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Grilled Aji Amarillo Shrimp with Garlic Lime Sauce

May 17th, 2011 at 6:13 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
So easy ... and so good!
Tan fácil y tan bueno!

I just had to make this today! I really wanted the taste of summer or of far away places.  No time for travels and who knows what the weather is going to do today? 

No worries because this was grilled inside on a grill pan on my stove.  I used the flavors of Peru - dried Aji Amarillo.

Grilled Aji Amarillo Shrimp with Garlic and Lime Sauce 
serves 2 hungry people, maybe 3 or 4 people who ate too much before dinner ...

1 Tbs. Zócalo Aji Amarillo

2-3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/4 cup Spanish Olive oil

1 lb of shrimp or prawns

Ingredients to add to the marinade to cook the shrimp.

1 lime, juiced

1 - 2 Tbs. coconut oil

Rinse, clean and de-vein the shrimp or prawn, keeping the tail on for flavor.
Put the shrimp into a large freezer sealing bag with the dried Zócalo Aji Amarillo , chopped garlic and Spanish olive oil.  Put into the refrigerator for at least one hour to marinate.  

Take out the bag of marinated shrimp out and squeeze the fresh lime juice into the bag and mix well.
Heat your grill pan to medium high on your stove and add the coconut oil to the pan. 

When the pan is hot, carefully add the shrimp, using tongs.  Place as many shrimp on the pan as can fit without crowding the pan too much.  As soon as you see the underside turn pink, turn the shrimp over using the tongs.  When the shrimp turns completely pink take off of the grill. Add the remainder of the shrimp and grill completely.  The approximate time to cook the shrimp is 1-3 minutes.
Keep the shrimp warm in another pan to the side of the stove and put a cover on it.  Pour the marinade into the grill pan and cook it down, approximately 1-2 minutes.  Pour the sauce over the shrimp and serve warm. 

Serve the Grilled Aji Amarillo Shrimp with Garlic and Lime Sauce on top of brown rice, and a salad or your favorite vegetables.


Willie Green’s Organic Farm – Open House

May 16th, 2011 at 1:37 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
Willie Green's Organic Farm in Monroe, WA does it all! The farm stretches out over 60 acres growing its famous salad mix, as well as 60-70 varieties of berries and produce.  You can savor these locally grown organic treasures in local restaurants, CSA program and farmers markets throughout the Seattle area.  Willie Green's was started in 1986 by former chef Jeff Miller, when he was on his search to find the best produce to serve to his customers.

The Willie Green's Summer CSA program is June 13 - October 2 and offers flex programs for 4 weeks.  The greatest thing is that you can sign up online at .  When you go online you can also see what is offered in each of the 3 sizes - small, medium, large - to fit your family's needs.  Each weekly CSA delivered includes recipes and tips to prepare your 100% locally grown fruits and vegetables.  Please go to the website for more info and to sign up for the newsletter. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

The other exciting news!! You can now go to The Fields at Willie Green's Farm to celebrate your special events!  Are you planning a Wedding, Anniversary or Big Birthday soon? Can you imagine how romantic it would be on your special day to share it on a local farm?!  Picture sharing the view with up to 200 guests from your table under the Raj Tent, the sound in the distance of the two ponds trickling nearby and the taste of the meal prepared fresh from the farm! Chef Dalis Chea and his team from  Herban Feasts  cater the special events at The Fields.

Well I have saved the best news for last!
You don't have to dream anymore you can go experience
what it would be like to have an event
 at The Fields ...

Open House at The Fields at Willie Green's

19501 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272
June 5, 2011,  1PM - 4PM
you are invited to join Jeff Miller for a day on the farm
to experience The Fields event space
and sample the new "picnic on the farm" and pig roast!
Experience life on the farm and all there is to celebrate while you
swing to some swanky music and enjoy some
of the farm lovers specialties from the catered menu
prepared by Chef Dalis Chea of Herban Feast.

Please RSVP to this event
or call 425.485.4128
by May 30th.

See you on the dance floor...
can't wait to enjoy the fresh farm food!


Gluten Free Fair – Whole Foods Market

May 13th, 2011 at 5:54 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
Get your shopping bags ready Gluten Free Foodies!
Whole Foods Market has events planned all month to learn more about living Gluten Free, just in time for Celiac Awareness month.

Go to the Whole Foods Market website to find a store near you and be sure to look at the store's website and calendar of events.  Each store is different and you can usually find a cooking class, store tour or something fun to learn about living healthy and Gluten Free.

Here are just a few events to check out ...
Whole Foods Market in Redmond, WA will be having a Gluten Free Fair on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11 AM - 2 PM.
Join us for some great gluten-free treats and stay for our gluten-free BBQ ($5). Meet a local naturopathic doctor who specializes in holistic health and wellness. No need to RSVP -- just come on over!

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area - the Pearl (downtown) Whole Foods Market is having a
Gluten Free Store Tour - Friday, May 20th - 11AM Free
If you want to learn about the Gluten Free products offered this store this is the tour for you! Emilia Biavaschi, Healthy Eating Specialist for Whole Foods, will show you all you need to know about eating a well balanced Gluten Free diet. Go hungry because you will try some samples along the way.  You will even get a reusable green bag and a special Gluten Free product to take home. Space is limited so hurry up already and sign up via email -

Sunday, May 22nd - Gluten Free For Me: A Celebration, Part 2! 2-5pm Free

Whole Foods Market, Tanasbourne 19440 NW Cornell Rd. Hillsboro, Or. 97124

Join us for this unique event that will be fun for one and all!
We’ll have plenty of resources on hand to celebrate your Gluten-Free lifestyle.
  • Goodie bags for the 1st 100 customers who attend
  • Gluten Free Vendors with product Samples
  • Hands-on cooking demonstration
  • Presentations surrounding Gluten-Free topics
  • Live music
  • Activities for kids
Email for more detailed information. Hope to see you there!
Check out the store blog for more info about living Gluten Free.

Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month and please share this posting with someone you care about.

Have fun!

Gluten Free Awareness Night and Gluten Free Menu Update – at Safeco Field

May 9th, 2011 at 7:10 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie

Here is the menu that we have for
The Natural (located at Section 133)
 at Safeco Field for the 2011 Season.
This is the official list from the Mariners and Safeco.

Gluten Free Mariner Dog
Gluten Free Turkey, Bacon, Swiss & Avocado Sandwich
Gluten Free Vegan Soup - Soup will rotate.
Gluten Free Hummus Platter
Gluten Free Snacks - Variety
Veggie Burger
Veggie Dog
Fruit Smoothies
Naked Juice
Cascade Ice
Redbridge Beer
Redbridge Beer is also sold at the following locations - Good Hops 136, 185, 248, 330.

Don't forget to put this game, Celiac Awareness Night into your calendar now ...
you know how busy the summer gets!

In the meantime, enjoy the GLUTEN FREE FOOD at Safeco Field!
Go Mariners!


Thrilled To Be Blogger For A Day – Celiac Awareness Month

May 8th, 2011 at 10:41 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
I am so honored to be apart of the Celiac Awareness Month - A Blogger A Day campaign for May 2011. The NFCA - National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, is such a great resource for anyone who is trying to get a diagnosis or knows someone who has Celiac Disease. The website has countless lists to help guide you through a list of symptoms, Gluten In Medications, Celiac 60+ and more. There is a printable guide section with special child education section for schools and parenting for kids in grade school through college - must see section!

NFCA has an excellent newsletter to keep us in touch with new health information, statistics and governmental policies that are important to all of us living with Celiac Disease. NFCA was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of Celiac Disease among the general public and the health care community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of Celiac Disease. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for those who have Celiac Disease. The foundation was founded by Alice Blast in 2003.

Bravo! to NFCA for all of their hard work and information that they provide us year after year!
Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and to check out the other bloggers this month on the
"Blogger A Day" section.
Please share this with someone you care about ...
Take care,

1 in 133 – It’s a Big GLUTEN FREE Deal!

May 4th, 2011 at 9:53 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
Updates - May 5, 2011
Gluten Free Protests Delayed Gluten Free Label Standard - ABC NEWS

Make sure that you sign the petition and send a letter to the FDA.

More updates to follow soon ...

Today is the Day in Washington D.C. - Support Gluten-Free Food Labeling
Day's Events:

11:00 a.m - 4:30 - Cake Building (all are welcome)
We are developing opportunities to brief staffers on Capitol Hill and meet with individual Congressional Representatives - watch for details.
5 p.m. - 8:30 - VIP Reception (donors & invited guests)

With distinguished speakers, including Dr. Alessio Fasano

Finger Foods by chef extraordinaire Aaron Flores and local restaurants serving gluten-free menu items

(Everyone is welcome, donations kindly requested. Please RSVP to First 300 attendees receive a "swag bag" full of gluten-free magazines and goodies provided by our sponsors)

All Day - Individuals are encouraged to make appointments with their Representative and Senators to discuss the need for gluten-free labeling standards. Not sure how to do this? See "Coming to the Summit".

Go to - 1in133 for more info and to see updated photos throughout the day.


Zocalo Gourmet – Kaniwa Grain From Peru – sofi Award Finalist

May 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
Congratulations to one of my favorite companies - Culinary Collective - three of their heritage food products have been nominated as Silver Finalist in the sofi Silver Awards 2011 - Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.  

Kaniwa Grain from Zocalo Gourmet Peru
Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain.
Gluten Free

Puremiel Organic Honey - Lavender from Spain,
Outstanding Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter.

Castillo de Canena Family Reserve

Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain for Outstanding Oil.

The sofi Awards are the highest honor in the specialty food industry.  NASFT - National Association for Specialty Food Trade had a record 1657 entries across 31 categories. Gold Winners for each award category will be determined in a special judging at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11. Gold winners will be announced July 11 at a red carpet ceremony hosted by noted chef Cat Cora.
Good Luck to Culinary Collective!

 I'm a big fan of Kaniwa Grain from Peru! Mark my words - It is the hottest Gluten Free Grain for 2011!
Check out my recipe for Smoked Kaniwa Salad .
You can find Kaniwa Grain at the Spanish Table in Seattle

Fingers crossed for a triple win in July!

Gluten Free Tapas and Wine Social Club at Paella Bar Tonight!

May 2nd, 2011 at 11:52 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
Looking for something fun and Gluten Free to do tonight in Poulsbo,Wa?
The Wine Social Club at the Paella Bar meets tonight Monday, May 2nd, 5:00 - 7:30!
I called and spoke to the owner to make sure that there would be Gluten Free tapas available for the event.  Kim assured me there would be Gluten Free tapas for registered Gluten Free Foodies. Make your reservations by calling 360 930 8446 today, there is still space available.

If you can't make it tonight mark your calendar -
The first Monday of every month is WINE SOCIAL CLUB from 5:00 - 7:30 P.M. at Paella Bar. Wine and Appetizers for $25.00 per person. You'll receive your own etched glass the first time - bring your glass with you on the first Monday each month afterward for 10% discount on your tab.

Make your reservations by calling 360 930 8446 and let them know you are Gluten Free so that you will get some awesome Gluten Free tapas!
Located at 19006 Front Street in downtown Poulsbo next to their other restaurant - Burrata Bistro!


Focus On Gluten Free Food At The Food Banks and Celiac Awareness

May 1st, 2011 at 11:43 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
My how times have changed since I figured out I have Celiac Disease, 7 years ago! I am amazed as to how many new great tasting Gluten Free products are available today in the grocery stores and restaurants.  It seems like every time I turn around I learn about something new.  I think the best part is hearing the story behind the products and why a company is making something Gluten Free. The majority of the products are made because someone has Celiac Disease, a family member or friend.

Yet, there is one thing that continues to gnaw at me, the more product that is available the more I continue to wonder how Celiac Disease is affecting people all over the world.  I continue to worry about the people at our food banks having to make decisions about their food because they can not afford to shop at a grocery store. The high cost of Gluten Free food makes it hard for all of us.  I also think about the fact that there may not be Gluten Free food at the Food Bank for them to eat.

The other day I went to an event for the Seattle area Food Banks' directors.  It was a nutrition fair that provided presentations for more detailed information on Diabetes, Lactose Intolerance, Halal and Gluten Free.  I was asked to speak to the group and represent the Gluten Free portion of the event.
This nutrition fair was sponsored by the Seattle Food Committee, a coalition of 27 food banks and emergency food providers in Seattle. The directors put together a list of topics about which they wanted to learn.  The fair also had tables set up to provide information on various diets including - Vegan and Vegetarian, Aging and Senior Nutrition, Asian and East African Cultural preferences, Infant and Child Nutrition and Chronic Illness and Food Safety.
I really enjoyed listening to the other presenters and talking to everyone. Great questions! I spoke about my experience with Celiac Disease and why I started my blog.  I also talked to the group about my support for the Kitsap Food Bank Coalition and the Gluten Free Food Drive that I started last year.  I made some suggestions as to keeping the specialty foods in a designated area so that only the people that have the medical condition could have access to the Gluten Free foods.

While I was writing this posting today, I received an email from the Bremerton Food Line to pass on some information about "Help Stamp Out Hunger"  - the postal workers will be collecting food on May 14th for area food banks.  Please mark your calendar and please put some food in a bag to be picked up. 
I am asking you to put Gluten Free Food in a Bag marked Gluten Free for donation.  Any food is appreciated but Gluten Free is definitely needed. Suggested Gluten Free donations - brown rice, baking mixes, cereals, shelf stable non-dairy beverages such as almond, rice, coconut, hemp milk.

Thank you!

P.S. May is Celiac Awareness Month - Please pass this posting along to your friends and family to learn more about Celiac Disease.

A Gluten Free Royal Wedding Party Menu

April 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
It's time to pop open the bubbly
and celebrate a  
Royal Wedding!

Gluten Free Style ...

I remember watching Princess Diana and Prince Charles' Wedding ... am I really that old?!?!
I was living in Texas at the time. 
We were at a friend's house -
The Schultz's - Melinda, Louis and Sherry, in San Antonio. 
All I know is that our eyes were barely open, all in our pj's ...
sitting around the TV ...
waiting ...
and waiting ...
 for the glimpses of Lady Di in her dress.
The other thing I know for sure is that we ate a ton of donuts that day! 
 This was many years prior to Gluten Free days.
Ahh ... memories ....

I actually remember the annoncement that Prince William had been born ...
I can't believe he is a grown man now, my how time flies ...
 Now it is time to stay up all night and celebrate his wedding to 
Miss Catherine "Kate" Middleton
The only difference is that now I will be making
Gluten Free Nibbles and Quenchers
for friends and family to share.
I am still friends with Sherry after all these years and will be watching it with her via
Skype, texting and Facebook!

Dress up the tables with fresh flowers ...

Gluten Free Nibbles and Quenchers
Blueberry and Chocolate Chip

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd
(picture to be added soon ...)

Toad in a Hole 
Poached Egg with Gluten Free Toast

Yorkshire Pudding
or a sweet similar version
 Cinnamon Popovers
King Arthur's recipe on the box is amazing!
Lots of Tea, Coffee ... to stay awake during the wee hours of the all nighter festivities!
That is 1 AM at my home on the West Coast

Pimms Cup - Meyer Lemon, Club Soda, Cucumber, Mint, Orange

Kir Royale - Cassis and Champagne
(I like Cava because it is easier on the budget and tastes great!)

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Additionally you could serve -

Gluten Free Shortbread
Bob's Red Mill Mix is fast, easy and really great!
Pamela's Products has some already made too!

Mock Bangers and Mash
Bangers are traditionally not GF so please
make sure to use Gluten Free Sausage like Uli's Rosemary Chicken Sausage,
 Aidelles Chicken Apple Sausage
and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches
Gluten Free bread with the crust cut off and cut into small squares

Ambrosia Creamy Rice Pudding
Rice Pudding

Fish and Chips
Waterfront Bistro Gluten Free Breaded Cod from Safeway
or make your own using potato flakes
serve with homemade fries or make it really easy
OreIda are GF too!
(I won't tell anyone.)

Don't forget the wedding cake or cupcakes!
Simple and elegant works for me ...
did I mention it starts at 1 AM ...

Coconut Orange Cake

I would love to hear from you to see what you will be doing for the wedding ... live tv or not. Please send me an email or catch me online on Facebook.

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Learning to live Gluten Free is a challenge. Gathering with like minded people while exchanging ideas, life experiences and gluten free food is more interesting! So I created, Gluten Free Foodies, to support people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerant and other Food Sensitive people by gathering at events and celebrating the foods that we can eat! Do you have a Gluten Free question you want the answer to? Feel free to send me an email at Original blog - After all, didn't Erma Bombeck once say ... "I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food."

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