posts tagged "agave nectar"

Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on December 18, 2009

I’m so glad that everyone enjoyed my Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Muffin recipe!  I’ve received many reports that people are making them for Christmas morning.  Here’s the Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting to go along with buns.

Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

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4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp heavy cream

To make frosting combine cream cheese and honey in a medium bowl until well blended
Whip in heavy cream until frosting is nice and thick
Spread over Cinnamon Bun Muffins
Serve

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Cinnamon Bun Muffins

Posted on December 16, 2009

These gluten free muffins taste like cinnamon rolls and make the perfect breakfast treat!

One of my favorite readers Courtney recently suggested that I create a gluten free cinnamon roll recipe. She said it would be perfect for Christmas morning. Being smack in the middle of Hanukkah that wasn’t something I had thought about. Thanks Courtney!

So, here’s my little ol’ gluten free Cinnamon Bun Muffin recipe. I hope you all enjoy it during the holidays.

Cinnamon Bun Muffins

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Cinnamon Topping:

2 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
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Kumquat Garlic Chicken

Posted on December 11, 2009

Kumquats are in season right now. What’s a kumquat you ask? Essentially it’s a citrus fruit that closely resembles an orange, though it is much smaller. If you want to know more about kumquats there is a great article over at the Cooking Light website.

Meanwhile, here’s a cozy holiday recipe for gluten free Kumquat Garlic Chicken.  We’re having this tonight for the first night of Hanukkah, along with Squash Latkes and gluten free Matzo Ball Soup, of course.

Kumquat Garlic Chicken

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Creamy Onion Salad Dressing

Posted on December 1, 2009

This Creamy Onion Salad Dressing does have a bit of a zing to it, I admit.  I like it though, as it’s somewhat warming during the cold winter spell we’re having.  My younger son liked this gluten free dressing so much that he not only ate it on his salad last night, he drizzled it over his chicken, declaring it a winner.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Diana Rattray’s Sweet Onion Salad Dressing over at About.com’s Southern Food section.

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Candied Macadamia Nuts

Posted on November 20, 2009

Here’s another recipe for delicious gluten free candied nuts.  I love making candied nuts for the holidays.  They’re the perfect gluten free dessert, appetizer or snack.  And they make a great gift too.  The homemade version is much cheaper than store bought, tastes fresher and you know exactly what’s in ‘em!

If you love macadamia nuts, you might like to take a look at the recipe for Ginger Macadamia Brownies in my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  Meanwhile, ... read more →

Vegan Eggnog

Posted on November 13, 2009

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked for a vegan eggnog recipe.  This gluten free, dairy free (egg free) eggnog is not too challenging to make and full of filling rich yumminess.

Unlike other eggnogs, it’s not too sweet and has a nice delicate nutmeg flavor.  If you want to decrease the sweetness further, go with only 1 tablespoon of agave in the recipe below, or eliminate it entirely.  You’ll still have the natural sweetness of the almonds ... read more →

Salmon Kabayaki

Posted on November 11, 2009

There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.

The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night.  I’m making it right ... read more →

Coconut Chicken Soup

Posted on November 9, 2009

This recipe was inspired by Jaden’s Lemongrass Chicken and Coconut Soup from her fabulous book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I received it in the mail on Friday and played with it all weekend long.  It is a captivating book, full of gorgeous pictures (which she styled and shot herself) and easy recipes.  I’m in love.  Last night, I made this Coconut Chicken Soup, Jaden’s Grilled Fish with Kabayaki Sauce (also from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook) and some stir fried broccoli.

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Cranberry Bars

Posted on October 28, 2009

These tart and tangy Cranberry Bars are one of my favorite treats.  I’ve been craving cranberries lately and this gluten free dessert more than hits the spot when it comes to mouth puckering goodness.

I first made these Cranberry Bars as a tart.  That was before Robyn and her children came over to have an afternoon of baking with us last week; she suggested making this as a bar, so it would more readily make an on-the-go type snack.  Robyn is ... read more →

Lemon Rosemary Mini-Muffins

Posted on October 23, 2009

I’ve been slightly obsessed with rosemary lately.  I put it in everything and just can’t seem to get enough of this delicious herb.   My latest rosemary victim?  Gluten free Lemon Rosemary Mini Muffins made with coconut flour.

I find that rosemary almost has a buttery flavor.  It’s also power packed with nutrients including iron and calcium.  These gluten free muffins are more of an adult treat than something for children.  I’ve been in the mood lately for tasty snacking and dessert ... read more →

Mustard Marmalade Dressing

Posted on October 19, 2009

I’ve been busy with my book (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) lately and pumping out quick dinners.  Still, I make my own salad dressings every night and this Mustard Marmalade Dressing is no exception.

I’m just back (less than an hour ago) from the ADA conference in Denver where I met many wonderful people and had a great time.  The conference was at the Denver convention center and it was massive –there were probably 5,000 people there, maybe more and thankfully, ... read more →

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted on October 16, 2009

For those of you that have leftover zucchini from your gardens, here is a delicious gluten free zucchini chocolate chip mini muffin recipe.  Our garden is just petering out with the severe frost we had last weekend and I need to get going on pulling up all the wilted plants from the yard.

Meanwhile, with this colder weather I’ve been a baking fiend and my family is fully taking advantage of this, loading themselves up with gluten free goodies.

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Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 7, 2009

This scrumptious fall twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is a big hit in my household.  The tart dried cranberries and nutty, roasted goodness of walnuts, along with nutrient dense almond flour turn a plain old chocolate chip cookie into an antioxidant rich, nutritious treat.

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup dried cranberries
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Tangy Peanut Sauce

Posted on September 29, 2009

My boys and I love eating this sauce over fish and chicken.  It’s also great on top of salads.  Now that we’re settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this to serve with our dinner tonight.  I’ll serve it over salmon and greens and I know that the boys will lap it up, as they always do.

Tangy Peanut Sauce

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Cranberry Walnut Bread Revised

Posted on September 24, 2009

After receiving this comment about my gluten free Cranberry Nut Bread from a reader named Caroline I became somewhat concerned about the recipe.  I proceeded to test it several times in response.  First, though, before I share my results with you, here is Caroline’s comment:

Hello – I have just made your cranberry walnut bread using your exact recipe and strangely, my bread turned out very, very dark, as if there was molasses in it.  The batter looked much lighter in ... read more →

Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken

Posted on August 21, 2009

My younger son is a big fan of my Chipotle Orange Chicken and asks me to make it on a weekly basis.  Since it’s perfect grilling weather, I decided to make a version of this recipe with chicken breasts that could easily be thrown on the grill –just in time for when they arrive home from baseball practice.

Yes, we’re back in baseball season, this time it’s fall ball.

I like to serve this tangy, gluten free chicken dish with grilled broccoli.  ... read more →

Dark “Rye” Bread

Posted on July 24, 2009

As I mentioned the other day, Laura Dolson’s flax bread recipe has been more than inspirational. I have used it as a starting point for many other recipes which you will see here in the days and weeks to come. Today’s recipe is for a dark “rye” bread.  I like to eat this plain or lightly toasted.

Again, I was surprisingly pleased that my tasters enjoyed this bread as much as I did.  It’s very versatile and also works quite nicely for sandwiches.

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Flax Focaccia Becomes Parsley Bruschetta

Posted on July 22, 2009

This is the bread recipe that changed my life –well, at least temporarily, in a small way.  As you will see from the bruschetta below and more recipes in the days to come, I have turned this focaccia bread base into several other interesting types of baked goods.

First, however, I  do need to disclose that this focaccia recipe is really not my own.  It is Laura Dolson’s and was pointed out to me by someone in the low carb group ... read more →

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Posted on June 24, 2009

This Pad Thai is one of my family’s favorite dishes.  Add a heap of grilled chicken or sea food and you have a delicious high protein meal.

I purchase my noodles at the Asian market in town and haven’t seen them online.  If you are looking for noodles, you’ll need to check out the Asian markets in your neck of the woods.  If anyone knows of a good source for mung bean noodles that would be accessible to everyone (think Whole ... read more →

Asian Salad Dressing

Posted on June 19, 2009

This Asian Dressing is a family favorite.  Now that our garden is in full gear we are having home grown salads at least once a day.  In order to keep things interesting, I’ve come up with a variety of salad dressings and this one has stuck.  I kid you not when I say that the boys fight over the last drops.

So, here you have it!

Asian Salad Dressing

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¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoon agave nectar ... read more →