About 1 Hour or Less, Dairy Free, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes, Snack, Sweet

What happens when you get a craving for something that brings back a memory and it has gluten in it? You find a way to make a gluten free version of it. I published a similar (paleo) version of this recipe a year or so ago, but when I decided to do something fun for Celiac Awareness Day 2018, I made a short, 3-ish minute video of this updated, easier version to show just how easy they are to make. (It’s on my youtube channel).

The only difference between the two recipes is the marshmallow, and the time it takes to make it. In the paleo version, the marshmallow is made from scratch and takes more time to do it.  In this version, the marshmallow is easier and faster to make. And, if you prefer, you can use your favorite Gluten Free boxed cake mix, just make sure to adjust the ingredients for the filling and marshmallow, since this recipe makes 6 cakes, and the boxed mix likely makes more.  Continue Reading

Bread, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Sweet, Vegetarian

Oh Joy! This recipe was super-approved in our house! It’s basically the Honey Un-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with tasty cinnamon-raisin-nut blend swirled throughout. We will slice it, then freeze it to keep it fresh. If you have leftovers, you can turn it into French toast in no time.

This recipe is not only gluten free, but grain free, xanthan gum free, yeast free, soy free and dairy free too, although you can make the dairy version if you are good with dairy.

I created a short video on how to make this, with a super quick instruction on how to line a loaf pan with parchment.  Click here for a White Sandwich Loaf or a Honey Un-Wheat Loaf!
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About 30 Minutes or Less, Breakfast, Cookbook, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Sweet, Vegetarian

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And breakfast foods usually fall into the category of the least time consuming in terms of preparation in our house. Be it cereal, a cup of yogurt of a banana, sometimes a more substantial food like waffles is worth the few extra minutes. With so many gluten free products out there, it’s pretty easy to find a flour blend that will make some pretty good waffles in a short timeframe. Like lots of gluten free stuff, once you find the flour blends that provide the taste and textures you like, gluten free life isn’t so bad.. Continue Reading

About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Dinner, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack, Sweet

In 30 minutes, you can create a little something different to make gluten free life a bit more exciting and satisfying! If sweet, savory, smoky and a little kick are your thing, then read on. Versatile? You bet. It is an outstanding burger topping, a yummy appetizer when topped on a toasted GF baguette slice that’s been slathered with a little mascarpone or cream cheese. But, one of our favorite uses of this jam is on a pizza – spread it on your favorite GF pizza crust and place in the oven to heat it through. Sprinkle with (GF labeled) gorgonzola/blue cheese and wait for an overwhelming “Yum!” from your recipients!

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About 1 Hour or Less, Dairy Free, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack, Sweet

Remember these? It’s basically a Twinkie basking in the glory of raspberry and coconut (you can omit the raspberry and coconut and just make it a GF Twinkie). It made my family soooo happy, one sent a me text when I was traveling the other day to tell me how enjoyable dessert time had been. The iconic shape comes from a Twinkie Pan – yes, they do exist and of course you can buy it online, but you can also make them in the form of a cupcake, if you can’t wait of the delivery of the pan. Please note: these do not have the average 45 day shelf life of a regular Twinkie. In our house, we are lucky they last 45 minutes! Continue Reading

About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Sweet, Vegetarian

So let’s just get this out of the way…I am terrible at decorating cakes, cookies, etc, so my apologies for the photo. BUT, you’ve got to admit, the colors are pretty awesome for something that’s not out of a laboratory. With all the fake and artificial ingredient-laden foods out there, it’s nice to come across something natural that’s also visually appealing and delicious. Now, I am talking frosting hear, so don’t confuse natural with healthy…just sayin.’   The basic frosting recipe is quick and pretty much fool-proof. It starts with a base frosting (which is white) but also gives you options on how to make those fun colors – and chances are, you already have the stuff you need to make it happen!

For a great sugar cookie cutout recipe, consider using the Minty Shamrock Shake recipe, minus the mint extract and parsley as a really good (and naturally sweetened) vehicle for this frosting! Continue Reading

About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Snack, Sweet

When I was a kid, one of the best things about this time of year was getting a cool and minty shamrock shake at McDonalds. I no longer visit fast food joints for my obvious GF reasons, but still wanted a little taste of my past. These frosting-filled sandwich cookies are simple to make, the cookie dough is sweetened with only maple syrup and applesauce, and the green coloring is actually NATURAL, and made from something you likely have in your pantry. Of course you can use food coloring if you desire, but for people who are avoiding artificial coloring, this may be quite the treat!  Continue Reading

About 1 Hour or Less, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Snack, Sweet, Vegetarian

In a breakfast rut? Start your day with some yummy granola – with milk or toss it on top of some fruit and yogurt. In this GRAIN FREE recipe, lemon is the star  and takes this granola on a departure from your standard, almost too familiar, cinnamon-type granola. It makes for a great snack, and a topping for ice cream too!  Continue Reading

Breakfast, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes, Snack, Sweet, Vegetarian

Is it Entenmanns? Is it from New Jersey? No! It’s a gluten free crumb cake I made at home! As I continue down my never-ending gluten free journey, I get these little cravings of foods I used to love dearly. Growing up in Jersey, this was probably one of the best foods. Ever. I even worked at a bakery when I was in high school that made this among other gluten-filled foods that I long for every now and then. It’s been decades since I lived in the garden state, and Entenmann’s brand of crumb cake was a pretty good substitute for the real thing, but whenever my husband had to travel back to NJ, I always asked him to stop and get some crumb cake, pack it in his suitcase and bring it home…which he did! Continue Reading

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Recipes, Sweet, Vegetarian

One of the interesting (yet frustrating) aspects of being GF is the seemingly infinite number of flours to choose from. With the exception of rice flour, I eliminated many possibilities when I gave up grains. I’ve tried just about all of the flours out there and quickly determined my favorites. Hazelnut is a flavor that people either love to hate, and some of that can be contributed to hazelnut overload of the last decade (before the everything vanilla phase and the current pumpkin spice craze) . Hazelnut flour is quite different. And in this recipe, it has such an interesting flavor and texture – almost elegant – and when paired with the creamy frosting you’ll eat every bite on your plate. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it is reminiscent of something from my childhood, most likely my years in New Jersey. Regardless, it is something I look forward to making around the holidays! Continue Reading