kathysrecipebox

Cooking with food intolerances

Olive Spread (Muffalatta) June 11, 2016

1 cup green olives with pimentos

1/2 can black olives (we like Black Pearl brand)

1 Tbs. capers

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

1 Tbs. Vidalia onion, minced

1/4 c. roasted red pepper

1 Tbs. dried parsley

2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

salt & pepper to taste

3 Tbs. olive oil

Put everything but the olive oil in a food processor, and pulse until it is all minced. Place in bowl, pour olive oil over it, and mix to combine. Chill for at least 4 hours before using, to blend flavors.

We like to put it on sandwiches. My favorite is just putting about a teaspoon in some Boar’s Head pastrami turkey thinly sliced deli meat, and rolling it up.

 

Spinach Salad Dressing May 21, 2016

My mother-in-law makes this dressing, which I modified a little due to my intolerance of garlic. Her spinach salad has spinach, diced orange and sliced strawberries on it. Yum!

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 tsp. paprika

2 Tbs. minced Vidalia onion

1/2 c. olive oil

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

pinch of salt

pinch of cloves

Combine all ingredients. Shake well.

 

 

German Potato Salad

My son loves potatoes . . . and bacon . . . and he’s a teenager, so he’s a bottomless pit. He loves German potato salad.

9 potatoes

6 slices bacon

3/4 c. minced Vidalia onion

2 Tbs. Pamela’s gluten-free flour blend

2 Tbs. sugar

2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. celery seed

1/8 tsp. black pepper

3/4 c. water

3/4 c. apple cider vinegar

Cook potatoes. Drain.

Fry bacon. Remove from pan. Fry onions in bacon grease until tender. Combine flour, sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, water and vinegar, and put in pan with the bacon grease and onion. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and bacon. Stir to coat. Serve warm.

 

Macaroons December 13, 2015

I wanted to make macaroons for an Anniversary party I was going to, and my daughter wouldn’t share her “secret recipe” with me, so I made my own. I started with a gluteny one, and made some changes.

  • 1-1/3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour (I used Pamela’s GF blend)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (see recipe here)

Combine coconut, half of the 1/3 cup of sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.

Beat egg whites on high until frothy. Add rest of sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.

Fold the coconut mixture into the egg whites. Using a medium scoop, drop by scooperful onto ungreased insulated baking sheet. Bake in preheated 325F oven for 18 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove and cool completely.

The last Macaroon

The last Macaroon

 

Homemade “Ricearoni” or Rice Pilaf March 19, 2015

This is one of my kids’ favorite side dishes. And my husband isn’t a huge fan of rice, but even he agrees this one is tasty. I will put in the amounts for a serving size equal to the serving sizes in a regular box of Ricearoni. Be forewarned, I double, triple, or quadruple this recipe ever since the first time I made it.

1 Tbs. finely minced onion

1 tsp. finely minced garlic (optional, now that I can no longer tolerate garlic)

1/2 c. rice vermicelli noodles, broken into small pieces (I stick it in a plastic bag and use a mallet on it)

3/4 c. white jasmine or basmati rice

2 Tbs. soy-free Earth Balance

15 oz. chicken broth (I use homemade, which is salt-free)

1/2 tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)

Melt soy-free Earth Balance in a saucepan. Saute onion until tender (not browned). Add broken rice noodles and rice. Stir to coat. Add salt, and chicken broth. Turn to low, and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. It takes about 20 minutes. I haven’t timed it for the double, triple, quadruple batches.

 

Traditional Biscotti

4 Tbs. Soy-free Earth Balance
1/4 c. Spectrum shortening
3/4 c.  granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (homemade)
1 tsp crushed star anise
juice of a quarter of a lemon and the lemon zest from it
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. gluten-free flour blend (I used Pamela’s blend)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the Earth Balance, shortening and sugar, then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Beat in the vanilla, crushed star anise, lemon juice and zest, baking powder and salt. Mix in the flour, 1 cup at a time, until it is well blended.

Place parchment on insulated baking sheet. Divide the dough into two equal pieces, and shape each piece into a rough 12-inch log, leaving about 3 inches between each log. Wet your fingers, and pat the logs into smooth-topped rectangles 12 inches long x 2 1/2 inches wide x 3/4 inch thick.

Bake the logs in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they’re beginning to brown around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool for 30 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300°F.

Use a serrated knife to cut the logs into 1/2-inch wide slices. Carefully place the cut sides up (and down) still on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Return the biscotti to the 300°F oven, and bake them for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven, quickly turn them over, and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until they’re very dry and beginning to brown. Remove them from the oven, cool completely, and store in an airtight container. 

 

Fish Fry Batter March 25, 2013

I have no idea if this will work the same thing with darker buckwheat flour. I love the light buckwheat flour from Bouchard Family Farms.

1/2 c. light buckwheat flour

1/2 c. tapioca starch

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

6 oz. seltzer

Mix all ingredients together. Let stand for 5 minutes. Mix again. Coat fish and fry. Drain on paper towels. I also use this coating for onion rings, and add a little paprika to the mix. My kids love it.