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Now launching his grand comeback tour: The Artist Formerly Known as Dairy Free Junior High Guy — now just: Junior High Guy!

About four weeks ago we re-tested Junior High Guy for food allergies, and lo and behold: He surprisingly tested negative for both wheat and dairy. We started easing him back into these foods gradually in case this was due to not having any antibodies to react (given that he hadn’t had any in so long), but I think at this point it’s safe to say he’s in the clear. Behold: Junior High Guy eating regular pizza. With cheese. With gusto!

Never fear for what this means here, I’ll still be bringing you some allergy friendly recipes and your regularly scheduled Crunchy Friday posts.

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Being the couponer that I am, I had quite the little stockpile here of gluten free goodies. I thought that our allergy loss should be your gain — since I know how expensive eating gluten free can be, I’m giving away the above box of gluten free baking mixes (and one random can of GF noodle soup, lol) to one of you! (Note: A couple of the mixes are “best by” mid-July, but all are unopened.)

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a box of gluten free baking mixes!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know your favorite gluten free and/or dairy free product.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Only comment once on this post; your comment enters you in the giveaway. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 7/11/15. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Gluten Free Goodies Giveaway…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

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Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by me, just me. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 7/12/15. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to email notification; if no reply is received, a runner up will be selected. Mashup Mom is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize. We reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time or to substitute a prize of equal value.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

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Welcome to the July 5th edition of Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. Our next mystery sale ingredient is: Cauliflower, since we’ve seen a lot of great prices on this lately. Earlier this week Pete’s Market had cauliflower $.48/lb while currently Valli has organic for $.99/lb, Fresh Thyme has organic for $2.50 each, and conventional will run you $.69/lb at Caputo’s. (Scroll down for more cauliflower recipe ideas while it’s in season, too!)

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I’ve seen cauliflower “steak” recipes floating around for years, but they all basically boil down to: Cauliflower + olive oil + seasonings of your choice + grill it! This week I finally gave it a try with some very basic seasonings, and these turned out surprisingly yummy for such a simple recipe. I’m not a huge fan of raw cauliflower, but roasting or grilling totally changes its flavor and brings out its underlying sweet nuttiness.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Ingredients

One head fresh cauliflower (I got two “steaks” out of mine plus a lot of leftover florets — you might get as many as four if you have a bigger cauliflower head that holds together better)
Juice of 1/4 small lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
Garlic salt
Crushed red pepper
Fresh ground black pepper
Parsley for garnish (optional)
Shredded Parmesan (optional)

Directions

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Chop the end of the stem off your cauliflower, leaving a bit in place to hold it together. Slice your cauliflower into thick vertical slices, then remove any leaves remaining on them. I only got two “steaks” out of mine, but it was small. (Reserve the rest of the florets for another use, or cook them up with a little olive oil and some seasonings of choice in foil packets while you have the grill going.)

on-the-grill

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Generously brush both sides of your cauliflower steaks with the olive oil mixture, then grill over medium heat for 5 minutes a side (10 minutes total) or until fork tender.

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Serve garnished with parsley and/or Parmesan cheese (optional).

Next time…

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… I am thinking that I might actually add some Parmesan after flipping the cauliflower so it melts on there nicely while the second side grills, but these were pretty tasty both with and without cheese. These super simple cauliflower steaks would make a hearty and healthy side at your next summer BBQ, or would serve nicely as an easy vegetarian entree either on their own or as a burger. Cauliflower steaks are gluten free, dairy free (if you don’t add Parmesan), and low carb, and you could easily jazz them up with different seasonings to match the rest of your meal.

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Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
 
Author:
Recipe type: side
Ingredients
  • One head fresh cauliflower (I got two "steaks" out of mine plus a lot of leftover florets -- you might get as many as four if you have a bigger cauliflower head that holds together better)
  • Juice of ¼ small lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Garlic salt
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Shredded Parmesan (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop the end of the stem off your cauliflower, leaving a bit in place to hold it together.
  2. Slice your cauliflower into thick vertical slices, then remove any leaves remaining on them.
  3. I only got two "steaks" out of mine, but it was small. (Reserve the rest of the florets for another use, or cook them up with a little olive oil and some seasonings of choice in foil packets while you have the grill going.)
  4. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.
  5. Generously brush both sides of your cauliflower steaks with the olive oil mixture.
  6. Grill over medium heat for 5 minutes a side (10 minutes total) or until fork tender.
  7. Serve garnished with parsley and/or Parmesan cheese (optional).

Crunchy Friday 7/3/15 — Organic, gluten free, allergy friendly coupons + online deals

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Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes

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Welcome to the June 28th edition of Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. Our next mystery sale ingredient is pork loin, largely because last week Jewel had it on sale for $1.29/lb and I needed to use mine or freeze it. You might have one in your freezer from this sale, too, and Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes is an easy and savory one-dish recipe.

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My pork loin was just over 6 lbs, and I used half here and froze the other half for later (either to cook up as a roast or slice into chops).

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So this is really a Mashup Mom mashup of some older recipe favorites: The chimichurri came from Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri, and the potatoes from Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes. (This is one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes, and they’re wonderful with everything from pork roast to chicken.)

Chimichurri Pork Loin with Chile-Lime Potatoes

Ingredients

For the pork loin:
3 lb pork loin
Chimichurri — recipe here (sans cayenne, juice of 1/4 lime, and mixed chunkier in the food chopper rather than the food processor)
1 Tbsp olive oil

For the potatoes:
7 small-medium Idaho or russet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 3/4 lime
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1.5 tsp chili powder
2 tsp minced garlic
1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped

Directions

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Take half the prepared chimichurri and thin it out with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Place pork loin in gallon plastic bag, add thinned out chimichurri, seal, and marinate in refrigerator for at least one hour.

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Spray roasting pan with cooking spray and place marinated pork loin in the middle, fat side down. Cut potatoes into chunks and place in large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder, garlic, and chopped jalapeño. Pour over potatoes and toss until well coated.

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Arrange potatoes around pork and roast for one hour at 400 degrees, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Rest for 10 minutes before carving, then serve with the other half of the chimichurri.

Three pounds of pork loin goes a long way (it didn’t all fit on this plate!)

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This fed our family of four for three days — two meat & potatoes dinners (along with salad, fruit, and corn on the cob), then a third meal of super tasty chimichurri pork sandwiches on garlic bread ($.99 at Fresh Thyme earlier this week).

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The chimichurri marinade made for a juicy and flavorful pork roast, while the crisp-tender chile-lime potatoes provided the perfect counterpoint. Let’s hear it for easy one dish main+side recipes!

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Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
For the pork loin
  • 3 lb pork loin
  • Chimichurri -- recipe here: http://www.mashupmom.com/seared-ahi-tuna-with-chimichurri-gluten-free-dairy-free-delicious/ (sans cayenne, juice of ¼ lime, and mixed chunkier in the food chopper rather than the food processor)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
For the potatoes
  • 7 small-medium Idaho or russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • juice of ¾ lime
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped
Instructions
  1. Take half the prepared chimichurri and thin it out with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  2. Place pork loin in gallon plastic bag, add thinned out chimichurri, seal, and marinate in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray and place marinated pork loin in the middle, fat side down.
  4. Cut potatoes into chunks and place in large bowl.
  5. In a smaller bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder, garlic, and chopped jalapeño. Pour over potatoes and toss until well coated.
  6. Arrange potatoes around pork and roast for one hour at 400 degrees, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  7. Rest for 10 minutes before carving, then serve with the other half of the chimichurri.

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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Welcome to the June 21st edition of Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. Our next mystery sale ingredient is bacon — which this week was $.99 for 12 oz store brand at Ultra Foods with in-ad coupon, $.54 for 6 oz turkey bacon at Walgreens after printable coupon, $1.49 at Valli with in-ad coupon, and $1.99 at Butera. Boneless skinless chicken breast has also been on sale for the last couple of weeks, but here I just thawed out a pack from the last Zaycon chicken event.

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So I had chicken, I had bacon, and I started with this recipe from Divas Can Cook to cook up some Bacon-Wrapped Chicken (but greatly reduced the brown sugar, among other things). So good! Nice and juicy, sweet and savory, with just the right amount of kick.

  • Note: Although this recipe is naturally gluten and dairy free, make sure the bacon you use is gluten free if necessary.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken — An Easy Weeknight Recipe

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Ingredients

1.5-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
12 oz uncooked bacon
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1.5 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

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Spray roasting pan and its rack with cooking spray. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Wrap uncooked bacon slices around seasoned breasts, overlapping until completely covered — I had 1.75 lbs of chicken, and 12 oz of bacon worked well to cover both pieces. Season just the tops of the bacon wrapped breasts with chili powder, press brown sugar into the top of each, and add black pepper to taste.

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Bake on rack in roasting pan at 425 degrees for 50 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Slice and serve hot. (Use an electric knife if you have one; it’s easier to make nice even slices through the bacon.)

  • Note: The Zaycon chicken breasts were large and took a while to cook through — reduce the cooking time accordingly if your chicken is thinner.

That’s a keeper

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Everyone liked this one — but that’s not a surprise, right? How can you go wrong with bacon? Seriously, though: There’s just enough brown sugar here to caramelize and harmonize with the chili powder for a savory-sweet topping, the chicken stays nice and juicy inside its bacon mummy wrappings, and the spices work together with the bacon to give the meat just that little extra oomph.

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Served with salad, garlic bread ($.99 for pre-made at Fresh Thyme!), and an onion dish I’ll tell you about later, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken happily fed our family of four with just enough left over for lunch for one the next day. Yes… that “one” would be me. :)

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
  • 1.5-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 12 oz uncooked bacon
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Spray roasting pan and its rack with cooking spray.
  2. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  3. Wrap uncooked bacon slices around seasoned breasts, overlapping until completely covered -- I had 1.75 lbs of chicken, and 12 oz of bacon worked well to cover both pieces.
  4. Season just the tops of the bacon wrapped breasts with chili powder, press brown sugar into the top of each, and add black pepper to taste.
  5. Bake on rack in roasting pan at 425 degrees for 50 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. (Note: The Zaycon chicken breasts were large and took a while to cook through -- reduce the cooking time accordingly if your chicken is thinner.)
  6. Slice and serve hot. (Use an electric knife if you have one; it's easier to make nice even slices through the bacon.)

Crunchy Friday 6/19/15 — Organic, green, gluten free coupons + online deals

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