Showing posts from December, 2011

My Holiday Recipes

If you are looking for holiday recipes, you have come to the right blog.  Each year I have been blogging I have added several holiday-inspired recipes to my archive.  Here is the tally so far: Gingerbread Cookies  Teff Sandwich Bread Traditional Bread Stuffing   Butternut Squash Pie Pie crust    Turkey Soup See the Recipe Archive for more gluten-free recipes.

More Holiday Gift Ideas

Do you have a gluten-free person on your Christmas list?  Here are a few ideas on what to give them for the holidays: The Essential Gluten-free Restaurant Guide by Triumph Dining.  I used this book to help flesh out my list of gluten-free dining options in Portland , and it's been a valuable resource on trips as well. Gluten-free Girl and the Chef.  If you don't already have it, get it for yourself or a loved one!  It's available here in Portland at Powell's , among other places online.  My mom got this for me for Christmas last year.  It's a useful recipe book to have. A Pullman Loaf Pan .  This style of bread pan is ideal for making Gluten-free sandwich loaves because it gives you bigger slices.  My dad gave me one for Christmas two years ago and I've gotten a lot of use out of it.  I created my Teff Sandwich Bread recipe in it. Want to get something memorable and impressive?  Try this Chantal Copper tea kettle .  It's a timeless classic.

Dick's Kitchen Gluten-free Options

Gluten-free burgers with GF buns.  Flourless chocolate tortes.  Gluten-free beer.  Charming NW Portland .  Need I say more? Photo by Gina Kelley Well, you probably think it's too good to be true - or too expensive to be prudent.  I'm happy to say that the burger is tasty and the Jensen's GF Better Bun is fantastic.  The prices are reasonable, although they of course charge a little extra for the gluten-free bun.  The "Not-fries" are gluten-free and so is the flourless chocolate torte with salted caramel sauce.  The caramel sauce wasn't the best part of the torte - it was too chewy - but the torte itself was excellent.  The menu is very clearly labeled with the gluten-free and vegan options, and the servers are very knowledgeable and helpful.  It should be noted, however, that they don't have separate cooking facilities for gluten-free. Photo by Gina Kelley Dick's Kitchen has two locations - one on Belmont and one that just opened in NW Por