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Gluten-Free Recipes- A Rockin' Summer Round-Up


Why am I posting a Rockin' Summer Gluten-Free Recipe Round-Up? Because Dear Reader (unlike the hoards of Arriba County residents standing in line to buy fireworks in the sweltering Walmart parking lot), I have no plans for the Fourth of July. No gluten-free barbecues or family picnics. No recipes necessary. I ain't cookin'.

See that frosty glass of dairy-free chocolate goodness? That's what I'll be chillin' with all weekend as I kick back with my Number One Honey and dig in to the third season of Deadwood. I'll be munching organic popcorn (non-GMO, naturally) and whipping up blueberry smoothies. I might stuff a corn tortilla or two. Or throw together my Champagne Vinegar Potato Salad Recipe. We did buy a watermelon. 

But beyond those modest efforts? I'm hangin'. And catching up with Calamity Jane. I have a serious crush. And writer David Milch is my word-slinging hero.

So while I'm immersing myself in the riches of our very own Shakespeare, in the spirit of not keeping to myself things that are too good not to share, here are some gorgeous, tasty and often quite easy gluten-free recipes I've spotted lately. Enjoy!



Karina's Rockin' Summer 

Gluten-Free Recipe Round-Up


Grilled Steak Tacos with Watermelon Jicama Salsa from Food Blogga
Lime and Peanut Coleslaw Recipe from Heidi Swanson
Gluten-Free Macaroni Salad Recipe from Book of Yum

Seven Layer Bean Dip Recipe from Simply Recipes
Gluten-Free Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe from Almost Fit
Lentil and Potato Salad Recipe from Lucullian Delights

Easy South Beach Recipes - Calabasitas from Kalyn's Kitchen
Snappy Crunchy Coleslaw at Gluten-Free Goddess
Grilled Corn Salad from Simply Recipes

Rand's Crab and Tangerine Nicoise with Lemon Vinaigrette from Kalyn's KItchen
Horseradish Spiked Red Potato Salad Recipe
at Gluten-Free Goddess
Roasted Tomatillo & Jalapeño Salsa from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked

Tarragon, Chive and Caper Deviled Eggs from Coconut & Lime
Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad from Cookthink
Jalapeño Lime Hummus from Karina's Kitchen

Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe from Elana's Pantry
Easy Mediterranean Fish with Rice Recipe
at Gluten-Free Goddess
Quick and Easy Red, White and Blue Desserts from GFCF Mommy

Watermelon Sorbetto Granita from Ms. Adventures in Italy
Apple Juice Sabayon with Berries from La Tartine Gourmande
Vegan Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
at Gluten-Free Goddess

Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits from Simple Recipes
Gluten-Free Breakfast Brownies
at Gluten-Free Goddess
Amazing Black Bean Brownie Recipe from Heidi Swanson





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Gluten-Free Baking Tips + Substitutions

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

YES PLEASE.  This award winning budget-friendly Santa Fe inspired vegetarian enchilada recipe is one of those happy accidents that springs from a burst of creative imagination. Or rumbling hunger. In that what-have-we-got-in-the-pantry sort of panic. I was craving the soft and spicy comfort of enchiladas one windy spring night back in 2003, and I had none of the usual suspects on hand (no chicken, or beef, no pinto beans).  But! I had one lovely mother of a sweet potato.  A can of organic black beans.  Some roasted green chiles.  One lonely lime.  And your intrepid Mamacita-Goddess at large thought, Hmmm. Why not? Deliciousness ensued. These wrapped little gems are soft and creamy and a little bit spicy- Just like a certain cook , my point-scoring husband wisecracks. It's the yams, I tell him. Er, sweet potato. I can never tell the difference. Can you? In the end, it doesn't matter.  What matters is how it tastes. And darling, these are so mucho scrumptiou

Gluten-Free Goddess Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ah, flourless chocolate cake. The perfect rich dessert. Forgive the hyperbole. But I just can't help it. This is rich, sexy chocolate deliciousness on a plate. And such an easy recipe, especially if you use a food processor to do the work. Serve this to non-gluten-free folks with no apologies. None. Zip. Nada. And for gluten-free folks? Hand out seconds (we deserve it, don't we?). And the best part is- the recipe is inherently gluten-free and wheat-free. Always has been. No substitutions. No funny stuff. This is the same flourless chocolate cake I've been making for decades. It never contained flour. The only thing I've tweaked post-celiac diagnosis is adding more coffee and vanilla. Just because. And PS: See below why I make this recipe in a food processor- thanks to Bobby Flay. Karina xo

Gluten-Free Goddess Lemon Yogurt Cake

Luscious Lemon Cake So  I've been jonesing for a cake laced with citrus- not too sweet and not too light. A cake with character and heft.  Something akin to a lovely simple cake I remember liking as a child, a store bought bakery cake called Louisiana Ring made by Freihofer's. The cake featured a hint of orange. The day I decided to bake, I did not have oranges in the pantry- but I did have some lemons, organic Greek yogurt, and plenty of blanched almond flour.  And this simple home baked lemon cake was born.  In time for Spring. Love, Karina xo

Gluten-Free Goddess Pasta Frittata with Kale

An Italian Classic - Updated. Today I offer you a simple recipe spun from the magic of leftover gluten-free spaghetti and eggs- a creamy, light frittata. Perfect for the weekend. Or when you're simply too tired to cook. Or you have nothing in the fridge but a carton of eggs, half a bag of kale salad and last night's leftover cooked spaghetti. It's one of those intuitive, spontaneous recipes I've pulled out of thin air, so many times. For dairy-free folks, the "cheese" pictured in this version was a vegan "mozzarella" (my current favorite is Vegan Gourmet). But if you prefer using dairy- select one or two of your favorite Italian organic cheeses. I've also made this yummy dish using goat cheese (and roasted red peppers!), and another time I tried a blend of fresh mozzarella and shaved Parmesan. It's a very versatile recipe. Celebrate Spring. Have fun with it! XOX Karina

Gluten-Free Goddess Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic cookie made gluten-free. I suppose you could argue that one oatmeal cookie recipe is enough. I mean, how many oatmeal cookie recipes does a person need? To this I answer, at least two. Why? Well, first you have one with raisins (my oatmeal raisin cookies here ). Raisins give oatmeal cookies that old school chewy sneaky nutrition boost. They're old fashioned and comfy cozy. Kinda like spending one of those Saturday afternoons at your Aunt Martha's house, chillin'. Watching Mr. Rogers and laying on the floor with a pile of coloring books. Coloring outside the lines with a beat up box of Crayolas. Wishing the silver crayon was more than a lonely nub. And right at that nub lamenting moment she'd bring you a plate of cookies. Truth is, I never had an Aunt Martha. But I did have a chain smoking platinum blond babysitter who liked martinis a little too much. Or maybe it was gin and tonic. There was ice in the glass. If I was lucky enough to scro

Gluten-Free Goddess Quinoa Breakfast Cake

Gluten-Free Goddess Quinoa Breakfast Cake. Tender and sweet. There are some days (okay, I confess) I eat a brownie for breakfast. And not just a brownie. A tender, dark chocolate melt-in-your-mouth  Gluten-Free Goddess Brownie . A brownie to delight in. A brownie to savor. A brownie even gluten-eaters would covet. Is it a nutritious choice? Um, probably not. Except as food for the soul. And sometimes, let’s face it. The soul needs chocolate.  But this morning there was a trendy new box of quinoa flakes perched on the kitchen counter. And a fresh bag of plump seedless raisins nearby. I leaned against the counter's edge and sipped my morning cup of java. I started daydreaming about cake. Maybe a carrot cake. With cinnamon. I knew what I had to do. Quinoa was calling to me. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a fab ancient faux grain (it's actually a fruit seed) that is high in protein and naturally gluten-free, and lucky for cereal lovers, it turns out quinoa flakes make a satisfying