Family, Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

Delicious Lemon Lush Dessert/Gluten-Free

Growing up I had a favorite lemon dessert and it was this Lemon Lush Dessert. 

When I was diagnosed with celiacs disease lemon lush dessert was just one more item that I couldn’t eat and enjoy.

However, after years of working on gluten-free cooking, I have finally perfected this recipe gluten-free!  I hope you enjoy it and please comment below if you end up making it!

Recipe is written out below the video:

 

 

Gluten-Free Lemon Lush Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (I use cup4cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided out
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package lemon instant pudding mix
  • 2 2/3 Cups Milk
  • canola oil spray (grease pan lightly)

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2. In medium bowl combine flour, walnuts and butter and mix until well combined.

3. Press onto the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, bake until lightly brown, about 15 minutes.

4. Let crust cool.

5. In a medium bowl, place cream cheese and mix or beat with a beater.

6. Add powdered sugar and mix or beat until the texture is fluffy.

7. Add 1 cup whipped topping to cream cheese mixture and fold in.

8. Spread over cooled crust.

9. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mixes and milk. Beat this mixture until thickened.

10. Spread this mixture on top of cream cheese layer.

11. Next top the remaining cool whip over the pudding layer.

12. Optional, add walnut crumbs over the top of the layers.

13. Cover the dessert and allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

14. Eat and enjoy!!

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Until Next Time!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Tasty Korean Beef/Gluten-Free

 

This Korean Beef recipe has been a family favorite for years. The best part with this recipe, is that if you use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce … it’s a simple way to keep it gluten-free and also flavorful.

This recipe only takes about 30 -40 minutes to prep and make.

Our family loves eating this Korean Beef over rice or rice noodles.

The recipe and instructions are below, go make it for your family this week!

Korean Beef Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb hamburger
  • 1 Tablespoon EVOO
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • sprinkle lawrys seasoning salt

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoonminced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • dash of white pepper
  • dash of crushed red pepper 

 

Directions:

1. Place frying pan on medium heat.

2. Add olive oil and spread it across the pan.

3. Add minced garlic and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.

4. Place hamburger in pan and cook thoroughly.

5. Drain fat from hamburger, set aside.

6. Start making the sauce in a separate bowl.

7. Add all sauce ingredients and stir thoroughly so there’s no clumps.

8. Turn hamburger pan back on low heat and stir in sauce.

9. Let the sauce cook in for 5 minutes.

10. Place Korean beef on top of rice.

11. Garnish Korean beef with green onion.

12. Enjoy!  

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Where to Shop for Gluten-Free Food!

 

I absolutely love shopping at Sprouts Farmer’s Market! It seems like every time I go I find a new gluten-free food item which is always fun and exciting.

 

Check out the video above and check out the link for Sprouts here, to find some of my favorite gluten-free items.

 

What is your favorite grocery store to shop at for gluten-free food items?

 

See you next week for Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

2 Delicious Side Dishes!/Gluten-Free

If you need a tasty and gluten-free side dish to make, here are two delicious dishes I am sharing with you!

These two recipes are used quite frequently in our home. What we love about them, is that they have great flavoring…which is what we are always looking for when eating gluten-free.

Instructions and steps are below the youtube video. And if you are enjoying these recipes please “follow” this blog, it will keep you updated on upcoming posts.

 

 

 

 

Built up Caesar Salad Mix:

Ingredients:

Caesar salad mix bag from the store (Wal-mart, Costco, Kroger etc.)

Add in:

  • Sliced up cucumber
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • Everything in the bags packet EXCEPT the croutons (they are NOT gluten-free)
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients well except parmesan.
  2. Once the entire salad is mixed thoroughly, add parmesan cheese on top.

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Lila’s Banana/Pineapple Fruit SaladIMG_3778

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipped cream (sweetened)
  • 2-6 Bananas (depending on your liking)

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, cook all ingredients except cream, bananas and pineapple tidbits.
  2. Cook until the mixture has thickened on medium heat. Usually takes about 5-7 min.
  3. Let this mixture cool down and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add cup of whipped cream and a teaspoon of sugar.
  5. Mix the whipped cream until a fluffy-type consistency.
  6. Pour in the cooled saucepan ingredients.
  7. Mix in pineapple tidbits and bananas.
  8. Enjoy the fruit salad!IMG_3777

See you next week for another Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!

 

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Lifestyle

Gluten or Gluten-free Game with my husband!

 

What are you doing for date nights with your spouse during this quarantine time?

Well my husband, was a good sport and was willing to play this game with me and I filmed it.

My husband eats gluten-free meals for dinner because I have to eat gluten-free, however, he still likes his regular food items too.

See how well he can distinguish the difference between food that is either gluten-free or has gluten….he is blindfolded so it’s a taste test for him!

 

I have linked the gluten-free items below:

*(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

 

 

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Price: $4.59

To purchase click here

 

 

 

 

 

Glutino Chocolate Oreos

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On Amazon you can purchase these cookies for $12.47

 

Click here to purchase

 

 

Kind Bars- Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate 

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I found these kind bars at Wal-Mart

Can purchase these kind bars for $2.78

To purchase click here

 

 

 

 

Barilla Gluten-free spaghetti noodles

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I have found these noodles at my local kroger store.

The price is only $1.99

To purchase click here

 

 

Now the question is, what other gluten-free items should I have my husband taste test next?

 

See you next Friday!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Food, Lifestyle

6 Gluten-Free Pizza’s You’ll Love!

 

If you prefer to view the video on this watch this youtube video below:

 

When it comes to gluten-free pizza I have had my fair share of pretty bad pizza. I am alway looking and trying different gluten-free pizzas and wanted to share my six favorites with you. I focus not just on the flavor of the pizza, but the texture of the crust. If the crust is to chewy or breaks easily I won’t consider it. Let’s just say, I am quite picky when it comes to good gluten-free pizza!

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Photo by Sydney Troxell on Pexels.com

So here is my list, I have told you my score out of ten for each pizza recommendation I give.

I hope you enjoy this list, and more so…go eat some gluten-free pizza soon!

 

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

What I love about this pizza is that it’s take and bake! My husband has put this on our smoker and it bakes so wonderfully on the smoker. I score this pizza a 7 out of 10. If I have to be critical at all I feel like it’s a bit on the salty side…but still delicious!

*Also- try to get the coupon discount for the gluten-free pizza too. Save a few dollars🙂

 

Freschetta Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza

You can find this brand of frozen pizza in most grocery stores. I enjoy this pizza flavoring and texture and it’s never cost me more than ten dollars!

I score it a 7/10.

 

 

Schwan’s Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza

Schwan’s is a home delivery truck and they deliver across the United States. They have a gluten-free line that we love. Schwan’s gluten-free pizza is very tasty and I score it an 8/10. 

The price for this pizza is just under $15.00

 

 

 

Pier 49 Gluten-Free Pizza

Pier 49 has a great tasting gluten-free pizza. The crust tastes amazing and I give it a score of 8/10.  This pizza can be purchased for under $15.

 

 

The Pie Pizzeria (Gluten-Free Pizza)

Even though it’s only local to Utah, I have to inform you about this gluten-free pizza because it’s one of my top favorites! Not only does the Pie pizza taste delicious, but they are completely gluten-free friendly because they prep and bake in a completely different space than the regular pizzas. This pizza can be purchased for just under $20. I give the Pie Pizza the score of 9/10

 

 

Mod Pizza Gluten-free pizza

If I have to choose a favorite of this entire list…it would be this place, Mod Pizza! I love Mod Pizza’s crust and flavoring, it’s so tasty! The price is under $20 depending on toppings, and I give it a score of 9.5 which means it tastes incredibly good! You can find this pizza line anywhere in the US. Go check it out.

Now the question for you….what is your favorite gluten-free pizza line? What have I missed, and what do I still need to try?

I hope to keep finding more delicious gluten-free pizza in the future so stay tuned…I am sure this post will be updated.

I hope you come back next Friday for another “Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!”

Until next time,

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Food, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

What I Have In My Gluten-Free Cold Storage

Here’s what I have in my gluten-free cold storage.

As a family we always try to be prepared with food on hand “just in case” there is a food crisis.

For those that are gluten- free or have a food allergy, I highly suggest making sure you have enough food on hand just in case something happened and there was no place to buy gluten-free food.

I also suggest swapping out food items every 6-12 months to keep your food up to date. 

Below you will see the youtube link for this video. Also below, you will see the written list of gluten-free items I keep in my gluten-free food storage. I hope this can be helpful to you or someone you know that has to eat gluten free!

 

 

 

Here is what I have in my Gluten-Free Cold Storage :

  • G-Free Chicken Stock
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Popcorn
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Applesauce
  • Progresso Soups (G-free labeled)
  • Potatoes
  • Canned Fruit
  • Black Beans
  • Variety Pack of Nuts
  • Hard Candy or Hi-Chews
  • Sugar
  • Corn Chips
  • Pudding Packs
  • Freeze dried fruit or veggies
  • Honey
  • G-free Protein Bars
  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Corn
  • Salsa
  • Craisins
  • Potato Chips

 

 

As always, I would love your insight! What other items should I put in my food storage? Are you prepared yet? Right now is a great time to get prepared with food storage!

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo, Christy Lee

 

Food, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Bars

 

This cookie recipe is a family favorite!

The peanut butter combined with the chocolate and drizzled over with a powdered sugar/peanut butter mixture is amazing! 

Of course it is gluten-free, BUT if you want to make it regular, just switch to regular flour, take out the xanthum gum, and do 2 cups of quick oats instead. 

If you need a yummy gluten-free treat I think you will enjoy this.

 

If you want to watch this step-by-step my Youtube video link of this is below.

 

Please share and I hope you have fun baking!

 

 

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1 cup white sugar

1cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

2 cups quick oats

milk chocolate chips (At least a cup, to your liking)

 

Ingredients for drizzled topping: 

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons peanut butter

milk (to desired texture)

 

 

edited peanut butter bars

 

Instructions: 

  1. Mix ingredients in order listed above, mixing each time. 
  2. Pour cookie mixture into one cookie sheet and flatten out until even. 
  3. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  4. While baking combine the drizzled topping ingredients, stir altogether. Texture should pour onto cookies easily (however too runny doesn’t work very well). 
  5. As soon as you take the hot cookie bar out of the oven, dump chocolate chips across the cookie sheet. 
  6. Chocolate chips should begin melting, start to spread the chocolate across the entire peanut butter layer with a butter knife. 
  7. Once chocolate layer is spread out, drizzle the powdered sugar topping over the top. 
  8. Allow to set for a few minutes. 
  9. Enjoy!!

I hope you LOVE this recipe as much as we do. And as always, comment below with any other gluten-free baked goods I should try out.

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

 

Food, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Delicious Gluten-free Taco Chicken Dish

This Taco Chicken dish has been a family favorite for many years. Even better, I didn’t have to change a thing to make it Gluten-free!

Also, you can always throw in ingredients that your family may like too…red pepper, cilantro, sour cream, etc…

What I love about this recipe is that it is very easy to make, and using the slow-cooker makes it even easier!

If you are interested in watching this step-by-step, here is my youtube video for this recipe. You can find me on youtube at:  christyleepixx

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 chicken breast
  • Pepper
  • Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1/2-1 cup salsa (Picante)
  • 1 package cream cheese (Philadelphia)
  • shredded cheese
  • corn chips

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Instructions: 

  1. Spray the bottom of a  slow-cooker with cooking spray. Add 4-6 chicken breasts. Sprinkle pepper and seasoning salt over the chicken. Add 1/3 cup chicken broth, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. 
  2. Close lid. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (until the chicken is tender enough to shred). 
  3. Shred chicken.
  4. Make sure to leave the broth and juices in the crockpot, return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. 
  5. Add the following to the slow cooker: beans, corn, salsa, cream cheese. 
  6. Mix together, make sure to cover the cream cheese well. (Cover again with lid)
  7. Continue to cook these items on low for about 30-45 minutes until the cream cheese is melted. 
  8. Dish up and sprinkle cheese and crushed tortilla chips on top. 
  9. Eat and Enjoy!

 

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So I am curious, besides shredded cheese and corn chips, is there anything else you would add to this dish?

 

Next Friday I will be back with another segment of “Gluten-free Friday Flavors”

 

Until Next Time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Food, Lifestyle

Emergency Gluten-free food (72 hour kit)

 

It took the recent 5.7 earthquake here in Utah for me to realize I NEED to get my emergency gluten-free 72-hour kit ready to go.

Here is my Youtube link to watch it here:

 

 

 

I am JUST posting the food items I am putting in my pack right now…but would like to follow up soon with EVERYTHING that’s included in my 72 hour kit.

I hope some of these ideas help you!

Don’t wait, natural disasters happen when we least expect it. You want to be ready and prepared.

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GLUTEN-FREE FOOD ITEMS IN MY EMERGENCY 72 HOUR KIT:

  • Jerky (g-free)
  • Fruit snacks (at least 6-8 pouches)
  • Pro6 + protein powder (measure it out in a ziplock bag) Click here for this product
  • Gogo applesauce pouch
  • Thrive freeze dried strawberries, click here for this product
  • WATER!
  • G-Free protein bars, click here for the brand I have
  • Rice Noodles
  • A pouch of hard candy (there are many kinds that are gluten-free)
  • Mixed nuts
  • Pouched Tuna Fish
  • Progresso G-free soup
  • Pouch of g-free hot chocolate

 

Honestly, even if you are NOT gluten-free these items will work for you!

Please comment with any items you would add as far as FOOD items go.

Hopefully you will never actually HAVE to use your gluten-free 72-hour kit, but what a relief to have something ready to go in an emergency situation!

*I recommend rotating your food out every 6 months to keep it fresh and healthy.

Until next time!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee