Category Archives: Appetizers

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes

Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Handsome Hubby has to travel internationally for work several times a year.  When he is gone I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  It really helps to make time go by faster until he is home.  It is also a fantastic time to get the kinks worked out of recipes and even try recipes I have seen on the Internet without having to worry about hubby’s dinner being ruined if it doesn’t come out.

That is exactly what happened during his last trip…  I thought I would try a vegetarian meatloaf.  Now anybody who reads this blog knows, I am about as far from a vegetarian as it gets.  However, I liked the idea of trying a new recipe for this “meat-less” Monday phenomenon I am seeing all over the Internet.  This particular day I learned a valuable lesson… always have gluten free cereal in your pantry.  I worked on this meatloaf and when it came out of the oven it smelled great!  But… after trying to “cut” it, and I use that term loosely, I knew I was going to need a dinner alternative.  So Pebbles cereal it was!!

Everybody has kitchen disasters and I am grateful that this particular one was unwitnessed by anybody but me and the pets.

The next day I started to work on this Gluten Free Tuna Cakes recipe and now I finally think it’s ready to share!!  Thankfully not all of my recipe developments in the kitchen are a total disaster like the vegetarian meatloaf… but maybe that is just it… I need to stick to actual meat.
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Easy Cucumber and Tomato Salads – Naturally Gluten Free

Easy Cucumber and Tomato Salads - Naturally Gluten Free

Easy Cucumber and Tomato Salads – Naturally Gluten Free

I am always trying to find healthy and nutritious lunches for Handsome Hubby!!

One that is always a hit is this easy Cucumber and Tomato Salad.   But don’t just consider it lunch… this is a tasty and easy dinner.  We have also served smaller versions as a side dish as well!!

Also… keep in mind you can have some fun with this recipe as well.  Recently we were on a trip and stopped into the most wonderful olive oil and balsamic store.  They had so many flavors and options; it was mind blowing!!  So you can change up this very simple recipe simply by using different flavored oils or vinegars!!  In fact, I have made this using a strawberry balsamic and it was delectable!!

 

I am confident you are going to enjoy this as much as we do!!

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Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe – Naturally Gluten Free 

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe - Naturally Gluten Free

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe – Naturally Gluten Free

It’s crazy hot here in Arizona.  I am telling you… HOT!!

We have been planning a getaway in our RV motorhome to someplace that is cooler than here in the Metro Phoenix area.  However, until then we have to take every opportunity to stay cool.  Staying cool here in the heat of the summer you see a lot of people going to indoor places like movie theaters and malls… but also eating cool things like sandwiches and cold salads… and in my case we eat a lot of cool cucumber salad, a family favorite we have been making for years and years!!

This salad is tasty year round but it’s extra refreshing when the heat is overwhelming.  It also makes a fantastic side dish to any backyard bbq, church social, or work potluck.

Easy  and yummy…. it just doesn’t get better than that!!

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Easy Sweet Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Easy Sweet Tomatillo Salsa

Easy Sweet Tomatillo Salsa

I had never had tomatillo salsa until just a couple of years ago. I was worried it would be too spicy. However, the friend who shared this recipe likes it a little sweet and so I make it just like she does. The recipe is for a nice naturally gluten free refreshing salsa!! Whether you have Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, or on a Gluten Free Diet, this Mexican food salsa is a hit and easy to make and easy to take with you to a party or a pot luck!! It just takes about 15 minutes total and then toss it in the fridge. I am confident you will enjoy this easy recipe.

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Easy Green Onion Dip Recipe

Easy Green Onion Dip

Easy Green Onion Dip

I am a dipper.  I am a BIG dipper.  Most of my friends and family are huge dippers as well.  Any form of dips or sauces, I must try.  Prior to the Celiac Disease diagnosis, I ate dips at all parties.  In fact, I focused on the dips so much that I usually passed on the “main course” items and just dipped the night away.  Now days,  dippin’ is not so easy.  So many dips have crazy ingredients that either contains gluten or I have no idea what they are.  So what is a Celiac / Gluten Sensitive person to do??  Glad you asked, try this simple recipe dip.  Trust me, it is almost as easy as buying it.   But let me make one suggestion do not taste test it immediately after making.  The flavors will develop, and if you test it and say… well that’s not very strong and add more onion or garlic… then you will be like me one day a few months ago… I felt that someone walking by outside of my could have detected the onion and garlic on my breath… Also, when you go to kiss your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day… Make sure they have a try of the dip first, because this is strong, dip.  This tasty dip is also great on veggies but let’s face it…. I tend to buy a HUGE bag of Ruffles and let the dipping begin!!!

With the BIG GAME coming up here this appetizer is going to be a huge hit!!!

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