archive for January, 2011

Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Posted on January 28, 2011

These healthier gluten free brownies are the perfect Super Bowl snack. My family loved them and I’m hoping my guests will too when I serve these treats along with my gluten free Super Bowl Cake Pops come next Sunday when the Packers take on the Steelers and I have my big, bad, gluten free Super Bowl party.

These brownies use high fiber coconut flour and are based on a recipe by Michelle from Gluten Free Fix; her recipe is called Gluten Free Fudge ... read more →

Super Bowl Cake Pops

Posted on January 26, 2011

My favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food.  I love preparing healthy gluten free Super Bowl snacks for my boys and all of their friends.

I would love to say that the cute little gluten free cake pops above were assembled by my children.  However, I made them, and as you can see my cake and candy decorating skills are on par with those of a 10 year old.  Or maybe a 6 year old.  In any event, when ... read more →

Nacho Cheese Triangles

Posted on January 25, 2011

These Nacho Cheese Triangles are the perfect healthy gluten free Super Bowl snack to quiet the hunger of your rowdy guests come the big game.  Full of high protein almond flour, egg, cheese and spices, no one will guess that they are gluten free.

Better yet?  You can serve them to Steelers and Packers fans alike.  Who do you want to win?  And more important, what will you be serving for Super Bowl XLV?

Nacho Cheese Triangles

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2 cups blanched almond flour
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Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Posted on January 24, 2011

It really is Joy the Baker’s fault.  I have been baking scones every day since I read her post for Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones.  I knew I would have to make my own gluten free version.  So I did.  And it’s scone mania over here.  It’s gotten so bad that last weekend I made 5 batches of scones.  All gluten free of course.

Joy, I wish I was your gluten free neighbor.  And by the way, I do not ... read more →

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Posted on January 20, 2011

We had a huge snowstorm here last night and I made my family a batch of this warming Mexican Hot Chocolate.  A hot drink is perfect for a cold day, and it’s even better when warming spices such as cinnamon, chili and cayenne are added.

There is a ton of cinnamon in this recipe, so if you’re not a cinnamon fan, you might want to reduce the amount from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon.  Why do I use so much cinnamon?  ... read more →

Date Walnut Bars

Posted on January 18, 2011

These healthy, higher protein, gluten free Date Walnut Bars are a nice alternative to my more indulgent gluten free Cake Pops.  If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m obsessed with cake pops.  After I put the words “cake pops” in my status update bar for the umpteenth time, one of my followers said, “yes, I have noticed them!” I think she may have had just a twinge if sarcasm in her response, though who can blame her.

Anyway, back ... read more →

Gluten Free Cake Pops

Posted on January 12, 2011

Gluten Free Cake Pops dipped in antioxidant rich dark chocolate.

This recipe for cake pops is one of my favorite gluten free desserts and can also be considered a gluten free candy.

I bought Bakerella’s fabulous book Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats just after Thanksgiving. 

Our chavurah came over for Shabbos dinner one night in early December and my friend Paige brought over a bunch of leftover cake balls that she had made from ... read more →

Book Review: More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow

Posted on January 11, 2011

I must confess, when it comes to anything related to the Make It Fast, Cook It Slow cookbook, I am completely biased.

Stephanie O’Dea, the author of that book, as well as her latest tome of recipes More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes is a good friend of mine.

I met Stephanie at Blogher Food 2010.  I did not know a soul at the entire conference (though Shirley and Diane were kind enough to take ... read more →

Broccoli Soup

Posted on January 10, 2011

A piping hot bowl of this gluten free Broccoli Soup is the perfect dish for today.  Why?  We’re expecting a nice balmy high here in Boulder of 15 degrees, while we’re buried in snow from yesterday’s storm.

I was fortunate enough to spend yesterday, my Sunday, at a yoga class, and then hiking the gorgeous Mount Sanitas in the snow.  As you can see, thus far, the new year is treating me well.

If you’re looking for a healthy soothing recipe to ... read more →

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Posted on January 9, 2011

I made these super healthy salt and vinegar kale chips the other night before dinner, and was shocked, I mean absolutely shocked, that my children ate them.  Not only did they boys eat these, they loved them.  Trust me, while these kale chips are healthy, this is a sophisticated flavor combination for children.

Also, a word of warning, these gluten free kale chips are very salty.  So, if you don’t care for salt as much as we do in this household, ... read more →

Michael Ruhlman: Why I Cook

Posted on January 8, 2011

I heard the fabulous Michael Ruhlman speak at Blogher Food 2010 in San Francisco last year.  He was inspiring, honest and accessible.  His love of, and knowledge of, food is vast.  A couple years ago, Ruhlman wrote a piece on his blog outlining all of the reasons he cooks.  He encouraged others to do so as well.  Here’s my go at it.

Why do I cook?  Well, as Ruhlman stated, in this day and age, it is self-defense.  Goodness only knows ... read more →

Giveaway: All-Clad Saute Pan

Posted on January 7, 2011

To ring in the new year I have another amazing giveaway –a 4-quart saute pan from All-Clad.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I received almost an entire set of All-Clad pots and pans when I was married in 1995.  Cooking equipment made by All-Clad holds up amazingly well and I’m so grateful for the wedding gifts we received from friends and family.  We just cracked out our china last year, though that’s another story entirely.

Sautéed Kale

Posted on January 5, 2011

I love kale.  My boys love kale.  Even my husband goes for it.  Kale is a universally favorite vegetable in our family.  And boy am I lucky since it’s a superfood.  Given our collective kale obsession, I am always looking for more ways to cook kale, and this is one of my favorites.

Let’s not forget that kale is one of those”naturally gluten free” foods as my friend Shirley would say. So try it, you just might like it.

Sauteéd Kale

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Walking: It’s Free

Posted on January 3, 2011

image by Matt Champlin on Flickr

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2011!  After all of the cookies, candy and gifting, I thought it would be nice to talk about walking.  Yup, that’s right, walking.