Roasted Rainbow Carrots {Gluten Free}

Looking for an earthy dish to serve to family and friends? Well, look no further than this simple rainbow carrot recipe. It is very simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Like melt in your mouth delicious. And it looks rather beautiful.

You will need: 1 bag of rainbow carrots (you can get these at Trader Joe’s), 2 tbsp. of olive oil and a heaping tbsp. of 21 Seasoning Salute (from Trader Joe’s as well).

First cut your carrots long ways – you can see from the picture below, how I cut the carrots. You will need some elbow grease for this, but you can do it.

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Put your sweet little carrots in a bowl and soak them in some olive oil and sprinkle in your spices.

Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat the oven to 350. Dump your carrots on the baking sheet and shake more 21 Seasoning Salute on them.

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Pop them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Yum – and serve at a dinner party or as a side at your dinner. Healthy and naturally gluten free.

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Cauliflower Mashed Faux Potatoes {Gluten Free, Vegetarian}

buttery faux tattersLet me fill you in on a little new secret recipe. Well, it is not really a secret. You can find this recipe online countless places.

But, take it from me – it may not sound like an awesome dish; but, it is fabulous. Creamy, delicious and melt in your mouth just awesome.

Move over starchy mashed potatoes with loads of butter, there is a new healthy dish in town. And, it will for sure become one of your all-time favorites. It is gluten free and lick the bowl great.

You will need: 1 head of cauliflower, 2 tbsp. of ghee (clarified butter), 3 cloves of fresh garlic, salt and pepper, ¼ cup half and half creamer (or full fat coconut milk), ¼ cup parmesan cheese.

First, boil a big pot of water. On a chopping block cut your cauliflower into tiny little florets. Place these florets in the water (after it comes to a boil). You will want to boil these pieces for about 10 minutes.

You will also need to cut the cloves of garlic and add to the boiling pot of water with the cauliflower pieces.

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Boiling and chopping the cauliflower!

Once the florets are nice and soft, pour the pieces over a strainer and let cool just a little bit. Add the pieces to a food processer. My food processer was really tiny, so needed to do this in three segments.

Add the cauliflower florets (and garlic) to the processor along with the cream, ghee and parmesan. Then mix it up. It will make a nice paste that resembles mashed potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

Once you have made an entire bowl of faux mashed potatoes, place them in a glass/oven safe container. Make sure the oven is set to 350 and warm your cauliflower potatoes for about 20 minutes.

The finished product is fantastic. Please try this and let me know what you think!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts {Gluten Free, Guiltless}

ImageWell the sun is shining is again, thankfully. This little butterball hid way too long. Sun equals fresh veggies, bathing suits and sand – to my mind anyway.

Last night, I made a heaping bowl of Brussels sprouts. I just love the savory crunch and rich taste of this lean, green vegetable.

Cooking them is easy. All it takes is a few simple spices. And the result is mouthwatering goodness.

You will need: 1 bag of Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper, garlic powder and 2 caps full of olive oil.

I chopped each little sprout in ½. So just take your knife and half them. This way they are easier to eat and sauté. Pour your olive oil into the pan and let that heat up.

Just dump your little veggie bites in the hot pan and stir. Use the salt and pepper to your taste buds content. However, I used about ½ a tbsp. of pepper and like a pinch of salt.

Sprinkle about 1 tbsp of garlic powder into your mixture. Continue to use the spatula making sure the little sprouts are getting toasty and brown.

Let them sauté for about 15 minutes. Then let them cool in a pretty bowl and enjoy.

This veggie is so healthy for you. Not only does it provide your body with vitamin C, it also contains loads of fiber and is a part of the disease fighting cabbage family. Read about the benefits, here.