2016-12-04

Gluten-Free Rice Crispy Treats

Karina's Gluten-Free Rice Crispy Treats recipe uses almond butter.


Old School Rice Crispy Treat Goodness. Sorta.


Gloomy, rainy Sundays seem to stir up all kinds of sneaky devils and hungry ghosts in the guise of food nostalgia. I dreamed up my post about Zucchini Gratin on a Sunday, stirring up a bread crumbed casserole of desire fraught with secret emotions and sticky attachments. Food as familial comfort. 


Food evoking a warm embrace. 


Food as a way to connect our twenty-one grams of soul to this earth. The ground of being.


And I think I know why I'm tip toeing in the garden of nostalgia lately.


The world seems bent on disruption and displacement. Technology has forever altered the Old School way of doing business, looking up recipes, sharing a joke, researching a project, assembling an automobile, heating a home, influencing an audience, pitching to consumers, gathering the latest news. 


The Genie is out of the bottle. And new rules apply.


But there are a few things that I stick by. In my sixth decade I still side with Hope. And Progress. And Equal Love, Equal Pay, freedom of speech. I see all my fellow humans as co-travelers on this short ride of Life. My Sisters, and Brothers. 


We're all in this together.


And so I offer treats. Old school style. Dated, maybe. But tasty? Yep.





2016-12-01

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cornbread Recipe


Gluten free vanilla cornbread recipe

Playing Dress Up.


This is not your average weeknight cornbread. You know, the one you toss together from a gluten-free mix to serve with a bowl of white chicken chili as you catch up with Mad Men. Nope. This tender cake-like cornbread is a pinch more elegant. A gently sweet treat you might serve at high tea with a gaggle of girlfriends (or low tea, depending upon the company you keep). Picture fresh cut flowers on the table, stemmed glasses filled with dewy fresh berries, a pot of Earl Grey tea or organic chamomile buds steeping beneath a cozy.

This is the sort of cornbread that begs to be served with style. That longs to be gussied up. The kind of cornbread you eat with a fork.

A cornbread that secretly dreams of being cake.


2016-11-30

Apple Chicken Curry Stir-Fry with Art School Rice


Karina's gluten-free curry chicken stir-fry with rice. Carrots and raisins and apples add so much flavor. Simplicity. At glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com


Crazy Simple = Crazy Good


Just in time for the last hurrah of Fall- before Winter begins in earnest- I thought I'd share my very old school, crazy simple recipe for comfort food that is spicy and sweet, and infused with curry. 


Because I love to mix up flavors (don't you?). I'm interested in how traditions influence, enhance and co-mingle. Perhaps because I'm an eclectic heritage bundle myself. 

And dear vegans, don't assume this recipe isn't for you. In fact, I make a vegetarian version of this recipe all the time. Use drained canned chick peas in place of the bird- or slices of gluten-free tempeh- it's a fabulous meatless and budget-friendly option.



2016-11-26

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Delicious gluten-free pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup and apricot jam


Pumpkin Pancakes, Yes.


I haven't made gluten-free pancakes in a long time. I am- typically- not a big breakfast person. A solo slice of golden gluten-free toast glistening with melting cashew butter and a big mug of hot coconut milk chai usually does it for me.

So what possessed me to change my routine? Why did I suddenly have a deep growling desire for pancakes?

In a word: pumpkin.

My favorite cucurbit.

I could wax ridiculously poetic about this humble gourd and what it brings to the grit littered landscape of gluten-free land. I could draw you a map of flavor that curves through a forest of cinnamon and nutmeg. I could don a teacher's cardigan and chart the impact of pumpkin's inherent cellular moisture on milled non-gluten grains. I could sport an orange baseball cap and pitch you a three act plot line where pumpkin is the hero rescuing the wan, deprived princess in the Kingdom of Celiac.

But instead? I'll just share the recipe.


2016-11-19

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake, Darling.



Quick question. It is officially Autumn. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The annual Pumpkin Spice Love Fest has been tickling our tastebuds for weeks. So I ask you. Are you tired of the sensible, traditional pumpkin pie? Wanna kick things up and create some gluten-free love food for the vegans and dairy-free folks visiting this holiday season? Every family has one. Or two. Or six.

Are you with me?


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Make today delicious.

Be kind to yourself.