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. Read More »
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 »
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.
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.
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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 »
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 it to go to waste. Of course when you combine a super food like sweet potatoes and the whole grain of buckwheat with copious amounts of butter and sugar, the nutritional value is sure to decrease, but at least we know there is some redeeming quality in the dish. Read More »
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.
- 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 to 1/2 cup skim milk
Gluten free side dishes
What’s Thanksgiving without side-dishes? Just plain ol’ turnkey dinner, right? Fortunately, lots of side dishes are naturally gluten free, like mashed potatoes and most sweet potato recipes, and either canned or fresh cranberry sauce. Sadly, it’s our old favorites that are gluten-FULL. Read on for some GF tweaks to these classic recipes.
Green Bean Casserole
Don’t panic! You can still have your Green Bean Casserole, just substitute the cream of mushroom soup for this recipe from The Gluten Free Cooking School, or try Progresso’s Cream of Mushroom soup. Don’t use the usual French fried onions on top (they have gluten), but try Funyuns Onion Flavored Rings by Frito Lay. Yes, Funyuns, that very same snack you probably skip over in the chip aisle is gluten free and makes a great, crunchy topping. Read More »
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, togetherness, feasting and gluten. Yes, unfortunately, gluten is abundant on most holiday tables, in stuffings, gravies, pies, rolls and more. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In the next few articles, I’ll offer some good alternatives to your gluten-filled Turkey Day favorites. Read More »
Thanksgiving is inching closer, and soon tables will be covered with turkey and all the fixings.Below are a few great gluten-free side dish recipes from Whole Foods that are sure to complement your Thanksgiving feast.
The best part about these recipes? They are just seven ingredients or less, so you don’t have to worry about bringing a complicated dish to your dinner. So put your chef’s hat on and enjoy these tasty side dishes. Read More »
This delicious dish has a number of steps, but it is not difficult, and the results are well worth the effort!
6 cups water
1 1/2 cups wild rice
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 cups finely chopped onion
2 cups finely chopped fennel
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 1/2 pounds good quality gluten-free bread, crusts removed and cubed Read More »