Wednesday, March 20, 2013

mel's buffalo chicken quinoa bites

When I cook I usually never ever use a recipe.  I cook like my grandma and just throw everything together and just "eye-ball" it.  I've told so many people about this recipe so I decided to make them tonight and write down exact measurements (well, close anyway!) so that everyone can have the true recipe!

When I first began to be gluten-free I visited my friend Carly and she had made these earlier in the week.  I asked her if they were GF and she said yeah so I tried one and fell in love!  I didn't have the recipe so, being the analyst that I am, I decided to make my own.

Here is the recipe: [let me know if you make them and if you like them too!]

Mel's Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

What you will need:

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken (or cooked 2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup Quinoa [I used Arrowhead]
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese [I use Sargento Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese]
  • 1/2 large onion 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce [use less to make it less spicy!]
  • 2 TBSP Ranch Dressing [I use Ken's]
  • 1 TBSP Honey Mustard [I use Koops Honey Mustard]

What you do:
  • Put 1 3/4 cup to 2 cups of water to boil on the stove
  • While the water is heating up clean off the quinoa in the sink by running water through it in a strainer
  • Once the water runs through clear and all are washed [you can buy pre-washed too] add that to the water even if it hasn't boiled yet
  • Set your timer for 15 min
  • Preheat the oven to 350*
  • While that is cooking, pull apart the chicken so it's "stringy"
  • Place that in a bowl and chop up the onion
  • Add in the onion, cheese, and eggs, and by this time your quinoa should be about done
  • Add the quinoa to the bowl and mix all together
  • Add the hot sauce, ranch, and honey mustard and mix everything together
  • Put the mixture into a muffin tin [spray if needed beforehand with olive oil, I usually don't]
  • Bake at 350* for 20 min
  • Enjoy!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

best gluten free bread!

Sunday funday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  So last weekend, I stumbled upon the best gluten-free bread I've had thus far.  I've tried many, but this take the "cake".  It tastes just like regular, gluten-filled bread, only us who have to eat GF can eat it!  It is Udi's Gluten-Free Rich & Hearty Whole Grain Bread.  

I ate it the whole week for lunch and looked forward to eating it each day.  Not only is it gluten free, but it is dairy & soy free too!  This is such a plus because us with gluten issues should eat soy free too.  Go out and buy some, let me know what you think!

p.s. I got the bagels and will eat them this week :)