Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts Gluten-Free Chocolate Donut

2 International Place | Boston, MA 02110
857.315.2654
http://kaneshandcrafted.com/

Kane's Handcrafted Gluten-Free Donut

Oh. my. word.

So last month, everyone in Boston is freaking out and Tweeting and Facebooking about Kane’s Donuts coming downtown. The artisanal donut fad yada yada yada I get it guys you can all eat beautiful, delicious, gorgeous donuts… and I can’t!

I admit it, I saw their tweets and felt bitter about it. Sometimes, a food fad comes along and an awesome local store opens, and we celiacs just can’t enjoy it, and it’s totally a bummer.

However, there is often more that we can enjoy than what we can’t, and I was in for a surprise regarding Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts.

I was inspired to pick back up blogging here by my travels to Italy last week. I ate like a king the whole week (more on that coming to the blog next week!), and wondered how I had let this blog go! I love food, I love cooking, and I love finding the next great gluten-free pizza, and you guys love to read about it! So I’m all fired up, walking to work with idea after idea for posts coming to me, when I get back to the office after a week away. My boss comes up to my desk and says, “Jenn, I’m sorry it’s a day old, but I got donuts for everyone yesterday and there’s a gluten-free one for you left in the kitchen.” … Say what?!?! Continue reading

Gluten-Free Sausage, Egg, and Sun-Dried Tomato Casserole

Gluten Free Egg Casserole Recipe

I seriously cannot believe it’s almost Easter. That probably has something to do with how cold it has been here in Boston. I associate Easter with pastels, warmer weather, flowers beginning to bloom… not freezing winds and still surviving snowbanks!

That’s enough about the weather… let’s get down to business: food! My family celebrates Easter with a brunch, and often this egg casserole is served. This recipe is a family favorite, first discovered by my mom, and here I’ve put my own, lighter spin on it. It is the perfect easy brunch dish. You can make ahead the sausage and veggie mixture, then bake the day of. It’s perfect for holidays or brunch with friends, and it is insanely delicious.

You can view the original recipe on Epicurious here, or make my version, which I’ve listed below. I’ve swapped the sausage for chicken sausage, the whipping cream for plain Greek yogurt, and the mozzarella for reduced fat mozzarella for a healthier twist. Either way, it is simply divine. Continue reading

Pillsbury Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Pillsbury Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

If you’ve been to this blog before, you know I absolutely love pizza. Boston has many great gluten-free pizza options (I am so overdue on sharing these, but I will!), but sometimes, a girl just wants some homemade pizza! I have been on a cooking kick lately (you’ll be seeing more of that here as well), and my boyfriend gave up eating out for Lent, so a homemade pizza night seemed like the perfect idea for a Saturday evening earlier this month. Continue reading

Easy Gluten Free Quinoa Pizza Crust

Easy Gluten Free Quinoa Pizza Crust

Hello, hello! Happy 2013! As with every year, I hope this is the one that I really devote myself to maintaining this blog… I suppose time will tell. I’m inspired to share my dinner with you all tonight since I could not find a recipe like this when I tried searching for it, and because it came out pretty darn tasty!

Tonight a pizza craving struck… if you read this blog, you’ll know that’s nothing new for me. I had some leftover pizza supplies kicking around my fridge, but not quite enough to cover the dough mix I had in my cupboard. Wanting to eat something healthy, I figured I’d try to incorporate quinoa! A quick Pinterest search wasn’t giving me the kind of crust I had in mind, so I decided to take a leap of faith and make up my own.

I wanted quinoa to be the true base of this pizza, so I kept it as simple as possible. Enjoy! Continue reading

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Hash Browns

PEOPLE! I have found a reason to never go out to brunch again – and I love brunch. However, no restaurant is ever going to have the delicious, incredible masterpiece of amazing gluten-free sweet potato hash browns I made today. And I don’t want to give them up!

I woke up this morning with a hankering for sweet potato hash browns. Where this came from, I do not know. Since I slept through my brunch plans (whoops!), I decided that they would become today’s undertaking. I checked out some recipes on Pinterest (here and here) to see how difficult they would be to make and they seemed super easy. Noting the lack of garlic and diced onions in the recipes I found (and the addition of Greek yogurt?), I decided I would make up my own recipe (shocker).

They’re super easy to make, and super delicious. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 sweet potato, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour (to bind the ingredients – I used Bob’s Red Mill Biscuit and Baking Mix so I wouldn’t need any xantham gum)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt (to your preference. I used French Fry Seasoning instead!)
  • pepper (to your preference)
  • olive oil

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Isabelle’s CurlyCakes Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake

81 Charles Street | Boston, MA 02114
http://www.izzyscurlycakes.com

It’s been a pretty crazy week at work. Good and productive, but definitely a bit on the crazy side. Coming into the office today, I was bracing myself and readying myself for the day ahead (being over-dramatic, per usual). However, when I got to my desk my thoughts were interrupted by this adorable box:

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My new coworker had gone on a vegan cupcake mission the night before, and happened upon some gluten-free goodies at CurlyCakes and brought them in for me! Yum!

I enjoyed a gluten-free red velvet cupcake after lunch with some tea this afternoon. Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about decadence. This cupcake was super rich and super delicious. The cupcake was super moist and yummy, and held together well. The frosting was good, I enjoyed it much more paired with the cake, and did take a little off since I’m not huge on frosting and it was just so, so rich. It was adorned with white chocolate shavings, so cute! Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

I’m back! Maybe for good this time? That I’ve posted twice so far in 2012 is pretty impressive…

In the time I’ve been away, my attitudes and thoughts on food have continued to evolve, especially lately. Due to different health issues and emerging intolerances in my family, my eyes have been opened to different schools of thought on food, among them being what’s “good” for you, and what’s “bad,” how much protein I actually need in my diet, the effects of vegetarianism/veganism on health, and eating foods for certain ailments or parts of the body (who knew beets were so good for your liver? Or that black raspberries are excellent for the esophagus?).

With these things in mind, my diet has started to include less dairy and meats. I am in no place to give up butter yet (YUM). This has been made easier by my 2012 resolution to try one new recipe a week. I love food, and I definitely prefer to cook than bake, however, I was never very adventurous with it. I have my go-tos that are pretty quick, pretty easy to make and taste good enough and most importantly, don’t require a recipe. Recipes intimidate me! I’ve been facing my fear head on this year, and I am loving the results (though I rarely stick to the actual recipe at hand).

This week’s endeavor was a great one! My oldest friend (we go back to 1st grade!) was in town from New York, so I invited her for dinner. She is dairy-free and I am gluten-free, so I needed a recipe that catered to both, and something we both would like. Enter, Pinterest. I love Diana’s boards – I can always tell what pins are hers because of her distinct design aesthetic. Luckily one of her boards is dedicated to food, chockfull of handpicked recipes just for me. I had also pinned this sweet potato veggie burger recipe, so it was an easy choice. Ah, technology. Love it.

Last week I had made these cheesy quinoa bites, based off of this recipe. The sweet potato veggie burger recipe said they were mushy and fell apart easily, but the quinoa bites had stayed together well, and I had some quinoa leftover, so I decided I would combine the two recipes and see what happened (after almost twenty years of friendship, I figured I would be forgiven and probably not judged if my experiment failed…)! I also decided to sub black beans for the white beans in the original recipe, because I’m more used to black beans and thought maybe I’d add a southwestern flair to these veggie burgers (only evidenced by adding in cilantro and serving with my new obsession, honey-mustard chipotle sauce). Continue reading