Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gluten free Milanesas with Brussels Sprouts

Milanesas is one of the most traditional argentinian recipes. Today we're showing you the gluten-free version, using gluten-free bread crumbs and a delicious side of brussels sprouts. Check the step by step recipe in our video:


Gluten Free Milanesas with Brussels Sprouts from Julia and Julieta on Vimeo.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 pieces of thinly sliced beef (it needs to be a good tender cut)
  • 2 eggs (you can add some milk to the mix if the eggs are smallish)
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • gluten free bread crumbs
For the side:
  • brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper






A few tips:

  • you can either fry or bake your milanesas. We choose to bake them, for a lighter version.
  • experiment adding different spices to your egg mix!
  • bake them for about 20 minutes
  • when cooking the brussels sprouts, make sure you give them a nice brown before adding the water, for better taste
  • you can replace the lime with lemon or with a little bit of vinegar
We hope you try it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Potato leek soup - Gluten Free

One of our favorite soups: Potato leek soup! Warm, delicious and naturally gluten-free.
Really easy to make and only takes a few simple ingredients.
What really makes the difference in our version is the home-mate chicken stock. It's so easy and delicious you won't go back to packaged stock after learning how to make yours! Whenever you roast a whole chicken in the oven, simple take all the bones, some nice fresh herbs, place it in a big casserole, cover it with water and boil for a couple of hours. Drain it , save it in the freezer in jars and have it ready for soups, risottos and other delicious preparations.



Potato and leek soup from Julia and Julieta on Vimeo.

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 leeks
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • home made chicken or vegetable stock 
  • fresh thyme
  • 4 mashed potatoes
  • salt and pepper






Depending on how you like the consistency of your soup, you can either leave it rustic, as we did, or you can use a blender to make it look smoother and creamier.
Serve each dish garnished with fresh thyme for a little touch of goodness :)
Remember that potatoes are not supposed to be frozen or saved in the fridge - they really only last for 24 hours before going bad. Make your soup fresh, in the moment and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fruit Smoothies - Delicious combinations!

Hi friends!

After a little hiatus (you'll see the little change in Julieta!) we're back :)

We had a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco, so we decided to embrace the Spring time with delicious smoothies. Why not starting the day with savory fruits loaded with vitamins and fiber?
Smoothies are also a great way of incorporating greens to our diet. Add a bunch of spinach, for example, for an extra iron and fiber boost. You will only taste the fruit, we promise.


Fruit Smoothies from Julia and Julieta on Vimeo.

So here are the two combinations we used in the video:

  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Water
And:

  • Papaya
  • Kiwi
  • Rasperries
  • Water







The first one tasted sweeter and the last one more citric. Both really delicious and fresh! Try not to add sugars, you don't really need them.

Another fun idea is to make these smoothies and store them in ice cubes in the freezer. Then just get creative and make cocktails with them ;-)

Enjoy!

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