Gluten-free pumpkin doughnut “holes” are easy to make using a mini muffin pan. This recipe is baked, not fried but these delicious pumpkin-rich pastries are anything but fat-free. The warm mini muffins are dipped in melted butter and rolled in spiced sugar.
Based on the contents of my past few CSA boxes, zucchini is doing really well this year. Or at least there’s a lot of it growing. It’s a veggie that you can easily add to just about anything, and that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing with it. Grated, it makes a wonderful “raw” pasta substitute, I love it lightly stir-fried with other veggies, it’s delicious sauteed and added to salads, omelets, or whatever else is cooking, and then of course there’s always zucchini bread. My grandmother used to make it every summer. She would bake it in loaves, and then sandwich softened cream cheese between thin slices. It tasted like cake, and I suppose it practically was the way she made it. YUM.
I started looking online for gluten free zucchini bread recipes, and I came across some zucchini mini muffins with chocolate chips over on Elana’s Pantry. I love that website, and I have her Gluten Free Almond Flour cookbook, which I use regularly. She now also has a Gluten-Free Cupcakes book, which is now on my wish list, if anyone is feeling generous.
This delicious gluten-free cake has a warm spicy flavour from its three types of ginger – fresh, crystallised and dried. The flavour improves when the cake is kept for a few days, so it is great as a bake ahead treat.
This recipe is based on the Ginger Butter Cake in Williams-Sonoma “Essentials of baking” p 100.
140g crystallised ginger, minced
80ml Grand Marnier
250g gf flour (40%urid, 40% tapioca, 20% cornmeal)
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
185g unsalted butter, room temperature
150g icing sugar
1 tbsp golden or agave syrup
4 large eggs, at room temperature
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Nine Varieties of Kitchen Table Bakers' Parmesan Crisps
Many snacks are labeled “cheese,” but only Kitchen Table Bakers’ Parmesan Cheese Crisps can rightfully claim this title. They are, after all, made from 100% parmesan cheese.
That’s right. While other companies use a bit of cheese to flavor their products, Kitchen Table Bakers delivers the tastiest cheese as the whole part for you to savor.
We tested all nine product flavors: Aged Parmesan, Rosemary, Jalapeno, Basil Pesto, Sesame, Flaxseed, Italian Herb, Everything, and Garlic. We also tried the Aged Parmesan mini crisps.
Our take – Kitchen Table Bakers’ Parmesan Crisps are a unique gourmet indulgence and totally satisfying.
About the Cheese Crisps:
We first met Barry Novick, the president of Kitchen Table Bakers, at a Celiac Disease event being held at Columbia University in 2005. He had recently started his business. As attendees raved about the taste of his cheese crisps, he proudly described how his products were made from the best all natural parmesan cheese and were 100% gluten-free. Like many in the gluten-free industry, Barry became involved to improve his own health. This makes him just as passionate about the safety of his products as he is about the flavor.
This week’s Friday’s Find makes this Smoothie Queen very happy. Not only is it made by a company that I already love, but it opens up flavor options without added sugar. I love So Delicious Coconut Milk, but I usually purchase the unsweetened version to avoid sugar. I have to admit that I do look longingly at the Vanilla, because it is truly sooooo delicious. In coffee, over cereal, in smoothies, it’s just wonderful. But since I’ve cut out sugar, the vanilla sweetness has been but a lovely memory.
This week I happened to see a carton of So Delicious Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Milk at Whole Foods. While I was thrilled to see that it didn’t have cane sugar, I took a good hard look at the ingredients hoping that I wouldn’t find artificial sweeteners instead. I was glad to see that it is sweetened with stevia and monk fruit. Sweet! Tempted to fill my cart, I decided to take just one box and see how I liked it first.
Here’s a very easy make-ahead recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Mix. Keep a jar on hand for a fast kids-favorite dessert, after-school snack or lunchbox treat. Use your favorite dairy-free milk in the recipe. I used canned gluten-free coconut milk which makes a really rich-tasting pudding.
It has finally happened…the gluten-free answer to the vanilla wafer has been discovered and it is the vanilla cookies made by Gefen. Now for the bad news…they are only available during Passover and they are made in Israel.
While strolling the aisles at a local Super Target we discovered Gefen’s vanilla cookies on clearance for $3.90 per box. What really caught my attention was the Celiac Disease Foundation logo on the box. The cookies are made from: potato starch, sugar, whole eggs, palm oil and vanilla. Somehow we just knew they were going to taste amazing and they do.
These cookies remind me of a vanilla wafer crossed with (more…)
This is often how things work with me. I decide at some point that I want something. Pizza, cookies, a madeleine…and since I’m eating a gluten-free diet, I can’t always go to the store to buy it. Or, maybe I can but it’s not always good.
So it was, that day, when I really wanted a good biscotti. Believe it or not, I’ve never even made them, even with gluten! The next part of the journey began with finding the right recipe.
I wasn’t in the mood for lemon pecan or orange walnut. I didn’t want chocolate either. Cinnamon almond was coming to mind so that’s what I decided to (more…)
Instead of opening a jar of olive tapenade or a dip from the refrigerated section of the market, consider making your own. If you keep some key ingredients on hand and have a small food processor or blender, you are in business!
The olive tapenade is so easy and so much better when made fresh. The beauty of it is that you can make a small amount if you are just having a few friends or more for a party. It can be used on top of chicken or even in a sandwich. And when you make it yourself, you can control the salt, garlic and rosemary (or even omit one of these).
The white bean spread is a great starter and really healthy. This recipe calls for (more…)