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Almond Scones

Gluten Free Almond Scones from April Peveteaux   April Peveteaux knows how to live gluten-free with style. If GF is part of your lifestyle, check out her blog, Gluten is My Bitch, as well as her new book, The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet. In it she brings us meal plans, guides us through the sometimes confusing world of […]

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Caramel Popcorn Sundae

Gluten Free Caramel Popcorn Sundae   If you eat and live gluten-free and are facing an evening of entertaining at home, it can be a challenge to figure out what to serve for dessert. What will satisfy the gluten-free and the gluten tolerant? (I was going to say “the normals” LOL). This Caramel Popcorn Sundae […]

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Watermelon, Lime, and Hibiscus Ice Pops

Watermelon, Lime, and Hibiscus Ice Pops   Ice pops are incredibly easy to make. If you don’t have molds you can always use Dixie cups and popsicle sticks. The gorgeous, deep red color comes from the hibiscus flowers and the watermelon and we have to tell you, these are incredibly thirst quenching. Why drink liquid when you can […]

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pure Food   In our effort to bring you all kinds of chocolate chip cookies, here is a raw version. We are featuring this recipe and the Rhubarb Breakfast Crisp from Veronica Bosgraaf’s book, Pure Food. The book is filled with plant-based recipes, some raw, some cooked, some suitable for vegan, […]

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Protein Brownies

High Protein Brownies   Dan Churchill is making the rounds with his new book DudeFood. There has long been a hole in the book world. Where was the book that was geared towards young men who want to cook and bake that approached this niche with the right vibe? Dan hits it on the nose. The […]

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Gesine Bullock-Prado’s Take on the Girl Scout Samoa Cookie I have been a fan of Gesine Bullock-Prado’s since she came out with her first book Sugar Baby– she is unapologetic about her love of all things sweet. Her newest book, Let Them Eat Cake, has her signature approach, which is lighthearted and fun. This is an […]

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The Chocoholic

  Gesine Bullock-Prado has done it again, this time with an eye towards those with allergies and on certain restrictive diets. Her first books, Sugar Baby, Bake It Like You Mean Itand Pie It Forwardwere filled with her signature, whimsical approach. Let Them Eat Cakeis her newest book and has the same fun voice, but with […]

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Wild Elderflower Gelatin Desserts

Elderflower Cordial and a Recipe to Use It Summer of 2014 I decided to make Elderflower Cordial. There was something about the process that attracted me. It had the DIY aspect all rolled up together with an old-fashioned recipe and some foraging thrown in for good measure. I drove around for a few weeks scoping […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins

Grain-Free Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins These Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins are a little bit decadent, while keeping some health values in check. They are grain-free, as are all the recipes in Kelly Smith’s book, Everyday Grain-Free Baking. These breakfast and snack perfect muffins feature almond flour, lots of ripe bananas as well as cocoa, coconut milk […]

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The Ultimate Cookie Bars

These Ultimate Cookie Bars are Grain-Free   Being around baked goods all the time as we are here at the Test Kitchen has its pluses and minuses. Having our choice of chocolate to snack on is a huge plus. Being mindful of our “everything in moderation” approach to life can be a challenge. We are […]

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Ancient Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

These whole grain chocolate chip cookies feature millet flour, GF oats, tapioca starch and chia seeds and uses both maple syrup and cane sugar for a gentle sweetness. Either coconut oil or butter can be used for the fat. This nutritious approach to a favorite dessert is from Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbookby Camilla […]

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Lemon Curd Almond Cake

Gluten-Free Baking at Its Best The moment I saw this cake, it drew me in – and for several reasons. First of all, it is just so enticing with its combination of cake and lemon curd, cream and fruit. And I could see it being equally at home as a birthday cake as a casual […]

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Cacao Nib Meringues

Giant Meringues with Cacao Nibs and Cocoa The first time I saw Giant Meringues was way back in the 1970s in Paris. I knew what meringue cookies were, but these gargantuan orbs bore no resemblance to what I was used to. The Parisian ones were baked to a soft off-white, almost beige, which brought out […]

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Seeded Irish Soda Bread

Your New Go-To Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread I must admit that I make Irish soda bread once a year and yes, it is for a St. Patrick’s Day party. And every year I asked myself, why? Why not more often? It is easy, hearty and works so well alongside soups, stews, for breakfast with a […]

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Matcha Vacherin

Matcha Desserts Sometimes an ingredient grabs our attention and we want to use it in every and any way possible. Such is the case with matcha. We love this classic Japanese beverage prepared the traditional way as a frothy hot tea, but we have also come to love it in baked goods. The slightly bitter, vegetal […]

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Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes (for 2)

Paleo Red Velvet Cake You might remember Dominique as the winner of our Pumpkin Recipe Contest with her Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and we invited her back to bring a paleo treat for us. She didn’t disappoint and here are her Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes. Easy, chocolaty, with that red velvet flavor and color so many […]

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Spiced Hot Chocolate aka Love Brew

Hot Chocolate as Aphrodisiac Mmmm hot chocolate. Admittedly there are many versions and depending on our mood we might opt for one over another. Some are thick with heavy cream; some are even made with water, which while thinner allows the chocolate flavors to really pop. This recipe is about accentuating chocolate’s aphrodisiac properties by […]

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Pomegranate Meringues with Honey

Pomegranates and Honey for an Aphrodisiac Dessert This is a romantic recipe – how could it not be when it contains several aphrodisiacs? Red is the color of passion and visually stimulating and the word aphrodisiac originated with Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love; she is credited with planting the first pomegranate tree – possibly […]

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