GfreeDeliciously BLOG (a.k.a. "REVELATIONS")
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Running on Faith, Prayers, and Determination
At GfreeDeliciously, it truly is my greatest heart’s desire to help others find encouragement and fulfillment, learn, grow, and embrace their unique self through a balance of healthy lifestyle concepts and faith-based living. I will teach you how to make easy, healthy meals and provide practical encouragement to nourish your body and soul.
As I’m writing this, it occurred to me that some of you might be wondering, ‘What’s up with calling the blog “Revelations” anyway? It’s sort of a funny name.’
I’d have to agree; it is kind of strange. But in many more ways, the name ‘Revelations’ seems very fitting for this blog, too, first because this is the place on the website where everything in my vision coincides. And then because I live and work in an area of Central Wisconsin known as the Holylands. So I guess it makes perfect sense to me.
Anyway, here is where all the blog parts come together. In these posts, I hope to inspire, encourage, and challenge folks to eat healthy while sharing what God has taught me, both spiritually and physically over the years, to reach a healthy balance of being gluten-free.
This is the historical timeline to my recipes and all the BIG ‘Aha Moments’ where I share my bright ideas and hope to share useful advice. It’s also where I’ll pass along some nifty tips and techniques from my personal experience of getting healthier, working on getting and staying in shape, and doing it in a faith-based way. Honestly, I can tell you that it’s always been about running on faith, prayers, and determination to guide me every day.
All in all, GfreeDeliciously is created to inspire your ‘GfreeWellness’ to get you feeling fit and healthy for life, all while enjoying the journey!
Say goodbye to gooey, soggy, pasty, tasteless, gluten-free pie crust. We’re thrilled, and you will be, too, with this recipe for gluten-free pie crust that produces a delicious-tasting golden-brown buttery, flaky pie crust that you’ll be proud to serve.
Bursting with rice, sausage, fresh basil, and plenty of cheese, then baked to delicious melty perfection. Great for lunch or dinner, these easy-to-make stuffed tomato bundles of goodness leave out the breading for a healthier hearty mixture of nutrient-rich taste and energy-boosting complex carbs to help you stay energized and full.
If you have ever been to an authentic Mexican restaurant (a.k.a. El restaurante Mexicano or taqueria), you’ve likely tried Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa). In this post, I share how to make a garden-fresh salsa version that was introduced to me a lifetime ago. The recipe is a “loose” copycat version our family created to mimic a simple salsa made with chopped fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro (or parsley), and lime. A delicious mixture derived from the fresh salsas I’d eaten at authentic Southwest restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, in the 1970s.
When you’re looking for a sauce perfect for dipping, mopping, or slathering across the top of just about anything – this easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe will add fantastic flavor to whatever you’re cooking. Incorporating the perfect punch of sweetness and just enough heat to make your lips tingle, it goes “REALLY” well mopped on baby back ribs, pork cutlets, country-style ribs, and pork chops. It’s delicious slathered on ribs on a stick, grilled chicken, chicken wings, and grilled bacon. You’ll love it tossed into leftover shredded roast chicken or pulled pork for sandwiches, and… well, you get the picture. This Pineapple Mango BBQ Sauce is great with just about everything!
When you’re swimming in summer squash at this time of year, our Scrumptious Southern Summer Squash Casserole is a no-brainer comfort food homerun at the dinner table for cookouts and barbecues. And, with its good taste and thin yellow skin, this aesthetically pleasing casserole dish is perfect for using the tender vine-grown fruit that’s smothered between creamy sweet corn studded saucy layers topped with gluten-free saltines and then baked until golden and bubbly. Team it up with baked chicken, grilled pork chops, or a tender slab of barbecue ribs!
Grilled smoked meatloaf? Yes! We’re raising the bar on this well-known comfort food to a new level of deliciousness by taking it outside to barbecue and smoking it flavorfully with cherry wood on the grill! You’ll find that there’s nothing quite like our Saucy, Smokey Meatloaf Barbecue with Attitude. This recipe post covers all the steps to create a perfectly cooked, seared, juicy, smokey grilled meatloaf that doesn’t fall apart!
So simple, good, and satisfying! We’ve used gluten-free homemade sweet potato gnocchi (recipe coming soon) and freezer aisle mild Italian sausage slices as the stars of this Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi, Sausage & Veggie dinner that’s all about flavor. Dressed simply with the best olive oil you can find and fresh herbs. Then sprinkle with shredded Asiago or Parmigiano cheese and fresh basil for another pop of flavorful dimension when serving. This quick and easy sheet pan meal is full of comfort and ready to serve in 30 minutes or less!
Satisfy your weeknight grill craving with this easy Guilt-Free Sweet & Sour Grilled Kielbasa Kabobs recipe. Super tasty and fun to eat. Serve them with a side of rice or on their own for a healthy, figure-friendly, whole dish, easy-to-clean-up meal you won’t regret!
Our gluten-free easy crab cake recipe is loaded with sweet imitation crab meat (though you could use fresh lump crab) and perfectly seasoned with fresh chives, Dijon mustard, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Super easy to make in the air fryer as we’ve done – Size them for a healthy appetite, or scoop them into flavorful-sized bites for cocktail party appetizers or dip-worthy finger food. We love this recipe for its rich crab taste and bright flavors that are sure to bring the coast to your table.
Perfect sweetness and tartness in every bite! Today we’re tempting your tastebuds with these Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Dream Bars bursting with seasonal freshness. They’re like a lemon bar, but there’s no lemon, only tart and tangy rhubarb surrounded by a sweet custard filling on top of a buttery shortbread cookie crust. We’re showing you how to bake them up for a springtime treat filled with mouth-watering dessert goodness you’re sure to remember.
Say goodbye to frozen tater tots forever with our easy cheesy recipe for homemade tater tots from scratch. Perfectly shaped and baked in a mini muffin tin, they become super crispy on the outside with creamy potato insides boasting loads of flavor from bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives!
Feel good about the seafood you’re eating while keeping it kid-friendly and healthier! A great source of omega-3s, our easy gluten-free recipe for homemade golden-breaded fish sticks helps you enjoy real fish with fewer calories and less fat. In this recipe, we show you how to make them in the Air Fryer, keeping everything as simple and healthy as possible!
Use this secret-weapon steak marinade recipe to make your next grilled steak dinner extra tasty! Stir this savory Florentine Balsamic and Rosemary Marinade together in just a few minutes, then let your favorite cut of steak bathe in the magical light mixture for hours to bring out the natural flavor of the juicy steak. To make the marinade, chop fresh rosemary, add balsamic vinegar, a little lemon zest, and the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford, and get ready for delicious!
A mix of tender fish with shrimp bathed in a savory white sauce with leeks and peas then baked beneath a blanket of creamy mashed potatoes. Fish pie is the culinary equivalent of a warm “blankie” to cuddle and warm your tummy despite the lacking pastry crust. It’s easy to make ahead and perfect for cooler days during the Lenten season. So, who could fail to court flakey cod, fall head over heels over haddock, or satiate on salmon and shrimps when wrapped in a succulent velvety sauce underneath a crowd-pleasing crust of golden mashed potato?
Nothing says “I Love You” more than a home-cooked meal. And what could be better than hearty, filling, beef, and veggies mingling for hours to make the most tantalizing roasted smells and great eats coming from the kitchen? So we invite you to warm up this Valentine’s Day or any chilly day needing a little love from your kitchen with our classic oven-braised Beef Pot Roast with Homestyle Garlic Mashed Potatoes. It’s an easy-to-make comfort food dinner that’s simple enough for even the most novice cook and delivers impressive loving results every time!
This simple and satisfying Homestyle Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix recipe is at the top of our must-have in the kitchen list. A go-to for so many recipes, perfect for dressing a salad, making a veggie dip, chip dipping, cracker, baguette spread, or as a cooling sauce for spicy chicken wings. You can even experiment with extra additions like pureed avocado or chipotle chilies to create unique flavors that compliment whatever you’re cooking.
Ham Roll-Ups a Delicious Snack, Lunchbox Treat, Appetizer, or Game-Day Party Finger-Food! Whether you’re looking for creative ideas for appetizers, parties, snacks, or to beat lunchbox boredom, these ham roll-ups are a delicious salty, addictive, low-carb, small bite treat that adults and kids both will love!
I ask: How could you not fall head over heels in love this holiday season with these beautiful, downright drool-worthy indulgent Decadent White Chocolate and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies?
The gluten-free cake-like oatmeal cookie exterior embraces creamy white chocolate morsels and luscious bits of sweet dried cranberries; dust with powdered sugar for a perfectly chewy cookie treat that looks, smells, and tastes just like Christmas!
You’ll love this Butternut Squash & Mushroom Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie with its flakey puff pastry crust. This yummy, comforting dish is the best pot pie recipe from scratch. It takes a short 15 minutes to prep and finishes cooking up in the oven, so you don’t have too much to do, and the side benefits are that your house will smell amazing!
The GfreeCookbook Club free virtual gluten-free cookbook club is getting into the holiday cookie baking spirit as we start talking about Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies: Allergy-Friendly Sweets for Everyone. Join the club to follow along in this book of recipes by Brianna Hobbs. Have fun baking and serving 25 gluten-free and allergy-friendly cookie treats that your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors will enjoy throughout the holiday season!