Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DAY One of Facebook Break and............

Hello all , I am sure most of you read that i am taking a break from facebook, well I am not taking a break from my Blog I still want to stay connected this way and I may Try to Post a Link to this Blog Post on Facebook But if you wish to comment you will have to do so ON MY BLOG HERE for now . (because i wont be checking facebook to answer questions, I have already given everyone a heads up and my email address as well if anyone wishes to contact me - glutenfreechef81@yahoo.com.


I am loving my day one of my facebook break , yes there are some things I miss but right now the other things that don't out way it lol . hahah .

I made the  most adorable "Alphabet/Color Parking lot " for the younger kids for school today even my two year old chimed in and loved it !! I will post a pic when i can.

Tonight's Dinner is Veggie Melody Turkey Noodle  Soup ( using my Turkey Stock I made ) with Onion - Dill Pull Apart Rolls!!! ( gluten free, allergen free of course) !

I am thinking of making some delicious chewy sugar cookies dough.  I am loads of "Homework" I have to do tonight, not to Mention Piles of clean and not so clean laundry that needs attending too. I have so many Handmade Christmas Gifts I NEED to make!!!! where is the time lol hahah .
So much to but I am excited about it all. Most of all I got to sit down and write this ( with only a few intruptions from my Minions) and drink some Strawberry - Chocolate Tea ! YUM!!!


Oh and also excited to see What I WILL be making for Christmas BAKING THIS YEAR!! - Keeping it Simple but always Keeping it Real!!!!  :D
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!

~JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef~

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JoAnna's steakhouse sweet brown molasses Pull Apart Rolls Vegan Option too! ( or bread recipe)

So I remember Long ago when I was eating gluten and should not of LOL , I tried a Roll at "Out Back Steakhouse " I don't know if you have tried there sweet Brown Molasses rolls but I remember I was like Yum I like these , and then of course paid dearly for tasting it LOL ( this was like when i was like 19 or something) .

 Well I did my best to re- create some of that goodness in this recipe , So  I hope u like it :)

JoAnna's steakhouse sweet brown molasses Pull Apart Rolls ( or bread recipe), Vegan Version too!
NEW PHOTO COMING SOON!


****3 cups of either one of my mixes JoAnna's Gluten Free MIXES
its a bad pic but they turned out just like my Pull apart dinner rolls - JoAnna's Around the Table Pull Apart Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
  • 1½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • 4 tsp. instant yeast (this is the KEY HERE) !!!
  • ¼ cup sugar or Honey ( or Agave Nector or Maple Syrup) 
    1/4 cup of Stevia in the Raw ( or maple syrup or such, remember these are sweet rolls)
    4 Tab of Dark Strap Molasses 
  • 1 tsp. salt
    3 Tab of Baking Cocoa Powder I used Dark*
  • 1 cup warm water (105-110°)
  • 2 Tbsp.= Spectrum shortening, or coconut oil melted( or butter if tolerated and not vegan)
  • 1 egg (preferably room temp)or (
    ( for vegan version : take 2 table spoons of ground Flax seeds meal, ( to make this add whole flax seeds to a coffee grinder or blender and grind/blend)
    and add 4 tab of warm water let set for at least 5 min till it gums up. )
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar

Proof your Instant yeast in the honey or refined organic sugar ( whatever one u are using) and the warm water, set aside to Proof.
Meanwhile mix remaining items in your mixer. Add the Yeast mixture and beat on medium high for 3 min.
Using a wet warm Ice cream scoop , scoop your dough into "balls" onto your "oiled" dish cover and let  rise for 1 hour in a WARM place.
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Or if u wish this to be a loaf then place in an oiled loaf pan rise and follow as u would the rolls :)
after they have rose place in a pre- heated 400 degree oven.
AND Enjoy with some Homemade Honey Butter!!! I just Use Earth Balance and add honey and mix an yummy!!!
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JoAnna's Around the Table Pull Apart Dinner Rolls ( Just in Time for The Holiday Season ) & My Love For Zevia Soda!

I am so excited you guys these rolls are amazing and so easy to make i have been making them almost everyday!!! hahah And I also have some New Ideas for it too So Stay Tuned for those, But  I really wanted to get this recipe out For the Holidays!!! Eeek Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving here  ( in the U.S.A) ?  And Also Yes I am Showing my love for Zevia Soda and I made this !! hahaha Is it not awesome






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This recipe was inspired by alton-brown parker-house-rolls-

JoAnna's Pull Apart Dinner Rolls Prepare a 9x13 or two round pie pans with earth balance or coconut oil.

3 cups of either one of my mixes JoAnna's Gluten Free MIXES
  • 1½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • 4 tsp. instant yeast (this is the KEY HERE) !!!
  • ¼ cup sugar or Honey ( or Agave Nector or Maple Syrup) 
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm water (105-110°)
  • 2 Tbsp.= Spectrum shortening, or coconut oil melted( or butter if tolerated and not vegan)
  • 1 egg (preferably room temp)or (
    ( for vegan version : take 2 table spoons of ground Flax seeds meal, ( to make this add whole flax seeds to a coffee grinder or blender and grind/blend)
    and add 4 tab of warm water let set for at least 5 min till it gums up. )
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
**** Feel Free to add your own favorite spices and herbs fresh or dried!!! :D
Proof your Instant yeast in the honey or refined organic sugar ( whatever one u are using) and the warm water, set aside to Proof.
Meanwhile mix remaining items in your mixer. Add the Yeast mixture and beat on medium high for 3 min.
Using a wet warm Ice cream scoop , scoop your dough into "balls" onto your "oiled" dish cover and let  rise for 1 hour in a WARM place.
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after they have rose place in a pre- heated 400 degree oven.


and ENJOY Happy Thanksgiving All!!! :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gipsy Dharma Giveaway !!

So I have to do a quick Blog post on this company Gipsy Dharma Footwear and Clothing!

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Because Frankly they are beyond amazing and Yes truly I do want them ! Lol yes I truly do!!!! I would wear them all the time , Dream wardrobe here!   Its is so hard to find well made items these are amazing Yes I have for many years dreamed of owning a pair of there boots , there Skirts are beyond amazing as well :D
Here is a link to there Facebook PAGE (they are having a giveaway ) ! https://www.facebook.com/GiPsy.Dharma.Unique.Clothing?pnref=story

gipsy dharma collections You must View them Via link I provided!!!
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Just a Quick Hello and Updates coming soon to u !



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I miss my Begonia's  :)

Just a quick post in here , checking in on you all , hope u are all doing well,. I cannot believe its November already!! We are in the  middle of quite a cold spell here Brrrr !!
 & ALSO YOU CAN NOW FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN - follow me on Bloglovin
I will seriously folks en devour to re lease my TWO recipes for "Pull Apart Dinner Rolls" , and also my "Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Pull Apart Dinner Rolls " Before Thanksgiving they are amazing and seriously u can pull them apart!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D eek I know right! :D

I went to a new specialist now twice so there will be a small health update as well.

God Bless oxoxooxo

JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef

Sunday, November 2, 2014

JoAnna's Heavenly Covered Bacon Wrapped Pineapple (w/Refined Sugar free Version)

JoAnna's Heavenly Covered Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
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I made these divine treats for the Mad Hatter Dinner Party/Baby Shower I hosted last month, They were a Huge hit and I had many dear friends asking for the Recipe right away , so here it is !
These are great Appetizer , or for a snack and even for breakfast along with eggs and so forth honestly anytime is a good time to Eat JoAnna's Heaven Covered Bacon Wrapped Pineapple! :D ;) ENJOY!
Organic Homemade Sticky Brown Sugar1 Cup of Organic Sugar
8 + Tab of UN-sulphured black strap molasses ( + means u may need more)
in a bowl mix the two ingredient together, u are wanting this to be super sticky , so mix well and if u find that its not dark in color and sticky please add more molasses.
when incorporated set aside .
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Refined Sugar Free Version -
just add 100% pure honey or 100% Pure Maple Syrup ( or mix the honey and the maple syrup - just add enough to cover the bacon in the bowl and then proceed with directions below .
For 1 tray you will need half of a pack of Bacon
for 2 full trays ( which I recommend )


Cut the bacon in 1/2 . In a medium size bowl add the bacon and if using half 1/4 cup of your Sticky Brown Sugar. If using a whole package start with a 1/2 cup of brown sugar and add more if need be. (  can't abide waste  LOL ) .
And coat all the Bacon as best as you can with the sticky goodness ! :D

Cut your Fresh Pineapple ( or I am sure if not available canned chunk pineapple can be used). Cut into Chunks.

Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper ( foil is ok but it tends to stick to foil more easily) OR I love to Use my big Cast Iron Pan.
take a slice of coated bacon and lay flat , place your pineapple chunk near the end towards u and wrap it up. lay on sheet and repeat until all the pices u want coated are coated. 
BAKE in a preheated oven for 375 - 10 min or until the bacon crisp's up a bit ( not too much mind u) and be careful ITS HOT! Try to have patience and let cool a bit before u devour em  ;)
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Monday, October 27, 2014

A Glimpse of The Mad Hatter Tea party / Baby Shower I hosted last weekend

Sorry I am late in posting Pics - Here are some pics of the mad Hatter Pampering / Baby Shower I hosted this past Friday, I made all the decor ( except for the "We are all Mad here Banner that was made by Alpine Ridge Events  and THE gifts and such I wish i took more photos !!  more photos to come from other friends who took pics :)

But I am so happy I got the throw this for my very dear friend and Sister Rebecca in honor of her second daughters birth :D


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MENU :
Minted Pea and Lettuce Soup with a dollop of my Probiotic Yogurt
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
My Version Of Lo Mein
Winter Green Salad (butternut squash,beets,apples) with a Probiotic  Dijon Mustard Dressing
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple  (using my homemade organic brown sugar)
Flower Lemon Curd Tarts
Chard Wraps w/ Ginger Jalapeno Dipping sauce
Lemon Lavender-Thyme Sugar Cookies ( shaped into Carrots)
Gluten free Cherry Cupcakes Filled with Chocolate Ganache
HomemadeChocolate Vanilla Fudge (gaps and Paleo Friendly! )
My Mini SunButter Cups


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 This is the Topiary I made , THE Elements I have here are the Mad Hatter's Hat, The Cheshire Cat I hand stitched ,glass red hearts for :The Queen Of Hearts , and The Talking Flowers .


 The Beverage Table - Cherry Lemonade  - Mason Jars I made !  and of Course Tea!



 Bird Feeders I made our of China Tea Cups


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MORE PARTY FAVORS HANDMADE HEALTHY ORGANIC BODY SCRUB

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Did I mention it was a costume party too?
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Rebecca (Left) in her Classy Mad Hatter Get up &Me* (right) in my Malificent Steampunk Costume
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

JoAnna's Gluten free Chocolate Marshmallow Chunk Cookies W/ Vegan Version Free Of Many Allergens

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These cookies are dedicated to  my Bestie Rebecca G. and they are also her favorite ! Love you my friend & Sister. xoxoxoxo


These I am afraid to say are frightfully addictive !! I am so happy when i found "Dandies Vegan Marshmallows " Because they are not only gluten free, Free Of Many Allergens  , They are refined sugar free! Yes i know right! they are amazing !
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Photo taken from there FB PAGE - Dandies Vegan Marshmallows Facebook Page
They also were extra amazing this summer around the campfire ! Dont get me wrong My GAPS/PALEO Friendly Marshmallows are da'bom ! But they would melt pretty fast off the stick into the fire lol ( my refined sugar free GAPS/PALEO marshmallow recipe here JoAnna's Refined Sugar Free Tie-Dyed Marshmallow 's

This is an Instant Family Favorite , so after you make them please let me know by commenting below , I would love to see more traffic on here .

xxxxx
JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef
JoAnna's Gluten free Chocolate Marshmallow Chunk Cookies W/ Vegan VersionFree Of Many Allergens 


Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
1 cup of Earth Balance ( or coconut oil)
¼ Cup of Zevia in the Raw
¼ Cup of Honey
( Or Agave Nectar or use more Maple Syrup if Vegan)
¼ cup of 100% pure grade B Maple Syrup
2 tsp of 10% pure Vanilla Extract

1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp of baking powder
2 large eggs ( or 1 Duck egg)
( if vegan use 2 Tab of ground flax-seed meal mixed with 4 tbsp of warm water let set for 5 min or until “gummy “ consistency )

1 Cup Sorghum Flour
¾ Cup Sweet Brown Rice Flour or Teff or Millet Flour
½ Cup of Tapioca or Arrowroot starch
½ tsp of Xanthum Gum
1 bag ( or 1 cup) of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip or Dark Chocolate Chips or Chunk 's .
1 Cup of Cut ( use scissors Dandies Vegan Marshmallow 's
( there fb page link here ___ >
In your Mixer I use a Kitchen Aid , Mix the earth balance and the egg or egg sub. Mix well , add the rest of your Liquids.

In a separate Bowl combine all your dry Ingredients ( except the Marshmallow 's and the Chocolate .
Mix Thoroughly and slowly add to the wet ingredient's , once combined add the cut up marshmallow 's One at a time throw them in so they don't CLUMP up and then add your chocolate of choice .

I use a small Ice Cream Scoop to make my cookies last longer in my big family but you can use any size you want for your size cookies of choice, Bake for 10 min or more depending on your oven , Cookies are done when toothpicks comes out clean with no dough on it .

JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef

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But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV



Butternut Squash & Apple hash (Gluten free, Vegan, Free Of Many Allergens

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  yes ill take a better pic next time I make it ;) I served the hash with :
My Rosemary - Honey Apple Mustard Pork Roast w/Roasted Carrots and Onions , and Butternut and Apple Hash . and gluten free Gravy .







Okay it was one of those nights dinner was fast approaching and I was pressed for time what to make and did not have allot of ingredients on hand and Only had 1 Butternut Squash and I had quite a few apple from our Apple Trees then I thought Man Hash would be good but perhahps a more Paleo Version. So here it is.
Butternut Squash &  Apple hash


1 Medium Butternut Squash ( I am sure you can use Acorn Squash and so forth), Peeled and grated.
2 Large Tart Apples , peeled and gated
2 garlic cloves , minced
2 Tab of chopped Lavender Thyme ( or regular )

Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper


Optional :
¼ cup of Finley Minced Shallot or Onion
1 Tsp of Nutmeg

Using your Food Processor and Your Cheese Grater attachment , grate your peeled squash and apples . Set aside in a bowl.
Mince your garlic and onions or shallots if using and your Thyme.

In a large pan add olive oil ( or coconut oil) about 2 tab or more depending on the varying size of the squash not sure how many cups u will end up with . :) Turn to Medium heat and add the garlic and shallots or onion, start to brown those , then add your grated apples and squash, add your Thyme and Nutmeg if used.
And Cook until the grated squash and apples have a golden hue to them , or I love getting them browned like “hash” is suppose to be like a hash-brown .

Serve and enjoy !
#Vegan
#Glutenfree
#AllergenFree
#Nut&Peanut-free
#DairyFree 
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2009-2014 JoAnna L McGarvie

Monday, June 9, 2014

Photos of The Boxed Dinner ~Mother's Day Edition ~

I hosted the first week of June with my Bestie Rebecca ! It was allot of work but allot of fun!
I Love Adore doing things like this!!
 I try to host Tea monthly ...... with Different Themes 
:)
this event was hosted in my shop.


THE MENU FOR THIS EVENT :

Tea and Boxed "Dinner"& Gift Exchange @ JoAnna's "Mother's Day Edition “

Host's : JoAnna M. & Rebecca G.
MENU
everything is gluten free , nut and peanut free, dairy free, refined sugar free and More!
(except for the Cobbler that is gluten free though! ) Everything is GMO FREE, and Organic if possible and even from My Garden!

Boxed Dinner Contains :

Ham – Roasted Potato Duck Herb-ed Egg Kish
Arugula Pesto Salad topped with Idiazabal (sheep cheese)
Chard Wraps with an Asian Dipping Sauce
Van's BBQ Chips
Fruit Salad with a Lemon Basil Dressing
1 each of JoAnna's Awesome SunButter Cups!

The Tea Table
Coffee
Tea
Lemonade
Gingersnap Spice Cookies

Lemon Vanilla Cloud Cookies
Apple Carrot Orange Citrus Spice Cake


***more photos to come from my friend Rebecca , I custom made these beautiful headbands too I dont have a photo yet.......



My Bestie Rebecca made these custom coffee cozies




 We had a small gift exchange too it was fun!! :)
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My Garden (Sneak Peak) & HERB GARDEN 2014


Here is a little Sneak Peak of my Veggie and Herb Garden ♥
A.K.A. Dubbed as " Maleficent " Garden ( hehhe my herb garden i have been told looks a bit like Maleficence's garden, Squeeeeeee ! :D
I love #Organic
#Heirloom
#GMOFREE gardening , especially with my Kiddos !!
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I used most of it for my boxed dinner event so there is not that much left lol
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2009-2014 JoAnna L McGarvie