Gluten Free French Beignets – Light and Airy New Orleans Donuts

Light and Airy Gluten Free Beignets

This recipe is nothing like Yeast-Based Gluten Free Beignets (the ones that are popular in New Orleans, usually made from biscuit dough). Instead, they are Gluten Free French Beignets, popular in France. This dough creates light and airy pastries that have a marshmallow-like texture inside the shell, similar to churros. I don’t know anyone who would stop at just one. They’re just so light! Continue reading “Gluten Free French Beignets – Light and Airy New Orleans Donuts”

Gluten Free Seafood Gumbo (Brennan’s Copycat)

Gluten Free Seafood & Sausage Gumbo

While in New Orleans, celebrating my friend’s and my milestone birthday, we dined at Brennan’s, an upscale restaurant in the French Quarter. They were named Best Restaurant 2016 in New Orleans Magazine. Their recipes and service are nothing less than amazing. Brennan’s shares their Seafood and Gumbo recipe, which I have converted to a smaller batch of gluten free seafood gumbo. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Seafood Gumbo (Brennan’s Copycat)”

Gluten Free Beignets Recipe & Video (Yeast-Based Biscuit-Type Donut)

Homemade Gluten Free Beignets

My mother was born in New Orleans, Louisana. She introduced our family to delicious southern-style cooking. I’m going to New Orleans this fall and can’t wait to try gluten free beignets, a French, biscuit-like donut, served warm. Hopefully, the famous Cafe du Monde offers one. Meanwhile, this recipe turned out amazing! Continue reading “Gluten Free Beignets Recipe & Video (Yeast-Based Biscuit-Type Donut)”

Gluten Free King Cake Recipe

Gluten Free King Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Today is Fat Tuesday, also know as Mardi Gras, though Mardi Gras festivities run from January through Fat Tuesday. It has an interesting history, which you can read here. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy learning about Mardi Gras and my gluten free King Cake recipe. It is similar to cinnamon rolls but left in one piece, shaped into a circle, and contains more butter. You may also fill it with any of the suggestions below or your favorite. Next time I want to try it with my Custard and Comstock or Wilderness brand apple pie filling. Continue reading “Gluten Free King Cake Recipe”

Red Beans and Ham

New Orleans Southern Red Beans and Rice

When I was young, my mother used to make red beans and ham (known as red beans and rice), which is naturally gluten-free. It must have been the southerner in her. I have finally succeeded in recreating her original recipe, with the addition of a bit of ground thyme. Compared to my earlier attempts, this time I added more onion and garlic. It turned out very flavorful – just perfect for my taste buds! Serve your red beans and ham over white rice, or brown rice, for a healthier choice. Continue reading “Red Beans and Ham”