Category Archives: Gluten Free

Problems with Hostgator and WordPress and Website – GRRRRR – and a low calorie dinner

Hope none of you are using Hostgator to host and manage your websites? I spent over 6 hours trying to fix a problem on this site yesterday with techs who could not put a sentence in English together and kept … Continue reading

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Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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Eating salmon – a lot! Making it interesting

 Salmon is a wonderful fish – and eating it often instead of meat is a good idea for weight control. In fact I have found that eating fish 5 times a week helps me maintain my weight and I enjoy … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Little Farm Mango Chutney

 We have lots of mangoes growing in our farm – and with the recent storms we found 6 of them on the ground in the mud. We washed them off, peeled and cut them and VOILA! MANGO CHUTNEY!  Here is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Cioppino – add or subtract any fish you like or dislike! Very versatile recipe!

 I love scallops – my husband doesn’t. Some are allergic to shell fish or don’t eat it – you can still make this cioppino by using other kinds of fish like monkfish, or cod, or halibut or salmon or even … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash soup is an old favorite – with a twist of rosemary adds a wonderful flavor

We LOVE butternut squash soup but I tried something different this season and it worked out really well! Hope you like it! INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs of butternut squash cut in half 4 Tbsp of olive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Tamale Casserole

Easy Gluten Free Tamale Casserole Serves 8 Made with gluten-free cornbread mix, this is a great recipe to make with kids (no knives needed so even younger ones can help), and you’ll have leftovers. Round out your meal with a … Continue reading

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Having a great weekend – every weekend!

Now that the summer is officially over – in many parts of the USA it is not actually cold yet! Certainly in California we are still living in a heat wave and a drought. So entertaining outdoors during the day … Continue reading

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Making Orange Ice Cream- its easy and delicious

This is a great recipe for summer! Add a sprig of mint for color! Orange Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup (120 ml) half and half 2 cups (480 ml) freshly squeezed orange … Continue reading

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A great vegetable soup – everything but the kitchen sink!

Before we went out of town this summer, I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge. So I made up this veggie soup – basically threw in everything I had except potatoes – and used vegetable broth with it. … Continue reading

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Easy fast Zucchini Soup which could be Gluten free without the croutons

The easiest Zucchini Soup you have ever made! Here it is in summary: Puree zucchini in broth and simmer for 10 minutes. This is gluten free without the croutons/bread unless you buy/make gluten free bread. Ingredients: 4 zucchini’s 4 cups … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a great 2016

How are you preparing for a great 2016? More time with family? With friends? Doing exercise? Eating right? Sigh. So many resolutions. Small steps seem to work best – one day at a time? I always set such high standards … Continue reading

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Weird but worth trying! Banana Tea!

I tried this – and it tasted good – and has no calories I LOVE bananas – we grow them – but they are pretty high in calories if you have more than one. This tea is supposed to help … Continue reading

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Papaya from The Little Farm – as delicious as it looks!

Papaya grows like crazy at our Little Farm -and it tastes wonderful with warm salted ricotta as well as blended into a drink or accompanying curried chicken salad – truly versatile and wonderful. Papaya Drink: Blend a peeled and seeded … Continue reading

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Fava Beans – have you ever tried them? Very high in protein and delicious

Fava beans ( also known as Broad Bean) are  a pain to prepare since they have TWO skins – the green one that grows on the outside and then the skin that surrounds the actual bean.  They are a species … Continue reading

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Nectarines and Peaches from the Little Farm – the taste cannot be compared to those from the market

If you have ever tasted fruit from the tree – you know the difference in taste from the pasty, cardboard, hard and tasteless fruit that is offered to us for purchase in supermarkets. Even organically grown fruit is put into … Continue reading

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