Gluten-Free

Recipe: Bacon and Basil Wrapped Corn — Oh So Corny!

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Corn and basil are fast friends when it comes to flavor. The sweetness of the corn is only amplified in the presence of this hot-tasting herb. Here, the two are literally bundled together with a bow of bacon and grilled until smoky and crisp.

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How To Make Slow-Cooker Caponata — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish made with celery, onion, and tomatoes cooked into a sweet and sour sauce and served with bread as an appetizer. Some versions have olives or capers, others call for raisins or zucchini, and some even use hot peppers or anchovies. The results of this nuanced cooking process are delicious, if not exhausting.

Here, the slow cooker takes care of all the cooking, making this a mostly hands-off dish that can be used as an appetizer or main course.

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Flavor Corn on the Cob with Nutritional Yeast — Oh So Corny!

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Nutritional yeast is the ingredient that will make your corn on the cob taste like it's slathered with a super-cheesy topping — except that there's not any actual cheese in sight. Leave the cheese sauce at the store and forget about shredding that block of cheddar — all you need is a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

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How Shrimp Makes These Fritters Gluten-Free — Oh So Corny!

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Make any type of fritter, and you're guaranteed to get everyone to gather around the table. Whether they are made with beans, veggies, or, in this case, shrimp, fritters are always a crowd-pleaser.

These fritters are noteworthy not only for their smoky flavor, but also their texture — and that's all thanks to shrimp.

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Recipe: Charred Corn Salsa — Oh So Corny!

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Smoke itself can be one of the best accomplices in a recipe featuring corn, mostly because corn doesn't shrink in its presence. Rather than being masked by the assertive flavors of the flame, the sweetness of corn is amplified. Now take those sweet and smoky flavors and use them as a backbone for this salsa, which we highly recommend you use as the condiment of choice this summer. Scooping it up with chips is only the beginning.

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Recipe: Tomato Chickpea Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

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This is the kind of salad that can be tossed together at a moment's notice. Filled with good things like chickpeas and cherry tomatoes, it's simple yet still incredibly hearty and satisfying. Enjoy it as a light dinner, or pack it up for lunch and you might even think twice about ditching it for pizza.

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