Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's a good day for Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker!

GFCF Beef Stew

1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 medium carrots, peeled and cut into bite size slices
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion, diced
5 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
4 tablespoons wheat free soy sauce
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves
5 cups of water - for more flavor use beef broth, I usually do.

In a large frying pan, brown the meat in hot oil - make sure to stir and sear all sides of the beef. You could skip this step, but it seals in the juices and gives it a better flavor.

Place the veggies in the slow cooker. Add the meat. Sprinkle with the tapioca, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Add bay leaves. Pour water over it all.

Stir, cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

Remove bay leaves before serving.

I add in extra root vegetables - whatever I have on hand - it is the only way I can get Andy to eat parsnips! Today I added in 2 parsnips and a few sunchokes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We love fresh veggies at our house!

We love fresh veggies at our house. I always serve one cooked veggie (tonight is green beans just picked an hour ago) and a plate of fresh raw veggies. I just love this time of year when everything is fresh. The cucumbers and broccoli on the plate were just picked this afternoon. The mini bell peppers and radish are from my CSA and the carrots are organic but from the grocery store.

In the winter my veggie plates are made up of root veggies - carrots, beauty heart radishes, celeriac and whatever else is available without coming from the other side of the globe.

And remember that all veggies are naturally gluten free!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's for dinner September 13, 2011

Need some GFCF dinner ideas? Me too sometimes.

Tonight we had Pizza made with Udi's pizza crust. They are so convenient to keep in the freezer - just add your favorite toppings and bake.

We also had a plate of fresh veggies from my garden - carrots, cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes.

For dessert I made brownies! Yummy!

What did you have for dinner?

Friday, September 09, 2011

It's been way too long since I've posted!

Hello my GFCF friends.

I am sorry that I haven't posted in so long. I really don't have much new to share - I've really been into eating locally lately - eating from my garden and my CSA - just making meals that are naturally gluten free.

The recipes that I have perfected and shared I continue to use but I haven't come up with any new ones in awhile. If I do, I will be sure to share them with you.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. My family and I are still GFCF and thriving. I will try and check in more often.