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Gluten-free recipes

lougae Dec 3, 2009 07:59 AM

Does anyone have any really good gluten-free recipes? I am making dinner for a friend who has a gluten allergy and would love any menu ideas......

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    cheesecake17 RE: lougae Dec 3, 2009 08:30 AM

    What type of foods does your friend enjoy? You can grill steaks and serve with stuffed baked potatoes and spinach. Or risotto with butternut squash. Roasted chicken with a side of roasted potaotes and veggies. Olive stuffed chicken with a side of brown rice and carmelized onions. You could do a stir fry dish as long as you use gluten free soy sauce.

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      susanl143 RE: cheesecake17 Dec 3, 2009 02:51 PM

      I live gluten free. One dish that made a real hit with me was made by a friend. She made stuffing that I could eat. She made cornbread with no wheat flour. Then she made stuffing the traditional way, just using the wheat free corn bread instead of white bread. It was a major treat for me not to have to skip the stuffing as I usually do and it tasted like the real thing -- which I used to eat before I knew I needed to be gluten free.

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        cheesecake17 RE: susanl143 Dec 4, 2009 05:41 AM

        A friend of mine made cornbread and mushroom stuffing for her GF son last Thanksgiving. The whole family loved it- now it's a regular on her dinner table.

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          JEN10 RE: cheesecake17 Dec 4, 2009 05:58 AM

          I have had to give up gluten and dairy recently. So this Thanksgiving I made my cornbread stuffing with rice flour and rice milk. I used more cornmeal than flour and less sugar. It was so nice to be able to enjoy stuffing on T day. I agree risotto would be a nice side to any protein.

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            Chris VR RE: cheesecake17 Dec 4, 2009 06:03 AM

            I have a friend who did an entirely GF thanksgiving, including gougeres as apps, and she said it was all successful except for her cornbread stuffing. She's the only one who has to be GF but nobody else even noticed a difference.

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              JEN10 RE: Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 12:42 PM

              I did have to experiment with the cornbread. The rice flour and milk are a little on the sweet side. I do add a lot of other vigies to my stuffing as well as sausage. If she want my recipe let me know, it was delicious!

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            lougae RE: susanl143 Dec 4, 2009 12:44 PM

            thanks to everyone for the great ideas!

        2. Emme RE: lougae Dec 3, 2009 08:57 PM

          You could easily do a pasta dish using brown rice pasta. I've served it to non-GF guests, and they've all enjoyed.

          Asparagus and Leek
          Mushroom Sage
          Roasted Acorn Squash

          A simple but elegant dinner of Roasted Chicken with Roasted Veggies (I do my chicken on a bed of veggies, so it's all in one) with a Toasted Pilaf. Creme Brulee for dessert :)

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            milklady RE: lougae Dec 3, 2009 09:49 PM

            i'm doing a gluten free vegan dinner tomorrow night -- vegan makes it much harder!
            I'm making white bean soup, risotto with mushrooms and butternut squash, salad, and tofu-based chocolate pudding.

            At a recent gluten free party I served green salad, lentil salad (feta on the side if people wanted to add it), a big poached salmon, a tofu-based dill sauce (yogurt or cream based is even better if the people eat dairy),potato salad with lemon juice and olive oil, fruit, and an ice cream sundae bar.

            1. MandalayVA RE: lougae Dec 4, 2009 06:02 AM

              The easiest way to do gluten-free is stick to meat, vegetables and fruits, no grains of any kind even if they're "legal." A roast on a bed of carrots and parsnips with a fruit salad for dessert is a great GF meal. I do a take-off of my mom's ambrosia salad and mix pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut (it's up to you whether or not you want to use sweetened) and coconut milk. GF, dairy-free and really good.

              1. missmasala RE: lougae Dec 4, 2009 07:56 AM

                Look to the east. How about an Indian dinner?

                for dessert, try these. easy and gluten-free:


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                  lgss RE: lougae Dec 4, 2009 02:16 PM

                  I'm GF. You may want to see if your local library has good GF cookbooks. Bette Hagman's Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread, Susan O'Brien's The Gluten-Free Vegan, The All Natural Allergy Cookbook by Jeanne Marie Martin, and The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook by Marjorie Hurt Jones, RN are ones that we use.

                  Consider serving quinoa!

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