I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. I’ll be back with another recipe next week!
I love having friends and family over for the holidays, but gluten free holiday meals can seem daunting. We usually have one or two orphans(someone who isn’t able go home for the holidays) and some family over for the holidays. Our gatherings are usually pretty small, because our families are spread out all over the US, so getting everyone in the same room over a holiday is pretty impossible. Entertaining does give me an excuse to set the table beautifully, bring out the nice serving platters, utensils, etc, but when you’re making food for lots of non-gluten free people, you don’t want them to feel like they’re missing out. When I do have people over I usually make everything gluten free….I used to buy pre-made non gluten free stuffing, but everyone usually liked my homemade gluten free version so now I only make everything gluten free.
In past years, I’ve ordered partially prepared meals and picked them up. In Los Angeles, my go-to is Whole Foods. I like “Thanksgiving food”, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, but I have learned that I’m usually the only one that is enthusiastic about the food. … Read Full Post
Well, it’s finally getting chilly in Los Angeles….yes that mean a dip into the 60’s. I can’t believe that I lived in New York City for 10+ years, I’ve lost my ability to handle cooler weather. Now that we are having this cooler weather, I decided to bring out the slow cooker and this week I made beef stew (I called in Beef Bourguignon in the video, but it’s more like a beef stew ;-)) and just had to share it. So, I made it live on Periscope on Monday, if you’re on Periscope please follow me so that you can catch my next live endeavor. You can find me at: https://www.periscope.tv/GFAvenger So the Periscope and the recipe are below.
Serves: 8 servings
- 2 lb cubed beef stew meat
- ½ cup gluten free flour (I used King Arthur all purpose GF flour)
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup red wine
- ¼ cup finely chopped celery, with a few minced leaves
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 medium potatoes, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 onions, diced
- Put GF flour, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag.
Sometimes out of the house and you need to eat. This can make a gluten free person panic, but fret not, here are my Gluten Free On the Go secrets to eating on the go and not being hungry. When I know that I’ll be out running errands all day, I always have food in my handbag. This is something learned while living in New York City, you never knew when your regular commute was going to be disrupted because of a sick passenger or stalled train. It didn’t happen very often, but I learned to be prepared. I like to have at least one bar on hand, like Van’s Bars, or Kind Bars. I also always have a pack of nuts too, the packs by Emerald Nuts are great, my go-to is the Almond and Walnut pack. I always have two options, just in case I eat one and don’t replenish it, I still have a back up.
When I’m on a road trip, the good gluten free on the go options can be meager, but here are my tried and true Fast Food stops when I’m in a pinch.
- In-N-Out Burger– you can get any of their burgers protein style and you can eat the shakes and fries.