Holiday Dinner 2011

Jan 2, 2012 by

The holidays were a blast this year and we had a great time by celebrating with a Kamikaze Chef dinner on December 11th. I wanted to try something new and went with a Tapas theme. My hope was to serve individual small plates as they were ready, course by course, and I think it turned out well! We started with some hearty appetizers: a trio of meatballs (pictures of each below), baked tomato and Parmesan bites, Hot Dates, and crab cake stuffed mushrooms. The last two were Angela’s contribution to the dinner and, boy, were they delicious. For the mystery ingredients, we got a plethora of fresh veggies and fruit. The Kamikaze Chef “who brought what” book didn’t get passed around so I’m not exactly sure who brought what, but here were all the...

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Gluten-free New Years Eve

Jan 2, 2012 by

This New Year’s Eve was very special because I got to spend it with Beth, Chris and their guests for a gluten-free Chinese Kamikaze Chef dinner! I was thrilled to accept the challenge of an entirely gluten-free meal and did my research before planning the appetizer menu. The Chinese cuisine is easily adaptable to GF dishes when you use organic Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) and other gluten-free versions of sauces. The one sauce I could not find any GF varieties of was oyster sauce, which is a key ingredient in many Chinese dishes. For the first appetizer, I made gluten-free pot stickers from scratch. I tried my hand at the dough using corn flour, but that kept falling apart. Beth informed me later that in any type of gluten-free baking, you want to mix...

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