Avocado Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad (Gluten Free)

Homemade Avocado Buttermilk Soup

Avocado anything is terrific in my book, but this avocado buttermilk soup is just fantastic. If you’re fortunate enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, then you should make this before the end of the Dungenuss crab season, between June and July. Even in Central California, we have access to some. Of course you can make this soup without the crab salad in the center. You can make a chopped vegetable salsa instead. Enjoy! Continue reading “Avocado Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad (Gluten Free)”

How to Make Invert Sugar: The Secret to Moist Cookies

Homemade Invert Sugar

I am interested in making a copycat recipe of the Gluten Free Trios that some of the girl scout troops are selling this year. The Trios are just amazing cookies! However, I noticed that one of the ingredients is invert sugar (the consistency of high fructose corn syrup, but different). It keeps baked goods moist without crystallizing. Honey will work the same; however, invert sugar does the job without imparting a honey flavor. Not having on hand, I decided to make some myself. I hope you appreciate the recipe, as it is extremely easy to learn how to make invert sugar. However, you can also purchase invert sugar online. Continue reading “How to Make Invert Sugar: The Secret to Moist Cookies”

Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings

Bake onion rings for those you love! If you have about 45 to 60 minutes, you must try these crunchy, baked gluten free onion rings. I not only bread them in gluten free breadcrumbs, but I enjoy adding Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Seasonings are optional, though. The method of this recipe is so successful at creating crunchy onion rings, that you’ll swear they are deep-fried. If you do prefer fried onion rings, see Chef Robert Landolphi’s Tri-Spiced Onion Rings and Dipping Sauce Recipes. They’re super!  Continue reading “Crunchy Baked Gluten Free Onion Rings”

Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

I created this gluten free chocolate cake recipe with coconut flour when I received a sample of CooKoo for Coconut Organic Flour. My first thought was that one sure way to think healthy and skinny is to increase the fiber in your diet and consume healthier fats. Coconut flour is the perfect way to do both. A matter of fact, when you bake with coconut flour it is so packed with fiber, it acts like a sponge and absorbs much of the liquid. Therefore, you cannot substitute it cup for cup with gluten free all-purpose flour, but you can definitely replace up to 50% with little adjustments, and less with no adjustments at all. Continue reading “Skinny Gluten Free Chocolate Cake”

Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk

Up to a few years ago, I was making a homemade almond milk recipe created by Ani Phyo, date sweetened almond milk. However, due to its high carbohydrate content, I switched to unsweetened. Recently, I began adding a bit of stevia to the recipe. I finally found a brand that isn’t bitter, NOW Better Stevia. Now my almond milk is perfect!

Update: I also enjoy using Trader Joe’s Liquid Organic Stevia. Continue reading “Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk Recipe”

Gluten Free Fixings for a Potato Bar + Perfect Baked Potato

The Perfect Baked Potato + Gluten Free Fixings for Baked Potato Bar

Here is an easy recipe for any event. Make a baked potato bar. You can have everyone make their own. All you have to do is supply the hot, baked potatoes. Rather than stabbing them and microwaving them, or just plopping washed potatoes in the oven, go one step further and make these. If you typically bake potatoes on 450°F, like I used to do, you’ll discover a new temperature that achieves better results. Enjoy! I know you and your guests will. Continue reading “Gluten Free Fixings for a Potato Bar + Perfect Baked Potato”