Cinco de Mayo, Gluten-Free

Fancy Mushroom Frittata Recipe

Some of you may know that besides my enviable post as creator of Tomato Envy, I also have a very un-sexy corporate cube-dwelling gig. Of course, it's this office job that pays the bills and has me traveling a couple times each month to the company's home office location where I stay in a hotel for a few nights at a time.  ...more

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Whenever I need to do something unpleasant that I know is for the best, whether it's for my health, my relationships, my career, whatever, it usually turns out to be not nearly as unpleasant as I'd built up in my head. Sometimes, it's not unpleasant at all. In those cases, the worst part of the whole things turns out to be simply committing myself to doing whatever it is, and writing it down as a clear intention....more

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread (aka Monkey Bread)

This recipe for Gluten-Free Monkey Bread or Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread is gluten-free, yeast-free and free from the top 8 food allergens. Do you call it Monkey Bread? Or Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread?No matter what you call it, you’re going to love this bread....more

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Christmas Crack

You may laugh at the name but take one bite and you will know why it is called Christmas CRACK!  It is so utterly addictive you will have a hard time controlling yourself.  I was first introduced to this wonderful treat about four years ago by a lady from church.  She send a tin of it home with the hubby and gave me the recipe.  I have been making it every Christmas since!   ...more

Gluten Free Halloween Treats

(NOTE: Technical difficulties re links and toolbars. Please visit http://cafebelinda.blogspot.com/2011/10/gluten-free-halloween-treats.html.) Halloween can be fun for everyone with this selection of yummy gluten free Halloween treats. While going gluten free can help those with celiac disease or autism, it may also assist with weight loss and general well-being....more

Pulled Pork and Memphis Coleslaw

So most of you probably noticed that I haven't posted for a little over a week. Don't worry...I'm still alive. I just got back from a lovely 10 day holiday. We didn't go anywhere or do anything out of the ordinary, but sometimes those are the best vacations...waking up late and doing absolutely nothing. I really needed it, especially after entertaining our guests for a few weeks. ...more

Let's Talk Turkey...

Last night I had forgotten to plan ahead for dinner and was at a loss as what to make. After quickly checking the fridge and cupboards, I found I had a pound of ground turkey meat, a bunch of vegetables and some grains in the pantry. I really wasn't in the mood for Italian, so turkey meatballs or some other pasta dish with ground turkey was out. Then I thought... What about turkey meatloaf? I hadn't tried making meatloaf since I went gluten free....more

A Very Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Holiday food memories are like a family photo album with scratch and sniff pages.   Ask anyone about their earliest Thanksgiving memories and chances are it is a combination of the Macy’s parade and the smell of yams with toasted marshmallows or pumpkin pie.  Then again, some of us might only remember Uncle Zeke’s shiny flask filled with something that added a certain charm to the boring punch bowl filled with preseason eggnog....more