2-3 ripe bananas
1 + 3/4 all purpose gluten free flour
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
Gluten-Free Honey Orange Chicken
A while back, I was exposed to gluten and it and messed my whole system up.
I was in pain and nothing sounded good to my stomach except for chicken and rice.
Getting tired of just plain old chicken and rice, I decided to spice things up (just a little) by making this simple and easy Gluten-Free Honey Orange Chicken recipe.
Since then, I have been perfecting this deliciousness and it is now ready for you to try!
I am a sucker for Asian food. Maybe it’s because I don’t eat it often due the fact that soy sauce is lurking around every corner when dining in at Asian restaurants.
However, I have the next best thing to dining in for your favorite Asian dish and that is making it homemade.
By making it homemade, you don’t have to fear for cross-contamination or miscommunication on what you can and can’t eat (you don’t know how many Chefs don’t realize that soy sauce is not gluten-free).
This Gluten-Free Honey Orange Chicken recipe is saucy, tangy, crunchy and delicious. It’s sweet and sour and perfectly safe for celiac and gluten-free foodies!
Not only is it delicious and safe for gluten-free people, but it is also easy to make. Yup, I am staying true to one of my core recipe principles! (What can I say I am a sucker for easy to make food!)
Gluten-Free Honey Orange Chicken
Chicken and "Breading"
- 2 lb chicken thighs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (I used namaste GF flour blend)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1 + 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup canned tomato paste
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Cube the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces
- In a frying pan heat up oil on medium-high heat
- While oil is heating, combine the chicken breading ingredients together in a large bowl
- Add the chicken pieces to the large bowl and mix well, making sure all of the chicken is coated
- Once the chicken is coated and the oil in the frying pan is hot, add in the "breaded" chicken
- Continue heating the chicken until it's fully cooked and the edges are browned and crispy looking
- While the chicken is cooking, mix together the sauce ingredients in a bowl
- Once the chicken is cooked completely, add in the sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes until hot
- Serve over rice and enjoy!
◊ Stir-Fry Veggies (add in when you add the sauce to pack in some extra vegetables and bulk up your meal)
Wild Fermented Pickled Carrot Sticks
A foolproof recipe that will help you easily ferment your own crunchy, refreshing and probiotic fermented pickled carrot sticks.
No Starter Cultures Needed
Wild fermentation is a method of fermenting that does not use starter cultures. Instead, wild fermenting involves using the bacteria and prebiotics present in the ferment to build an entirely new culture! Wild fermentation allows you to start your own ferments without the hassle of trying to track down expensive starter cultures. It’s easier than you think so don’t let it intimidate you!
An Affordable & Beneficial Snack
This fermented pickled carrot stick recipe involves minimal ingredients that will help you start your own healthy ferment. Fermented and live foods are beneficial to your gut microbiome and your body. They offer a variety of health benefits that make incorporating them into your diet important! Fermented foods in stores can be hard to find and or expensive. However, fermenting food yourself is extremely affordable. It’s cheap, easy, and offers a high reward in the form of nutrient dense and highly beneficial food.
Minimal Ingredient & Powerful Flavor
The fresh dill in this recipe will help give your carrot sticks a delicious pickled flavor. The thinly sliced garlic not only adds to the pickled flavor but also acts as a prebiotic for our ferment (prebiotics help feed good bacteria to help them grow into a healthy culture). Lastly, the star of the show, the carrot sticks will stay crunchy throughout the process so you end up with a delicious and crisp pickled snack.
Fermented Pickled Carrot Sticks
- 2 sprigs fresh dill
- 1-2 cloves galic
- 2 pounds whole carrots
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1-2 cups distilled water (it is very important that the water is distilled!)
- Wash and peel the skins of the whole carrots
- Cut the peeled and washed carrots into carrot sticks
- Peel and finely slice the garlic cloves
- Wash and dry 2 sprigs of dill
- In a widemouth quart sized jar, pack in the carrot sticks (and I mean P-A-C-K them in!) You can tilt the jar to find more places to squeeze in the sticks
- After stuffing the jar full of carrot sticks, add in the sea salt to the jar
- Place the sliced garlic and sprigs of dill in the jar
- Cover the ingredients with distilled water (but be sure to leave abut an inch of free space from the waterline to the opening of the jar)
- Place a air-tight lid on the jar and let sit for a week (or until the carrots have reached your desired taste) MAKE SURE you burp the jar atleast every 2 days while fermenting!
- Once the carrot sticks have reached your desired taste, place jar in the fridge for storage
Cold Brew Mint Iced Coffee Recipe
Treat yourself to this healthier iced coffee drink! This Cold Brew Mint Ice Coffee recipe is perfect for you if regular brew coffee is upsetting your stomach or if you need a refreshing morning drink on those hot summer days.
If you know anything about me, you know I am a huge coffee lover. Coffee is a comfort thing for me, it’s been there for me through thick and thin (throwback to the torture that is finals week).
Asking me to give up coffee would be like asking me to give up a part of my identity. I just need the sweet sweet taste of the coffee bean. So with my love for coffee having been thoroughly expressed in the above paragraphs, you can see why I am beyond ecstatic to share this recipe with you!
about Cold brew Coffee
Cold brewing coffee has been a huge movement recently and for a good reason. The main benefit of cold brew coffee is that it is less acidic. Because cold brew coffee is less acidic that means it hits the mouth and stomach a lot smoother than other kinds of coffee. This is also one of the reasons cold brew coffee is suggested to be better for people who struggle with irritable bowl conditions.
This cold brew coffee recipe might be even better for those with a sensitive stomach because it’s brewed with mint leaves. Mint is good for calming the stomach and thus, might make this coffee sit a little better.
Upgrade your coffee with this smooth and refreshing Cold Brew Mint Iced Coffee Recipe.
How to enjoy this recipe
This Cold Brew Mint Iced Coffee is delicious served over ice on a hot summer day.
Add in some cream and sugar, and you’ve got yourself a delicious cold brew mint iced latte, yum.
Cold Brew Mint Iced Coffee Recipe
- 1/2 cup ground coffee (coarse ground is best)
- 4 cups water (preferably filtered - distilled is even better)
- 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves finely chopped
- Add water, finely chopped fresh mint leaves, and ground coffee to a quart sized jar
- Place a lid on the jar of coffee and water and shake well
- Let the coffee mixture sit on the counter for 12-24 hours (I find 24 hours is best if you can wait that long), being sure to shake it atleast once or twice before finished brewing.
- Pour into a cup over ice and enjoy! I like to mix in cashew milk and a little bit of agave for a tasty iced latte