Ok, so things have been a wee bit utterly insane around here lately.. (step daughter moving in, moving out, moving back in, an emergency foster placement and all sorts of other things..) and I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like to. Cooking has been whatever I could get a barely 3 year old to eat.. and a very picky one who was use to primarily processed food, so that was interesting.
But, at present we are once again small child free and trying to eat better again. This week it has been mostly soup. I made a big pot of soup with some chicken stock I'd made a while back, an assortment of veggies, some bits of chicken and some gluten free pasta. It's been very good and nicely filling, but today is making the third night in a row of it, and we're all rather happy this will be the end of it. (I am making some gluten free bread to go with it tonight, which will be nice. Hubby has had his "regular" bread the last few nights, but I haven't had any, and I made fresh butter the other day as well, so I am looking forward very much to it..
Anyway, I've also been busy flash freezing produce and was getting ready to do some canning just before we got the kids, so that had to get put off. Maybe I can get back to that this next week.
It has been very cold and rainy, so soup has been nice, and might go onto chili next. I make some great, crazy chilis, so if I get the chance to make chili in the next few days, I will get that posted.
But, I started this post today to share one of my favorite gluten free bloggers. Stephanie O'Dea from A Year of Slow Cooking was one of the recipe bloggers I started following before I learned I needed to be gluten free, but, as luck would have it, every single one of her slow cooker recipes is gluten free (at least as long as you read your labels).
We've found so many recipes over there that we really love and have gotten much use from. Some of our favorite recipes are:
Crock pot ribs (we used boneless beef short ribs)
Pepperocini Beef (makes wonderful sandwiches)
horseradish scalloped potatoes (doesn't that just sound yummy?)
Lemon and herb roasted chicken
Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
There are loads and loads of other recipes of all sorts over there, and she's got 2 cook books out (and third one is coming out in September!)
You really should check her site out, try some of the recipes, maybe buy a book if you like her stuff.. :)
Hopefully I will be able to get her new book shortly after it comes out and will be able to review that then.