A Free From (Not Guilt) Festive Treat: Gluten-Free Piped Cookies

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Mae West There’s no shame in admitting the truth: gluten is what makes baked goods pillowy, chewy and elastic. Gluten is a protein, providing structure to baked goods so they don’t crumble apart. Gluten also creates little pockets of air in the batter to produce light, […]

From the Autumn Forest Floor: Chestnut Biscuits

“O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?” William Butler Yeats The aroma of roasting chestnuts is an iconic symbol of the late autumn and the early winter season. For some families, certain celebrations, like Christmas dinner, are never complete without chestnuts roasting in the oven, served as the very […]

MY FREE FROM SERIES: My Mother’s Gluten-free Bread

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”    –Marion C. Garretty “Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had  sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for  an excuse that we say things are impossible.” Francois […]

MY FREE FROM SERIES – Indulgence, Free from Gluten and Dairy: Coconut Sponge Cupcakes

Coconut flour is perfect for those who are becoming more conscious of the foods  they eat, look for healthy alternatives to foods that are nutritionally  inadequate. When seeking a healthy gluten-free flour alternative too, coconut flour meets the  requirements. Made from the meat of coconuts after the milk has been removed,  coconut flour is loaded with […]