Gluten Free Salad Dressing for Asian/Chinese Chicken Salad

Gluten-free Asian Salad

Little by little I am attempting to remove all soy from my diet. The one thing that I am still working on is converting some recipes to soy free. Therefore, for this Asian gluten free salad dressing recipe, often known as Chinese chicken salad, I chose to use balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar and soy sauce. I also used agave syrup to make it lower in effecting glycemic index levels. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Salad Dressing for Asian/Chinese Chicken Salad”

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan with Pesto Sauce

Gluten Free Pesto Chicken Parmesan Over Pesto Spaghetti

My husband’s favorite dish is chicken parmesan. Since my father was visiting and can no longer eat tomatoes (too acidic) and I am allergic to them, I thought I would create a gluten free chicken parmesan recipe with pesto sauce, which we could all eat. I topped breaded chicken with a pesto cream sauce. Mmmm! Dad being 100% Italian, loved this recipe, as did we! It’s very rich, though! You may need a nap after, especially if serving pasta! I used some of the pesto sauce with Jovial’s gluten-free angel hair pasta (Capellini) and served it with gluten-free zucchini casserole without any added spices. I was so hungry and it was so good, I didn’t realize that I hadn’t taken a photo of one of our plates until it was half gone! Luckily I shot a photo of it in the skillet! I like this recipe, as you can bread the chicken hours in advance and place in the fridge when ready to cook! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan with Pesto Sauce”

Shirataki Noodle Soup

Shirataki Soup

Shirataki noodles (aka Shirataki Yam Noodles) are considered miracle noodles, as they are gluten-free, calorie-free and contain very little carbohydrates! They contain much¬†glucomannan (soluble) fiber which is nature’s riches source of fiber. ¬†Soluble fiber is suggested for prevention and alleviation of IBS symptoms. Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese Konjac plant. They make the noodles plain or with tofu. Tofu is supposed to have a closer texture to regular pasta, but is soy based, therefore, I use the plain. ¬†You can throw together a quick soup made with shiratki noodles and whatever else you have on hand. This soup makes a great light lunch! You can use whatever meat you desire. I used grilled chicken breast. Below you will find a brand of gluten-free tamari (soy) sauce and a non-soy based substitute. ¬†In addition, I included a soy sauce substitute recipe! ¬†This is one of my favorite low-calorie gluten free soup recipes.¬†Enjoy! Continue reading “Shirataki Noodle Soup”

Gluten Free Stove-Top Chicken Potato Casserole

Gluten-free Chicken Potato Casserole

This one dish gluten free casserole is very easy to make! Rather than wait 1 hour in the oven to bake chicken and potatoes, you can cook it on the stove top in 15-20 minutes, depending upon the size of your potatoes. And you can leave the skins on the potatoes if you desire, which speeds up the prep work. I appreciated this recipe because it uses only one pan. To my surprise, as I am not usually one to eat chunks of onion and especially garlic, they turned out so sweet in the dish! I hope this makes your gluten-free dinner meals faster and easier! Continue reading “Gluten Free Stove-Top Chicken Potato Casserole”

Gluten Free Pasta Recipe: Chicken Alfredo

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

While on our at-home vacation I wanted to make a few special dinners. Though this gluten-free pasta recipe is high in calorie, my husband may have ordered this dish at our favorite local Italian Restaurant, Nativo’s. However, we had it at home, all gluten-free! Alfredo sauce is often used with fettucini, but I love capellini (angel hair¬†pasta)! I hope you enjoy this gluten free pasta as much we did. Mangia! (eat in Italian) Continue reading “Gluten Free Pasta Recipe: Chicken Alfredo”

Savory Gluten Free Chicken Salad on Rudi’s Bread

Gluten-free Savory Chicken Salad

I was out of town and running low on my Udi’s gluten-free sandwich bread. ¬†I wanted to pick some up while I was out, just in case. I went to Whole Foods in Napa, California and could not find Udi’s bread, but many other brands I lifted each one, looking for a light-weight bread like Udi’s, but they were all heavy, until…I found Rudi’s gluten-free bread! I thought, “Oh my! This is light!” I ended up not using it, but placed it in my sister’s freezer and brought it home with me. I was still using my Udi’s bread, until I realized I had not yet tried the Rudi’s bread. Wow! The texture is just like regular white bread! See the photo below for yourself. This made a great savory chicken salad sandwich.

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Gluten Free Chicken Biryani (Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice)

Image: Gluten Free Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice

This version of chicken biryani (Indian chicken recipe), is made with ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store and is a naturally gluten free recipe. I used to work near a restaurant that had the best Indian food ever. I miss their butter chicken, but cannot find a recipe which can even come close. I must say that this recipe is not butter chicken, however, it is buttery and I like it almost as much. It takes quite a bit of time to make, but the rice can be made in advance which is very convenient, especially if you are having guests. Enjoy this treat. I sure did! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Biryani (Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice)”

Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe

I usually prefer chicken breasts, in gluten free chicken salad¬†sandwiches, but I had a little left over dark meat chicken on hand, and because it was dark meat every time I looked at it, it reminded me of turkey. I then began to crave one of my old favorites, turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce sandwiches, which I have not had in years. But I usually like to eat a bit lighter than that for lunch, especially with all the appetizers I tested recently. Greek yogurt makes a great low-fat substitute for cream cheese, as well as mayonnaise, in sandwiches. Since I had dried cranberries on hand makes this recipe came close to my old favorite, but I added in a little feta cheese, which wasn’t really noticeable, but added flavor. A little added celery, walnuts and a touch of agave syrup did the trick! Get creative and make your own adjustments to this easy recipe. Perhaps some onion. What will you use? Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe”

Gluten Free Fondue Recipes – The Best Thing I Ever Ate!

Gluten Free Fondue Menu

When you have guests you’ll want to make your work as easy as possible the day of the event.¬† Serve something simple, yet elegant. Fondue is something you can prepare ahead of time, allowing time to mingle with your guests. Gluten free fondue also makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or special date night dinner. I”ve listed several gluten free fondue recipes ¬†They truly are my favorite gluten free recipes. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Fondue Recipes – The Best Thing I Ever Ate!”