Let’s face it. The gluten-free diet is not high in fiber. Most of our commercial products and baking mixes are filled with empty white...
These gluten-free pretzels taste just like those sold at the ballpark and the mall. You can shape the dough into pretzel bites and even buns. Don’t skip the baking soda bath; it creates an authentic texture and hue. These taste best when eaten the same day.
A perfect comfort dish for dreary winter days, Swedish Meatballs are traditionally made with ground pork and smothered in rich cream-laden gravy. This low-fat version reduces the calories but not the flavor. Turkey plays a starring role in the meatballs and a small amount of half-and-half and plain yogurt replace heavy cream in the sauce. Choose dark meat ground turkey for the most flavor.
Spiralized zucchini replaces carb-laden gluten-free noodles and fresh grape tomatoes replace marinara sauce for a healthy meal that’s lower in carbs and higher in fiber and nutrients. Make Classic Italian Meatballs using ground turkey for less fat and fewer calories. To save time, buy zucchini noodles in the produce section of your supermarket. Use thicker-cut noodles to help prevent them from overcooking.
Baking gluten free meatballs in a hot oven saves lots of time and mess. It also makes them crispy on the outside. To keep them moist, add chicken or beef broth to the pan before baking; remove them from the liquid after baking so they don’t get soggy. For a leaner version, replace the ground beef with ground dark meat turkey. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
The secret to moist Vietnamese meatballs is to brown them on both sides, cover them and then steam them about 5 minutes on low heat. This intensifies the flavor and delivers great texture. This dish can be doubled or tripled for entertaining.
Foods of Costa Rica are corn-based and inherently gluten-free. However, many restaurants use soy sauce as a flavoring. Be sure to specify, “no salsa de soya,” when ordering.
These Lava Cakes have a deep-chocolate flavor and a slightly liquid center that makes them irresistible. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
This flavorful pulled pork recipe is easy to put together. You’ll have extra, enough for a second meal. Hint: It makes a delicious taco filling.
Some corn cakes (arepas) are simply corn meal and water. This recipe calls for eggs, cheese and milk, making for interesting eating. It can be made dairy-free and egg-free (see instructions). You can make these arepas as an appetizer, too; spoon tablespoons of batter onto a hot griddle to make them bite-size.