Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chocolate Frosting

Yum yum yum! 

Store bought frosting often has corn syrup or soybean oil in it. Those are both ingredients we avoid at our house due to food allergies. Below is a delicious homemade chocolate frosting that is in no way low cal but it's frosting...we're not eating it because it's good for you! 


8 ozs cream cheese, room temperature (I've used the "1/3 less fat" kind and it still turn out great)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Try one cup at a time.
  • Add cocoa powder and mix until well combined.

Click here for a delicious chocolate cake recipe that's gluten free, egg free, and dairy free!

Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free

This is now my favorite "go to" recipe for gluten-free, egg-free cake! Delish!

1 1/2 cup gluten free all-purpose baking flour
1-1/2 teaspoons xantham gum
3 Tablepsoons cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1  Tablespoon white vinegar
5 Tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water

  • Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
  • Mix together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. 
  • Pour batter into 8x8 cake pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!
Click here for a scrumptious chocolate frosting recipe (although it's totally NOT dairy free. Sorry to the dairy free readers!).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pan Fried Pork Loin Chops - Gluten Free

Some times it's a pork chop night! Usually it's boring chicken night but last night it was pork chop night. I know, sounds wild and crazy. Ok, maybe not. BUT, it was tasty and that's what matters around here. :)

Here are the deets:

3-4 pork loin chops
1/2 cup sweet white sorghum flour (or other gluten-free flour of your choice)
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

  • In a shallow dish, combine flour, herbs, and seasonings and mix well.
  • Place pork loin chops in dish one at a time to coat all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add butter to oil (I never said this was low-cal!).
  • When oil and butter are hot, add the pork chops to pan. 

  •  Cook on medium heat for 4 minutes then flip and continue cooking until cooked through.

Serves 3-4