Monday, July 28, 2014
Last week myself and twenty-two others made the treck from Logan Airport, Boston, MA to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos to vacation at the lovely Beaches Resort. (Just a note - Beaches doesn't know who I am, this was by no means sponsored!) The food was great, the service was stellar, the weather was HOT, and the ocean was magnificent. I would have stayed there indefinitely.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This time last week I was floating in the crystal clear water of Turks and Caicos at the Beaches Resort. I am still catching up to life and emails and whatnot but expect a post soon about my lovely trip!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Quinoa and avocado salad courtesy of skinnytaste.com. Make it - you'll be so happy! Ps. Make more quinoa than the recipe calls for and eat it like oatmeal for breakfast!
Donuts are one of my favorite foods. I could eat chocolate glazed, sugar raised, strawberry frosted, Boston cream, or warm cider donuts until the cows come home. Since going gluten-free visiting dunkin donuts has been a sad experience - the fresh smell of sugary deliciousness that I can't have wafting under my nose makes me very unhappy.
As I've mentioned before one of my favorite gluten-free and dairy-free cook books is called Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone. In the book she has a couple of great donut recipes!
I made the chocolate glazed recipe this weekend and they came out awesome. They are cake donuts so you'll need a donut pan - I got mine on amazon. I prefer to fill the pans a little over 3/4 full for a traditionally round donut. I also used my favorite Jules Gluten-Free flour as a cup for cup replacement for Silvana's mix.
Naturally I also was out of confectionary sugar so I boiled down a quarter cup of granulated sugar and water for a dairy-free glaze. Let them cool and the glaze will harden deliciously. My batch yielded 12 donuts. I made 6 on Saturday and refrigerated the rest of the batter for Sunday and it was perfect.
I kept meaning to take a picture of the donuts in their cooked form but they were gone to fast to do that!! A picture of the uncooked version will have to suffice until I make more!
You can find Cooking for Isaiah here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CVDOP6E?pc_redir=1404742951&robot_redir=1