Tuesday, January 29, 2008

gluten-free registry

Thanks, Rob and Lisa from Washington, for this awesome tip!

Gluten-Free Registry is a site that has you plug in your state of interest (where you live or where you plan to travel to) and many gluten-free restaurants, bakeries, caterers, etc. appear at your fingertips. I am eager to use it and super appreciative of their effort preparing and launching this. Read their press release here.

By clicking on my state, CA, from their map I just found a gluten-free bakery in a town about 15 minutes away. Brilliant site.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tortilla Beef Caserole

Thanks, Marci in Texas, for sending the recipe and photos in. The books looks like a wonderful kitchen helper, I will keep my eye out for it.

Tortilla Beef Casserole

1 package (about 17 oz.) refrigerated fully cooked beef pot roast
(or 1 can roast beef – the canned chicken beef at Costco are my best friends!)
1 jar (16 oz.) salsa
6 corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ½ cups canned or frozen corn kernels
1 cup canned black beans or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

1.Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spry.
2.Drain and discard gravy from pot roast;cut or shred beef into bite-size pieces.
3.Combine beef, salsa, tortillas, corn and beans in large bowl; mix well. Transfer to prepared casserole dish. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.


Marci tells us: I found this recipe in a new cookbook I bought at Costco, One Dish. This is my second week with the book and I LOVE it! It was only $10 and has tons of easy recipes that are either gluten-free or easily made gluten-free. We had this tortilla casserole tonight and thought it was super delicious and easy to make!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gluten-Free French Fries

Can you tell we love cheese?

Cheddar Fries are gluten-free. But check your labels, not all french fries are free from gluten!
These happen to be Ore-Ida Golden Krinkles. Here is their gluten-free list of products.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

baked chicken over corn

I posted this meal before, it's becoming a staple in my home. I just like this photo better than the last time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Campbell's Soup: Gluten Free

I finally found (at Target!) one of the few Campbell's soups that is gluten-free: Chicken Broccoli Cheese (an potato). I was curious about the flavor and texture and can finally report on it.
It's a bit light for a meal. I found it flavorful enough for something out of a can. I think it would be perfect tossed with some cooked gf noodles (penne, linguini, or spaghetti) along with two cooked cans of the soup, perhaps with some gf biscuits. Nevermind the potatoes in it, it's not chunky enough that it would be noticable. It serves more like a thick sauce than a chunky soup.
It will be a repeat purchase to stock in my pantry, but it needs something more with it. I hear a caserole waiting to be improved with this addition....let me know if you discover it's perfect recipe/ dinner mate.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Chicken Rolls

These are Shelly Bennion's photos and her recipe. I love the one of her darling son eating the goods. p.s. my oldest has the exact same shirt!

Chicken Rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat two muffin pans with non-stick spray or butter.
RollsYou can use your favorite GF roll or muffin mix. Choose a recipe or mix that prepares light & airy rolls. We used Kinnikinnick Bread and Bun mix. Prepare the mix as per the directions. Set bowl aside.

2 (12.5 ounce) cans of cooked chicken breast
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (or neufchatel for less fat)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder*
1/2 tsp. black pepper*
1/2 tsp. onion powder (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh onions)*
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (or walnuts)*

You can substitute the garlic, onion and parsley for flavors and spices of your own*

1 package GF crackers, crushed (we used Glutino and added Mrs Dash for flavor)
1/4 cup melted butter
Drain chicken. Separate breast meat with a fork. Mix in cream cheese until it is evenly spread. Add garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, parsley and mix thoroughly. Mix in pecans.
Place 1/8 cup of muffin dough into each muffin mold (should fill bottom 1/3/ of muffin tin). Roll a small ball of chicken mix in your hand. Place into the dough and push down. Cover with a scoop of muffin dough. Use a frosting knife to spread the dough around the chicken.
Coat the top of the roll with butter and then sprinkle with crushed crackers. Bake as per the directions on the roll/muffin mix.

Serve with your choice of sides. Our boys like it with rice and steamed broccoli!

Thanks, Shelly! These look awesome!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

gluten-free meatballs

gluten-free meatballs

1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)

1/2 to 1 cup corn meal

2 eggs

about 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

In a large bowl beat the eggs and add uncooked ground beef into bowl. Mix well with hands. Add corn meal to desired consistency, I like it to stick well together. Add seasoning and mix well with hands again.

Roll them into 1 inch balls and place in fry pan lightly greased. I found it best to cook them as if they are triangles, flipping them from one of three sides over and over once browned using tongs. Serve with gf spaghetti and I enjoyed it this week with my homemade tomato sauce. Yummy!