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Traditional Gluten Free Mashed Potatoes

Enjoy these great home-style, fresh mashed potatoes. You will never be able to eat potatoes from a box again!

Start to Finish: 30 min

Serves 5

Ingredients
2 large russet potatoes, peel and cubed
8 small red potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

Directions
1. In large sauce pan, fill 2/3 with water, bring to boil.
2. While water is heating; clean, peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Add a dash of salt and potatoes to boiling water.

3. Cook for 15 min on high or until fork is able to enter and exit potatoes easily. Drain well.
4. In large saucepan, add heavy whipping cream, butter, salt to potatoes. Smash with meat smasher or fork until light and fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Be sure to add potatoes to boiling water to prevent potatoes from becoming soggy. For a creamier consistency add additional whipping cream and butter.

We enjoy some skin on our potatoes, so we only peel the brown potatoes and keep the red potatoes skin on. Feel free to peel the potatoes however you desire.

Extremely Cheesy Gluten Free Potatoes
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Dining With Relatives and Friends
See quick tips on dining gluten free with relatives and friends.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas

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These phenomenal gluten free chicken fajitas include onions, green peppers, zucchini and more.

Start to Finish: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 Tbs canola oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
3 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in thin strips
1 medium onion, cut in strips
3 medium bell peppers, seeded/cut in strips
1 zucchini, cut in strips
2 jalapenos, chopped (optional)
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
1 cup refried beans (optional)
1/2 cup salsa (optional)
1 bunch cilantro (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in heavy skillet. Add chicken strips and chili powder over high heat, stir constantly for 5 min, or until cooked. Drain and set aside.
2. In the empty skillet, add onion, garlic and  jalapenos to oil in pan and saute over high heat for 2 min. Add bell peppers and zucchini; cook over high heat for 4 min, or until vegetables have a blackened look around the edges. Return chicken to pan and heat until sizzling hot.
3. While the chicken is reheating wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 sec. Serve right away with sour cream, cilantro, refried beans and salsa, if desired.

◊ To speed up the cooking process for this recipe purchase one of each (6oz) precooked chicken and steak strips from the store. They are not as budget friendly, but they are great way to whip up a fast, tasty meal.

Perfect Gluten Free Guacamole
Try this fresh, appetizing guacamole with your Mexican dinner tonight.

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fajita Soup
This scrumptious, fulfilling soup can be enjoyed all year round.

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time: 25 min
Start to Finish: 45 min
Serves 4

Ingredients
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 lg onion, chopped
1 (14oz) can chicken broth
1 dash hot sauce
1 (1.27oz) packet fajita seasoning
1 pd skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (14.5oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can seasoned black beans
1 cup corn (optional)
Monterey Jack Cheese, topping (optional)
sour cream, topping (optional)
cilantro, garnish (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add chicken to hot oil; cook, stirring occasionally until brown, about 10 min. Add fajita seasoning over browned chicken and stir well to coat.
2. Add red and green pepper, jalapeno and onion to seasoned chicken. Stir and cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 10 min. Pour fire roasted tomatoes, black beans and chicken broth into pot with chicken and vegetables.
3. Bring soup to boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
4. Season soup with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

This gluten free recipe saves great! Double this batch and freeze the leftovers for a busy day in an airtight container.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas
These phenomenal gluten free chicken fajitas include onions, green peppers, zucchini and more.

Cajun Gluten Free Pasta Toss with Chicken
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Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad

This gluten free recipe makes a great side dish to share  or a fulfilling, healthy lunch.

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 8

Ingredients
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 cup sweet corn, drained or thawed if frozen
2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16oz) Newman Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions
1. Mix all the vegetables and beans into a bowl.
2. Add about 3/4 of the bottle of dressing to the salad and mix.
3. Serve and  keep chilled.

I enjoy using recipe for a side dish at BBQ’s, and saving the leftovers for a healthy, fulfilling lunch. This recipe is easy to make and is very inexpensive in the summer when the vegetables are in season. Enjoy!

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This nontraditional salad is easy to make and terribly addicting.

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