Kicked Up Tuna Salad Melt

Since I have discovered Sriracha sauce in the past year, I have tried adding it to all sorts of food.  Just because I have to eat gluten-free, doesn’t mean I have to eat plain, bland food.  If you have ever had Sriracha, you know that it is far from bland or plain. 

Here is my new, kicked up Tuna Salad Melt recipe:

1 can or 1 pouch of tuna (packed in water)

1-3 tsps. Greek yogurt (I like Oikos.  To your own taste…I like 1-1.5 tsps)

Squirt of spicy brown mustard

1 tsp of sweet pickle relish

Sriracha sauce (to your taste….very spicy so add a little at a time…a little goes a long way)

chopped celery (1-2 TBSP)

chopped water chestnuts (1-2TBSP)

Squirt of lemon juice

Fresh ground pepper

Cheese of choice


1.  Place all ingredients in a bowl & mix well.  Taste to make sure it is to your liking.  Add more of whatever you like.  Remember, start with less, you can always add more (I tell Jon this ALL the time!).  🙂

2.  Toast your bread, roll, bagel. 

3.  Top your bread with tuna salad & then top with your cheese of choice.  I like to use Swiss or extra sharp cheddar.  Lately I have been using a sharp Vermont white cheddar. 

4.  Pop under broiler in your over or toaster oven until it is all melty. 

5.  Enjoy!!  I will sometimes add a grape tomato to the top or a fresh sliced tomato.  YUM!

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Friday Fun & a Contest!!

I had a lot of time to think this morning while I was getting my 7 mile run in.   I ran on the treadmill at the gym because it was dark outside and I have watched a few too many horror movies (and too much news on TV as well).  So while I was chugging along to my tunes, I came up with this super fun Friday game & bonus contest at the end!

The game first.  Take the word “Friday” and then list your favorite gluten-free foods that start with each letter in the word “Friday”.  See my example:

F ~ Fritos

R~ Raspberries

I~Ice Cream (the gluten-free kind, of course)

D~Dark Chocolate


Y~Yellow Squash

Now, it is your turn!  Just simply put your answers in the comment section below.  Feel free to share this on your blog as well!

Now, the contest.  Everyone likes a contest, right?  Well, I made a new vegetable last night and loved it.  I prepared it much like I do my butternut squash fries.  Here is a picture of the vegetable (cut up, not in it’s whole state):


The prize is a gluten-free goodie package that contains the following:

  • Endangered Species Supreme Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Authentic Foods All Purpose Bread Mix
  • ‘Cause Your Special Classic Muffin & Quick Bread Mix


Here are the ways to enter & win:

1.  Correctly guess the vegetable I have pictured above.

2.  Post your answer below & link back to your blog or tweet about it & let me know in the comments section.

3.  I will randomly choose a winner from the people who responded correctly.  Contest will run through midnight tonight (Friday).

Have fun and have a great Friday!!!!

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