Holly’s Rice and Bean Casserole: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free

“The savory aroma of this easy gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and egg-free recipe is matched only by its delicious flavor,” says Holly Yzquierdo. “It’s made with basic, inexpensive ingredients found in most pantries and it cooks effortlessly in the oven, an ideal dish for someone learning to cook.” Serve this versatile casserole as an entree or a side. You can also spoon it on a bed of fresh greens with guacamole and pico de gallo, wrap it in a tortilla or enjoy it with a handful of corn chips and guacamole. “The leftovers taste even better the next day,” Yzquierdo says.

Jamie’s Baked Chicken Nuggets

“These chicken nuggets are delicious. No one will ever guess that they’re gluten-free,” says Jamie Eppenauer. “People want to enjoy the same food they ate before going gluten-free and this recipe lets them do it with simple steps and easy ingredients.”

Jessica’s Mac and Cheese

“Mac and cheese is one of the foods everyone misses most when they go without gluten and dairy, my children included. I was determined to come up with a recipe that they would love,” says Jessica Glick. And she did. This simple and delicious dish has all the creaminess, cheesy flavor and mouth-feel you expect. “Shortly after posting this recipe on my blog, it became a hit. Two leading dairy-free companies featured it on their sites. Even friends who eat gluten and dairy ask me to prepare this when they come over!”

Kirstin’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thin, crisp cookies have a rich toffee flavor. If cashews are tolerated, add them for a hint of buttery taste. “This is my absolute favorite cookie recipe. Whenever I go to potlucks, people ask me, ‘Did you bring your chocolate chip cookies?’” This recipe can be made with egg replacement; see instructions below.

Laurie’s Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

“One bite of these delicious, bready, ooey-gooey, pull-apart rolls and people say, ‘I can’t believe they’re gluten-free!’ I think this is my most popular recipe because finding a gluten-free cinnamon roll that’s comparable to what we used to eat is difficult. This recipe is the perfect substitute,” says Laurie Barrie. “Even my non-allergic friends and family love them.” This recipe can be made with egg replacement; see instructions below.

Bloggers’ Best: 5 Favorite Gluten-Free Recipes

We asked five gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly food bloggers to give us their most popular recipe. Each is living well on her special diet, a lifestyle she chose out of medical necessity. All agree that their gluten-free, allergy-friendly diet, initially a challenge, has brought them multiple benefits, including restored health and terrific eating.



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