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It’s blueberry season!!!  Blueberries always make me think of my Aunt Pat, and I just returned from California where she and I enjoyed several fistfuls of blueberries together.  I was jumping for joy when I found out that the key ingredient for this month’s SOS Kitchen Challenge was blueberries!  If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s a monthly challenge hosted by Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs and Kim of Affairs of Living.

But back to this SOS Kitchen Challenge. Blueberries!! (more…)


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Amy Fothergill

How to Make a Quick and Healthy Gluten Free Dinner

June 24th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

Summer Gluten Free Dinner Amy Fothergill

Photo: Amy Fothergill 2011

Today, when I went to the grocery store, I was inspired by the produce. I didn't really have a plan; I just put it all in my cart. I also grabbed a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs as my kids love this as a protein.

I think that it's great to have a stack of recipes on hand but at the same time, so much of it is just cooking. Can you guess all of cooking methods I used in the photo? They are shredding, marinating and grilling, steaming and roasting. Each item didn't take very long so if you can multi-task, it's easy to put together a dinner like this. Here's how I did it:

BBQ Chicken- I placed the chicken breasts in a glass pan and added bbq sauce. The marinating time is quick so you can leave the chicken out for 20 minutes while you prepare the other dishes. My favorite is (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Healthy Gluten Free Tacos Recipe

June 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Tacos

Gluten-free tacos with avocado. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Packaged taco seasonings and taco shells can be a source of added gluten. This gluten-free taco recipe uses a homemade taco seasoning mix and organic gluten-free taco shells. Shredded baby spinach, red onions and avocado add vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids add vibrant color to this healthy version of a classic favorite.

Ingredients: •6 gluten-free hard taco shells (See tip) •1 pound lean ground beef •1 tablespoon olive oil (more…)

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Gluten free pesto pizzaThis is the other pizza that my husband made for our dinner tonight.  This is my personal favorite.  There is something very comforting about the italian sausage and roasted veggies.  The other pizza he made was a Spinach, Pancetta and Goat Cheese Pizza.  We use Udi’s frozen GF pizza crust, but any GF crust will work.

Ingredients:

3 mild Italian sausage links,  casing removed 1 1/2 cups fire roasted peppers and onions (I use the frozen Trader Joe’s version)* (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…)

Allison Hecht

Gluten Free Whole Grain Apple Waffle Recipe

June 3rd, 2011 by Allison Hecht

 

Nothing beats a good, homemade breakfast.

apple waffle recipe gluten free

Mmm apple waffles! Photo: Whole Foods Inc.

Fresh ingredients, a nice steaming cup of coffee, and a hearty appetite are all that you need.  When you are tired of the traditional scrambled eggs, whip up this Apple Waffle recipe for a delicous, nutritious, gluten-free breakfast!

Don't have a waffle iron?  Borrow one, or make this recipe at a friend or family members house for a delicious brunch. Once again, this recipe is thanks to the wonderful people at Whole Foods.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup Amaranth flour 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Energy Bar Recipe

May 31st, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

 

Gluten Free Energy Bars

Gluten-free Energy Bars: 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Homemade gluten-free energy bars are an easy, no-bake, nutritious and economical alternative to commercial energy bars.

Best of all, you can substitute your favorite dried fruits, nut butters, nuts or seeds and sweeteners to create your own personalized energy bar. Pack gluten-free energy bars in lunch and travel bags for a healthy, away-from-home gluten-free snack. (more…)

gluten free burrito

Deconstructed Gluten Free Burrito, Photo: Amy Fothergill

One thing that can be missed on a gluten free (gf) diet is a burrito.

One idea is to leave the tortilla out of the picture entirely and just focus on the filling.

This "deconstructed" burrito casserole is healthy, family-friendly, and versatile. Once the rice and meat are cooked, it only takes minutes to assemble and about 20 minutes to heat. Dinner is served! (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Classic Gluten-Free Fruit Salad

April 21st, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss   

Gluten Free Fruit Salad
Gluten-Free Classic Fruit Salad 2011 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

This colorful fruit salad is a gluten-free version of the classic fruit salad recipe based on cooked pineapple juice dressing.

This is the recipe that we all loved as kids. It's sweet, creamy and the tangy pineapple dressing is delicious.

The recipe serves a crowd of 12 (or (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

April 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

Gluten free spinach quiche

Gluten-free Spinach Quiche Photo- istockphots

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…)