Roasted vegetables have a more intense flavor and a denser texture than many methods of gluten-free cooking. They are as easy to prepare as the steamed or braised method. I especially like the bit of crusty surface they develop, sort of like on a fried potato, but without the fat.
A salad with napa cabbage has a more tender texture and a milder, sweeter flavor than most types of American cabbage. And, to make it even better, its vitamins and minerals make it a healthy addition to a gluten-free diet.
I love the flavor of napa cabbage. It’s such a pleasant, healthy addition to my gluten-free diet.
It has a problem, though…
…It’s so delicate that it can easily be overwhelmed if it’s combined with the wrong flavors and textures.
Fuel. Energy. Nourishment. Keeping it all in balance so that we have what we need to satisfy our appetites, maintain our energy, fuel our activity… that’s what would be healthy for us. And that balance is different for each person.
Just the right mix of herbs combined with celery, mushrooms and onion, then tossed with the cornbread and cooked a bit more. On your plate it mingles with the gravy for an ideal side dish for chicken or turkey. We sometimes try other herbs and seasonings, but this is our traditional favorite. You can also stuff your favorite…
Chili is a traditional Tex-Mex dish in my home-town of San Antonio. In fact, it’s been cooked and served there since at least the 1700s, often by local women selling bowls full of steaming chili con carne from their carts or wagons in the market squares. It’s basically a gluten-free dish of chili peppers and meat.
There were many different recipes then, but, just as now, they all depended on the chili pepper to make a good pot of chili con carne, “chili with meat.” For someone who is celiac, gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive, or for anyone else, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy it. My gluten-free recipe today adds beans, tomatoes and a few other seasonings.