Thursday, February 17, 2011

Potato Salad

I love potato salad and it's one of the first foods I crave when warmer weather starts to tease us about the upcoming spring. I didn't have my GFCF shopping guide book with me when I stopped at the grocery store for some new potatoes and salad dressing to make some, so I wasn't sure what kind we could use. Then I found this in the refrigerated gluten free / health food section of the store...

Vegenaise. It's made from grapeseed oil and the label ingredients all appeared to be gluten and casein free. (I'm still learning what to watch for!) It was expensive but I was craving potato salad so I talked myself into buying it. (I can't decide if I should view that as a strength- that I am so persuasive...or as a weakness- that I can be so easily talked into things.)
I quartered and boiled the new potatoes and then cooled them. I put a few scoops of Vegenaise into a bowl and added a few tablespoons of coconut milk, some salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, green onions, and a little sugar. I mixed it all up with the newbie tators and topped it off with some sprinklings of dried herbs.

Oh my heavens. It's delicious!

We'll have this tonight with Bean's request...homemade onion rings (dipped in gluten free waffle batter that I'll make a mix for today), steamed carrots and hamburgers. I haven't figured out what we'll put the burgers on as I may not have time to make buns, but we'll figure something out. I'll probably just eat potato salad anyway!

Pardon the drool.


  1. oh, wow that looks good! (wiping own drool!)

  2. P.S. I am having a fun frugal kitchen game over on my blog where readers send me in things in their fridge/freezer/pantry they want to use up, and I "make" them a dinner with it. : ) Just made my first recipe, and it occurred to me you might like to see it--with this Vegenaise in place of sour cream, you could easily turn the dish into a GFCF meal! I think I actually posted my blog address here yesterday, so you can check it out if you want. I am NOT trying to lure you over for some kind of personal blogger gratification! ; ) Just excited to be on this GF "plan" with you, and sharing ideas. : )

  3. We like the "original" vegenaise (also gluten free) which is much cheaper than the grapeseed.


  4. Out here in California a local burger place offers hamburgers wrapped in lettuce. All the good stuff is in there but no bun. It's surprisingly yummy and the kids might be interested in trying something from the wacky West coast! :) Worth a try if you don't have time to make buns.
    Thank you again for this blog - I'm getting closer and closer to making the change but more importantly I'm realizing it's doable! (I'm still a bit freaked out by the cost!)



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