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Thursday, July 10, 2014


6 tomatoes


½ cup diced celery

¼ cup diced green pepper

2 Tbsp chopped onion

2 Tbsp butter/margarine

2/3 cup rice

¾ cup water

Dash of pepper

Remove seed and pulp from tomatoes; salt insides. Bake in shallow baking dish at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Sauté celery, green pepper and onion in butter for 3 minutes; add rice, water, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover. Let stand for 10 minutes (note, this recipe called for “instant rice. Cooking time should be lengthened for normal rice). Add tomato pulp. Fill baked tomato shells with mixture; bake for 5 minutes longer. Yield: 6 servings.

(Janet Chamnes, Easley, SC © Southern Living 1968)

Gluten-free and Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes


To meet my needs of being “gluten-free”, there are no ingredients that have wheat in them. Since one out of one-hundred people now have problems with the way the United States processes their foods, there are plenty of brands which are marked GF Gluten-free. However, read all the way around the label and determine if there might be traces of wheat or if the product was processed in a plant or on machinery that also handles wheat. (These statements are usually NOT found near the list of ingredients.) If this is the case and you are gluten-sensitive or have a wheat-toxicity, don’t use it!


I also deleted recipes which called for hidden gluten – like shrimp, frozen mangoes and parsnips.


Vegetarian foods allow the use of milk, honey, eggs, and other non-kill animal products; vegans do not. I have endeavored to post only recipes with vegan-appropriate ingredients. If I really liked something, though, that was vegetarian rather than vegan, I will note it.


Whenever possible, use non-GMO products (non-genetically modified).  If you think gmo’s are ok for you, you haven’t read any science fiction books, let alone Charles Darwin.


These recipes are not an attempt to substitute wheat or animal ingredients with something else. These recipes are “naturally” or originally gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan.

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