Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes don’t translate so well into the gluten-free world. The ubiquitous sweet potatoes dish topped with marshmallows is one that comes to mind first. Too much sugar and who knows what else? I love sweet potatoes and this recipe for kabocha pumpkin (also called kabocha squash) is simple and delicious,…

Clafoutis

Clafoutis

Clafoutis. That’s what I think when I see cherries in the fall. Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert and when made with cherries in France, the pits stayed in the cherries. Some people think it is not a real clafoutis unless you have pits to spit out! Clafoutis can be made with almost any fruit.…

Berry Crumble

Berry Crumble

As all the fall fruit arrives, I want the house to smell like an apple crisp. Some folks call this style of dessert a crisp, for others it is a crumble. Here’s my recipe that I use for all types of berries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums…whatever fruit is available. It comes together in a…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are gluten-free and dairy free, and so delicious. Perfect for a Sunday brunch. Ingredients: 2 and 3/4 cups super fine almond flour 1/3 cup tapioca flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Zest of 2 medium lemons 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup avocado oil (or light…

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars seem to be a harbinger of spring.  Their luscious yellow filling brightens the day. This version is gluten-free (of course!) and dairy-free.  It is low sugar, as most recipes call for 1 cup of sugar, and here we use only 1/3 cup. Lemon Bars Ingredients: Crust ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 tsp…