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Gluten-Free Living

Gluten-free Living: The true taste of summer: s’mores

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Warm weather means barbecues, icy drinks and fresh produce galore, but, to me, the real flavor of summer involves melted chocolate and gooey, mildly charred marshmallows. The challenge with gluten-free s’mores, though, is finding a decent graham cracker. There are a growing number of commercial varieties available at the supermarket, but – there’s no nice way to say this – … 0

Gluten-free Living: Savoring summer

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

After weeks of rain and cool temperatures, it feels like summer has finally arrived. That means months of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches, all perfect bases for easy, seasonal desserts. Those desserts get even easier with this make-ahead gluten-free crumble topping. The base ratio – 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of almonds, … 0

Gluten-Free Living: These chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, but hard to wait for

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I’ve been experimenting lately with nut flours, and I’m amazed at how a few cups of ground almonds can bring new life to a favorite old recipe. Almonds have a natural sweetness, so it’s possible to reduce the refined sugar in a recipe without sacrificing flavor, and the nuts’ protein means even desserts … 0

Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-free baking’s secret ingredient? Avocado

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gluten-free baked goods have two major problems: height and moisture. Careful measuring and proper storage help, but even the most precise baker can end up with a batch of flat, dry goodies when experimenting with alternative flours. My … 0

Gluten-free Living: Comfort from a can

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter is one of my favorite times in New England, but long days outside enjoying the snow demand hot, substantial and quick dinners at night. That’s one reason why I was thrilled to discover that Progresso now makes … 0

Gluten Free Living: Holiday stollen gets a makeover

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

About an hour into working on this recipe, I started to regret picking stollen for this month’s column. Everything in the kitchen – including the dog – was coated in a thin, white film of arrowroot powder, the … 0

Gluten-Free Living: Baking better brownies without flour

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

If baking gluten free from scratch seems intimidating, try a batch of brownies. The fudgiest recipes call for less than half a cup of flour, which means you can substitute non-traditional varieties – rice, sorghum, coconut, almond – … 2

Gluten-Free Living: Wrap up summer meals with lettuce

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I’ve been racing against my lettuce drawer for weeks and, until recently, it was winning. This summer’s cool, damp weather has given just about everyone I know a bumper crop of greens, far more than even the most … 3

Gluten-Free Living: Build your own muffin

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

after days of rain and last week’s mini heat wave, my tiny garden is suddenly lush with herbs. This was a happy discovery because it means it’s time to pull out a recipe I first tried last fall … 0

Gluten-Free living: Gooey goodness in a matter of minutes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

If you’re trying to drop a few pounds before swimsuit season, stop reading now. Seriously. There’s probably a feature elsewhere in this food section that involves things like vegetables and whole grains. If, however, you want to know … 0

Gluten-Free Living: Chicken and waffles two ways

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Until a month ago, I’d never heard of chicken and waffles, at least as a pair. Then, on a trip to the grocery store, I saw a bag of chicken and waffle flavored potato chips. The next week, … 0

Gluten-free Living: It’s town meeting season; bring on the whoopie pies!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The origins of the whoopie pie are far from clear: Both Maine and Pennsylvania purport to be its birthplace, a town outside of Boston lays claim to its signature filling and the Wikipedia page devoted to its history … 0

Gluten-free Living: Award-winning thumbprint cookies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Grandma Mary was tall and elegant. She could talk politics, football  and fashion, and she  worshipped my grandfather, but that didn’t stop her from defying him when she decided to become a beauty queen. It was 1957, … 0

Gluten-Free Living: Lots of pizza options available

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Every time I go to the grocery store these days, there’s yet another variety of gluten-free pizza: pre-made crusts stacked in the freezers, mixes in the baking aisle, personal-size pies already topped with cheese and sauce. From a … 0

Gluten-Free Living: Prepared gluten-free baking mix allows holiday appetizer tradition to continue

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

When I was growing up, one of my favorite ways to pass an afternoon was flipping through my mom’s fat, red copy of The Betty Crocker Cookbook. The full color photos felt retro, the recipes were fairly simple … 0