Meals in 30 Minutes
times, regardless of our good intentions, its just not feasible
to prepare every meal from scratch. Those of us on a gluten-free
diet find times like these more than just a little difficult or
inconvenient. When the rest of the world can toss a frozen dinner
in the oven or heat up a can of just about anything, we must be
more creative or have had to plan ahead for just such an occasion.
make times like these as easy as possible, there are some things
you should have on hand that will enable you to prepare last minute
gluten-free meals that dont taste last minute.
of the most versatile ingredients for a quick meal and a must
have in your pantry is gf dried pasta. Our favorite brands are
Bi-Aglut and Tinkyada. Bi-Aglut is available by mail order through
Glutino.com and Tinkyada is widely available in natural food markets
and heath food stores and health food sections of main stream
grocery stores. A good idea is to pick up a couple of different
varieties every time you shop. These pastas are available in many
Pasta Sauce & Pizza Sauce
are several different varieties of gluten-free sauces on the market.
Muir Glen and Paul Newmans are our favorites. When searching
for these products, you will have the most luck if you search
for organic products. These pasta sauces also come in many different
flavors; garlic, onion, roasted garlic, balsamic vinegar to name
Chicken and Beef Stock
absolute must to have on hand. We prefer the taste,
peace of mind and economy of homemade stocks. Easy to make, we
freeze 1 and 2 cup portions of stock in the freezer for future
use. (For complete recipes for Chicken, Beef, Vegetable and Fish
Stocks, visit our Recipe Archives)
Valley makes two gluten-free chili varieties, Spicy Vegetarian
and Mild Vegetarian. These products are 100% organic.
Health Valley is a Hain Food Group Company and can be reached
always keep our pantry stocked with a variety of canned beans.
Black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and Great Northern
or any type of white beans are great to have on hand and are a
great way to add nutritional value to a quick meal.
assortment of cheese, especially Cheddar, Parmesan and Mozzarella,
are perfect ways to top a recipe and to add flavor.
minced garlic will save you the time of chopping garlic and will
keep in the refrigerator for weeks.
Roasted Red Peppers
great time saving product that will add wonderful flavor to an
otherwise ordinary meal.
is one of our favorite products. This product is organic, gluten-free,
fat free, pre-cooked and does not need refrigeration until opened.
The tube shape allows you to slice, fry or bake and serve, or
you can dice or crumble it, as we did for our Tamale Pie.
This product is available in several flavors, Plain, Basil garlic,
Cilantro, and Sun-dried Tomato. Made by the Quinoa Corporation,
you can contact them online at www.quinoa.net.
round, pork medallions, boneless/ skinless chicken breasts and
beef fillets will all pan-fry in just a few minutes. To pork,
chicken or beef, just pan-fry, add shallots, a little chicken
broth and a flavor ingredient (gf mustard, marsala, port, fruit,
cream) and youve got a fabulous sauce in minutes.
these quick and satisfying recipes for lunch or any time you have
no time to cook!
Medallions with Orange Rosemary Sauce
Mahi Salad with Hazelnuts
Steak with Chutney