As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and I don’t disagree. One of the most common excuses people have not to eat breakfast is that they simply don’t have time, and as a celiac, or someone eating gluten-free, grabbing a quick bowl of cereal or having a piece of toast, makes it even harder. This healthy, baked casserole, can be prepared the night before, and can be stored in the fridge or freezer in handy individual portions for a quick reheat. This casserole is packed full of veggies, and guarantees to start your day off right. No excuses.
There’s something delightfully fresh about lime in savory dishes – it’t the crowning glory of many a Mexican dish, and both Thai and Vietnamese cuisine feature this unique, sharp citrus addition. When you combine it with honey, though, it creates a whole new fresh-caramelly taste sensation – like in this simple but very satisfying Honey-Lime Chicken Thighs recipe.
With the sun shining and summer just around the corner, we start wanting to take less time to cook/prep food, and more time to spend outside doing things we love! This Mexican Power Bowl is a healthy, light dish that is easy to whip up, and can be eaten on the go, or on the deck. There is no need to turn on the oven, and only requires a quick use of the stove, and otherwise is all chopping and mixing, easy!
Sometimes you just need a good snack on the go. People with Celiac Disease don’t always have that many options when running through an airport or on a road trip, like those that eat gluten do. These roasted chickpeas will fix that, and are easy to throw in your luggage or car. They’re perfect for those that like a little crunch, and will make you feel like you are eating chips, without all the calories and additives, and more often than not, hidden gluten.
Have you noticed that the tuna part of the traditional tuna melt always seems to leave something to be desired? Today’s lunch recipe for Big Red Tuna Melt addresses that age-old problem – how to make a tuna melt that actually packs a zingy flavor punch, and powers you through your afternoon till suppertime. There’s a lunch option worth repeating!
Cooking doesn’t have to take a ton of time, and doesn’t always require a lot of ingredients. This is a simple recipe that is easily adaptable and can be served many ways, yet, is so simple even a non-chef can whip this up. All you need is a slow cooker, and it requires almost zero prep time. This BBQ chicken is tender and can be pulled apart with such ease, and either served over a bed of rice or quinoa, or, can be stuffed into lettuce boats, or in a tortilla as a taco.
As someone living with Celiac Disease, I had once assumed my days of eating delicious comfort food were over. That is, until I discovered gluten-free pasta! And after trying a few brands that were quite expensive and that just didn’t have the same texture as good old regular gluten filled pasta, Catelli came out with a GF line that tastes just like pasta used to!
The next time a friend or family member gets diagnosed with celiac disease, make them spaghetti and meatballs using Gogo Quinoa brand spaghetti, and these great, delicious herb-and-garlicky behemoth meatballs. It will restore hope and reassurance that celiac is not a life sentence to mediocre food.
It’s not always the person living gluten-free who’s making the gluten-free meals. When you’re loving and feeding someone who eats gluten-free, doing something special like making dinner also means taking special care around ingredients, techniques and recipes. Luckily, if you’re thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, we’ve got an awesome GF version of a classic romantic dinner for you today, brought to you by one of our loved ones. It’s Yorkshire puddings and gravy! Read More
For a while now, we here at Gluten Free Calgary have been wanting to bring you information on gluten-free products beyond recipes and foodstuffs. Many of us following a gluten-free lifestyle want or need to take it beyond just what we eat – reactions can happen just from ingesting a lipstick made with gluten or by a wheat-containing hairspray landing on our toothbrush in the bathroom. It’s for reasons like this that gluten-free skin care products, which we put on our bodies and can be ingested by putting a finger covered with hand cream in our mouths, for example, are important if not essential to those of us living gluten-free.
January can be a tough time to figure out what to eat. Many people have made New Year’s resolutions so are trying to eat healthy, but it is also a time when the weather can be the coldest which still makes us want to eat something hearty and warm. These baked beans are a perfect combination of healthy and hearty, and take the place of those summer salads, but still allow you to follow that diet, and fuel you up for the gym, or for shoveling.
It’s now time for our next giveaway! The Something Sweet Giveaway is brought to you by Cookies by George, who have a box of delectable GF Macaroon Chocolate Chunk for one lucky winner in Calgary.
All you need to do to enter is comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to win this sweet treat. This contest is open to residents of Calgary only.
We’ll be drawing one name on Friday, January 29th in the morning – so make sure you get your entry in early!
Another thanks to everyone who participated in our first giveaway of 2016! It was great to have so many people involved. Congratulations again to our lucky winners!
Happy snacking, Calgary!
in addition to Thai, Vietnamese and Ethiopian, there’s another set of countries that feature very tasty and nutritious dishes, also naturally gluten-free, that are just waiting their turn to burst onto the North American dining scene – and that’s the cuisine that spreads across the length of West Africa. If you’ve never had anything cooked in a bit of redolent, brilliantly orange palm oil, let me introduce you to a new dinner idea – West African Plantains, Gizzards and Greens, from Cameroon, where I grew up.