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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 Free of: gluten and all top allergens 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 […]

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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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