Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

Daily forays into the kitchen for 1 celiac, 1 vegetarian, and 2 carnivores

Archive for the “Appetizers” Category

Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders

Posted in Appetizers, Brunch, Gluten Free, Paleo, Poultry by Pamela

I must admit chicken tenders have never been in my regular dinner rotation, for a couple of reasons. When the kids were young, it was a treat to go to a restaurant, made even more special when ordering something that we normally didn’t cook at home.  Back then anything to get the kids excited about… Continue reading

Chickpea Flatbread with Crispy Shallots

Posted in Appetizers, Brunch, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

I picked up a tin of Za’tar Za’tar while traveling a while back, such a while back that I don’t remember where.  It seemed like serendipity when I found a recipe for Socca – a grilled chickpea flatbread made frequently in the south of France. A Middle Eastern spice blend of marjoram or thyme, oregano, dried… Continue reading

Crispy Shrimp with Asian Coleslaw

Posted in Appetizers, Brunch, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Seafood, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

I certainly have developed a newfound respect for cornstarch.  It usually hangs out way in the back of that cabinet that houses the baking powder and various exotic spices rarely used – until today that is. Sure, most of us already know it can be used to thicken soups, sauces and stew.  But used alone… Continue reading

Crispy Quinoa Pizza

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Paleo, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

Most of you know that I don’t usually post recipes that are long on ingredients, time-consuming or laborious. This pizza does not fall into those categories per se, it just requires time, 6-8 hours specifically.  Yep, that might be a deal breaker, I know.  But, it is really worth it. If you are craving shattering… Continue reading

Salmon Cakes with Dill and Mustard

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Seafood, Sides by Pamela

When I started this blog many years ago, I wanted to include a section that would give you suggestions for using up leftovers.  But, the thing is, I haven’t figured out how to add it — yet.  It’s a technical issue, not a visual one, I will get there. So, this fabulous recipe for Salmon Cakes… Continue reading

Tomato Feta Eggplant Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

I was on a bit of a eggplant kick this summer, made all sorts of salads with grilled eggplant, and only posted one.  Not that I post everything we eat here, quite the opposite.  You see, to get a good photograph of food, it takes a little bit of time, some fussing with the light,… Continue reading

Shrimp Ceviche – Ecuadorian Style

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Paleo, Soup, Vegetarian by Pamela

I have been wanting to share this recipe with you, since we visited the Galapagos last February. Not sure exactly why I never got around to it, perhaps it was the brutal winter we just experienced, cold marinated shrimp didn’t seem like the right fuel we needed for the endless shoveling.  Now with brightened skies… Continue reading

Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Posted in Appetizers, Gluten Free, Meats by Pamela

I made these absolutely fabulous spicy asian chicken wings for a Super Bowl party this last Sunday.  Keeping in mind that Super Bowl foods fall into 4 categories:  chili, finger foods, dips or chicken wings, right? They were spicy, not in the traditional way that burn your lips, and have you reaching for something cold… Continue reading

Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic and Herbed Croutons

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Sides, Soup, Vegetarian by Pamela

I was watching the Barefoot Contessa the other day while she made homemade tomato soup, not hard to do really.  I started to wonder why I’ve never made it myself? I think it is perhaps time to put away the childhood version of tomato soup from the can, We deserve a more refined, grown up… Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Kimchi

Posted in Appetizers, Gluten Free, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

I think I have to thank Mrs Kim, a cute little Korean lady in her late 60’s, for making my children adventurous eaters.  You see, she and her husband have owned the Japanese/Korean restaurant near us for as long as I can remember. We started taking our children there when they were perhaps 4 and… Continue reading

Quick Tomato Mozzarella Salad – Gluten Free

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

It seems every year at this time, and this year is no exception, we try to fit in all those casual  BBQ’s that we haven’t had time for all summer. This year we promised ourselves we would not schedule every weekend, that we would try for more spontaneous get togethers. With no plans we could… Continue reading

Mexican Black Bean Dip

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

I didn’t plan to share this Mexican Bean Dip with you today. Didn’t plan to have it for dinner either. We normally eat dinner foods not appetizers at that time of day. But Summer does that to us. It throws all the dinner rules out the window. Life slows down and relaxes a bit. It… Continue reading

Carrot Salad with Crasins, Cilantro and Jalapeño

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian by Pamela

Yesterday, after setting out breakfast for the kids. I made my usual plea for input. “What do you guys think we should have for dinner tonight?” No response. Perhaps too early in the day? I went through usual litany of choices. Chicken? Fish? Salad? Eggs? Stir Fry? BBQ? Fancy Sandwich? Beans? Pasta? Still nothing. Until… Continue reading