Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
onehappylady

Summer Meals- Gluten Free

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

The weatherman says the high today will be 98 and it's still May! It looks like will be a roasty summer so I'm looking for gluten-free meals with a summer feel that do not require use of the oven. I'm fine with stove top, crockpot or microwave. Salads ideas are wonderful too! Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

collard-rolls.jpg

I'm feeling you as I live in an attic. My recent kick has been assorted things tossed in to blanched (microwaved) collard green leaves. Collard Summer Rolls is what I've been calling them.

Fillings so far:

-egg & cooked rice (microwaved again to fully cook egg)

-hummus and raw veggies

-hummus and cooked rice and raw veggies

-kidney beans and raw veggies with vinaigrette

-quinoa with coooked greens, herbs, and raw veggies

-cooked rice, cheese and salad greens from the garden

Pending:

-rice and chickpea curry

-peanut sauce and soaked bean thread or rice noodles with raw vegges (no heat)

I typically cook up a pot of rice and that lasts me for four or five days. Dipping sauces and various salad dressings can vary it easily. They also pack well for lunches or picnics.

Also recently made Sugar Snap Pea and Red Potato Salad, which is pretty much what it sounds like (vinaigrette dressing, not mayo). See photo below. It does require a little bit of cooking, with cooking the potatoes and blanching the peas. I had half planned to add some good tuna to it, but it was enough of a meal that I didn't bother.

potato.jpg

Quesadillas are always good and quick.

Dip and spreads tend to be a great way to go when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. A few minutes with a blender or cuisinart and then just chop up assorted things to spread on or dip into. White Bean Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite (again, pretty much what it sounds like).

My mom used to do a nova night, with smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, and then raw veg like cucumber slices and carrot sticks.

P.S. first time doing photos, I hope they work well. kinda huge... hmmm... does it accept html formatting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

check this out:

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

365 (at least) gluten-free crockpot recipes

I'll certainly have to check that out. Thanks for the link. I am just starting out on gluten-free, so looking everywhere for ideas/recipes, and a crockpot is so handy. :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

collard-rolls.jpg

I'm feeling you as I live in an attic. My recent kick has been assorted things tossed in to blanched (microwaved) collard green leaves. Collard Summer Rolls is what I've been calling them.

Fillings so far:

-egg & cooked rice (microwaved again to fully cook egg)

-hummus and raw veggies

-hummus and cooked rice and raw veggies

-kidney beans and raw veggies with vinaigrette

-quinoa with coooked greens, herbs, and raw veggies

-cooked rice, cheese and salad greens from the garden

Pending:

-rice and chickpea curry

-peanut sauce and soaked bean thread or rice noodles with raw vegges (no heat)

I typically cook up a pot of rice and that lasts me for four or five days. Dipping sauces and various salad dressings can vary it easily. They also pack well for lunches or picnics.

Also recently made Sugar Snap Pea and Red Potato Salad, which is pretty much what it sounds like (vinaigrette dressing, not mayo). See photo below. It does require a little bit of cooking, with cooking the potatoes and blanching the peas. I had half planned to add some good tuna to it, but it was enough of a meal that I didn't bother.

potato.jpg

Quesadillas are always good and quick.

Dip and spreads tend to be a great way to go when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. A few minutes with a blender or cuisinart and then just chop up assorted things to spread on or dip into. White Bean Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite (again, pretty much what it sounds like).

My mom used to do a nova night, with smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, and then raw veg like cucumber slices and carrot sticks.

P.S. first time doing photos, I hope they work well. kinda huge... hmmm... does it accept html formatting?

Beautiful!

Will you live with me? My son's going to college, you could have a room instead of an attic. And a kitchen!

Karen

(Who is on a never ending quest to get someone to cook for me)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll certainly have to check that out. Thanks for the link. I am just starting out on gluten-free, so looking everywhere for ideas/recipes, and a crockpot is so handy. :-)

I haven't tried too many yet, but I've made the orange chicken and pizza casserole a couple times each and they are great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful!

Will you live with me? My son's going to college, you could have a room instead of an attic. And a kitchen!

Karen

(Who is on a never ending quest to get someone to cook for me)

Heck yeah, will cook for room and board!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you could toss a chicken in your crockpot and use it for multiple meals!

I try to keep a loaf of Elana's Pantry Gluten Free Bread 2.0 on hand (you could maybe bake it early in the morning or late at night??) Then I have an open faced sandwich for dinner - tuna, chicken, egg salad etc. Quick, easy and yummy (and cool!)

One of my favorite summer meals is chicken salad with boiled egg, cantaloupe and tomato. (if you have a problem with soy it's very easy to make your own mayo for the egg salad and chicken salad)

SANY2980.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like to either use the crockpot or make cold foods when it's really hot. One thing I like to make in the crockpot is baked beans. I put a lot of bacon in them so they are pretty much a meal in themselves.

Daughter and I love raw corn. I will cut it off the cob and make it into a salad with canned black or kidney beans, some chopped green onion, bell pepper and a little tomato. I also add cilantro to this if I have it. Salt and pepper to taste.

Daughter and husband love a hollowed out melon half filled with scoops of sorbet, ice cream or even cottage cheese and assorted berries.

Stuffed tomatoes. Get some large tomatoes, one per person. Wash, then remove the stem part at the top and slice down almost to the bottom. The end result will look like flower petals. Fill with cottage cheese, chicken salad, tuna salad, salmon salad, egg salad, etc.

Teff wraps. Daughter likes turkey and shredded lettuce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×