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Being the inexperienced baker that I am, I’m always on the lookout for desserts that are naturally gluten-free. I’ve been dying to try out some sort of pudding or panna cotta for this site. And when it came time to design some sweets for your sweeties, the former just spoke to me.
I don’t really have a story behind this recipe, so I’m going to take this rare opportunity to actually get into the nitty gritty of the dish.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve curdled eggs in an attempt to temper them. So the fact that I successfully thickened this salted caramel budino on the first try should come as an extreme bode of confidence for all of you wary dessert makers.… Continue Reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, this week I’ve been on a Chinese takeout tear in honor of the New Year. I have a bit of an obsession with ponies, so I was particularly excited about the year of the galloping horse being upon us. To celebrate, I thought I’d take on another classic from my old Grand Szechuan days.
Sesame chicken is one of the more egregiously unhealthy options on the Chinese menu. And it’s more addictive than crack. The combination of deep fried chicken coated with a sauce that is 75 percent sugar, basically gives your saliva glands a pleasure-induced panic attack.… Continue Reading
It’s so rare that I menu plan anymore when having friends over for dinner. Usually, the problem solving and creativity comes by way of figuring out how to make serving 10 types of fried rice not seem weird, or how to turn a three day old taco topping into a meal that doesn’t feel like leftovers. So just like last year’s celebration, I used New Year’s Eve as an excuse to go all out for my friends and actually have a dinner buffet that made some sort of sense.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
I got back from South Carolina last night, where I was visiting my boyfriend’s family on their farm. After a weekend of gluten-free fried chicken and stompin’ round the swamp, it’s hard to stop tawkin with ma fake drawl. Ya know, awl Southern-like…? Jest kiddin.
The second Thanksgiving is over, it seems like everyone on the web starts hemorrhaging Christmas cookies. Because let’s be real, who didn’t start getting holiday party save the dates in October?
Looking at my calendar every December is enough to give me a panic attack. But this year I’m trying to take a little break from catering and actually enjoy some of the fun off the clock.… Continue Reading
Birthdays are a bit of a bummer for the gluten-free foodie, as you cannot always quite literally have your cake and eat it too. Since mine is tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a list of great GF cakes from my archives and around the web. I’m not the biggest baker, as you know, so I’ve yet to conquer the ultimate birthday cake in my kitchen. But I’m looking forward to other treats tomorrow, like kimchi and bibimbop.
It’s been a while since my birthday fell on a weekend, so it’s been an on-going tradition with my fellow self or fun-employed friends to take the day off and go on an ethnic food adventure.… Continue Reading
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. In addition to coming up with clever food costumes (see my Bagels and Locks from last year, which may just morph into Princess Leia-witz for this year. Think bagels instead of buns…), I love putting my pun-y mind to work on various menu items. This year I’ve stuck with a gluten-free theme for my Halloween recipes. They’re featured over on the Huffington Post, but I wanted to make sure to share them with you here too.
What’s your cleverest Halloween costume or treat? Let me know in the comments!
1. Wicked Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup | 2. Mini “Brain” Bites a.k.a Buffalo Cauliflower | 3. Baked Sweet Potato “Fingers” | 4. Bloody Marias | 5. Spooky Brie with “Spiders” and Sage | 6. Devilish Eggs with Lime and Siracha | 7. Vampire Polenta Cake with “Bloody” Raspberry Rhubarb Compote