Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Do you have any traditions? We make a bunny cake!




Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eating Gluten-Free in Boston

With locations in Boston, Norwell, and Quincy, The Fours is a great option for someone looking to dine gluten-free.

They have the standard steak, fish, and poultry options but they also offer gluten-free bread and pasta. They also offer to try and make gluten-full options gluten-free.

The chicken broccoli and ziti was excellent!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The best (gluten-free) oatmeal raisin cookies.

Less sugar. More raisins. Substituted with gluten-free flour and gluten-free quick oats. This is the best oatmeal raisin cookies will ever get. Do yourself a favor and scoop these large.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/02/thick-chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dumpling Disaster

Expectations are the root of all disappointment.  


I have had a recipe for pumpkin dumplings with sauteed kale for ages. It always seemed like something I would love. 


I went to the store, bought all of the necessary ingredients.


I started whipping up, what I thought was going to be delicious fall-y meal.


I measured,


scooped,


and boiled.



I sauteed and served.



I took a bite.


And was done!

Banana Bread French Toast

Take slices of your favorite banana bread, dip into a milk/egg/cinnamon mixture and cook until crispy.


But for those of you who don't need to eat gluten-free but are looking for a delicious banana bread recipe here is the one I have always used and has been raved over for decades. You can do it with or without walnuts but I much prefer the nutty version. It also calls for sour cream which lends it a very moist texture averse to drying out. 

This is ingredient intensive but makes a huge batch; two large loaves and around eight mini loaves depending on size of pan. Baking times vary greatly with large loaves taking up to an hour or muffins taking about 25-30 minutes.This bread also freezes exceptionally well but I like to give it a little extra protection with freezer paper and cling wrap or aluminum foil.

Sour Cream Banana Bread (A La Joy)
Dry Ingredients:
3 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsps baking soda
1 cup butter, melted
Wet Ingredients:
5 bananas, mashed
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
Optional:
1 - 1 1/2 cups walnuts, to taste

Sift dry ingredients together and melted butter. Then add the pre-mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix until completely combined, making sure to check for pockets of flour on the bottom of the bowl. Add in nuts and try not to over mix, the amount of these depends if you really like walnuts. You could also sprinkle them on top, but I like them incorporated. Grease and flour the loaf pans you are using.

If making muffins pour into paper cups and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one comes out clean. Smaller loaves can take 30-40 minutes and larger loaves can take up to an hour. 

PLEASE CHECK REGULARLY because no one likes burnt anything! Once a toothpick, or cake tester, comes out clean they are done. Remember it is a moist bread! Enjoy!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

B-Good Burgers or Eating Gluten-Free at B-Good

Had myself a delicious 'Cousin Oliver' with cheese and sweet potato fries. Complete with a gluten-free bun!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gluten-Free Apple Pie


Gluten-full-tasting gluten-free apple pie.
Recipe to come.