Popovers

Popovers - A gluten free alternative

Since living gluten free, popovers are not a recipe we have made very often. Baking anything gluten free presents enough challenges, but baking without the use of baking powder, or other leavening agents, seems daunting to say the least – if not downright impossible. Since Julia’s recipe does not call for any sugar, we felt more inclined to give this a try. Popovers actually reminded me of a dish I grew up with in Germany, called ‘Pfitzauf.’ Continue reading

Mochi – Japanese Food Culture – Finale

Mochi - Japanese Food Culture

Studying Japanese food culture has been a fascinating and enlightening adventure. We loved the more healthy aspects of the food choices offered and the overall ease of  including it as part of our gluten free diet. With just a few minor adjustments and/or elimination of certain foods, such as condiments, sauces, and the gluten containing pasta,  everything is just about perfect if you are gluten intolerant or celiac.

In our research, a particular book captured our interest. It is written by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle, entitled “Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat – Secrets of My Mother’s Tokyo Kitchen.” Continue reading

Review of Against the Grain Baguettes

Review of Against the Grain Baguettes

Several years ago,  after much searching, I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease. My first thought was, no problem, I can leave out regular bread, and anything else with gluten; that’s not so hard. No more bagels, fine. No more walking past the Whole Foods bread counter when they just put out the freshly baked loaves, and the entire place smells like warm bread. This one was harder, much harder, but still okay. It didn’t really hit home. Continue reading

Pamela’s Amazing Bread Mix for Bread Makers

Pamela's Amazing Bread Mix for Bread Makers -  With Sundried Tomatoes and Cheese

If you are new to the gluten free lifestyle and are terrified at the thought of baking your own bread, we wanted to highlight a commercially available gf bread mix by Pamela’s. As you may already know, there are several easy bread recipes in our book (A Celebration of Gluten Free Baking), which we encourage you to try.  But, given everyone’s hectic and busy lives, sometimes a mix can be a quick and easy alternative. The price of the mix is pretty comparable to any store bought gluten free bread, while giving you the experience of freshly baked bread in your own home. Continue reading