Showing posts from June, 2010

Revisiting the Deschutes Brewery

As chance would have it, I had an opportunity to dine at Deschutes Brewery this evening, and I was able to procure their beer list.  I reviewed their current gluten-free beer in a previous post , but I didn't have the official description until today: Gluten Free ESB 100% Gluten-Free Ale!  This beer is made with sorghum, brown rice, maple syrup, and molasses for a smooth gluten-free experience.  We used Topaz and Brewer's Gold hops for bittering and Willamette and Sterling hops for aroma.  Tell your friends! IBU's: 49  Alcohol content: 5.7% You can see their list of " What's on Tap " on the Deschutes Brewery website , but it's often incorrect where the GF beer is concerned.  Click here to find a link to the gluten-free menu at the Portland Pub.  I had the steamer clams with house-made GF bread sticks and a house salad withe gluten-free croutons.  You can't see the croutons in the photo because I had already eaten them all before I took the pic

Quick Buckwheat Waffles: Gluten-free

Strawberries are in season here in Oregon right now, and they are amazing on waffles.  This recipe for gluten-free buckwheat waffles is quick, easy, and of course delicious. Quick Buckwheat Waffles Recipe Blend together in a medium bowl: 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup white rice flour 2 Tbsp sorghum flour 1 Tbsp tapioca flour 1 Tbsp potato flour 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder In another medium bowl, beat thoroughly: 2 large eggs Add: 1 1/4 cup milk 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted Mix well, then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and blend thoroughly.   Cook in a waffle iron.  Buckwheat waffles benefit from a slightly higher heat setting than other waffles.  Makes about four waffles. If you liked this recipe, you might also like: Easy Waffles: a Gluten-free Dairy-free Recipe Gluten-free Buckwheat Pancakes Gluten-free Buckwheat Waffle Recipe Gluten-free Corn Waffle Recipe Gluten-free Buckwheat Pancakes  Do you

New Gluten-free Beer at Deschutes Brewery in Portland

I went to Deschutes brewery the other night with one of my gluten-free friends.  I was looking forward to having another pint of the Gluten-free Wit beer, but instead they had a Gluten-free ESB on tap.  My friend Daniel said after one sip: "I think this is the best gluten-free beer I've ever had." That's what I always say after trying one of Deschutes Brewery's gluten-free beers.

Easy Waffles: a Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Recipe

Waffles are easy.  Or, they can be.  My Gluten-free Corn Waffle Recipe and my Buckwheat Waffles Recipe take a little time and care.   That's why I decided to make a quick and easy basic waffle recipe that's not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free.  And of course it's delicious. For the liquid I used my favorite dairy substitute: coconut milk.  I wrote about the beauty of coconut cream in my last post and in my Gluten-free Vegan Scone Recipe . Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Waffles Makes about 4 Belgian-style waffles. Mix in a medium bowl: 1 cup white rice flour 2 Tbsp sorghum flour 1 Tbsp tapioca flour 1 Tbsp potato flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder Heat your waffle iron. In another medium bowl, beat thoroughly: 2 eggs Add: 1 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 Tbsp canola oil 1/2 tsp vanilla Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  When the waffle iron is hot, lightly spray it with oil and spoon or po

Coffee with Coconut Cream

I love cream.  However, I sometimes go through phases of lactose intolerance that prevent me from eating it.  This leads to an issue when I drink coffee: what do I add to it if not cream? I've tried all kinds of non-dairy creamers: almond milk, rice milk, soy milk.  I didn't like any of them.  If they didn't taste chemical they were just too... well, milky.  I started drinking my coffee black.  I'm doing the lactose-free thing right now, so I thought it was a perfect time to experiment with something new: coconut cream.  It's what I use for most of my other cream substitutes, so why not coffee creamer?  I use it in my gluten-free vegan scone recipe and it works beautifully.  It's the only thing I've found that has all the properties of cream that I like: the richness, the smoothness, the slight sweetness. Well, I'm here to inform you that it works.  It doesn't whiten the coffee as much as I expected, and it thickens the coffee just slightly.