Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Potato Green Pepper Tomato Gratin, and Chicken Lettuce Wraps from my favorite websites

     I like to cook, which is evident if you were ever to see the stacks of recipes by my bedside, in my kitchen, and on my work desk.  I also have them arriving daily in my inbox.
     I try to cook at least one new recipe a week (in hopes to whittle down those stacks of recipes, and file the recipe under 'it's a keeper' or  'good landfill material').   Within the last two weeks, I have received these recipes in my inbox, and they were very good.  I hope you try them, they are basically GF and CF all on there own.
     Oh and the two websites I love to search on are and   Here are the two recipes I thought were worth passing along.  

  • Potato-Green-Pepper-Tomato-Gratin .  Great side dish.  I can imagine how great this recipe will be when I make it again with my own garden fresh tomatoes and green peppers.  Yum!  This recipe is from Carrol J.  The link above will take to the recipe as posted and you can also read the reviews.   I typed it here for your convenience.
3 lbs peeled thinly sliced baking potatoes
2 large green peppers cut into thinly sliced rings
2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup melted butter* 
1/4 cup olive oil
*To make this dairy free, just use all olive oil.  I used Wegman's basting oil which contains grapeseed oil, canola oil, parsley, thyme, and garlic. Using a garlic infused oil and sprinkling the parsley and thyme would be a good substitute.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray a 9x13 dish.  You are going to layer the ingredients. Arrange the potatoes in the baking dish.  Top the potatoes with sliced green peppers.  Top the green peppers with tomatoes.  Drizzle on the oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.  Layer again with potatoes, green peppers, tomatoes, salt, pepper, oil.  Continue to layer until all the ingredients are used and be sure to end with a layer of potatoes on top, drizzled with oil and salt and pepper.  Bake  for 1 hour and 15 to 1 hour 30 minutes or until the dish is tender.  

*I covered mine with aluminum foil and uncovered it the last 15 minutes of cooking so that the potatoes got golden brown. 

  • PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps . These were a nice main dish, and different from my mainstream main dishes.  I did use GF Soy sauce and just plain rice vinegar instead of the rice wine vinegar.  Also instead of the garlic and read chili paste I used 1/4 tsp garlic powder.   This recipe comes from Todd Wilbur and Top Secret Recipes.


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  2. Thanks for the support amanojaku!!! I checked out your site and I loved the videos of the carrot. I haven't figure out how to read your site. Is it in Japanese? Unfortunately, my Google didn't translate for me.