Asparagus with Gluten Free Hollandaise Sauce

As a child my mother served the family asparagus with mayonnaise on the side for dipping. I suppose it was a busy mother’s quick solution to asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Don’t get me wrong. It was delicious and I still use this myself! It hides the bitter taste of asparagus, especially for kids. However, asparagus with gluten free hollandaise sauce is such a treat! Continue reading “Asparagus with Gluten Free Hollandaise Sauce”

Savory Cherry Sauce – Gluten Free

Rather than using ketchup and other highly processed sauces, you can use fresh fruit to make your own sauces used for toppings like this savory cherry sauce. It is a very creative recipe which you can adjust to meet your tastes. I like to change the seasonings, wine, and type of onion used. However, in a savory cherry sauce, it is best to use a sweet onion such as green (shallots) or even red. Due to chemicals in so many of our condiments, consider adding homemade gluten free sauces to  your gluten free recipes. Continue reading “Savory Cherry Sauce – Gluten Free”

Gluten Free Consumer Magazine Review

There are only a handful of gluten-free magazines available, namely, Living Without, Delight Gluten Free Magazine, Gluten-Free Living and some online. The newly launched, The Gluten Free Consumer magazine, brings something new to the table. It is touted as a 16 page magazine full of reviews and $75 worth of coupons that will save us time and money. But is the question is, out of all the gluten-free magazines that exist, is this one you can trust? I haven’t read this magazine, but can definitely provide you with some important information about the company. Continue reading “Gluten Free Consumer Magazine Review”

5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

While watching Diners Drive-ins and Dives I heard the words “5 Cheese Easy Grilled Cheese Sandwich”. Ah, it seems like I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in ages, not to mention a gluten free grilled cheese sandwich. My husband calls this sandwich The Widow Maker (high fat, high cholesterol, high sodium) though he ate half my sandwich, after stating he was only going to have a couple of bites. I say everything in moderation. Time for lunch or a midnight snack? Check out this recipe and make you and your family some easy gluten free sandwiches and eat at your own risk! It’s super crunchy! Continue reading “5 Cheese Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

Gluten Free Hash Browns with Potatoes and Zucchini

Gluten Free Hash Browns and Zucchini

In an effort to add more vegetables to my diet, I am finding more and more ways of either hiding them or adding them to standard recipes. Homemade hash browns do not take much longer to cook than the frozen kind. The only extra work is in peeling them. However, they don’t turn out as crispy as frozen do. I just shred my potatoes, zucchini and onion through the food processor and it’s prepped in no time! Continue reading “Gluten Free Hash Browns with Potatoes and Zucchini”

Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars Without Coconut

Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars without Coconut

With the hot weather we’ve been having, I thought I would make a no-bake dessert. Nanaimo bars are a Canadian treat. I substituted the traditional packaged pudding (or packaged pastry cream, depending upon brand) with gluten-free cream cheese (just 2 tablespoons). You can always use your own homemade custard. Mothers and grandmothers used to make these for their kids beginning in the 50’s and 60’s, and some still do. I made them without coconut, due to food allergies. Shredded coconut is usually used in the bottom layer. I substituted coarsely chopped almond meal. You can use regular. I just ground my own. This is a special treat that everyone can enjoy because you can change ingredients fairly easily to allow for food allergies. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars Without Coconut”

Fried Colored Potatoes and Onion

This dish is not only attractive, but very tasty, and naturally gluten free. If you are used to frying or roasting potatoes, adding a bit of chopped onion and/or garlic provides quite a bit of flavor. However, all three of these potatoes tend to have more flavor than brown/russet potatoes. Using colored potatoes is also very attractive in potato salad, as well. I picked up a very small bag of baby colored potatoes at Trader Joe’s. If you have one locally, you may want to check there if you can’t find them in your local supermarket. Continue reading “Fried Colored Potatoes and Onion”

Gluten Free Vegan Italian Pasta Casserole

Gluten Free Vegan Casserole with Artichoke Hearts

When my husband isn’t home for dinner, I often just throw any ingredients in a pan and go for it. I don’t need meat every night. This is my favorite out of all of my gluten free pasta recipes, and it happens to be gluten free veganThe other night I went in my pantry for dog food when I spotted a jar of artichoke hearts and immediately thought of some with pasta, along with red bell pepper. The rest is history. I used just about every Italian ingredient I could get my hands on in my kitchen to create an authentic gluten free Italian recipe. It’s something that I knew must already exist; however, I had no name for it. That’s all I knew was I would be happy to pay for this in a fine restaurant as a main dish. I could eat this every night, if needed. Loved it! Let me know how you like it, if you give it a try. It may be used as a main dish or a side dish. Mangia! (Italian for “eat!”) Continue reading “Gluten Free Vegan Italian Pasta Casserole”

Gluten Free Marinades for Summertime Grilling

Image: Carol Fenster
Image: Carol Fenster
Carol Fenster, Ph.D.

By Carol Fenster

Most of us can benefit from a good soaking now and then. This is also true of food. When you fire up the grill this summer, think about soaking your meat in a marinade––a seasoned liquid that enhances flavor and texture.

Now, don’t think this is some exotic way of cooking. Many of our most popular foods are marinated. For example, Mexican fajitas, Indian dishes such as Tandoori, or dishes with an Asian flavor such as Teriyaki all require marinades to bring out their unique flavors. Continue reading “Gluten Free Marinades for Summertime Grilling”