Braised Kale with Sesame Seeds

Kale is a relatively new favorite at our house.  I discovered kale after food blogging and have been using it more and more in my cooking.  I started with Pesto Penne with Kale, Mushrooms, and Bacon and have moved on to braver uses of kale.  My husband loves that pasta recipe, but was reluctant to try this recipe until [...]

Asparagus Salad with Raspberry Almond Vinaigrette

Gluten Free Mommy was mentioned in the May 2008 NFCA newsletter under “Hot Products.” How cool! Welcome to those of you who found the blog through the newsletter! If you don’t know about the NFCA, it stands for National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for celiac [...]

Red Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa is a favorite in my house. The name “keen-wah” sounds adventurous and exotic to Americans, but this “mother grain” is a staple in many other cultures. Quinoa is low on the glycemic index and contains a complete protein, making it a great addition to anyone’s diet. Since Quinoa is new to a lot of [...]

How to Make French Fried Onions

I converted my family’s Green Bean Casserole Recipe today. I wanted to make sure this classic was ready to go for Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, I was in a rush and at the last minute we popped out a recipe using Progresso mushroom soup and no french onion topping. Big mistake! I really missed the [...]

Quinoa with Spinach, Mushrooms, Jalapeño, and Cilantro

Since going gluten-free, I have heard a lot of great things about Quinoa. Considered, “the mother grain” by the Incas, Quinoa has all the essential amino acids, unlike wheat which has to be paired with a legume to be a complete protein. However, I have never cooked it until tonight! Now, I love Quinoa too! [...]