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vegetarian gluten free green enchilada sauce

When my Beloved went gluten free again, I could no longer use my favorite green enchilada sauce from a can.  Wheat flour was in it.  There are gluten free enchilada sauces out there but you pay a pretty penny and my Beloved would rather not have chicken broth.  Vegetable broth is good but not chicken.  I decided I needed to try to make green enchilada sauce.  It is actually quite easy.  There was not anything difficult about it so then I had to wonder why I wished to use the can stuff.  Just a sigh.....

Vegetarian Gluten Free Green Enchilada Sauce

1 onion, peeled and minced

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup millet flour

2 cups vegetable broth

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile, drained

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 tomatilla diced (optional)


In a large pot, put the olive oil and heat over a medium high heat.  Add the onion.  Let the onion get brown.  Mix in the millet flour.  You want the millet flour to make a roux and not taste raw.  

Add the vegetable broth.  Mix until there are no lumps.  Mix in the chiles, green onion, cilantro, and tomatilla.  Let it cook for a few minutes and then blend.

It is really that simple.  I made extra and put in jars for the freezer.  Next time, I may add a head of roasted garlic.  Yum!

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Hello Elizabeyta,
I found your blog after seeing your comment on Rosie's blog. I've been popping back and forth throughout the afternoon to read some of your older post. Some wonderful recipes and I really like your dress style. I am not very good at machine sewing but I love embroidery and making my own quilts. We are retired now and I am wanting to make some skirts and blouses for myself. My regular machine ran into problems the other day as I was about to do some mending so it will have to go to be seen to.I have not had problem with it in 20 years so I get I've been fairly lucky with it. I have my grandmothers little sewing machine which is the same as yours with the handle at the side. I have been using it for the last few days but the stitch length is quite long and I'm not sure how to adjust it. Can you offer any advise? This little Singer machine was given to my grandmother by my grandfather in 1917 for their engagement, so it is almost 100 years old and it is in such very good condition. They lived in New Zealand in those days.She made all her children clothes on it as well as all their curtains, bedlinens and so many other items. Do you know the history of your machines? I would love a treadle machine but they are very hard to find here in good working order. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful things on your blog and I will look forward to following along.
Blessings Gail (from Australia)

April 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGail


It is lovely to hear from you. There should be a knob on the right hand side of your sewing machine below the round plate. If you screw it out from the machine, the stitch length will be come shorter. Or at least that is how both of mine work. My little one is actually the older of my two machines, made in 1900. The treadle was made in 1901. I actually got both machines used. The treadle I got in high school, without any history but all the attachements and manuals. I love it. My hand crank I purchased recently and goes with us on all our travels.



April 5, 2012 | Registered Commenterelizabeyta

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