Monday, January 23, 2012
Dinner 5: Gluten Free Dumplings and A Vegetable Plate
I have a recipe for gluten free dumplings, but over the weekend we like to relax. G-Free NYC sells these ready made Feel Good Foods chicken dumplings. The dumplings come with sauce but even on the weekend I prefer to make my own dipping sauce. Here is the recipe for my gluten free dipping sauce--and my recipe for gluten free dumplings in case you feel inspired to make them.
The Feel Good Foods chicken dumplings are a little tricky to make--the directions say to use a teflon pan and it is not something we have so...The best way I have found to cook the dumplings is to use a steamer basket. I like fill the pan up with an inch of water and then spray the steamer basket with non stick spray (or you can brush oil on it.) Place the frozen dumplings in the tray and steam for 15 minutes on medium.
Some of us were impatient and kind of annoyed about the paparrazi making it a photo shoot. Which kind of made the photo shoot that much more compelling. (My kids painted the platter at paint your own pottery place--one of our favorite family activities.)
Next we had a vegetable plate--eggplants, peppers, brussel sprouts, julienned carrots, leeks and celery.
We actually were full from our vegetables so we served ended up serving this quinoa bean salad Sunday for lunch. The kids had takeout from Peter's. The french fries were gone before I had time to take a photo.