lightly lemon gluten free white cake – geoff’s new favorite!

Lightly Lemon Gluten Free White Cake. Perfect for layer or birthday cakes. gfandme.comThis gluten free white cake is Geoff’s new favorite cake! We have been trying to come up with a great white cake recipe for a couple of years now, and I think this is it. The lemon is very mild – just enough to add the smallest hint of citrus – so what you are left with is a moist, airy not-too-sweet vanilla cake. If you follow this blog, you know I am not much of a cake decorator (this is about as fancy as I can get) but if you are so inclined, this would be a fantastic recipe to use for a birthday cake or a gf layer cake. Sandwiched on either side of a layer of lemon custard or raspberry jam, it would be to die for!

Great tasting white cake, like white bread, is hard to make gluten free. Unlike, say, a chocolate cake, there’s just nothing in a white cake to hide the unfamiliar aftertaste that some gf flours leave behind. In this recipe, though, the combination of the almond flour and the lemon does just that, but without taking over from the delicate vanilla. We’ll be making this one again…and again…and again… (Scroll down for the recipe.)

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chocolate hazelnut cupcakes with Nutella frosting

You can really taste the hazelnut flour in these rich and decadent chocolate hazelnut cupcakes. Great served plain, but once you add the creamy Nutella frosting (recipe below) you will NOT be able to stop at one!  chocolate hazelnut cupcakes. gfandme.com I used to make the glutenous version of these almost every year for Geoff for Valentine’s Day. He LOVED them. So when I found hazelnut flour in the grocery store the other day, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it – convert his old favorite to gluten free. I figured it’d be good, but it turned out even better than I expected! We actually like the gluten free version better. The hazelnut flour gives the cakes a more complex flavour and better texture. Scroll down and hit continue reading for the recipe.

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Need gluten free lunches? Check this out!

Mango SorbetWe have been following glutenfreelunchboxes.com for years now and really enjoy Kate’s inventive recipes and wonderful photos. If you have children who need gluten free lunches, or are just tired of the same old lunches yourself, check out her new site and her new e-cookbook! Well done Kate!

Chicken with Orange Sauce – 30 minutes or less and naturally gluten free

chicken with orange sauce. gfandme.comThis meal is on the table in under thirty minutes, but it sure doesn’t look that way! And all that’s required are some chicken breasts, an orange, a few odds ‘n ends, and some spices. The recipe is versatile too – feel like an Asian influence – add more gf soy sauce, ginger, and peppers. Looking for something fresh and fruity, cut back on the spices and let the orange shine through. Truly easy peasy! (Scroll down for the recipe.)

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FIVE of gfandme.com’s BEST Super Bowl recipes – sssshhhhh they’re gluten free

gluten free football snacks. gfandme.com I should probably admit that I am not a huge fan of football. I never really learned the rules of the game so by the middle of the Super Bowl’s first down, I’m usually staring blankly at the television screen wondering why my lawn never looks that good – or my butt for that matter!

What I am a huge fan of, however, is football parties and especially the party food! Chips and dip… pulled pork … bowls of chili with cheese and sour cream and little shavings of green onions sprinkled on top. You name it, I probably love it. (Explains the butt thing, doesn’t it…)

If you’re hosting a football party (or just want something to nibble on while you watch the game), here’s a round-up of Geoff and my favorite gluten free Super Bowl recipes. These are sure to please gluten eaters and non-gluten eaters alike.

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gluten free slow cooker bread

gluten free slow cooker bread. gfandme.comAs we’ve said before, come January we start pulling out the slow cooker for some mid-winter comfort foods. But slow cookers can be used for more than roasting and stewing, as this gluten free slow cooker bread demonstrates! This bread is heavy and sweet like a rye bread but I think my favorite thing about it is that it actually GETS BETTER WITH AGE! It’s good on the day you bake it, better the next day, and at its best the day after that. I think it’s the almond flour that keeps it moist and gets better as it slowly absorbs all the flavours. Whatever the reason, it’s not until day four that this bread finally starts to dry out and lose flavour. (I only know this because Geoff and I showed severe restraint while watching a wonderful golden loaf age away on our counter top. Four days was as much as we could take!) If you don’t like having a freezer full of half eaten loaves of gf bread, and you do like a heavy artisan-style loaf that has just a hint of Danish rye flavour, this is the recipe for you!

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gluten free sponge cake: ready in 90 seconds

gluten free sponge cake made in the microwaveMade in the microwave, this gluten free (and dairy free) sponge cake is airy and not too sweet. And with a double hit of almond, it tastes like angel food cake – which is a bit of an addiction of mine. This cake is perfect for those times when you just want a quick treat (read: don’t want to make an entire cake because you know you’ll end up eating the whole thing after everyone else goes to bed!) The problem is that it’s waayyy too easy to make another one, and … well … maybe just one more ….

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salmon cakes: simple & savory

salmon cakes or pattiesIf you’re like us, right now you want something as far away from ham or turkey as absolutely possible. And if you were the one cooking all those hams and turkeys, right about now you are likely looking for something simple, something you can throw together in under half an hour. Enter: salmon cakes. They taste fantastic, are easy to make, and use ingredients that are easily at hand. If you like salmon, you’ll love these! (Scroll down or click on ‘continue reading’ for the recipe)

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breakfast tart: makes its own gluten free crust

gluten free breakfast tart or quicheFor some reason, gluten free breakfasts seem to be hard to come by. Until Geoff was diagnosed with celiac disease, I had no idea how many breakfast foods contain gluten! His go-to breakfast is a home blend of different gf cereals but even this got a little boring after a while. In an attempt to mix things up a bit, we came came up with this recipe for gluten free breakfast tarts. Kind of like a gf mini-quiche, they use gluten free pancake mix to help them puff up nice and fluffy and to create their own light, cake-like pastry crust. Good hot or cold, they are a bit of a lifesaver on busy mornings – just make extra the first day and pull them out of the fridge as needed! They are also incredibly versatile. By adding different fillings, you can continually create new savoury flavours!  Scroll down or click on “continue reading” for the recipe!

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gfandme.com has a new background!

Winter Still LifeOur followers will know that we periodically switch out the backgrounds on our blog gfandme.com to suit the season or our culinary moods. Our latest background by Florida artist Jeanette Chupack with its winter windowscape and inviting table laden with simple fare happens to suit both! Entitled Winter Still Life, we particularly like the way it brings together and contrasts the two modes of painting, still life and landscape.

On her website, Jeanette writes that her ‘signature’ paintings typically emphasize “gardens and views from windows, usually with a related still life in the foreground” allowing her to “express the contrasts of a cultivated world of gardens, interiors and architecture with the natural landscape.” While they are all beautiful, Winter Still Life, commissioned by the original owners of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, is one of our favorites.

Thank you to Jeanette for graciously allowing us to post her work on our site.

To see more of the artist’s work, visit her website at http://jchupackart.us/works