Not all gluten-free dishes contain hard-to-find ingredients and gummy textures. Below you'll find recipes that are naturally gluten-free everyone will love.
Looking for a new flavour combination for a party dip? Here, eggplant and mild roasted garlic are accented with fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar. Serve with crackers, thin slices of toasted bread, breadsticks or vegetables.
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Sweet and crispy slices of apples and pears are great for dipping. If you prefer something savoury, try mini yellow tomatoes and broccoli florets.
Halve figs; cut prosciutto in half lengthwise. Wrap basil leaf then prosciutto piece around each fig. Place on plate; cover with plastic wrap and refr...
This special-occasion spread tastes richer than its calories imply. Press it into a pretty widemouthed bowl for serving and surround the bowl with lots and lots of crisp cracker bread or grilled baguette slices.
These delicious walnuts often open a meal at a Chinese banquet when fiery Chinese spirits are served. Chinese chefs swear by lard for frying nuts, but vegetable oil also provides good results. Walnuts from California, sold packaged and in bulk food and health food stores, are a good choice because of their quality and freshness.
In 9- or 10-inch (23 or 25 cm) nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry asparagus and Italian herb seasoning, stirring occasionally,...
By Laurie Sadowski, winner, Vegetarian Protein category.
This fresh-tasting vegetarian dish impressed us because it is suitable for not only vegetarians but also vegans, as well as people who eat gluten- and dairy-free diets, making it perfect for gatherings of those with food allergies and intolerances. Nutritional yeast, such as that from Bob's Red Mill, can be found in health food and some grocery stores.
Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
In bowl, stir together coriander, parsley, garlic, oil, lemon juice, paprika, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, pepper and...
This classic buffet dish is not only beautiful but also delicious hot or cold. Cutting the fish before cooking gives clean edges. To serve, garnish with more slices of lemon and fresh sprigs of parsley and thyme. Watercress mayonnaise makes a spring-fresh condiment to serve alongside (see below).
Mint pesto, a Greek-inspired twist on the basil version, is right at home as a dip for grilled lamb. Soak wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes before using.
These one-bite skewers are little magnets for meat lovers. You can replace the potato with a cube of regular cooked potato, or mango, papaya, pineapple or melon. The fruit offers a sweet contrast to the spicy curried meat.
Extra marinade combined with a spoonful of mayonnaise makes an excellent dipping sauce for these skewers.
Smooth in texture and sweet in flavour, this dish is a colourful, flavourful alternative to regular mashed potatoes. Roasting the pears alongside the sweet potatoes makes for easy preparation.
This medley of roasted vegetables is easy to make and packed with flavour. Best of all — It's a light dish.
Tried and true, this staple, mashed to fluffiness and flecked with fresh parsley, is just the partner to sop up the delicious vegetable sauce of the hamburger dish.
A layer of dark coffee syrup conceals a tangy sweet lemon base. Garnish with a knotted strip of lemon peel.
A citrusy custard makes a light-tasting finale to a satisfying dinner. Garnish with orange segments or strips of orange rind tied into dainty knots.
Delicately infused with tea, this custard is cool, creamy and not too sweet.
Silky-textured panna cotta with slightly tart sauce will refresh and cleanse the palate. Choose mangoes that are juicy and ripe. However, if you can't find them, add a bit more sugar while pureeing the sauce.
Bosc pears are ideal for this dessert because they keep their shape and texture after roasting. Look for ones with golden to brown skin for the best ripeness.
Crisp on the outside yet soft, chewy and marshmallowy on the inside, this chocolate meringue bowl makes a pretty container for the strawberries.
Ideally these meringues have slightly soft and chewy centres. However, if you prefer them dry and crisp, add 10 minutes to the baking time.
Layers of crunchy meringue, nutty praline and creamy chocolate ice cream meld seductively in this make-ahead dessert.
This treatment of an ever-popular homey favourite turns it into an upscale treat.
Macaroons — coconut, chocolate or almond — are a Passover tradition and appear at the end of the Seder with coffee and tea. Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside, these easy-to-make macaroons are so tasty, be sure to make a double batch to satisfy all the requests for seconds.
Spread pecans on baking sheet; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 8 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside. Grease 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish; ...
These satisfy both special diets and festive expectations.
This chewy caramel requires a watchful eye and constant stirring.
This old-time favourite is the ideal gift for adults and children alike. Place the popcorn in a glass jar or clear cellophane bag tied with a festive ribbon and sprig of holly for a sensationally crunchy gift. You'll need one bag of microwave popcorn or 1/2 cup (125 mL) unpopped kernels to make the amount called for.
Beets are a novel but beautiful ingredient in chutney. Their sweetness marries deliciously with apples and helps counter the acidic thrust of the vinegar.
In two hours you can make four holiday gifts to go with roasts, poultry, ham and cheese platters. Choose either white port and white balsamic vinegar, or ruby port and traditional dark balsamic vinegar.
On the gift tag, suggest pairing this savoury marmalade with meats, such as pork, lamb or beef. Or serve with crackers and a creamy cheese. You need a mandoline to get paper-thin slices of onion.
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