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 […]

Spaghetti Squash with a Hearty Vegan Sauce

PrintSpaghetti Squash with a Hearty Vegan Sauce Ingredients1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 small green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1/2 – 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (use canned in a pinch) 1 (6.5 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (6 ounce) can […]

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

Quick Hearty Minestrone

You can make this a vegan/vegetarian Minestrone, by using a vegetable stock and replacing the meat with another can or two of beans, and omitting the Parmesan. PrintQuick Hearty Minestrone Ingredients2 medium carrots, chopped 1 cup chopped cabbage 1 celery rib, thinly sliced 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil […]

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
December 16th, 2011Recipes, Sides, VegetarianMelinda 0 Comments

PrintParmesan Potatoes Ingredients2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes pounds total peeled (if you want to), quartered, and rinsed 1 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup cream 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Freshly ground black pepper to taste InstructionsPut the quartered potatoes in a large saucepan with enough […]

Gluten Free Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are great for dinner, breakfast or brunch.  For dinner preparations you can mince fresh chives and combine with sour cream of  your choice, or top with applesauce like latkes.  You can dress it up a bit and top with caramelized onions.  A great side to a steak dinner. PrintGluten Free Potato Pancakes […]

Gluten Free Pound Cake
December 15th, 2011Cakes, Desserts, Recipes, VegetarianMelinda 2 Comments

A Gluten Free Pound Cake recipe from my friend Tim, The Big Guy in the Kitchen. PrintGluten Free Pound Cake Ingredients3 sticks softened margarine 3 cups sugar 5 large eggs 3 cups gf flour (3 parts white rice flour, 2 parts corn starch) 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 […]

Cheddar Cheese Polenta
December 8th, 2011Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides, VegetarianMelinda 0 Comments

PrintCheddar Cheese Polenta Feel free to substitute your non dairy or vegan dairy products in this dish.Ingredients1 cup whole milk 1 cup water 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup polenta 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded InstructionsIn a large pot over medium-high heat, bring milk, […]

Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

PrintGluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients6 oz dry gluten free bread crumbs, I make mine from toasted Udi’s Bread, about 5-6 slices. 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1 1/2 cups very hot water 1/4 cup butter melted 12 large fresh mushrooms, stems removed 1 (8 ounce) package cream […]

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