Thursday, July 22, 2010

Salade Nicoise with a Twist (SCD, GFCF)

Here's yet another adaption from Dana Carpender's "Low Carb Recipes", called "Nicer Nicoise". I did not add true Nicoise olives (our secret), Kalamata's did just fine. You can use any type of olive here. I also did not add any anchovies to the vinaigrette, but they would be a nice touch.

This is my submission for this month's "Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free". Sheryl of Breaking Bread is the hostess and the theme is Ooh La La Bastille Day

Salade Nicoise with a Twist

1 Head Cauliflower, diced small
1 Bag Frozen Green Beans, thawed (I used a 7 oz bag french cut)
1/3 cup Red Onion, diced
Handful Fresh Parsley, minced
Handful Olives, sliced
2 or 3 cans Tuna, drained
1 can Artichoke Hearts, quartered (check for SCD/GF ingredients)
Hard Boiled Eggs, as many as you like
Tomato Wedges, as many as you like

Vinaigrette (or use 1 cup of your favorite):

3/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Vinegar (any kind)
1 clove Garlic, minced (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon mustard (powdered or prepared)

Steam cauliflower just until tender. Rinse under cold water.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cauliflower, green beans, onion, parsley, olives and tuna.

Prepare Vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients until combined. Toss with salad. Chill. To serve, garnish with tomato wedges, egg wedges and artichoke hearts.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SCD and Nut-Free

I've added two new labels to my Recipes index. I now have one for Nut-Free and GFCF-Nut-Free For those of you looking for SCD and Nut-Free recipes, The Serious Mom at One Lovely Mess, has a list of GAPS/SCD Nut-Free recipes. There's many I hope to try.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great Recipe: SCD Pizza Crust at Heal-Balance-Live (SCD)

This pizza crust is from Karen at Heal-Balance-Live. Her blog is a staple in my kitchen. I've made this pizza crust a few times and it always turns out great. It's a crisp crust and is even good the next day for leftovers. Thanks Karen!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cool Recipe: Homemade Powdered Dishwasher Detergent

Heidi Kelly of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom has the coolest recipe posted. It's for Homemade Powdered Dishwasher Detergent. I cannot review this recipe, because I am the automatic dishwasher in our house. I do dream of owning one some day and thought if I post this recipe then I won't lose track of it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

BLT Chicken Salad (SCD, GFCF)

Happy July 4th!!
Bacon is just good with everything! These measurements are approximate, everyone likes theirs differently:

1 pd Chicken Breast, cooked and diced
1/3 cup Yellow or Green Onion, minced
6 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper to taste
Tomato Slices

Combine chicken, onion and bacon in a mixing bowl. Add mayo and seasoning and stir to combine. Line bowl or plates with a bed of lettuce. Scoop chicken salad onto lettuce. Garnish with tomatoes.