Bruschetta is a fantastic appetizer and or snack. But for those who can not have gluten, a wonderful healthy substitution is to use a cucumber as the base! Here is my video to show you how to make a delicious cucumber-based bruschetta.
Serve this cheesy, flavor-packed dish as a hearty gluten-free appetizer, snack or even as an entree- kids love them.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes Read More »
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 »
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.
Spice up your New Year’s Eve party with these appetizers, beverages, and hangover cures (hopefully you won’t need the last one):
1) Gluten Free Goddess has a great list of appetizer ideas, some of which are also vegan and vegetarian friendly.
2) My Crockpot Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are so easy to prepare. Just let the meatballs simmer in the crock pot, and they will be ready just in time for your guests to arrive!
3) For a little kick, try this Gluten Free Black Bean Salsa and serve with corn or rice chips.
High fiber and nutrient rich, these tasty, natrually gluten-free pumpkin seeds are hard to resist and simple to make. Use any leftovers to sprinkle over a salad or add to cooked rice. A fourth cup gives you half your RDA of manganese and magnesium and a third of your tryptophan to keep you calm and strong! These seeds are very high in iron, copper, vitamin K and zinc. Read More »
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!
Quinoa, Lentil, and Garbanzo Salad
- ½ cup French green lentils, aka lentils du puy
- about 1 – 1 ½ cups quinoa
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed Read More »
Try this tasty, nutritious, easy-to-make appetizer. Or add flavored tofu pieces to a bowl of salad greens tossed with a vinaigrette dressing for a light lunch idea. Tofu is rich in potassium, calcium and protein.
- 1 package of firm tofu cut into ¼ inch slices
- 1 tablespoon fresh oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 fresh scallion (green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons wheat-free gluten-free soy sauce
- Black pepper to shake
Add oil to large skillet set on medium heat. When oil is heated, arrange tofu slices evenly in skillet. Sprinkle tofu with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and shake black pepper. Cook 4 minutes. Turn and sprinkle tofu with the remaining soy sauce and shake black pepper. Add scallions and garlic. Cook 4 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot. Makes 4 portions.