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Gluten Free
Always check the labels on boxed, frozen, bulk, and canned foods that you buy to be sure they are gluten free. Products may be wheat-free but not necessarily gluten free so look for the gluten-free designation. I have listed a few brands below that make gluten-free products. For the best gluten-free pastas, visit:
http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/gluten-free-pasta-taste-test.


Soups N' Stews

Pacific makes a gluten-free chicken and beef broth.

Recipes that are gluten free:
Zuppa Verde - p.7
Potato Leek Soup - p.9
Pasta E Fagioli - p.10. Use gluten-free pasta.
Gingery Carrot & Golden Lentil Soup - p.14
Vegetarian Lentil Soup - p.15
Beef Daube Provencal - p.16
Slow-Cookin' Country Beef Stew - p.17
 
Recipes that can be easily modified:
As a general rule, it's best to use a cornstarch "slurry" to thicken soups and stews rather than substituting a gluten-free flour. Use half as much cornstarch as the wheat flour called for in these four recipes. Mix the cornstarch in a little cold water until it dissolves and there are no lumps. Pour the "slurry" into the soup or stew. Stir continuously as the mixture thickens.

Italian Harvest Soup – p.19
Cauliflower Chickpea Curry - p. 20
Butternut Squash Bisque - p.21
Cheddar Cheese Soup With Green Chilies - p.23

Salads N' Sides

Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaise are gluten free.

Recipes that are gluten free:
Raspberry Dressing - p.45
Fruit & Cheese Salad - p.45
Sweet & Sour Dressing - p.46
Maple Mustard Dressing - p.46
Poppy Seed Dressing - p.48
Teriyaki Marinade - p.49. Kikkoman makes a gluten-free soy sauce.
Cherry Walnut Cabbage Slaw - p.49
Marinated Vegetable Salad- p.50
Broccoli Bacon Salad - p.51. Not all bacon is gluten free. Check the label or ask your butcher.
Egg & Olive Salad- p.51. Star brand Manzanilla Spanish olives are gluten free.
Chicken Salad With Grapes & Walnuts - p.52.
Green Beans With Apricots & Almonds - p.53. Blue Diamond smoked almonds have no gluten. You can also substitute toasted whole almonds.
Caramelized Butternut Squash - p.53
Arroz Con Queso - p.55
Swiss Artichoke & Rice Casserole - p.56
Mujadarra - p.57
Papas Chorreadas - p.58
Neapolitan Potatoes & Peppers - p.58
Potatoes Supreme - p.59
Marcella Hazan's Tomato-Butter Sauce - p.60 Serve with gluten-free pasta.
Green Spaghetti - p.61. Use gluten-free pasta.

Recipes that can be easily modified:
Curried Couscous Salad - p.47. Use quinoa prepared according to package directions instead of couscous. Make sure it is labeled gluten free.
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Salad - p.48. Omit chow mein noodles. Increase almonds to 1 cup.
Potato Kugel - p.57. Substitute 1/3 cup potato starch for wheat flour.
Spanish Rice - p.55. Omit bread crumb topping.

Quick Breads

Recipes that are gluten free:
Mexican Cornbread - p.73
Dutch Honey - p.77

Desserts

Recipes that are gluten free:
Deep-Dish Cherry Pie (filling only) - p.86
French Silk Pie (filling only) & Whipped Cream Topping - p.87
Rosie's Fudge Frosting - p.91
Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Cakes - p.93
Creamy Butterscotch Pudding - p.97
Caramel Custard - p.98
Elizabeth's Flan - p.99. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is gluten free.
Pots De Creme Au Chocolat - p.100

Recipes that can be easily modified:
Ice Cream Pie - p.89. Kellogg's makes a gluten-free brown-rice version of Rice Krispies.

Cookies

Recipes that are gluten free:
Chocolate Glaze - p.117
Pine Nut Macaroons - p.119

Recipes that can be easily modified:
Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons - p.120. Substitute 1/4 cup coconut or almond flour for the wheat flour.



Thanks for sharing your outstanding collection of recipes!  It's amazing how quickly The Hungry Bear Kitchen has risen to the top of my stack of "go-to" cookbooks.
- Becky Williams, Columbia Falls, MT



I had a friend over for lunch yesterday. We started out with the butternut squash bisque, followed by the fruit and cheese salad followed by the chicken salad with grapes and walnuts and the nice warm green beans with apricots and almonds. We were in Heaven!  She is a picky eater but she ate everything in sight. I have made the chicken salad 3 times already. Unbelievable. There are so many recipes I am going to try soon. oh... I really want to make the triple orange salad and when I do I will let you know how it turns out.
- Sue Billow, Wells, VT



The books arrived today and distracted me from my gardening.  Had to page through it and half an hour later I was still paging.  You can tell I am enjoying it even if I haven't made anything yet.  I may try one of those quick cookie recipes Monday.  I wished I had ordered one more book, but now I will wait a while and see who else I can think of that would like one before I reorder.
- Virginia Case, Greenwich, CT