Gluten Free Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Molten Cake RecipeGluten Free Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

I made gluten-free molten chocolate cupcake this weekend. The recipe calls for wheat, but I substituted gluten free flour instead. It was absolutely delicious!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 10-12

Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 (4 ounces) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
5 large eggs or 4 extra large, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
4 teaspoons gluten-free or all-purpose flour
10-12 foiled, baking cups

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Gluten Free Stuffed Shrimp and Scallop Casserole Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffed Shrimp and Scallop Casserole RecipeGluten Free Stuffed Shrimp and Scallop Casserole Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 30 mins
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins

Ingredients
1 pound of scallops
1 pound of shelled shrimp
13 oz gluten-free breadcrumbs or 2 cups of regular breadcrumbs
One stick of unsalted butter and more to dot the top
4 chopped scillions
2 chopped garlic gloves
1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Hot sauce (optional)
1 and 1/2 fresh lemon with peel

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Pumpkin and Eggnog Pancakes – Recipe

Pumpkin and Eggnog Pancakes – RecipePumpkin and Eggnog Pancakes – Recipe

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Serves 4 (5 pancakes per serving)

Mix together dry ingredients and set aside

1.5 c of flour or gluten free flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 t of salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t grated nutmeg

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Gluten Free Pumpkin and Apple Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin and Apple Bread RecipeGluten Free Pumpkin and Apple Bread Recipe

For 2 loaves
Prep time- 30 mins
Bake 45-50 mins at 350 degrees

Ingredients

Peeled and diced any 2 large apples you like and set aside. I use 1 Cortland, and 1 honey crisp apple.

In a mixing bowl mix together until you have the dry ingredients ready.

Wet ingredients
1 c sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 can of 13 oz solid pumpkin

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Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup RecipeMexican Lentil Soup Recipe

From the Healing Place Kitchen, Mexican Lentil Soup

Prep time- 20 minutes
Cooking time- 50-60 minutes
Serves 8-10
Recipe can be doubled.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika

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Beet Salad with Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Cheese – Recipe

Beet Salad with Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Cheese – RecipeBeet Salad with Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Cheese – Recipe

I love homemade beet salad. The one that I find at the supermarket is usually too soggy, and it tastes like it has been sitting around for a long time.

There are so many health benefits associated with beets; they can ease many ailments such as anemia, indigestion, constipation, kidney disorders, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, and heart disease. Beets have been around for 4,000 years and are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

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Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup RecipeLentil Soup Recipe

Comfort food at its best. You can make this dish vegetarian by eliminating the sausage and using vegetable stock. This is a very versatile soup recipe; it can be reduced to half or doubled.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1-2 hours
Serves: 12

Ingredients
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 large chopped white onion
2 large sliced carrots
2 large sliced celery
4 peeled and chopped garlic

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You Won’t Believe These Are Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe

You Won’t Believe These Are Gluten Free Pancakes RecipeYou Won’t Believe These Are Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe

Just about everyone knows when I, certified Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui isn’t working with clients or writing and researching. I am cooking. Most would say that this is my therapy to keep me balanced and it is probably true. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than a good home cook meal can be made in a short time with minimal ingredients.

I consider a good meal to be my reward for a day of hard work.

Most of my recipes are easy to prepare with 4-6 ingredients. From refrigerator to the table within 40 minutes. I cook mostly gluten-free, dairy free, with eats a somewhat vegetarian diet. Since I am addicted to grains, I have to be careful with how much carbohydrates to include in my diet.

Here is a gluten free pancake recipe that I created with the ingredients I had in hand in a moments notice. I didn’t have a gluten free pancake flour so I  used a pie crust mixture instead. The pancakes were so good that no one could tell they were gluten-free.

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Sweet Potato Cookie Cake – Recipe

Sweet Potato Cookie Cake – RecipeSweet Potato Cookie Cake – Recipe

I have a thing for cookie cakes. I like the slight crunch on the outside and soft on the inside. These sweet potato cookies fit the craving. They are lovely, slightly sweet, dairy- free and nutrient dense. The original recipe by Alisa Fleming but I made some changes to suit my taste buds.

Prep time: 20 minutes plus 20 minutes to cook the sweet potato
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 24

2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour, or all-purpose or sprouted wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 to 1 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup of melted coconut oil, or any other neutral-tasting oil

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White Bean and Ham Soup Recipe

White Bean and Ham Soup RecipeWhite Bean and Ham Soup Recipe

From the Healing Place’s kitchen, warm soup from our heart to yours.

Prep Time: 20 minutes to cut up vegetables
Bean Soaking Time: 12 hours or overnight
Cooking Time: 2 hour or more
Serves 16

Recipe can be cut in half or doubled.

In a large stock pot (16 qt) add the following ingredients –

2 lbs soaked overnight white navy beans
1 large chopped onion
3 large sliced celery

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Wild Mushroom Stuffing – Recipe for Your Thanksgiving Table

Wild Mushroom Stuffing – Recipe for Your Thanksgiving TableWild Mushroom Stuffing – Recipe for Your Thanksgiving Table

Prep Time:    2 hours
Cooking Time:    75 minutes
Serves:    8-10

This stuffing is rich and delicious. It does take time to make, but you will be rewarded for  your work. The texture is very similar to bread pudding. Use a food processor or blender to chop the vegetables to save time. The stuffing can be made ahead of time (24 hours) and refrigerated un-baked. Bring to room temperature, about an hour, before baking.

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Sour Cream Apple Custard Pie – Recipe

Sour Cream Apple Custard Pie – RecipeSour Cream Apple Custard Pie – Recipe

This is a slightly tangy and sweet, incredibly rich, apple pie.  The pie has layers of complexities that appeal to all the taste sensations.  The apple cider pie crust is rich and flaky but has the added flavor of apple cider. The filling tastes familiar, soft and tender with a sour tang, and the topping is a lovely walnut strudel crunch.  This pie does take some time to make, but you will be rewarded with an incredible pie that you will include in your holiday menu. There are four parts to making this recipe, the pie crust, peel and slice apples, custard and the topping.

In most of my recipes, gluten-free flour is interchangeable with regular flour, but that is not the case here. This pie taste better made with regular gluten four. The gluten-free version changes the pie crust texture significantly, and makes the pie crust difficult to roll out due to lack of elasticity. so I continue to work on a gluten-free, pie crust recipe.

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Easy and Simple Fresh Asian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Easy and Simple Fresh Asian Tomato Sauce RecipeEasy and Simple Fresh Asian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Got tomatoes? We have a wonderful recipe for you. This recipe is one of Certified Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui’s favorite summer recipe.

This is a lovely and light sauce. It is quick to make. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Any leftover can be freeze for up to 3 months. Use this sauce to top pasta or rice.

Prep Time:    15 minutes
Cooking Time:    20-25 minutes
Notes:    Serves 4-6

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Banana and Blueberry Sour Cream Quick Bread – Recipe

Banana and Blueberry Sour Cream Quick Bread – RecipeBanana and Blueberry Sour Cream Quick Bread – Recipe

When Certified Reflexologist and Certified Chakra Balancing practitioner Helen Chin Lui is doing healing work, she is creating mostly healthy recipes from the kitchen of the Healing Place. Cooking and knitting have always been very meditative and healing for Helen. These gestures of love offering help to keep her grounded, balanced and happy.

This quick bread is an easy and tasty recipe. It’s a delicious accompaniment to coffee.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 45 minutes
Makes one loaf, serves 6-10

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Cucumber Tea Recipes for Health

Cucumber Tea Recipes for HealthCucumber Tea Recipes for Health

Lemon Cucumber Mint Water

Cucumbers and lemons go well together, and in this recipe they’ve included the cooling effect of fresh mint to the water so you’re getting several tastes competing for your attention. Lemons themselves are high in Vitamin C, and since you’re unlikely to eat lemons the way you’d eat an orange, drinking this lemon cucumber concoction is a great way to top up on this immune-boosting vitamin.

Mint is also a rich source of Vitamin C, as well as important minerals like calcium and magnesium. Consider adding the mint to a soup or smoothie after you’ve finished the water, as it’s an excellent source of fiber.

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Know Your Chia Seeds and Pudding Recipe

Know Your Chia Seeds and Pudding RecipeKnow Your Chia Seeds and Pudding Recipe

I love chia seed pudding! Whenever I visit my favorite local bread shop, I always pick one up a chia seed pudding for my lunch. Chia seed pudding is very easy to make, extremely nutritious and makes a great snack or light lunch.

Do you know your chia seeds facts? Let’s see how many you know:

  • Chia seeds have been a staple in the Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. They are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. They are full of
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids – rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. They are one of the richest plant-based sources of fatty acids.
    • Fiber – is an excellent source of fiber with 10 grams of fiber in 2 tablespoons. 10 grams is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fiber.

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Edamame Salad with Miso Dressing Recipe

Edamame Salad with Miso Dressing RecipeEdamame Salad with Miso Dressing Recipe

Did you know that Edamame is young soybeans? These unripened, green soybeans are a plant-based food that supplies complete protein. Edamame has been a staple in Japanese cuisine for centuries and has recently introduced to the American diet. They are easy to prepare and make a quick and filling snack.

I love edamame; I decided to create a salad with color, texture and crunch with a light but a flavorful dressing that is not only healthy but tasty, too.

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Nutrient Dense Brussel Sprouts, Yellow Zucchini and Tomato Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Nutrient Dense Brussel Sprouts, Yellow Zucchini and Tomato Salad with Balsamic DressingNutrient Dense Brussel Sprouts, Yellow Zucchini and Tomato Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This is a nutrient dense salad made with both roasted and raw vegetables. You can substitute any vegetables you have on hand. This salad makes a great side dish or, if you want a light meal, add lettuce and a protein to make a filling lunch or dinner salad.

For my salads I always make the dressing first so that it gives the dressing a chance to infuse its flavors.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Roasting time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 4

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