Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Bake onion rings for those you love! If you have about 45…

Bake onion rings for those you love! If you have about 45 to 60 minutes, you must try these crunchy, baked gluten free onion rings. I not only bread them in gluten free breadcrumbs, but I enjoy adding Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Seasonings are optional, though. The method of this recipe is so successful at creating crunchy onion rings, that you’ll swear they are deep-fried. If you do prefer fried onion rings, see Chef Robert Landolphi’s Tri-Spiced Onion Rings and Dipping Sauce Recipes. They’re super! 

Gluten Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Chilled Chicken Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps

If your new year’s resolution was to start a low-calorie or low-fat…

If your new year’s resolution was to start a low-calorie or low-fat diet, this addictive, gluten free chicken lettuce wrap recipe is perfect to add to your recipe repertoire. Just realize that this is not low in carbs as the sweet chili sauce is high in carbs (contains sugar). You can serve the filling warm or chilled. Using leftover chicken and bottled sauce makes this recipe so fast and easy! Enjoy.

Homemade Gluten Free Sweet Chili Sauce

Gluten Free Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Sweet chili sauce is a Thai favorite. You can purchase this sauce…

Sweet chili sauce is a Thai favorite. You can purchase this sauce in bottles. One brand that is gluten free is Thai Kitchen Sweet Chili Sauce. If you’re allergic to tapioca, choose another gluten free brand or make this recipe. It’s easy to make it at home, though; and can be stored for a very long time. (Though it begins to loose its heat after a month or so.) While ginger is not a common ingredient in sweet chili sauce, I provide it as an option in my recipe. Lately, I use fresh ginger in almost all of my Asian dishes. Use this sauce in dips, dipping sauces, and my favorite, chicken lettuce wraps. I think I’ll start using this as my go-to dip for my Gluten Free Potsticker Recipe. Since it contains no oil, it is low in fat and calories (not carbs). For added calories, use a little salad oil or my new Gluten Free Chili Oil Recipe.

Fish and Vegetables Cooked Using the Papillote Method

En Papillote: Cooking in Parchment Paper Without Oil

The summer season is almost over. Now it’s time to lose a…

The summer season is almost over. Now it’s time to lose a few pounds before the holidays hit us hard (at least for me). En papillote is a method of cooking that omits oil and other fats such as butter. Instead, you steam-bake the items, seasonings, and if desired, a small amount of broth or wine, in parchment paper. (Aluminum foil is avoided as it can leach into your food.) The natural juices of poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit entwine and develop amazing flavor without oil or fat. You can steam-bake vegetables by themselves, too. Be sure to read the “Tips” section below to find out how to make my favorite en papillote chicken recipe.

En papillote cooking is so easy, you have to try it once and you’ll be hooked! It can turn pungent fish such as mackerel into a delightful and healthful dish. You can even make low-carb dishes by substituting starch (rice, potatoes, pasta and bread) for additional veggies.

Image: Meringue Cups

Miniature Meringue Cake Recipe (Dairy-Free Options)

Happy New Year! If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose…

Happy New Year! If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, these miniature meringue cakes are the perfect dessert to cut back on carbs. Use gluten-free dairy-free whipped cream as suggested below or heavy whipping cream is wonderful for making in advance, making more time to spend with guests.

Image: Hearty Gluten Free Salad

Hearty Tex Mex Gluten Free Salad with Mango & Feta Cheese

This version of the tex mex favorite salad is gluten free and…

This version of the tex mex favorite salad is gluten free and hearty enough to fill your family or guests without being high in fat. It is all up to you on the final calories when you add your dressing. Serve it as is, or serve it on a bed of baby greens or your favorite lettuce. Add a bit of heat by adding salsa or spicy peppers. You can also add a bit of hot sauce to your favorite creamy dressing.

Image: Strawberry Tomato Salsa

Strawberry Tomato Salsa (Naturally Gluten Free)

If you are seeking a refreshing summer recipe, this strawberry tomato salsa…

If you are seeking a refreshing summer recipe, this strawberry tomato salsa is it! It is often served with fish, however, you can also serve it with chicken or pork. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips or serve it as a salad atop a bed of baby greens. Either way you serve it, those who have never tried it, usually thoroughly enjoy it.

Image: Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Easy Vegetable Gluten Free Pasta Salad

Summer time or winter time, a room temperature salad is perfect. This…

Summer time or winter time, a room temperature salad is perfect. This easy gluten free pasta salad is great at picnics as you can remove it from the ice chest to reach room temperature when you first arrive. When serving it at home you can do the same thing or serve it as soon as you make it. Use your favorite salad dressing, though I recommend Italian. I have included a link to my article on Answers.com which lists several gluten free salad dressing brands and flavors.

Image: Ingredients for Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute

Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute (Gluten-Free Corn-Free Dairy-Free)

If  you’re baking a gluten free dessert and you’re in need of…

If  you’re baking a gluten free dessert and you’re in need of a dairy free substitute for sweetened condensed milk, you’re in luck! This substitute recipe works well in baked bars, cheesecake, fudge, cakes and more, that call for sweetened condensed milk. I converted it to gluten-free with corn-free options from Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute. You should go there and check out all of the positive feedback for the gluten version. I hope this helps many of you gluten-free dairy-free dieters. It is not only a substitute, but healthier for you than some non-organic brands.

Image: Gluten Free Gazpacho

Gluten Free Gazpacho Shooters

Carol Fenster, an internationally renowned and awarded gluten free expert and author,…

Carol Fenster, an internationally renowned and awarded gluten free expert and author, who contributes to my blog once a month, created this flavorful gluten free gazpacho recipe. I absolutely love the ideas of serving them as shooters. What a great summer party idea. I hope this recipe is the talk of your 4th of July party or other summer event. Enjoy!