Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

 

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

April 22nd, 2013 by Jenny Manseau


shrimp-0051I would grill all year-long if I could. This year we had so much crazy snow drifts that it was a bit impossible to do. I love my grill dearly…great flavors, you can grill pretty much anything, its outside with the sun and the fresh air, easy clean up, and less fats are used! We grill steaks, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, hot sausages, shrimp, fish, pizza, and veggies…tons of veggies! Last year I bought one of those little grill baskets for I think $3.00 and it works like a charm, especially for mushrooms.

Last week we got the tank refilled and have used it quite a bit since. We are both trying to get in better shape and eat healthier (a follow-up post to my I’m on a mission…post will appear soon, I promise!). So the grill comes in very handy for (more…)


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Giving Thanks for Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

November 20th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

To take a load off of your plate for the upcoming Thanksgiving preparation, here is a game plan for a quick and easy side-dish that will absolutely delight the palates of your family and friends.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds Recipe

October 23rd, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

I have a new addiction. It happens to be to these Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds.

Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds

Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds

I…I….I…..just don’t know what to say. They are perfectly crunchy, pleasantly pumpkin-spiced, and they have a great balance between salty and sweet.

These almonds are subtle. They don’t walk into a room and yell obnoxious things, but rather they are comforting and pleasant to be around. This is why I have been keeping a little jar of them with me at all times. (more…)

Gluten-Free Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto Recipe

October 16th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

 

Chrissy and Lauren Gluten Free Works Authors

Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto

Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto

I ate a lot this weekend. Way too much actually…in a good way.

For my Dad’s birthday dinner, my mom and I made Ina Garten’s God-sent Truffled Macaroni & Cheese. Despite the loan she had to take out to buy the truffle butter and exotic mushrooms, it was by far the best mac n’ cheese ever.

Let’s just say, it’s going to be rough getting used to plain ‘ol mac n’ cheese after that eye opening experience.

Now, I’m not advocating going into debt over truffle butter, but if anything is worth over spending, this recipe is it.

We also had some extremely gourmet rib eye. Coated with McCormicks grill seasoning, seared on the charcoal barbeque, and finished off with (more…)

Gluten-Free Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash

October 8th, 2012 by Heather

Gluten Free Works Author Heather

gluten free stuffe acorn squash recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash. Copyright Gluten Free Cat

I have this strange habit.  I sign up for a challenge, accomplish it, and then stop. Cold turkey.

On Memorial Day weekend, I ran a marathon.  A FULL marathon.  My FIRST marathon.  That was FOUR months ago.  I haven’t run outside since crossing that finish line…well, except to see who just fell off the monkey bars at recess.  Three years ago, I finished anOlympic length triathlon.  I swam, I biked, I ran.  But after finishing that event, the bike sat in the garage, and I don’t think I’ve entered a (more…)

Petra Aitken

Gluten-Free Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

September 20th, 2012 by Petra Aitken

I saw an advertisement on TV for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise with this recipe. Whilst it sounded, let’s say interesting, I was intrigued and had to try it.

The first time I tried this recipe I bought some gluten free rice crumbs but I found them too crunchy with an almost sand type texture. The next time I cooked this recipe I therefore made my own breadcrumbs by blending a piece of frozen gluten free bread. It turned out really well, the chicken was very tender and it tasted awesome served with cornmeal mash (cornmeal mixed with milk and cheese) and stir fried vegetables.

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Gluten-Free Mini Caprese Frittatas Recipe

September 18th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

 

As we’ve discussed, everything is better in mini form.

Except portions of gourmet mac n cheese. Always take the big dish of that stuff. It’s not everyday that you will come across a heaping portion of creamy, cheesy, black truffle-y, mac n cheese.

Gluten-Free Mini Caprese Frittatas

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Gluten-Free Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

August 29th, 2012 by Kimberly Bouldin

Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works

gluten free baked mac and cheese

Baked Mac & Cheese Photo: Kimberly Bouldin

Macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food. When I eat it, I remember those days when my mom would surprise us with her baked macaroni and cheese. This wasn't just any macaroni and cheese, this was the real deal, made from scratch!

After starting the gluten-free diet, pasta dishes were a little tougher to make. Some pastas don't hold up well to being cooked in boiling water and then baked. I have found that (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Onion Ring Recipe

July 20th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten free onion ring batter recipe

Gluten-free onion rings. © 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Deep fried gluten-free onion rings are a real treat! I don't deep fry often but when I do, I use this recipe and either Vidalia or Walla Walla onions. They're crunchy delicious.

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet yellow onions, preferably Vidalia in season or Walla Walla
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix (more…)

Vegan Creamy Ranch Quinoa Salad Recipe

July 16th, 2012 by Leanne Vogel

Healthful Pursuit - Leanne Vogel

Did you have a good weekend?

Kevin and I had initially planned to go to Calaway Park, but it ended up raining all weekend so we decided to stay home and organize the house! Sounds much better than going to a theme park, right? *rolls eyes*

It’s amazing how much stuff a person can accumulate over the years, isn’t it? I was surprised to learn that we have 11 boxes of Christmas things – lights, decorations, stockings, etc. That’s more than we have boxes of books, or clothes! There’s something wrong with this picture, no?

Come Sunday afternoon, we had made two trips to the goodwill center, organized the basement, our offices and the garage, and were absolutely drop-dead starving! Kevin kept himself busy sorting through a box of old photos while I prepared a big salad for the two of us. We met in the living room just off the kitchen, sat on the floor with the dogs, and (more…)