Gluten Free Recipe: Vegetarian Potato Chili

Potato Chili

We’ve whipped up a gluten free recipe that’s stick-to-your-ribs good!

Celiac disease affects one out of every 141 Americans. It’s different from a gluten allergy or intolerance. Celiac disease is actually a small intestine disorder that causes sufferers to be hypersensitive to gluten. For someone dealing with celiac disease, eating food with gluten can cause serious symptoms, like digestive problems, anemia, bone density loss, and numbness in the extremities.

Gluten can hide in unexpected places. People suffering from celiac disease need to avoid bread, pasta, and other obvious gluten-packed foods, but you also find gluten in surprising places like beer, malt vinegar, soy sauce, and even some salad dressings.

The good news is that there are lots of healthy, gluten free foods and gluten free recipe ideas out there!

You might also be surprised to learn that potatoes are a naturally gluten free food, which makes them a perfect addition to a healthy, gluten-free diet. They’re also naturally fat and cholesterol free, so you can eat those potatoes without an ounce of guilt!

Potato Chili

Gluten Free Recipe: Vegetarian Potato Chili

Makes 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 a sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tray Express Bake PotatOH! Ruby Jubileez
  • optional toppings: sliced avocado, chopped scallions, sour cream, shredded cheese

Cooking Directions

1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high and saute the onion, garlic, and pepper until they begin to soften. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the potatoes and toppings. Bring to a boil, the reduce the heat to low and simmer with the pot partially covered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

2. Meanwhile, cook your PotatOHs in the microwave according to package directions. When they’re cool enough to handle, dice them into 1/2″ pieces.

3. Add the potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes more, until everything is heated through. Serve with your choice of gluten free toppings. Enjoy!

6 Gluten Free Summer Potato Salads

Need some gluten free summer salads for your next cookout or picnic potluck? We’ve got you covered.

Gluten in a salad? Yep! Those innocent croutons and bottled salad dressings often contain gluten ingredients, and that’s no good if you’re allergic or sensitive to gluten. We’ve got some easy, delicious gluten free summer salads to keep you eating healthy all summer long.

Here at Farm Fresh Direct, we love a big, hearty meal, but in the middle of a scorcher of a summer, sometimes a salad is just the thing to fill you up without heating up the house. Besides, who says a salad can’t be hearty?

Potatoes are the perfect addition to your summer salad to transform a bowl of greens into a filling dish. And the best part? Unlike croutons or bread sticks, potatoes are a naturally gluten free food. They’ve also got 8% of your daily fiber, and dietary fiber helps you feel full longer without so many extra calories.

Mayo Free Potato Salad

1. Mayo-Free Potato Salad

Mayonnaise isn’t the healthiest ingredient, and not all brands are gluten free. Next time you’re hankerin’ for some potato salad, try a mayo-free version instead. This recipe calls for mustard, and most are gluten free. If you’re not sure, you can check this list of gluten free mustards. Image Source: Go Dairy Free.

 

Mediterranean Savory Salad

2. Mediterranean Sun-Kissed Savory Salad

Filling potatoes tossed with fresh veggies and some tasty feta cheese? Yes, please! This salad is perfect for summertime, and all of the ingredients in this salad are naturally gluten free, and it’s filling enough to be a meal all on its own.

 

Three Potato Salad

3. Three-Potato Salad with Arugula

Who says that gluten free eating has to be boring? This three-potato salad combines sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and purple potatoes to make a hearty party in your mouth. Serve it up on a bed of tangy arugula for a gluten free feast. Image Source: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.

 

Sweet Potato Kale

4. Sweet Potato & Kale Salad with Pineapple

Savory greens and sweet pineapple pair up perfectly with plenty of chopped sweet potato. You can eat this colorful, gluten free salad as a main dish or serve it as a side. It’s great alongside grilled chicken or a grilled portobello mushroom.

 

Warm Spinach Salad with Smokey Pecans and Sweet Potato

5. Warm Spinach Salad with Sweet Potato

Not crazy for kale? Eat your greens with this filling spinach salad instead. This is another recipe that calls for mustard. Most mustard is already gluten free, but if you want to be 100% sure, click here for a list of gluten free mustards. Image Source: Amandeleine.

 

Warm Potato Salad (Thumb)

6. Warm Honey Mustard Potato Salad with Green Beans

This salad features seasonal green beans tossed with potatoes in a sweet and tangy gluten free dressing. Serve this as a side dish with chicken, fish, or beef. See the note in the previous recipe about choosing a gluten free mustard.

 

Summer Is Here! Try our Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Fresh Pineapple

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This ain’t your average potato salad!

It’s grilling season! There’s nothing we love more in the warm-weather months than a good cookout with some burgers, some dogs, and all of the fixins. But after a while those BBQ side dishes can get a little bit stale, can’t they? How many times can you serve up a plate of macaroni salad or a pile of corn on the cob before you start to crave a little variety? This summer, mix it up with some more unusual sides to go with that grilled fare.

Spice up that corn on the cob with some chili lime butter, for example, and instead of mayo-based potato or macaroni salad, try out our sweet potato salad recipe instead. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and all kinds of tasty! And, since it’s National Fruits and Vegetables Month, we’ve spiked this potato salad with lots of healthy kale.

If you’re new to kale, don’t worry! It’s easy to prepare. Kale is a dark, leafy green along the lines of collards or spinach, and it adds a nutritional punch to any dish. You’re already getting 30 percent of your daily vitamin C and plenty of vitamin A from the sweet potatoes, and kale adds a healthy dose of iron and other nutrients that may protect your health.

Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Fresh Pineapple

Ingredients

  • 2 large Sweet PotatOHs, microwaved and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple chopped (you can substitute canned in juice pineapple, drained)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. 1) In a large bowl, combine the kale, vinegar, salt, and olive oil. Dig in with your hands and massage the kale until it begins to wilt and soften.
  2. 2) Add the remaining ingredients, tossing to mix well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

 

3 Easy Gluten-Free Potato Recipes For Fall

Gluten Free Potato

If you haven’t gone gluten free, you may be alone.

Okay — that’s an exaggeration, but experts estimate that today, nearly 10 percent of the population has some form of gluten-intolerance. Add to that other anti-gluten diet trends and you’ve got a 16 percent increase in sales of gluten-free products in 2012. And a projected $7 billion dollar in sales this year.



Gluten intolerance seems to be on a sliding scale. If you have Celiac’s disease, you know you have it. But you may have gluten intolerance and not even know it. Many digestive problems, skin problems and other ailments are now being linked to gluten.

To which we say: potatoes!

Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, rather than a food that’s been processed to be gluten-free or taste good without gluten. They’re also fat-free, low in sodium, loaded with potassium and a good source of Vitamin C. 

Our website is full of gluten-free recipes that highlight potatoes. But in celebration of fall, here are three favorites:

Potato Pancakes Thumb

Bacon and Chive Potato Pancakes

Yes. This recipe does call for 2 tablespoons of flour. Even though we’re not gluten-free, we almost always substitute almond flour when we make this. We’ve also made them with PotatOHs, when we needed to shave a little time off the prep. In that case, go ahead and add a little more buttermilk. We love the extra spicy taste of more mature, fall arugula. We also serve these with applesauce, making a huge batch from our trees right about this time every year, so this recipe says fall to use like no other.

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Beef and Potato Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a quintessential fall meal. Substituting potatoes for noodles in beef stroganoff adds more flavor and a nutritional boost. This recipe calls for cream of mushroom soup and Dijon mustard. Health Valley and Imagine Foods both make delicious, gluten-free cream of mushroom soup. If your grocery store doesn’t carry them, you can order online. Grey Poupon has always been gluten-free.

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Meatloaf-Stuffed Microwave Potato

We love any recipe that does away with bread in favor of a potato. It’s an easy solution to gluten-free living. While this recipe is for a meatloaf stuffed potato, you could also think of it as a meatloaf sandwich, in which you use a potato instead of bread. As always, check your ingredients carefully to make sure everything you’re using is gluten free.

What are some of your favorite gluten-free fall recipes? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook page!

 

Potatoes: making gluten-free holidays great

‘Tis the season for tempting cookies, cakes and baked goods to be everywhere you look. So, whether you’re one of the estimated 18 million Americans with a gluten sensitivity or you’re steering clear of it for other reasons, it may take some extra will-power to remain gloriously gluten-free all holiday long.

As you probably know, potatoes are naturally gluten-free. In fact, they’re a veritable jackpot of affordable, endless and easy gluten-free possibilities. You can use them everywhere—appetizers, entrées and even dessert. To ensure gluten-free goodness, don’t forget to read the labels on all the other ingredients. We’ve found gluten has a habit of popping up in unlikely places—even some candy canes are laced with it.

It’s our hope a big bag of potatoes and a few great recipes will go a long way in helping you happily stick to your holiday eating plans. For us, knowing what we can and will devour helps make it easier to go without the ginger bread and forgo the fruitcake. Cheers!

Appetizer

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

We were excited to find this treasure: bacon-wrapped potatoes. Special enough for a party, but made with everyday ingredients. Yum!

(Note: this recipe uses sour cream, and not all brands are gluten-free – check nutrition labels when shopping for ingredients)

Soup

Often, soups are thickened using flour: no good for gluten-free. Here are two guest-impressing, palette-pleasing potato-based soups.

Quick & Healthy Potato Soup

Golden Potato Soup

Dessert

A dessert like this needs no introduction. It’s just that good. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars