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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Haystacks-- A Quick Gluten-Free Meal

This is an Indian styled Haystack Salad courtesy Wikipedia

When I became a Seventh-day Adventist I was introduced to "keeping the Sabbath", the wonderful Biblical perspectives around Heaven, the beautiful teachings of Jesus, and a fast, delicious salad called "Haystacks".  It's a sort of vegetarian taco or Mexican salad, so you know it's comfort food.  And it can certainly be quickly made to be a gluten-free meal.
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There are lots of ways to put the haystacks together, but my personal favourite combination goes something like this:

  • Place a handful or two of fresh organic corn chips(fresh as in out of an unopened bag) on your plate.  Some like to crush them first... I like to use mine as scoops, so I keep them complete. (Alternately, as in photo, use rice)
  • Pile on a chosen quanitity of grated cheese (dairy or soy)
  • Cover cheese with piping hot (oven-baked) beans or lentils 
  • Add other layers consisting of lettuce, sliced black olives, snips of green onion, sweet pepper strips, sprouts, diced tomato, finely-chopped celery, chopped cucumber, corn niblets, etc.
  • I've seen cooked rice or quinoa used in a layer just under or over the beans, perhaps instead of chips
  • Top with a couple of scoops of sour cream, salsa (your hotness), and maybe a cherry tomato on top...
  • It strikes me (although I've never seen it done) that fine-chopped fresh cabbage would be a more authentic choice than lettuce
Many Adventist Churches have weekly potlucks in the Church or Church Hall.  People generally bring plant-bssed 'toppings' of choice and everyone makes their own haystack as they go through the line-up.  It's a quick, easy, delicious, fun meal!

Looking for a great vegetarian dish to serve your family or take to a potluck? 



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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Quick Gluten-Free Quesadilla




Quick GF Quesadillas
















This recipe for "quick gluten-free quesadilla" is the beginning of (I hope) many fast and healthier GF Fast Foods (or GFFF). A lot of gluten-free "baking" recipes have anywhere from 7 and up ingredients that can bog down someone who has limited time and X number of tummies to fill. After eating pretty high "raw vegan" for a time, I also find that the majority of GF recipes contain dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, verboten items for anyone trying to "eat healthy". So, here is my first contribution to speed-it-up real food.

(2 per person) Brown Rice Tortillas (I buy mine in the freezer at the Health Food Store)
2 medium Onions, diced
3 large Oyster Mushrooms (brushed clean and chopped)
14 oz. can of Pinto Beans
Organic Emmental Cheese, grated
1 clove organic Garlic, grated
1 T. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Celtic Sea Salt (to taste), other spices as desired

  • Dairy sensitive or dairy allergic? Use GF refried beans or your favourite GF veggie cheese instead of cheese and pinto beans
  1. Place 2 tortilla shells on baking pan (or pizza pan) and sprinkle grated cheese on each
  2. Prepare vegetables above (chop, dice, etc.)
  3. Stirfry above vegetables in Coconut Oil for brief time (until softening)
  4. Place veggies and cheese (or bean paste) on the torillas
  5. Sandwich the torillas together and lightly press together
  6. Bake at 350-400 degrees F. for about 5 or so minutes
  7. Remove from oven, score into pie wedges with a pizza cutter and serve with a green salad
Hope you enjoy! (of course, you can also make this "fast GF food" using your other favourites and leftovers-- add together stuff like wild tinned salmon, quinoa, red peppers, soft-scramble eggs, turkey, soy cheez, and maybe even a dessert quesadilla with grated apple, cinnamon and cheddar cheese?
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Disclaimer:This blog reflects my own personal beliefs about the health benefits of being gluten-free. I am not a Medical or Health Care professional and any information or products contained in this blog are not meant to replace your responsibility to consult with the appropriate health care provider about your own circumstances and concerns.

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