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

Creative tricks put this delicious favorite back on the diary-free and gluten-free menu.  By Alisa Fleming  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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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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Green Gazpacho

Green Gazpacho

Serves 4-6 Free of: All top allergens and gluten-free Ingredients 4 cups (950 mL) fresh spinach, lightly steamed 2 cups (475 mL) fresh arugula 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, de-seeded and sliced 4 green onions, chopped 1 ⁄2 cup (125 mL) fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 cups (725 mL) vegetable stock [Look for […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Mayo

Serves 4-6 Free of: All top allergens, except egg (in optional garlic mayo), and gluten-free Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes, peeled 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp each salt and pepper 4 egg yolks 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp Dijon-style mustard  [*Look for allergen-free brands; for mustard allergy, can omit] 1 1 ⁄2 cups (375 […]

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Napa Cabbage Slaw

Napa Cabbage Slaw

Serves 6 to 8 as a aside Free of: All top allergens and gluten-free Ingredients 1 napa cabbage 1 English cucumber 1 jicama (Possible substitute: Asian pear) 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 mango Dressing 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp sesame […]

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Grapefruit, Pear and Avocado Salad

Serves 4 Free of: All top allergens Packed with: Vitamins E and C, antioxidants Ingredients 2 large grapefruits, halved with fruit removed. Reserve skins and extra juice 1 ripe avocado 1 tsp fresh ginger 1/2 cup (125 mL) black olives, pitted and halved 1 ripe pear (Anjou or Bartlett), cored and diced 1 red pepper, […]

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