archive for October, 2009

Gluten Free Candy Lists for Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2009

My son and some of the other boys from the neighborhood in their “Go Green” cheerleading uniforms.

I’m posting links to some gluten free candy lists for parents who might be digging through piles of Halloween candy right about now.

My children are still out trick-or-treating and I’m sure they will eat quite a lot of candy tonight, though I have a whole table full of organic turkey, lettuce, strawberries and raspberries sitting here for them.  Thankfully, every time they’ve come home ... read more →

Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free! Cupcakes

Posted on October 30, 2009

I am more than happy to be hosting this month’s Go Ahead Honey, it’s Gluten Free!, blog carnival!

For this month’s theme, I’ve chosen grain free cakes and cupcakes.  I’m really looking forward to all of the delectable gluten free, grain free treats that people will submit for November.

And of course, I want to take a moment to thank the lovely Naomi from milkforthemorningcake.blogspot.com for asking me to do this.  I think we all will have a lot of fun with this ... read more →

Cranberry Bars

Posted on October 28, 2009

These tart and tangy Cranberry Bars are one of my favorite treats.  I’ve been craving cranberries lately and this gluten free dessert more than hits the spot when it comes to mouth puckering goodness.

I first made these Cranberry Bars as a tart.  That was before Robyn and her children came over to have an afternoon of baking with us last week; she suggested making this as a bar, so it would more readily make an on-the-go type snack.  Robyn is ... read more →

Green Soup with Ginger

Posted on October 26, 2009

When the cold weather comes I’m in the mood for soup.  This gluten free Green Soup with Ginger that I found on Heidi’s website 101cookbooks.com is quite comforting on a chilly day.  And I must confess, I often eat it for breakfast to start my day out right.

I’ve probably mangled the work of art that Heidi had on her site, however, I was in the mood for something very soothing so I decided to puree this soup.  I also used ... read more →

Lemon Rosemary Mini-Muffins

Posted on October 23, 2009

I’ve been slightly obsessed with rosemary lately.  I put it in everything and just can’t seem to get enough of this delicious herb.   My latest rosemary victim?  Gluten free Lemon Rosemary Mini Muffins made with coconut flour.

I find that rosemary almost has a buttery flavor.  It’s also power packed with nutrients including iron and calcium.  These gluten free muffins are more of an adult treat than something for children.  I’ve been in the mood lately for tasty snacking and dessert ... read more →

Dealing with Chronic Disease

Posted on October 21, 2009

Looking for tips for healthy eating? Look no further. Just the other day I received this touching email from one of my readers Nicole, a young woman dealing with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I won’t get started on the health insurance aspect of her words. Sometimes that issue is absolutely heart breaking.

In any event, as you will see below, Nicole has written to me for advice on what to eat. In spite of this site, I ... read more →

Mustard Marmalade Dressing

Posted on October 19, 2009

I’ve been busy with my book (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) lately and pumping out quick dinners.  Still, I make my own salad dressings every night and this Mustard Marmalade Dressing is no exception.

I’m just back (less than an hour ago) from the ADA conference in Denver where I met many wonderful people and had a great time.  The conference was at the Denver convention center and it was massive –there were probably 5,000 people there, maybe more and thankfully, ... read more →

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted on October 16, 2009

For those of you that have leftover zucchini from your gardens, here is a delicious gluten free zucchini chocolate chip mini muffin recipe.  Our garden is just petering out with the severe frost we had last weekend and I need to get going on pulling up all the wilted plants from the yard.

Meanwhile, with this colder weather I’ve been a baking fiend and my family is fully taking advantage of this, loading themselves up with gluten free goodies.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip ... read more →

Kale-o-rama

Posted on October 15, 2009

Tis the season for kale.  Kale is one of those naturally gluten free super nutritious foods; according to my family it is delicious as well.  It is our green of choice for many a dinner as you can see from all of the gluten free kale recipes below.

Kelly over at celiacchicks.com just posted about kale chips (which I love) and inspired me to get this long awaited kale post launched.  Here goes…

How to Prepare and Store Kale
Kaleslaw
Kale Almond Pesto
Raw Kale ... read more →

Ina’s Grilled Lemon Chicken

Posted on October 14, 2009

This gluten free Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbook is easy to make and amazingly delicious.

I cut her recipe in half and it was not nearly enough for my family.  They licked their plates clean and my little one asked if we could have the chicken again the next night for dinner –and he’s a guy that complains about lack of variety, so you get the idea here.

Gluten Free Grilled Lemon Chicken

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⅓ cup lemon juice, fresh ... read more →

Kaleslaw

Posted on October 13, 2009

My garden is overflowing with kale so I am looking for creative ways to serve it to the boys.  Of course, their favorite kale dish is the Kale Salad with Cranberries, however, we can’t have that every night so I came up with this delicious gluten free Kaleslaw.  The boys liked it and ate some, I myself had about 4 bowls of it –addictive I’d say.

Kaleslaw

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2 heads kale, any variety
4 large carrots
¼ cup marcona almonds, coarsely chopped

Chiffonade the kale into ... read more →

Product Review: Julienne Slicer

Posted on October 12, 2009

This julienne slicer is the tool that changed my life.  I love to chop, and I can chop very well.  I am able to slice vegetables quite thin and enjoy doing so; I find this practice meditative, in fact.

However, this julienne slicer has revolutionized chopping in my kitchen.  Before I had it I was not able to slice carrots so delicately.  My children love to eat the veggies that I slice with this kitchen tool.  Try it yourself.  You just ... read more →

Gluten Free Restaurants in New York City

Posted on October 11, 2009

-photo from weisscj on Flickr

Last night my husband and I went out for dinner in Boulder and had the worst meal we’ve had since we moved here 7 years ago.  That meal (at a place which shall remain nameless!) made me yearn for my favorite restaurants in New York City.

Not that we don’t have some amazing restaurants here in Boulder that happily cater to diners with special dietary requests.

So after last night, while pining, I decided to put together a ... read more →

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake

Posted on October 9, 2009

As the weather is changing I’m leaning towards recipes that call for pumpkin, apples, cranberries and the like and am craving time in the kitchen to make lots of warm food for my family.  Along those lines, this Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake is a winner.  This gluten free dessert doesn’t last long around the boys and their friends.

With so many healthy and nutritious ingredients, this pie style cheesecake could almost be part of the main course, though I prefer to save ... read more →

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 7, 2009

This scrumptious fall twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is a big hit in my household.  The tart dried cranberries and nutty, roasted goodness of walnuts, along with nutrient dense almond flour turn a plain old chocolate chip cookie into an antioxidant rich, nutritious treat.

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup ... read more →

Mulberry Granola

Posted on October 5, 2009

When I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, I found a raw, vegan, gluten free granola made of mulberries and walnuts.  It was absolutely delicious, though just a bit sweet for my palate.

I saved the package (it was made by International Harvest and they have other flavors as well), and this weekend found a dash of spare time to recreate their product without using the agave they add to sweeten it.  I think it’s quite sweet enough ... read more →

Blogher Food 2009

Posted on October 1, 2009

Gluten free friends, Diane, Elana, Jean, Seamaiden and Alison, hanging out at the Blogher Food 2009 cocktail party; where is Shirley?

Blogher Food 2009 was absolutely fantastic.  First, I had a blast speaking on a panel about Best Blogging Practices with Kalyn, Michele and Lolo.  More than that though, it was amazing to meet all of my cyber-friends in person.  Now your messages have a tangible reality to them and I see your faces as I read them, which gives me ... read more →