Gluten Free on Maui

gluten free in mauiGeoff and I have been A.F.K. (“away from keyboard”) these last few days, enjoying a much-needed break from the deep freeze of the Polar Vortex by escaping to the island of Maui. If you’re planning your own escape, we highly recommend the Valley Isle and hope the information here helps keep you healthy and safe.

Below you will find our review of our condo hotel (great for celiacs because you can cook your own meals), reviews of the restaurants and grocery stores we visited, a couple of things we recommend you skip if you are gluten free, as well as a link to an awesome website on gf Maui. Aloha.

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Sweets for the Sweet

GF and Me's Favorite Valentine's Day RecipesAround here, Valentine’s Day is usually pretty understated, celebrated with a nice meal, a glass of good wine, and always … always … something sweet. So here are some of our favorite decadent desserts – perfect for your gluten free valentine!


Gluten Free Turnovers (These take a bit of work, but they certainly say “I love you.”)

gluten free ferrero rocher. gf and meGluten Free Ferrero Rocher (Amazingly simple to make and who doesn’t love these sweet treats.)

almond rocaHome Made Almond Roca (Nothing says “love” quite like butter – especially when it comes with sugar!)

Sinful Chocolate Mousse Cake

Sinful Chocolate Mousse Cake (Because there’s just something about romance and chocolate!)

And for those of you in warmer climes:

sinful chocolate mousse cake: freezer versionSinful Chocolate Mousse Cake: The Freezer Version

stuffed raspberries. gfandme 2013.Stuffed Raspberries

Happy Valentine’s Day!

dark chocolate quinoa brownies with nutella cream cheese icing – these are not your six-year-old’s brownies

With a texture that’s beyond fudgy, these flourless gluten free brownies have just a hint of sweetness and a whole lot of dark chocolate goodness. Just to be extra decadent, we coat them with a not-too-sweet cream cheese and Nutella icing. The brownies are really good, but the combination with the frosting is to die for!dark chocolate quinoa browniesA very kind neighbour gave us this brownie recipe. Thanks Christine!

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Looking for gluten free cake recipes? Then you’ll want to take a look at these:

gluten free decadently dark chocolate cakedecadently dark chocolate cake

chocolate hazelnut cupcakes. gfandme.comchocolate hazelnut cake

Gluten Free Lightly Lemon White Cakelightly lemon white cake

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black licorice and coconut caramel candy

If you like black licorice and caramel, you’ll love these. The initial bite reveals the sharp taste of anise that soon mellows to a sweet caramel with just the faintest hint of coconut. Uhmmm, please excuse me while I go grab another one….black licorice coconut caramel candyThese will be fine if stored on the counter for a day or two, but after that should be kept in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving.  Continue reading

warm up with gluten free beef & vegetable soup

This takes a bit of time to make but it’s worth it in the end. You’ll end up with a bowl of savory homemade warmth.vegetable beef soupIt’s a lighter soup, so you may want to serve it for lunch or pair it with biscuits, a salad, or gf panini for dinner. It also freezes and reheats well, so make extra. And if you use low sodium broth, no salt added tomatoes and tomato sauce, you can cut the amount of salt in this considerably.

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