gluten free

Tea Smoked Shrimp Vegetable Ribbon Salad and Asian Pesto Recipe

April 10, 2014

This step-by-step tea smoke shrimp recipe makes for an impressive salad with ribbons of carrot, parsnip and broccoli dressed with an Asian pesto dressing. Tea smoking shrimp sounds pretty labor intensive, invoke visions of wizened-faced elderly Asian women perpetually bent over. Each movement by them completely deliberate, as they walk around their kitchen, barely visible, […]

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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

February 3, 2014
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If you’re looking for the perfect soft boiled egg, look not further. This recipes is foolproof and incredibly easy. “I didn’t really care for our visit there so much…” said AJ as we left the restaurant. We visit Los Angeles pretty often but we tend to stick to our try and true favorites, Thai food, […]

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Mocha Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Pistachios (gluten free)

December 19, 2013
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Love mocha? Try this mocha cookie recipe with dark chocolate and pistachios! Gluten free with an option to use regular all-purpose too! If you follow me on any of my various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+) you may have noticed something this past weekend and earlier this week. I wasn’t online! This […]

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Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

December 10, 2013
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This recipe for gluten free ginger snaps are practically indistinguishable from the original version, making them a treat most everyone can enjoy! There’s something about the warm scent of ginger cookies that makes the house truly feel like the holidays. More than the Christmas tree and the twinkling lights, more than hearing Tracey Thorn sing […]

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

November 25, 2013
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A quick, easy and sophisticated recipe on how to make homemade cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries and white wine. Even though no one, other than my mom, ate it, the canned cranberry sauce always had a place on our Thanksgiving table. In truth, I didn’t even know that cranberry sauce came in any other way […]

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole – Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo Friendly

November 18, 2013
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You know that feeling you get when your mom pulls out those drawings you did when you were in junior high and showing them to your friends and loved ones during the holidays? “You were so talented! Look at this!” she’ll exclaim loudly, while you try in vain to climb under the sofa to hide. […]

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Mussels and Fries, an easy dinner for two

November 7, 2013
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“We really need to start making different meals than what we usually make for dinner.” I said to AJ as I surveyed my stack of cookbooks. I’m ashamed to own nearly 400 cookbooks and I have a habit of reaching for the same 10 recipes for dinner. Granted a good 3/4 of my books are […]

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Caramel Apple Recipe – The Easiest, Simplest, Most Basic Recipe Ever. All Made from Scratch!

October 28, 2013
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Apparently I’ve developed a reputation in certain food circles for developing EXCEEDINGLY complicated recipes. Which both baffles and amuses me. I mean, on the one hand I get it, as I do have a habit of reaching for a wide variety of whole grain flours (my gluten free ombre cake has seven different flours, not […]

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Gluten Free Cake Recipe – featuring Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch and Vanilla Bean Ombré Cake

September 30, 2013
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“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I will re-plate everything you bring to the party. It’s not you, it’s just a thing I do.” said my friend Sang who was hosting the party. Sang’s a bit particular about how things look, especially when it comes to food. But what else would expect from a […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries (Gluten Free)

May 6, 2013
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“Wait. Are those the cookies that I can’t stop eating?” asked AJ as I put a second batch in the oven. I had baked Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries a few days ago right after my friend Shauna of the fabulous Gluten Free Girl and the Chef had […]

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Blood Orange and Blueberry Coconut Macaroon, Kosher for Passover and naturally gluten free

March 25, 2013
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I’ve been toying with the idea of making Coconut Macaroons for while, but something slightly different, something more than the traditional chocolate dipped Kosher for Passover treat. Not that I am one to discard the classics, but for me, making coconut macaroons are criminally easy. Unlike their French cousins the macaron with its persnickety feet […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Salted Butterscotch Filling for Your Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2013
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“What?!? I had no idea that you were gluten free too…” I said to my friend Ilysia when I was visiting New York for the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. It seems more and more of my friends are giving up gluten for health reasons and Ilysia was one of them. She asked me [...]

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The only granola recipe you’ll ever need, plus a hike in Yosemite.

January 28, 2013
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“Hand me the old person cereal…” said AJ as he stuck out his hand. I rummaged through my backpack and found the heavy duty freezer ziplock bag of granola that I had made a few days ago. AJ and I were in Yosemite National Park and had decided on doing what we optimistically [...]

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Roasted White Chocolate Berry Tart (gluten free), a Virtual Baby Shower and a Trip to Kentucky for G.E. Monogram

October 17, 2012
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“How the hell did he know how to make a gluten-free tart without a recipe?” wondered my friend Brian, as I presented my Gluten Free Roasted White Chocolate Berry Tart along with my teammates, the awesome Heather of Farmgirl Gourmet and the fabulous Lisa of With Style and Grace. We were all visiting Louisville, Kentucky […]

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Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with White Chocolate and the glories of early fall in San Francisco

October 1, 2012
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San Francisco is one of those wacky weather cities where it’s cold during the summertime and then (in theory) it starts to get warm right around August, September and October. This messes things up, as everyone I chat with on Twitter talks about how insanely hot it in July and I’m wearing sweaters and turning […]

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Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

September 3, 2012
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I started to write a post about AJ’s love of oatmeal for breakfast. I wanted to write about because I made these Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread cookies based on a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook. But as I wrote the post, I realized I had single handedly written the most […]

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Apricot Amaretti Cookies (naturally gluten free) and dinner at Outstanding in the Field

August 20, 2012
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I wish I had some sort of heartwarming Saveur-esque story to tell about discovering amaretti cookies in an out of the way, tiny Northern Italian village and how it changed my life. In an alternate universe I backpacked without a care or plan through Europe in my post-collegiate youth, taking the Eurorail and eating frugally. […]

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