Sunday, February 21, 2016

Crispy Oven-baked Fries

Hello everyone! The weather has warmed up in my neck of the woods, so I spent the entire day outside yesterday in shorts. Yes, you read that right. It was so warm that I could wear shorts, which is hilarious since it snowed last week! But enough talk about the weather, let's get down to business. Today's recipe is oven baked fries, with a little twist to them. They're perfect for a snack or a side, and don't require a lot of prep time!

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
4 medium-sized golden potatoes
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper with olive oil.
3. Cut the potatoes into small strips.
4. Sprinkle the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and salt over the potatoes in an even layer.
5. Bake the potatoes for about 35 to 40 minutes or until they are crispy and brown.
6. Optional: Sprinkle some cheddar over the fries and put them in the oven until the cheese melts. Garnish with parsley.

Voila! Now you have delicious fries to enjoy!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gluten-free Valentine's Day Pretzels

Today's video is about a simple Valentine's Day treat that will impress your valentine/whoever they are intended for! They don't take too long to make, but if you are too short on time, a box of chocolates and flowers work well too :).

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Simple Gluten-free Cheesecake

Hello everyone! I have a really simple cheesecake recipe for you all today! Instead of using a graham cracker base, I experimented with a nut-based crust. I honestly can't believe the crusts consists only of three ingredients, it's so delicious! You can make this cheesecake to impress all your friends at a classy dinner party, or make it for yourself as a snack for your Netflix marathon (either way, you should definitely make it).

The Crust
1 1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup pitted Medjool Dates
Pinch of salt

2 packs of cream cheese
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Blend the walnuts into a powder. I didn't blend it all the way, because I wanted my crust to be a little nutty (but not too crazy!). Get it? Ha, I love food puns.
3. Cut the Medjool dates into small pieces and add it to the blender along with a pinch of salt.
4. Line the bottom of a round springform pan with parchment paper.
5. Pat down the walnut/date mixture to form the crust.
6. In a large bowl, add the packs of cream cheese and begin to beat them with an electric mixer.
7. Gradually add all the other ingredients of the filling, scraping the sides every time you add something.
8. Add your mixture to the springform pan and set it into the oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. When the sides begin to brown, you know it's done!

Chill it overnight in the fridge, and voila! You have a simple cheesecake!