Cooking Up Barefoot Contessa's Recipes Gluten-Free

Thursday, October 28, 2010

super excited!

Sorry it's been so quiet here lately. Truth be told, I have been so busy, I haven't had much time for cooking. I am now hoping that is all about to change and just in time for a new cookbook from Ms. Ina! I plan to get it this weekend and hope to have many gluten free recipes to share!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

udi's in nashville

Ok Nashville GF folks, this is a big deal! Udi's brand breads have now made their way into the Cool Springs Whole Foods! This is by far the best GF sandwich bread on the market, not to mention their blueberry muffins rule! I have been ordering cases of bread from their headquarters and freezing it, but now it's in my backyard! YAY! A big thank you to the grocery managers at Whole Foods Cool Springs for hearing our cry for better bread! Are you listening Whole Foods Green Hills?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

gf review: lindsays sugar cookie dough

I was hoping to make some star wars sugar cookies as a surprise for Mr. Matty. Unfortunately this dough proved a little too sticky to roll out. Of course I was bummed, but instead I froze the dough and then broke off pieces and baked them. The cookies were small, but the taste of this dough is awesome! If you are looking for a roll out cookie dough this is not for you, but the overall taste of this product is hard to beat!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

bbq pizzas

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry it has been so long since I have posted! April has flown by and with me not making much of an appearance in my kitchen. The good news is last night we fired up the grill for the first time in a year and I couldn't be more excited to share some of my recipes with you. In the meantime here is a great GF recipe for BBQ pizza which my husband Matty came up with.

These are the GF crusts by the hard to say brand Kinnikinnick. I have tried every pizza crust on the market and this by far is my favorite. We like to leave it in the oven a little longer than the box says which makes the edges even crispier.

Another household staple is the GF Beef Brisket and BBQ sauce from Trader Joe's. Cook the brisket according to package directions and then it's ready to put on your pizza.

Don't be shy with the BBQ sauce here. It's the good stuff!

We love using the Quatro Formaggio cheese from Trader Joes as well, but any shredded mozarella would do fine.

Pile the BBQ on the crust and then bake! Rachael Ray would be jealous because this is a 20 minute meal.

Voila! Dinner is served!

Friday, March 26, 2010

GF friendly fare: Fiddle Cakes

It has been almost 6 months since I have had a biscuit, and today I can say it was worth the wait! Today I had my first GF biscuit at a new local eatery in Nashville, Fiddle Cakes! This sweet cafe offers not only GF fare but also vegan and organic eats. I also tried a GF cupcake that was super yummy and they even make GF loaves of bread. I am thrilled to have such a great GF friendly place right in my back yard.

image via {traveling vegetarian

Sunday, February 14, 2010

GF friendly fare: Hot Diggity Dogs

Let's face it, eating gluten-free isn't always the easiest when eating out, so it has been my mission to find GF friendly places here in Nashville. One of my favorite eats is Hot Diggity Dogs, and more specific the "nashville" dog! I was thrilled to find out that their dogs are GF and when you get it fixed like a "california", your dog is piled high on top of a giant lettuce leaf! No bun needed.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

super bowl steak and asparagus

Mr. Matty and I decided that instead of a party this year, we would get some yummy steaks and stay in for the Super Bowl! We chose to use a recipe of Ina's called "Steak House Steaks". (Barefoot Contessa TV)

First we took some salt and pepper and mixed it together on a plate. Ina uses a coffee grinder to grind up pepper so you aren't standing there with a wrist cramp grinding it out of a mill. Tonight we opted for the wrist cramp.

After brushing all sides of the steak with vegetable oil, lightly dab each side into the salt and pepper mixture. Less is more here can get super salt and peppery before you know it.

Now sear each side for about a minute or two depending upon the size of your steak. We don't have a cast iron skillet so after we seared them in this pan we put them on a baking sheet that was already hot in the oven. Check the temp periodically with a meat thermometer and it's perfect at about 125 degrees!

Side dish: Parmesan Roasted Asparagus (Barefoot Contessa Family Style)
First lay out your asparagus onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The best part about this dish is that it calls for the oven to be at the same temperature as your steak which makes it easy for the two dishes to date in the oven.

Let roast for about 10-12 minutes and then sprinkle good parmesan on top. Put back in the oven until cheese is melted.

Dinner Time!

Steakhouse Steak (GF)

See Steakhouse Steak (GF) on Key Ingredient.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus (GF)

See Parmesan Roasted Asparagus (GF) on Key Ingredient.