Sweets for the Sweet

GF and Me's Favorite Valentine's Day RecipesAround here, Valentine’s Day is usually pretty understated, celebrated with a nice meal, a glass of good wine, and always … always … something sweet. So here are some of our favorite decadent desserts – perfect for your gluten free valentine!

Turnovers

Gluten Free Turnovers (These take a bit of work, but they certainly say “I love you.”)

gluten free ferrero rocher. gf and meGluten Free Ferrero Rocher (Amazingly simple to make and who doesn’t love these sweet treats.)

almond rocaHome Made Almond Roca (Nothing says “love” quite like butter – especially when it comes with sugar!)

Sinful Chocolate Mousse Cake

Sinful Chocolate Mousse Cake (Because there’s just something about romance and chocolate!)

And for those of you in warmer climes:

sinful chocolate mousse cake: freezer versionSinful Chocolate Mousse Cake: The Freezer Version

stuffed raspberries. gfandme 2013.Stuffed Raspberries

Happy Valentine’s Day!

dark chocolate quinoa brownies with nutella cream cheese icing – these are not your six-year-old’s brownies

With a texture that’s beyond fudgy, these brownies have just a hint of sweetness and a whole lot of dark chocolate goodness. Just to be extra decadent, we coat them with a not-too-sweet cream cheese and Nutella icing. The brownies are really good, but the combination with the frosting is to die for!dark chocolate quinoa browniesA very kind neighbour gave us this brownie recipe. Thanks Christine!

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black licorice and coconut caramel candy

If you like black licorice and caramel, you’ll love these. The initial bite reveals the sharp taste of anise that soon mellows to a sweet caramel with just the faintest hint of coconut. Uhmmm, please excuse me while I go grab another one….black licorice coconut caramel candyThese will be fine if stored on the counter for a day or two, but after that should be kept in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving.  Continue reading

warm up with gluten free beef & vegetable soup

This takes a bit of time to make but it’s worth it in the end. You’ll end up with a bowl of savory homemade warmth.vegetable beef soupIt’s a lighter soup, so you may want to serve it for lunch or pair it with biscuits, a salad, or gf panini for dinner. It also freezes and reheats well, so make extra. And if you use low sodium broth, no salt added tomatoes and tomato sauce, you can cut the amount of salt in this considerably.

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gluten free turkey and havarti panini

Panini is the perfect way to eat gluten free bread and this is one of our favorites. The havarti is mild enough to let the taste of the turkey shine through and adds just the right amount of salt and creaminess. Serve it with a side of cranberries and you’re in heaven! gluten free turkey and havarti paniniThis is great with any turkey but is especially good with leftovers from our marinated grilled turkey breast. Continue reading

gf and me’s lasagna supreme

You won’t be able to tell the difference between this easy cheesy gluten free lasagna and a glutenous version! The savory onion and garlic marinara sauce soften up the oven ready gf noodles nicely without making them soggy – but our favorite part is the gooey Parmesan layer in the middle. Awesome!gluten free lasagna

This is a re-post of an early gf and me recipe. We figured we’d circulate it again for our new readers and because it’s one of our favorite go-to recipes – especially on a chilly winter’s day!

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chocolate-orange lace cookies – no flour required

The flavours of orange and chocolate come together in these sink-your-teeth-into-‘em chewy, crumbly cookies. Made using a base of rolled oats, they are also relatively low calorie coming in at about 50 calories per cookie. They do, however, tend to crumble very easily, but we just put the crumbly bits in a bowl and serve it up as one awesome gluten free granola!chocolate orange cookies gluten free and flourlessMy mom, Mary, made these for Geoff at Christmas and kindly gave us the recipe. Thanks mom!

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mary’s marvelous cream puffs – gluten free has never been so delicate!

Looking for a light and delicate yet quick and easy dessert? Try these delicately crisp-on-the-outside and oh-so-creamy-in-the-middle cream puffs. Serve them with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit at brunch or with whipped cream or whipped coconut milk, powdered sugar, and a drizzle of chocolate for a special dessert. To be truly decadent, try serving them with Food Mouth’s Whipped Nutella Fluff – WOW!

Cream PuffMy mom came across this recipe on a box of rice flour decades ago and has been making them ever since. They look like they took a French chef all day to prepare but are astonishingly easy to make and ready to eat in under an hour.

This is a re-post of an early recipe on “gf and me.” We made them the other day for a special birthday party, and they were so good we figured we’d share it again for all of those who have started following us since.

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gluten free folded Cloud 9 biscuits

gluten free biscuitsThese hearty biscuits taste just like the baking powder biscuits my sister used to make when we were kids. Buttery and salty, they are made with Cloud 9 flour giving them the look of a buckwheat biscuit. Try folding them over some grated cheese before baking – awesome! They are good hot or cold but because they only last a day or two, the recipe is small producing only about 6 biscuits.

Try pairing these with our Swiss Steak, Baked Potato Soup, Chili or, for a lighter meal, our Strawberry Spinach Salad.

For other Cloud 9 recipes, try our Sunday morning pancakes, Mary’s gluten free pie crust, or gf and me’s nut butter cookies.

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creamy baked potato soup – loaded up with everything but gluten

loaded baked potato soupTwo of the most comforting foods come together in this dish – soup and potatoes – making it a sure bet to cure the effects of the cold, dark days of winter. The blended potatoes are what really make this soup thick and creamy and are a great base for the hints of sour cream and onion that come through. To be honest, we like this soup so much (and it’s so easy to make) that we enjoy it year round – especially when paired with our homemade gf croutons!

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