How To Use Binders in Gluten Free Baking

How To Use Binders in Gluten Free Baking

Posted on December 29, 2017

How to Use Binders is #6 in my blog post series about gluten free baking. If you have been reading a bit you already know that gluten free baking is all about the magic (or science) of what happens with protein and starch. Binders play a small but important part in this magic. The three […]

Holiday Appetizer Round Up

Holiday Appetizer Round Up

Posted on December 15, 2017

This Holiday Appetizer Round Up is a collection of some of my favourite appetizers for the festive season. With so many parties to go to and impromptu entertaining I suggest you pick tried and true favourites and spend some extra time on the presentation. This post may contain affiliate links. When you purchase using these […]

How To Use Almond and Quinoa Flour

How To Use Almond Flour and Quinoa Flour

Posted on November 24, 2017

How to use almond flour and quinoa flour is the fifth in my series of blog posts on gluten free flours for baking. The number of gluten free flours available is mind-boggling so I have grouped them. Not to compare but rather to learn how each flour acts differently and the best way to use […]

How To Use Corn Flour, Cornmeal and Masa Harina

How To Use Corn Flour, Cornmeal and Masa Harina

Posted on October 27, 2017

How to Use Corn Flour, Cornmeal and Masa Harina is post #4 in my series on How to Use gluten free flours. These corn products give gluten free bakers a lot of options so I keep all three in my pantry. This brief overview talks about the differences between each of these products and how […]

A playful pic of an egg dropping into millet flour for How To Use Millet Flour in gluten free baking.

How To Use Millet Flour and Sorghum Flour

Posted on September 22, 2017

How to use millet flour and sorghum flour is part of my monthly blog post series on baking with gluten free flours. Although the science of baking may be interesting my goal is to share just enough information to help the everyday home cook. This may be to improve your current results, increase your confidence […]

How To Use Starch in Gluten Free Baking

How To Use Starch in Gluten Free Baking

Posted on August 25, 2017

How to Use Starch in gluten free baking is the second in my series of monthly blog posts on gluten free flours. After writing How To Use Rice Flour last month it seemed only natural to tackle the starches commonly used in gluten free baking. Why Flour and Starch? Wheat flour is about 75% starch and […]

How to Use Rice Flour in Gluten Free Baking

How to Use Rice Flour in Gluten Free Baking

Posted on July 28, 2017

How to use rice flour in gluten free baking is one of the first challenges for anyone new to the gluten free diet. In the past I had no interest in knowing why wheat flour worked. I could successfully bake so I never thought too much about it. After several years of gluten free baking […]

Spanish Fiesta Menu

Gourmet Dinner Club – A Spanish Menu

Posted on June 23, 2017

This is a Spanish menu for a Gourmet Dinner Club evening. Finding a date for six or more people to have dinner together is not an easy task but finding a menu can also be challenging. There are unlimited blogs, websites, cookbooks, magazines and TV shows to inspire you but eventually you need to make some choices. […]

Vegetables on a Reusable Grilling Sheet

Reusable Grilling Sheet

Posted on April 28, 2017

Have you heard of a reusable grilling sheet? Similar to the reusable baking sheets for the oven, this one is specifically designed to use on a barbecue. It provides a clean cooking surface so it just might be perfect for people concerned about cross contamination from wheat on barbecues and any kind of grill. Reusable […]

Gluten Free Stress Free Everyday Meals

Stress Free Everyday Meals on a Gluten Free Diet

Posted on March 24, 2017

Stress Free Everyday Meals on a gluten free diet, does that sound like a dream? Do you imagine that only the ultra organized, menu planners of the world can achieve this? As much as I like the idea of menu planning for the week it just doesn’t work for me…but I have lots of ideas […]

A measure of various flours that can be used when Gluten Free Baking By Weight

Gluten Free Baking By Weight

Posted on January 20, 2017

Gluten free baking by weight, using a scale and measuring your flour in grams, is more precise than measuring flour by the cup. Since baking is a science the results of your baked goods will be more consistent when your measurements are more exact. Do you need to bake by weight to be successful in […]

Gluten Free Diet The Holidays

Posted on November 25, 2016

‘Tis the season to talk about the Gluten Free Diet. Love it or hate it, this is the time of year people fondly refer to as The Holidays. For people with food allergies, intolerances and celiac disease the focus on food can be dreaded. The lack of awareness often surprising. If the strategies you used last year […]

A container of Chinese black beans, also called preserved beans.

Fermented Chinese Black Beans

Posted on October 21, 2016

Chinese black beans are naturally gluten free and their unique taste make them a special ingredient that is always in my pantry for many Asian dishes I make. However, they do go by many different names so a bit of an explanation may be helpful. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase using these links […]

Some starter ingredients for a Gluten Free Asian Pantry.

Gluten Free Asian Pantry

Posted on September 16, 2016

Whether you know it or not you have a gluten free Asian pantry. It may only contain gluten free soy sauce and that’s how it all starts. You create a system to purchase and replace the necessary staples you want to have on hand for everyday cooking. Whether it’s an app on your phone or a […]

A bottle of Balsamic Glaze vs Balsamic Vinegar with fresh tomatoes, basil, bocconcini and olive oil.

Balsamic Glaze vs Balsamic Vinegar

Posted on June 17, 2016

Balsamic Glaze vs Balsamic Vinegar, does your pantry include both? I think it should. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase using these links your cost is the same, but I receive a few cents for every dollar spent. I appreciate your support for this website.   Balsamic in no longer considered a specialty item. Both […]

Cans of Gluten Free Coconut Milk

Gluten Free Coconut Milk

Posted on June 3, 2016

Do you keep gluten free coconut milk in your pantry? Canned coconut milk is naturally gluten free and is popular in the cooking of southern Asia. I always have cans in my pantry to use for tantalizing Thai curries, flavourful Jasmine Coconut Rice, heavenly Vietnamese soup. and my Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream. Very occasionally I make a […]

Two glass dishes showing gluten free whole oats vs quick oats

Gluten Free Whole Oats vs Quick Oats

Posted on February 16, 2016

Gluten free whole oats vs quick oats, isn’t it nice to know you can easily buy both. In the gluten free world things change pretty fast. Every year there are more products available and companies are recognizing the needs and wishes of consumers for safe ingredients. It is well accepted that the consumption of moderate […]

Inspiration from the Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet Kitchen

Inspiration from the Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet

Posted on February 9, 2016

Inspiration from the Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet This post is about inspiration from my kitchen. Throughout my website I am trying to share my passion with the hope of inspiring you to just get in your kitchen and cook. Try new recipes, things you may have thought were too difficult, ideas that you think are […]

A green bowl filled with fiery Thai chiles, Thai One On - a menu

Gourmet Dinner Club – A Thai Menu

Posted on February 2, 2016

Thai One On in my Gourmet Dinner Club menu from Thailand. Many people love Thai food and much of it is naturally gluten free making this an excellent choice for your next dinner party. The sooner you get planning your dinner with friends the sooner you’ll be eating. Tantalizing Thai curries showcase the subtle blends […]

Two bottles of fish sauce

Gluten Free Fish Sauce

Posted on January 26, 2016

Gluten free fish sauce is commonly used in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It is the secret ingredient that may intimidate home cooks but is essential to recreate the recipes you are familiar with from these countries. It is readily available in Asian supermarkets as well as grocery stores with a large Asian section. This post […]

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