Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

 

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…)


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Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Gluten-Free Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

October 17th, 2010 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

High fiber and nutrient rich, these tasty, natrually gluten-free pumpkin seeds are hard to resist and simple to make. Use any leftovers to sprinkle over a salad or add to cooked rice. A fourth cup gives you half your RDA of manganese and magnesium and a third of your tryptophan to keep you calm and strong! These seeds are very high in iron, copper, vitamin K and zinc. (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Quinoa, Lentil and Garbanzo Salad Recipe

October 11th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

Just because you are eating a gluten free diet, doesn't mean you have to sacrafice on taste. Why not create a salad that is healthy, delicious and gluten free? The lemon and parsley give it a fresh and light flavor and the combination of quinoa, lentils and beans provide a wonderful balance of texture. Now, that will put a smile on your face!

Lemon juicer. Photo: Amy Fothergill

Quinoa, Lentil, and Garbanzo Salad

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup French green lentils, aka lentils du puy
  • about 1 - 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (more…)
Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Gnocchi Recipe

September 9th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

 

Recipes shouldn't just be a list of ingredients with obscure directions. A recipe needs to teach the recipient how to recreate the dish the writer has made.

Gnocchi can be intimidating to many people but with a good set of instructions and the consistency of dough, you'll want to make it all of the time.

Although the base for gnocchi (pronounced nywak-ee) is potato, regular all-purpose flour is usually also added. When eating gluten free, you may feel like you'll never be able to enjoy these tender dumplings again. But, there is hope. (more…)

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Gluten-Free Tasty Tofu Appetizer

August 7th, 2009 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Try this tasty, nutritious, easy-to-make appetizer. Or add flavored tofu pieces to a bowl of salad greens tossed with a vinaigrette dressing for a light lunch idea. Tofu is rich in potassium, calcium and protein.

Ingredients
  • 1 package of firm tofu cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh scallion (green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free gluten-free soy sauce
  • Black pepper to shake

 

Equipment

Skillet.

Process

Add oil to large skillet set on medium heat.  When oil is heated, arrange tofu slices evenly in skillet.  Sprinkle tofu with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and shake black pepper.  Cook 4 minutes.  Turn and sprinkle tofu with the remaining soy sauce and shake black pepper.  Add scallions and garlic. Cook 4 minutes, or until golden.  Serve hot.  Makes 4 portions.