Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies Made Simple!

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 Ingredients, 4 Steps 

My girlfriend shared this great recipe with me to make tasty, gluten free peanut butter cookies in a pinch.

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Topics: Food, Baking

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vanilla from Tahiti- Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans, Coffee, Lotion

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Going gluten free is challenging, but what makes it even harder is understanding food labels. Do you ever feel like you need a degree to dissect a food label? I DO!!  I've pretty much given up on the majority of the brands that you see in your standard grocery stores today. Instead, I shop online and support amazing companies like Vanilla From Tahiti. 

Going gluten free doesn't mean that you can't enjoy baking, but it does mean that you need to make sure that you are buying #TrueGlutenFree products to bake with. I had the hardest time finding a vanilla extract for my recipes that was gluten free. Most people don't realize the importantance of understanding the derivative alcohol in their food products, as 99% of the time they are derived from corn. Don't forget if you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitive, then you most likely need to stay away from corn as it is technically a grain. 

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Topics: Product Reviews, Food, Baking

Baking 101 - Gluten Free Almond "Flour" vs. Almond "Meal"

Posted by Bridget Gebbie on February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

After many baking disasters, did you know that almond flour and almond meal should not be used interchangeably when baking? Almond meal is typically coarser due to the almond skins not being removed. Whereas almond flour is "blanched" and made from skinless almonds resulting in a finer grind. When we recently ran out of our almond "flour" from Honeyville Farms and converted back to almond "meal," our baked goods were becoming too moist again and concaving in the center. Moral of the story - Do not blame your oven, almond "meal" works great for breading fish and poultry, but stick to true almond "flour" for baking.

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Holiday Gluten Free Cookies: Pumpkin Gingerbread

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I found this great recipe from Tropical Traditions, but made some revisions to make it more sugar friendly. I use coconut palm sugar as it's a great low glycemic alternative (especially when dealing with diabetes). Here is my variation to "gingerbread cookies":

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Topics: Food, Baking, Recipes

Gluten Free Baking Tip: Know the Derivative of Alcohol in Foods

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

When baking a true gluten free, grain free dish, it's important to watch for any alcohol in your baking products. Gluten is often hidden in the from of alcohol. I'd say about 90% of the time if there is alcohol in the product, it is most likely derived from corn. Remember that corn has the gluten protein zien, which is comprised of 55% of the gluten protein. With the holidays around the corner, here are two gluten free baking products you want to make sure that you have in your pantry:  
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No-Bake, True Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the challenges when looking for #TrueGlutenFree cookie recipes is finding those that do not include any form of grain. For example, today I found a great recipe for No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, but as we all know oats contain a type of gluten, avenin which is comprised of 16% of the gluten protein. 

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Topics: Food, Baking, Recipes

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