Entrees

Asian Chicken Meatballs over Sesame Noodles

These meatballs are very similar to the filing of a dumpling or wonton without the wrapper. My family really enjoys them. They are gluten-free and dairy-free and can easily be made paleo. I recently brought these Asian chicken meatballs over sesame noodles to a party. It was a big hit! For a paleo version, serve them over zucchini noodles and check the ingredient list; there are a few adjustments. Read More »

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Wing Recipes

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.”  Read More »

Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Here is an quick and easy chicken recipe your family will love!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 c. baby spinach
  • 1 c. sundried tomatoes (packed in olive oil)
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Find the full recipe at Delish. Try this DELICIOUS dish tonight! You will be glad you did!

Chef Walter Staib’s Gluten-Free Seared Ahi Tuna on Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad Recipe

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Chef Walter Staib City Tavern

Internationally Renowned Chef Walter Staib Cooks Gluten-free!

Renowned chef, restaurateur and television personality, Chef Walter Staib, regularly includes gluten-free recipes on his PBS show, “A Taste of History.”

His City Tavern in Philadelphia is a faithful recreation of an original 18th century tavern where Chef Staib brings history to life with his wonderful dishes. He has made numerous appearances on local and national cooking shows, such as The Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate and Iron Chef.

Chef Staib is the culinary ambassador to Deborah Heart & Lung Center, a hospital in New Jersey. He develops heart healthy recipes approved by nutritionists for a heart healthy diet, and then appears weekly on CBS to demonstrate them.  We were thrilled when Chef Staib offered to provide Glutenfreeworks.com one of his incredible gluten-free recipes. Read More »

Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

When you are looking for an elegant dish that you can serve to both adults and kids, try this one. The recipe is courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp from her book “Keys to the Kitchen” (see the interview and blog post here).  I made it for Christmas Dinner this past holiday and everyone raved.

Now, if you notice, the recipe is far from dairy-free so it was off-limits for my daughter (however, there are dairy substitutes below). I didn’t really think it was going to be her thing, so after sauteing the chicken, I put some aside for her and proceeded with the recipe. If you know me, I’m not one to make two meals but I do accommodate her special diet by being just a little creative. I promise, it’s possible.

After reviewing Aida’s book, this one really stuck out. However, being The Family Chef, I had to put my own spin on it and make it a bit more family friendly. It’s naturally gluten-free and absolutely delicious. If you need some of your own keys in the kitchen, check out Aida’s book.

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Curried Cauliflower with Peas Recipe

A big thank you to Aida Mollenkamp (see my interview with her here) for this recipe from her recent book “Keys to the Kitchen.” I have made this twice, both times with much success. The children (now almost 9 and 7) loved it as well. I put my family chef spin on it so it’s not quite as spicy. I hope you’ll try it, even if you think your kids are picky eaters. It’s worth a shot!currycaulidish

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Daring Cooks Make Tamales!

Gluten Free Works Author Heather


gluten free tamale recipeImagine my excitement when I read that this month’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge had a Mexican theme! You know that I have a love affair with all things cullinarily Mexican. Maranda of Jolts & Jollies was our January 2012 Daring Cooks’ hostess with the mostest! Maranda challenged us to make traditional Mexican Tamales as our first challenge of the year!

I found it interesting that our local Whole Foods, which tends to carry produce from around the world, much of which I’ve never even heard of, did not carry dried corn husks. Before freaking out and making a trip to the city to check the International Market, I thought about the ethnic diversity of the people in my town.  I teach at an elementary school where 27% of our students are hispanic.  Surely, these families do not shop at Whole Foods to get ingredients for their ethnic dishes.  Where do they go? Read More »

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