with Gluten-free Soda Crackers

The beauty of these four weeks of dinner menus is that you can pick which days you assign the meals to, and swap as needed to work with your family’s schedule. If you have other food allergies or intolerances that make any of these meals not work for you, feel free to search around our blogs for another recipe that will work for you! You can also check out my Pinterest board full of Gluten-free Main Dishes if you need more!

 

Linking this up at Gluten-free & DIY Tuesdays,   Gluten-free Wednesdays with gluten free easily and The Gluten-free Homemaker and Allergy Free Wednesdays.

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Salad in a Jar {Gluten-free} http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/salad-in-a-jar/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/salad-in-a-jar/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:36:55 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3022

I’m thrilled to have my friend Cindy, the blogger behind Vegetarian Mamma, guest posting here today. She’s sharing her vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, easy salad in a jar! I love this idea!

Salad in a Jar -Vegan, Gluten-free, and easy lunch from Vegetarian Mamma

With school back into full swing, my days are getting even busier.  With the busyness often comes neglect.  The neglect of me!  It always happens around lunch time.

You know how the day starts…get the kids up, get them breakfast, pack their lunches, get the kids off to school, start chores, run some errands and then…whoops it’s lunch time and I don’t have lunch!  Often times it’s after lunch and I realize I’ve missed lunch!

This year as the kids go back to school, I am making an effort to be better prepared for myself and not neglect lunch time.  I have had great luck with salad in a jar before.  I prep the salad jars on Sunday evening and store in the fridge for the entire week.  I do not store mine with dressing.  I add salad dressing the day of.

Salad in a jar is easy and convenient.  You can eat the salad from the jar or dump into a bowl!  The jars are great to take along with you as you run errands!  That way you know you’ll have safe and tasty food to eat while you are out.

If you like the idea of salad in a jar, check out this fun Southwest Salad in a jar to switch up your weekly salads.  If you are looking for a homemade salad dressing idea, check out Tangy Honey Mustard Dressing and Southwest Vegan Ranch Dressing.

Salad in a Jar {Gluten-free}
 
You can layer ingredients one at a time in the jar, or you can mix all the ingredients. Its your salad, you pick!
Recipe from:
Serves: 1 salad in a quart jar
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup edamame (cooked)
  • 1 hard boiled egg, diced
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • ½ cup button mushrooms, diced
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into quart sized jar. Top with lid.
  2. Store in fridge until ready to eat.
  3. Top with your favorite dressing when you are ready to eat!

Cindy Gordon is the founder and recipe creator at Vegetarianmamma.com Cindy shares gluten-free and allergy friendly recipes, product reviews and information on her website Vegetarian Mamma. Her family loves to spend time in the kitchen creating simple and easy gluten-free and allergy friendly meals and snacks! You can connect with her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram and google+.

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My Gluten-free Journey and 3 Tips for the Newly Diagnosed Celiac http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/my-gluten-free-journey-3-tips-celiac/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/my-gluten-free-journey-3-tips-celiac/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:55:20 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=3007

This post has been made possible thanks to my partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free.

In June 2010, with a new round of stomach pain and other symptoms, I was sent to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy. This wasn’t my first endoscopy, but it had been many years since my previous one. This time, they were looking for an ulcer, thinking that explained my constant stomach pain. Given the stress I had been under during the previous year, it was our best guess. At this point, I’d had 18 years of playing “stump the doctor” with my various symptoms and health issues.

About a week later, my head buzzed as my doctor talked about my endoscopy and lab results. Instead of telling me I had an ulcer, or worse, telling me they didn’t know what was wrong with me, he said words I’d never heard before:
“Your small intestine showed marked villous blunting.”
“Your tTG and IgA scores are the highest I’ve ever seen!”
“…diagnosis of celiac disease”
“You can’t eat any gluten ever again.”

I was sent home with the stack of various test results and lovely photos of my esophagus, stomach and small intestine. Umm, thanks!

Though my head was spinning, and from more than my constant brain fog, I was extremely relieved to finally have a diagnosis after so many years of doctors shrugging their shoulders. The doctor gave me no information on celiac disease or gluten, just told me to go “Google it”. I headed home and started searching the internet and checking out books from the library.

Overwhelming. That’s the word I would use to describe my first feelings as I figured out what it would mean to eat gluten-free. I’ve heard from many others that they felt the same way when they were diagnosed. It is totally normal to feel that way, and also to mourn what this change will mean to your lifestyle and your family’s lifestyle.

Thinking back on that point in time, there are a few things that really helped me get through those first few weeks. I thought I’d share them with you in hopes that they would help you with your transition.

1) Find a gluten-free mentor. Ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or doctor for the name of someone with celiac disease that would be willing to talk to you and help you get started. A friend’s celiac aunt met me at the park within a week of my diagnosis and brought me a gift basket full of her favorite products, as well as several pages worth of tips she’d written out. This was so incredibly helpful for me! Even if you can just pick someone’s brain over the phone for a few minutes, just for some encouragement and tips, it can really help. I really think this kept me from having a meltdown! An online community can also be a great source for “virtual mentors”. Great tips and helpful people can be found online in gluten-free forums like Udi’s Gluten Free Community. Getting a doctor’s referral to a dietitian or nutritionist can be helpful as well.

2) Enlist a friend or family member to help you purge your pantry and kitchen. My husband helped me with this process. We referred to lists of unsafe ingredients that we found online and in books and went through our pantry and freezer item by item. By getting all of the “off-limits” food out of the pantry and kitchen, it not only removed any temptation from those products, but it removed any risk for cross-contamination too. We packed all of the food, condiments, strainers and toaster up and were able to distribute it to 3 families in our church. They were blessed by it, which really cheered me up!

3) Take a look at your favorite recipes and see what you can do to adapt them to gluten-free. I found this much less overwhelming than trying out all new recipes for myself and my family. Almost all of my family’s favorite recipes could be converted to gluten-free very easily by just swapping a few ingredients. We could still enjoy chicken tacos, just switching from flour tortillas to corn tortillas and making sure to buy a gluten-free broth and seasonings. We could still have grilled cheese sandwiches or club sandwiches if I picked up a gluten-free bread like Udi’s. Our favorite spaghetti dish - easily gluten-free by switching to a gluten-free noodle.

I’d love to hear about your gluten-free journey or your tips for the first few weeks after diagnosis.

Learn more about living gluten free! Visit http://udisglutenfree.com/community

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Celiac Research Study looking for participants http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/celiac-research-study-looking-for-participants/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/celiac-research-study-looking-for-participants/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:44:47 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=2998

The following post is sponsored and written by CeliAction. I am sharing it for informational purposes only so that my readers with celiac disease can consider participating.
CeliAction Research Study looking for participants

Did you know there isn’t a single drug approved to treat celiac disease? Currently, attempting a gluten-free diet is the only option recommended by doctors, but a clinical research study called the CeliAction Study is researching if an investigational drug improves any symptoms of the disease.
You may qualify for the CeliAction Study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with celiac disease by a healthcare professional
  • Are attempting to be on a gluten-free diet
  • Have experienced at least one moderate or severe symptom of celiac disease in the past month

If you participate in the CeliAction Study, you:

  • Will be able to maintain your current diet restrictions
  • Will be provided with study-related care at no cost
  • Do not need medical insurance to take part
  • May be compensated for time and travel
  • Will help advance medical research for celiac disease

To learn more about this research study and see if you qualify, visit www.CeliActionStudy.com
or call 1-855-3333-ACT.

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Peach Oatmeal Cookie Crisp {Gluten-free} http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/peach-oatmeal-cookie-crisp-gluten-free/ http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/peach-oatmeal-cookie-crisp-gluten-free/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:37:07 +0000 http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/?p=1781

Gluten-free Peach Oatmeal Cookie Crisp - The peaches are topped with oatmeal cookies in this cross between a cobbler and a crisp.

Peach Oatmeal Cobbler, Peach Oatmeal Cookie Crisp, Oatmeal Cookie Peach Crisp, Peach Delight… so many name ideas for this recipe. It was hard to come up with the appropriate name for this dessert I created recently.

I got the idea for a dessert like this from a friend a few years back, and then put my own twist on it. I asked my friends on Facebook for name ideas and received all of the above, and more. While it looks more like a “cobbler” does, the topping is nothing like a cobbler topping, which is biscuit-like. In this dessert, cinnamon, sugar and peaches are tossed together and topped with my favorite gluten-free oatmeal cookie dough and baked until cooked through. That’s right, instead of the usual sugar/butter/oats topping for a crisp, this is topped with oatmeal cookies! Served warm, with a scoop of ice cream, this dessert is a perfect summer dessert!

Baking Gluten-free Peach Oatmeal Cookie Crisp

I use a Medium Cookie Scoop to make it super simple to scoop the oatmeal cookie dough onto the peach filling. No mess and super fast!

Make sure you use certified gluten-free oats when you make this. I have several I’ve used and recommend:

I’ve tested this recipe with both Gluten Free Mama’s Almond Blend All Purpose Flour and gjJules flour blends and recommend either.

I love the simplicity of this dish, as it really allows the flavors of the peaches to shine. I’d love to hear from you if you try it out!

 

Peach Oatmeal Cookie Crisp {Gluten-free}
 
Recipe from:
Ingredients
Peach base:
  • 11 cups sliced, peeled fresh peaches (about 5 lbs.)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose flour or cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Oatmeal Cookie topping:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (or non-dairy substitute like coconut oil or Earth Balance sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum (omit if flour blend contains xanthan)
  • 1¾ cup good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour*
  • 2 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
Peach base:
  1. In a bowl, gently stir together sliced peaches, sugar, cinnamon, flour and lemon juice until peaches are coated evenly.
  2. Spoon peach mixture into greased 9x13" baking dish. Spread evenly.
Oatmeal Cookie Topping:
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter (or alternative) on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, vanilla, egg, xanthan gum, and 1 cup of the flour. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Turn mixer to low speed and mix in the oats, stopping just when thoroughly mixed in.
  3. Use a large cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon to scoop the cookie dough all over the peach mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and peach mixture is bubbly.
Notes
Good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour: I recommend gfJules, Gluten Free Mama, or King Arthur Flour.

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We were traveling at the end of June/beginning of July, so I decided to put my favorites from both months together in one recap post. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the end!

My Gluten-free Kitchen's June and July 2014 Favorites

My favorite finds:

I found so many yummy gluten-free treats during the Bay Area gluten-free bakery hop that I did in June. Ready to go again!

Newly gluten-free? Check out these 10 tips for starting a gluten-free diet.

Hubby and I had an amazing time on our very first trip to the eastern part of the US. I particularly loved Pennsylvania and will post about all of the yummy places we ate there soon.  I can tell you that I’m still thinking about how much I enjoyed my first ever cannoli at Grandma’s Grotto. It was so incredible!

I’ve already told my hubby that I REALLY want one of these gluten-detection dogs

or one of these portable gluten scanners (Can you imagine how handy this would be?!)

I bought these sandals before our trip and love them!

This dress from Target is perfect for summer travel. I was super comfortable in it and got so many compliments too!

This Lego representation of the 50 states is one of the coolest things I’ve seen!

I need to try out some of these: 6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day.

On these very hot summer afternoons, my kids have been watching these 3 movies over and over: The LEGO Movie, Rio, and Rio 2

This article served up just the right mix of conviction and encouragement for me as a mom.

 

5 recipes I want to try soon:

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs – Perfect for using up our cherry tomatoes!

Gluten-free Vanilla Wafers – Boy have I missed vanilla wafers!

Gluten-free No Bake Cinnamon S’mores Bars – I can make these and not smell like a campfire!

Homemade Fudgecicles – I love chocolate!

Gluten-free Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake – Our peach trees are full of peaches so I can make this soon!

 

and now for the giveaway:

back to school giveaway: Enter to win $400 cash just by following these bloggers on Pinterest!

I’ve teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers (some gluten-free) to bring you a fun giveaway. You can enter to win $400 cash to use for back to school! Seriously, how fun would this be to win?! If I could win, I’d get a new laptop for my kiddos.

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