Grilled Corn Salad

I don’t know about you, but many of my friends and family members deal with gluten intolerance and/or Celiac’s Disease. I am constantly being emailed and asked by family, friends and many readers for more gluten-free recipes. You don’t have to have gluten intolerance or Celiac’s to need or want gluten-free recipes, so in honor of all the requests, I am hosting a Gluten-Free Week here on My Kitchen Cafe.

What does that entail?

Firstly, I’ll be posting a recipe every day this week that is gluten-free (I’ve added a new Recipe Category: Gluten Free which I am slowly updating with past recipes). They happen to be recipes I love that fit under the gluten-free umbrella. While I don’t cook gluten-free every day, I’m finding that preparing gluten-free recipes can be delicious and easy!

Secondly, I am giving away two copies of a fantastic new cookbook called Irresistibly Gluten Free, written by a great friend of mine (click on the cute button underneath the Favorites section in the sidebar for more information). Chris is the mother of six children and due to Celiac’s, she cooks and bakes gluten-free every day. This cookbook is filled to the brim with tried-and-true gluten-free recipes. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy because a) I’ve tasted Chris’ cooking and let me tell you, she’s amazing and b) I need to take dinner to a gluten-free family in my neighborhood and this cookbook is going to help me out!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever made a gluten-free recipe and if so, how you liked it! Winners will be announced Friday morning.

Grilled Corn Salad

This delicious and simple grilled corn salad is my first contribution to Gluten-Free Week. The smokiness of the grilled corn is fantastic with the green onions, warm cumin flavor and hint of butter. Plus, grilling corn is just a lot of fun (see the picture below the recipe). You get to char the heck out of something and not stress about it.

See you tomorrow with another great gluten-free recipe!

One Year Ago: Baked Blueberry Pecan French Toast
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Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of corn, still in their husks
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. To prepare the corn, carefully peel back the husk without removing it completely and tear off the silky threads. Gently fold the husk back over the corn. Fill a large bowl or pot with cold water and soak the de-silked corn for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the corn (still in it’s husk) on the grill and cook the corn, flipping it when each side turns black and charred. The whole grilling process should take about 8-10 minutes (depending on the heat of your grill). The corn husks will get awfully black but don’t worry about that. If you are worried about whether the corn is done, using an oven mitt or something else to protect your hands, pull back the husk and gently cut off a piece of the corn to test it.
  3. When the corn is juicy and cooked, cut the kernels off the cob (again, using an oven mitt or towel to hold the hot corn while you cut off the kernels). Toss the hot corn with the butter. Stir in the cumin, salt, pepper and green onions. Serve immediately.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/grilled-corn-salad-and-a-giveaway/

Recipe Source: based on a recipe from Real Simple

Here is my corn in all it’s charred beauty – it’s just about ready to come off the grill!

192 Responses to Grilled Corn Salad

  1. Tiffani says:

    We have started eating gluten-free in our house recently. Not because any of us have to. But more as a health thing. I was nervous at first. But the few things we have made have ended up tasting really good. I look gorward to making more gluten-free recipies

  2. Emma F says:

    My son has autism and we have been told to try eliminating gluten and dairy from his diet to help with his behaviour. A good friend of mine is coeliac and she has given me a few recipes to try but so far I am just muddling through! The same friend did make me a lemon loaf baked with spelt flour and it was delicious, very moist and extremely filling.

  3. Deanna says:

    I have never done anything gluten free on purpose…I probably do some. It is something I am interested in though and would love some help along the way. Thanks for your fantastic site!

  4. Lindsay says:

    I have made a few things gulten free. Although we do not eat gluten free my best friend has celiac’s and I’ve made some GF treats for when she visits.

  5. Amber says:

    I don’t seek out recipes that are gluten free unless I’m taking something to my friends house for dinner, then I realize I don’t have many of the ingredients (for desserts mostly). I’d love to learn some new recipes! Thanks mel!

  6. Ava says:

    I have never made anything gluten free. I have a few friends who are on gluten free diets for a variety of reasons. This cookbook would be great for me to use when they come visit.

  7. Kim in MD says:

    I love grilled corn salad! It is my favorite side dish for parties and BBQ’s in the summer! We eat lots of vegetables, so I guess I make quite a few gluten free recipes. I have never tried baking gluten free, though. I would try it if the recipes were “tried and true”. I clicked on the link…your friend’s cookbook looks great! Thanks, Melanie!

  8. I’ve made multiple gluten free recipes, some by accident, some on purpose. I actually think they’ve all been great!

  9. Marci says:

    I have been diagnosed with Celiac since I was 2, so I have made my fair share of gluten-free recipes. One of my favorite lunches is to make sandwiches using ricecakes instead of bread…I just melt cheese on them to help them hold together better. I would love to win this book and use it to help me become better at gluten-free baking, something I try to avoid.

  10. Linda says:

    I do gluten-free at my house!! My 7 year old son needs a gluten/casein free diet and so his favorite gluten free meal is taco salad or tostadas with lots of guacamole on top. That’s his favorite! But I would l-o-v-e to broaden my horizons and cook from a cookbook written by someone who knows their gluten-free recipes!! It would be heavenly for me but also for my boy….because heaven knows I need help!

  11. CaSaundra says:

    I think this is a great feature to add to your site. With my job, we cater to a lot of people who require a gluten-free diet, so I have made pizzas, sandwiches, etc that fit into the gluten-free category.

  12. Teresa says:

    Just recently I made a flourless chocolate cake that turned out well. I think I got the recipe at allrecipes.com. The grilled corn salad looks good and I happen to have several ears of corn in the fridge!

  13. Loralee says:

    As far as I know, I’ve never made a gluten-free dish – not on purpose, for sure! But this recipe looks like it’s delicious, so why not?
    I have a friend who recently began eating a gluten-free diet. I will definitely send her the link!

  14. Sarah Lynn says:

    Everything I make is gluten free – I am a Celiac, diagnosed 4 years ago! You really can eat wonderfully on a gluten-free diet.

  15. Margaret says:

    I have made meringues for a friend with Celiac. I would like to make more than that, of course!

  16. megan says:

    I just made a corn salad for the first time yesterday. I wish I had grilled my corn though – I boiled it and slightly overcooked it…not a good idea with corn. the salad was good though πŸ™‚

  17. Megan says:

    I made a vegetarian quinoa paella a few weeks ago with saffron and it turned out great! Very flavorful and full of protein. πŸ™‚

  18. Alicia says:

    This looks super yummy! I have family members that have to be on gluten free diets, they feel so much better since they started them! I have never made anything gluten free, but am going to start, with this salad!

  19. Jan K says:

    I’ve never made a gluten-free recipe on purpose but it seems like there are lots of recipes that are gluten-free or could be turned into it. This looks really yummy!

  20. Nikki says:

    I have never purposely made a gluten-free recipe. I know I have some. I would like to try some though. I have thyroid problems and have been told to stay away gluten.

  21. StephenC says:

    I don’t grill out of doors. I wonder if I could do this on my stovetop grillpan?

  22. Sarah says:

    What a great idea for a cookbook! Several of the children that I work with have to be on a gluten-free diet and I’m sure a cookbook like this would be a blessing to their parents!

  23. Jenny Ricks says:

    My husband was recently diagnosed with celiac and I now cook all of our meals gluten free. It has been challenging at times, but I feel like there are so many great gluten-free products available now. I don’t actually have a gluten-free cookbook yet. I’ve been wanting to buy one, haven’t been sure which one to buy!

  24. Erin says:

    I actually have never made one, but would love to try one someday:)

  25. I have never made anything gluten-free, but I would love to try!

  26. Trisha jacobson says:

    A friend of mine eats gluten free stuff due to her husband being celiac. She changed her whole diet but says it’s the best she’s ever felt. I have wanted to try gluten free stuff for my family and I to be more healthy but haven’t searched for recipes. I would love to have an entire cookbook on it!

  27. Jenn says:

    I had never thought about it, but Vietnamese Egg Rolls (Cha Gio) are gluten free. And so is Vietnamese Beef Soup (Pho.)

  28. Katie Bock says:

    I have not made any gluten free recipes on purpose. My two daughters have whey allergies so I have made my fair share of whey-free recipes. I am up for cooking anything!

  29. Becky says:

    Just diagnosed with celiac, I’m cooking/baking gluten-free completely now. Lots to learn.

  30. Jessica M says:

    I have never cooked gluten-free but i have a lot of family who is gluten free so I would love to learn some things to make when they come over.

  31. sabrina says:

    my favorite gluten free recipe is easy chicken cordon bleu – chicken breasts split in half and stuffed with slices of ham and swiss cheese, then dipped in egg and sprinkled with italian seasoning. so yummy!

  32. Heather W says:

    I would love to try a few recipes that are gluten free, just because it is so healthy. Plus I have a SIL and her family is on a gluten free diet and I would love to be able to share some recipes with her.

  33. Amy D says:

    I’ve made a few recipes. At church there was someone with allergies so for Valentine’s Day he received fudge instead of cookies like everyone else. He liked them.

  34. Kristy says:

    I cook gluten free on occasion, but not necessarily intentionally. It is a healthy way to eat, though!

  35. annette says:

    I have been tested for Crohn’s disease and during the past year have been changing my diet over to a gluten free diet. It is a challenge to find tasty good food. Thanks for devoting a week to gluten free recipes. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Tiffany says:

    Yes I have. I try to stay away from gluten and stick to other things. BUT I don’t stress about it. My mother-in-law and her sister have Celiac’s Disease, so they really watch their diet. Love your recipes! Thanks for posting them!!!!
    Blessings

  37. Hilary says:

    My sister’s roommate is allergic to gluten, so we have tried many recipes for her! I like to send them treats during finals week, so I just go easy and send them Puppy Chow made with Chex! Lol So I need some more ideas to treat them with!

  38. Christiana says:

    I found out a few of my friends (one of them I had to take dinner to)were on a gluten free diet so I went through my recipes and I made green chicken enchiladas and no bake cookies. Since then, I have been looking at labels and taking note of gluten-free products and recipes. I’m excited to see all of your recipes this week. I’m sure they will be amazing.

  39. Kristi says:

    My mother is gluten intolerant so I have made several gluten free recipes including cakes – some recipes have turned out great, while others have been down right awful! I am always on the look out from good recipes to share with my mom.

  40. Tracy says:

    My niece was recently diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease and wow I think having a cookbook would be wonderful as they come over every Wednesday for dinner.

    I have made a few things but they are basic just no flour recipes…like pork chops and rice.

  41. Marlene says:

    I have a good friend that went years undiagnosed with celiacs, and was very ill. She has done a lot of research on gluten free foods. We had dinner with her and her husband one night and it was delicious! We have since found out that my husband’s co-worker is also gluten intolerant along with being diabetic. I am now trying gluten free just so we can see how we feel. I think there are more people out there with some kind of gluten intolerance than we know. Thanks for your recipes! I will let my friends know about your website.

  42. Veronica says:

    A friend of mine has a son who can’t hair gluten or dairy so when I brought her a birthday cake, I made a special cake for him that was really delicious, if I do say so myself–a chocolate wacky cake with coconut filling and coconut ganache spread over the top to mimic the flavors of a mounds candy bar. I have the recipe here (http://reciperhapsody.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/vegan-gluten-free-mounds-cake/), but the photo is terrible. I need to make it again to take a better pic! If I won this book I’d give it to my friend.

  43. Anne says:

    I don’t typically cook gluten-free, but a new friend of ours is from a gluten-free famiy, so I need all the new recipes I can get!

  44. Ida Z says:

    This cookbook would be a life saver. One of the ladies I visit teach is having a baby in a few months. I plan on taking her over a few meals. She has celiac, so I have been a bit nervous about what to prepare for the new mommy. Since she already has 2 toddler boys, I know a meal would be a big help upon the arrival of baby 3. Plus, I could gift her the cookbook with the meal. πŸ™‚

    Our RS has served a few gluten free meals in order ensure all of us can partake. We had a chicken enchilada dish that was really good.

  45. Leah says:

    Yes, I had a neighbor who need gluten-free food, so I made pork posole for her and her family. Very yummy!

  46. Kim says:

    I make gluten free peanut butter cookies. They are totally flourless, super moist, and perfectly bite size. Love them! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  47. Kim says:

    As an avid baker of all things floury and rich, I was worried when I acquired a roommate with Celiac Disease. We’ve been playing with lots of recipes for gluten-free desserts. I think I’ve mastered the gluten-free brownies but my try at a gluten-free peach pie left us unsatisfied. (Gluten-free pie crust that flakes up and tastes rich and buttery? Anyone?)

    I’m still a beginner at gluten-free baking but I’m learning.

  48. Jaqui Golding says:

    I don’t cook gluten free but my sister has celiacs and so when she comes around we mostly just try to avoid gluten. I would love to get some tried and true recipes that are gluten free and start adding them to our meals. I trust all of the recipes on your site and just love “My Kitchen Cafe.”

  49. Corina says:

    My children’s best friends are all sensitive to gluten, and my sister’s husband has Celiac, so our family is constantly looking for things we can all eat when we’re together. So, I’d LOVE a new cookbook with some fresh ideas! And thanks for adding the gluten-free category in your recipe index!

  50. LoraLynn Allen says:

    My mother in law has Celiac’s disease as well, but that hasn’t stopped her from being an amazing cook! When my husband and I were dating we’d try out new recipes and then share them with his parents, or turn old favorites into gluten-free goodies. We had a blast with that! And along the way my mother in law has shared some of her gluten-free tricks with me. She’s become the expert in our area and can eat just like the rest of us. She’s showed me how to make gluten free cakes, banana bread, and peanut butter cookies that are to die for, along with a lot of others. Watching her overcome that struggle, and learning how to accommodate my cooking has been one of the most fun things I’ve done!

  51. stacy says:

    We typically cook gluten free in our household, because I have gluten intolerance. I just love the recipes you post, and some of them I’ve adapted so that I can eat them too! Thanks for sharing and it’s so great that you’ve started a new GF section.

  52. susan says:

    I have not tried anything gluten free as yet, but I’ve noticed my favorite baking blogs are posting lots of gluten-free recipes. As soon as I get the house back to just myself and my husband I’m going to try some of them. But your grilled corn salad is on the menu for tonite – we love corn too!
    susan in NC

  53. ephrielle says:

    My brother has a particularly strong case of Celiac and so I was always trying to make him something nice to eat growing up. He was allergic to so many things he ate mostly hamburger carrots and potatoes. Kind of boring if you ask me. One of his favorite desserts was made by Chili’s restaurant, but it unfortunately contained flour. I attempted to remake it at home with not the greatest success. The only real success I ever had was making him a devil’s food cake recipe from scratch. Probably luck but it ended up really moist and tasty. Now it seems my daughter might have a gluten intolerance and I would love to find some great recipes so she can still enjoy a variety of foods.

  54. Margee says:

    I make a lot of Indian food and Thai food, which most is actually gluten free without modification (if you exclude the yummy Naan and other breads). I would love to win the cook book so I can give it to my sis-in-law who has Celiac’s and I’d love to have great recipes for when I need to entertain gluten-free. Thanks for the corn recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  55. michelle says:

    I have made my famous carrot cake with rice flour instead of regular for a friend whose husband and son both have celiac and it got rave reviews. Another friend was just diagnosed as well…….I would LOVE to get my hands on this cookbook. Thanks for a great recipe and great giveaway!!

  56. Stacie D. says:

    My gluten-free (and dairy-free!) friend came to visit a few weeks ago, and it completely opened my eyes to this daily difficulty. My favorite recipe we made that week was BBQ pulled pork sandwiches…but we cheated because she had a gluten-free bun and we had regular ones. I am so glad you are doing this, and I am going to pass along your website to her!

  57. Denise McEntee says:

    I’ve never cooked gluten free on purpose, but am definitely becoming more and more interested in it. Plus a friend of mine is heading down that path with one of her children so I know i’ll be doing it more and more.

    I would love this cookbook for me or most likely I’d give it to her as a gift. Thanks! can’t wait to try the corn!

  58. Megan S says:

    I tried to make some gluten free dough for pigs in a blanket once… I really did not know hardly anything about making something gluten free and I had no idea at the time what xanthan gum was or why in needed to be in the recipe. Sadly all of this amounted to a huge failure with the dough.

  59. Debbie says:

    My niece has celiac’s disease, so I have made her peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that were gluten-free. They were pretty yummy, although a bit heavy (the majority of the batter was peanut butter).

  60. Allie says:

    I’m sure I’ve made recipes that are gluten free, but not on purpose! I’d love to start though because I’ve noticed more and more people all the time are finding out that they have celiac disease. Two of my neighbors do, and I never offer to take dinner to them because I am scared to cook gluten free. So a cookbook would be an awesome help!

  61. Marisa says:

    I’ve not tried it yet, but it’s becoming quite popular on food blogs. I think that it’s something that can help my family & I’m all for that.

  62. Joey says:

    I have cooked GF on many occassions! Both my husband and I have extended family who require GF, and I have gotten some pretty good results with the recipes I have made and/or switched up! My favorite to date, is my GF “funeral” potatoes, in fact my husband prefers them to the regular kind! I would love to have a cookbook that is GF!

  63. Shirley Chatham says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 3 years ago. I’ve been cooking gluten free ever since. I’m a foodie, so I’ve taught myself how to convert almost all of my favorite recipes into a gluten free version. I’m so excited to see the new gluten free section here. THANK YOU!!!!

  64. Laurie says:

    I do not cook gluten free, but have a couple friends who have children that require gluten free choices. I am excited to pass this one along to them!

  65. Marissa Flake says:

    I just recently found out I had celiacs. My grandpa has it as well and he told me that there was nothing to eat! At first this comment scared me. But now I laugh at it. I know that there is a lot of food out there if you have celiacs, it’s just most of it you need to make yourself. So now I am saying goodbye to fast convient food and hello to my kitchen. I am actually really excited about this new adventure. My husband and I have been trying to be healthier and eat out less and this will really help us.

    My favorite recipie I have tried so far is White Rice Bread. It tastes like a sweet corn bread. Corn bread is my favorite so I love this bread. A great summer treat or lunch is a slice of this bread with Miracle Whip (miracle whip is gluten free but maynoase is not) and a few slices of fresh tomatoes on top. This trully is delicious! It tastes way better than anything found in a store and it’s really fast.

    The recipie for white rice bread is:

    2 eggs
    1 cup of liquid ( water, milk, juice)
    4 tbsp. sugar
    4 tbsp. canola oil
    2 cup Bob’s Red Mill White Rice Flour
    4 tsp. Baking Powder
    1 tsp. salt

    Preheat the oven at 425. Lightly greas bread pan. Mix all of the ingredients in bowl. Pour mixed ingredients into the bread pan. Place in oven and cook for 20 – 25 min. Let cool.

    This recipie is fast and easy. The bread is a little crumbly but it tastes great!

  66. Diane Riedel says:

    I’ve been recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and would love to have a cookbook to make items rather than buying them. I have tried making cookies with little success. Thanks for offering gluten free recipes all this week!

  67. jan says:

    bread with rice flour…. I’d LOVE to get some amazing recipes that are gluten free!

  68. Deanna says:

    I haven’t cooked gluten free but, I’d like to since I have some friends who can’t eat it.

  69. sheri A. says:

    I am a new gluten free household and struggling with how to cook without gluten. I would love some help before my family goes on a food strike.

  70. Kim says:

    I haven’t tried anything glueten free. I have friends who are considering going that route. Looking forward to trying this corn..looks fantastic.

  71. Heather says:

    Would love to try this cookbook and learn to cook gluten free!!

  72. Elaine says:

    Going gluten free as much as possible just for better health!

  73. Lizzy Stevens says:

    We don’t cook gluten-free but I have been meaning to try some recipes that are. I would LOVE this new cookbook so that we would have a resource to go to. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

  74. elizabeth says:

    One of my friends has celiacs and I made your coconut chicken curry for her. Who knew gluten free could be so yummy?!

  75. Ann says:

    My niece was gluten/casein-free for a season. It was quite a jolt to start thinking that way. I had to rethink our eating when she was with us. I would like to incorporate more GF foods into our rotation.

    My DOG is GFCF. πŸ™‚ Really. But I don’t cook for her too much.

  76. Angela says:

    I’ve only had gluten free food when my mother in law visits. She is allergic to wheat so she eats gluten free products. I’d love to win this book for her.

  77. CajunFleur says:

    I’ve never made a gluten free recipe but I’m willing to try anything! I might make it a bullet on my to-do list this week!

  78. Brooke says:

    I have been debating trying out a Gluten free diet to improve my health… this would be a great catalyst for me!

  79. Sharon says:

    I’ve never tried a gluten free recipe, but this one looks great! I would love to try more too.

  80. Rachelle says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 4 years ago. I’ve been experimenting every since! My favorite gluten free recipe is a brownie recipe with marshmallows and chocolate frosting! Yum! It’s delicious! My husband even took some to work and his coworkers devoured it! I love to cook and would love to try the recipes in the Irresistibly Gluten Free cookbook!

  81. ChrissieK says:

    So excited about the gluten free week!! My mother and a good set of friends are gluten intolerant, so I have been enjoying passing along already a couple of your recipes that we have loved that by nature of the ingredients ARE already gluten free! You rock, lovely lady. I’m looking forward to this week.

  82. Susan Lenes says:

    Have never tried any gluten free recipes. Looking forward to trying this.

  83. wendy h says:

    One of my best friend’s husband and son have celiacs disease… so need to find wheat free meals whenever we’re getting together with them. I tend to go ethnic…mexican, indian, asian. Things that are gluten free without much in the way of modification.
    This book looks like an awesome resource!

  84. Teresa says:

    Yay!!! Thanks so much! Very much appreciated! You always have such fabulous recipes!

    Big Hugs ~ Teresa

  85. Teresa says:

    oops forgot to say… Yes! I have to cook & eat gluten free because I’m gluten intolerant. Basically we can eat any meat, veggies & rice.. It’s what you add to them that makes a difference. Would absolutely Love to win the cookbook!

    Thanks so much! ~ Teresa

  86. Brooke Pickeral says:

    My 18 month old eats totally gluten and dairy free…we are excited for your gluten free week. I bake a lot gluten free and my baby seems to love it all, it’s just finding the right recipe!

  87. momstarr says:

    My hubby is gluten intolerant so we make gluten free foods regularly. I especially like the gluten free corn bread that we developed using almond meal with corn meal. I would love more ideas on how to prepare things for him that are homemade. The store bought gluten free items are so over priced!

  88. Kelsi says:

    I have cook gluten free once. I was making treats for a group activity and made mini pumpkin pies. Sadly, the did not turn out very well. The mix I used had a little too much salt and in my haste, I forgot to put the sugar in the pumpkin. My friend aprciated my efforts though.

  89. Missy says:

    Mel, my mother-in-law has Celiacs and even though he denys it and doesn’t want to get tested, I have a feeling Aaron might too. I’ve been trying really hard to cut out a lot of that kind of stuff out of our diet, but haven’t gone cold turkey yet! I’d love a copy of the cookbook for Cindy! Hmmm, maybe a great Christmas present idea! She always tells me not to worry about cooking specifically for her when she comes, but how can I not. Last time she came we had shish kabobs and potatoes one night (Aaron’s favorite) and then we did the Southwest Crockpot chicken dinner. She loves that cause she just eats it over corn chips. Thanks again for all your wonderful recipes!

  90. Rose Salomone says:

    Thank you for posting the Gluten Free recipes and for adding the new catagory! I was recently taken off Gluten by my doctor and had already had to eliminate Dairy because of allergies so it has been very difficult for me to come up with anything to eat. I feel like I am stuck with very few choices and can’t wait to give some of your recipes a try. The one thing that I miss the most is Bread. I have tried a couple of different recipes with my bread machine but I haven’t had much luck. Thank you again for your recipes and for giving me some choices!

  91. Tamara Francis says:

    Hi Mel, If you are interested I have a brown rice waffle recipe – that will knock your socks. Light and lovely. MMMMM. Tammy

  92. Johanna D says:

    I have not purposefully made gluten free food, although tonight I opened your page specifically to get gluten free recipes and look what I found! I have two friends who recently found out they need to eat gluten free. One of them has been telling me for weeks how much better she feels overall. She always comments on how much healthier and more natural she eats now. I have been trying to get myself and my husband onto a better eating track and had just this week decided that once the gluten is out of our house (we can’t just toss it all!) I’m going to really try to buy gluten free. I had a yummy dinner of cold rice, left over chicken and veggies the other night at this gluten free friend’s house. It was so good and just the kick I needed to get my butt in gear!! I love the idea of eating a lot less processed foods… we’ll see how it goes!

    This is my first comment on your site Mel… you don’t know what you’ve started! I LOVE your recipes and give out your website daily! Thanks πŸ™‚

  93. Lynne Binkley says:

    I’ve never tried anything gluten free however, I have a friend whose son has just been diagnosed with Celiac’s. In searching for recipes for her, the ones that I’ve found sound delicious. I would love to get this new cookbook and share it with her !!

  94. Lyndsi Clements says:

    This yummy corn salad is my first gluten free recipe (that I was aware of). It was great.

  95. Mary says:

    I believe I have made a recipe or two. Not many but would love to try out more.

  96. Heather says:

    My father-in-law was diagnosed with Celiac about 7 years ago. He doesn’t mind so much (especially since he feels SO much better now), but my mother-in-law really struggles with trying to find yummy, healthy gluten-free meals that the whole family can love (my husband is the oldest of 7 kids, 4 of which still live at home) Every time I make something that is delicious which also happens to be gluten-free, I always send it over to them. I can only imagine the field day she would have with a cookbook like this!!

  97. Valerie says:

    I’d love to give this book to a friend with a child who is newly gluten free!

  98. Donna says:

    My son is dating a girl who has celiac disease so we have tried a few basic things but I would love to try new recipes so we can cook for her and, hopefully, impress her. I hope the people who have posted ideas will share their recipes with you so you can pass them along to us (like the brownie recipe.) I am glad the lady posted her bread recipe, thanks. Thanks, Mel, for all your recipes.

  99. Alison says:

    I think it’s great you’re doing the gluten free week. I am going to have to send my sisters the link to your blog!! I already love reading you’re blog, but this is great! Both my sisters have gluten allergies so we use a lot of gluten free in our house. We’ve made spelt stuffing for thanksgiving…..it is outstanding!! Would love to have the cookbook to expand my repertoire πŸ™‚ thank you!!!!

  100. Jennifer says:

    My son was born with a wheat allergy so we were gluten free for 2 1/2 years before he was able to tolerate it. We have tried lots of gluten free recipes, some which were terrible, but some were quite good.

  101. Teresa says:

    I am so very happy to see you adding these recipe to your site. I recently discovered I have a gluten allergy (in addition to my lactose intolerance!) so I’ve been trying lots of new recipes. I’ve always struggled to get enough vegetables in the day so have learned to love my Crock Pot because it’s so easy to make soups and stews with lots of veggies, lean meat and no wheat or noodles. One of my favorites is a Peanut Butter Chicken Vegetable Soup – sounds strange but it’s so delicious that I don’t even miss the crackers!

  102. Lori says:

    This sounds wonderful – can’t wait to try it!
    I have made lots of gluten-free food – 10 members of husbands family have Celiac and a good friend. My favorite recipe is “flourless chocolate torte” – YUM!

  103. Becca says:

    I’m so glad you are doing a week of gluten free cooking! My mom has Celiac disease, so I have definitely done some gluten free cooking. What I have found most surprising over the past few years since she was diagnosed is that there is a multitude of regular food we eat that is gluten free just by its nature. I don’t mind gluten free cooking, but I really hope I don’t end up needing it; I love bread and pasta too much!

  104. pat says:

    Through trial and error, I am realizing that gluten free may be the way I should go…..

  105. Chareese says:

    I suffer from celiac’s disease and in addition to my gluten allergy I also have and allergy of casein which is protein in dairy. I am so excited to see the recipes you will showcase this week. Thank you for thinking of us!!

  106. Lisa E says:

    So excited to see this week’s recipes and to look at the recipes in your new category! I haven’t ever made a gluten-free meal (at least not intentionally or that I’ve realized) so I’m excited to try some.

  107. Suzanne says:

    I actually started going gluten, dairy, and sugar (refined sugar) free a while ago to cut down on the inflammation I have to help control my chronic pain condition. I have found many wonderful gluten free recipes and learning how to tweak recipes of favorites to be gluten free has made this change a lot easier. For the most part, I have been able to make food that is so tasty that no one would know the difference (I sure don’t)! Plus I love using spices, so this helps a lot in cooking gluten free.

  108. Erica says:

    I never have made a gluten-free meal.. but I’m excited to try πŸ™‚

  109. Breana Nutter says:

    I love this! There isn’t enough gluten-free recipes or food out and I’m constantly searching for them! Thank you!!!!

  110. Dominique says:

    I have been gluten free & dairy free for about 6 weeks now. I am a wanna be chef and LOVE to cook. The first few weeks I found myself salivating over my little boy’s peanut butter sandwich and practically drooling on the bakery glass at the grocery store! I must admit, however, that it has gotten easier because I feel better. I have become a much more creative cook and have re-created absolutely delicious recipes to prepare for my family and friends…the best part is that they can’t tell the difference and for that matter, neither can I! My motto now is: Don’t look back!

  111. Kate Neale says:

    My favorite gluten free recipe is a peanut butter cookie recipe! So simple, and my husbands most favorite cookies in the world!

  112. Michelle says:

    My friend Sara (a self-proclaimed “stalker” of your site!) pointed me your way today – and I’m soooooo glad she did! I’m gluten intolerant (sigh), and so I’ve cooked many a gluten free failures, er, I mean dinners + desserts, etc. Unfortunately, I’m the worst cook ever. EVER. But I try really, really (really) hard. I just can’t seem to get it right.

  113. Morgan says:

    I have never intentionally made a gluten-free meal but would love to learn and try some great recipes!

  114. Scoggdog says:

    My favorite “gluten-free” recipe has to be flowerless chocolate, walnut cookies…SO GOOD!

  115. Brye says:

    I have never made gluten free but have been interested in it a lot!!

  116. Jenn Elison says:

    My grandma has to eat gluten free and I’m always looking for new recipes. It’s great that there is such an awareness out there these days. Thank you for adding to my (at present small) collection of gluten free recipes! And by the way, I absolutely love all of your recipes. This site is the first place I go when I want to try something new or for many that I now consider favorites!

  117. Cindy Hobson says:

    I found out that I had sprue (a type of celiacs disease) 25 years ago after the birth of my 3rd child. They had NO good recipes then and nothing you could buy at the store. With the rage of the Adkins diet, followed by many more, you can buy gluten free products everywhere. I learned to eat spaghetti sauce on rice or baked potatoes. With 7 kids eventually, it was easier to go without then to make special for me. Bring on those gluten free recipes, I’m ready to treat myself.

  118. Gay Deats says:

    My friend, who is constantly surfing for great recipes, sent me the link to your site. I have found that eating gluten free has relieved my discomfort from Crohns so welcome any new recipes. I accidently invented my new favorite recipe last week. With a bounty of zuchini from our garden, I was craving our tried and true casserole. I substituted chedder flavored rice crackers for the saltines in the recipe and WOW! I think it tasted better than the old version. Thanks for “Gluten Free Week”, I’ll be bookmarking this site!!

  119. Whitney says:

    I’ve made several gluten free recipes. They have all turned out looking and tasting great! I don’t have a specific need to cook gluten free but I find that I prefer the way some things taste when made that way. πŸ™‚

  120. Stacy says:

    I make gluten free meals everyday because I am gluten and dairy intolerant… so I would DEFINITELY use and love such a cookbook!

  121. Ashli says:

    I have never tried to make a gluten-free meal, but I have a friend whose 2 year old must have a gluten-free diet, and I would love to give this cookbook to her. I know it’s hard for her to make food that he can, and wants to eat.

  122. kyle says:

    I am sure I have made a gluten-free meal…but I probably did it without trying! But in an effort to eat healthy I am looking for more recipes πŸ™‚

  123. Heather H. says:

    I would love this cookbook! I have been looking into cooking and eating gluten free for awhile now but just don’t know where to begin!

  124. Judy Baldauff says:

    So happy to see gluten free recipes! I have made brownies and followed my old recipe, but used rice flour instead of wheat flour, and nobody could tell the difference!

  125. Luci H says:

    I haven’t really made anything just because it’s gluten free, but I have had good intentions of baking with coconut flour (it smells delish) and there’s a recipe for sugar cookies using that instead of all purpose flour. I can’t wait to try them and bought the flour awhile ago.

  126. Well Mom says:

    We have multiple members of my extended family that have Celiac Disease. We are always trying new recipes to feed them when we get together. Two of my favorites are Brownies made with black beans (seriously, it really is good) and Coconut Pistachio pie (the crust is made with the coconut). I was able to attend a cooking class by Chris, and fell in love with her cookbook. I couldn’t believe how great her donuts, waffles and cinnamon rolls tasted. And they weren’t grainy like some of the other mixes are. Thanks to both of you for helping us cook for our GF families.

  127. Jenna says:

    Everything I make is gluten-free. My husband is a Celiac with a rice intolerance and I have a gluten and soy intolerance. My favorite thing to make are gluten-free cookies or cakes. On the list today are coconut-lime sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies.

  128. G. says:

    YAY! I make gluten-free recipes every day because I have Celiac Disease. I’m still adjusting to the baking but, the cooking is really easy. I just stick to fruits, veggies, rice, potatoes- you have to watch out for some of the spices, though. Those sometimes contain gluten. There’s more to eat than people think! I am really looking forward to your recipes this week. I actually made your coconut oatmeal chewies for my family and they LOVED them. I know they are not gluten-free but, they raved so much about them, I’m going to try to adapt it so I can try them, too! Thanks again.

  129. Renee says:

    I love to make gluten free peanut butter cookies made w/ peanut butter, an egg and sugar or splenda. I also make gluten free coconut macaroons w/ coconut, sweetened condensed milk and egg whites.

  130. Erin says:

    I’ve never made anything gluten free (on purpose), but I would love to learn. I have two neighbors that have Celiac’s, and it’s tricky when we have them over for dinner.

  131. mary says:

    i cook gluten free every day and am always looking for new and different recipes. The red berry risotto oatmeal looks delicious.

  132. Denissa says:

    I haven’t made a recipe, but would love to! My best friend’s son was recently diagnosed w/ several allergies and gluten bieng one so I would love to give the book to her.
    Thanks!

  133. Hannah says:

    I have been gluten free for over two years now and have actually learned to LOVE baking gluten free! I have a FANTASTIC bread recipie that includes a cup of almond meal (just grind almonds in a coffee grinder) that turns out great every time.

    Also, I love the new Betty Crocker gluten free mixes. I actually just made the chocolate brownies and added a cup of zuchini and a cup of chocolate chips to it to immitate a chocolate zuchini cake my mom used to make. Yum!

  134. Hollie says:

    My sister recently got me hooked on your blog a few weeks ago. You have super yummy recipes. I was surprised and happy to see that today you have made reference to gluten-free cooking. My husband is gluten intolerant. So I am constantly searching for and making gluten free recipes all of the time. One of our family’s favorite gluten free recipes is a sugar cookie recipe that is “better than gluten-full sugar cookies” according to everyone who tries them. Now I have even more of a reason to follow your blog knowing that I can have access to some yummy gluten-free recipes. Thanks!

  135. Lori says:

    Haven’t made anything gf yet but we are just starting this journey with my granddaughter. We are looking for easy school lunches for her and searching the internet on all and anything gf.

  136. Lizzie says:

    My husband and I are both gluten intolerant. I love to bake so it was a little depressing to discover. I bake gluten free fairly frequently. My most recent discovery is gluten free bread. I forgot how much I loved a peanut butter and jelly sanwhich!

  137. Suzy says:

    I’ve never tried one…but I’d like to!

  138. Yvette says:

    No, I haven’t ever consiously made a gluten-free recipe, but I have family members that are gluten intolerant….

  139. Rachel says:

    We just recently found out that my 4 yr old son has celiac disease. A friend of mine told me about your special gluten free week and cookbook giveaway. We are looking for some yummy recipes for our family as we begin this change in our diet. Thanks for having a gluten free week!! Looking forward to trying out these recipes.

  140. Becca says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac in February. I have been on an almost constant quest for any gluten free meal that I can eat with my family. Sometimes I am successful, others not so much. I have learned I have to go back to cooking from scratch (not always an easy feat with my lifestyle). A friend sent me to your site. Thanks for sharing more options for me to try with my family!

  141. Sarah C says:

    My daughter is gluten sensitive, so I have been making more. It’s a little hard to get used to (a lot of gluten free bread products have a sweetness I don’t care for personally) but some recipes have been super yummy!

  142. Jenn says:

    I’d love a copy of that cookbook… I need to cook gluten-free for my son. Thanks – Looking forward to your recipes this week.

  143. Sook says:

    Ooh what a great corn salad recipe. The grilled corn sounds so good. πŸ™‚ I’ve never really tried cooking gluten free food but I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately. Sounds like a great book!

  144. Michelle says:

    What could be better than my favorite recipe blog posting gluten-free recipes AND giving away a book I’ve got on my wishlist! I’ve loved your blog for years and just last month found out I have celiac disease. I’m slowly adapting my recipes to be gluten-free. Your sweet & sour chicken recipe is my favorite, and by just using a gluten-free ketchup and soy sauce it is easily made gluten-free.
    This past week I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
    I’m starting a new blog with my gluten-free recipes, hopefully starting to post soon.

  145. orchid says:

    I have been eating gluten free now for four years. I developed a rocking recipe for lasagna. Not only do I use gluten free noodles but due to a cow milk allergy I make my own goats milk ricotta. Yum

  146. Es says:

    My husband has a bunch of dietary limits beyond gluten. He doesn’t handle soy, or cheese very well, among other foods. That’s why I’m glad I found out about vegan rice cheese – no gluten, no soy, no “real” cheese!

  147. Barbara says:

    I tried to make a sponge cake with rice flour for a friend who has an intolerance to gluten and it’s quite well! Thanks for the chance!

  148. lacey says:

    My BIL has celiac, so I have tried quite a few gluten and dairy free recipes– sandwich bread, cinnamon rolls, breadsticks, banana bread. I would love the cookbook!

  149. Andrea Blakesberg says:

    my son and I have just started eating gluten-free for the past 2 months… the change in me is amazing… no more headaches! …my son is still struggling with what to eat… all of his usual stand-bys are not available anymore… as for recipes… been eating lots of rice and beans πŸ™‚

  150. Emilee says:

    Ooo, I am so excited for this giveaway! My sister-in-law is gluten free and I often try new recipes that she can enjoy during our family dinners. My most recent success is your sweet and sour chicken. I love that you use cornstarch instead of flour.

  151. Amber Lavin says:

    My boss is gluten free and awhile back I made these gluten-free brownies for her that I found on a blog and they were DELICIOUS! They tasted amazing and had the perfect brownie texture, which was something I was a little hesitant about. To say the least I’ve been making gluten-free brownies ever since!

    I have enough friends and family that are gluten-free that this cookbook would most definitely be used in my kitchen!

  152. Janell says:

    I have a sister in law that has Celiac’s. She came over for dinner one night while we were having spaghetti so I cooked up some gluten free noodles for her…I’m thinking they were made with corn. That’s probably the only time I’ve intentionally cooked something gluten free (although I’ve eaten some of her gluten free cooking!)

  153. Francine Waltman says:

    I have Celiac disease. I’ve been on a gluten free diet for 10 years now and I’m always looking for great new recipes to try. This week, I made a chicken primavera pie recipe which was absolutely yummy! The best test is whether my two kids- ages 10 and 14- will eat it. This recipe passed the test. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll win the cookbook and find more great recipes to try! Thanks for adding gf recipes to your website. We appreciate it!

  154. Nicole says:

    Yes, I’ve made gluten free recipes, and definitely liked them. I know a lot of people with celiac’s disease as well. Great idea to have a gluten-free week, thanks!

  155. Chavah says:

    Hi, we make gluten-free pancakes all the time and they turn out yummy. We don’t have Celiac’s, but my son is sensitive to wheat/dairy, so making alternatives for his favorites helps out a lot. We’ve also make gluten-free cookies and they turned out just okay. I would love to have a recipe book like that to help me make better gluten free meals for my son. My best girlfriend in our neighborhood has Celiac’s and I would love to make treats for her that I knew would be tasty!

  156. Kriten W says:

    I recently made Black Bean Brownies that were gluten free (and vegan too!). Since they had beans I got to eat them without feeling guilty!

  157. Jessica says:

    Honestly can’t say that I’ve tried making a glutten free recipe…I’ve never really known where to start. But I would love to learn more about them!

  158. Kelsey says:

    I made one of my friends a flourless chocolate cake for her birthday because her mom has a gluten allergy. Her mom LOVED it and was so grateful that she could finally have cake at a birthday party. It is an extremely dense and chocolatey cake and you don’t even miss the flour! Here is the recipe:
    Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce
    1 cup butter
    8 oz semisweet choc chips
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    6 large eggs

    Pregheat oven to 350. Butter 10-inch springform pan. Line bottom with waxed paper. Stir butter and chocolate in heavey large saucepan over low heat until melted. mix sugar and cocoa in large bowl.Add eggs; whisk until well blended. Whisk in chocolate -butter mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan on rack. Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake. Release pan sides. Cover and refrigerate.

    Caramel Sauce
    1 1/2 cugs sugar
    1/4 cup water
    1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 cup whipping cream
    2 Tbsp butter

    Stir sugar, water, and lemon juice in heavey medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until syrup is deep amber color, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Return to low heat; stir until any bits of caramel dissolve. Add butter, whisk until smooth. Cover and chill.

  159. Sarah says:

    About half of my husband’s family is allergic to wheat, so when we all get together, we always cook gluten-free, and surprisingly, it’s really good! We recently made a pasta salad with brown rice noodles and it was filled with tons of grilled veggies. Yummy! The noodles hardly tasted different. They also eat a lot more rice and things like taco salad and fajitas with corn tortillas.

  160. Camille says:

    A good friend of mine has Celiac and we eat out and cook together quite often. We have made some really yummy Mexican style meals using corn tortillas or tortilla chips.

  161. Reyna says:

    We went gluten free in our house for about 6 months while trying to determine some health issues with our son. It definitely required some creativity, but we found lots of delicious new methods of cooking. It was a culinary challenge I’m glad we had. Even now we still opt for a lot of gluten-free things, so I’m always happy to see more recipes. Thanks!

  162. Jenny Brumfield says:

    My 3 year old son has diabetes and celiac disease, and I am always looking for gluten free recipes that are healthy and that a toddler will eat! I can’t wait to check out the cookbook!

  163. Annette says:

    I have a nephew with celiac disease and would love to win this cook book. I always struggle what to make when we have family over for dinner. Thanks!

  164. Stephanie says:

    I made flourless peanut butter cookies – the BEST ever!!

  165. Jessica says:

    A friend of mine just found out that she has Celiac disease so now I’m on the hunt for recipes to share with her. This is so awesome that you’re sharing all of these! Thank you!

  166. Erin says:

    I haven’t made a gluten free recipe before but my brother in law has celiac’s and his wife cooks gluten free meals. So this would be great for them.

  167. Natalie Bentley says:

    One of my YW was on a gluten free diet and I found a recipe for some delicious gluten free strawberry shortcakes. I made them for dessert one night to enjoy after an activity and my YW was thrilled. I was really suprised at how yummy these were (recipe on my blog) and have made them several times since.

  168. Atzimba says:

    We love, absolutely love having the quinoa porridge we came up with, for breakfast. It’s super delicious, easy to make, and it’s gf. One of my girls does better ( no skin rashes) with gf foods. So we are always on the look to make it easier for her body.

  169. Amie says:

    My mom and sister follow a gluten free diet……and my mom is a vegetartian. It’s such a challenge for her that I’m always looking for recipes that she can try. I’ve made many….cookies, tacos, salads…etc.

  170. Becky says:

    I’ve never tried gluten-free recipes, but I have a few friends that are gluten-free. This cookbook looks amazing and I would love to share it with them!

  171. Jessica says:

    I had a co worker who ate gluten free. I made her brownies for a staff luncheon. I just used a pre packaged mix that I found at Whole Foods. They weren’t bad…they weren’t my idea of a great brownie though πŸ™‚

  172. Crystal says:

    I probably have, and didn’t know it. I really just started noticing much about the gluten free thing, when my father in law started eating that way. My mom in law made a gluten free pie for him and it really was good. I would love to give them this cookbook!

  173. Jeanette says:

    My 9 year old son was just diagnosed with celiac disease last month. I feel like I have traveled to a foreign galaxy and entered an alien world as I struggle to get a grip on our new reality before the birth of our sixth child next month. It is so nice to hear from people who are dealing with the same thing. It is even nicer to see so many yummy and healthy recipes reminding me that we can still eat good food. Thanks so much for your help.

  174. Jill M says:

    My mom is gluten free. She makes yummy tacos with corn tortillas.

  175. Stacie says:

    My sister and her hubby have been doing gluten-free lately because of stomach issues. She makes some amazing banana bread- probably the best I’ve ever had, and there’s no gluten in it! If I win, I think I will definitely be sharing this cookbook with her! Thanks πŸ™‚

  176. Maria says:

    My cousin has celiac’s so when she comes to visit, I try to make things that she can eat. Once, I tried to make brownies with black beans…yuck. Now, I just buy her some gluten-free snacks at the store and make real brownies for the rest of us:)

  177. Skye says:

    I have never made a gluten-free recipe so far. I have recently fallen in love -and mildly obsessed- with looking up new recipes and trying them out. I have eyed a few gluten-free ones, but haven’t gotten around to any of them yet. I would love to try some soon though! Thanks for sharing this salad recipe πŸ™‚

  178. Summer says:

    Every once in a while I like to give my family systems a gluten brake. I feel like I am re-inventing the wheel each time though. A cookbook for such things would be great. I will check out your friends site. Thanks for these interesting options.

  179. Kelsey Jepsen says:

    I know you’ve probably closed this- but I couldn’t help but add on. My mother in law has celiac- and this recipe is her substitute for BBQ sauce. Which you can add in everything from meatloaf- to baked beans.
    3 C catsup
    1 1/4 C brown sugar
    3 Tbspn liquid smoke
    1/2 Tspn cayan pepper
    1 1/2 tspn celery seed
    mix together in pan on stove till sugar melts.
    Enjoy!!

  180. Elise Capener says:

    I have celiac disease, and am fairly new at it..8 months and counting. It’s a struggle everyday. I basically modify all my recipes that I have previously cooked that are my favorites. So it’d be really cool to have a cookbook that is dedicated for gluten-free items so I’m not substituting.

    Thanks for doing this! Below is a favorite of mine.. I just replace it with GF flour (namaste..you should add this to any recipe you use) and it’s probably the tastiest GF thing out there. I would eat it for dessert in a heartbeat. It’s my sister-in-law’s recipe.

    http://youandmeglutenfree.blogspot.com/2010/07/puffy-german-pancakes.html

  181. Lisa says:

    Well I knew I loved this site. My daughter just tested positive for celiac disease with Down syndrome and juvenile diabetes you can imagine how overwhelmed I feel. It’s been a hard week accepting this. I just hopped on to catch up on your site after being out of town and was pleasantly surprised with the gf recipes. You have no idea how much it helped my broken heart, I feel a little more hope that we can still have a somewhat normal life. Thanks for such a fun website, I need to get my hands on that cookbook-thanks for the tip.

    Lisa

  182. Lisa says:

    8 weeks ago I discovered I have allergies to wheat, gluten, dairy, yeast. I am slowly re-learning to cook gluten/dairy/wheat free. I would love a cookbook to help with ideas.

  183. wizardnita says:

    Why yes, I have, a “nian goa”, a Chinese type of “cake” that was steamed, and made with glutinous flour

  184. Lily says:

    I actually have not made a gluten-free recipe as of yet, but if I win this cookbook, I know that I will try something new!

  185. Heidi says:

    I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. I have tried just a handful of recipes. Trying to adjust to the texture of things.

  186. Karen C. says:

    I have a friend with fibromyalgia that is having good success when eating gluten free (she just recently was told to try it). I would love to be able to make some things that are delicious and also something we can share. I think my family and I would benefit from trying more gluten free recipes.

  187. Andrea B says:

    While my son doesn’t have celiac disease, he is glutton intolerant and so we’ve had to adjust his meals to accommodate the issue. My favorite gluten-free meal is pesto quinoa pasta…. my repertoire is REALLY limited, I would love the opportunity to find some tried and true recipes that have been tested and found to be EASY to make and yummy for a picky eater… our biggest problem is how to eat outside the house when rice isn’t an option on the menu… would love any suggestions (other than bringing my own food)

  188. Diane Riedel says:

    Many of my friends are gluten intolerant so I like to make sure when hosting a party that I accommodate those restrictions. It is so much fun trying out new recipes. My favorite is making all kinds of cookies!

  189. Judy P says:

    As far as I KNOW, we don’t have any gluten problems in our family. Hopefully we never do. I have not make a gluten free meal intentionally…perhaps unwittingly. It seems like a lot of work (and expense?) but I guess one learns to do it efficiently.
    I’m not a picky eater at all but I’m not sure I would enjoy gluten free alternatives as much.

  190. jessica says:

    i just started eating gluten and dairy free. just found out the day before mothers day i was allergic to both and i am still trying to figure out how to cook stuff.

  191. Rosemary says:

    That cookbook looks amazing! Most gluten-free baking recipes that I have tried have not been all that good—-always something lacking. I would love to have the cookbook especially for that reason. Thank you for all your recipes, Mel….the grilled corn salad is YUMMY!

  192. Christina says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease nearly 4 years ago. Ive learned alot and am still learning new cooking methods all the time. I tried making your Firecracker Chicken a few nights ago… and it was amazing. My fiance said it was better than any take out. And Im fairly certain both kids didnt say a word, as they were shoveling their food in. We had leftover the next night and then I had to make it again two nights later:) This time with Franks Extra Hot Sauce and a few dashes of red pepper flakes. We like things HOT πŸ™‚ Cant wait to try another one of your recipes!

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