Gluten Free

Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage

2018-02-16T15:35:55+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain|

This is a recipe for a traditional glutinous rice known as sticky rice which is an staple in the Chinese cuisine which sausage, chicken or pork can be added. Have you ever had glutinous rice? In spite of the name “glutinous” it does not contain gluten at all, like all the other varieties of rice. Glutinous rice is grinded to make mochi flour which is a very popular ingredient in many Asian desserts and even savory ones. I grew up with glutinous rice and its derivatives…I love all the “chewy” food that you can make with it. Recently I shared the “pearl meatballs” recipe which the meatball (any of your choice) is coated with a layer of glutinous rice. Today, [...]

Celery Salad with San-J Sauce

2018-02-26T17:44:16+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

This is simple salad recipe using mainly blanched celery and tossed with San-J organic soy sauce. This is a very simple and easy recipe using mainly blanched celery, yes blanched celery…this way the celery still crunchy and yet somehow delicate. I accepted the invitation to try more San-J sauces, they were sent to me without charge, and I did not receive any compensation for this post and all the content and opinion in this post are solely mine. I decided to use the gluten free organic tamari soy sauce in this recipe, and I love it, especially because this is a reduced sodium version of soy sauce. You can look for more San-J sauces here and pick your favorite one. In Asian [...]

Strawberries and Cream

2018-03-05T16:54:35+00:00 Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

What can be easier than fresh strawberry with cream? The touch of vanilla in the fresh cream makes this dessert super especial. This is another no recipe needed…but I could not ignore it…it is literally strawberry and cream and almost nothing else…okay, some sugar and vanilla extract. No need to bake, cook, just mix and serve…what could be easier? Especially now that all the stores are loaded with beautiful and fresh strawberries. Back in Brazil strawberry was often served with either condensed milk or cream…and I totally forgot about it until a friend took us to a local Mexican food court where fresas con crema (strawberry and cream) were served…apparently in Mexico, strawberries with cream are sold everywhere…I felt in [...]

Zucchini Noodles

2018-03-07T14:18:43+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

This is an Asian inspired recipe for zucchini noddles by simply tossing the noddles with the already made ginger onion sauce. Great as a side dish. This is a simple and healthy way to serve zucchini…and really taste delicious! Just add the Ginger Green Onion Sauce that I posted a while, which you can find the recipe here and it is ready…Again, this is so easy and simple that I am embarrassed to post it, but hey…I am doing it anyway! Ingredients: Zucchini (as many as you want) Ginger green onion sauce to taste Method: In a medium pot place water and a pinch of salt and bring to boil. Wash and trim both end of the zucchini. Using a mandolin slice zucchini [...]

Simple Chili

2018-03-08T11:59:27+00:00 Gluten Free, Meat, Soup/Stew|

This is a very simple version for chili recipe made with ground beef.  It is such a comforting dish, and great for a cold evening meal. I have been so busy lately that I had no time to make my usual “weekly” visit to you…I am sorry…I will try to stop by and see what is new with you… This week, I am sharing a simple recipe for chili…I learned this recipe at one cooking class that I attended a while ago. The recipe called for turkey, but I made it with regular ground beef. Of course I had to make some changes to adapt our palate…I did cook the beans from scratch instead of using bean in can. Now [...]

Waffle Iron Pão de Queijo

2018-02-26T07:46:59+00:00 Brazilian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Gluten Free, Snack|

This is a simplified Brazilian inspired recipe for pão de queijo, instead of fussing around with the dough you can enjoy these treats just by adding a pancake like batter into the waffle iron. At the first sight you might be thinking…”What is new about these waffles? Who has never seen waffles?” Well, I must tell you that many times look are deceiving…and here is a perfect example…these are waffles made with tapioca flour, loaded with cheese…yes, you read it right…CHEESE! Okay, now this is something that you should give a try if you own a waffle maker…why? It is amazingly delicious, gluten free and so simple to make. I was very skeptical in getting a waffle maker, not that [...]

Portabella Stuffed Turkey

2018-03-08T12:08:27+00:00 Gluten Free, Poultry|

This is such a fun and interesting recipe...the portabella mushroom is filled with a mix of ground turkey and bulgur, very simple and great with a side of salad. Before you continue reading my post, I need to apologize for not posting anything that is like “Halloween”…somehow I did not come out with anything interesting using Halloween theme…I have been out of creativity lately…yes, you can add some “eyes” and “nose” on this stuffed Portabella mushroom… Anyway, this is another way that I found very tasty to use Portabella mushrooms…by stuffing it with ground turkey. It is simple and delicious! I love this by simply serving with a small side salad. I hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey [...]

Pan Fried Tofu

2018-03-12T11:42:44+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

This is such a simple recipe for pan fried tofu.  Once it is pan fried just dip the tofu in your favorite sauce or make a stir fry with it. Being raised in an Asian family I grew up eating a lot of tofu, all kind of shape, texture and flavors…you name it I am pretty sure I had it. Here is a very simple, way too simple of a recipe… Okay…I must admit that this is one of another recipe that it should not be called a recipe…there is really nothing to measure or weight… You can use this tofu as it is, and eat by simply dipping into your favorite sauce or use in any stir-fry dish…it is [...]

Shrimp with Red Quinoa

2018-03-12T12:43:20+00:00 Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain|

This is a very simple and easy recipe with red quinoa and vegetables topped with saute shrimp. The combination of nutty quinoa and shrimp is just amazing. This is a very simple recipe packed with protein…delicious nutty quinoa loaded with veggies, topped with a gingery, lemony shrimp. It is gluten free and very healthy! I used frozen ginger and frozen lemon…I just find it very easy to store and use. Just grate the frozen ginger or lemon (whole) using a microplane grater/zester on the shrimp…it is clean and totally trouble free. No need to use any chopping board… Oh! Apparently there is no difference between the red and the white quinoa in terms of nutritional values…but you might need to cook [...]

Sliced Beef with Leek

2018-03-12T15:55:54+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Meat|

This is an Asian inspired recipe for sliced beef with leek. It is very easy and simple and great when served with a bowl of rice. This is a very simple recipe which involves just a handful of ingredients…it is delicious served over a steamy bowl of rice and guess what? Great for next day lunch or dinner, therefore it is perfect for weekday meal. I hope you get to try this easy and tasty Asian inspired recipe. Ingredients: ½ lb finely sliced beef, I used shabu shabu boneless ribeye 2 or 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 leek sliced diagonally ½ tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon oyster sauce ½ tablespoon corn starch Salt and pepper to taste Method: In [...]