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Salmon with Latin seasoning blends
Dried herbs and spices are naturally gluten free. But did you know that some spice blends may contain gluten? Read labels carefully to avoid ingredients like wheat flour, wheat starch, wheat crumbs or wheat protein.
You can also easily make you own spice blends. Here I used equal parts of homemade adobo and sazón blends, Latin seasoning salts, to cook this salmon. So delicious!!!
Corn and tomato salad
Summer means corn and tomatoes are abundant at the farmers markets. I love to combine these vegetables into this light and easy salad. Corn is a great GF starch to add to your plate, high in fiber and thiamine, vitamin C, folate, magnesium and phosphorus. Tomatoes are also high in fiber and a major source of antioxidants including lycopene. They also are high in vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. By eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, you can ensure that you are getting your daily recommendations of vitamins and minerals.
Roasted Summer Fruit
During the summer there are so many delicious fresh fruits in the market! Sometimes, I get so enthusiastic and I buy more than my family can eat before things start to spoil. To avoid having to throw anything out, I have started to cook the fruits into jams and compotes that can be refrigerated or frozen. I add the cooked fruit to my morning yogurt, and my family likes it on vanilla ice cream. Here I used peaches, cherries and blueberries but feel free to substitute any fruit you have. I used a ratio of about 4 cups of fruit with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. It’s so easy!
Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Pies
Strawberries and rhubarb are two of my favorite spring foods. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable but is most often mixed with berries for sweet desserts. For this recipe adapted from Eating Well, I substituted white whole wheat flour with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to1 Baking Flour to make a delicious GF desert!
Quinoa, Artichoke and Chickpea Salad
Quinoa is often recommended as a healthy GF grain alternative. Many people, however, ask what’s the best way to serve it. This quinoa, artichoke and chickpea salad is simple and delicious. It’s a great side for summer barbecue as It can be served either warm or at room temperature.
Red Lentil Soup
This vegan and GF soup is made with red lentils which cook quicker than the more common brown lentils often used in soups. While all lentils are naturally GF, for those with celiac disease it important to sort through your bag of lentils to make sure they are not contaminated, and remove any bits of wheat or barley. Be sure rinse off the lentils before using.
Sautéed Swiss Chard
Have you ever tried Swiss chard? I discovered this dark leafy green when my husband developed a spinach allergy. Swiss chard can be used as a substitute in most spinach recipes and it has a milder flavor than kale. You can find rainbow and green chard in the market and they can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
Gluten Free Granola
Making your own granola is so easy! And not only is it a great way to ensure that your oats are gluten free, you can also control the amount of added sugar. I make a big batch with lots of nuts and seeds to add protein and healthy fats. Then I store it in a big glass jar so that it stays fresh.
Chopped Kale Salad
Everywhere you look these days, its Kale Salad. The secret to getting everyone to eat kale, is cutting the leaves into very small pieces that are easier to chew. This one is a family favorite. For a complete lunch, add a protein like grilled chicken breasts, mozzarella balls or even tinned tuna.