Wednesday, June 29, 2011

GLUTEN VEGETARIAN LUNCH AT FRIEDMAN'S LUNCH


A gluten free grilled cheese sandwich at Friedman's Lunch in Chelsea Market, NYC
is anything but typical diner fare.

The gluten-free bread is crisply toasted, overfilled with melted cheese and best of all is the inclusion of a richly caramelized onion jam. The sandwich is usually offered with bacon, but if you are vegetarian, Friedman's will accommodate you. Order the grilled asparagus, which is served with shaved parmesan, to pair with the sandwich. Too much cheese in one meal? Not if you're the cheese fan I am!

Friedman's is welcoming to gluten-free diners, and all dishes which are gluten-free or can be served gluten-free with minor adjustments are clearly marked.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN MUSHROOM DINNER (BRINGING STEAKY BACK!)

I recently taught a class on gluten-free cooking at my local Whole Foods, and this dish was one of the students' favorites, so I thought I'd bring back the Gluten Free Vegan Steaky Mushroom Dinner posted here a while back. I can only imagine how incredibly delicious these would be if you could convince the grillmaster to hold a section for gluten free veggies, but even done in a regular old frying pan, they are pretty impressive!

several garlic cloves, minced or crushed
half or whole large onion, sliced
fresh parsley chopped
fresh pepper
olive oil for all
mix of tamari and balsamic vinegar
turn mushroom slices once or twice
cook until liquids almost evaporate and mushrooms are glazed
no real measurement because all is to taste
try it with a green vegetable and mashed potatoes, as shown

CLICK BELOW ON THE PROTEIN MAIN DISH LABEL FOR OTHER MEAL IDEAS