Side Dishes

Recipe: Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta

  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 ...

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Hummus: An Easy Healthy Homemade Gluten Free Snack

  Hummus is full of nutrients, tastes delicious and it is naturally gluten free. Its a great option for dinner parties or snacks, and best of all its easy to make at home with a food processor. You can serve it with veggie slices as well as pita slices to appeal to everyone’s dietary needs. The veggies I chose to ...

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

  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, ...

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Gluten-free Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

  Post-holiday time can leave a hostess with many leftovers. This holiday I was left with an abundance of sweet potatoes after baking four good size ones for two sweet potato pies. I probably had enough to make two additional pies, but I wanted to try something different. And because of the nutritional value of sweet potatoes, I didn’t want ...

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Gluten-Free Recipe: Catholic Potatoes

Catholic Potatoes are these amazingly cheesy & creamy potatoes that my Grandmother has been serving for years. The recipe is super simple to prepare in advance & is sure to please any crowd. Ingredients: 5 lbs potatoes8 oz pkg. light cream cheese, softened 8 oz container light sour cream 1/4 cup butter, melted 8 oz. shredded 2% cheddar cheese 1/4 ...

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Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 2

Gluten free side dishes What’s Thanksgiving without side-dishes? Just plain ol’ turnkey dinner, right? Fortunately, lots of side dishes are naturally gluten free, like mashed potatoes and most sweet potato recipes, and either canned or fresh cranberry sauce. Sadly, it’s our old favorites that are gluten-FULL. Read on for some GF tweaks to these classic recipes. Green Bean Casserole Don’t ...

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Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 1

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, togetherness, feasting and gluten. Yes, unfortunately, gluten is abundant on most holiday tables, in stuffings, gravies, pies, rolls and more. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In the next few articles, I’ll offer some good alternatives to your gluten-filled Turkey Day favorites.

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Wild rice and chestnut dressing for a gluten-free holiday

This delicious dish has a number of steps, but it is not difficult, and the results are well worth the effort! 6 cups water 1 1/2 cups wild rice 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cups finely chopped onion 2 cups finely chopped fennel 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 1/2 pounds good quality ...

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Yams

Three great flavors blend naturally in this satisfying, healthy side dish. The natural fruitiness of raisins enhances the sweetness of yams and the spiciness of cinnamon. Butter or substitute enhances absorption of the rich beta-carotene and minerals in this dish. Ingredients 3 medium yams, cleaned, scraped and cut into 1 inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins, plumped in ...

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