Holidays

Gluten-Free Mango Cashew Cornbread Stuffing

We discovered during the past year that my 4-year-old son Ronin and my 21-month-old daughter Ellie are both gluten and dairy intolerant. My husband John is gluten-free too. The good news is that changing Ronin’s diet has helped his anxiety-related sleep issues decrease immensely. He used to have night terrors every night, but now only has them on the rare occasions we miss cutting out the gluten.

Since John has been gluten free for a while, I came up with this stuffing recipe a few years ago for Thanksgiving. And its always been a huge hit. This year I’ve modified it to also remove the dairy for the kiddos.

It. is. SO. Yum. If I do say so myself!

MANGO CASHEW CORNBREAD STUFFING (Modified Gluten & Dairy Free)

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Gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe

This time of year we see the image of pumpkins everywhere, on most doorsteps, and as the main ingredient to many fall and holiday recipes.

Pie or sugar pumpkins are smaller than the common jack-o-lantern carving pumpkin and the best type to use when baking and cooking. With Halloween behind us, these small pumpkins will be more difficult to find, so buy them now so you can enjoy using fresh pumpkin in your holiday dishes. Canned pumpkin will always do the trick and is quite tasty, but nothing beats the flavor of fresh pumpkin! Read More »

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake Recipe Your Family Will Love!

It's fun to make pancakes into the shape of pumpkins! Photo: A. Fothergill

If you live in the Bay area, you know pumpkins are in great abundance in the fall. Even if you don’t roast them yourself, pumpkin-themed recipes are as ubitquous to the bay area as clam chowder is to New England. To figuratively put the frosting on the cake, if you are eating gluten-free, don’t worry, this recipe is easy and delicious. Get out the cinnamon and the cloves…it’s time to make pancakes!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Mix dry ingredients first. Use any spices you like. Photo: A. Fothergill

1 ¾ cups milk (you can substitute soy or rice)

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 egg

3 tablespoons natural cane sugar or sucanat Read More »

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes 3 Ways – Plain, with Apples or with Pecans!

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Pancakes. Photo- 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

This recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pancakes 3 ways makes a light, spiced gluten-free pancake no matter how you make them- plain, with chopped apples or with chopped pecans. For a gluten and dairy free pancake, substitute coconut milk, or your favorite dairy free milk substitute for milk.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups canned light coconut milk OR milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pre-seasoned / sweetened pumpkin pie filling) Read More »

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Party Cake Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Kick off the holiday season by making a special gluten free dish. This Pumpkin Party Cake would be a great addition to your menu!

1 tbsp of Cinnamon Sugar (1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice, 1TBSP cinnamon)

1 package (15 oz) yellow gluten-free cake mix ( I used Betty Crocker GF)

1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice

1c. Canned pumpkin

1/2c. vegetable oil

3 TBSP orange juice Read More »

Gluten-Free Round Up…Seasonal Pumpkin Recipes

gluten-free-pumpkin-recipesFall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor’s door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving?  Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, so we should find ways to work it into our diet throughout the year.

Pumpkin is very versatile to cook with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.  This Examiner did a little research for gluten-free pumpkin recipes and was amazed at all of the drool-worthy recipes we found.  Listed below are just a fraction of the gluten-free pumpkin recipes available online.

What is your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?


Pumpkin – General Recipes

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

Gluten-free shamrock sugar cookies are buttery good, easy to make and a charmin’ St. Patrick’s Day cookie.

You will need a small (about 3/4-inch diameter) shamrock cookie cutter to use as a stencil on your cookies. If you can’t find this type of cookie cutter you can make your own stencil by tracing and cutting a shamrock shape on a plastic kitchen mat (available at most stores in housewares.)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Read More »

Gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookies Photo: istockphoto

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and for me that means wear something green or you are going to be pinched.

For others that means preparing traditional Irish dishes to celebrate the holiday.  Every year when this holiday arrives this Examiner is always thankful that corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots are all naturally gluten free and easy to prepare.

Listed below are some of the great gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day recipes we have found: Read More »

Gluten-Free Strawberry Heart Rice Crispie Bar Recipe

Heart-shaped gluten-free strawberry rice crispie bars make a lovable Valentine’s Day treat!

I used freeze-dried unsweetened strawberries (purchased at Costco) but if you can’t locate this ingredient, substitute with your favorite dried fruit. Dried cherries or cranberries would look equally great in this Valentine’s Day-inspired recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes Read More »

Gluten-free Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

Photo source: http://insidecorner.dmagazine.com

Since the Super Bowl is this weekend, it seems fitting to round up all of the gluten-free recipes this Examiner can find.  We used to have fun hosting Super Bowl parties, but have since taken to just a quiet gathering.  When we hosted, some of my favorite dishes to prepare were: deviled eggs, seven layer dip, veggie tray, homemade dips (hot and cold), chili, wings from Allergy Free Foods, chicken nuggets from Applegate Farms, and brownies. Keep the menu simple and limit it to things you are comfortable preparing. No need to get stressed out on such a fun day of sports, commercials and of course gluten-free food.

Here are links to gluten-free Super Bowl recipes: Read More »

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