Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip cookies can be hard to make ‘just right.’  I’ve tweaked my favorite recipe that a friend of mine Lynn makes a gluten version of.  These were my all time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies that I’ve been able to successfully translate into gluten free!  The key is the method that you put the ingredients together to make it not grainy, so pay special attention to the mixing instructions!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie


Combine Flour, Xantham Gym, Baking Soda and Salt in a bowl and set aside.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugars, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy.  Add egg and egg white one at a time, beating well after each one.  Gradually beat in flour mixture scraping down sides when needed.  Stir in morsels.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake for 9-11 minutes at 375.  Note they will not get brown much on top like gluten cookies will!  Go based upon the bottom of the cookie!!



The Best Gluten Free Pastas

If you’ve ever tried to use Gluten Free Pasta, then you know it can be pretty tricky.  It can be hard to get the consistency you want as well as the flavor.  Gluten free pasta’s can be most commonly made out of Rice, Corn and Quinoa.  Depending on what you are trying to cook, really depends on which type of pasta works best.


Spaghetti & Baked Pastas

For Spaghetti & Baked Pastas, you need something that will hold up better.  Corn and/or Quinoa pastas work the best for this.  For my Gluten Free Homemade Spaghetti I use Shaar’s Gluten Free Pasta

For baked Pasta’s I like either the Quinoa  or the corn based Sam Mills Pasta.


Pasta for Soup

For pasta used in Soup, I really like to use the quick cooking Asian Rice Pasta. This is the pasta I use in my Turkey (or Chicken) and Noodle Soup!


The rice pastas that are for Spaghetti I found just get too mushy or are just plain weird in texture.  What’s your favorite pastas?

Strawberry Desert Soup

Strawberry Soup

Strawberry Soup


This is a great quick summer time treat!  Natural and gluten free!


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla Extract

Use a stick blender or your regular blender and blend all ingredients together!  You can add more strawberries to taste if needed.  My first batch was too ‘orangy’ from the Orange Juice.  We also put some of the soup in the fridge and it thickened up some and was a great snack for after a workout!