Gluten-free recipes

Gluten-free Cherry Blueberry Pie

February 12, 2012

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying, “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” I would agree and with Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s add a scrumptious cherry pie to the mix. A key element of a good pie is a light and flaky crust. I find The Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix comes closest to […]

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San Miguel de Allende: Saturday Organic Farmers Market

February 3, 2012

Entering the Saturday Organic Farmers Market one of the first things we notice is an outdoor dining area under the shade trees filled with people eating. Then the aromas of tortillas and gorditas frying on the griddles. Two Mexican families are cooking and serving up a storm of tacos, tamales, quesadillas, and huaraches – their […]

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Best Gluten-free Chocolate Brownie Mix

December 6, 2011

Always chocolate, from the beginning… memories of melting chocolate ice cream cones, foamy chocolate sodas at the drugstore, trading marshmallow treats for my favorite chocolate candy bars at Halloween… yes, my chocolate tooth developed early on. And a taste for coffee. Mom always had a pot of coffee brewing in the morning, the rich aroma […]

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Clair’s Gluten-free Bread Experience

November 27, 2011

This summer found us in Prince Frederick, Maryland for our niece’s wedding and a visit with our good friends, Mary & Clair. To my surprise and delight, I discovered that Clair has embraced gluten-free eating and is baking fabulous bread (something I haven’t tried). I invited Clair to write about his experience of going gluten-free […]

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

November 18, 2011

Last Thanksgiving found us in Portland, Oregon, enjoying a delicious meal at the Heathman Restaurant in the Heathman Hotel. Before making our reservation, I called the restaurant and asked if there would be gluten-free options available for the Thanksgiving dinner. The answer was yes. The day of when we were seated, I let our server […]

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Gluten-free pumpkin pancakes

October 30, 2011

Halloween is a big event on our little island. Saturday was pumpkin carving outside the local bakery, and hayrides through town. Halloween day the vendors in town will greet the children trick or treating with goodies, the grocery store will be decorated outrageously (the meat dept being my favorite), and the Odd Fellows Hall will […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Loaf Cake

October 24, 2011

My dear girlfriend, Anita, made this cake for me on my birthday recently, and I confess – I ate two pieces… yes, that same night. Pumpkin is a fall favorite of mine. Without further ado, here is the delicious recipe: Gluten-free Pumpkin Loaf Cake Cake ingredients: 4 TBSP melted butter or oil 2 eggs 1 […]

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Wheat Belly

October 17, 2011

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, MD Two friends brought this book to my attention this week and I think it is worth checking out… so good to have doctors getting on board with nutrition and how we can effect our health by […]

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Gluten-free dessert – fruit galette

August 5, 2011

Galette is a general term used in France for a flat, round or free-form rustic tart. Sweet and savory recipes abound – there are as many variations as there are regions in France. Choosing seasonal fruit, last month we enjoyed a strawberry galette and today fresh nectarines and cherries struck my fancy in the market. […]

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Gluten-free food in airports

June 6, 2011

Gluten-free in airports often means a bag of nuts and maybe a piece of fruit… one of my favorite gluten-free blogs: Gluten Free Girl and the Chef, talks about this in her post gluten-free in airports. Change is coming and the big news from Shauna involves our own Alaska Airlines… “I’m thrilled that Alaska Airlines has […]

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Almond Flour Tea Bread with Lemon and Thyme

April 28, 2011

Maybe it’s the rainy, damp Pacific Northwest weather that has me craving the fresh tart flavor of lemons, a kitchen warmed by the oven and smelling like a bakery… Almond Flour Tea Bread with Lemon, Thyme and Pine Nuts Makes one loaf 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/8 cup olive oil 3/4 cup sugar […]

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake – gluten free or not

April 25, 2011

Inspired by the Lemon Blueberry Friands we enjoyed in New Zealand, this is a lovely spring dessert… light and moist with a fresh lemony flavor. LEMON OLIVE OIL CAKE Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup olive oil 1 large lemon 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour or regular all purpose flour 1 […]

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Eat, drink and find provisions in Eugene, Oregon

March 21, 2011

How fortunate are we to be in Eugene, Oregon with a list of food favorites from a friend who knows Eugene! Restaurants… Cafe Soriah a Eugene favorite for almost twenty years, is defined by ancient Mediterranean world spices and the Northwest bounty of ingredients. We visit on a bustling Friday night and both dine on lamb […]

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Fishing with John

May 11, 2010

When Jay & I settled in the Pacific NW almost eight years ago, locals spoke of a memoir about fishing in the Northwest – Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer. In her middle age, Edith, who had lived a sophisticated, urban life in New York, met a commercial salmon fisherman in British Columbia, married him, and […]

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