Gluten-Free Naan Bread

IMAG3112This winter I was wanting to make some fresh mini pizzas. I found some made with naan bread. This was my first time making the naan bread, and it turned out perfectly and the pizzas received rave reviews.

I have had the Indian bread in my head ever since. I’ve been wanting to make a gluten-free adoption. Last week like was the week of recipe experiments for me. I tried at least 5 new ones, just on Tuesday. This naan was one of them.

And I’ll confess straight out the gate, the first trial was a no-go. Coconut flour was not going to work. So I adjusted the flours and tried again.

When they started to puff up in the skillet, I wanted to jump and dance in celebration. Then I flipped it over to a beautifully browned under-belly and I was ELATED.

I gently placed them in folds of towel to keep them warm, excited to try one. I had to really gather myself and try not to rush through making the butter chicken I was making to pair with it. WOW on the butter chicken.

And the naan bread! Make sure to roll them nice and thin.

I plan on using this recipe again to play with some mini pizzas! I hope you enjoy!

Note you usually make naan with yogurt, but I had found some goats milk kefir, which I thought would be even healthier, and easier for Zach to digest.

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Crispy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken

 

imag2232I love some buffalo chicken. My husband and I really enjoy a salad bar, especially in the summer time. Zach typically puts buffalo chicken on his. But he has joined me this year and has cut out gluten and dairy, to see how he feels  (he feels loads better for the record). And I have been working hard to cook us some delicious meals for us that he will love, without feeling like he’s restricted. So I have been planning this recipe for a couple of weeks. I made some fried chicken with tapioca and coconut flour two weeks ago (I’ll post that this week too), and it clicked: I should make this with buffalo chicken. I think I was more excited to make it for Zach and to transform something he likes into a better option.

This was hands down one of my favorite recipes I’ve made the last month. And I have been posting and experimenting, a lot, so that is saying something. We ate it with salad, but it is good on it’s own with broccoli or sweet potato fries or tator tots (working on a recipe for this too). And it really didn’t take that long to make. SO GOOD!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • 1 lbs. chicken breast
  • 3 cups pork rinds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3cup coconut flour
  • 2 eggs, local pasture-raised
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce

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Gingerbread Granola

Yesterday I mentioned that sometimes the things I make flop. For instance, I had cut out these beautiful little gingerwomen. So cute. The dough tasted amazing (and I am not a ginger cookie kind-of-girl). I was so excited to put them in the oven. Fast forward to my disappointment when I took them out of the oven. They were just a sheet of ginger cookie. One cookie. Gone were the perfect little ginger people. I will say that my initial reaction was not gracious. This was my second batch of cookies in a row to do this. I needed a moment to recollect myself.

And in reality, this sheet of cookie was exactly what I needed. My initial goal leading up to this was to make the gingerbread cookies, then crumble them up and make granola. I like to make granola for the markets and I had been thinking that a gingerbread would be seasonal. So maybe I was not meant to have the cliche ginger people? I got what I needed. It still tasted delicious. The granola is awesome. And I did not feel bad crumbling up the large cookie, like I would have felt crumbly up beautiful little cutouts.

I had envisioned this granola with yogurt as well, like a nice little breakfast, perfect with some butter coffee. Plus I had an apple in the fridge, bake that baby and put it all together. This turned out to be a lovely little dessert for my husband the way I made it. Warm, yummy food that makes you want to settle in with slippers and your man and your dog on a cold, snowy day.

So I guess the moral of today’s story is how to deal when things don’t go as planned. That maybe God has a better plan than the one you had intended. Roll with it. Don’t let it get you done, revision and make something better.

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