Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

 

Jen Cafferty

Gluten Free Recipe: Chinese Spicy Orange Chicken

September 10th, 2011 by Jen Cafferty


gluten-free spicy-orange-chicken

by Jen Cafferty

I LOVE the San-J orange sauce.  I really love the San-J orange sauce when I add a hint of sriracha chili sauce to it.  My daughter does not like chicken but she devours this dish.  It is the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and salty.  And, of course, it is super easy to make. (more…)


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Amy Fothergill

Two Quick and Easy Gluten-free Dips

July 18th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

Instead of opening a jar of olive tapenade or a dip from the refrigerated section of the market, consider making your own. If you keep some key ingredients on hand and have a small food processor or blender, you are in business!

Gluten Free Olive TapenadeThe olive tapenade is so easy and so much better when made fresh. The beauty of it is that you can make a small amount if you are just having a few friends or more for a party. It can be used on top of chicken or even in a sandwich. And when you make it yourself, you can control the salt, garlic and rosemary (or even omit one of these).

The white bean spread is a great starter and really healthy. This recipe calls for (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

June 6th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

Amy Fothergill Gluten Free Works

Gluten Free Pad Thai Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Pad Thai Photo: Amy Fothergill

Eating pad thai in a restaurant might be hard if cross contamination is a concern.

Most pad thai sauces contain soy sauce and more likely than not, that soy sauce contains gluten.

If you live in the bay area, access to rice (more…)

Rub My Tummy with Gluten Free Bruschetta!

March 23rd, 2011 by Jill Hanner

Jill Hanner Gluten Free Works Author Bruschetta is a fantastic appetizer and or snack. But for those who can not have gluten, a wonderful healthy substitution is to use a cucumber as the base!  Here is my video to show you how to make a delicious cucumber-based bruschetta.

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Gluten-Free Black Bean Nachos. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

This gluten-free black bean and blue corn chip nacho recipe is loaded with color and antioxidant power.

Serve this cheesy, flavor-packed dish as a hearty gluten-free appetizer, snack or even as an entree- kids love them.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes (more…)

I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to help fight childhood hunger.  I hope you will join me on this important mission.  You can make a donation (every donation counts!) and even join in the fun and add your recipes to the virtual dinner party.

When I first saw that Share Our Strength was looking for bloggers to join their virtual progressive dinner I was intrigued – especially when I saw they were welcoming gluten free bloggers.  I have supported Share Our Strength financially for many years and am now so excited to be able to share with you a way that you can help end childhood hunger too. (more…)

Allison Hecht

Warm Up with some Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup

January 3rd, 2011 by Allison Hecht

What better way to spend those wintry days than curled up with a delicious bowl of Gluten-free Butternut Squash Soup?

This recipe, courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, has a twist on the traditional Butternut Squash soup by adding in peanut oil and jalapeno.  While this soup may not be the lightest fare, it's sure to warm you up and fill you up on those cool fall evenings.

The recipe below is easy to make and takes about 40 minutes. (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Wing Recipes

January 3rd, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Wings are quintessential half-time finger food. No wonder! Wings are economical, easy to make appetizers that everyone enjoys. Find a recipe in this collection of our best wing recipes from About.com Food and Drink Guides.

When a recipe calls for soy sauce, be sure to use a gluten-free product. Same goes for hot sauce. I use Frank's Red Hot Original sauce in my wing recipes.

1. Sweet and Spicy Mustard Chicken Wings

A fast, easy and out-of-the-ordinary wing recipe from John Mitzewich, About.com Guide to American Food. The sweet and spicy no-cook sauce is delicious and as John says, "is addictive."  (more…)

Jen Cafferty

New Year’s Gluten Free Recipes and Links

December 21st, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

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Spice up your New Year's Eve party with these appetizers, beverages, and hangover cures (hopefully you won't need the last one):

Appetizers

1) Gluten Free Goddess has a great list of appetizer ideas, some of which are also vegan and vegetarian friendly. 2) My Crockpot Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are so easy to prepare.  Just let the meatballs simmer in the crock pot, and they will be ready just in time for your guests to arrive! 3) For a little kick, try this Gluten Free Black Bean Salsa and serve with corn or rice chips.

Beverages

1) This Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail from Epicurious.com will liven up (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

November 29th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

If you think being on a gluten free diet means never eating some of your favorite foods, think again. There has been an explosion of gluten free products over the past few years so become familiar with the brands that work for you. Bionaturae has many options for pasta like elbows, spaghetti and penne rigate.

Here are important tips to cooking good gluten free pasta:

  • Make sure there is plenty of water when boiling.
  • Add salt to the boiling water.
  • Start testing the pasta 1 minute before the recommended time. If it's not done, test in 1 minute intervals.
  • Don't over mix or over cook gluten free pasta; it will fall apart.

The key to a satisfying macaroni and cheese is learning to make a good cheese sauce. By making a few adjustments from a traditional recipe, you'll soon be in business. (more…)