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“Buttermilk” Oven-Fried Chicken

By Cybele Pascal Oven-baked chicken is much lower in fat, but the skin never fully crisps like deep-fried chicken. The solution: remove the skin – cutting fat even further. This allows the chicken to better absorb the marinade, for the breading to adhere to the surface, and it creates a much better texture when served at room temperature or cold. Serves 4 […]

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Spring Vegetables Pancetta Quinoa Penne crop

Spring Vegetables and Pancetta with Quinoa Penne

Serves 4 Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 1 package quinoa penne pasta, freshly cooked 1 2-inch thick slice of pancetta, diced* 1 cup each sugar snaps, snow peas, broccoli florets 1 each, red and yellow pepper, diced 1 small bunch basil, chopped 1/4 cup chives, chopped salt and pepper Method In a large sauté […]

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Arugula & Watercress Salad

Arugula & Watercress Salad

Serves 4-6 Free of: gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 1 bunch arugula, washed 1 bunch watercress, washed 1 cup (250 mL) red seedless grapes, halved 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lime juice 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 1 tbsp coarse sea salt 2 green onions, sliced Method Heat oven to 300° F. Place […]

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Roast beef salad

Shaved Roast Beef and Horseradish Salad

SERVES 4-6 Free of: Gluten and top allergens Ingredients 2 lb (1 kg) outside-round beef roast (or similar lean cut) 2 tbsp each of fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cracked black pepper, salt and finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced 1/4 cup (60 mL) horseradish (Look for allergen-free, GF brand) 1/2 cup (120 mL) mayonnaise […]

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Serves 4-6 Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 6 zucchinis, halved lengthwise 2 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots, diced 1 bunch garlic scapes, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced 1 cup (250 mL) fresh parsley, chopped 1 red chili, seeded and finely diced 1/2 cup (125 mL) non-dairy alternative shreds or Parmesan […]

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Cheese sauce in pan

Alisa’s Easy Dairy-Free ‘Cheesy’ Sauce

By Alisa Fleming Those of us living dairy-free have many more options with the advent of tasty store-bought alternative cheese shreds. Just employ a light hand on pizza, since dairy-free cheese can overwhelm if used in excess. Melting ability may also vary. Check your pizza at least 5 minutes before it is fully cooked, and if the cheese alternative […]

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Allergy-Friendly ‘Cheesy’ Pepperoni Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce

By Alisa Fleming  Creative tricks put this delicious favorite back on the diary-free and gluten-free menu.  Makes one 12 inch pizza Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Years ago I learned the wonders of gluten-free pizza from the great Carol Fenster in her book, Cooking Free*.  Since that time, I’ve experimented with several variations of her classic crusts; this adapted […]

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Massaged Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus

By Alisa Fleming Kale is notoriously tough and a touch bitter, but massaging the leaves for just a few minutes makes them deliciously tender and mild. The dressing is light in flavor, but when combined with the bright sweet and sour notes of the fresh fruit, it really pops. If omitting any of the fruit, […]

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Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad

Classic Creamy Macaroni Salad

By Cybele Pascal Serves 4 to 6 Free of: gluten and top allergens Pasta salad may seem like a no-brainer for a summer picnic, but gluten-free pasta can get tough after a few hours, and allergy-friendly mayo isn’t always easy to locate. Luckily, I’ve got a few recipe tricks up my sleeve to tackle both […]

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Thai Style Rice Rolls

Thai-Style Rice Rolls

Makes 16-20 Free of: All gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 20 5-inch rice paper rounds 1 lb (450 g) pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tbsp Asian-style chili sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 iceberg lettuce 1 apple, cut into thin strips 1 large […]

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