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Apr 5 14

Gluten Free Popover Recipes

by Karen

Made with Erin The Sensitive Epicure's recipe

Popovers are a great way to add bread into a meal.

I did a post on popovers earlier but it was long winded.
So here is a repost with a link to the recipe for the standard size popover shown above.

Flour adjustment:       I used equal parts sweet rice flour, tapioca flour and millet flour so don’t forget to make that adjustment.

And here are the insides….

Erin's recipe made with equal parts sweet rice flour, tapioca, and millet flour

 

Mini Gluten Free Popovers

This recipe is very easy to add into a meal, kids especially like them.

 

quick gluten free popovers

 

 

Lulu’s Gluten Free Tapioca Flour Popovers

A quick and easy recipe that works well for entertaining.
The popovers act as a crisp shell for the other flavors you add with cheese, herbs, or seasonings.

1 egg
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup milk
1 ½ cups tapioca flour
1/8 teaspoon guar gum (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup queso fresco

Preheat oven to 400 °   Lightly butter or spray mini muffin tins.

Combine egg, oil, and milk in a blender.  With the motor running on low, gradually add in tapioca flour, gum and salt.
(At this point you may refrigerate the batter for a few hours until you are ready to bake popovers, a major plus to this recipe.)

Pour batter into muffin tin filling up to 2/3 full.  Top each with a little queso fresco or other filling choice. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until nicely browned.  Remove from pan to a cooling rack.

Popover Tips

-I found that if you pour some batter into another measuring cup and stir in your herbs, seasonings, and cheese before pouring it into the tin you can eliminate a big hole in the middle (see last photo below).
-The hole can be used to hold a little bit of butter though.
-Guar gum is probably not necessary, I don’t think Lulu used any at all.
-I am going to sub in some millet flour next time (maybe 1/2 cup)

 

Apr 3 14

Coffee and Specialty Bakery—1500 Western Avenue, Seattle

by Karen

Coffee and Specialty Bakery Seattle

 

Last week my son was home for spring break so we decided to visit Coffee and Specialty Bakery on Western Avenue, (the street just below the Pike Place Market).  It’s a dedicated gluten free bakery with a focus on pastries in the European style: Palmiers, Baguettes, Eclairs, Cinnamon rolls.

Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery

I met the owner Tanya who trained at the Seattle Culinary Academy.  read more…

Mar 27 14

Gluten Free Asheville, North Carolina

by Karen

Historic Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina

 

On a recent trip to Asheville to stay at the historic Grove Park Inn, my daughter and I used Celiac Central’s list of gluten free restaurants for dining out.  These restaurants have at least one person on staff that has completed training on safe practices for gluten free food prep.  At my daughters’ request we did not ask further questions before ordering items marked GF on their menus.  Though she was not glutened in any of the restaurants, if you have any concerns you may want to ask further questions.

Gluten Free Dining in Asheville, North Carolina

After three days in Chapel Hill to check out the UNC grad program, we drove  3  1/2 hours to Asheville and arrived after the lunch hour ready to try the Creperie Bouchon.  Thankfully they had a sandwich board on the sidewalk directing us to an interior courtyard behind the buildings. Their address is 62 1/8 Lexington Ave  (we wondered what it meant to be located at 1/8–we figured it was like the platform in Harry Potter that would take us to Hogwarts)! read more…

Mar 19 14

Gluten Free Chapel Hill, North Carolina

by Karen

photo from worldatlas.com

 

This will be a two-part post featuring some amazing food opportunities awaiting you in North Carolina.

We start in Chapel Hill  (center of state) and end in Asheville (west side of state overlooking Blue Ridge Mountains). read more…

Mar 6 14

HURRAW! Lip Balm

by Karen

 

 

I just returned from a ski trip in Bozeman, Montana.  The skiing was epic (a word I never, ever use but it truly was) with 10 inches of fresh powder, sun, and great friends on the mountain.

After 4 days of fun it was time to catch our plane home but we had to do one last thing before leaving town. read more…

Jan 30 14

Super Bowl, Super Gluten Free Chipotle Chili and Cornbread from Seattle

by Karen

Chipotle Chili with Cilantro Lime Cream

 

 

Everyone loves this chili, it’s layered with flavors of chipotle and cinnamon. It’s got roasted red peppers, stew meat, beans, and cilantro-lime cream.

The cornbread is my grandma’s recipe—- easily updated to gluten free.

And it’s from Seattle….need I say more?

Link to recipes

Gluten Free Cornbread

 

 

Jan 1 14

Top 10 Cooking Gluten Free Recipes

by Karen

January is a time for reorganization and resolutions.

My resolution to you is to write posts that get to the point faster.
No more long winded musings.

 

Here are 10 of my favorite recipes that I go back to over and over again:

(a years worth of recipes are in our digital book
Cooking Gluten Free!  see reviews)

 

Gluten Free Naan

Love Love Love! this recipe inspired by Indian Simmer:

link to Naan recipe

 

Gluten Free Naan Bread great with Indian cooking or soup n salad

read more…

Dec 31 13

Gluten Free Popovers

by Karen

simple mini popovers flavored with chives and white cheddar

Over the summer I was introduced to popovers by the daughter of a good friend.  Lulu loves to cook and uses a tapioca flour recipe to make mini popovers.  I love that she is into cooking, her older brother is too, at age 14 he mans the barbecue grill.  Both brother and sister have a leg up on many kids these days by learning to cook long before they are on their own.  These two are at that perfect age to embrace cooking.   In this post I will share with you recipes that can be used in mini muffin tins or a fancy popover pan like the one above. read more…
Dec 31 13

The Best Low Carb GF Recipes of the Year

by Karen

Here’s a link to The Best Low Carb Recipes of the Year by Carolyn
of All Day I Dream About Food

This year I met some food bloggers that I really admire….

and Carolyn is at the top of the list.

She features recipes for a group of people that are often forgotten in the gluten free world….low carb and GF.

So many people have jumped on the gluten free food blogging band wagon (often just to promote their photography business or to increase their reach).  It makes it tough to find truly worthwhile recipes.

But when I find someone like Carolyn I get pretty excited…… she is the real deal….she works hard to develop recipes for GF diabetics that you can be proud to serve to all of your guests.

I must admit I am guilty of not providing low carb recipes.

My focus is in creating the very best gluten free recipes. Recipe templates that people can use as a starting point if they need to substitute another ingredient.
(There are so many sensitivities that can go along with a gluten free diet– dairy, corn, nightshades, sugar, eggs, etc.)

So to correct this obvious failing on my part I am happy to promote Carolyn’s site as much as possible.

The link above takes you to a visual list to her top recipes this year for sweets, a few dinners, and even Homemade Sugar-Free Liqueurs!!

 

Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

 

Dec 4 13

Roasted Tofu Stir Fry

by Karen

 

 

A stir fry is fast, full of vegetables, and flavorful.

It can be a meatless meal.

And it can be frustrating if you don’t have a good gluten free sauce.

Put on a pot of tea while you plan your stir fry grocery list –try a cup of Genmaicha –this roasted brown rice green tea has a bit of a nutty flavor.  It’s a perfect tea to serve with a stir fry.

Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce

For years we muddled along without a tasty stir fry sauce but about a year ago I came up with this recipe and actually wrote it down for a repeat performance.  read more…