Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

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

Archive for the “Dinner Party” Category

Shrimp and Grits with Roasted Tomatoes

Posted in Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Seafood by Pamela

I want to share with you my latest food obsession –  grits!  Specifically white corn grits from Palmetto Farms, gluten free of course.  With little knowledge and no prior consumption of them, they are a revelation for me.  I didn’t grow up in the “South”, and have not even one relative that could lay claim… Continue reading

Caesar Salad with Bacon Tomatoes and Onion

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

Many, many lifetimes ago my husband worked in the dinning room of a big fancy hotel.  There, they made a “classic” caesar salad, that he still maintains contained no mayo, mustard, and heaven forbid no worcestershire. Looking at the picture you may surmise that this is clearly not that “classic” recipe, with the additions of… Continue reading

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheesecake

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

For the last few years I have defaulted to three super easy desserts to serve at dinner parties.  If you entertain you know it’s more than enough work to come up with a menu, shop, cook a fabulous meal, and set a beautiful table.   Last year it was pears that I popped into the oven… Continue reading

Mussels with Chunky Tomato and Broccoli

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

With this hot summer weather, I think everyone wishes they were on the French Riviera eating moules frites while sipping rosé, am I right?  Not the usual mis en scène here, though.  I often find myself caught in an endless cycle of summer salads, which I rotate depending on mood.  However, I am really proud that I… Continue reading

Lemon Zucchini Loaf with Lemon Drizzle

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

Every year around this time, I get the urge to bake.  It seems like ages since I last turned the oven on.  Lately, it has been too hot to even contemplate any form of baked good; that is until this week.  Yippee! This endeavor dovetailed nicely with the banner crop we have of zucchini this… Continue reading

Blueberry Almond Lemon Loaf

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

This week, I have been experimenting in the kitchen with a grain free-gluten free-dairy free-nut free muffin.  So far, this darn muffin troubles me.  Sure, I have come across a few recipes online with fabulous pictures of such muffins, which makes me wonder why mine won’t work?  They look good, but the middle of the… Continue reading

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free by Pamela

My husband who happily eats everything without compliant, recently pointed out that I tend to gravitate to cheesecake when making dessert for dinner parties or holidays.  “just an observation, that’s all” he said, which is code for please make more, he does really love any type of dessert. When entertaining, any steps you can accomplish… Continue reading

Ginger Cardamon Spice Loaf

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

My daughter regularly texts me obscure grocery items that she wants purchased – by me of course.  Last month it was: matcha powder, cocoa nibs, jackfruit and cardamon pods.  All with the intention of creating something she most likely has seen on Pinterest. Most of the time these specialty items are used once, then languish in the… Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Almond Bread

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free by Pamela

Although fall has arrived, I feel it is not my job to bombard you with all things pumpkin.  We can thank Starbucks for starting the Pumpkin Latte craze.  Although it certainly doesn’t stop there, at the grocery store today I spotted Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Cheerio’s, Lucy’s Pumpkin Patch Cookies, I draw the… Continue reading

Vegan Blueberry “Cheesecake”

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Vegetarian by Pamela

I have posted a lot of cheesecake here – mainly because I love them,  also because you can adapt them to so many occasions.  Dinner party?  This Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake or Key Lime Cheesecake marry well with any menu. Holiday? Try this Pumpkin Pie Ricotta Cheesecake or equally as festive Pumpkin Cheesecake with Candied Nut… 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

Charred Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

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

Every summer there seems to be a salad that I gravitate to, and tend make again and again.  The criteria is usually that it’s super easy to whip up, no ingredients that are strange or hard to procure. Extra points if it contains local, in season produce, doesn’t need extended refrigeration, can pair well with most… Continue reading

Creamy Ricotta Pasta with Broccolinni

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

My daughter was home from university last weekend and noticed a small container of ricotta cheese in the fridge.  Lately, I have been spreading it on toast, then showering it with lemon zest and capers, adding few slices of smoked salmon, and finishing with tons of fresh chopped dill for a fabulous and easy lunch…. Continue reading

Cherry Banana Bread with Toasted Almonds

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free by Pamela

  Today, I had planned on sharing a chicken and wild rice soup recipe, however I didn’t love the picture I captured at all – that happens, quite a bit judging by all the snaps sitting on my desktop screen that probably won’t get imported.   Instead, seeing that it’s well into the new year,… Continue reading

Key Lime Ricotta Cheesecake

Posted in Brunch, Dessert, Dinner Party, Gluten Free by Pamela

I am in the fortunate situation of celebrating Thanksgiving twice every year.  Once in October with my Canadian side, and again in November with all my American friends and family. Some years it is exactly the same dinner both times.  Other years, we vary it slightly to reflect the food allergies or aversions of our… Continue reading