When I lay out a plan to seat my guests at a dinner, I want to balance the personalities at each table. I want each group to have some who are gentle and mature, some who are a little outspoken and some who maybe are energetic with a few good stories to share.
Similarly, when I’m looking for a completing touch to a gluten-free holiday menu, I can add this tangy, saucy, sweet and spicy choice that is already gluten-free — Spiced Cranberry Pear Sauce.
A perennial dinner favorite in my house is Creamed Tuna.
It’s good when I’m short on time and I need to go shopping, but we’re hungry right now…so my gluten-free diet also has to satisfy everyone in the family.
The foundation of this easy dinner is a medium white sauce. I learned a long time ago that a basic white sauce or cream sauce is a kitchen standby, and it’s just as useful for a gluten-free diet as it is for gluten-y cooking. It works for a lot of my favorite 30 minute meals!
This old family favorite is made from scratch, even the sauce, so you know that it’s safe for a gluten-free diet.
Since the chicken is boneless and skinless, it’s easier to serve and clean up than the bone-in version.
You can use your favorite vegetables in it, but our favorites are either green beans, or peas and carrots, or chopped broccoli. You’ll have a complete meal in one dish with this gluten-free casserole. If you want to make it dairy-free, you can use the oil instead of butter or margarine, and also use a dairy-free milk, or mushroom or vegetable stock instead.
Vibrant, zesty salsa adds excitement to a gluten-free main dish, side or snack. Having an easy basic recipe for it is a must in my family. Here is one of…