October Recipes 2009

.....Applesauce Pork Chops .........Banana Raisin Cookies ..... Maple-Apple Pecan Cookies ..... ....
..................... Zucchini Beef Casserole
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Applesauce Pork Chops – Thanks to Lavonne for sharing this tasty main dish featuring delicious fall apples!

4 lean boneless pork chops
2 TBS olive oil
½ c chopped green onions (I did not use these and it was still very good)
3 slices toasted GFCF bread, diced
3 medium apples, diced
2 c Nature’s Promise or other GF applesauce
½ c Nature’s Promise or other GF apple juice
Dash nutmeg
Dash black pepper

Arrange pork chops in shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300 and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until pork is completely done and juices run clear.

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Banana Raisin Cookies – Thanks to Kristy for sharing this new cookie recipe!

to 1 c raisins Water or organic white grape juice - enough to cover raisins
5 TBS arrowroot flour
5 TBS millet flour
3 TBS quinoa flour
2 TBS quinoa flakes
4 TBS puffed millet
tsp baking powder
tsp salt
3 TBS palm shortening
1 to 1- squashed very ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla

Cover raisins with water or organic white grape juice and plump in the microwave for about a minute. Cool. Drain and reserve raisin juice. Combine the next seven ingredients (through salt) in a bowl. Mix remaining ingredients into raisins with as little stirring as possible. Combine wet and dry ingredients and add enough reserved raisin juice to reach desired consistency. (Works best a bit on the wet side so the cookies spread a little.) Bake at 350 for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

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Maple-Apple Pecan Cookies Kristy shares this flexible power-packed cookie recipe. Note that there are two options on how to make this, so see the *EITHER *OR below and choose/use only one line.

*EITHER cup chopped pecans & c pulverized apple chips
1/2 c tapioca flour
1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
4 TBS maple sugar
tsp GF baking powder
tsp sea salt
* OR 1 c chopped pecans & c Nature's Promise or other GF apple sauce
3 TBS safflower oil
Water or Nature's Promise or other GF apple juice to total c when added to oil

In a medium-sized bowl, combine ingredients up through salt (might include pecans and apple chips). Combine remaining ingredients (might include pecans and apple sauce). Mix wet and dry ingredients together and adjust amounts if needed to get the consistency you want for drop cookies. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes.

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Zucchini Beef Casserole – This meal-in-one has become a favorite in our house and often serves as breakfast or fills a thermos for lunch. It works well with other ground meats and freezes nicely.

3/4 lb ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
1 ½ c diced zucchini
1 14-oz can Nature’s Promise or other GF diced tomatoes, drained
½ c instant rice
½ c water
¼ c chopped onion
¼ c Wheat-Free Tamari or other GF Soy Sauce
¾ tsp dried basil

Crumble beef into a 1 ½-quart microwave-safe casserole dish; sprinkle with garlic powder. Cover and microwave on high 1 ½ minutes. Stir, recover, and continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and microwave on high 15-20 minutes or until vegetables and rice are tender, stirring twice.

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