archive for November, 2009

Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free – Grain Free Cakes

Posted on November 30, 2009

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It was wonderful to host November’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free blog carnival with the theme of grain free cakes. I really enjoyed seeing other people’s photographs of my recipes. And more than that, I’m very much looking forward to making some of the delicious dishes by all of you featured below. I have a lot of baking to do now that this is posted, getting ... read more →

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Posted on November 27, 2009

Here’s a yummy way to eat your leftover turkey.  Take a couple slices of gluten free Nutty Bread, lettuce, mustard and voilà, you have a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal in a sandwich.  Personally, I would throw some leftover Cranberry Sauce on the side to add a little hit of color and flavor.

By the way, the turkey in the photo above is not turkey from Thanksgiving, it is a leftover photo using organic Applegate Farms turkey.

Leftover Turkey Sandwichprint
2 thin slices Nutty Bread or ... read more →

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Posted on November 24, 2009

Much chaos prevails as we prepare for another yummy high protein, healthy, gluten free Thanksgiving with loved ones.  I have put together a list of some of my favorite gluten free Turkey Day recipes, our fall favorites, just for you.  Enjoy the day!

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Starters
– Butternut Squash Soup
– Yellow Split Pea Soup with Smoked Paprika
– Cranberry Walnut Bread

Entrees
– Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing
– Chipotle Orange Chicken

Condiments
– Gravy
– Cranberry Sauce
– Raw Cranberry Relish

Cooked Vegetables
– Kale with Cranberries
– ... read more →

A Holiday Gift

Posted on November 23, 2009

If you are looking for a quick and easy DIY holiday dessert gift, these gluten free candied nuts will do the trick.

The nuts are delicious and take about 20 minutes to make, maybe 3 minutes of that hands on time.  All you need is a 2 cup mason jar and some beautiful wired ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s) and you’re on your way.

Candied Nuts Holiday Gift Jar
1 mason jar
1 holiday ribbon
fill jar with: Spiced Pecans, Candied Pecans, Vanilla Roasted ... read more →

Candied Macadamia Nuts

Posted on November 20, 2009

Here’s another recipe for delicious gluten free candied nuts.  I love making candied nuts for the holidays.  They’re the perfect gluten free dessert, appetizer or snack.  And they make a great gift too.  The homemade version is much cheaper than store bought, tastes fresher and you know exactly what’s in ‘em!

If you love macadamia nuts, you might like to take a look at the recipe for Ginger Macadamia Brownies in my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  Meanwhile, ... read more →

Candied Pecans

Posted on November 18, 2009

I love making candied nuts during the holiday season.  There’s something very festive about them and they are satisfyingly sweet and filling at the same time.  Lately I’ve been on a candied pecans kick.  They’re super easy to make and my husband loves them.

You could jazz up this recipe with some spices like cinnamon and cayenne (I think both together would be delicious), however I’ve been enjoying the simplicity of merely sweetening the nuts lately.  These nuts make one delicious ... read more →

Surprise! What’s in the Mail Today?

Posted on November 17, 2009

I receive quite a few emails each day.  In fact, one of my biggest internal debates is how to read everything (I’ve given up on responding) and still maintain life outside computerland.

You see, I don’t think computers are necessarily the best thing for my health.  And yet.  They are so much fun.  And so very efficient.  It is an ambivalent love affair that I have with the lovely little laptop that sits upon my desk.  So, I make it a ... read more →

Vegan Eggnog

Posted on November 13, 2009

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked for a vegan eggnog recipe.  This gluten free, dairy free (egg free) eggnog is not too challenging to make and full of filling rich yumminess.

Unlike other eggnogs, it’s not too sweet and has a nice delicate nutmeg flavor.  If you want to decrease the sweetness further, go with only 1 tablespoon of agave in the recipe below, or eliminate it entirely.  You’ll still have the natural sweetness of the almonds ... read more →

Salmon Kabayaki

Posted on November 11, 2009

There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.

The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night.  I’m making it right ... read more →

Coconut Chicken Soup

Posted on November 9, 2009

This recipe was inspired by Jaden’s Lemongrass Chicken and Coconut Soup from her fabulous book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I received it in the mail on Friday and played with it all weekend long.  It is a captivating book, full of gorgeous pictures (which she styled and shot herself) and easy recipes.  I’m in love.  Last night, I made this Coconut Chicken Soup, Jaden’s Grilled Fish with Kabayaki Sauce (also from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook) and some stir fried broccoli.

The ... read more →

Carrot Banana Muffins

Posted on November 6, 2009

When I saw this recipe for a purely fruit sweetened carrot cake from Heidi over at 101cookbooks.com I just knew I would want to make it into some sort of gluten free version.  So I did.

Last weekend our friends Chris and Larry came over to sit out on our porch and read the Sunday New York Times with us while soaking in some good Colorado sunshine and we enjoyed these descendants of Heidi’s carrot, banana, date yumminess.  Here it is ... read more →

Pumpkin Ginger Soup

Posted on November 4, 2009

Soup mania continues.  And this dairy free creamy pumpkin coconut ginger soup hits the spot.  I decided I had to make something pumpkin today after making pumpkin pies from my gluten free cookbook (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) and finding myself with a bunch of leftover roasted pumpkin.  Of course soup was the easiest thing to make after making one too many pumpkin pies for family and friends.

We’re having nice weather here, in the 60’s and sunny, however ... read more →

Chicken Noodle Soup

Posted on November 2, 2009

This Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup is super easy if you have chicken stock on hand.

It’s a gray day here in Boulder and I decided some soup would be in order.  Chicken Noodle Soup to be exact.  So what’s a gluten free grain free girl to do for noodles?  Zucchini.  Yes, DIY zucchini noodles.

This recipe is super easy if you have chicken stock on hand.  I keep several jars in the freezer and try to have one in the fridge ... read more →