A chef at the Pelicano’s restaurant at Hyatt Zilara Cancun created this twist on Caesar salad dressing as a solution for my citrus allergies. I fell in love with it and so has my family/guests. Traditional Caesar salad dressing contains lemon juice, olive oil, raw or coddled egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper. This version contains only basil pesto sauce and a little additional olive oil. It is much more figure-friendly. This dressing is extremely easy to prepare and will impress your guests. You’ll hear reactions such as, “I never thought about this before!” and “I have plenty of pesto sauce at home!” and “It’s much healthier than Caesar dressing!” and even, “I like this better than Caesar salad!” Continue reading “Gluten Free Pesto Caesar Salad (Egg-Free)”
While I already have a gluten free focaccia recipe on this site, I wanted to share my garlic herb version with you. You can use it to make bread crumbs, croutons, serve it as sandwich bread, or dinner bread. I like to cut each piece into three strips and serve them to dip in garlic-herb olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum! My husband also enjoys the sticks dipped in pizza sauce. Continue reading “Gluten Free Garlic Herb Focaccia – Croutons – Bread Crumbs”
Naan is the Indian version of flatbread. There are two versions, crisp/firm and the one I prefer, soft. The soft is to-die-for and is the only version I make! Everyone who has tried my skillet version raves about it. If you have a pizza stone, that version is even better! That’s all I make during the fall and winter. To avoid my kitchen from over-heating, I use the stovetop version during the summer months. Continue reading “Soft Gluten Free Garlic Naan – Oven-Baked or Stovetop”
I have been experimenting with my gluten free naan recipe for my upcoming cookbook. Meanwhile, I already have a recipe for a skillet version on this site. I have added a baked version to the skillet version and explore an additional option in my cookbook, which should be published this fall, Carla’s 125 Best Gluten Free Recipes (including some new recipes, not on this site.) Meanwhile, enjoy this delicious dish! Continue reading “Oven Baked Gluten Free Naan Recipe, Beef Stew and Mint Sauce”
Navajo fry bread was made by the Navajo Indians. Once other tribes began creating their own versions of the bread, it was known as Indian fry bread. Not all recipes for Indian fry bread contain yeast, but this version does. Some use cornmeal, while this one does not. I got the idea when a reader recently emailed me about how my gluten free pizza dough recipe (that you can make in a bread machine or not) turned out to be perfect for gluten free Indian fry bread. She doesn’t use a bread machine, but makes the dough by hand. You can do either. I have adjusted the recipe a bit if you just wish to try 1/3 of the pizza dough recipe. I used less egg white, a little more oil, a little more water, and a higher ratio of cornstarch for crispness. To my amazement, it was absolutely fabulous! I didn’t expect this Indian fry bread (actually a flatbread) to be appealing since it is a thicker dough than I am accustomed to using for what I consider American-Mexican food, but it was. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Indian Fry Bread (Navajo Flatbread)”
Lefse is a soft flatbread, similar to a tortilla. This gluten free lefse recipe is no different. It is often made of potatoes, however you may use gluten-free potato buds (see link below for a gluten free brand). There are many different versions of lefse. The Norwegian version is made of flour, usually potato, cream, sometimes lard, and cooked on a griddle. Special tools are usually used to make lefse, even gluten free lefse. Most people use a griddle, a rolling pin cover, and a lefse stick to turn them over. However, if you get creative you can make them with other tools and pans (see Tips section below.) When using fresh potatoes, you need to use a ricer. However, this recipe calls for Potato Buds instead of fresh potatoes. I know not everyone owns a ricer. I will publish a recipe for lefse made with fresh potatoes another day. Meanwhile, enjoy this recipe!
It’s time to shine the spotlight on another gluten-free author, actually two, Donna Washburn and Heather Butt, the authors of yet another gluten-free cookbook, Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking. Today, I present their Mediterranean-style topping for gluten-free focaccia. Stay tuned in tomorrow for another recipe from this wonderful cookbook, followed by yet another recipe, and a review and giveaway of this cookbook. It’s 4 days of celebration! Meanwhile, enjoy their gluten-free focaccia recipe. Continue reading “Gluten Free Focaccia Mediterranean-Style”