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Egg Substitutions for The Warm Kitchen cookbook

Often when meeting people who buy my book, I learn that besides gluten and dairy, many people also cannot have eggs. There is a chapter in The Warm Kitchen on Common Substitutions in the front of the book but this may not be sufficient. The following is a list, by recipe, with my recommendations for the […]

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GF Chicken Cordon Bleu

Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you are looking for a family-friendly dish that can also be transformed to an elegant dinner party, this gluten-free chicken cordon bleu is the one. If your children don’t like the idea of mustard, leave the Dijon cream sauce off and you have something which can make everyone happy. If your kids don’t like the […]

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Shortening being weighed

How Much Does Shortening Weigh?

Did you know that a half cup of shortening does not weigh the same as a half cup of butter? I didn’t!  Since going dairy-free, I tend to rely on shortening more and more for baking. Measuring it in a measuring cup can be messy as the cup gets very greasy and I worry that […]

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7 minute chicken

    On nights when I know there won’t be a lot of time to cook, I use this recipe/technique. It’s one of my favorite recipes from my book, The Warm Kitchen. What I love about it is that I can change the flavor profile of the chicken based on what herbs and spices I […]

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The best gluten-free chicken tenders

Without a doubt, these are better than anything I or my children have ever had in a restaurant! Well, in my humble opinion, that is. When I make these, I make a double batch. We use half for the meal and I either freeze the rest or use it for lunches or leftovers. You can […]

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Amy’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend

When I started my adventure in gluten-free baking, one thing that stressed me out was the amount of flours in a recipe. It was so off-putting, sometimes I did not want to bake. I was soon rescued by a friend, Amy Andrews of Ripe Food and Wine, who gave me her recipe for a flour blend that she […]

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How to make Arepas

Arepas (ah-ray-pahs) are a corn pocket which can be found on many street corners in Venezuela. I first became familiar with them when I met Adriana Lopez Vermut from Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen at the Gluten-Free Spree in San Francisco in 2009. At the time, she only had a location in Napa’s Oxbow Market. Now, there are […]

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Creamy tarragon chicken

When you are looking for an elegant dish that you can serve to both adults and kids, try this one. The recipe is courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp from her book “Keys to the Kitchen” (see the interview and blog post here).  I made it for Christmas Dinner this past holiday and everyone raved. Now, if you […]

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What are your “Keys to the Kitchen”?

I’m lucky. I got to ask Aida up close and personal. If you don’t know her name, you should. Aida Mollenkamp is California-based food expert, TV host, writer, and culinary curator. She studied at the Cornell Hotel School (like me!) and Le Cordon Bleu Paris before joining CHOW.com where she worked behind the scenes as […]

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gluten-free orange beef

Gluten-free orange sesame beef stir fry

I was speaking to a friend today about blogging. My advice to her was that some times it’s ok to just write a quick entry without spending a lot of time. That’s my goal; let’s see how I do (I had to write the recipe; this took the longest). I think you’ll love this gluten-free […]

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