Gluten-free guide to New-York City. Part 2

This time in New York I spent the weekend, which coincided with Labor Day in the United States, and most citizens had left the city for three days. I was surprised that many restaurants, cafes, bakeries and shops were closed for the holiday, and some even the day before, despite the fact that many tourists came to the city.

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Rabbit

Attention! The following information is not for children, vegans and nervous people! I like the game. This rabbit was running through the meadows to the United States of America, and then bought frozen at my favorite place on the planet – “Guido’s”…although I’m not less enthusiastic now from a supermarket “New Morning” (CT). This recipe was given to me by Asya. By the way, in the United States rabbit is not actually popular; and not served in restaurants.

Ingredients:

  • rabbit
  • 0,5 liters dry red wine
  • 0,5 liters fat broth
  • 2 anise stars
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 red onions
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil (optional)

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Restaurant Day on the 21st of August

Why do we see flowers on the poster, not desserts?! On the 21st of August, the project «I like gluten free» celebrates anniversary – one year of participation in Restaurant Day, and it will be for the fifth time we take part in it. This may be the last Restaurant Day for the project. Besides, from May 2016, the founders of the movement proposed the concept “Restaurant Day – every day” and invited to get new ideas about the festival. It is impossible to determine whether they will continue to arrange Restaurant Days every three months in St.-Petersburg as they did before.

So write down into your diaries for August 21, that you must visit the gluten-free pop-up restaurant “I like gluten free”. I’m your chef this time will cook for you not only desserts without gluten, dairy, eggs, refined sugar and other allergens, but also salads and sandwiches so that you could feed youeself for the whole day. I will not tell you all the secrets of the menu, but I promise that it will be even more interesting than before.

“I like gluten free” will be located on oasis of nature, romance and active recreation  – in “River Wake Club” of Central Yacht Club in St.-Petersburg /Russia/.

And so on the 21st of August, from 14:00 until the evening I’ll be waiting for you all at: Petrovskaya kosa, 9.

Classical lasagna for people keeping to a non classical diet (a gluten-, dairy- and eggs-free one)

As a twelve-year-old girl, I was on my way to London on a Ukrainian cruise ship, when I tasted lasagna for the first time in my life. The chèf there often cooked traditional Italian dishes, and it was on that ship where my love for Italian cuisine was born. And recently I’ve been given a pack of excellent lasagna sheets “NUTRI FREE” (gluten-, dairy- and eggs-free), which don’t even require any pre-cooking. To be frank, to make dairy-free bechamel sauce turned out to be quite a difficult process, but the outcome was beyond my expectations. So… this is my first lasagna, which I’m infinitely proud of.

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A salad with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and tahini

It has been the first time this year I cooked something new with chickpeas, apart from the usual meringue. For those who are still unaware what to do with chickpea brine, here I posted a meringue recipe (it’s mainly for those who don’t eat eggs). I spotted this very recipe on Veronika Belotserkovskaja’s web site. You may vary the number of all ingredients according to your own preferences, but nevertheless, the more tomatoes the tastier.

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Gluten-free and dairy-free frozen yogurt in an ice cream cone (without sugar)

On the weekends it will be hot in St.-Petersburg again, and that means it’s time to enjoy gluten-free ice cream and register to my masterclass on Sunday for cooking dairy-free frozen yogurt. 4 places are left. All the details are here. And the recipe, that we are going to create, is below.

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Freshly-salted cucumbers

Oh, summer, summer – it is my favorite season, because it is time to create favorite pickles from local products … and, of course, I still love September, but it is ahead. Last year I posted a recipe for sauerkraut…Mmmm…there are so many vitamins! Soon I will try to pickle tomatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 0,5 kg small cucumbers
  • 1 liter non-carbonated mineral water
  • 3 tbsp sea salt
  • horseradish leaves
  • currant leaves
  • 1 fennel umbrella
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Peppercorns

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A sandwich with gluten-free sardine spread

Well… I’m getting ready for the dinner party and waiting for your reservations. Next month you won’t be able to make a reservation for the “supper club” as I’m arranging a gluten-free wedding in August. Let me remind you that this very Sunday we’re holding an American picnic party. Here is a recipe of one kind of the sandwiches you’re going to have at the picnic.

Ingredients:

  • sardines without skin and bones
  • small bunch farmer cilantro
  • small bunch farmer parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • some red onions, or shallots (optional)

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A salad with baked potatoes, quinoa and sauce made of shallots and capers

Are you wondering what kind of a salad with potatoes and quinoa I’m going to serve to you at the picnic party on 17 July? So here it is! Do you think you will put on weight? Oh, yes, you will…but it won’t go amiss for some of us… I’d like to remind you that if you follow the tags #picnic and #baking on my website, you will discover fabulous recipes, which you can easily try. Take these dishes to your office, and all the colleagues, who are used to having lunch in cafes, restaurants and other public eating places, will definitely envy you.

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Ice fruit pops

This recipe is dedicated to Independence Day, which will be in a couple days in the USA…barbecue, firework and a lot of alcohol. By the way, you can also make for holidays the version from watermelon and gluten-free vodka. Have a nice weekend, America!!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups any kind of your favorite pureed fruits (you can also make a rainbow)

You will also need ice pop molds set of 6

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