For Christmas Day I decided to make this Strata for a little brunch after we finished with all the Christmas festivities. I woke up early that morning to make it and let it chill in the fridge until we were ready, but you could make it the night before and bake it in the morning. I had served it with some bratwursts (for the meat eaters of course) and fruit salad, but you could have it on its own as well.
This risotto uses Redbridge gluten-free beer to create the creamy texture as well as give it additional flavors. It is a great recipe for a cold night in and can be used both as a main dish or a side. If you are using it as a side you can cook up some protein or add some toast with cheese on top. For those of you who don’t like cheddar cheese you can always replace it with another kind.
This ragout is both super easy to make and delicious. I increased the cooking time for the potatoes as mine weren’t brown until about 7 minutes in. I also added more vegetable broth so that way it would have more gravy in the end. All in all, is a really nice light, but filling recipe to have in on a cold day in the winter.
I really wanted to bake something for breakfast, so I decided to bake some scones. After consulting the family and friends as to whether or not they wanted cranberry or pumpkin the results had been a mash up of the two. I decided that rather than choosing which one to make, I would just make both flavors. I am not great at being able to come up with my own gluten free baking creations; so after searching the web I found these two amazing recipes. Both of which make delicious flavor packed scones that are still moist as any great scone should be. I added cinnamon on top of my pumpkin ones for a bit more of that pumpkin pie flavor.
These falafels are great if you are looking for something to make but don’t have a lot of time to make it. Even the meat eaters in the family will go for seconds with this deliciously simple dish. Instead of using traditional pitas, you can use lettuce or cabbage as your wrap, as I have, for a gluten-free option. Add in your favorite vegetables to give it more health benefits and taste. I decided to go for some caramelized onions, sautéed asparagus, cucumber, beets, and bell pepper.
Detoxing can be a great way to get yourself out of a sluggish period. If you are feeling more depressed, anxious, tired, or just not yourself you might consider detoxing. I have found it most helpful for me to do it around the holidays or even at the beginning of the new year, as the holidays can tend to involve a lot of deliciously unhealthy food and alcohol.