Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

Hawaiian Pizza #glutenfree

This is the second pizza crust recipe I’ve posted, but I like it better because because it is dairy-free as well as gluten-free. I started with a pizza crust recipe from Ina Garten on the Food Network.  I cut the proportions in half and used Better Batter gluten-free flour. Crust Recipe 5 oz warm filtered water 1/2 Tbsp local honey 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 1/2 Tsp active dry yeast 2 cups...

Turkey Meatball Sandwiches #glutenfree

March 7, 2015: I’m updating this blog for turkey meatball sandwiches because I’ve tweaked both the bread and meatball recipe over the years and wanted to blog the cleaner updated versions. The picture above is so old and it’s funny because I could never eat that much for dinner today, but it’s nice to see how far we’ve come in our food journey (we used to eat these all the time and now it’s a...

Kale Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

At first I was afraid, I was petrified… But now I just love a kale salad!  And my husband will eat it, too. 🙂  I just needed a little tutorial on how to prepare it. Tear the fringe off the edges of the kale and discard (or compost) the stems.  Rinse well.  I then soak it in vinegar and water for about 15 minutes and rinse again.  Dry.  Toss with high-quality extra virgin olive oil....

Cauliflower Crab Cakes #glutenfree

Even though a few Pinterest recipes I’ve tried have been major fails (baked cheese sticks, anyone? ;)) – others have been worth the effort.  A few weeks ago, we used a Pinterest recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes. They were tasty, filling, and perfect for vegetarian night paired with a kale salad. Make them gluten-free by swapping out smashed up Rice Chex for panko (and adding about one cup instead of a half cup).  I also...

Mini Cheesecakes with Fig Preserves and Goat Cheese #glutenfree

I love searching through recipes on the Food Network or in Food & Wine Magazine and finding something that I can convert to gluten-free.  Usually I don’t have to change very much, except the flour, so I don’t typically post the end product.  But I was very excited about this gluten-free version of Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes from Food & Wine Magazine.  Had to share!  I used gluten-free chocolate animal graham crackers, agave (instead of sugar),...

Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup #glutenfree #caseinfree

If I’m being honest, one of my favorite soups is Jean-Paul’s leek and potato soup from La Bonne Soupe.  I’ve never been to the bistro in New York, but I love the cookbook and make this soup often.  It is so rich and creamy and delicious! But in the spirit of eating healthier, I added cauliflower and adjusted the recipe to nix the cream, milk, and butter.  My version is naturally gluten-free and casein-free.  It’s...

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies #glutenfree

Who doesn’t love a chewy cranberry oatmeal cookie? Yum! Years ago, my husband’s step-mom made a “gluten-free” batch of these for us and they were so good. Unfortunately, they made me really sick because we didn’t quite get the concept of cross-contamination or maybe one of the ingredients wasn’t gluten-free. A simple ingredient may not seem like it contains gluten (oats, nuts, cranberries) but it could be contaminated with wheat if it was processed at...

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs #glutenfree #caseinfree

Teriyaki Chicken Kabob Skewars Marinated in Homemade Gluten free Teriyaki Sauce  & Marinade  For Homemade Gluten free Teriyaki Sauce (from about .com):  1 cup gluten-free soy sauce 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp garlic powder (not salt) For the Marinade: homemade teriyaki sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp minced dried onion 1/2 tsp onion powder 2 tbsp fresh chives 1...

Carrot Rice #glutenfree #caseinfree

Carrot rice is a sweet, decadent rice perfect for a special occasion. And it is very easy to make! Growing up we had it at Christmas because it pairs really well with a baked ham. So if you are having ham for Easter, think about making this, too. People always rave about it (make sure to double or triple the recipe for more than 2-3 people). It went really well with Chicken A L’Orange and...

Quiche with Potato Crust #glutenfree

I was watching Paula Deen work her magic one day on the Food Network making a quiche with a hash brown crust instead of a normal pie crust… Genius! Quiche with potato crust! Making a gluten-free pie crust isn’t too hard, but this potato hash brown crust sounded so much easier and tastier. It was fantastic! Then we had some left-over Fontina cheese so we improvised and came up with this slightly modified version, which...