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Fight Childhood Hunger Recipe: Creamy Gluten-free Casein-free Zucchini and Leek Soup


I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to help fight childhood hunger.  I hope you will join me on this important mission.  You can make a donation (every donation counts!) and even join in the fun and add your recipes to the virtual dinner party.

When I first saw that Share Our Strength was looking for bloggers to join their virtual progressive dinner I was intrigued – especially when I saw they were welcoming gluten free bloggers.  I have supported Share Our Strength financially for many years and am now so excited to be able to share with you a way that you can help end childhood hunger too. Read More »

Warm Up with some Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup


What better way to spend those wintry days than curled up with a delicious bowl of Gluten-free Butternut Squash Soup?

This recipe, courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, has a twist on the traditional Butternut Squash soup by adding in peanut oil and jalapeno.  While this soup may not be the lightest fare, it’s sure to warm you up and fill you up on those cool fall evenings.

The recipe below is easy to make and takes about 40 minutes. 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 »

Recipe: Gluten-free Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans


Cranberries Photo: www.gfreelife.com

Quinoa is the perfect gluten-free grain.  Full of protein and fiber, this delicious ancient grain serves as the ideal base for winter stuffings and salads.  Here is a recipe that was modified from the More Than Gourmet website.  More Than Gourmet has a line of amazing demi-glaces that can be used to make stocks and sauces.  Thier entire line is gluten-free,except for the wine sauces and the veal demi-glaces.

To learn more about quinoa click here.

Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large rib celery, finely chopped Read More »

Gluten Free Recipe: Cranberry Glazed Carrots



Cranberry Glazed Carrots

Ingredients:

2 lbs. fresh baby carrots (whole carrots, chopped into rounds, can be used as well)
½ cup jellied canned cranberry sauce (Ocean Spray is gluten-free)
¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
Place about 1” of water in a large saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander and set aside. Read More »

Gluten-free Grilled Radicchio with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Chef Michael Chiarello's grilled radicchio version

What you will need:
• An outdoor grill or cast-iron skillet.
• 2 heads of radicchio
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
• 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil (Macadamia Nut Oil is also tasty with this recipe)
• ¼ C white balsamic vinegar
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Goat cheese
• Basil, ripped apart into small pieces.

Cut radicchio in quarters; keep some of the stem. By keeping the stem, the radicchio is more Read More »

Gluten Free Quinoa, Lentil and Garbanzo Salad Recipe

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 Read More »

Easy Gluten Free Meal Recipe: Picadillo

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 Read More »

Gluten-free summer corn and tomato pasta recipe

I am always on the lookout for delicious ways to combine fresh summer vegetables, from the garden, into a tasty meal.  This recipe is taken from Rachael Ray’s Everyday magazine, with changes made to make it gluten-free.  It is quick, easy and delicious and takes about the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta. Read More »

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