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crimsonviolet

What's Your Favorite gluten-free "mainstream" Meal?

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Thanks! No Wegman's close to me (probably 50 miles or more). Good to know about the non-dairy coffee creamer, which I never thought of. I'll see what I can find when I get to the store. Or possibly my local health food store has something available...I need to go there anyway.

OK...I'm replying to my own posting. lol

Yesterday I went to our small local health food store and found Vance's DariFree so bought it. I think I'll try making a batch of the "cream of whatever" soup mix only cutting the recipe in half to test it (that stuff is expensive!). I also found a slightly different version of it on the Taste of Home website.

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Our favorite meals..

-tuna casserole; we have this too often, at leasst once per week..of course you are using gluten free pasta.

-Shepherds Pie

-pizza (I'm getting the hang of making the crust)

-stir fry

-beans and rice

-baked chicken with whatever (usually vegetables placed in pan with chicken)

-tacos

-clam chowder (My boys like it with salmon too)

Gumbo

Yes, we have the above more often than not. I need some more quick recipes.

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Yesterday I went to our small local health food store and found Vance's DariFree so bought it. I think I'll try making a batch of the "cream of whatever" soup mix only cutting the recipe in half to test it (that stuff is expensive!). I also found a slightly different version of it on the Taste of Home website.

For a dairy substitute you can use soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk or coconut milk.

Hemp milk is my favorite and I used it in all my 'creamy' recipes.

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what i'd add:

dal and rice

saag paneer and rice

bean salads

sweet potato, egg of whatever type, steamed veg

spring rolls

wild rice pilaf with fish and veg

risotto

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Lots of great ideas posted...I need them, too, as I seem to get in a rut (don't we all?)

I love pork and sauerkraut (done in crockpot) with homemade mashed potatoes and applesauce.

Oven baked chicken with baked potatoes and veggie/salad.

Crustless quiche and salad. Quick and easy especially not having to mess with a crust. Quiche can be made from lots of things. I spray the glass pie dish with non-stick cooking spray and coat it with bread crumbs (obviously, they need to be gluten free). Unfortunately I'm trying to avoid dairy right now and I used half-and-half instead of milk. Haven't made it since going gluten free.

Beef pot roast with potatoes and carrots (oh, how I miss Campbell's cream of mushroom soup). Leftovers = beef stew, which could be topped with drop biscuits and called meat and vegetable pie (I pulled that on my husband once as he hated beef stew...wink.gif ) hee hee

When I bake potatoes, I bake extras...they're really good sliced or diced and fried. Great for a farmer's breakfast with omelets, bacon or sausage or skip the potatoes and make biscuits. Pancakes or waffles with whatever you wish to add to make a meal. Nice Sun. night "supper".

The pork and sauerkraut sounds great. What kind of pork and sauerkraut do you use? Do you add any spices?

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Thanks! No Wegman's close to me (probably 50 miles or more). Good to know about the non-dairy coffee creamer, which I never thought of. I'll see what I can find when I get to the store. Or possibly my local health food store has something available...I need to go there anyway.

Non-dairy creamer is NOT dairy free. It has casein (but no lactose). Well, "standard" nondairy creamer. Soy Delicious' coffee creamers would be dairy free (I think).

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Wonderful ideas!

We love sauteed chicken breasts with Mrs. Dash's served with gluten free gravy over mashed potatoes, green beans or substitute a turkey breast.

Carne Asada tacos with the meat marinated in lime juice, chili powder, garlic, cilantro with warmed corn tortillas and Far East spanish rice.

Chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot or in a pot-chopped chicken, 6 cups chicken broth, 1 sm. can diced green chiles, 2 chopped carrots, 1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes or chopped fresh, 1/2 c chopped onion, 1/2 c diced bell pepper, sprinkle of cumin. Serve with crushed tortilla chips, grated cheddar cheese, cilantro sprigs and gluten-free cornbread! A family favorite.

Super Nachos, another favorite. Spread refried beans on the bottom of a large casserole, top with beef or chicken taco meat (Schilling is gluten free), pour a bottle of taco sauce over, cover with shredded cheese and bake on 375 for about 25 minutes til bubbly. Serve with sour cream, salsa, fresh tomatoes and avocado and scoop with tortilla strips.

Chili topped baked potatoes with a green salad

Paninis, another favorite. Spray grill with non-stick spray or spread slices of gluten-free bread with margerine. spread pesto on the inside and layer with deli meats, cheeses, sauteed peppers and onions. Grill until cheese is melted. Serve with veggies and dip or fruit.

Minestrone soup with gluten-free meatballs and pasta, fresh gluten-free bread

Open-face sandwiches and Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup

My hubby has an infared cooker and makes an amazing prime rib, roast chicken, etc. in it, along with baked potatoes!

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Burgers without the bun cooked over charcoal with plenty of seasoned salt for added flavor. Alexia sweet potato fries on the side and some Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce (before I started watching the fructose) drizzled over it all. And, of course, corn on the cob if it was a good day at the farmer's market.

Fish tacos are more and more common at my house (my sister is now a vegetarian), with some kind of Caribbean seasoning. Sometimes I'll put it in a corn hard shell, but I often just eat it over rice. My mom also found frozen mahi mahi patties somewhere. I can't remember the brand but they were delicious.

Breakfast nights are so easy: French toast made with Udi's bread (vanilla extract and cinnamon for extra flavor), veggie omelets (minus the cheese), maple sausage.

Anyone have a good beef stew recipe? My grandma used to cook big Irish after-church dinners. The favorite was always a thick beef stew served with mashed potatoes and/or a big chunk of good bread to mop it up. I saw that Dinty Moore canned beef stew is gluten-free and has all the best add-ins like carrots and potatoes, but it would be nice to have it homemade on a cold winter day.

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The pork and sauerkraut sounds great. What kind of pork and sauerkraut do you use? Do you add any spices?

I used country-style ribs, which are really meaty. I cut off as much visible fat as I can and then stick them in the oven to brown them, which also gets rid of more fat (I hate anything swimming in fat).

I buy sauerkraut that comes in the 2-lb. bags in the meat dept. (no special brand). I do drain a bit of juice from them first and then layer the sauerkraut and ribs in a crockpot so the ribs are covered with sauerkraut. I also add some water. If you feel the sauerkraut is too sour, you could add a bit of brown sugar. Other than that, no special spices although I'm sure there are recipes out there that call for them (like caraway seeds if you like them).

I start them on high in the morning and then turn the crockpot down to the low setting and don't touch them until dinner. Easy peasy meal.

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For a dairy substitute you can use soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk or coconut milk.

Hemp milk is my favorite and I used it in all my 'creamy' recipes.

It wouldn't work for this recipe since it's a recipe for a "dry mix" to have on hand. Otherwise I would use Lactaid milk.

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Non-dairy creamer is NOT dairy free. It has casein (but no lactose). Well, "standard" nondairy creamer. Soy Delicious' coffee creamers would be dairy free (I think).

That's interesting to know. I've never bought any non-dairy creamer since I drink black coffee. I did find Vance's DariFree at my local health food store the other day and bought it for when I need a dry milk.

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