gf and me’s spring citrus cheesecake

This refreshing combination of citrus and mint is heavenly on a warm spring day. Play with the flavours:  use lemons, limes, oranges or combine all three! For an extra special treat, “ice” your cake with a thin layer of your favorite marmalade. citrusThe recipe below is for a crustless cheesecake, but you can also use a pre-made gf crust (like Patsy Pie’s graham crust) or make your own.

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gluten free sloppy joes

We realized early on that last-minute gluten free meals were hard to come by. One of our solutions was to concoct this adaptation of sloppy joes. (We used to use Club House Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix but it contains, you guessed it, wheat flour). This version is gluten free, kid friendly, and full of antioxidants, fiber, and iron.

tomato & pepper

From fridge to table, this meal is ready in 30 minutes—faster than you can get a gluten free pizza delivered!

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geoff’s favourite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (sshhhh…they’re gluten free)

These cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and full of the rich flavours of chocolate and coconut. Make a double batch ’cause they won’t last long!

oatmeal cookies

Oats lower cholesterol, are an excellent source of plant protein, and good source of iron. However, not everyone who has celiac disease can tolerate them, even when the oats are gluten free. If you have questions, talk to your physician or dietitian.

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gluten free all-purpose flour recipe

Four Flour Mix

There are many all-purpose flour blends on the market. Geoff and I find that Cloud 9 works well for almost anything. Unfortunately, it is only available in a fairly small area on the West Coast. When we travel through New Westminster, though, we almost always pick up a bag or two! And it’s now available at Costco – yipeeee! Bob’s Red Mill is also a decent substitute and is readily available at most supermarkets.

There are also many all-purpose gluten free flour mix recipes out there. See the Celiac and Sprue Association website for a number of different ones. We have had really great luck with Bette Hagman’s Four Flour Blend, found in her book The Gluten Free Gourmet and on the Association’s webpage as Four Flour Bean. The mix uses garfava bean flour, sorghum flour, cornstarch and tapioca starch/flour. The garfava flour tends to lend batters a slight green pea taste, but once baked, the taste usually disappears. And because it uses bean flour, it adds fiber and protein to your recipes. Who knew a chocolate cake or shortbread cookies could be so healthy!

TIP: If you are making something with a delicate flavour, you may want to replace the garfava with potato and/or quinoa which have a lighter taste. Potato, however, often requires more liquid to be added to the recipe.

TIP: Some all purpose gluten free flour mixes include a gumming agent to replace the gluten in wheat flour. If your blend does not, you will have to add something like xanthan gum to keep your cakes and cookies from crumbling. A quick formula for using xanthan gum is 1/2 teaspoon per cup of flour. For breads you can increase the amount to 3/4 teaspoon per cup of flour.

gf and me’s teriyaki stir fry

This hearty stir fry has lots veggies and great teriyaki flavour. It’s quick and has great “plate” appeal, making it the perfect choice for a busy work day meal or for easy entertaining.

veggies

It can easily be veganized by removing the beef and using a GF vegetable stock.

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5 minute 5 cheese ravioli in rosé sauce – gluten free

A super-quick, super-tasty gluten free dinner?

Sound too good to be true?

Try gf and me’s quick rosé sauce and Ravioli Gourmet’s Five Cheese Gluten Free Ravioli. You really can have an amazing dinner on the table in five minutes!

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Best Ever Gluten Free Pizza!

gluten free pizza. gfandme 2013

Here is a re-posting of one of gf and me’s first blogs. It’s sooo good, we think it warrants a second round. AND it even comes with homemade cinnamon rolls for dessert.

This would make a great informal Sunday dinner. It does take a bit of time, but it’s worth it! Make it a family project and spend some time together in the kitchen.

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gf and me’s roasted potatoes – great for summer BBQ’s

Great for casual dinners, outdoor parties, or camping, these potatoes taste awesome and can be done in the oven, on the grill, or even in your Tfal actifry fryer. They go with everything from chicken to burgers to steak!

roasted potatoesBe creative with the spices. We like this chili version but equal amounts of dill, basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano and pepper flakes works wonderfully too.

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Sinful Chocolate Mousse Cake – no flour required!

This cake is OVERLOADED with divine CHOCOLATE and melt in your mouth goodness. And like most recipes on gf and me, it’s surprisingly easy to make.

Don’t be surprised if the neighbours come calling when it’s in the oven. It smells THAT good!

chocolate muffin

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gf and me’s Chicken Parmesan – gluten free no less

This Parmesan chicken is easy to make but will look AND TASTE like it took you hours to prepare. Pair it with your favorite gluten free pasta and marinara sauce. And don’t forget the wine…

pasta

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