Tacos, Tacos, Tacos

I have a weakness for tacos. Beef, pork, chicken, vegetables, and, most especially, fish tacos. I used to think I was a burrito girl, but, eventually, I had to be honest with myself: tacos won my heart way back when I was too young to realize I had a heart to give to food.

Back then, I was seduced by tacos from Taco Bell; it wasn’t long before I realized those were, pardon the pun, thin shells of tacos. Maybe Taco Bell’s recipes have improved since then, but I haven’t been back. Mostly because I’ve discovered tacos that make me crave them, time and again.

Generally, tacos are a safe gluten-free food to order in restaurants. Yes, you need to verify the corn tortillas — which also can be used to make awesome quesadillas — are made from corn only. While this is the norm, it seems the “artisanal” tortillas sometimes have wheat flour. Which makes absolutely no sense to this California girl. You want a wheat tortilla? There are plenty to be had! Continue reading “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos”

Simple Gluten-Free Dinners

One thing I love about being gluten free is that is has really forced me to step up my game in the kitchen. Most nights, I’d rather make a meal than eat out. Since I rarely get home before 7:30, and usually must closer to 8 than I’d like, I’ve had to learn ways to make great meals that cook fast.

I’ve also learned that it’s absolutely critical to have meals planned in advance, so I have necessary ingredients on hand. This eliminates frustrating trips to the grocery store after work…because it seems like whenever I’m in a hurry, it has never occurred to the person in front me that, you know, groceries require money. Continue reading “Simple Gluten-Free Dinners”