Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

 


Recipe by Thomas Haas and reviewed by both the LA Times and The Vancouver Sun as “the best cookies”. They are gluten free and packed with chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Invented by Haas who is a pastry chef and describes these as baked truffles. The cookies have a very powerful chocolate taste and a smooth, soft texture. (more…)


This is a recipe that I love to make, especially when it's a little chilly outside. This recipe as written serves 4, but it can be doubled to serve 8. It has hominy in it, which are delicious starchy balls of corn grits. Somewhere between a soup and a stew, this recipe is fast and easy and gluten free, and the smell of the chili powders and cumin is absolutely fantastic!! (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Gluten Free Recipe: Meat Free Monday Tacos

March 1st, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

Its meat free Monday today and I’m making tacos tonight for dinner. I’ve been experimenting with tofu a lot lately, sometimes succeeding and other times not so much.

I’ve found that the crucial detail to remember is that it important to cook the tofu in very flavorful sauces and seasonings. Tofu absorbs whatever flavor you cook it in.

Tacos are one of my favorites foods that can be made gluten free and vegetarian very easily. I use corn tortillas over the gluten free ones you can find because I find they taste better and always make sure your sauces are gluten free. (more…)

Anne Steib

Gluten-free Tiramisu Recipe with Shabtai Lady Fingers

February 22nd, 2010 by Anne Steib

Tiramisu has always been one of my favorite indulgences since my first trip to Italy, in the late 80s, and trying the real thing. The key is having the right cream, because without that, it just tastes like something mass produced you would expect to find in a grocery store.

Of course the lady fingers are a main ingredient as well, and being gluten-free, that become a new challenge. Luckily, I had a box of Shabtai Lady Fingers on hand, so I was good to go! I decided to forgo the usual raw egg in the cream, because that just doesn't sound appetizing the more I learn about food. The whipped heavy cream takes the place of the raw eggs in this recipe. I never said it was healthy! (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Pica Pica’s gluten-free arepa (corn bread) recipe

February 8th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen in Napa is a wonderful destination. The icing on the proverbial cake is that it's all gluten-free. If you want to learn more about them, read the full article here.

Adriana López Vermut was kind enough to share her recipe for the arepa, a Venezuelan corn bread. Look for a recipe for the pepeada filling, chicken salad with creamy avocado, in a subsequent article. Gather your ingredients, invite your friends over and make a great meal! (more…)

When I was younger I used to love Skyline chili done as a 3-way, and would get it frozen from my local grocery store and serve it over spaghetti and top with cheese. It was quick and satisfying. Being a mostly non-meat eater these days, I still craved the flavor and texture without the animal. I searched online, experimented and combined different recipes I found in trying to duplicate the Skyline chili recipe with a vegetarian version. (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Making Gluten Free Manicotti

February 3rd, 2010 by Trish Deitemeyer

The word is getting out that even though we can’t eat wheat, celiacs (and others who must follow a gluten free diet) still love to eat pasta. There are a few establishments in the Philadelphia area that offer gluten free pasta, such as Giorgio on Pine in Center City, Café Alessio in Doylestown, Café Monterosso in Yardley, City Kitchen Pizzeria in Southampton, and Maggiano’s Little Italy in Center City, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill, NJ. However, if you’re really missing home-made pasta, just like Nonna used to make, why not try to make it yourself? (more…)

lettuce_wrapsMany of us are looking to kick off this year on a healthy note by eating more veggies and just eating better in general. This Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe below covers both of those bases. Lettuce, protein of your choice, and veggies. Not to mention the fact that it's super delicious! (more…)

Anne Steib

Gluten-free Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

January 5th, 2010 by Anne Steib

 

Post-holiday time can leave a hostess with many leftovers. This holiday I was left with an abundance of sweet potatoes after baking four good size ones for two sweet potato pies. I probably had enough to make two additional pies, but I wanted to try something different. And because of the nutritional value of sweet potatoes, I didn't want it to go to waste. Of course when you combine a super food like sweet potatoes and the whole grain of buckwheat with copious amounts of butter and sugar, the nutritional value is sure to decrease, but at least we know there is some redeeming quality in the dish. (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Chocolate Genoise Cake Recipe

December 29th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Often times, when baking gluten free items, a small substitution is needed. However, if you don't bake a lot, some recipes can be a bit complex. It's best to follow a good recipe and make sure to make it once before you decide to make it for a big party.

genoise_cakeChocolate genoise cake can be used to make any type of jelly roll cake but it's especially popular around the holidays to make a yule log. Creating a gluten free version requires only a few changes. Always make sure the other ingredients are gluten free like the cocoa. For the best flavor, use a local cocoa powder like Ghirardelli. It gives the cake a great flavor. (more…)