Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gluten-Free Cookout

A favorite summer activity is getting together with family and friends for a cookout, however, somewhere between the hot dogs and the pasta salad a gluten-free kiddo can feel kind of left out, and hungry!  Don't worry, we've got you covered with a few ideas!  Check out these great gluten-free recipes that are perfect to bring to a cookout so your Rett Girl has something great to eat (that everyone else will love, too).

Have a favorite recipe to share? Be sure to leave it in the comments section below!

Cobb Egg Salad - from kitchendaily.com


1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
2. Halve eggs and discard 4 of the yolks (or save for another use). Add whites and the remaining 4 yolks to the bowl and mash to desired consistency. Gently stir in avocado, bacon and blue cheese.


Gluten Free Chick Pea Apple Slaw - from Joyous Health


1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
Juice of 1/2 a lemon, freshly squeezed
14 oz can of organic chickpeas or navy beans, drained and slightly mushed with a fork
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp walnut oil
4 slices of your favourite gluten-free bread, toasted

Method: Squeeze the lemon juice onto the grated apple. Mix the apples, beans, cranberries, sunflower seeds and carrot together. In a separate dish, mix the red wine vinegar together with the walnut oil. Add the dressing to the apple mixture


And for dessert, check these out:

Chocolate Chip Banana Squares - from Brunch at Saks

1 1/2 C. gluten-free flour (I use a mix of Bob's Red Mill white rice flourtapioca flourpotato starch)
1/2 tsp. gluten free baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder (I like Rumford's because it's aluminum-free)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
5 Tbs. coconut oil (or any vegetable oil)
3/4 C. cold water
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are gluten, dairy, soy, nut -free).
optional 1/2 C. of  walnuts 

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x9 square cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside. In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mash bananas and stir in oil, water, and vanilla until well blended. Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in wet mixture. Stir until just blended. Add in chocolate chips and give it one last toss. Pour into prepared cake sheet.  Bake 40 min, or until toothpick comes out clean. 

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