Gluten Free Spring Rolls and more at Lan's Asian Grill

Lets start off by saying AMAZING.


Enough said right?  That is an order of gluten free spring rolls, which they are happy to substitute on an order of any of their marked gluten free menu items.


Check out their menu, lots of gluten free options, from Appetizers, to noodles, to their soups and stews.  All gluten free items are marked with GF.


On top of an order of gluten free spring rolls, Amanda ordered the yellow curry gluten free chicken.  It comes with a very tasty broth and a side of rice.  It had an amazing sweet tone, with a nice kick at the end.  Be sure you like some spice if you try this out.

The spring rolls came with some nice crisp lettuce leafs, and a fish sauce with sriracha and pickled carrots.  It went great with both the spring rolls and the lettuce.  I should know, because I stole some off of Amanda's plate.

Also note, that in general they seem great on allergies.  Our daughter has a nut allergy, and she was fine with no rashes by the end.  They made sure my noodle bowl was not garnished with nuts etc.  


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Gluten Free Brown Butter Pasta

This is a really easy and tasty recipe to try out.  We were in a crunch to come up with dinner on a Saturday evening as other dinner plans fell through.  So Amanda tore through her Pinterest ideas that she saved and we adapted a really tasty pasta dinner using Great Value Gluten Free Penne and Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Panko Bread Crumbs.

Ingredients:

1 box of your favourite gluten free penne (we used Great Value from wal-mart)
1 cup of gluten free breadcrumbs (we use Kinnikinnick)
1 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 cup cooked protein (we used shrimp)
1 stick of butter

Directions:
  1. Brown or toast breadcrumbs in pan
  2. Cook pasta to direction of packaging
  3. Meanwhile, brown stick of butter but placing in hot pan, and reducing until golden brown.
  4. When pasta is read, toss with butter
  5. Then toss with grated cheese
  6. Then toss with gluten free breadcrumbs.
Serve and enjoy.  Add or remove amounts of breadcrumbs, cheese and brown butter to taste.



Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

I just made a gluten free green bean casserole and loved it!  This dish was a staple in my house growing up.  We loved it using the French's crispy onion.  Unfortunately the onion is not gluten free, so I thought to try this on my own from scratch.

First thing is first, get your gluten free Aylmer cream of  mushroom soup!  Found at most grocery stores including Wal-mart and Safeway.  If you have seen other gluten free mushroom soups, let me know!


This is what makes the recipe easy.  Simply mix a can of mushroom soup (don't add water) with green beans and top with Kinnikinnick gluten free bread crumbs and bake in oven at 350 for 20 minutes!


OR!

Make your own onion topper!  I sliced some onion and pan fried them with some vegetable oil until soft.  Added 3 table spoons of the bread crumbs and mixed and browned for texture.


Top on grean beans and enjoy!


Gluten Free Falafel using GoGo Quinoa Amaranth Flakes

A while ago I bought GoGo Quinoa's Amaranth Flakes at Winners.  To be honest, I don't know what it is exactly, but I know it is gluten free and it looks like something you can use multiple ways.  Amaranth is a high source of fibre and iron.  Check out the wikipedia explanation!

The box has a recipe for falafel, and I love falafel.  So I was excited to try this recipe as we already have a great recipe for a baked falafel from Today;s Parent.  I thought to share this one to compare.


This is what amaranth flakes look like


Ingredients:

1/3 Cup amaranth flakes
540 ml canned chickpeas
1 cup parsley
1 cup cilantro (I omitted out of preference)
4 garlic cloves
1 medium minced onion
1.5 tsp cumin
1.5 tsp paprika
1/4 cayenne pepper (I omitted out of preference)
4-6 tbsp of gluten free flour (We always use Kinnikinnick)

Directions:

1. Mix ingredients (we used a food processor) 

2. Form balls
3. Cook with some oil in a non stick pan, while flattening them out a bit.

Enjoy with some tahini sauce! (just add 2 part tahini, 1 part water, half part lemon juice and garlic powder paprika to taste)


Gluten Free Tip for Meeting Planners and Travelers on WestJet

I don't know how long this option will last, but WestJet is certainly onto something.

WestJet carries a gluten free snack box for travelers!

And it is only 8 bucks!

And comes with lots of goodies!


So where is the tip in this for travelers?  Fly WestJet!

I was going to a meeting, and I bought one for off the plane to see what it looked like when you opened it.  My intent was to bring it home for Amanda.  However my colleague that is Celiac was delighted I walked into the meeting with a gluten free snack box, since the hotel really didn't supply much in the way of a gluten free snack, except for a seran wrap of cut up fruits and or veggies.  Look at how happy Jan was when I handed it to her!

And the tip for Meeting Planners and Caterers?

This is so easy to put together and have on hand.  Look how happy my colleague was when I gave her the snack box.  Do you know how happy you can make your customers with Celiac Disease if they walked into a catered meeting, and was handed a gluten free snack box like this?  They will be walking away so happy telling everyone to book your venue, catering company or planner!

For smaller shops,  lots of the items here have a long shelf life.  Lots of great gluten free snack size items can easily be found at Costco.  A snack size veggie chip, a snack size Made Good Bar, etc.