Archive for the ‘Entrees’ Category

 

Jennifer Harris

Recipe: Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta

July 7th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris


 

When this Examiner saw a recipe for Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta last week it was very intriguing.  We were celebrating the 4th with friends and I wanted to make something special as an appetizer.

Bruschetta made with cucumber as the based seemed easy and since there is no gluten-free bread needed it is pretty cheap to prepare.  Then a friend gave me two cucumbers from her garden and we had local salsa fresh from the farmer's market in the refrigerator, so the plan came together.  This bruschetta is incredibly easy to make, customizable, refreshing and layered with flavor and texture.  (more…)


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This is a recipe that I love to make, especially when it's a little chilly outside. This recipe as written serves 4, but it can be doubled to serve 8. It has hominy in it, which are delicious starchy balls of corn grits. Somewhere between a soup and a stew, this recipe is fast and easy and gluten free, and the smell of the chili powders and cumin is absolutely fantastic!! (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Gluten Free Recipe: Meat Free Monday Tacos

March 1st, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

Its meat free Monday today and I’m making tacos tonight for dinner. I’ve been experimenting with tofu a lot lately, sometimes succeeding and other times not so much.

I’ve found that the crucial detail to remember is that it important to cook the tofu in very flavorful sauces and seasonings. Tofu absorbs whatever flavor you cook it in.

Tacos are one of my favorites foods that can be made gluten free and vegetarian very easily. I use corn tortillas over the gluten free ones you can find because I find they taste better and always make sure your sauces are gluten free. (more…)

When I was younger I used to love Skyline chili done as a 3-way, and would get it frozen from my local grocery store and serve it over spaghetti and top with cheese. It was quick and satisfying. Being a mostly non-meat eater these days, I still craved the flavor and texture without the animal. I searched online, experimented and combined different recipes I found in trying to duplicate the Skyline chili recipe with a vegetarian version. (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Making Gluten Free Manicotti

February 3rd, 2010 by Trish Deitemeyer

The word is getting out that even though we can’t eat wheat, celiacs (and others who must follow a gluten free diet) still love to eat pasta. There are a few establishments in the Philadelphia area that offer gluten free pasta, such as Giorgio on Pine in Center City, Café Alessio in Doylestown, Café Monterosso in Yardley, City Kitchen Pizzeria in Southampton, and Maggiano’s Little Italy in Center City, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill, NJ. However, if you’re really missing home-made pasta, just like Nonna used to make, why not try to make it yourself? (more…)

lettuce_wrapsMany of us are looking to kick off this year on a healthy note by eating more veggies and just eating better in general. This Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe below covers both of those bases. Lettuce, protein of your choice, and veggies. Not to mention the fact that it's super delicious! (more…)

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I love cooking with different wines, juices and making up different sauces. It can be quick and easy as long as you know the basic steps. Recently, I received a sampling of the POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and immediately thought it would pair well with pork.

Pork is a meat that can be made quickly and goes well with a variety of seasonings and sauces.

pork_pomI have always been a big fan of POM Wonderful juices so I was thrilled to see what I could come up with in the kitchen that would be gluten-free. POM Wonderful juice is a great source of potassium and iron. The juice also has a slight tart taste.

What you will need for the pork chops: (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

November 11th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

Not only is this meal easy, it's delicious and gluten free. Surprise your family one night by having them walk in the house to the smell of lasagna, coming from the slow cooker!

lasagna_slowcookerThis dish can be ready in less than 3 hours. If you will be gone most of the day, make sure to set the slow cooker to Low.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Lasagna

Ingredients: (more…)

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Mushroom Quiche

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

Here's a fabulous dish that's loaded with vitamin K, as well as high quality protein, vitamin A, calcium and other minerals.  Everyone will ask for more! 

Ingredients
  • a lightly baked 9 inch GF pie shell
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup grated semi-soft sheep cheese
  • 4 large fresh eggs
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  •  ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  1 cup sweetened rice milk

 

Equipment

Pie plate.

Process

Prepare pie shell.  Here's our recipe (makes 2 shells so you can freeze the other):

  • 1 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon GFCF baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

 

Blend dry ingredients - flours, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt.  With a pastry blender, mix in the shortening till it resembles coarse meal. Lightly mix in the beaten eggs just until the dough pulls together. Divide dough in half and chill 10 minutes.

Roll two crusts between sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper.  Peel off top sheet then place the dough over the pie plate.  Remove other sheet.  Prick dough in several places with a fork to prevent air pockets.  Bake in a 350°F oven for about 8 minutes or until just set. Do not brown.

Prepare filling.

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat, adding mushrooms.  When mushrooms are golden on one side, turn off heat and stir in spinach.  Arrange over bottom of pie shell. Sprinkle grated cheese over vegetables. Set aside.

Meanwhile, beat eggs together with a fork.  Stir in seasonings and rice milk.  Pour mixture evenly over cheese.  Place pie in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until center is firm.

Serves 4.

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Gluten-Free Pot Roast Made Perfectly Tender in Less Than an Hour

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

If you have never used a pressure cooker, consider that it saves a lot of cooking time, is versatile and produces richly flavored, tender meat and conserves the broth. It is also economical. This recipe could be cooked in the oven for 3 hours, but that is a lot of heat and time.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 to 2 ½ pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 cups water or enough to come half way up the roast
  • 1 tablespoon rice or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots or carrots cleaned and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup thickly sliced celery
  • ¼ cup cornstarch or rice flour mixed into ½ cup cold water

 

Equipment

Pressure cooker or heavy pot with tight lid.

Process

Trim meat of visible fat then sprinkle with salt.

Meanwhile, add oil to cooker and heat over medium flame.  Place meat in middle of cooker to brown it.  Turn over and brown other side, adding onions.  Add water and vinegar then close cooker.  Adjust heat in a few minutes so valve has a slow rock.  Cook 45  minutes.

Remove from heat to bring down temperature.  When steam is released, remove the valve and open the lid.  Add the potatoes, carrots and celery.  Close the lid, replace the valve and cook for 10 minutes more.  Again, remove from heat to cool down.  A fast way is to place the cooker under cold water in the sink.

Alternatively, if you like soft vegetables, then put them in with the meat and cook the 45 minutes.

Remove meat and vegetables to a platter.  To the cooker add the cornstarch or rice flour mixture and cook until thickened and clear.  Easily serves 4 persons.