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A New Gluten Free Snack!

15 April 2012

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Lentil Chips

I’ve been on what I like to call the “Athleta Girl” diet for the past month which involves a lot of salad and not much in the way of new recipes for this site.  If you aren’t familiar with the Athleta brand or the girls in the catalog, let’s just say that they are all […]

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Flights of Fancy – Wine Tasting At Home

3 February 2012

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Wine and cheese

Shani and I love wine! I’m always on the lookout for the next good value I can get for under $10 at TJ’s, which has led us into our own wine tasting events.  It’s always fun and sometimes we find a new favorite, which is what happened this week when we tried 3 new reds […]

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An Easy Gluten Free New Year’s Eve Appetizer

28 December 2011

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Cheese and Crackers

This is the simplest appetizer around! (next to chips and salsa that is) We’re fond of both the Original Savory thin mini Crackers (rice) and the Baked Sea Salt & Pepper Crisps Made with Rice crackers.  Trader Joe’s has at least one other variety of rice cracker, maybe more, it’s hard to keep track these […]

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Easy Gluten Free Appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Dates!

28 November 2011

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

We love this little appetizer – a perfect combination of sweet and salty!  It’s so easy to make ahead and then just toss under the broiler. Ingredients used: 12 Trader Joe’s Fancy Medjool Dates 1 package Trader Joe’s uncured Applewood bacon, cut in halves Trader Joe’s Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil Spray toothpicks to fasten […]

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Easy Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

27 June 2011

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Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

A lot of stuffed mushroom recipes call for some sort of bread based binder for all of the ingredients.  I’ve experimented with grinding rice crackers or using a rice based bread, but in the end, I find that unnecessary.  So these are super simple and yet very tasty, with the flavor of the mushroom really […]

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My New Favorite Snack – Gluten-free Onion Rings

30 May 2011

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Baked Gluten-Free Onion Rings

  Okay, before you get too excited, I must tell you that these are not made from scratch onion rings, they are out of the bag.  Much more like a Funyun – a cross between a chip and a rice puff – than a true onion ring.  That said, I still love them!    Salty, sweet, […]

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Sun Dried Tomatoes with Toasted Goat Cheese

30 March 2011

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This one is super basic, but yields a very rich tasting and unique appetizer.  If I recall correctly, this one goes back to something they were serving at the Belgian Lion before the Coulons closed it, but I’m not sure.  (Arguably, this was one of the best restaurants in San Diego county, and I had […]

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Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Appetizers

13 March 2011

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gluten free, wheat free, snacks, appetizers

Impromptu happy hour at your house?  Unexpected visitors?  Want to impress your friends but don’t have time to cook?  If you need some quick and easy gluten-free appetizers, I have some fantastic ideas for you.  These are very low-effort, high reward, appetizer ideas that I guarantee you and your guests will love.  If you are […]

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