We rediscovered chard this summer. We had eaten it before, once every year or two, but I didn’t remember it tasted as good as it has this summer. We’re making up for lost time. I’ve served it every couple of weeks lately.
On a hot summer day, a scoop of tangy, creamy, crunchy potato salad makes a great gluten-free side dish. This versatile standby, dressed up with agave nectar and bacon, complements a barbecue sandwich or a hot fillet of fish or a grilled hot dog equally well. Better yet, it can be prepared earlier in the day, so the kitchen isn’t hot from cooking potatoes.
With a little care, potato salad can be gluten-free without any special substitutes.If you’re new to gluten-free cooking, remember to use mayonnaise that has not been contaminated by a gluten-y knife or spoon.
Honey drizzled over warm cornbread…wonderful! Raspberry preserves spread over a another wedge…delicious! During a week of making extra-easy meals, I really enjoyed a simple pan of crusty cornbread. Some of it went with soup. I toasted another wedge in the oven to go with chili and beans. The last piece was pan-grilled to go with eggs for breakfast.
Need something gluten-free that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg that is delicious and nutritious? You might find that this is right up your alley….
… A good way to save some money and eat healthy at the same time is to cook some basic foods from scratch. Using whole foods, like this easy-to-cook recipe for Blackeyed Pea Soup does, makes living gluten-free so much easier.
A light, flavorful, yet filling bowl of homemade chicken soup fits a lot of descriptions. It’s nutritious. Comforting. Easy on the waistline. Not so well known is how easy it can be to make. Even gluten-free soup can be quick and easy.
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.
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.
This raw, chilly spring day made me think that the time had finally arrived for some warm, comforting soup! I love to curl up on the sofa with a good book or a crossword puzzle and a steaming cup of my home-made soup.
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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