Side Dishes

Gluten-Free Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food. When I eat it, I remember those days when my mom would surprise us with her baked macaroni and cheese. This wasn’t just any macaroni and cheese, this was the real deal, made from scratch! After starting the gluten-free diet, pasta dishes were a little tougher to make. Some pastas don’t hold ...

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Gluten-Free Brazil Nut Risotto

Try this flavorful dish for a whopping dose of selenium from uniquely soft, crunchy Brazil nuts — with a texture reminiscent of water chestnuts. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup onion, chopped ¾ cup Arborio or short grain rice 4 cups gluten-free chicken broth ½ cup Brazil nuts, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 teaspoon basil leaves ...

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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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Gluten-Free Ham and Potato Salad

This old recipe is rich in flavor and appeal. It goes well with any main meat dish, salad, or sandwich. Ingredients 2 cups white potatoes such as red bliss, yukon gold, or russet 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup cooked Canadian bacon, sugar-free, or 4 strips of sugar-free bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup gluten-free mayonnaise 2 T ...

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Gluten-free Holiday Cranberry Sauce Recipe

It’s easy to make your own fresh cranberry sauce with just a few ingredients. This version has much less sugar than what you would find in a can. Give it a try. If you don’t think you’ll use all of the cranberries, cut the recipe in half and use the berries in a muffin or loaf. Ingredients: 3/4 cup water ...

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Gluten-Free Mango Cashew Cornbread Stuffing

We discovered during the past year that my 4-year-old son Ronin and my 21-month-old daughter Ellie are both gluten and dairy intolerant. My husband John is gluten-free too. The good news is that changing Ronin’s diet has helped his anxiety-related sleep issues decrease immensely. He used to have night terrors every night, but now only has them on the rare occasions we ...

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Gluten-Free Onion Ring Recipe


Deep fried gluten-free onion rings are a real treat! I don’t deep fry often but when I do, I use this recipe and either Vidalia or Walla Walla onions. They’re crunchy delicious. Prep Time: 6 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 26 minutes Yield: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients: 2 sweet yellow onions, preferably Vidalia in season or Walla Walla 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour ...

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Gluten-Free Pennsylvania Dutch Cabbage Slaw

Here is how my great grandmother made fresh cabbage slaw. With a dozen children on the farm, she was a busy lady keeping them healthy and well fed. This side uses the highly nourishing cabbage plant – scientifically proven to be good for the gut. Plus, here’s a great way to use unpasteurized apple cider or rice vinegar…valuable probiotic foods ...

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