Hurried Homemaker

- for supermoms short on time -
January 28th, 2012

GF Carrot Muffins from Juice Pulp

I recently bought a juicer and was so excited to get juicing! When I went to empty the pulp bin, I realized how much was being wasted! Couldn’t I use that for …. well, something? Thought it would be good to start with something easy – carrot pulp into carrot muffins. I found a few recipes – one that used pulp but sounded disgusting and most that were GF but sounded disgusting – ┬áso I compiled bits and pieces, my pulp, and came up with what turned out to be a HUGE hit with my kids (who devoured ALL of them in just a couple short days).

August 14th, 2011

Black Bean Quesadillas


Since we are trying to eat gluten-free, dairy-free, and pork-free … we have been getting more creative and adventurous with our meals. But, since we are also feeding children here, it is important to make meals that are tasty and kid-friendly. I created this simple little recipe for lunch yesterday, and it happened to be a big a hit with everyone who ate it so I thought I should share it with you.


  • Black beans, cooked (about 1c dried beans, but you could use a can if you prefer)
  • 3 ears corn, cooked – cut off cobb (could use canned if preferred)
  • 3-4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small can green chilies or diced jalepeno
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas (the smaller ones are a great size for this meal)
  • Shredded cheddar veggie cheese
  • Dairy-free sour cream (optional)


Mix together black beans through salt & pepper in bowl. Grease cookie sheet. Lay corn tortillas in a row (should be able to fit about 2 rows of 3 tortillas). Sprinkle small amount of cheese on each. Drain black bean mixutre and scoop large spponful onto each tortilla. Srprinkle with more cheese and top with another tortilla. Bake in 350 degree oven, flipping occasionally, for about 15 minutes.

Let cool a few minutes. Serve with dairy-free sour cream.


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