What does avoiding a pile of ripening bananas get you at the end of the week? Well, if no one eats them, it gets you a pile of mushy, gushy bananas whose last chance for salvation is a perfectly warm loaf of banana-nut bread.
This recipe, adapted from Smitten Kitchen, is so delicious & easy! The bread comes out so perfectly moist – no one will know it is sans gluten.
There is nothing better than a simple short stack of hot and fluffy pancakes. It’s something that most of us take for granted. When my mom was diagnosed with Celiac disease last year, your typical flour-tainted pancakes were officially off limits. Having to live gluten-free for the rest of your life is a daunting thought, but trough trial and error, Mom has found delicious recipes that even the pickiest eaters enjoy.
Not all gluten-free products are created equal. One amazing product she has found is Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. I love this mix so much that I have ditched my old flour pancakes and we now use Pamela’s at our house.
Perfect Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes (makes 6)
1 cup of Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
1 cup of wild blueberries (may need less if using larger blueberries)
3/4 cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of coconut oil (gently warmed so it is in liquid form)
Preheat griddle to medium-low (350 degrees on electric griddle)
The Paloma is quickly becoming known as the margarita alternative. But, in my opinion, the margarita should watch its back. The Paloma has a refreshing taste that can definitely hold its own. Personally, I have a connection with the grapefruit used in the recipe. My family is from Rio Grande Valley in south Texas. This area is one of the largest producers of grapefruit & my family resides amongst the grapefruit farms. Drinking grapefruit juice (or in this case, grapefruit soda) evokes memories of spending time at my grandparents house. Every time I taste it, I think of it as a tribute to my late grandfather, Alejandro, and I can’t help but smile.
2 oz (1/4 cup) reposado tequila
6 oz (3/4 cup) grapefruit soda (I used JOIA all natural soda)
Splash of fresh squeezed lime juice.
Pinch of course sea salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker.
Give it a quick shake
Serve over ice in a salted or unsalted glass with a lime.