Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Wild Mushroom and Garlic Pasta

Super easy dish when your short on time.   

6 cups of assorted mushrooms
2 tablespoons of butter
12 cloves of garlic
4 more tablespoons of butter plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons dried basil
gluten-free spaghetti 

Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!  

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stuffed Pork Loin

Oh my goodness, this is one de-lish dish!  

To make the stuffing cook one diced onion with about a tablespoon of olive oil. When the onions begin to soften, add about 10 ounces of homemade Portuguese chorizo. Brown chorizo and remove from heat and let it cool.  Add cheese and parsley.  

Remove fat from a pork loin and slice open so that it can be stuffed and rolled jelly-roll style.  Layer the stuffing and roll tying with butcher's string.  

Mix olive oil, salt, parsley, paprika and chilli powder and rub the pork loin.  

Roast in a 350° F oven until the internal temperature reaches 150° F.  Enjoy!  Left-overs are delicious when thinly sliced for sandwiches.  

Friday, 6 February 2015

Lemon and Veal Meatballs

It is not the veal that is the star of this dish, it is the lemons.  

Juice of 4 lemons
Zest from 5 lemons
1 cup of gluten free bread crumbs, soaked in lemon juice
3 lbs of ground veal
Gluten-free Montreal Chicken spice 
Gluten-free Garlic spread seasoning
Sea Salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

I made a few meatballs to have with some gluten-free pasta.  

And the rest were made into mini-meatballs that went into the freezer to be used for soup at a later date. 

Happy Eats!  

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Portuguese Cod Fish Dish

This is another favourite dish around here--a traditional Portuguese and gluten-free dish! Cod fish, potatoes and other goodness...

Layer par-boiled sliced potatoes, thinly sliced onions, thinly sliced roma tomatoes, cod fish and hot pepper paste oil (homemade pepper paste, garlic and seasonings). Repeat and Bake in a 350˚F oven.  

If you are not lucky enough to be born into a Portuguese family or have Portuguese friends willing to share their own homemade pepper paste, you can find this essential ingredient at your local Portuguese market.  

Happy Eating!  

Monday, 2 February 2015

Light Lunch

Salad Niciose is a favourite light meal around here and it is gluten free.

Boiled eggs
Cherry tomatoes
Boiled potatoes
Green beans
Canned tuna
Sun dried olives


Lemon juice
Olive oil
Dijon mustard
Sea Salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Happy Eating!  

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Roasted Mushroom and Brie Soup

This soup is inspired by a recipe that I found online, I just tweaked it to make it a gluten-free version after being tempted by pre-made Mushroom and Brie Soup available at Costco but wasn't gluten free. I typically like cooking with sherry when making a mushroom soup but I didn't have any on hand. The white wine worked quite well.  

Super yummy creamy mushroom soup! Start with about 2 lbs of mushrooms, a tablespoon of olive oil, a cookie sheet and 400˚F oven.  

Roast the mushrooms for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile melt some butter (2 tablespoons) in a soup pot, and cook down onions for about 8 minutes.  

Add garlic and dried thyme.

Cook for about 1 minute more.

Add gluten free all-purpose flour blend. I like Cloud 9 gluten free flour, it is a cup for cup replacement for non-gluten-free recipes. Deglaze the pot with white wine.  

Add stock and roasted mushrooms, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let it simmer away for about 20 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup of milk and brie cheese, skinned and cut into cubes. Stir until cheese is melted and milk has been blended.  

Puree the soup and serve.

Happy Eating!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

This recipe comes from The Baking Beauties website and could be found here.

Seriously, one of the best gluten free cookies I've tried. Go ahead, make a batch. You won't be disappointed.

Happy Eats!