Gluten Free Ham and Macaroni Salad
July 14th, 2012Main Dishes, Recipes, SaladsMelinda 2 Comments

PrintGluten Free Ham and Macaroni Salad Ingredients1/2 pound cooked ham, diced (I love Wellshire Farms, Turkey Ham Steaks) 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups gluten free elbow macaroni, cooked and chilled 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup dill pickles, finely chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons mustardInstructionsCombine ham, […]

Nicoise Salad 3 Ways

PrintNicoise Salad 3 Ways IngredientsOriginal Version 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed and snapped in half (I prefer hericot verts) 2 5-6 oz cans tuna in oil, drained 1/4 cup black olives, sliced or 3/4 cup whole, drained 2 Roma Tomatoes, quartered, (or any tomato, cherry tomatoes work well too) 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced […]

Texas Caviar
March 5th, 2012Appetizers, Recipes, Salads, Sides, SnacksMelinda 0 Comments

This is my version of Texas Caviar.  My guys are not super keen on 100% black-eyed peas, so I mix in black beans,  it also gives it a lot of contrasting color.  Texas Caviar is most often served as a dip with chips.  You can use it as a side, like a bean salad.. with […]

Gluten Free Chickpea Salad

I have made this off and on for years.  It is one of those accidental creations.  It is good anywhere you would have tuna or chicken salad. PrintGluten Free Chickpea Salad Ingredients1 (15-ounce) can no-salt added chickpeas, rinsed and drained (garbonzo beans) 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 2 tablespoons dill relish 2 tablespoons finely chopped […]

Cobb Salad
February 19th, 2012Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, SaladsMelinda 0 Comments

PrintCobb Salad Ingredients2-3 cups sliced or chopped cooked chicken 4 large boiled eggs, sliced or chopped 4-8 sliced bacon, or turkey bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 6 cups chopped hearts romaine lettuce 1-2 Tablespoon lemon juice 2 ripe avocados, diced 2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 red onion, chopped 1-2 cups crumbled Gluten […]

PrintRed Wine Dijon Viniagrette Ingredients3 Tablespoons red-wine vinegar 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 cup olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepperInstructionsCombine the vinegar with the mustard and garlic in a small bowl and whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Or shake is all up […]

Creamy Dairy Free Omega Slaw

I like the creamy, sweet type of slaws with certain meals.  Feel free to use poppy seeds if that is what you have on hand, just use a little less, they are not as tender as chia.   Now days we have Chia seeds, these great little seeds add whopping 2400mg of Omega 3 per Tablespoon.  […]

Warm Wilted Spinach Salad
January 6th, 2012Appetizers, Main Dishes, Salads, VegetarianDiscover Gluten Freedom 0 Comments

With bacon and eggs added, a warm, Wilted Spinach Salad can be a meal unto it self.  As a side, I will often omit the eggs.  We do not eat pork bacon, and no, we do not eat regular turkey bacon.  I prefer all natural, uncured turkey bacon.  It can be found in most stores […]

Seven Layer Dip, Salad or Dinner

This dish does not always have to be a snack or something you take to a potluck.   It is a meal in itself.   A salad even!   A great go to if you are looking for a vegetarian meal that really satisfies.  Just go easy on the chips!  I like to pile it on toasted […]

PrintTexican Vinaigrette Ingredients3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 1/2 cup oil (I don’t use olive oil here) 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 teaspoon grated garlic 1 heaping teaspoon taco seasoningInstructionsMix all ingredients together in a little jar and let meld at least 10 minutes before serving.3.1

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