Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

 


Cake Darla Gluten Free Works

If you didn't already know, Betty Crocker does gluten-free cakecookie, and brownie mixes now. Actually, these have been around for a while, but I'm honestly not a fan of Betty Crocker. Or cake mixes in general for that matter. But if I have to use a cake mix, I'm more than likely not going to eat it, so I usually go for Duncan Hines if it's on sale or Pillsbury, whichever is cheaper.

A few days ago I realized that February is half over and I hadn't posted anything since January, so I decided to try out the box of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil's Food cake mix that had been sitting in my pantry for many weeks. I bought it on sale to use for something, I forget what, that I obviously never used it for. I was also in the mood for something chocolate. And easy. Cupcakes made from a mix are


Daring Cooks Make Tamales!

February 17th, 2012 by Heather

Gluten Free Works Author Heather

gluten free tamale recipeImagine my excitement when I read that this month’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge had a Mexican theme! You know that I have a love affair with all things cullinarily Mexican. Maranda of Jolts & Jollies was our January 2012 Daring Cooks’ hostess with the mostest! Maranda challenged us to make traditional Mexican Tamales as our first challenge of the year!

I found it interesting that our local Whole Foods, which tends to carry produce from around the world, much of which I’ve never even heard of, did not carry dried corn husks. Before freaking out and making a trip to the city to check the International Market, I thought about the ethnic diversity of the people in my town.  I teach at an elementary school where 27% of our students are hispanic.  Surely, these families do not shop at Whole Foods to get ingredients for their ethnic dishes.  Where do they go? (more…)

Jenny Manseau Gluten Free Works Over the last three and a half years I have had the opportunities to do many reviews of great products. I truly enjoy doing reviews of cookbooks, and gluten-free products, and I’m looking forward to do more in the future along with any culinary based items (kitchen appliances, tools, etc.).

I love kitchen gadgets. Here are a few of my “must-haves”  items: Chef Knife, Stand Mixer, Mixing Bowls (different sizes), Prep Bowls, Boning Knife, Steamer (pan/bamboo basket), Zester, Grater, Silicone Whisk, a good set of Non-Stick Pans, Cast Iron Skillet, and a Crock-Pot. There are plenty more items, however this is a great starting point.

Two of my favorite companies for kitchen products are EdgeWare and Le Creuset. I mean, don’t well all hope to own their products?? I was sent one of each of the following products to test out and review and I have to say, I am honestly in love with both of them. And, now two lucky winners will have a chance to win one of the following prizes (one winner for the Zester, and one for the Farm Fresh Steamer!)

First up we have a fantastic Zester from EdgeWare – The V-etched Better Zester! Here is what their website has to say about it: (more…)

Banana ‘Scream with a Kick Recipe

February 10th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

Life has been busy—issues with construction, permits, fire hazards and the like.  And our oven broke.  So lately it’s been all about the quick and easy.

And what’s quicker and easier than Banana ‘Scream?  It takes about 2 minutes from start to finish, simple, and totally customizable to pretty much any diet (except a banana allergy).  We tend to have browning bananas go to freezer heaven, and the lucky ones are found and made into dessert before they become a mass of ice crystals.

1 banana, frozen, chopped into 5-6 chunks 1 TBSP liquor (chocolate liquor, Frangelico, whatever) (more…)

 

*SPOILER ALERT!*

 

The recipe for this pie will follow throughout the rest of this post! Do not be alarmed!

Here's how the construction of this pie took place... (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free New York Cheesecake Recipe

February 7th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten free cheesecake recipe

Gluten-free New York Cheesecake

This decadent gluten-free version of New York cheesecake is made with 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 pound of sour cream! The crust is made with gluten-free graham-style crackers and the cake is topped with gluten-free canned cherry pie filling. The result of this easy recipe- a spectacular, wildly crowd-pleasing dessert.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs, about 6 ounces (I used Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Smoreable Graham Crackers) (more…)
Anne Steib

Gluten-free Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe

February 5th, 2012 by Anne Steib

Anne Steib Gluten Free Works

Sweet noodle kugel Credits: www.glutenfreesmusings.com

As I was reminiscing about living in NYC, and getting kugel from the local kosher deli. And I thought why not...I could do this. If my grandparents could see me now they would be so proud, and very shocked! I remember once when I was younger visiting my grandma in the Bronx and eating at a kosher deli, I asked for an egg-cream with my pastrami sandwich.....oooh, the looks of daggers I received. I might know a fraction more than I did then, like meat and dairy don't go together, but that is about it sadly. Along with kugel, I do love me a nice big bowl of matzo ball soup and a knish...now my goal is to make those in GF fashion.

This week started with kugel, and it came out great. I really think the key was the noodle. And since traditional kugel calls for egg noodles, us GF-ers are kind of out of luck, or so I thought. But one of my new favorite gluten-free products, a corn pasta from Hungary, Cornito fit the bill! Corn pasta from Hungary, who would have thought? But it is delicious and not only tastes just like traditional egg noodles, it is pretty cheap.   (more…)

Healthy Take on Tuna Salad – Avocados!

February 4th, 2012 by Kimberly Bouldin

Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works

I am always looking for a way to make my current meal choices healthier. This not only helps my body, but it helps me to get out of a rut that I sometimes seem to fall in with foods.  I find something that I like and I like to eat it a lot.  Sometimes daily.  Tuna melts are one of those favorites.  In addition to limiting tuna to 2-3 times per week, I don’t know that I need melted cheese & mayo on a regular basis.

Avocados were on sale this week when I went grocery shopping – 5 for $5.00.  They were the big ones, too, not the tiny ones.  I wanted to incorporate avocado into my lunch, but knew I needed more protein, so the avocado tuna salad was born.

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Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe

January 31st, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free lasagna recipe

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe 2010 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

A good gluten free lasagna recipe can be challenging for gluten free cooks because several of the usual ingredients may contain gluten. Italian sausage, processed marinara or tomato sauce and packaged seasonings may contain gluten as an additive. And of course, the majority of lasagna noodle products are made from wheat flour.This recipe is an adaptation of a Tyler Florence recipe called “Drop-Dead Lasagna” featured in his book Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen. Serve this rich, herb-laden gluten free version of lasagna to anyone, anytime, anywhere and comments will include “This is the best lasagna I have ever had!”

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (more…)

Sugar Free & Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

January 30th, 2012 by Jenny Manseau

Jenny Manseau Gluten Free Works

gluten free sugar free chocolate chip cookies

These are mostly sugar-free because I used chocolate chips instead of a sugar-free alternative like carob chips. Substitute carob chips for the chocolate chips and you have yourself some delicious sugar-free cookies.

The cookies are made with Isomalt, which is a sugar substitute that is suitable for those who suffer from diabetes. Isomalt also has only half the calories of sugar, however it is suggested that adults should not consume more than 50g per day and 25g for children. I first learned of Isomalt while I was in my Baking and Pastry course at school. I am in no way an expert of working with sugar alternatives but I wanted to give this a try seeing as Bryan’s dad has diabetes and both of my grandfathers (who have now passed away) had diabetes.  We are really trying to cut back out sugar intake this year and when I was sent samples of this I wanted to give it (more…)