Gluten-free Zucchini Pie Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This super simple, delicious Gluten-free Zucchini Pie recipe was adapted from Mary McLaren’s recipe found in the Lone Star Country Dancers Cookbook. courtesy Blind Pig and the Acorn.

Because g-f frozen pie crusts tend to be on the small side, I used two defrosted crusts to line a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. One g-f crust fit on the bottom of the pie plate. I used the other crust to form the sides of the pie. Wet your finger with water and press the cracks together to get a smooth crust.

  • 4 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup butter plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Gluten-free pie shell

Spread mustard on bottom of crust and set aside. I used Bavaria sweet mustard, and it made the pie extremely tasty.

Cook zucchini, onion, and butter for 10 minutes. Stir in parsley, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and basil.

Combine eggs and cheese and add to zucchini mixture. Stir well and pour into prepared crust.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Gluten-Free Honey-Chile Chicken on Coconut Rice Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This delicious Gluten-Free Honey-Chile Chicken on Coconut Rice recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, 13X9 the Pan That Can. It makes 8 servings.

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups water
  • 1  14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow and/or red sweet pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Asian chili paste – Pilot used red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan bring the water and coconut milk to boil. Pour into prepared baking dish. Stir in rice and salt. Bake, covered, 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook onion and sweet pepper in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes, or just until tender. Stirring occasionally. Add ginger and garlic. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir onion mixture and peas into partially cooked rice.

In a medium bowl, combine the next four ingredients. Stir in chicken. Spoon chicken mixture over rice mixture. Bake, covered, 15-20 minutes more or until heated through and rice is tender.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

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Gluten-free Johnny Cakes Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This tasty gluten-free Johnny Cakes recipes is not only super simple to make, it’s fast, too.

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Bacon grease or butter
  • Maple Syrup

  1. Place cornmeal in a mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup with a spout for pouring.
  2. Stir salt into cornmeal.
  3. Add boiling water and mix.
  4. Add 1/2 cup milk and mix just until blended.
  5. Heat bacon grease or butter in a skillet or iron frying pan on medium heat.
  6. Pour batter into skillet.

  1. Let cook until brown around the edges.
  2. Loosen the cake with a spatula and flip.
  3. Cook the other side until brown.

  1. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.

Enjoy!

I wish you well,

Sandy

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Gluten-free Matzo Pizza Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This super simple gluten-free matzo pizza recipe is quick and tasty.  Pilot improvised with this, so the recipe quantities are “estimations”. Adapt to your taste.

  • Gluten-free Matzo
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Jar of Pesto
  • 1 large tomato, or grape tomatoes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat broiler. Lay 4 sheets matzo pale side up on a baking sheet. (Do this in as many batches as necessary.)

Brush evenly with olive oil.

Broil 1 minuter or until golden brown.

Top each matzo evenly with 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle with crumbled Feta.

Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts.

Spread each matzo with 1/4 cup pesto.

Top evenly with tomato thinly sliced. (If you use grape tomatoes like Pilot did, slice tomatoes in half.)

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.

Broil 1 minute or until cheese has melted and starts to brown.

Serve with grated Parmesan, if desired.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

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Gluten-free Sausage Noodle & Apple Casserole Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Pilot adapted this gluten-free sausage & apple casserole recipe from a cookbook I found during our trip to the World War II museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, titled, “Cooking On the Home Front” with favorite recipes of the World War II years by Hugh and Judy Gowan.

  • 1 pound sausage links
  • 3 cups gluten-free elbow macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup sweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Prick the sausage well with a fork, lay them in a pan, and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes, or according to package directions. Turn once of twice to brown evenly. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings.

Stir 2 tablespoons of the pork drippings into the noodles and arrange half of them in a greased medium casserole. (For a healthier meal, eliminate the drippings.)

Combine the applesauce, lemon juice, and nutmeg, and pour on top of the noodles.

Add the rest of the noodles and lay the sausages on top.

Sprinkle with cheese and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, uncovered.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

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Gluten-free Crock Pot Saucy Pork Loin

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This Gluten-free Crock Pot Saucy Pork Loin recipe is super simple and amazingly delicious.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cup peeled potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes

Mix chicken broth, soy sauce, cooking wine, lemon juice Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar, garlic and cornstarch together until smooth.

Place olive oil in bottom of crock pot. Add tenderloin, then potatoes. Pour sauce over potatoes.

Cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Enjoy!

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