Archive for the ‘Lunch’ Category

 

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

June 6th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill


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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…)


Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

April 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

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Gluten free spinach quiche

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Savory Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche is made with a delicious Savory Gluten-Free Shortcrust recipe, adapted from a recipe by Master Baker Avner Laskin. This is a terrific, and, believe it or not, easy gluten-free recipe for special occasion brunches.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour (more…)

Gluten free tuna casserole

Gluten-Free Classic Tuna Casserole Image 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Was tuna casserole one of your favorite childhood meals? I just learned that my husband is wild for this classic comfort food. You know the one -- made with lots and lots of macaroni, canned tuna, mushroom soup, cheese, onions, peas and whatever else your mom might have had in the fridge that she wanted to get rid of.  The classic tuna casserole was topped with crispy bread or cracker crumbs and no one ever seemed to complain about having to eat it. Yeah, that casserole.

I've been wanting to try a new gluten-free pasta I recently found (more…)

Gluten Free Tuna Melt Tostados – Easy & Yummy!

December 21st, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Do you ever put certain foods together that other people would cringe at? I used to have all kind of interesting combos when I was a kid: my Grandmas meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy & peas all mixed up and chili and mashed potatoes topped with cheese are just a couple that stand out in my head. My sister still eats one of her childhood favorite combinations – Doritos and applesauce. I don’t think I have ever tried that, or not that I recall. I may have blocked it out. LOL! Anyway, I don’t judge, as to each his own.

The other day I was craving a tuna melt. I meandered into the kitchen and started to pull out the ingredients to create my meal and realized I had no base for the melt. I had run out of my Food for Life English Muffins and Trader Joe’s French Rolls. Clearly I was slacking in the gluten-free grocery department or eating too many carbs – maybe a little of both. I began to brainstorm about what I could use for the base. Did I want to bake? Not really. I just wanted to eat. I spotted my corn tortillas in the refrigerator and a light bulb went on – tuna melt tostadas! This turned out so good that I may be using this as a new standby in my lunch line up!

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This turned out even better than I thought it would! I would absolutely (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Easy Gluten Free Meal Recipe: Picadillo

September 20th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Fall is the time of year when we need quick and easy, nutritious comfort foods to get us through our hectic lives.  Picadillo is a traditional Cuban chili.  You can make it with less spice (cut back on the cumin, chili powder and garlic) and the children will love it.

Picadillos have some spice but also sweetness.    This can be served over (more…)

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…)

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…)

Amy Fothergill

Pica Pica’s gluten-free arepa (corn bread) recipe

February 8th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen in Napa is a wonderful destination. The icing on the proverbial cake is that it's all gluten-free. If you want to learn more about them, read the full article here.

Adriana López Vermut was kind enough to share her recipe for the arepa, a Venezuelan corn bread. Look for a recipe for the pepeada filling, chicken salad with creamy avocado, in a subsequent article. Gather your ingredients, invite your friends over and make a great meal! (more…)