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GF Oatmeal Protein Cookies

for quick on the go snacks that are healthy


Cook's Notes: The batters may appear to mix when you pour them into the pan, but they completely separate while baking, with the flan ending up on the bottom when it's inverted. I like eating it warm, but traditionally, it is chilled 24 hours before serving.

Flan is a rich, creamy, cooked egg custard. It is often flavored with vanilla and baked in a water bath to retain its delicacy.

Cajeta is a thick and creamy spread or paste made with caramelized sugar and milk. It is used as a desert on its own or as a topping. Also known as "dolce de leche," it is sold in many supermarkets, Latin specialty markets or online. It can be substituted with a thick caramel sauce.

Serbian Sauerkraut and Beans Recipe - Kupus i Grah

This recipe for Serbian sauerkraut and beans or kupus i grah is a thick porridge that can be served as a main course or side dish. It is flavored with bacon or other smoked meat. Compare this with Lenten sauerkraut and beans recipe.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Eggplant-Pepper Spread - Serbian Vegetarian "Caviar" or Ajvar

Ajvar is a Croatian / Serbian roasted eggplant-sweet-pepper mixture, sometimes referred to as vegetarian caviar. It can be mashed or left chunky, depending on personal taste, and served as a relish, vegetable or spread on country-style white bread like pogacha as an appetizer. Its smoky flavor is a great match for grilled or roasted meats, especially lamb.

You can vary this recipe by adding chopped hot red chiles and onion, and substituting red wine or red wine vinegar for the lemon juice. Bulgarian kiopoolu is similar but it uses green peppers instead of red and tomatoes are added.

Vegetable Casserole Recipe - Serbian Djuvece

This recipe for Serbian vegetable casserole or djuvece uses summer's bounty -- zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, onions and green pepper. The dish is started on the stovetop and then mixed with rice and baked. It makes a great Lenten dish or vegetarian main course.

Garlic isn't traditional, but I like to add it. You will probably need 2 teaspoons of salt because the rice and veggies really need it, but use at your discretion. Here's a larger picture of vegetable casserole.
(my mom only put potato, tomato and rice with pork rib meat, -jelena)

Croatian / Serbian Sausage - Cevapcici

It has been said the casing-less sausages known as cevapcici found their way into Eastern Europe via the Ottoman Empire, which picked them up from Arabic cultures around Persia.

Today, there are different versions of cevapcici throughout Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia. Some use pork and lamb, others use pork, lamb and beef, and yet others omit the pork entirely.

Originally, they were skewered and grilled over an open fire. Nowadays, most cooks grill, broil or pan fry them. They make great appetizers and sandwiches on lepinje bread!

Serbian Stuffed Cabbage Recipe #2 - Sarma

This recipe for sarma is slightly different from Sarma Recipe #1 in that paprika and eggs are added to the primarily pork meat mixture, and the sauerkraut is rinsed. Also, the sauce is thickened with a roux called a zafrig.

Stuffed Cabbage-Croatian Sarma
This recipe for Croatian stuffed cabbage or sarma is from Klara Cvitanovich. She is the owner with her husband and son, Drago and Tommy Cvitanovich, of Drago's Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans and Metairie, La. While Eastern European foods are not on the menu at the family restaurant (see the recipe for Drago's charbroiled oysters), Klara still cooks the foods of her beloved Dubrovnik, Croatia, at home, especially for Christmas.

This recipe makes enough for a crowd and, since they taste even better the next day and the day after, you'll have tasty leftovers!

Salty Serbian Gibanica Recipe

This recipe for salty (savory) Serbian gibanica is a blend of cottage cheese and sour cream between layers of homemade dough.

Croatian Potato Moussaka

Musaka od Krumpira


This recipe for Croatian potato moussaka or musaka od krumpira demonstrates the influence of Greek and Turkish cuisine on the Balkans. Instead of eggplant, this moussaka is made with potatoes. And instead of the béchamel or white sauce common in Greek versions, this Croatian moussaka sports an egg-custard topping. Some toppings call for sour cream, but I've used cheese here. The potatoes are typically deep-fried or pan-fried, but I've blanched them in water to lessen the carlorie load.

Croatian Meat-Stuffed Crepes

Punjene Palacinke s Mesom

This recipe for Croatian meat-stuffed crepes or punjene palačinke s mesom can be served as an appetizer or main course with vegetables and salad. The Greek and Italian influences on Croatian cuisine can be seen in this dish which features a savory egg custard topping and Parmesan cheese. Many dishes have this topping, including mousaka od krumpira.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Burek Cheese Pie #2
Burek is a Croatian / Serbian meat, cheese or vegetable pie made with flaky filo (also spelled "phyllo") dough.

There are myriad versions among Bulgarians, Bosnians, Macedonians and Greeks.

This one is made in a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan in the Armenian style (boreg) like baklava. The Jack and cottage cheese in this one definitely make it an Americanized version, but delicious nonetheless!

A slice of burek goes great with a glass of cold kefir.

Cheese Pie Recipe - Burek #1
Burek is a Croatian-Serbian meat, cheese or vegetable pie made with flaky filo (also spelled "phyllo") dough.

There are myriad versions, including the coiled variety, among Bulgarians, Bosnians, Yugoslavians, and others. And, of course, there are the famous triangle-shaped Greek spanakopitas.

A slice of burek goes great with a glass of cold kefir

Meat Burek Recipe #1

Croatian-Serbian Burek s Mesom
recipe from:

Incredible! (1 rating)
Meat Burek Recipe #2

Croatian-Serbian Burek s Mesom
taken from:

Classic Barbecued Chicken Breasts

Weber's Big Book of Grilling

Basic White Bread

Low Salt Cookbook 2nd edition (American Heart Association)

Easy Almond Chicken

Stir-Fry Chicken - "More from the Gluten-Free Gourmet"
By: Bette Hagman

Asian Twist...tastes like the restaurants.
Serve steamed white rice on the side, get that going before hand so it will be ready when the chicken is done.

Green Juice, Raw & Fresh

juiced in the Jack Lalane juice machine

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

from Creative Cooks cook book
add steamed white rice or brown, i use cornflake crumbs, alt. milk beverage, and egg replacer, for dairy and wheat allergies. then used splenda instead of sugar. also replaced ground pork for turkey.

GF Waffles

made from Pamela's Baking & Pancake mix with the recipe from the back of the bag (using our mickey mouse waffle iron which produces about 3 waffles with this recipe)

Spanish Rice

homemade, Mary Zepeda's recipe

GF Carrot Cake w/ Coconut Cream Cheese frosting

from Sprouts magazine. each ingredient goes into the mixer in a specific order and at a precise time, be sure to have all items ready to go before you start.

GF Carrot Cake w/ Coconut Cream Cheese frosting

from Sprouts magazine. Each ingredient goes into the mixer in a specific order and at a precise time, be sure to have all items ready to go before you start. makes 12 cups

GF Carrot Cake w/ Coconut Cream Cheese frosting

from Sprouts magazine. Each ingredient goes into the mixer in a specific order and at a precise time, be sure to have all items ready to go before you start. makes 12 cups

Best GF Baking Mix

from Sprouts magazine

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Butter-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Sambal, Indonesian Spice Paste

from, to be used in the "8 Spice Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables" recipe

Mexican Pot Pie- Gluten Free

from Wheat-free,Gluten-free Reduced Calorie Cookbook by Connie Sarros

Incredible! (1 rating)
Blueberry and Mascarpone Turnovers

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Giada at HomeEpisode: Rock the Block

Grecian Stewed Potatoes

from Wheat free,Gluten free Reduced Calorie Cookbook

Very Good (1 rating)



from P90X nutrition plan


from P90X nutrition plan


from P90X nutrition plan


from P90X nutrition plan

Incredible! (1 rating)

from P90X nutrition guide

Incredible! (1 rating)

from P90X nutrition guide


from P90x nutrition guide



Best Homemade Taquitos


Incredible! (1 rating)
Homemade Roasted Green Salsa

this recipe is not an exact calculation. this is an estimation of what i put in there and then added more or less if it seemed off in taste. it also makes quite a bit so it can be reduced to half but we like to have some for snacking beforehand and left overs for the next day.

Tempura-Fried Fish Tacos

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, copyright 2007
Show: Emeril LiveEpisode: Pacific Rim/Sam Choy

Emeril's Six Onion Soup with Parmesan-Garlic Toasts