Some people think that gluten-free cooking always tastes bad, or at least that it’s always worse than “gluten-y” food. They would be wrong.
No one wants poor imitations of good food. Gluten-free living should have wonderful food that is also gluten-free. No reason it shouldn’t also be nutritious…full of fiber, vitamins and minerals just like everyone should have. Even cookies can have some healthy ingredients along with their sweetness: whole grains, high protein flours, nuts and eggs, for example.
To prove the concept that gluten-free cooking is attractive to more people than just celiacs, consider the simple Peanut Butter Cookie. Sweet, tender, rich and a little crunchy, it’s a favorite of many who have no intention of eating anything gluten-free.
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Posted by Pat - April 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Categories: American, Casein-free, Cookies, Dairy-free, Dessert, Frugal, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Meatless Tags: celiac, celiac disease, coeliac, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, Gluten-Free, gluten-free living, gluten-free nutrition
“Yum!” I heard as I was setting up a photo of the Butterscotch Bars I’d just baked. I turned around to see my husband grabbing a whole handful of them from the pan as he was finishing his first mouthful. He’s usually not so interested in my gluten-free cookies, but these really were outstanding.
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Posted by Pat - April 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm
Categories: American, Cookies, Dessert, Frugal, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Quick and Easy, Whole Foods Tags: celiac, celiac disease, coeliac, gfree, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, Gluten-Free, gluten-free meals, gluten-free nutrition, gluten-free recipe, gluten-free recipes, nut-free
Navy beans are one of our favorites here…well, especially Al’s favorites. He likes them with just about anything…in a salad, as part of a main dish or as a side in a main meal. He likes them in many combinations, but most of all, he likes them in soup.
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Posted by Pat - April 13, 2011 at 12:15 am
Categories: American, Casein-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Frugal, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Lunch Menu, Meatless, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soups, Soy-free, Whole Foods Tags: casein-free, celiac, celiac disease, coeliac, gfree, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, gluten-free bean soup, gluten-free living, gluten-free meals, gluten-free navy bean soup, gluten-free nutrition, gluten-free recipe, gluten-free recipes, gluten-free soup, living gluten-free, navy bean soup
As fresh asparagus begins to show up in the produce market in abundance, I find many recipes to enjoy it – soups, salads, sides, quiches – you get the idea. The best way to enjoy it, though, is perhaps the simplest – pan-grilled in a little oil (or, if you’re like my husband, in a little butter) until crisp-tender, with simple herbs and maybe a squeeze of lemon just before serving. This is cooking gluten-free, making food everyone will like.
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Posted by Pat - April 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Categories: American, Casein-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Dinner Menu, Egg-free, GI - Low Glycemic, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Carb, Lunch Menu, Meatless, Nut-free, Quick and Easy, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegetable Dish, Wheat-free Tags: casein-free, celiac, celiac disease, coeliac, cooking gluten-free, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, Gluten-Free, gluten-free cooking, gluten-free living, gluten-free meals, gluten-free nutrition, gluten-free recipes, living gluten-free, Wheat-free
Gluten-free and Gluten-y family members alike will all absolutely love this beef round steak with vegetables from the crock pot recipe.
It's a classic stick-to-the-ribs family-style meal that is every bit as good as your favorite stew... And, you can thicken the delicious broth that you'll get after simmering for several hours in your slow cooker into a silky-smooth gravy that will make the meal even better.
This meal only takes 20-minutes or so to put together and then can simmer for as long as necessary... Whatever that means in your world. It's a low preparation-time recipe that you and your whole family are sure to enjoy.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is high-lighted by a quick-and-easy 30 minute meal featuring Roasted Chicken Breasts garnished with veggies. I've used some of my favorite cut vegetables in Day 5's treat. However, you can modify the recipe to use yours!
But, no matter what you top it with... Steaming hot from the oven, it's sure to look good and taste delicious too!
... I usually use my own preference for the proportion of pasta to vegetables in this dish. Try it and decide what works best for you. I often cook more veggies than the recipe calls for. And, I'll keep them in a separate dish so that I can add more of them to my plate if the mood strikes me. Depending on how many carbs I've already had that day, I may skip the pasta entirely and just have my sauce with the veggies... I really like just the veggies in sauce sometimes. This is one of my family's favorite gluten-free ground beef recipes. The gluten-free sauce combined with the ground beef seasoned perfectly to your taste can be a marvelous addition to your meal time.
… As I looked around the Internet recently I noticed articles and comments about individuals becoming ill because they used condiments which were not gluten-free. I understand from first-hand experience how very easy it is to accidentally contaminate your food with condiments such as Worcestershire sauce, bouillon cubes and things like this. I’ve done it myself... I don't know how many times.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is highlighted by the fact that it's got 2 Slow Cooker Meals and 5 quick, 30 Minute Meals. The meals are all quick or "no-brainer" easy! I guess it reflects the fact that I've been out of the office for several weeks on a temporary assignment. So I'm "knockin' 'em out" fast and furious today.
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