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Posted on March 15, 2008
Purim is this Friday, March 21st, less than one week away.
For those who aren’t familiar with Purim, it is a festival as opposed to a major holiday or “holy day.” Purim involves the story of the attempted destruction of the Jewish people, the subsequent escape to “freedom” and much feasting, a set of themes that run throughout many of our celebrations.
Purim is recorded in the Book of Ester and dates back to 600 BCE. At this time, Jewish exiles […]
Posted on February 10, 2008
Here’s another fun Valentine’s recipe. Anina in my cooking class came up with this one. During class she suggested that the Black and White Cookies we were preparing could also be turned into linzer hearts by replacing the chocolate with raspberry jam and making a couple of other changes.
I liked this idea so much that it took great discipline for me to stay in the room, rather than running out to the nearest grocery store to grab a bottle of […]
Posted on February 9, 2008
Today was a big day –I taught the first in a series of cooking classes that I will be offering quarterly.
The theme of this class was Valentine’s Day –we made the Cranberry Apricot Truffles that I have previously posted on this site, a new experimental flavor of truffles (to be revealed someday soon) and the black and white cookie recipe below, of course using heart cookie cutters, given our theme.
The class was held in the spiffy little commercial kitchen at […]
Posted on January 27, 2008
These gluten-free, egg-free, white chocolate chip cookies are a great dessert for the kids!
My younger son E, did the drawing above. He has been very into his art lately, creating a series (crayon on paper) of skateboarders doing tough jumps.
Yesterday he asked me if he could have his own flickr account (as all cool budding artists do). I thought that was a bit precocious for age seven and told him I would post his art on my flickr account. […]
Posted on January 23, 2008
Fig newtons seem to be everybody’s childhood favorite. Especially my husband’s. I made a batch of homemade, gluten free fig newtons this weekend and he ate the cookies so quickly that I had to hide some for friends.
What makes these little fig newtons so special? Well, I’m told they taste like the real thing. And besides, unlike the original, they have no white flour, white sugar or artificial flavors. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and naturally sweetened, making them a perfect […]
Posted on December 23, 2007
The other day we had friends over and made tons of gluten free gingerbread men cookies. So many little hands rolling and cutting out dough. We decorated our gingerbread men with dried fruit and nuts. The kids even cut loose and made free form cookie shapes as well.
Gingerbread Men Cookies
5 cups blanched almond flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or […]
Posted on December 11, 2007
This gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe video tutorial is the first in a series of video tutorials that I will be making of my favorite recipes. I hope you have as much fun watching this as I did making it. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour *
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup agave nectar or honey
½ cup chocolate chunks
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
Posted on May 30, 2007
This updated classic is one of my favorites.
Update: I’ve created a video to show you how to make these gluten free and vegan chocolate chip cookies.
The other day I received a call from Kelly about a potluck at my children’s school. This superwoman who doubles as first grade room parent and I spoke about taking the “luck” out of potluck.
During our chat, we touched on the significance of children breaking bread together and sharing in the most important part of […]
Posted on May 8, 2007
These gluten free pecan shortbread cookies are a quick and easy high protein treat!
Gluten free cookies are very important to the newly diagnosed celiac. These gluten free shortbread cookies are made with high protein almond flour, a nutritious and satiating ingredient. This quick and easy shortbread recipe also makes great gluten free Christmas cookies.
These cookies are so good my friend Elizabeth tells me they’re addictive. Go ahead, bake these buttery treats and see for yourself.
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
2 ½ cups […]
Posted on April 12, 2007
Enjoy this quick and easy gluten free biscotti recipe.
Every newly diagnosed celiac wants a good gluten free cookie recipe. This recipe for chocolate biscotti with cranberries is made with high protein almond flour which is a Paleo/primal friendly ingredient and very nutritious. Quick and easy to make this biscotti recipe is perfect with a cup of tea for a dessert or snack.
My friend Aimee was here the other day and I gave her one of these biscotti fresh out […]
Posted on March 20, 2007
Gluten free, naturally sweetened. Go ahead, try one.
This is one of the first chocolate chip cookie recipes that I created. Two subsequent recipes for gluten free chocolate chip cookies that I now prefer to this one include the vegan chocolate chip cookies on this website, and my all time favorite gluten free, dairy free chocolate chip cookie in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.
For those of you that were wondering, I use this website as a journal for the recipes […]
Posted on February 27, 2007
A simple butter cookie recipe made with heart healthy almond flour.
I love baking cookies. This easy gluten free cookie recipe is one that my friend Mary and I like to bake when we are together. She likes it because it’s full of high protein, healthy ingredients that are Paleo/primal friendly.
I met my friend Mary on the very first day of college. She is one of the smartest, funniest people I know. A savvy foodie, she and I spent some […]
Posted on February 13, 2007
This recipe for heart shaped sugar cookies is gluten and dairy free, Paleo/primal friendly and does not use refined sugar. Further, this cookie recipe uses coconut oil, of which I am a big fan.
My older son did not want to give out paper valentines, so he made cookie valentines, as pictured above. Because the children in his class have a myriad of food allergies, this recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. Even without those ingredients, my son claims the children […]
Posted on December 21, 2006
These gluten free vegan holiday cookies are a fun project for Hanukkah, Christmas and Santa Lucia.
Last week, the boys’ Waldorf school, Shining Mountain had a Santa Lucia celebration. What is Santa Lucia, you ask – a pre-Christian feature of modern day Catholicism; a mid-winter festival of light on one of the longest nights of the year. Lucia translates to Lucy, which means light, as in lucid. She is the saint of radiant clarity.
Anyway, let me not digress into religious history […]