Author Archives: Amy Fothergill

Two Quick and Easy Gluten-free Dips

Instead of opening a jar of olive tapenade or a dip from the refrigerated section of the market, consider making your own. If you keep some key ingredients on hand and have a small food processor or blender, you are in business!

Gluten Free Olive TapenadeThe olive tapenade is so easy and so much better when made fresh. The beauty of it is that you can make a small amount if you are just having a few friends or more for a party. It can be used on top of chicken or even in a sandwich. And when you make it yourself, you can control the salt, garlic and rosemary (or even omit one of these).

The white bean spread is a great starter and really healthy. This recipe calls for Read More »

How to Make a Quick and Healthy Gluten Free Dinner

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 Read More »

Gluten Free Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

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 Read More »

Gluten-free Burrito Casserole Recipe; Leave the Tortilla Behind

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! Read More »

San Francisco Giants Tickets on Sale for Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T Park, June 6

Amy Fothergill Gluten Free Works

San Francisco Giants Gluten-free

Gluten-free goodies at last year's event. Photo: A. Fothergill

Take me out to the (gluten-free) ball game, again!  If you were one of the lucky people to attend last year’s Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T park, you know that a good time was had by all. Karen Friis has once again joined up with the San Francisco Giants to organize the second annual Celiac Disease Awareness Night on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:15pm.

You can now order your Giant’s ticket’s for the 2nd annual Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T with World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. To purchase tickets, Read More »

The Best 5 Kitchen Utensils for Parents

Ok, I will admit. I’m a gadget girl. My kitchen is fairly well stocked but I don’t have everything. A few years ago, a good friend said I had to have a crock pot. I remember fighting it…until I used it. Bought one a week later.

I’m doing my best to not feel the need for a dehydrator or the speedy ice pop maker. Wish me luck in holding out. This post is about which of those gadgets I have bought over the past few years that have really made an impact in my role as “Mom” and why. Each item has a link to Amazon if you want to review or buy. Enjoy!

1) The Salad Chopper
I went to Costco this week and came home with more than intended (surprise). My fridge was loaded with organic chicken strips, edamame beans, shrimp cocktail, guacamole and strawberries. I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner when it occurred to me that all of those ingredients would be really good in a salad; a chopped salad.

When the kids were around 4 and 2, I used to make them a chopped Read More »

Gluten Free Veggie and Meat Chili Recipe

Amy's Chili...mmmmm! :)

This is a variation of a “veggies on the verge” soup. When you make chili, it’s a good way to use up some of those vegetables in the fridge you are not sure what to do with. Go ahead and throw in carrots, sweet potatoes and celery if you have it. It will all taste good once it’s cooked. The extra vegetables are not necessary but certainly add nutrients to the mix. You can also use this recipe to make tamale pie.

Read through the recipe first; it’s easier to chop the onion and while that cooks, chop the other vegetables, hardest vegetables first to softest last. Serve it by itself, over brown rice, or even polenta for a complete Read More »

Gluten-free Recipe: Chocolate Molten Cake

Can you tell which is gluten-free??

Once you have been cooking and baking gluten free for a while, making substitutions should become easy. This recipe from Whole Foods originally called for regular flour. By simply using a combination of brown rice flour and tapioca flour, a delicious and satisfying gluten free dessert was born. Read More »

Gluten-free Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe

For kids and adults, a rolled sugar cookie in a fun shape with colored sprinkles always produces a smile. Rolled sugar cookies can be made any time during the year but why not get ready now with the Holidays approaching? Don’t be discouraged when you see pre-made cookies in the store; this recipe is easy and delicious (and tastes even better!).

This recipe came from this website but there are a few things to make note of: Read More »

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