Sunday, November 14, 2010

GF Cheeseburger Soup

Thanks to A Year of Slow Cooking I ventured out to try a new recipe.  I got so brave that I actually changed it up a bit and made it my own.  Seriously, how can anything with a hunk of Velveeta not by tasty?!  And it proved my theory.  Delic! 

            Cheeseburger Soup
            1.5 lbs of ground beef
            15 oz of Velveeta 
                 (I went for the Mexicana – cube it)
            1 red bell pepper
            2 cups of frozen broccoli
            2 cups of chicken broth (gf of course!)
            1 cup of water
            1 cup of milk
            1 huge russet potato (1” cubes)

Brown the ground beef.  
Chop the bell pepper and potato.  Add the water and veggies to the pot.  Add the broth and water.  Add ground beef.  I cooked it on high for 5 hours.  30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, add the cubed Velveeta and milk.  Slowly stir it in. 

Like most things, this soup was even tastier the next day.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweat Treats in Gboro!

Funny story to share, okay it’s funny to me.  I was at a harvest festival snooping around when I come to a baked goods vendor.  Oh honeys these treats looked so good.  Fluffy.  Fresh.  Chocolatey.  And I visually enjoyed them.  Being the gluten free gal that I am, baked goods come from my kitchen or kitchens of close (and trusted) loved ones.  Seriously. 

So there I am, eyeing the goodies and the nice bakery lady asks, “would you like to try some chocolate chip pumpkin muffin?”

I reply, “no thanks I’m gluten free.”

She gets a huge grin on her face and says, “this is ALL gluten free!”

And I jumped up and down!

Lindy's Choco Pecan Pie
And that is when I met Lindy, the owner of Lindy’s Goodies.  Instant pals! I made my first purchase right on the spot.  I bought the most scrumptious Chunky Oat Bar, it was huge and worth every penny.  Now for those who are gluten free it can be very hard to find delicious pre-baked treats.  This is not where this happy story ends. 

Lindy's Pumpkin Muffs w/Choc Chips
This real life fairy tale 
continues, because Lindy’s Goodies is in GREENSBORO!  Ms.  Lindy is well educated in matters of Celiac and gluten intolerance.  She’s also well known for her gf cook books and cooking classes.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Lindy’s Goodies also has gf waffle cones for the Home Land Creamery ice cream they sell?  Waffle cones people!

Lindy and her hubby are working hard to make a go with their bakery on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro.  Please take the time to support this local shop that bakes to our special dietary needs!

Lindy's Goodies
GF Bakery and More!

2823 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: 336-790-0267

Check out Lindy’s blog