Side Dishes

Gluten-Free Pickled Red Beets

-Pickled red beets are really easy to fix, complement most other dishes, and are a quick and tasty way to get your probiotics. Unpasteurized apple cider or rice vinegar delivers lots of friendly microbes to keep our tummies in top shape and our immune systems tuned up to fight the bad bugs. Besides eating the beets, we like to sip ...

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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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Gluten-Free Risotto with Fresh Herbs

Risotto is a unique rice dish with a full-bodied creamy mouth feel. Try it once and you are sure to make it often. Ingredients 5 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1 ¾ cup Arborio rice (fat short grains) ¼ cup fresh parsley ¼ cup fresh basil 1/8 teaspoon black pepper ½ ...

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Gluten-Free Round Up…Seasonal Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor’s door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving?  Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, ...

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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.

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Gluten-Free Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto Recipe

  I ate a lot this weekend. Way too much actually…in a good way. For my Dad’s birthday dinner, my mom and I made Ina Garten’s God-sent Truffled Macaroni & Cheese. Despite the loan she had to take out to buy the truffle butter and exotic mushrooms, it was by far the best mac n’ cheese ever. Let’s just say, ...

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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 Tex-Mex Squash

Surprise the family with this colorful side loaded with taste, texture, and nutrition. Or make it for a healthy lunch, with or without, low-fat sour cream or substitute. Ingredients 2 cups yellow (summer) squash, cubed 1/3 cup water sprinkle of salt and pepper 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped 1 cup cooked rice (leftover) 1/2 cup (or more to taste) gluten-free refried beans Equipment ...

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Gluten-Free Traditional Crockpot Stuffing Recipe

Prepare this traditional gluten-free stuffing recipe in a slow cooker (crockpot) and you free up valuable shelf space in your oven for roasting turkey and baking pies! This recipe is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe by Linda Larsen,About.com Guide to Busy Cooks. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

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