Sunday, June 27, 2010

Coconut Shrimp Curry (SCD, GFCF)

This recipe was adapted from "The Ubiquitous Shrimp" by Judith Choate. It wasn't just adapted for the SCD, it was adapted for what I had on hand at the time. This dish was entirely scrounged up from my freezer and pantry. I wish I had some red bell peppers and cilantro on hand, they would have worked well. The original recipe called for cashews which I did not have, but you may want to add. This recipe makes a lot, which is on purpose. I wanted to have extra to freeze for lunches and busy nights. This is also my submission for this months "Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free". The fabulous Zoe of "Z's Cup of Tea" is hosting and the theme is Dairy Free Delights

2 TBSP Oil
1 TBSP Fresh Ginger, minced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 TBSP Madras Style Curry Powder
Cayenne to Taste (Optional)
Salt to Taste
1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk
1 (12 oz) Bag Frozen Mango, thawed (or fresh)
8 oz Clam Juice
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 (10 oz) Bag Frozen Green Beans
1 cup Carrots, in match sticks
1 Red Bell Pepper, julienned
1 (2 lb) bag Shrimp, shelled
Green Onions(about 4), sliced for Garnish

Run shrimp under cold water to thaw. Puree mango in a blender.

In a large wok or frying pan. Heat oil. Saute ginger, garlic and spices for a minute or two. Stir in coconut milk. Stir in clam juice. Stir in mango and lemon juice. Add veggies and cook to simmer until veggies are close to your liking. Stir in shrimp and cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink.

Here is a link for Madras Curry Powder or you can try one part Tumeric with one part Chili Powder.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ed's Portobello Burgers (SCD, GFCF)

This is also my submission for the Gluten-Free Homemaker's "Gluten-Free Wednesdays". In addition to Gluten-Free Wednesdays she also hold a monthy gluten-free challenge. The theme for this Wednesday and June is "Create a Burger". If you go to her site and click on her "Monthly Challenge" tab, she has ooodles of Gluten-Free recipes from these challenges. It's like a giant gluten-free recipe source. Very Cool!!!

What ever happened to the "Men's Favorites" section in cookbooks? Why did it go away? I think it would have made more sense to keep that section and add another for "Women's Favorites". We could fill a section with chocolate and jewelry (although I'm much more fond of chocolate).

Here's a grilled He-Man burger for Father's Day. The portobello's make a moist and flavorful bun. These are Eddie's instructions:

Ground Meat for Burgers (season with salt and pepper)
Cheese slices (Optional)
Two Portobello Mushroom caps for each burger

Heat grill to 400 degrees. Form meat into patties. Grill patties and mushroom caps until desired doneness. The mushrooms do best if there is a top shelf. Top with cheese and serve.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gluten-Free Restaurant Review: Loonie's Place

They grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday my son was four...and now he's opened up his own restaurant (he just turned 5). It's called "Loonie's Place", named after his favorite balloon. Diners have their choice of several seating locations. For book lovers, there is the spot right in front of the bookcase:

For starry-eyed lovers there is a cozy spot behind the couch:

For informal dates and lunches there is the "beach" theme table (Can I get an extra bucket for my other butt cheek please?):

Here is bistro-style ambiance:

Here is the Chef's kitchen:

His specialty is Blueberry Cake and Banana Cake. Gluten-Free of course.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Cake Ideas

Matt of sent me this post for Fathers Day cakes. Although it's probably not GF or SCD, it is cute:

Not Your Ordinary Father's Day Ties

If you have a tie fetish you'll want to bookmark this site.

Thanks Matt!

Friday, June 4, 2010

What's the Fat on Breakfast?

For some reason I have to start my day with a high fat breakfast. If I don't then I can't make it to lunch and I just don't feel right. I could eat a plate of veggies for dinner and be fine, but for some reason I need that fat in the mornings like some folks need coffee. So I found this article very interesting:

Bacon or Bagels? Higher Fat at Breakfast May Be Healthier Than You Think