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Gluten-Free Raspberry Linzer Cake

Gluten-Free Raspberry Linzer Cake

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 + Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 16

Today I am sharing my Holliday festive Gluten-Free Raspberry Linzer Cake. A classic Austrian dessert made with a perfectly sweet almond shortbread crust scented with orange zest, a layer of raspberry jam, lattice pattern shortbread topping and a dusting of confectioners sugar. This Linzer cake is mouthwatering and so... Read More


1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum, or add 3/4 tsp. ( I used this GF flour)
1 1/2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Sea salt
3/4 cup unsalted buttter, softened
2/3 cup coconut or brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange
1 1/4 cup (10 oz.) GF raspberry jam 
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Gluten-Free Saucy Thai Noodles

Gluten-Free Saucy Thai Noodles

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 - 6

This gluten-free Saucy Thai Noodles dish tastes just like takeout Thai food. The rice noodles and fresh vegetables are coated in the most delicious sweet and spicy Thai sauce made from scratch. You can add tofu or chicken, but it is not needed. This Thai noodle recipe is super... Read More


1 cup GF vegetable or chicken broth
2 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup or honey
3 Tbsp. Sesame oil
8 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained, dried and cubed or thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breast (optional)
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions (spring), sliced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, thinly sliced (optional)
8 oz. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 large carrot, julienned or thinly sliced
1 cup chopped fresh Thai basil plus some for serving (you can also use sweet basil)
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Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread

This gluten-free healthy millet bread recipe is definitely one to try! I love baking bread and the aroma that comes from the oven while baking. Nothing is cozier, especially on a grey day, you know...clouds and rain. Baking bread at home just makes everything better :-)

a healthy millet bread...

I call this gluten-free bread a "healthy millet bread" The bread is packed with whole-grain millet, sorghum flour, psyllium husk, arrowroot starch and heart-healthy olive oil. It is super healthy! The millet makes the bread taste so good. The way bread should taste! millet bread, gluten free This gluten-free bread is excellent for sandwiches, or toast it for breakfast with butter and jam or avocado slices. There are many options to use with this bread. What I love about this bread is, it toasts beautifully to a golden colour and perfect crispness. millet bread, gluten free So I know I named this "healthy bread," but besides that, you can use this bread for just about anything. The other day I made this millet bread into garlic bread slices. If you want to make them, it is easy.First, lightly toast the bread slices. Then, brush one side with a mixture of salted butter, olive oil, minced garlic and chopped parsley. Place in a preheated oven at 400 F and bake until the bread is golden brown, about 4 - 5 minutes. YUM! The garlic bread goes exceptionally well with our 30-minute stovetop lasagna or spaghetti Bolognese.While buying gluten-free bread from a supermarket may be easier and taste ok...this gluten-free millet bread is fresh, made with nutrient-packed ingredients, and you can't beat the texture. This has become one of my favourite gluten-free bread recipes. This millet bread you can use for savoury sandwiches or with sweet spreads.  healthy gluten-free bread This healthy millet bread recipe is naturally gluten-free. The ingredients such as millet, sorghum, arrowroot, and psyllium husk are gluten-free and have numerous health benefits. The bread is moist on the inside and has a light crust. I am super excited about this gluten-free healthy millet bread. I know we have numerous healthy gluten-free bread recipes on our blog, but they are all different. This bread recipe is also different. First, it toasts beautifully and has a perfect bread texture. It took me a long time to develop a bread recipe that toasts this well. And, the bread tastes like bread, not a sponge or dry crumbs. If you are looking for a healthy bread recipe but do not like seeds and nuts, this bread is for you.  healthy millet flour 

what is millet?

Raw millet looks like birdseed. When ground into flour, millet is pale yellow colour and is ideal for gluten-free baking. Millet grows primarily in India, Africa and Russia.

health benefits of millet….

This tiny whole grain is packed with protein, nutrients and antioxidants. It has been documented that it may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

nutrients in sorghum…

Sorghum is another nutrient-packed grain that is naturally gluten-free. Some vitamin and mineral highlights are B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. And sorghum is an excellent source of antioxidants, protein and fiber.

arrowroot starch is not a grain…

Arrowroot is a root vegetable used in gluten-free baking and cooking—this root, when ground to a powder, is an excellent gluten-free thickening agent. Arrowroot also lightens up the texture of gluten-free baked goods. This root is known to stimulate your immune system and treat diarrhea. healthy millet bread, gluten free 

psyllium husk is a must-have ingredient in gluten-free pantry…

I love psyllium husk. This superfood is excellent in gluten-free baking. Psyllium husk is used to retain moisture and help bread from becoming too crumbly. I also sprinkle it over chia pudding, yogurts or add to soups and gravy for extra fiber. 1 ounce of psyllium husk powder has 21.8 grams of dietary fiber. The best part, you can barely taste it. It has a mild flavour of oatmeal.

Difference between psyllium husk and psyllium powder…

They are both made from the same food source. The difference is, the powder is more concentrated nutritionally. You can replace whole psyllium husk for psyllium powder in baking. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of whole psyllium husk to 1 teaspoon of psyllium powder. gluten-free healthy bread I hope you give this gluten-free healthy millet bread a try. We all love different bread textures and flavours. I think this millet bread recipe is a keeper. Enjoy!

Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coffee Brownies

You have never met a gluten-free brownie like this Chocolate Coffee before. Let me explain what these chocolate coffee brownies are all about…Because there is a lot to celebrate this Sunday. Yes, it is Mother's Day! And because it's the weekend…and because everyone loves a delicious chocolate dessert. But, do we need a reason to enjoy a yummy chocolate dessert?Ok so, these gluten-free chocolate coffee brownies are pretty simple. Meaning they do not take a lot of time to prepare, AND if you need a chocolate fix in a hurry, you can eat these while still warm. In my opinion, the brownies taste even better! chocolate coffee brownie, gluten free Before I dive into the delicious details, let me explain why I am sharing these gluten-free brownies recipe with you. I have a lot of brownie recipes on only gluten-free recipes blog. But, I don't have one brownie recipe that tastes like a chocolate cappuccino. Chocolate coffee brownie with chocolate coffee frosting, and preferably eaten slightly warm. YUM!

the tasty details…

The recipe is straightforward gluten-free brownie batter with my personal touch. I added coffee and cream and cut back on cocoa powder. This gave the brownie a mild coffee flavour without overpowering the chocolate.  gluten free brownies 

the chocolate coffee frosting…

The brownie frosting is what makes these brownies. It is made with chocolate chips, cream, coffee and Nutella in a double boiler. And, it takes only about five minutes to prepare. Then, the frosting is poured over the warm brownies. So simple :-)When I set out to make these gluten-free chocolate coffee brownies, I knew that they would become a huge hit. I think the coffee and Nutella combination made these brownies outstanding.  chocolate coffee brownie, gluten free It was so important to me that they would have the perfect brownie texture. You know…rich and buttery, not dense, dry or cakey, and have the tastiest frosting.I made an easy chocolate coffee frosting with Nutella. Yes, the Nutella combined with coffee made the BEST brownie frosting you can imagine. Anything with Nutella, in my opinion, is just the best! And besides, homemade frosting is always better. gluten free chocolate dessert This gluten-free chocolate coffee brownie is not considered as one of my healthier recipes…sorry. This chocolate dessert is decadent, rich and absolutely amazing. And when it comes to a special occasion like Mother's day, it is time to spoil someone we love so much. I think your mom will agree!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 16

Moroccan Beef and Lentil Soup

Creamy, mildly spiced Moroccan Beef and Lentil Soup full of healthy ingredients. I must say this is one of my top five favourite soups. There is something about Moroccan food, the spiciness, the vibrant colours and the rich flavours.An unmistakable soup that is filled with tasty ground beef, carrots and healthy lentils. This naturally gluten-free soup is a satisfying meal on its own. You can add gluten-free naan or a gluten-free bread of your choice for big appetites, but the bread is not needed. moroccan beef and lentil soup 

Moroccan recipes...

If you have been following my blog, you know how much I love Moroccan food.  Over the past few years, my readers choose these three recipes as their favourites:

Moroccan Chicken Rice Dinner

Moroccan Chickpea Rice Salad

Moroccan-Style Baked Lamb Casserole

Moroccan spices commonly used include cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, paprika, saffron, cloves, fennel, anise, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, fenugreek and black pepper. In this Moroccan inspired soup recipe, I used cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cloves. These spices balance the beef flavour with the creamy coconut creating an authentic Moroccan taste.For extra spiciness, I added gluten-free harissa. Harissa is a North African spicy red sauce. It consists of simple ingredients like red chilies, garlic, vinegar, and spices. This spicy sauce adds that extra punch that made this Moroccan beef and lentil soup even more delicious.

the details…

I think you will love this Moroccan soup recipe for two reasons. One, the flavours, the creamy broth and the textures in this soup are just right. And, the simplicity of this soup recipe is something you don't want to pass. You literally add everything to a pot, simmer for about 25 minutes, and the soup is ready. lentils 

the ingredients…

This Moroccan soup is about a mildly spiced creamy beef soup with vegetables.  I used basic veggies such as onions, carrots and lentils. You can add other veggies; the ones that come to mind are yellow or red bell peppers, celery and kale. But I wanted this soup to be about beef and lentils, so I kept it simple. moroccan beef and lentil soup 

the spices…

As I mentioned earlier, Moroccan cuisine is well known for its array of spices. I used four spices in this healthy soup recipe: cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves. These spices add an element of earthiness, thus not overpowering the tasty beef flavour. I did add harissa sauce simply because I love spicy food, and Moroccan food is known for its spiciness.To make this Moroccan soup extra creamy, I added coconut milk. I find whenever I use coconut milk in my recipes, the soups are creamier and more satisfying. With coconut milk, I added fresh lemon juice and a splash of maple syrup. Honestly, when I combined all the ingredients, the soup came out exceptionally tasty. moroccan beef and lentil soup 

why is Moroccan beef and lentil soup so popular…

Often we look for one-pot meals to keep dinners simpler, especially during busy weeknights. This soup is one of those easy one-pot dinner recipes you can whip up any day of the week.  moroccan beef and lentil soup 

the soup toppings…

Whenever I make a one-pot soup meal, I like to add plenty of toppings. The toppings add more flavour, various textures and make the meal hearty, delicious and filling. Some of my favourites are yogurt, sour cream, chili oil, cumin, cilantro, parsley, lemon slices and sesame seeds.If you are looking for soup recipe inspirations, check out our complete list of gluten-free soup recipes.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Squares with Almond Butter Caramel

If you love a good old-fashioned apple pie but want to keep it simple, try these Gluten-Free Apple Pie Squares with Almond Butter Caramel. The buttery crust is made with oats, a layer of apple cinnamon filling, a perfect crumble and creamy almond butter caramel…need I say more?These squares truly are one of the tastiest, mouth watering, delicious apple squares I have tasted. The squares are made up of four layers, the crust, the apple pie filling, the crumble and the insanely delightful almond butter caramel. Soo good! Vegan option included.If there is one thing I love paired is, cinnamon apples with butter oats. They are meant to be together. Add a creamy almond butter caramel and the gluten-free apple pie squares with almond butter caramel are life changing. apple pie squares with almond butter caramel, gluten free 

it's all in the details…

To start, you will need to make the apple pie filling. It's pretty simple. Peel and chop apples, add them to a saucepan with butter, maple syrup, vanilla, fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a couple of teaspoons of starch. I used tapioca starch. Mix everything, bring to a simmer and cover. Remove the saucepan from the stove and allow the apples to soften. apple pie filling In this apple pie square recipe, I chopped the apples instead of slicing them thinly. The reason for this is, when you take a bite, you will taste apples and not apple sauce. Also, the crumble falls perfectly between the apple chunks. apple pie filling 


Make the crust and crumble. Both are made from the same mixture. Simple, add everything in a food processor, pulse a few times and done! Most of the crust/crumble mixture is lightly pressed in the pan before adding the softened cinnamon apples.Now that you have the crust ready spread the cinnamon apple mixture over the crust and sprinkle with the remaining crumble. Pop it in the oven for about 35 minutes and then cool. almond butter caramel 

the creamy almond butter caramel…

Yes, this is where this gluten-free apple pie square recipe shines from most. To make the almond butter caramel is sooo easy. Place the four ingredients, almond butter, butter, pure maple syrup and vanilla, in a small bowl and microwave for about 25 seconds. The creamy, butter caramel will soften so that you can drizzle it over the squares.You may think there are so many steps, and this looks so complicated. Trust me, the recipe is super simple. It took me 15 minutes to put this apple pie square recipe together. You will love it!

apple pie squares - pros and cons…

Before I develop recipes, I always think of keeping them healthy on some level. After all…we are what we eat! So same goes for this gluten-free recipe. Using ingredients such as oats, apples, and maple syrup will give you an indication that this apple pie square recipe is on the healthier side. gluten free apple dessert 

the pros...

Oats are one of those foods that we should all include in our diet. When following a gluten-free diet, it is vital to buy certified gluten-free oats. We know that oats are naturally gluten-free, but if oats are grown next to wheat fields, they may contain gluten. When using certified gluten-free oats, they are tested and certified that they are free of gluten.Oats are delicious, super nutritious, protein-packed, they are rich in antioxidants, and the oats can improve blood sugar control. But even more importantly, they contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan. As per research, beta-glucan can slow the development of some cancers.


I don't need to talk too much about apples. Have you heard the expression, an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, it is true. Why, you ask? First apples are delicious, and there is nothing tastier than a fresh crispy apple, like the ones I used in this apple pie square recipe.For me, it is like candy. Have you tried to make apple cinnamon chips? They are super healthy and so addictive. YUMApples are highly nutritious and fiber-rich. Apples are also linked to a lower risk of diabetes, and they may help prevent some cancers, help fight asthma, and promote good gut bacteria. 


I can think of only one! You can't stop eating them :-) apple pie squares, gluten free 

how to serve apple pie squares with almond butter caramel…

First, they should be stored in a refrigerator for freshness. You can enjoy them straight out of the fridge or at room temperature. If you like warm apples, pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and add a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream. Yes…it doesn't get any more delicious than this —total and complete perfection. Enjoy!If you make these gluten-free apple pie squares, please be sure to leave a comment and or give this recipe a rating! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don't forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 16 squares

Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Recipe

Who doesn't love tender, juicy chicken with a crispy, well-seasoned bread crumb coating? This Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Recipe will bring back those nostalgic childhood memories of enjoying the shake and bake crispy chicken with mashed potatoes.

What is shake and bake…

Shake and bake is a bread crumb mixture seasoned with herbs and spices. A splash of oil is also added, which is what makes the crumb coating extra crispy.  shake and bake mix, gluten free 

shake and bake recipes…

Typically the seasoned crumbs are used to coat chicken or pork before baking. The shake and bake coating will give the chicken or pork a tasty, crispy coating that we love so much. I also use the gluten-free bread crumb mixture as a topping for mac and cheese or savoury casseroles. The shake and bake mix will add flavour to savoury dishes and a crispy, tasty topping. shake and bake chicken, gluten free 

why are the gluten-free seasoned breadcrumbs so popular…

Who doesn't love an easy dinner recipe that you know your family will love. Shake and bake mix is perfect for that last minute dinner when you are short on time.  Shake the chicken or pork in a plastic bag with the seasoned crumbs and bake. Nothing to it...and no mess :-) There is nothing easier. The chicken is juicy and tastes just like fried chicken but without the extra work and clean up. Nothing beats a homemade meal.When I was growing up, shake and bake chicken was probably one of my favourite chicken dinners. The baked tender chicken coated in a deliciously flavoured crispy crumb topping was sooo good!When I started the gluten-free diet, one dish I missed was the baked chicken with a crispy bread crumb topping.  Sure, you can buy gluten-free bread crumbs, add some seasoning and hope for the best. But trust me…the store-bought gluten-free bread crumbs don't come even close to the texture and flavour like the freshly made ones at home.

the gluten-free recipe version - the details…

This gluten-free shake and bake recipe is super easy. However, you will need light textured gluten-free sandwich bread. Here is a recipe for our most popular gluten-free sandwich bread recipe, or you can buy light gluten-free sandwich bread. They will both work. home made gluten-free bread crumbs To start, the bread slices are cubed and toasted in the oven. The toasted bread cubes will be the base for the shake and bake mix. Once the bread cubes are toasted, place them in a food processor and process them to create bread crumbs. gluten-free seasoning 

then the seasoning…

Shake and bake wouldn't be so good without the complex seasoning. If you have a well-stocked gluten-free pantry, you probably already have all the herbs and spices. If not, I highly recommend stocking up with gluten-free herbs and spices. You will always use them; they are the key to tasty soups, stews and casseroles.You may have noticed that I said GLUTEN-FREE herbs and spices. I know all herbs and spices are naturally gluten-free. However, when packaged in the same factory as one that processes various flours with gluten, cross-contamination may happen. This creates a serious risk of having the herbs and spices glutened. You can find more information on gluten-free spices here →I recommend buying gluten-free herbs and spices whenever possible or organic. Most organic seasoning is gluten-free. But always check with the manufacturer to be sure.So now we have the freshly made gluten-free bread crumbs and the herbs and spices. To make the coating extra crispy, I added cornmeal, starch and oil. These three ingredients will help the shake and bake mix adhere to the chicken or pork and give the coating that extra crispy texture.

how to use shake and bake…

If you are coating chicken or pork, I recommend wetting the meat with water first. The moisture helps the coating to stick better. Place the crumbs in a plastic ziplock bag, add the chicken and shake to coat. Done! shake and bake recipe, gluten free As a tasty topping for Mac and cheese or a casserole, sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top about halfway through baking. If you add the crumbs at the beginning, they may brown too quickly. shake and bake, gluten free I hope you enjoy this gluten-free shake and bake recipe! I am super excited that I finally got the seasoning just right. Now when my family craves crispy fried chicken, I make it in the oven with shake and bake. 

pros and cons…

The crumb coating is freshly made, and nothing beats freshness. The gluten-free recipe is easy and can be whipped up in minutes. And, you can store the shake and bake mix for up to three months in the freezer.  shake and bake chicken, gluten free The cons - only one, you will need a wide selection of gluten-free herbs and spices. But once you have them, you can use the seasoning in so many other gluten-free recipes. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 3 1/2 cups

Miso Noodle Soup with Meatballs – Gluten Free

Flavourful gluten-free Miso Noodle Soup with Meatballs spiked with chili, ginger, honey, green onions and sesame seeds. Time to pick up the chopsticks, enjoy buckwheat noodles, and tender pork meatballs, followed by a flavourful miso broth mildly spiced with garlic and fresh ginger.This gluten-free noodle soup is a trove of tasty ingredients; pork, ginger, sesame oil, tamari sauce, garlic, carrots, miso paste, fresh baby spinach and soba noodles topped with sesame seeds and green onions. After a hot bowl of this miso noodle soup, you will feel very content. miso noodle soup, gluten free Cooking gluten-free buckwheat noodles is easy. Check out this Monday Night Spicy Soba Noodles Recipe. What lies behind the success of this miso soup is a staple of fresh ingredients, lightly spiced pork meatballs and a tasty miso broth—a perfect Japanese-inspired dish for the home cook.The preparation time required for this soup is well inside 10 minutes, and the soup is cooked in under fifteen. This miso noodle soup with meatballs is specified for four people if you serve it as a light lunch or a starter. If this soup is enjoyed as a main course, I will serve the miso noodle soup in two large bowls for two people.I would redefine this soup as fast food, take fresh ingredients, cook them briefly, and deliver oodles of flavour. This miso noodle soup style of cooking concentrates on a short period of cooking and fresh ingredients. Another soup you may enjoy is the gluten-free Easy Vegan Coconut Curry Ramen Soup.

the Japanese style of cooking…

In Japan, there are typically seven methods to choose from to create a delicious meal, ensuring a variety: Simmered (nimono), grilled (yakimono), deep-fried (agemono), sautéed (itammono), steamed (mushimono) integrated vinegars (sunomono) and salads (aemono).In this Japanese-inspired miso noodle soup with meatballs, I used two styles: the sautéed and the simmered. When I develop recipes, I try to ensure that not only the recipe works, but the dish tastes good. This gluten-free noodle soup is outstanding.In Japan, the presentation of the meal is an integral part of Japanese dining. Their hot soups are often served in bowls made from lacquer. Lacquer remains cool even when it contains hot soup. This is why you can lift the soup and drink it without burning your hands or lips.  miso noodle soup, gluten free 

Why are chopsticks used to eat miso noodle soup…

Using chopsticks enables you to enjoy a noodle soup the traditional way. In Japan, the soup is slurped, and the noodles are sucked. The reason behind this is the need to incorporate air when you eat so that you sense aroma as much as flavour.I hope you enjoy this gluten-free miso noodle soup with meatballs. This Japanese-inspired soup recipe is one of my favourites go to noodle soup.  miso noodle soup, gluten free There are several reasons why I love this soup so much. It is super easy to make, the flavours are second to none, it is comforting, healthy and I usually have most of the ingredients. You can change up the veggies for whatever you have on hand. Just be sure to slice them thinly. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Puffed Rice Energy Bar

Need a boost of energy and deliciousness? Why not try this Gluten-Free Puffed Rice Energy Bar! This tasty puffed rice bar is made with pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, honey, butter, puffed rice and a pinch of brown sugar and chocolate. The chocolate topping seriously makes this puffed rice bar insanely delicious. puffed rice energy bar, gluten-free 

the delicious details….

To start, this is not a rice crispy bar recipe. There are no marshmallows added, only healthy pecans, pumpkin seeds and antioxidant-rich cranberries. Yes, cranberries contain lots of antioxidants and vitamins beneficial for your body. I used only a splash of honey and a bit of brown sugar to sweeten this healthy gluten-free snack. puffed rice energy bar, gluten-free Since this puffed rice bar is topped with chocolate, I cut back on the sweetener typically used in the puffed rice bar.

easiest gluten-free puffed rice energy bar recipe…

To start, I briefly roasted the puffed rice with pecans and pumpkin seeds. The roasting brings out a rich nutty flavour to the energy bar and sets this gluten-free bar apart from most. While they are roasting, melt the butter with honey and brown sugar. This takes about a minute. Stir in the cranberries while the butter/honey mixture is still hot. By adding the cranberries to the hot syrup, the cranberries become sweeter.Now comes the fun part. To the same pot or a large saucepan, add the roasted puffed rice, pecans and pumpkin seeds and thoroughly combine to coat everything with the butter sauce.  puffed rice energy bar, gluten-free 

you must do this for the best puffed rice bar texture…

Once everything is combined, transfer the mixture into a square 8-ich dish and press down FIRMLY all over. By firmly pressing the mixture, everything will stick together. gluten-free energy bar 

the chocolate topping…

The topping takes virtually 3 - 4 minutes to make. Using a double boiler, place one cup of gluten-free chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of half and half cream or coconut milk into the saucepan. Allow the chocolate chips to melt and stir with the cream until smooth.As soon as the chocolate is smooth, spread it over the puffed rice mixture. Place the dish in the fridge for 30 minutes allowing it to set. Now the gluten-free puffed rice energy bar is ready to be sliced and enjoyed. Nothing to it! It took me only 10 minutes to prepare this gluten-free energizing snack, plus the chilling time. puffed rice energy bar, gluten-free 

what is puffed rice, and can you make it at home?

Think of puffed rice like popcorn. The grains pop by the effect of heat and get puffed. Puffed rice is super easy to make, but it takes time. If you can't find gluten-free puffed rice in the supermarket, make your own. 

👨🏼‍🍳 here is the puffed rice recipe:

First, the rice is soaked in water, then cooked in water. The ratio is 1 - 1 / one cup of rice to one cup of water. The best rice to use is basmati rice or long grain rice.
  • Soak the rice in water for 10 minutes, rinse and drain until the water runs clear
  • Place rice with an equal amount of water into a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Do not follow the package directions because the rice should be well cooked, almost overcooked. You can add sugar or salt, depending on the flavour you are looking for
  • Next, the rice has to be dried. Spread the rice on a dry clean towel or paper towels and allow it to dry. This can take anywhere from 12 - 24 hours. The rice has to be fully dry.
  • Once the rice is dry, grease a large rimmed baking tray with oil (I like to use coconut oil) and scatter the rice evenly on the tray. Bake for 2 hours in a preheated oven at 125 F, then cool.
I consider this gluten-free puffed rice energy bar on the healthier side because it has protein, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and carbohydrates. Carbs are important for fueling exercise. And this healthy snack will most certainly give you energy. The best part, even the pickiest kids, love these bars—what a great way to add healthy nutrition to their diet. Enjoy!If you are looking for foods that will fuel you with energy, check out these gluten-free tasty recipes

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time icon Cook Time 13 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 9 - 12

Gluten-Free Country Blueberry Cornbread

There is nothing more satisfying with a cup of coffee than a slice of Country Blueberry Cornbread. This gluten-free cornbread is everything, studded with healthy blueberries, buttery, moist and just so good! How perfect is this cornbread for a snack or Sunday brunch?The best part about this gluten-free blueberry cornbread is how quick and easy it comes together. All you need is a gluten-free flour blend, cornflour, butter, milk, apple cider vinegar, a sweetener and delicious blueberries. You don't even need an electric mixer, so less mess to clean up. Doesn't this cornbread sound simple?I love quick bread recipes like this gluten-free blueberry cornbread. It takes just minutes to put together with exceptional results. The cornflour adds hearty country flavour making this snack most satisfying. blueberry cornbread, gluten free 

essential tips for gluten-free blueberry cornbread...

To make the cornbread work for you, there are few things to know. First, this recipe calls for corn flour, not cornmeal. We know that cornmeal and cornflour are both made from dried corn. The big difference is cornmeal is gritty, and cornflour is smooth. It is the degree of milling that determines the texture. By using cornflour in this recipe, the texture of the cornbread is soft and moist. cornbread batter, gluten free Cornbread is typically not too sweet. This is why this recipe has only 3/4 cups of coconut sugar. If you are looking for a sweet loaf, this recipe isn't it. I used coconut sugar because it has a lower glycemic index - no sugar spikes like granulated sugar. The coconut sugar also gives the bread a rich golden colour.   blueberry cornbread, gluten free For the fruit, I used fresh blueberries. Yes, you can use frozen ones, however, the flavour and freshness of the blueberries don't compare. So if you are looking for freshness, use fresh blueberries. Also, do not add more blueberries than the recipe calls for. This is cornbread, not a sweet bread.This gluten-free recipe calls for butter. If you checked out my quickbread recipes, such as the Gluten-Free Apricot Almond Quick Bread or the Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick Bread, most of them are made with olive oil. I tried to make this cornbread recipe with olive oil, but it didn't cut it. The bread was too dry. So butter is the way to go. blueberry cornbread, gluten free To keep this cornbread extra moist, I used a combination of milk and apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice. I tried to use buttermilk, but it didn't give me the same texture as the milk. The bread was a little too heavy. blueberry cornbread, gluten free Finally, even though this quickbread recipe takes just minutes to whip up, you can't rush the baking. You must bake the gluten-free cornbread at a lower temperature and for a minimum of one hour for best results. I know, a slow process, but well worth the wait. You don't want a soggy and mushy cornbread. blueberry cornbread, gluten free 

the craziest advice about gluten-free cornbread...

This blueberry cornbread tastes so good when you slather it with jam or marmalade. There is something about the combination of cornbread and a sweet spread. Trust me on will love it.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 loaf

Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

This super easy Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta dish is the perfect easy gluten-free dinner recipe. A chicken cordon bleu inspired recipe updated to a gluten-free pasta dish. Gluten-free pasta mixed with rich and creamy garlic and basil sauce with tender chicken, layered with ham, Swiss or provolone cheese and creamy ricotta with spinach made in one skillet. chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free In this layered skillet meal, every bite is filled with creaminess, chicken, spinach and pasta. The saltiness of ham and creaminess of two kinds of cheese with spinach create unforgettable flavours. This chicken cordon bleu pasta dinner is easy enough to enjoy any night of the week. And it is the perfect comfort food.Sharing the easiest pasta dish and keeping the gluten-free dinner super tasty and satisfying is what the dish is all about! Pasta is probably one of the most loved foods. Add a rich, creamy sauce hinted with basil and garlic, chicken, cheese, ham, and creamy spinach, and you can easily serve this dish for a special occasion.Today's inspiration came from one of my favourite meals - the chicken cordon bleu. This gluten-free pasta dinner recipe is a step above the classic chicken cordon bleu recipe. I wanted to keep this French-inspired recipe as a hearty one-pot meal, so I added pasta and fresh spinach. chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free 

Healthier chicken cordon bleu pasta…

As with most of my gluten-free recipes, I wanted to add extra healthiness. So I added healthy fresh baby spinach. To keep the spinach creamy, I mixed it with ricotta. Compared to most cheeses, ricotta is a healthier choice because it contains less fat and salt. Ricotta adds creaminess without adding extra calories. cordon bleu sauce 

All the details…

To start, I cooked the pasta in well salted water. It would be best if you cooked the pasta al dente, cooked but firm to the bite. I prefer to slightly undercook the pasta because it will continue cooking in the oven. While the pasta is cooking using a large oven proof skillet, brown the chicken in olive oil or butter. The browning of the chicken is what will add flavour to the sauce. chicken cordon bleu, gluten free Once the chicken is browned, add the cream or milk, chicken broth, tapioca starch garlic and basil. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until the sauce starts to thicken. Transfer half of the sauce with chicken to a bowl and then add the pasta to the same skillet. Mix the sauce, chicken and pasta until combined. chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free 

Start the layers…

The dish now has a layer of creamy pasta. Add a layer of ham, a mixture of spinach and ricotta, cheese slices, the remaining sauce with chicken, ham, and finish with cheese. Pop the skillet in the oven for about thirty minutes. The cheese will become golden brown and the ham crispy. chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free   This gluten-free chicken cordon bleu pasta is a simple and delicious pasta dinner made almost in only one skillet. I cooked the pasta separately as not to take away from the flavourful creamy sauce and to keep it saucy.To serve this gluten-free meal, spoon the pasta into bowls, and if you wish, sprinkle with hot chilli pepper flakes. This pasta dinner is simple and delicious, but even more importantly, everyone loves pasta! If you need more pasta meals, check out our favourite gluten-free pasta recipes.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Roast Fish with Cannellini Beans Sundried Tomatoes and Greens

The Mediterranean-inspired healthy Roast Fish with Cannellini Beans, Sundried Tomatoes and Greens dish is an easy gluten-free dinner recipe. The flaky fish is nestled in a bed of earthy, slightly nutty flavoured cannellini beans, sweet-tart sun-dried tomatoes, mellow collard greens and shallots with olive oil and herby thyme. This healthy spring recipe is about goodness and deliciousness, all in a one-dish meal.This naturally gluten-free fish dinner is one of those times when you are short on time to make a healthy meal for your family. To make this simple dinner recipe, you will need only one dish, cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes, greens such as collards, white fish and thirty minutes.For the flavour, I used the herb thyme because this fish recipe does not require complicated flavours. The chewy sun-dried tomatoes add plenty of sweet-tart flavour to this Mediterranean dish. cannellini beans Cannellini is a white kidney bean very popular in central and southern Italy and Greece. However, this earthy flavoured bean was first developed in Argentina. Cannelini is one of the more popular beans because of its high fiber and protein content.A 1/4 cup of cannellini has a whopping 11 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber and 3 mg of iron. These beans are a healthy addition for those that follow a plant-based diet because of their high plant-based protein. sund dried tomatoes Sun-dried tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene and antioxidants. Both promote a healthy body and are known in some cases to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and some types of cancers.


In this healthy fish dinner recipe, I used dry sun-dried tomatoes. You can also use sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil. However, without the moisture of olive oil, the flavour is more pungent, boosting the taste of the dish.  collard greens 


I have added collards for the greens because of their mild flavour and tender leaves. But, you can use other greens such as kale, Nappa cabbage, spinach or bok choy.If you would like to change up the cannellini, you can use garbanzo beans (chickpeas) or navy beans. 

the roast fish…

In this Mediterranean-inspired recipe, I recommend using white fish. I used cod. Cod is a good firm fish, and when cooked, it is deliciously flaky. Another good fish to use would be halibut or sea bass. The name white fish doesn't mean the colour of the fish, but rather the mild flavoured fish that cooks quickly and easily absorbs flavours.  roast fish dinner 

the herbs...

To flavour the fish and veggies, I used the herb thyme. Thyme goes exceptionally well with beans, tomatoes and fish. Other herbs that you can use are oregano, basil or fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley.In this roast fish recipe with cannellini beans, sun-dried tomatoes and greens combination, there is no need to add too much seasoning. The cannellini, tomatoes and greens all compliment each other, making the entire meal super flavourful. The mild flavour of thyme, olive oil and fresh lemon juice is all you need to flavour this roast fish dinner. roast fish with cannelloni beans, sun dried tomatoes and greens You can serve up this Mediterranean roast fish dish just as is keeping it on the lighter side. Or, add a slice of Gluten-Free Italian Parmesan Bread to soak up all the tasty juices from the veggies and olive oil. To feed big appetites, I would add Buttery Parsley and Garlic Potatoes.This roast fish dinner is all about healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients but keeping the meal light, satisfying and flavourful. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan – Keto

Try this Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan (Parmigiana). It's easy and probably one of the tastiest ways to prepare cauliflower. The fresh cauliflower is roasted with olive oil until lightly caramelized and then topped with the most delicious marinara cheese sauce and parmesan. For the finish, the cauliflower is briefly put under a broiler until the cheese is bubbly and golden to perfection! When you have the perfect balance of nutritious cauliflower and delicious in every bite, it's easy to eat healthily and stick to keto diet. cauliflower The fresh cauliflower is roasted with olive oil until lightly caramelized and then topped with the most delicious marinara cheese sauce and parmesan. For the finish, pop everything under a broiler until the cheese is bubbly and golden to perfection!

cauliflower parmesan as a main or a side…

I love this healthy cauliflower recipe. First, it is super easy to prepare, and you can feed a crowd in no time. This rich and flavourful gluten-free cauliflower dish can be served as a main with a salad or over rice, such as this Saffron Rice with Mint and Caramelized Onions, keeping it a vegetarian meal. Or, you can enjoy this roasted cauliflower as a side to your favourite protein. cauliflower parmesan, keto 

the marinara cheese sauce…

Honestly, this marinara cheese sauce is what this roasted cauliflower parmesan meal is all about. You will need a splash of extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, milk or cream, and mozzarella cheese to make the sauce. tomato garlic The tomatoes are first briefly sautéed in heart healthy extra virgin olive oil with garlic and basil. Then the milk or cream with cheese is added and cooked until the cheese has melted. The sauce is ready now to top the caramelized cauliflower. tomato garlic basil We recommend making a double batch of the marinara cheese sauce to jazz up next week's meals and healthy veggie sides. marinara cheese sauce 

for the final touch….

Now that the cauliflower is cooked to perfection, the most flavourful marinara cheese sauce is poured over the cauliflower and then topped with parmesan. For the final touch, pop the cauliflower under a broiler for a couple of minutes, and the roasted cauliflower parmesan dish is ready.  roasted cauliflower parmesan, keto Next time you crave a creamy gluten-free Italian pasta dish such as this Gluten-Free One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake, but think you should stick to a lighter veggie version, try this keto roasted cauliflower parmesan dish. This gluten-free and grain-free veggie meal is satisfying even for big appetites and acceptable for the keto diet. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 - 6

Gluten-Free Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad

Quick and simple Gluten-Free Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad. An Asian-inspired noodle salad with honey-ginger chicken, bok choy, red cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, red onions, cilantro and ramen noodles, tossed in a light ginger vinaigrette. Not only is this ramen noodle salad insanely delicious, but this is also an immune-boosting salad filled with nutrient-dense veggies. This gluten-free ramen recipe is for those nights when you need something on the table in 30 minutes—a perfect weeknight meal low in calories filled with so much goodness. ramen noodle salad, gluten free  

why is this an immune-boosting noodle salad?

The veggies I have chosen for this salad are nothing short of nutrients. And, raw veggies will yield the most nutrition overall. The red cabbage is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C — a powerful antioxidant. Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable that has certain anti-cancer properties. Carrots, bell peppers and red onions are also on top of the list with immune-boosting properties.This chicken ramen noodle salad is for those nights when you crave a satisfying meal that is light and flavourful. There is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of deliciously flavoured noodles, fresh veggies and honey ginger chicken. Yes, a perfect weeknight meal for spring or summer. All the veggies in this salad are low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, keeping this salad light and fresh tasting.

what's not to love about noodles and chicken?

Let me show you how easy it is to make this quick and simple ramen noodle salad. First, cook the noodles. They take about 5 minutes to cook. Drain them and rinse with cold water. The cold water will remove the extra starch and stop them from sticking together.Next, season the chicken with honey, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Heat a large skillet and cook the chicken. To the same pan, add the bok choy and briefly sear on all sides. ramen noodle salad, gluten free  

now on to the salad…

The tasty ginger vinaigrette is super easy. Just whisk everything together. Now you are ready to put the salad together. First, start with the raw veggies, chicken, cilantro and half the vinaigrette. By adding some of the vinaigrette to the veggies first, they will become extra tasty. If you were to toss everything together, including the noodles. Most of the vinaigrette will be absorbed by the noodles, and the veggies would lack flavour.


Now that the veggies and chicken are well flavoured add the bok choy, noodles and the remaining ginger vinaigrette. The bok choy is seared first, so it has plenty of flavour. And the extra vinaigrette now adds flavour to the noodles. What's not to love about this gluten-free chicken ramen noodle salad? 

which noodles are best for gluten-free ramen noodle salad?

Classic ramen noodles are made with wheat flour. To keep this noodle salad gluten-free and still have the traditional Asian ramen noodles, I used my favourite gluten-free ramen noodles. You can find them on Amazon or Wholefoods. If you prefer brown rice noodles, Lotus foods have organic brown rice ramen. If you can't get ramen noodles, alternately, you can use any gluten-free noodles. So, any long pasta will work.

veggie substitutions….

I found the combination of bok choy, red cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, and red onions were perfect for this noodle dish because the veggies are sooo good when they are marinated. However, you can use the veggies you have on hand, but they should be thinly sliced, allowing them to absorb the delicious ginger vinaigrette. Some other choices would be asparagus, green cabbage, kale, celery, cucumber, radishes, green onions, arugula, decide.ramen noodle salad, gluten free  

What I love about this chicken ramen noodle salad the most…

As you can see, this recipe comes together quickly and easily using simple pantry ingredients. But, what I love the most, you can make this noodle salad well in advance and keep it in the fridge to enjoy when you are ready. Just bring the salad to room temperature first, get a big bowl, chopsticks and enjoy! YUMAre you looking for more Asian-inspired salad recipes? Here are three of my favourites.

Warm Asian Chopped Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Noodle Salad Lettuce Bowl

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Zesty Blueberry Scones

Gluten-Free Zesty Blueberry Scones…filled with fresh blueberries and a hint of fresh lemon flavour. Scone recipe is probably the easiest to make, and more importantly, these buttery scones will melt in your mouth with fresh blueberries bursting in every bite. If you love warm scones filled with healthy blueberries, this gluten-free scone recipe is for you!  zesty blueberry scones, gluten free There is nothing more satisfying than a freshly baked warm scone right out of the oven. Check out this Gluten-Free Maple Oat Nut Scone, so…so… good! This gluten-free blueberry scone recipe can be finished with a light sprinkle of turbinado sugar or a fresh lemon glaze. The combination of sweet healthy blueberries and fresh lemon juice is just the best! zesty blueberry scones, gluten free 

before you start the zesty blueberry scone recipe...

Have you ever made gluten-free sones, and they were dry and heavy or too crumbly? To get that perfect texture of scones, there are a couple of things you need to know. First, freeze the butter for about fifteen minutes before adding it to the flour. The frozen butter will make the scones buttery and not caky. I also start with cold milk and cold eggs.

measuring the flour...

I know it is easier to dip the measuring cup into the flour. However, gluten-free flour is made with various flours and starches and has to be measured properly, or you will have more flour than the recipe requires. I bet you made a muffin batter or a cake batter in the past and found that it was too dry? And more often than not, we blame it on the recipe. No…this happens when the flour is measured incorrectly. To measure the flour, use a scoop to fill the measuring cup, then level the flour off with a knife.  blueberry scones, gluten free 

do not overwork the dough...

This is not a cake; you don't want to be mixing the ingredients until smooth. Once you cut in the butter, add the wet ingredients and mix just until you form a dough. This step is vital. If you overmix, you will have dry hard scones.

fresh or frozen blueberries...

In this recipe, I used fresh blueberries! Fresh blueberries are abundant in the stores now, so why not use them. The good bakeries with the best scones always use fresh blueberries. Sure, you can use frozen blueberries, but the scones will not have the same texture and fresh blueberry flavour. I highly recommend using fresh fruit when available to make scones.

lemon glaze or not...

If you like your scones sweeter, then go ahead and drizzle the scones with a lemon glaze. I feel the sweetness from the blueberries is perfect. So I only sprinkle a little turbinado sugar over the dough just before baking and skip the glaze. zesty blueberry scones, gluten free 

serving the scones...

Gluten-free sones are best the same day when they are baked. And, they should be served slightly warm. For leftover scones, place them in an airtight container and just before serving, pop them in a hot oven for about ten minutes. Or, you can heat the blueberry scones in a microwave for about ten seconds. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or a snack.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 25 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 8

Spring Mediterranean Rice Dish

The simplest Mediterranean Rice Dish with Parmesan Cheese for the spring nights ahead. This rice is made with broccoli rabe, cherry tomatoes and spinach with a touch of garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and basil—a Mediterranean style naturally gluten-free spring dinner for any night of the week.Leaping into spring with fresh and healthy recipes. The abundance of rainbow coloured spring produce making its way into the stores makes creating healthy recipes a breeze. This vegetarian recipe is a combination of warming rice and light spring flavours. broccoli rabe 

what is broccoli rabe?

To be clear, broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, is not broccoli. This scraggly plant is related more to turnip. The rapini has a slightly bitter taste, and the entire plant is edible, stems, buds and leaves. This deep green plant is rich in fiber, and vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.This naturally gluten-free Mediterranean inspired rice dish is unique because the rice is combined with fresh veggies. The lightly blanched broccoli rabe is marinated with fresh cherry tomatoes and spinach in a light vinaigrette flavoured with fresh garlic and basil. What makes this healthy rice dish stand out is the Parmesan cheese. The cheese adds saltiness and flavour, making this vegetarian rice meal extra delicious.

for the details…

You will find that this spring Mediterranean rice recipe comes together quickly and easily. You will need only about thirty minutes from start to finish.Start with the veggies. The broccoli rabe is lightly blanched, just long enough to take the crunch away. The fresh cherry tomatoes and baby spinach are marinated with heart-healthy olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic and basil. Then the marinated veggies are tossed with the broccoli rabe and parmesan cheese. broccoli rabe While the veggies are soaking up the flavours, it is time to cook the rice. Using long-grain rice is the key to this rice recipe. I use gluten-free basmati rice, which is long-grain rice. Basmati rice is aromatic and super flavourful. spring Mediterranean rice 

the finishing touch for this Mediterranean rice dish…

You have the well-flavoured veggies ready, and the rice is cooked. It's time to put it all together. Get a large dish or a bowl, add the veggies and the rice while it's still hot, and gently toss everything together. Serve it up while it's warm with an extra sprinkle of parmesan cheese and, if you wish, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Mediterranean rice That is all it takes to make this healthy Spring Mediterranean Rice Dish. This rice recipe is a meal on its own and makes a perfect springtime dinner whenever you want to keep the meal vegetarian. However, you can also serve the rice as a side with your favourite protein. The best part, you don't have to add a side of veggies or a salad because this hearty rice recipe has it all. Enjoy!Need other spring rice recipes? Here are a few you should give a try.

Vegan Dirty Rice →

30-Minute Louisiana Chicken With Edamame Rice →

Vegetarian Biryani Rice – Easy Recipe →

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Best Cabbage Roll Soup – Gluten Free

I can't tell you how excited I am to share this Cabbage Roll Soup recipe. I can honestly say this is the best cabbage roll soup. This soup's insanely delicious flavour comes from lean ground beef, grated sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage wedges, crushed tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. To make this cabbage soup extra satisfying, I added a handful of rice or quinoa. cabbage roll soup, gluten free This naturally gluten-free soup recipe is not the classic full-on tomato sauce cabbage roll soup. There is no added sugar, and there are extra veggies. The sweet potato that is grated into the soup adds natural sweetness and flavour. The bell peppers add a unique flavour that goes exceptionally well with the cabbage and tomatoes. And, by replacing the tomato sauce with crushed tomatoes, the soup has just a hint of tomato. Let us be serious - this is not tomato soup!As with many cabbage roll recipes, the one ingredient that is often added is rice. In this healthy soup recipe, you have a choice to add rice or superfood called quinoa. Both ingredients work exceptionally well in this cabbage roll soup recipe. If you are looking to keep this a low-carb soup, you can skip the rice or quinoa altogether. green cabbage 

the cabbage roll soup details,

To be clear, this soup is not about chopping the wedgies and throwing everything together to cook. This is the reason why I stand behind saying this is the Best Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe. To start, the beef has to be browned. To do this, make sure the oil is super hot before adding the meat. I always bring my ground beef to room temperature before cooking. This makes it breaking up the meat easier while it is browning. The browned beef is what sets the rich beefy flavour. cabbage wedges Once the beef is browned, add the spices, bell peppers, grated sweet potatoes and generously season with salt. I do not add salt until this point. If you add salt to the beef while it is browning, it will release moisture, and the meat will take longer to brown.Now come the crushed tomatoes, water, apple cider vinegar and cabbage wedges. It is essential to place the wedges on top of the soup and not mix them into the soup. This way, they will hold their shape and will look beautiful for presentation. cabbage roll soup, gluten free If you are adding rice or the superfood quinoa, now is the time to do it. Sprinkle the rice or quinoa over the cabbage, and using a spoon, gently immerse into the soup—cover and cook for additional 10 minutes. Then, rest the soup for additional 15 minutes allowing the rice or quinoa to finish cooking.I do not add the grains into the soup from the start because they become mushy and fill the soup with starch. The gluten-free grains should have a firm to bite texture, making them super tasty because they are cooked in the soup's broth. cabbage roll soup, gluten free 

How to serve the healthy cabbage roll soup?

The soup has everything. Tender beef, veggies, perfect cabbage wedges, delicious broth and grains cooked to perfection. When serving the soup, carefully place a cabbage wedge or two in a bowl, add the meaty vegetable broth and sprinkle with fresh parsley. I often like to add a thick Greek yogurt or light sour cream. The creaminess adds extra richness and makes the soup extra delicious.  cabbage roll soup, healthy Cabbage roll soup is super hearty, so you don't need to add anything to make it a complete meal. However, a robust, healthy soup always goes well with a slice of gluten-free French bread. Next time you crave Hungarian cabbage rolls, give this healthy soup a try. I promise you may never go back to making cabbage rolls. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 65 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8