These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
It was an absolutely gorgeous day here today -- beautiful blue skies, low 70s, breezy and sunny -- a great way to kick off the long Memorial Day Weekend. This evening I had chicken cutlets that I needed to do something with. I wanted something relatively simple to make. I made a quick "seasoned breading mixture" by mixing together 1/4 cup ground golden flax, 1/3 cup almond flour and homemade Taco Seasoning (I only used half of the taco seasoning mixture). I beat an egg in a small bowl and added a little splash of water, a little salt and pepper and made a simple egg wash. I had a block of Queso Blanco cheese (a mild firm white Mexican style cheese, frequently used in stuffed Poblanos, etc.). I sliced the cheese and cut it into 4 rectangular sticks about the size of a piece of "string cheese" (you could use string cheese instead if you prefer). I rolled each piece of cheese up into a cutlet, dipped it in egg wash until coated and then rolled it into the seasoned breading and placed it in a small casserole dish that was lightly sprayed with olive oil (I made 4 stuffed cutlets, but had enough breading left to do a couple more if I had wanted). I lightly misted/sprayed the top of the cutlets with olive oil to help with browning and baked them at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes, until done, and let cool slightly. I served them on a large romaine lettuce leaf with some cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and a spoonful of fresh salsa. I sprinkled the top of the cutlets with a little bit of ground chipotle chile powder for a little extra kick. They were simple and delicious. I snapped a couple photos below for you to see. Enjoy!