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The Gluten Free Weekly Menu May 25

Hello Hi everyone!  Time for the casein free, gluten free weekly menu for  May 25, 2015. Hope you are having fun on this Memorial Day weekend. We are going to hit the boardwalk for a 5-mile walk if it isn’t raining. And I’m very excited to have joined the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and look forward to meeting lots of new foodies in Austin. So I...

gluten-free recipe for blueberry muffins

The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

All-Purpose GF Muffin Recipe I love the fresh berries, especially blueberries! And I don’t think there is anything better than a blueberry muffin filled with fresh ripe blueberries. There are many recipes out there for delicious blueberry muffins but my challenge is to not only make them gluten-free but casein-free as well.   And then I came across a perfect recipe for all types of...

Homemade Mexican Rice

Homemade Easy Baked Mexican Rice

A versatile method for cooking Mexican rice by lightly frying Basmati rice then adding tomato sauce, or salsa, or puree and then baking in the oven. Easy Mexican Rice Maybe because I’m half Persian and always have Basmati rice in the pantry, but I just love rice dishes.  All kinds of rice dishes from sweet to savory.   My mom used to make this decadent...

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Symptoms – Courtesy of Gluten Dude May is celiac disease awareness month.  Did you know that 1 in 133 people have Celiac disease?  I am often asked why so many people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease or have developed an intolerance to gluten in the last few years. I really don’t know. Although there is a genetic component, leading researchers are looking at...

PF Chang-y Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang Style Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang Style Lettuce Wraps There are a lot of recipes for PF Chang style lettuce wraps floating around the internet, but this one is gluten-free and casein-free.  Plus we make our own hoisin sauce. Most of the recipes I found require hoisin sauce, which is not going to be gluten-free. So I looked through a few homemade recipes for hoisin and came up with...

Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Quick Pickled Jalapeños When our jalapeño plant is producing well we like to quick pickle the peppers just to use in recipes like spicy chicken spaghetti or in a hummus or to eat with nachos.   Most store bought versions of pickled jalapeños either contain yellow dye or distilled grain vinegar. Jeff’s Naturals is a good choice for free and clear pickled jalapeños. It is...

Homemade Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

DIY Hamburger Buns There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread out of the oven! I make my own homemade hamburger buns and freeze them for when we need them.  But this bread recipe is very versatile and can make loaves as well. The hamburger buns are perfect with Asian turkey burgers, or with herbed meatballs and red sauce as meatball sandwich or when we make...

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies

These orange marmalade oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (ghee and coconut oil) and egg-free.  They are highly addictive and super easy to make from scratch. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Orange Marmalade Cookies It’s not something we make often, but I wanted to make a gluten-free Chicken L’Orange recipe as a special treat for Christmas dinner.   So I found gluten-free marmalade (Bonne Maman) and the...

Mini-Prep No-Cheese Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is such an easy thing to whip up in the blender.  Usually it is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon and olive oil.   But I wanted to try it with everyone’s favorite superfood – kale. And we took out the Parmesan to make it casein/dairy-free.  It turned out wonderful.   Toss is with some gluten-free pasta and you have...

no cheese mini quiche with hash brown crust

Gluten-Free No Cheese Mini Quiches

These easy No Cheese Mini Quiches with a hash brown potato crust are gluten-free, casein-free (using ghee) and perfect for breakfast during the week, brunch, or taking on a picnic. No Cheese Mini Quiches I found a great recipe for quiche with a hash brown crust on the Food Network. Then thought why not make little quiches like that as a finger food. I just...