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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.



I love the essays before each selection of recipes; especially the chicken soup essay on the photo of you as a young girl eating chicken soup.  I can tell you spent hours searching for the best recipes to highlight the essence of each essay and you have done a great job!
- Janey L., Belmont, MA



Dinner tonight was out of your cookbook, and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!  I made the butternut squash bisque and the Raw Apple Bread.  Both were awesome good, but the bread especially was out of this world.  Can't wait to eat the left overs for lunch tomorrow, and to try the next recipe--Taco Soup-- for dinner Wednesday.  I plan to cook my way straight through this wonderful book. The essays are delightful and I just love the teddy bears between the sections. This is really an EXCELLENT cookbook. The only "improvement" would be to have all the pages be washable, as I plan to use this book so much it will probably get splashed on more than once. 
- Elaine Ratliff, Raleigh, NC



I'm enjoying reading through the cookbook...Gail really has a happy felicity with words and food stories.
- Cathy Walter, Kingsville, MD