• Gluten Free,  Recipes

    Falafel and Gluten Free Flat Bread

    My husband and I love ethnic food, but we live in the middle of nowhere, so we have been working on learning how to make some of our favorites at home. I found this recipe on the internet, I can’t remember where since I just copied it down on scrap paper. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures! I will try to take some next time we make falafel, but it requires a lot of hands on work (think sticky dough and chickpea covered hands) so taking pictures is not easy to do during the process. Another recipe that will fill your whole house with the smell of tasty food! Falafel Recipe…

  • Gluten Free,  Recipes

    Hearty Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

    I know I’ve said this many times, but the key to eating gluten free and sticking to it is finding gluten-free recipes you love to replace the gluten-full recipes you’ve left behind. The ultimate test of my gluten free cooking is whether my husband makes regular requests for recipes I’ve introduced. This is one of his absolute favorites. He raves about these pumpkin waffles so much he has forsaken his previous favorite waffle the oatmeal waffle. He would eat these pumpkin waffles every morning for breakfast if I had the time and pumpkin to make them. I just baked some pumpkins yesterday so I can make them next weekend. So…

  • Gluten Free,  Recipes

    Hypo-allergenic Pancakes

    As often happens, I find myself in the middle of the weekend and completely out of eggs. We wanted to make pancakes, but without eggs I needed a new recipe. I found this recipe for gluten-dairy-egg free pancakes. I had almost all of the ingredients so I thought I would try it. Here is my version of the recipe (with a few different ingredients) 1/4 cup tapioca flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1 tablespoon olive oil2 teaspoons baking powder2 cups water1/4 cup brown sugar1 cup white rice flour1.5 cups brown rice flour 1 tsp almond extractI mixed it all together and heated up our ceramic pan. As expected the first pancake…

  • Gluten Free

    A Brazilian GF Cheese Buns

    This recipe was brought to my attention by a friend who is NOT Gluten Free, so that can only vouch for how extremely tasty it is. This is a recipe from King Arthur Flour for Brazilian Cheese Buns. There is a lot of butter, cheese and garlic in these buns, so of course they taste amazing. There is one very important step to ensure these turn out right. Make sure you do not add the eggs until the dough has cooled. Otherwise instead of puffy, round cheese buns you will have flat crunchy cheese flats, which, while still tasty, are not nearly as much fun to eat. King Arthur has…

  • Gluten Free,  Recipes,  Sustainable Community

    Gluten Free Date Night on Cape Cod

    It’s finally summer, commitments are less abundant and spontaneous fun is on the rise. Time to tackle gluten-free date night! At first it seems like once you’ve given up gluten there is no way you can go out and have fun eating and drinking like a normal person. Once you start mapping out “safe” places to eat and drink, you’ll find it isn’t as limiting as you thought. Here on Cape Cod, gluten free is taking off. I even heard a hot tip that that new french bakery on main street will make gluten-free bread by request. So much for all that weight I lost when I found out I…

  • Gluten Free,  Recipes,  Thrift

    Slow Pumpkin Butter

    Last fall I managed to grow one enormous pumpkin. Just one. The other one rotted away from the inside due to a beetle infestation. I followed an easy recipe for making crock pot pumpkin butter. Step one: remove seeds and bake pumpkin. The pumpkin is supposed to go with the flat/open side down. My pumpkin was to big to fit in the pan that way so I had to cover it with foil and bake it with the round side down. A pumpkin so large only half will fit in the oven at a time. Kitchen Hint: clean up the seeds while the pumpkin is baking. You could eat them,…

  • Gluten Free

    Spice Cake Test Yummies

    Next week is Steve’s birthday, so I’ve been practicing up on my spice cake. No one minds being a spice cake guinea pig. I pulled a few gluten-free recipes from the web. As usual I didn’t have all the ingredients, but I had most of them, so it was time to improvise. Here’s a mix and match of a few different recipes that turned out tasty, but not to sweet, just the way I like it. More like a sweet bread, but would be very cake like if icing were added. I made it yesterday and it is over half gone, so I’d say it passes the test. Not To…

  • Gluten Free

    Beating That Wheat Addiction

    So after the latest bout of gluten-induced bodily trauma, my fiance is swearing off wheat…AGAIN. Why IS wheat so hard to give up? Modern wheat is an opiate. That’s right, it is actually addictive. The protein Gliadin is the culprit, and it is a great stimulator of appetite. The most convincing thing you can do to determine if you should give up wheat, is stop eating it temporarily to see how you feel. Do it for a month. Then if you haven’t felt amazingly better, go back to eating wheat and see how you feel. Your body will tell you if you are addicted to wheat. So You Want to…

  • Gluten Free,  Sustainable Community

    Gluten Free Happy Hour on Cape Cod

    I discovered I was gluten intolerant February of 2010, which was, as luck would have it, just shortly after I had discovered my love for beer tastings.  So when, at the end of a long day of working towards sustainability, I want a brew it has to be GF (or suffer the consequences of a gluten laden hangover). Like most things on Cape Cod there isn’t an enormous selection of GF Happy Hour options (if you’re not interested in wine or liquor) in the immediate vicinity. In case you didn’t know, in Massachusetts Happy Hour does not mean drink specials. If you’re lucky there are some free appetizers (yeah, those…