I just can’t stop it with the pumpkin. I mean, I don’t want to stop. And maybe I shouldn’t. I can’t, I won’t, and I don’t stop. With the pumpkin. It’s kind of the perfect food, that while only appropriate for a limited time, is scarfed up like I’m a hog over a trough. A pumpkin trough. So imagine my joy when I busted open Living Without’s Best Gluten-Free Cook and went to town.
First of all, I made up the black rice cereal because wow, does it get boring with the gluten-free breakfast. But when I knew I had people coming over I decided it was time to cook to impress. This was my whole lay-out.
I’m a firm believer in the fact that you can entertain without gluten. No, you can’t juggle dinner rolls, but you can serve up delish food, conversation, and always wine. Oh, so much wine. So the gluten-free Pumpkin Pepper Hummus was a winner. Pair it with Glutino’s GF bagel chips and and you’ll also hear (like I did), “This is all gluten-free? No way.”
The other fun addition here was sunflower seeds. You MUST buy the book and enjoy all of the fantastic gluten-free recipes from renown chefs, but here’s a sneak peek.
Hello blog watchers! In case you haven’t heard, gluten is totally my bitch. So much so that I’ve realized it’s time I put other irritating foods in my sites. Now, I don’t mean irritating, in that, “Why can’t we have Twinkies since they’re basically not made of food?!?!?” I mean, foods that tend to irritate the ol’ tum-tum.
After all, dang near every time I post a recipe I hear from at least one of you awesome people saying, “Oh my god, that sounds great. But I can’t have dairy/soy/meat/cilantro!” So my friends, it’s time I started showing you some more of the allergen-free goods in my new weekly segment, “What’s Your Damage?” This week (and let’s face, probably many, many, more weeks) let’s talk about dairy!
While I have a deep, abiding love for the dairy, as I’ve mentioned before I’m getting quite suspicious of the way it reacts with my gut parts. I also have been only wanting food from various places in Asia as of late, which makes me pro-dairy-free (at least right now, no promises, people). Additionally, while I was doing the Whole 30 and going dairy-free, well, I felt pretty good. So actually you can do a little search and search for Whole 30 recipes and find quite a few dairy-free options on this here site. Also, my time spent at RockSugar was pretty much dairy-free as well. So we can do the gf/df thing, people. We can do it well.
Still. I know it’s difficult to head out of the house and take your food restrictions with you, so I will present you with my new favorite take-along gluten-free, dairy-free dish, the 3-bean salad. It’s a party in a bowl, my friends. And it will keep you all filled up until you can escape back home to eat your LaraBars/drink your tequila shots in peace. Let’s do this.
Okay, I might have overstated. There is something, however, that I am rootin’-tootin’ excited about. So much so that I just used the phrase “rootin’-tootin’.” You see, there’s this Gluten-Free Chef’s Table Tour going on around the country where the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is training up chefs so we can eat out without dropping our drawers. I know. Totally noble cause.
Last week they stopped into Los Angeles where superstar Chef Jehangir Mehta not only prepared an amazing gluten-free multi-course dinner for us lucky celiacs, but worked alongside the RockSugar chef (also amazing) Chef Mohan Ismail and fed us WELL. And safely. Did you see that crazy main course above? Do you know what that is? Oh, it’s just Onion Seed Lobster with Shishito Fries, alongside some Vietnamese Duck Curry and some roasted up vegetables. Were you looking for the rice and chutney selection, but close up? Continue reading
I’m packing my wool socks and my boots and heading to Minneapolis this morning, guys! I have to say, I’m pretty darned excited. Home to The Replacements and Target—both have seen me through two very important life stages— I’m thinking there’s no better creative center in the country than the good old Twin Cities. Sure, it would be nice to visit in the summer, but I was so kindly invited by the St. Paul JCC (actual event at Sabes JCC in Minneapolis) to come and talk gluten-free. I. Can’t. Wait.
So tell me, people of the Midwest, where do I eat? What do I do? I’ll only be there for like 30-some hours, but I’m planning on making the most of it. Mall of America? Yeah, maybe. Skyways? You bet. What else, everyone?
Oh, and come on out and see me!!!! It will be a frozen blast.
And now I’m drunk. Okay, not really, as I shared with my gluten-loving husband. More on what we thought about this one-and-only gluten-free stout that is also not even on the market, later. First, those of you who heard the story of how I came to possess this bottle. Yes, this bottle -
are probably wondering why in the world I decided to drink it. After all, if someone you just met hands you a bottle of seemingly homemade gluten-free stout and says they just got it from some other guy who makes it, well, probably a good idea to be cautious. But a funny thing happened last weekend.
Hey, hey! Deb is our winner of the Tasteful Pantry’s Mary’s Gone Cracker’s holiday box! Congrats Deb, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can pass your info on to those guys. Then just sit back and enjoy the gluten-free holidays, my friend. Enjoy.
But any of you who want a box from Tasteful Pantry can win as well! Tasteful Pantry is offering a discount starting today through December 31st. Use the code GIMBhol25 for 25% off your holiday box. Enjoy, gluten-free eaters. Enjoy.