Category: Gluten Free

Mason Jar Brownie Ice Cream

The world’s easiest homemade ice cream.  No churning or fancy equipment required!

Mason Jar Brownie Ice Cream - The world's easiest homemade ice cream. Just 5 simple ingredients and no churning or fancy equipment required! | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #icecream #masonjaricecream #dessert

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM MADE IN A MASON JAR? REALLY?

Making ice cream from scratch can be a bit of a project and typically requires some type of an ice cream maker. So when I read about making ice cream in a mason jar, although I was intrigued, I figured it was probably a gimmicky method that wouldn’t produce good tasting ice cream. I was even more skeptical because the article about this unique ice cream making technique was, quite apparently, using a stock photo instead of a picture of ice cream that was actually made using the recipe (“Getty Images” appears at the bottom of the photo).  However, this Mason Jar Brownie Ice Cream is proof that my skepticism was unwarranted! (more…)

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

A lightened-up curry chicken salad made with Greek yogurt and avocado mayonnaise.  Free of unhealthy, overly processed, refined oils.

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad - A lightened-up curry chicken salad free of unhealthy, overly processed, refined oils. Made with Greek yogurt and avocado mayonnaise. | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #chickensalad #currychickensalad #lunch

WHAT MAKES GREAT CHICKEN SALAD? 

In my opinion, there are 3 crucial elements to delicious chicken salad:

  1. Properly cooked chicken
  2. High quality mayonnaise free of any unhealthy, overly processed, refined oils, and
  3. An ingredient with “crunch”

This Healthy Curry Chicken Salad delivers on all three of these essential elements of great chicken salad and adds a healthy twist by using half mayonnaise and half Greek yogurt for the dressing base. This is a basic, foolproof, chicken salad recipe that you can customize to your liking by varying the herbs, spices, nuts, and dried fruit/berries. (See the last paragraph of this post for suggestions.)

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Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free, grain-free, chocolate chip cookies made with nutrient dense chickpeas.  

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten-free, grain-free chocolate chip cookies made with nutrient dense chickpeas. | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #chickpeachocolatecookie #chickpeachocolatecookies #healthychocolatechipcookies

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Looks can be deceiving!  Although these Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies look like your average, run-of-the-mill, chocolate chip cookies, they’re anything but.  They are, quite possibly, the healthiest chocolate chip cookies on the planet – made from whole beans, nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate, and sweetened primarily with maple syrup, a natural, unrefined sugar.  The magic ingredient is these cookies is chickpeas, which stands in for the flour that you’d normally find in most cookie recipes, and that miraculously turns into dough that looks, and bakes ups, exactly like cookie dough.  And because there’s no wheat flour in this recipe, these scrumptious cookies are gluten-free and grain-free too.  They have a clean taste and tender texture and are delicious dipped in milk or served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (more…)

3 Ingredient Cauliflower Bread

Satisfy your bread craving with cauliflower! A keto, low-carb, gluten-free substitute for traditional wheat bread. 

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3 Ingredient Cauliflower Bread - This keto, low-carb, gluten-free bread is a delicious, healthy substitute for traditional wheat bread. | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #cauliflowerbread #lowcarbbread #paleobread #glutenfreebread #keto #ketobread

BREAD MADE FROM CAULIFLOWER

Bread and cauliflower are foods at opposite ends of the nutrition spectrum so the idea that you can turn cauliflower into bread seems a little zany, but it’s possible!  What’s even more crazy is that you can do it with just 3 ingredients!  This keto friendly, 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Bread is a delicious, healthy substitute for traditional wheat bread and is perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier, or reduce their carbohydrate intake by eliminating traditional wheat bread from their diets.  It’s got an awesome taste and texture and is guaranteed to satisfy even the most intense bread craving! (more…)

Almond Hemp Heart Bars

Soft and chewy no-bake snack bars that taste like candy and are packed with nutrients. 

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Almond Hemp Heart Bars – Vegan, gluten-free, no-bake snack bars taste that like candy. Packed with nutrients and utterly delicious! | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #snackbar #snackbars #hemp #hemphearts #hempseeds #vegansnack #glutenfreesnack #snack

WHY MAKE YOUR OWN SNACK BARS?

There are a dizzying array of snack/protein bars on the market. A grocery store I was in recently had almost an entire aisle filled with bars, each with a different marketing angle and in flavors so appetizing you would have thought they were candy bars, and indeed, they looked like candy bars! The colorful packages boasted the amount of protein, fiber, and sugar in each bar with, in most cases, ingredient labels a mile long.  There are some good products amidst this crowded field, but for the average person, it’s hard to decipher what’s truly healthy and what’s not. Some weird sounding ingredients are perfectly harmless while others should be avoided, despite any nutrition claims on the package. One day, several years ago, I found myself standing in one of these jam-packed grocery store aisles looking at ingredient labels and googling words like “isomalto-oligosacharides”, “dextrin”, and “carnauba wax”.  That’s when I decided I’d had enough. Since then, I’ve been making my own snack bars and have never looked back. These Almond Hemp Heart Bars are my newest creation. They contain just 5 simple ingredients – ingredients you’ll actually recognize – but the best part is, they’re soft, chewy, and utterly delicious! (more…)

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cake

An easy-to-make gluten-free, grain-free cake made with canned chickpeas. The perfect clean eating dessert!  JUMP TO RECIPE

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cake - An easy-to make gluten-free, grain-free cake made with canned chickpeas. The perfect clean eating dessert! | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #chickpeas #garbanzobeans #glutenfree #glutenfreedessert #chocolatechip #healthydessert #grainfree

STOCKING UP ON CANNED FOODS

Stocking up on essential food items has been a popular topic lately as we all deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re supposed to minimize our trips to the grocery store but still keep our families well-fed. What makes this difficult is that we need more food now than before, as we’re all eating at home – no more work/school lunches or dinners out. Sweet treats are important too because let’s face it, we need comfort during this difficult time. One thing that can help you balance these demands is to stock up on canned foods. This might not sound very logical or appealing but it’s actually an excellent strategy as long as you make healthy canned food choices. (Yes, indeed this Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cake is made with a canned food item!) Check out this article – Canned Foods Nutritionists Swear By. (more…)

Spinach Shamrock Crackers

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these healthy, festive, gluten-free crackers. Delicious dipped in hummus.   JUMP TO RECIPE

March 17th has always been a special holiday in Boston because our city was the site of the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the 1760’s after an influx of Irish immigrants descended upon our shores. Sadly, for the first time in 260 years, there’ll be no parade tomorrow due to the coronavirus outbreak. The usual festivities will have to wait till next year, but if you’re looking for some small way to celebrate (and something to snack on while you’re hunkered down) then whip up a batch of these healthy and delicious Spinach Shamrock Crackers.  The three leaves of a shamrock are said to stand for faith, hope, and love – something we all need in abundance right now! (more…)

Sweet and Salty Chickpea Brownies

 Health-minded chocoholics will go crazy for these guilt-free brownies made with super clean ingredients!  JUMP TO RECIPE

Health-minded chocoholics will go crazy for these guilt-free brownies made with super clean ingredients! | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #brownies #chickpeas #chickpeabrownies #healthybrownies #healthydesserts

I confess to being a little bit obsessed with brownies – more specifically, healthy brownies. Ever since I discovered that delicious, decadent, authentic tasting brownies can be made with nutritious foods like black beans, avocados, sweet potatoes, tahini, lentils, and bananas, I’ve been on a mission to develop as many of these guilt-free recipes as I can. Sweet and Salty Chickpea Brownies are my most recent creation and they are soooo good! (You can find links to all my other healthy brownie recipes at the end of this post.) (more…)

Parmesan Rice Crusted Chicken Cutlets

Golden delicious breaded chicken cutlets made gluten-free with rice crumbs.  JUMP TO RECIPE

Parmesan Rice Crusted Chicken Cutlets - Golden delicious cutlets breaded with rice crumb made from ground puffed white rice. Gluten-free too. | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #chicken #chickencutlets #ricecrumbs #breadedcutlets #breadedchickencutlets #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipe

Everyone needs a few “go-to” recipes in their cooking repertoire. I’m talking about the kind of recipes you’ll turn to over and over again because they’re easy to master and produce dishes that everybody loves. It helps if they’re versatile, and can be made ahead of time too, because then they’ll be perfect for buffet style dining and casual entertaining and will be the first thing you offer up when someone asks you to bring food to a gathering. These Parmesan Rice Crusted Chicken Cutlets are THAT dish! They’re similar to classic breaded chicken cutlets but because they’re not dredged in flour, or coated with bread crumbs, they’re gluten-free. (more…)

Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi

These gluten-free, mild flavored gnocchi are a great, healthy alternative to pasta and French fries.  JUMP TO RECIPE

Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi - These gluten-free, mild flavored gnocchi are a great, healthy alternative to pasta and French fries. | QueenofMyKitchen.com | #gnocchi #dumplings #potatognocchi #cauliflower #cauliflowergnocchi #glutenfree

If you’re a Trader Joe’s fan, chances are you’ve heard about their cauliflower gnocchi, a frozen grocery product with a sort of cult-like following. The accolades are well deserved as these vegetables-based dumplings are indeed quite tasty, but to be honest, I’m not crazy about their texture – I find them a little rubbery. So, I set about developing my own version of this product and came up with Baked Cauliflower Gnocchi. These gluten-free, mild flavored gnocchi are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and absolutely delicious! I always double or triple the recipe and keep a huge stash in my freezer for an easy weeknight meal. They make a great snack too as hand-held nibbles, and kids love them! (more…)