Extra from Volume 10#2

Gluten-Free Cheesy Pasta
Submitted by Miss Hannah

“Here is a gluten-free recipe I made up last summer and really liked as a lunch item. So, I measured every thing out that I used…it turned out great!”

1 package brown rice spiral pasta (we use “Tinkyada” brand pastas)
¾ c. milk
¼ c. shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese
1 stick, plus 2 T., butter

Cook pasta as directed on pakage. Once cooked and strained, add the extra 2 T. butter to prevent sticking. In a separate pan, mix the stick of butter, cheese and milk on medium heat to melt butter and cheese. You must constantly stir to prevent burning. Add this sauce to pasta. Enjoy!

Healthy Deep-Dish Cookie Pie
Submitted by Miss Madeline
”My sister found this recipe on the website “Chocolate Covered Katie” and made revisions to it. My mom took this to a ladies gathering and they were so surprised to find out that it was made out of chickpeas!”

3 c. chickpeas
1 c. quick cooking oats
¼ c. applesauce
3 T. melted coconut oil
2 t. vanilla
½ t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
1 c. sucanut
1 c. chocolate chips or homemade chocolate chips (see recipe below)

Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend well. Pour the chocolate chips in the dough and fold in. Pat into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Let stand in dish for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Homemade Chocolate
½ c. coconut oil
½ c. cocoa
¼ t. vanilla
1/3 c. maple syrup
Melt coconut oil in saucepan. Stir in rest of ingredients and be sure to smash any cocoa lumps. Pour in greased 9x11-inch pan and freeze until hardened. Pop out of pan and crush in small pieces.

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
Submitted by Miss Madeline

2/3 cup sucanut
1 2/3 T. cocoa powder
¼ cup butter
¼ cup milk
¼ t. salt
1 ½ cup quick or old-fashioned oats
¼ cup peanut butter
½ t. vanilla extract

Combine sucanut, cocoa, butter, milk, and salt in a saucepan on medium-low. Stir thoroughly until butter in melted. Quickly stir in peanut butter and add oats and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let sit until dry and firm. Happy Snacking!


Gluten-Free Macaroons
Submitted by Miss Elise
“My mom does not eat sweets, so if you are looking for something that acts as a little snack but that is not classified as a sweet, then this can work!”

1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. honey
2 T. gluten-free flour, such as “Pamela's Pancake mix”
1/8 t. salt
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract

Mix everything together very well. Drop round teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-27 minutes or until they are golden brown.Cool them on a wire rack.
Note: To make them have a nice round look, shape in an ice cream scoop, then put on the cookie sheet.

Easy Guacamole
Submitted by Miss Christina
“This recipe is really easy, healthy, and delicious!”

Olive Oil

Slice the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon, removing the pit and setting it aside. Mix in olive oil and salt, to taste. Finely chop a garlic clove and some onion and mix into avocado. Cut up tomatoes and stir into the mixture. If you won’t be serving the dip right away, set the avocado pit in the mixture to keep it from turning brown. Serve with Sesmark Rice Thins or other gluten-free crackers.