Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Start off the New Year Right!

The gluten free diet does not always provide the healthiest options.  In fact, you have to be careful that you are getting all the nutrients that you need and not loading up on too many gluten free breads/cookies/cakes/pastas that have very little nutritional value and many calories.

Below are two delicious and healthy gluten free recipes that I tried out recently!  They were both also very easy to make.  So, give them a try and let me know how they turn out for you!

Gluten Free Turkey Cutlets in an Oregano-Lemon Sauce -

Ingredients: (serves 4)
  • Turkey Cutlets (approximately 1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten free chicken broth (I used Pacific Natural Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. On a large plate, combine the gluten free flour, 1/2 tsp of the oregano, and salt.  
  2. After cleaning off the turkey, place the cutlets in the flour mixture, dusting both sides.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat.  Add the cutlets and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side.  Once they are fully cooked, transfer to a plate.
  4. Now, add the garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant (about 15 seconds). 
  5. Add the gluten free chicken broth, lemon juice, and remaining oregano to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce over the turkey and serve!

Gluten Free Artichokes Gratin -

Ingredients (Serves 4):
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons plain gluten free bread crumbs (I used Gillian's)
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • a pinch of rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch glass pie plate.
  3. Place the artichokes in a colander and rinse under cold water to separate, then dry with paper towels.
  4. Place artichokes in pie plate and toss with the lemon juice.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the gluten free bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, garlic, and oil.  Mix well.
  6. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the artichokes.
  7. Bake until the top is golden, approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Serve.

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