Homegrown Salad with Gluten Free Dressing

It is picking time!  I harvest first thing in the morning, as the weather is heating up and the lettuce gets wilted in the afternoon.

The first picking produced enough salad greens to make dinner.  I carefully cut the oldest leaves and let the others mature for the next meal. Below is a great recipe that is naturally gluten free and tasty for everyone.

Homemade Gazpacho Dressing

3 Tablespoons tomato juice I buy a six pack of small cans of tomato juice and will have it on hand for future salads.

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 Tablespoon extravirgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 garlic clove minced
Combine ingredients and stir well.

Salad

6 cups of salad green – Homegrown is best!  And store bought is good too. Also, the salad ingredients can be halved for a smaller salad.

2 diced tomatoes

1 diced cucumber

1/3 cup of feta cheese

1/2  orange bell pepper diced  (or what ever color you like)

1 small bunch of green onions chopped

1 (16 ounce) can of cannellini  beans rinsed or any white bean

Toss ingredients into a salad.

I like to serve the dressing on the side, as I usually don’t finish the salad at one meal.  The dressing is strong and only a small amount is needed per serving. It is great for any salad.

*Check out my blog category “Gluten Free” for more easy GF recipes with everyday ingredients.

Adapted from Cooking Light

 


Flashback Friday – Christmas Treats

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Those who have to eat Gluten Free can feel a little left out at Christmas time.  Most of the delicious sweet treats are off limits for us.  I have gathered a few alternatives that use everyday ingredients easily found at the market.  The best part is that most of the recipes just happen to be GF, so everyone will enjoy them.  Make some treats for yourself and always take some with you to holiday parties.

Also, there are now many mixes offered that aren’t so bad.  Yes, I have never been a big fan of them, but they are improving. 

Here is a quick change up to make Christmas Brownies from a mix.

Choose your favorite brand of brownie mix.

Add 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract into the mix.

10 minutes before baking is done sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top (about 1/3 cup or as much as you want).

 

Take a look at the Christmas recipes and maybe one will become a new family favorite.

Gluten Free Sweets for Christmas (or any time).

Peppermint Bark

 

PS  If you are newly diagnosed or know someone who is, check out my Gluten Free collection of recipes that are naturally GF using everyday ingredients.

HAPPY EATING!!


Flashback Friday

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It is time to flashback to some Gluten Free cooking.  There is nothing like some Pulled Pork BBQ in the summer time.  Once the Pulled Pork is made, it can be used in a couple more recipes.  If you have had enough, it is easy to freeze the meat.  I put some extra BBQ sauce on top of the pork before popping it into the freezer.

My favorite is the Tostados.  I love the crunchy tortilla and guacamole.

  • If you know someone that has been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, please send them to my blog.  I have easy recipes made from everyday ingredients and enough variety to keep them cooking for until they figure out how to eat gluten free.

 

Easy Pulled Pork BBQ

Pulled Pork Tostados

Pulled Pork Arepas Appetizers

Pulled Pork Pupusas


Flashback Friday

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The Flashback this week is Onion Casserole.  It is a naturally Gluten Free recipe that everyone will enjoy.

If you need to eat GF or are newly diagnosed, please check out the recipes on the Gluten Free part of my blog.  All are easy to make with ordinary ingredients that can be found in your local market.  I have included a variety of foods to get you started on the diet.


Flashback Friday

Many bloggers that I follow are commenting on the end of the growing season and colder weather.  We experienced frost a week ago and now the temperatures are climbing up to the high 70’s. Yes, one day the heat is on and the next the air conditioner is running. The big question of the day is shorts or long pants.

None the less, it is a good time of year for a hearty stew.  Cider Stew happens to be Gluten Free and interestingly, tapioca is used as the thickener.

Enjoy!

A Winter Stew


Flashback Friday

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just days away.  I am flashing back to a gluten free recipe for Pumpkin Flan.  It is really, really creamy and delicious. The Flan can be easily transported in the baking pan and turned out onto a plate at your destination.  Needless to say, I take my own dessert with me to Thanksgiving dinner.

A Thanksgiving Dessert


Flashback Friday

I am going back to a Gluten Free post again.  This week it is Flourless Chocolate Cake.  All I can say is YUM and I have never made a bad one.  I always make one for the holidays and it even tastes better a day or two later.

All ingredients can be found in your local market.   I am always asked for this recipe from my non-gluten free friends.  Enjoy!