Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crockpot Meatloaf


  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup Quaker oats
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • 8 tbsp. catsup or barbecue sauce


Reserve 2 Tbs. catsup. Combine beef, eggs, oats, soup mix and remaining catsup. Shape into a round loaf for crockpot or oblong for oven. Put in crock pot, or bread pan. Top with remaining catsup. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, or 4-6 hours on high.
I cannot wait to update this post with the review of this recipe!
I found this recipe here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No-Bake Oatmeal Balls (Energy Balls)

This recipe is modified from the original recipe at Smashed Peas and Carrots!

No-Bake Energy Bites  - (makes 18-20 bites)

1 cup Old Fashion Rolled Oatmeal
1/2 cup Sun Butter (sunflower seed butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or Carob Morsels
1 tsp vanilla

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Gluten Free Vegetable Spinach Soup

Prep and cook time combined: 35 minutes

2 medium tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 med onions, diced
1 pound carrots, sliced
1 whole celery, diced
4 cloves of garlic , diced ( additional)
1 med-large yellow squash
1 med- large green squash
1 pkg mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil for sauteing
1 bag fresh baby spinach, washed
8 cups of vegetable broth ( Paula uses 2 pkg. Imagine Brand organic vegetable broth)

Saute tomatoes, onions and first 3 cloves of garlic in a T of olive oil in a large skillet on a low flame until the three ingredients mingle nicely and onions are a little soft. Add all the chopped vegetables except for the spinach and slowly saute in olive oil until tender. Add the room temperature vegetable broth to the vegetables bring to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer; add spinach and allow to wilt. Turn off heat cover and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. Taste and add additional salt, pepper or spices if desired ( it will depend on the broth that you used)

copied from: Gluten Free A-Z Blog