Celiac.com 04/15/2010 - Mother's day is right around the corner, and what better way to tell your mom you love her, than to make her a lovely gluten-free brunch. Even if your mom is a gluten eater, it is still a perfect opportunity to try out some new gluten-free recipes. Many people with gluten sensitivities are also sensitive to foods other than gluten. That is why for this special day, I am including some gluten-free recipes that are also free of most common allergens.
Making brunch for your mom on Mother's Day doesn't have to be expensive, and a gluten-free brunch isn't hard at all. If you have a recipe that you love, but you don't know how to make it gluten-free, do an Internet search for your favorite dish and add "gluten-free” to the beginning of your search. You will be amazed at how many recipes have already been converted to gluten-free, and are on the Internet to be shared by all.
The following recipes are gluten-free, dairy/casein-free, egg-free, nut-free, corn free, and shell-fish free-actually free of all animal products. Even if you don't need to avoid other allergens, you might find that you like these gluten free recipes better than you expect. Although, the following recipes can also be modified to fit your taste buds. So if a recipe calls for non-dairy margarine for example, use butter, or coconut oil if you prefer. Don't hesitate to dig in and get creative!
The following link is for a recipe that I can't wait to try. This basic recipe can be elaborated on, and you can top with the fruit of your choice. This is an excellent idea for brunch, or wrap them up and present them as a gift.
The wonderful thing about the following Tofu Benedict recipe, is that it can be modified to suit your taste buds. If you eat meat, you can add gluten-free meat to your Benedict, or anything that you think your mom would enjoy on her special day. It's also a very easy recipe and doesn't take long to prepare.
Gluten-Free Tofu Benedict RecipeIngredients:
- 1 lb. extra firm tofu
- 1/4 cup distilled apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. Himalyan salt (or table salt)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 Tbsp. gluten-free nondairy butter substitute
- 8 oz. nondairy gluten-free sour cream
- 1 tsp. gluten-free paprika
- 1/2 tsp. gluten-free nutmeg
- Pinch of gluten-free cayenne
- 1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 4 gluten-free English muffins, toasted (or 8 slices of toast) Gluten-Free English Muffins
- 8 slices tomato
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Drain the tofu, cut it into 8 slices, and arrange it in a single layer in an oiled 9”x13” baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt, and olive oil and pour the mixture over the tofu. Bake the tofu for 20 minutes, basting it occasionally and turning it over after 10 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid and bake the tofu for a few more minutes—until it is brown and crispy.
To make the hollandaise sauce, melt the butter substitute in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the nondairy sour cream, paprika, nutmeg, cayenne, and lemon juice. Make sure that the mixture is heated through but don’t allow it to boil.
Top each English muffin half with a slice of tofu, tomato slice, and a generous spoonful of hollandaise sauce to taste.
Serve immediately & Enjoy!
Gluten-Free Gift Baskets
Giving your mom a thoughtful Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be expensive. Gift baskets come in all shapes and sizes, so you don't have to spend a fortune to show your mom how much you love her.*Tip:
To save money, make your own gluten-free gift basket. Purchase an inexpensive basket at your local craft store, fill it up with gluten-free goodies, wrap it with cellophane and a pretty bow and in no time, you have a customized gluten-free gift basket made especially for your mom.
Fill your gluten-free gift basket up with gluten-free goodies; below are some ideas.
If your mom likes to cook, what better way to pamper her, than to give her the gift that keeps on giving. Below is a link of gluten-free cookbooks. Cookbooks also make a wonderful addition to your gift basket.
Don't forget the chocolate! No gift basket is complete without chocolate and most moms enjoy a little chocolate on occasion. The following is a list of gluten-free chocolate treats. You will find everything from chocolate cakes and cookies, to chocolate mousse and chocolate chips. So even if you don't have time to bake her a cake, you can still give your mom some yummy gluten-free chocolate treats to enjoy on Mother's Day.
Keep your mom in style this Spring. Our celiac awareness shirts are a welcome addition to any gift basket or even by themselves.
What do you get for the gluten-free mom that has everything? Try a gift
voucher for the Gluten Free Mall. Vouchers can accommodate any budget
and they also make an excellent last minute gift. So this year, there
is no excuse for not giving your mom something nice for Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Ideas
- Make gluten-free brunch
- Convert your favorite recipes to “gluten-free”
- Make your mom a gluten-free gift basket
Happy Mother's Day!