Traditional Gluten Free Carbonara

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Carbonara is an Italian dish traditionally made with raw eggs, cheese, and pancetta, (an Italian cold cut) or bacon. ¬†Learn how to cook non-pasteurized eggs to¬†help prevent salmonella. This classic dish is easily made into a gluten free carbonara by using your favorite gluten free pasta. It’s rich sauce is a way to impress guests, easily, with little effort!¬† Continue reading “Traditional Gluten Free Carbonara”

Gluten Free Ham Recipes from Leftovers

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I thought since many of you served ham on Easter you would appreciate having some gluten free ham recipes to use up your leftover ham. They include breakfast to dinner and casseroles to empanadas. While many of these dishes contain cheese they can easily be made dairy-free and vegan by using dairy-free substitute cheese. Just be sure to use a gluten free brand.¬†My favorite brand is Follow Your Heart. If you cannot locate this brand try the Daiya brand. It’s my next favorite. My favorite¬†brand of gluten free pasta is Barilla and Jovial Egg Pasta.

Meanwhile, I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and/or friends.

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Gluten Free Mexican Casserole with Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

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This gluten free mexican casserole couldn’t be easier or fast to prepare. The sausage cooks in about 3 minutes. If you use package shredded cheese, it speeds up the process and clean up. You can even prepare the individual ingredients ahead of time, separately, and layer right before baking. It’s great for a weeknight meal for the working individual. Enjoy. We did, as it was a refreshing change. Continue reading “Gluten Free Mexican Casserole with Green Chile Enchilada Sauce”

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole (Dairy- and Soy-Free Options)

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Perfect for the holidays, this gluten free green bean casserole recipe is cheesy and creamy. You may make it dairy-free and vegan by using a dairy-free buttery spread and dairy-free sour cream. If you’re dairy-free and soy-free, finding a sour cream may be difficult. I provide you with a link to my new dairy-free sour cream recipe using cashew nuts! Cashews are used in the vegan community as a substitute for sour cream to cream cheese. It is rich, high in fat, making it easy to cream. I hope you enjoy this new dairy-free substitute! Continue reading “Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole (Dairy- and Soy-Free Options)”

Creamy Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

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If you are looking for a different way to consume your left over turkey from Thanksgiving, this gluten free turkey casserole is a sure way to do so. You may use the Progresso Vegetable Classics Cream of Mushroom Soup (it’s labeled gluten-free). If you’re like me, you may pick out the mushrooms and just use the sauce. As an alternative, check out the link to my Homemade Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom Soup or Cheese Sauce recipe. Either way it’s creamy goodness! Continue reading “Creamy Gluten Free Turkey Casserole”

Gluten Free Turkey Divan

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Another great way to make a turkey casserole with your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving is to make a gluten free turkey divan, which is a creamy casserole made with pasta, broccoli and cheese. The original version, chicken divan originates from a hotel in New York that served it long ago. What really makes this recipe, is the crunchy topping of bread crumbs. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful, and that you’ll be able to enjoy this recipe sometime this week. And if you have kids, this is a great way to disguise the taste of broccoli! Continue reading “Gluten Free Turkey Divan”

Gluten Free Lasagna – Chicken Spinach with Creamy Basil Sauce

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My experiment for an easy gluten free ravioli turned south. So, I decided to use the filling to layer a gluten free lasagna recipe instead. It really tastes no different than a ravioli, just bigger. This was so delicious! And you’d never know it contained chicken. I’ve included dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian options. If you’re not a spinach fan, use another green such as fresh basil, or even arugula. And of course, the filling may be used for stuffing ravioli, as well. Just refrigerate it until chilled.

If basil and spinach is not your thing, here’s my Traditional Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe.

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Gluten Free Mexican Casserole (TexMex)

GF Mexican Casserole

I was going to make¬†pupusas which contain¬†the same basic ingredients as this gluten free Mexican casserole, but you have to make patties out of the cornmeal and stuff each one individually, seal it up and then fry them. Being lazy, I thought, “Why not just make a one dish casserole?” And I’d prevent the higher fat fried food, as well! This dish can be made with leftover ground beef or bison, chopped chicken or turkey, tender chopped beef, and more. Add cheese to the mixture, or not. I added mine on¬†the time to keep some form to the casserole. It was delicious, but the key is using black refried beans instead of regular. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Mexican Casserole (TexMex)”