Category: Sweets

Puff Pastry Beignets | Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free

Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Beignets Yes, please!  They were good.  Really, really good.   And it only took three ingredients to make these amazing little gluten-free puff pastry beignets.   We recently discovered that Schär makes a gluten-free puff pastry dough.  And it is lactose-free too (no dairy ingredients as far as I can tell).   I can’t even describe how excited I was. Right now the only place we could find it in Austin was at the Fresh Plus in Hyde Park and Central Market Westgate.   We don’t eat sweets often but when we do they usually have been dairy-free as well as gluten-free.  This dough is lactose-free so I think it is okay, too. I just love how these lemon ricotta cookies came out using Kite...

Zinfandel Grape Sauce | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Zinfandel Grape Sauce Once a year I love making a peach cobbler while peaches are in season. And of course we need a scoop of @nadamoo gluten-free and vegan Vanilla…AHHH ice cream. Last year I had two clusters of Zinfandel grapes on the vines and I made it into a Zinfandel grape sauce.  And poured that over the cobbler and ice cream.  It was insanely good.    This year our grapevine went crazy and we have so many clusters of grapes.  These that are ripening and tons of new growth on the ends. So I wanted to make the Zinfandel grape sauce again for the summer peach cobbler as well as freeze the grape juice from this first batch into cubes. Ideally, one day we’ll...

Gluten-free Lemon Ricotta Cookies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These delicious and light lemon ricotta cookies are made with gluten-free flours, ghee, fresh lemon juice and almond milk ricotta cheese! Gluten-Free Lemon Ricotta Cookies These gluten-free lemon ricotta cookies are made with Kite Hill Almond Milk Ricotta Cheese and a blend of gluten free flours.   They are light and fluffy with a little sweet, lemony tang from the glaze.   It was my first swing at this recipe and I’m super excited about how they turned out. I originally bought the ricotta to use in a baked ziti dish but changed the recipe at the last minute and used a cheesy béchamel sauce instead to make baked penne with bison.   So I had a container of this almond based ricotta cheese and...

Pistachio Fig Oatmeal Cookies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Pistachio Fig Oatmeal Cookies Believe it or not, these pistachio fig oatmeal cookies were inspired by a SALAD! For Christmas this year, one of our gifts was a basket full of balsamic vinegars and infused olive oils (they were all gluten-free) from Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegar (made locally in the ATX).   So we created one of my favorite kale salads loaded with figs and roasted Brussels sprouts.  Pistachios and nuts and seeds. Lots of goodies going on but so delicious.   I especially loved the combo of figs and pistachios.  So why not turn them into delicious and healthy cookies, too. I usually use a cookie sheet to make cookies but this time I used my aluminum hamburger pans and ended up with a...

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies I love brownies! I don’t have a sweet tooth but I do love a chewy gooey brownie. And why not healthify them. These chocolate sweet potato brownies are delicious, nutritious and allergy friendly. I’ve made them allergy friendly by making them eggless, gluten-free, casein-free, dairy-free, nut-free and soy-free. But how do we make these a little more nutritious? Well instead of bleached flour, sugar, butter, chocolate and eggs – we are adding in stuff that is really much better for you. We use mashed sweet potato, ghee, organic raw cane sugar, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, cayenne and ripe mashed banana. Then just add cocoa powder and a few baking ingredients to make an amazing brownie out of it. The recipe is also...

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These orange marmalade oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (ghee and coconut oil) and egg-free.  They are highly addictive and super easy to make from scratch. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Orange Marmalade Cookies It’s not something we make often, but I wanted to make a gluten-free Chicken L’Orange recipe for The Weekly Menu II eCookbook.  As a special treat for Christmas dinner.   So I found gluten-free marmalade (Bonne Maman) and the recipe only required two tablespoons.   You know I hate to waste food.   So what was I going to do with the rest of it?   I thought why don’t I adapt my recipe for cranberry oatmeal cookies into some type of orange marmalade oatmeal cookies.   And on the first try they...

gluten-free cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies | Gluten-Free

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Who doesn’t love a chewy cranberry oatmeal cookie? Yum! Years ago, my husband’s step-mom made a “gluten-free” batch of cranberry oatmeal cookies for us and they were so good. Unfortunately, they made me really sick because we didn’t quite get the concept of cross-contamination or maybe one of the ingredients wasn’t gluten-free. She meant well and liked to entertain, but I would get sick almost every time we ate at their house. I’m very sensitive.  So we finally had a talk and explained why I couldn’t eat her stuff. Of course, after arguing with me and probably taking it personally – it ended. What else can you do? I need to take care of my body. And you can only be so...