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 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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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 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 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 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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