Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

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

Archive for the “Dinner Party” Category

Carrot Currant Cake

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

It probably come as no surprise to everyone that we are having a much smaller gathering for Thanksgiving this year – just like most of the country.  We still want to make a fuss, cook way too much, and spend quality time with certain family members.  You too I bet. These circumstances happen to work… Continue reading

Plum Torte

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

Have you heard about this famous Plum Torte originally published by Mariam Burros in 1983 for the New York Times? It was so popular that it was published every year from 1983 to 1989, by then the editors felt it had been featured enough.  Apparently not, according to all the backlash they received, after making… Continue reading

Cornbread with Jalapenòs and Chives

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

As the summer winds down, I usually do a mental inventory of all the seasonal foods we have cooked and enjoyed to make sure we haven’t missed out. With all the usual suspects all accounted for: tomatoes, corn, zucchini, leafy greens, and more tomatoes, I cast a larger net and discovered I had not made… Continue reading

Flatbread – Gluten Free

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

You know when you see recipes that look so simple but contain gluten, so you don’t even attempt them because you assume it won’t work for us gluten free?  Well, honey this is not one of those recipes! This time luck is in our favor.  This flatbread recipe produces a wonderfully chewy, crispy, savory flatbread,… Continue reading

Focaccia with Ramps or Scallions

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

We have all become so bored of quarantine meals.  It was time to make something DIFFERENT for dinner today. We were feeling indifferent with the steady staple of 1) some protein from the freezer or tofu, 2) a vegetable that has been resting in our cold garage that hopefully is not moldy yet.  3) gnocchi/rice/potato… Continue reading

Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

Posted in Dinner Party, Gluten Free, keto, Meats, Poultry by Pamela

While it seems I do experiment with a lot of different foods to share with you here, I tend to default to one, maybe two, recipes per season for dinner parties.  I prefer dishes that I can pop into the oven while guests are arriving. Some easy enough that I can socialize and enjoy cocktails,… Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Posted in Brunch, Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian by Pamela

When my daughter was younger she just didn’t like pureed soups.  I could never figure out why?  As she grew older, and more articulate, she informed me that she didn’t like pureed soup because every spoonful feels and tastes the same. Huh, who knew.   To get around that dilemma, I  found a few ways… Continue reading

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