Gluten Free Hors d’Oeuvres, Appetizers, and Snacks

January 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Recipes Fast Easy

Who the heck can spell hors d’oeuvres? I am fluent in French and a pretty good English speller and I still never can remember how to spell hors d’oeuvres, even though I love to eat ’em. I’m copying and pasting the term from the dictionary right now, I’ll have you know.

Just so that you all can nagivate your way safely to this page, we shall call ’em appetizers and snacks too. This is any small finger food dish you’d like to serve as a munchie at a party or before the main dinner entrée.

I had some family over the night. Being family, even though they won’t admit yet that they are gluten intolerant, seeing how it is genetic and they constantly have stomach pains, I like to provide snacks and meals that we can all enjoy, foods that will show them how delicious and easy it is to eat gluten free.

Over time, I will be posting many hors d’oeuvres and food recipes. Almost every meal I make at home is unique, so it will take some time before I can get all my mad creations up online.

In the meantime, here is a very simple healthy plate of appetizers that you can serve to your gluten free guests.

The edibles featured in this photo are:

  • Fresh oranges from the yard
  • Kiwi slices
  • Dutch Gouda cheese
  • Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers
  • Edwards & Sons Brown Rice Snaps
  • Cucina & Amore Artichoke Bruschetta


Each food is delicious alone or together with the other components.


Parfait for the New Year!

January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Breakfast

Perfect for the new year, whether you are trying to lose weight or be healthy, is this gluten-free fresh fruit yogurt parfait, great for breakfast or dessert!

Take Organic plain yogurt (so as to avoid the mass amount of added sugars and unnatural ingredients in flavored yogurts) and stir in some no sugar natural Stevia plant sweetener plus a squirt of agave. Add some fresh fruit slices and there you have a quick, easy, and healthy mind-powering breakfast to start your day.

Pictured in my breakfast is: Organic cow milk yogurt, Argentinian blueberries, California blackberries, USA kiwifruit, Columbian bananas, and California Avocado. Quite a world wide reaching little breakfast.

It is better to buy local foods and support your local economy, but this is what I found at the local Trader Joe’s Market. Many people in many states don’t have fresh fruit due to the snow season or other regional limitations.

If you want to maximize on the amount of energy you get from your fruit parfait, check out this cool fruit nutrition values chart that tells how much protein, vitamins, and calories are in each type of fruit at The Fruit Pages.

As always, I say: Do what you can, when you can, and enjoy life as much and as healthy as possible.

Happy New Year 2011!