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Fast, Easy Coconut Flour Cupcakes – Grain Free

I originally discovered this recipe when searching for a strawberry shortcake made with coconut flour. Honestly, it’s one of the fastest easiest recipes I’ve come across. If I hadn’t had helpers, I could have made these in less than half an hour start to finish. The cupcakes are sweet, but not too sweet, but definitely not shortcakes (which I seem to remember being more like a biscuit). That didn’t stop us from having them smothered in strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast. I baked some in little silicon muffin cups to make them sturdier and we just ate them plain on our picnic this afternoon. This recipe made 15 cupcakes. Continue reading

Brown Bag Lunch Chickpea Salad

Taking a lunch to work or school is one of the biggest gluten free struggles. If you have access to a microwave it’s easier, you can take left-overs from the night before. But what if you don’t? Or what if you’re going to an event and you know the food will be full of gluten and you want to bring your own?

My friend Joyce introduced me to this fast and easy chickpea salad that has the flavor of that pasta salad your mom used to make for picnics. I used tomatoes, cucumbers and green onions for the vegetables, but you can use whatever you have on hand, even left-over cold broccoli or asparagus.

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Chickpea Salad

Brown Bag Lunch Chickpea Salad

click here to download a printable recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked or canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetables chopped to chickpea size
  • 1/2 cup gluten free Italian Dressing (or see dressing recipe below)
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Place chickpeas and vegetables in a large bowl
  2. Add salad dressing and stir gently to combine
  3. Place in serving size plastic dishes with lids to take for lunch
  4. Eat at lunch
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Chickpea Salad all ready to go out for lunch

Fast Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning or 1/4 cup very finely chopped fresh herbs of choice