Grain-free Banana Pancakes

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine using a mixer, and cook on a griddle.

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Yankee Ginger Snaps (gluten-free)

  • 1 C fine rice flour (Arrowhead Mills)
  • 2/3 C chickpea flour
  • 1 C tapioca starch
  • 2 t ground ginger
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 C fine sugar (honey granules powdered in a NutriBullet)
  • 1/4 C molasses

In a bowl, blend the flour, starch, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and salt. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the oil, egg, and sugar. Beat in the molasses. Stir in the dry ingredients until the dough is fully blended.

Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a baking stone.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. Allow them to cool for only 5 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer them to a cooling rack.

from Against the Grain by Nancy Cain (adapted by Faith)

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Feta Dressing

This recipe is for those of you who want to know exactly how much of everything I happen to dump into the jar. 🙂

  • 2 oz. feta cheese, chunked (2/3 cup)
  • 3/16 t. garlic powder
  • 3/16 t. parsley
  • 1/8 t. basil
  • a dash of salt, cumin, and ground mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil

Combine in a jar.

It’s best chilled, but let it sit at room temperature for a little while before serving.


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Amy’s Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 t each of basil, parsley, and garlic powder
  • 1/2 t each of salt, thyme, and onion powder
  • 4 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce

In a stockpot, simmer diced tomatoes and spices until fragrant. Add tomato sauce, turn heat to low, and let it simmer until your patience runs out.

Makes 10+ cups

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Cajun Chicken & Rice

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs, skins removed
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 4 t Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • olive oil
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 3 C uncooked brown rice
  • 2 green peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 C finely chopped green onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t ground turmeric

Pat chicken dry. Sprinkle both sides with Cajun seasoning and salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on both sides. Transfer to a plate.

Add chicken broth to skillet. Bring to a boil, scraping brown bits from the bottom of skillet. Pour into a greased roasting pan. Add broth, rice, peppers, onion, and spices. Stir well. Place browned chicken on top. Cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 80 minutes.

adapted from Incredibly Easy Gluten-Free Recipes

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Honey Peanut Granola

  • 6 C rolled oats
  • 1 C peanuts (chopped if desired)
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/3 C coconut oil
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 330 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats and peanuts. Heat honey, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla over medium-low heat. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture and stir. Spread onto cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

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Rice and Spice

  • 1/2 t turmeric
  • 1/2 t ground mustard
  • 1/2 t caraway
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 1/4 t coriander
  • 1/8 t cardamom
  • 1/8 t celery seed
  • 1/8 t pepper

Combine the above in a small bowl.

  • 2 T ghee
  • 2 T olive oil
  • large onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c jasmine rice, uncooked
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth

Heat ghee and olive oil in a large skillet. Saute onion and celery until onion is wilted, adding garlic halfway through. Add spice blend and rice; stir for two minutes. Pour in chicken broth and simmer over medium heat, covered. Stir occasionally until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes).

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Potato Pepper Skillet

  • 6 medium to large potatoes, cubed
  • olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 T fresh parsley, finely chopped

Boil potatoes until fork tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or cast iron skillet. Add onions and peppers, saute. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add the boiled potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are slightly roasted. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle fresh parsley and serve.

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Hungarian Stew

  • 3 lbs. beef stew meat (if not prepared kosher, increase salt below)
  • 2 large sweet onions, diced
  • 3 lbs. potatoes, cut into sixths
  • 4 medium parsnips, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 2 Italian frying peppers, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 C sweet paprika
  • 4 t caraway seeds
  • 2 t sage
  • 2 t thyme
  • 2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 8 C water

Place meat in the bottom of a large roasting pan coated with olive oil. Place veggies over the meat. Sprinkle garlic over the veggies. Mix the dry spices and sprinkle them over the veggies. Pour water over the top. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 2 hours and 15 minutes (1 hour and 45 minutes in a convection oven). Serve in bowls.

adapted from

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Baked Zucchini

  • 6-8 medium zucchini, cut to desired length and quartered
  • sweet onion, halved and cut in wedges, optional
  • olive oil
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t paprika
  • 3/8 t coarse salt
  • pepper
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large mixing bowl, pour olive oil over the zucchini and onions. Stir to coat. Mix the spices in a small bowl and pour over the zucchini and onions; stir to coat evenly. Spread the zucchini and onions onto a large jelly roll pan covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with pepper and Parmesan cheese. Bake until tender (20 minutes or more) at 350 degrees. This is also great grilled. Either way, serve immediately.

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