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Gluten Free French Toast with Caramelized Pineapple Sauce

French Toast

This sandwich loaf I made the other day was so popular that I need to make more just to be able to make this dinner. Yes, around our house sometimes breakfast is for dinner. This recipe was so easy and so simple. It’s one of the recipes  I’m making sure my daughters have carefully tucked away […]

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Sandwich Loaf

One of our daugthers is home sick. It’s one of those 24 hour stomach bugs that happens even to the healthiest of us. After all, if we never get sick, how would our immune system build itself up? She needs comfort and sometimes comfort is as simple as a loaf of bread, and a tender […]

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Banana Cashew Pancakes

This morning was one of THOSE  mornings.   Fruit overripe in the fruit bowl. quick breakfast needed for my twin 15 year old athletes,  scurrying  about the house trying to gather their sports equipment, school books and lunch., I wanted to give them a warm breakfast, something is really fast and out the door yummy. […]

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Poof, done, dinner.- Gluten Free Brown Rice Penne, Kale and Sausage

Poof, done, dinner. @jovial brown rice penne,@hemplers andouille sausage, @cutnclean kale. #glutenfree #DairyFree, #1/2hourdinner

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gluten-free blueberry crumble pie

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumb Pie

National Pie Day is today. Yes, I know it isn’t 3/14. But the American Pie Council says that it is today, and who can argue with them? This gluten-free blueberry crumb pie was actually made for my husband last Friday as a congratulations for getting through a very busy week at work.  We have so […]

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Gluten Free Muffins made with Bob’s Red Mill Cereal

I wanted a simple, quickly mixed and fast to prepare muffin for those school mornings. This one fits the bill. By combining the dry cereal mixture with the milk, then allowing it to sit for a few minutes, you alleviate the crunch of uncooked grains but retain the nice toothsomeness. Feel free to make it […]

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Chutney Glazed Stuffed Squash

Chutney Glazed Stuffed Acorn Squash

This month, we’re reaching into the past for Vintage Side Dishes. You know, the ones that are truly missed when they aren’t on the table, glances from your brother to the aunt who always spends the morning creating the vegetable. The traditional ones of your youth, like these stuffed acorn squash. Cooking a welcoming Thanksgiving for […]

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Banana Bread- Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

When you have those lonely brown spotted Appaloosa bananas on the counter, do you feel a pang? My frugal soul cringes just a bit when I have a few bananas that look like these. I know I could mix up a batch of pancakes, or muffins. But my long time goal has been a crisp […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

When the winds are blowing and my house might lose power, I make chicken and dumplings in my stockpot. Even when the storm is Hurricane Sandy, clear across the country. I make chicken and dumplings. Because soup is hot and wet, filling, comforting, a way of saying that all will be ok. Although Hurricane Sandy […]

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Nectarine Roses – Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Gum Free Pie Crust

This seems to be the last blast of summer in the Pacific Northwest. The time when all foods start to turn toward orange like butternut squash and pumpkin. The time when baking is a thoroughly enjoyable pastime, warming hearts and the kitchen too. I’m not quite ready to let go of the amazing stone fruits […]

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Flourless Orange Almond gluten-free dairy-free cake

Midnight Secret Cake

When a good friend asked me recently for a killer gluten-free, dairy-free cake recipe for a friendly competitive potluck, I considered.

Knowing that the event was a celebration of a new marriage,that the bride is gluten and dairy intolerant. There are lots of kids to consider in the family who love great sweets.
Time is short for construction, the party is Saturday, but the friend who wants to make this cake is willing to try anything truly spectacular.
We finally have summer here in the Pacific Northwest, so my internal debate began with berry-full ideas. Maybe a great strawberry shortcake with coconut whipped cream?
Then again, battling the heat and standing time of a potluck situation would make that a bit risky.
Or a pie? I’ve been so inspired by pie since finally meeting Kate McDermott at BlogHerFood.
As lovely as a pie might be, spectacular isn’t an adjective I use to describe most.
But who knows, my opinion might change after Pie Camp. Hmmm, time to go back in my recipe archives to fun, beautiful things I’ve made.
Maybe spice cupcakes with maple marshmallow frosting?
Tough to transport and how to add that wow factor?And then it hit me.
This amazing cake I had made for a baby shower would be perfect!
Bob’s Red Mill Almond meal for the flours
Whole organic oranges for flavor, moistness and texture
Eggs for lift.
Elegant, pretty and perfect!

Well, almost perfect. The flavor is amazing but the appearance is quite plain.
Boiled oranges getting peeledOrange - removing the pithReady to processFlourless orange cake ready for the ovenReady for release- Flourless orange cakePouring the dairy free ganache
First Bite-Flourless Orange Almond CakeSo pretty, flourless orange cakeTrying to catch the pretty pale color.

So I debated the trick of stenciling the cake top, but even that didn’t have the true wow factor.

Danielle also loves chocolate, but her dairy reaction means that she is limited to the dark kind.
So I decided to combine the cake with a dark chocolate robe of dairy free ganache.

Dark, sexy chocolate makes everyone want a piece.

I love the surprising pop of orange color when you cut into this cake.
And you will too.Feel free to let it sit a day or so, it gets even better. I didn’t want to give away the secret so I didn’t add chocolate dipped orange peel to the decorations, but you can. :)

Competitive potluck? There is to be a judging of the various entries and a prize awarded for the people’s choice.

I’m betting on this one. How about you?

Flourless Almond Orange Cake with Dairy free Ganache
Recipe Type: Dessert, Cake, Dairy Free, Gluten-Free
Author: Dr. Jean Layton-GFDoctor
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 45 mins
Serves: 12
[img src="http://www.gfdoctorrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/orange-cake.jpg" width="300" height="300" /] When a good friend asked for a spectacular gluten free, dairy free cake, my thoughts turned to this one. Enjoy!
  • 2 Organic Valencia seedless oranges approximately 535 grams
  • 4 eggs
  • 215 grams (1 cup +1 teaspoon ) organic cane sugar
  • 300 grams (3 cups) almond meal
  • 10 grams 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  1. Cover oranges with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  3. Drain the oranges
  4. Cover them again with water
  5. Bring to a boil
  6. Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, this reduces the bitterness of the oranges
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Remove the peel of the each orange with a paring knife, leaving as much pith (white part) on the orange.
  9. Place the peel in the bowl of a food processor.
  10. Remove the pith and discard,
  11. Section the orange, remove the center core.
  12. Add sections to the food processor.
  13. Puree the oranges till smooth.
  14. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs till well combined.
  15. Add the sugar and beat till light and fluffy.
  16. Fold in the almond meal, oranges and baking powder.
  17. Smooth the batter into the prepared springform pan.
  18. Place on bottom rack of the oven for 55-60 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.
  19. Allow to cool completely before glazing with [url href="http://www.gfdoctorrecipes.com/dairy-free-ganache/"]Dairy Free Ganache[/url]


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Gluten- Free Banana Pancakes from Gluten-Free Doctor

Appaloosa Banana Pancakes-Dairy Free, Corn Free, Gluten-Free and Honey Sweetened.

The reentry to normal life post BlogHer Food conference is a bit extreme.

When you have spent two wonderful days and nights in splendor like this

Coming home to my comfortable, casual and cluttered home is a bit of a shock.

At home there are not displays like this for breakfast
#BlogHerFood breakfast

There are bananas that resemble the spotted coat of an Appalooosa horse, ready to be beaten into a batter for breakfast.
Apaloosa bananas
So enjoy these while I get back to my routine,

I’ll be writing more, once I get my cup of tea.

Appaloosa Banana Pancakes-Dairy Free, Corn Free, Gluten-Free and Honey Sweetened.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 appaloosa bananas
  • 50 grams raw buckwheat flour- grind your own green groats in a coffee grinder for this flour or substitute ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 100 grams [url href= "http://www.gfdoctorrecipes.com/recipes/whole-grain-flour-mix.html"] whole grain flour mix [/url]
  • 100 grams [url href = "http://www.gfdoctorrecipes.com/recipes/white-flour-mix.html"]white flour mix|[/url]
  • 30 grams honey
  • 10 grams golden flax seeds – ground to powder
  • 5 grams vanilla
  • 10 grams baking powder
  • 5 grams baking soda
  • 50 grams light olive oil
  • 150 grams unsweetened almond milk
  1. Preheat griddle till a drop of water sizzles and evaporates
  2. Grease lightly with oil.
  3. Beat together the eggs and bananas,
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
  5. Pour in puddles onto prepared griddle.
  6. Turn when the bubbles rising inside the pancakes begin to pop.
  7. Serve with maple syrup or creamed honey.
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Cornbread Stuffing Bread Muffins- time to bake your own, Gluten-Free

Most people are fortunate enough to simply go to their neighborhood store, pick up a loaf of unsliced bread for stuffing, or a bag of big croutons and call it good. For us gluten-free folks, that is rarely an option, although in a pinch I have been known to cut up a loaf of Rudi’s […]

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