Are you looking for some summer recipes inspiration? Sometimes we get into a menu planning rut and just need a few new gluten free recipe ideas. Here are the most interesting ones that came up in a recent conversation with Sue Jennett of A Canadian Celiac Podcast. Each one is a delicious, wholesome, gluten free recipe that is simple to prepare at home.
I was honoured to be invited to speak to share creative new meal ideas. Sue's podcast is an informative platform for experts across the gluten free spectrum from medical professionals to manufacturers of gluten free products to organizers of conferences and camps.
Once a month, Sue catches up with Ellen Bayens of the Celiac Scene. The Celiac Scene provides updates on the latest news in the gluten free world. It also gives us a handy guide to gluten free choices in fast food restaurants across Canada and the United States. Whether you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, live in Canada or elsewhere, both the podcast and the website are excellent resources for the gluten free lifestyle.
Gluten Free Recipes
I've pulled together for you the recipes we talked about on the podcast. Maybe some of them will inspire you to try something new. Sue gives a great, achievable challenge at the end of our episode. If you accept it, I'd love to hear about it! Drop me a note in the comments below and tell me what new thing you're going to experiment with.
Ideas for a gluten free breakfast can be challenging. Granola is my standby, but there are lots of ways to change this up.
Breakfast Baked Potato
Sue was interested in this baked potato with egg. It certainly is a unique idea for breakfast, but would be great for lunch or dinner, too.
Baked Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
This is not the kind of overnight oats that you soak and eat cold. It's a pan of delicious carrot cake overnight oats that is prepared ahead, kept in the fridge overnight, and baked in the morning. It's perfect for a houseful of overnight guests!
If you don't already make granola, this might be just the thing you're looking for so that you always have something quick to grab in the morning.
I've been making this basic recipe for years, so I throw it together without looking up the recipe. You can vary the ingredients to suit your preferences. I hope you like it, too!
Sweet and Salty Granola
When you're ready to change up the granola routine, this one is a special treat.
Gluten Free Pancakes
Pancakes are great for weekends or anytime you want to cook something a little special.
Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are a great basic that is very similar to the wheat pancakes you might remember. Add blueberries or whatever variations you can think of!
Pumpkin pancakes are a nice variation, especially as fall approaches.
Have you been looking for a recipe that uses a single gluten free flour rather than relying on a special mix? This is it!
Almond Teff Pancakes
Teff is another gluten free grain that's fun to experiment with. It has a more distinct flavour than some others, but I think you'll like it.
Healthy Lunch Ideas
My easy, go-to lunch is a green salad with cooked chicken or other protein. By changing up the vegetables and toppings, you get a variety of light summer meals.
Homemade Salad Dressing
It's easy to make your own salad dressing. Once you get into the habit of always keeping some in the fridge, you're one step closer to eating fresh, green vegetables. Here are five of my favourites!
Did you know that you can make your own Everything Bagel Seasoning? It's amazing!
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage
This breakfast bowl is great for lunch, too! Everything Seasoning makes it special.
Everything Seasoning makes avocado toast extra-fabulous, too!
Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner
A jar of all-purpose seasoning is your key to easy summer grilling. Start with a good cut of meat, season it liberally, and slap it on the grill.
Grilling a steak is one of the easiest dinners you can make! Season it the Gluten Free Spice Mix while the grill is preheating, and your work is almost done.
Grill some asparagus, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and/or mushrooms alongside the meat, and you have a simple, delicious, wholesome meal.
Healthy Summer Drinks
Sue and I talked about a few summer beverages that are naturally sweetened with just enough honey or maple syrup.
We also talked about a watermelon slushie that we enjoy in the summertime. It's a great way to use excess watermelon. Just chop it into cubes and keep it in the freezer. The recipe for the watermelon slushy
isn't is now on the blog, but it's simply this:
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 1 cup water
- spoonful of honey
- sprig of mint
Blend this all up in your blender.
Would you like me to put this recipe on the blog so that it's easier to find? If so, let me know in the comments below. I'd be happy to work out the exact measurements and take some pictures for you! It's done!
Gluten Free Crackers
It's easier to make your own gluten free crackers than you might think. I'll bet you can't eat just one, or two, ....
Wonderful flavours make these crackers a hit with family and friends!
Flax Seed Crackers
Flax Seed Crackers are a great way to enjoy the healthy benefits that come with the tiny seeds.
Gluten Free Graham Crackers
Like the others, these crackers hold their shape well. That makes them well suited for making campfire s'mores.
For the times when you want a special summer dessert inside, S'mores Pie is just the thing!
What new thing will you try this week? If you’ve tried one of these ideas or any other recipe on the blog please let me know how it went for you in the comments below. I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more delicious food.
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