Side Dishes

Homemade Gluten-Free Croutons Recipe

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Gluten-free Homemade Croutons Photo 2008 (c) Teri Lee Gruss


Make your own delicious, fresh gluten-free croutons and your soups and salads will thank you!
A cardinal rule of gluten-free cooking- never throw away day-old gluten-free bread.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


Ingredients:

Homemade Gluten-Free Mayonnaise Recipe – Food Processor Method

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Gluten Free Mayonnaise Image. 2013 (c) Teri Gruss

Mayonnaise is a kitchen staple that adds rich flavor and binds ingredients in dishes from tuna salad to crab cakes.

If you’ve ever tasted homemade mayonnaise, you know that the rich flavor and silky texture is nothing like what we buy at the grocery store. There are many good reasons to learn how to make homemade mayonnaise, first and foremost because it’s incredibly easy and calls for ingredients that most of us have on hand every day. Read More »

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 serve it with were jicama, bell peppers and celery. Try to buy local veggies at any of the San Francisco Farmers Markets. Buying local produce is the easiest and cheapest way to get the freshest veggies.

What you will need: Read More »

It’s Almost Time for Summer Salads

Summer is coming and fresh vegetables — in the stores, at the farmer’s markets and in your garden — will be plentiful. It’s time for summer salads.

Try this delicious salad as a side dish or even as a main. It’s light and satisfying.

Use the ingredients list as a guide. If you don’t have peppers, use what is on hand. If you don’t like cilantro, it’s fine not to use it at all; many people don’t like it. Use any lettuce, even finely sliced cabbage. See the tip below for how to make your red onion a little mellower. Or see what’s in your fridge, open a can of black beans, defrost some corn, and you have a delicious salad great for lunch or a party. Enjoy! Read More »

Melissa’s Savory Gluten-Free, Grain Free Stuffing Recipe

gluten-free grainless stuffing with sausageThis easy, stove top gluten-free and grain free recipe for Savory Gluten-Free Stuffing comes from Melissa Diane Smith, author of Gluten-Free Throughout the Year and Going Against the Grain.

This recipe is an out-of-the-ordinary, hearty alternative for those avoiding not only gluten but all grain.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6 Read More »

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, chicken salad with creamy avocado, in a subsequent article. Gather your ingredients, invite your friends over and make a great meal! Read More »

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 gave me two cucumbers from her garden and we had local salsa fresh from the farmer’s market in the refrigerator, so the plan came together.  This bruschetta is incredibly easy to make, customizable, refreshing and layered with flavor and texture.  Read More »

Recipe: Gluten-free Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Cranberries Photo: www.gfreelife.com

Quinoa is the perfect gluten-free grain.  Full of protein and fiber, this delicious ancient grain serves as the ideal base for winter stuffings and salads.  Here is a recipe that was modified from the More Than Gourmet website.  More Than Gourmet has a line of amazing demi-glaces that can be used to make stocks and sauces.  Thier entire line is gluten-free,except for the wine sauces and the veal demi-glaces.

To learn more about quinoa click here.

Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large rib celery, finely chopped Read More »

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