Guest Post: Rosanna and Paula’s Twist on Pad Thai

Rosanna “Mrs. Right”, one of my lovely Hosting With Style book models, recently emailed me this recipe! It sounds interesting, and while it may be some time before I get my hands on all of these ingredients, I figured I’d pass it along to you anyway.

All ingredients except possibly the fish sauce are reportedly gluten-free. If you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken(optional), make sure that it is gluten-free as well if that is a concern for you. Enjoy!

Lovely Mrs. Right by ShotgunPinups.com

Lovely Mrs. Right by ShotgunPinups.com

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Low Carb Crustless Quiche

In the slimming-down spirit of Spring, I’ve been experimenting with a sort of Paleo-Meets-Atkins food regimen recently.

I can say that, while this gal loves her gluten free pizza, bread, cereal, and pasta, and I will never forsake these completely, the lower-carb diet is making me feel great! So I’m going to be sharing some high in protein recipes with you over the next few months.

Here’s my go-to breakfast for when I’m sick of scrambled or poached eggs. It bakes up quickly, and I can eat it for a few days.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

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Rebekah’s Stuffed Shells – For Moms and Wakes

Recently I visited my younger sister Rebekah Scott, author of the humor and survival guide book Motherhood Is Easy … (Clearview Press) and blog Motherhood is Easy.

I have yet to take the Rugrat Plunge, and so for me, dinners are pretty simple. However, many of you have kids clinging to your kneecaps as I type this, so here’s a quick and easy dish that  freezes well, pleases many, and is great to pass on if you have a friend who’s sick, newly parenting, or grieving; it’s a good potluck dish, too.

I also shot a video in case you don’t have time to read the recipe. Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Latkes

During the Holidays, my family and circle of friends celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and The Russian New Year. Add in dietary restrictions, and there’s a lot of room for experimenting with traditional recipes! I made these gluten-free latkes for my husband and sister the other day for an intimate brunch. It was my first time making them and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Husband and I have been spending November traveling and seeing family. One recent chilly afternoon here in Georgia, I decided to try my hand at eggplant parm for my parents and sister.

It’s my first time making it, and it came out well! Here’s the recipe.

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Kimpossible’s Cheese-y Vegan Nachos

Watching a lot of games this fall and need to feed a crowd? Here’s a dish from my best friend Kimpossible ( a featured model in Hosting With Style the book, available here for $27)

Kim used to make these for us when we were single vegan ladies living 5 minutes away from each other, as munchies for our Packers/Cowboys game days. I still ask her to make them when we have double dates at her place with our carnivorous menfolk. Vegan or not, they’re the bomb for your game time noms.

KIMPOSSIBLE’S CHEESE-Y VEGAN NACHOS

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POLL! Hurray Hurray for PB and J!

In light of it being Back To School season, a discussion about Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches in my office spawned a poll. Follow the links to get recipes and product links!

Petit Plat, Miniature Polymer PB&J by Stephanie Kilgast – Used under Creative Commons.

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Healthy Comfort Foods

My sister Alicia is the author of The Accidental Diet. It’s a hilarious, memoir-esque read with some sage wisdom regarding the yo-yo or fad diet vs counting calories in ‘normal’ foods.

I’m usually in the throes of battling the Marriage Belly, since for some reason living with someone and being the happiest one has ever been in one’s life can tend to make one fat. Also, since eating is communal, it’s easy to feel like you have to keep up with the person you stare at across the table every night.

I’ve found success using the My Fitness Pal app with a few close pals. It’s a calorie tracker, and it points out to me on pretty much a daily basis that, oh yeah, veggies are pretty low in calories. The problem is, most people think veggies and they think salads (which, to me, not only feel like labor to prepare, they feel like labor to eat).

Cooking up some veggies and chicken

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My Curried Salad Recipes Featured on A Slob Comes Clean

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One of my favorite blogs, A Slob Comes Clean, features my recipes for Curried Egg Salad and Curried Potato Salad today. (Thanks, Nony!)

These are great side dishes for your Independence Day Celebration, and they’re Vegan and Gluten-free, too. Happy 4th, everyone!

Love, Beretta

Cooking On Skates – A Roller Derby Gal Who’s Heaven on Wheels!

 Meet Kelly Von Lunen, AKA Mel Breakdown! Read on for more about this Kansas Derby Gal and a recipe for Vegetarian (or not!) Bacon Rangoon Dip. 

Mel Breakdown by Vixen Pinup Photography, KS

What’s your handle and what are you known for?

My cooking/skating blog is Cooking on Skates, where I’m known as Kelly Von Lunen. For Roller Derby and pinup modeling, I’m known as Mel Breakdown. Professionally, I’m a writer and editor.  I am  a rookie derby girl for Dead Girl Derby’s Royal Pains, and I enjoy cooking, baking, and modeling modern pinup.

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