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{Vegan} Chocolate-Dipped Goji Macaroons

Hey, Valentine. Want a cookie? A grain-free, vegan cookie? Yes? You’re just my type. For those of you who never had to stand in front of the supermarket in the February chill, I’ll fill you in: it’s cookie season.  Not just because of Valentine’s Day (or “Singles Awareness Day,” if you’re going to be a […]

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{Vegan} Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Quick post this morning:  I’ve made two loaves of this gluten free cinnamon raisin bread in the last four days, and will probably make another loaf in a few more days.  It has a moist, sturdy texture, smattered with plump raisin gems.  In other words…divine for breakfast or tea.  My favorite condiments include vegan butter-like substance and cream […]

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{Gluten-Free} Honey-Oat Bread

Bread. Bread. Bread. If you’re gluten-free, those five letters evoke a passionate psychological response. Ditching gluten means, for better or for worse, becoming at least slightly obsessed with bread. Bread will trigger melodramatic “It’s not faaaair!” meltdowns when you’re just trying to eat out, or grab coffee in the breakroom, or pack a lunch that doesn’t require […]

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{Gluten-Free + Vegan} Soaked-Grain Flatbreads for a Fresh Start

It seems to me that January is a month of minimalism. We happily pack away the tinsel and ribbons in carefully-labeled boxes, vowing to be more organized in other aspects of life, too. An unofficial month-long hiatus from events and meetings ensues. Clear-headed for the first time after a month of eggnog lattes, we scribble […]

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Making Peace with Gluten, Part One {Gluten Free Sandwich Bread}

Have you ever been told not to think about something, even something silly like a pink elephant?  We all know what happens: You can’t think of anything else.  It’s like that with gluten, especially when you first find out that you must eat gluten-free.  Forever.  You see the massive list of banned foods, and suddenly you can’t stop thinking about […]

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Bacon Molasses Cookies

  I’ve been tormented by a cookie recipe for months.  Does anyone else ever get stuck on things like this? I was turned on to the idea of bacon + cookies by a friend, who at the time was managing at an upscale coffee shop.  I stopped by for one of his erethreal capuccinos, and we got […]

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{Gluten-Free & Vegan} Breakfast Cookies

“You can’t have cookies for breakfast, but you can have…”  Cookie Crisp was a fixture in my Saturday mornings as a ’90s kid.  We didn’t get to eat Cookie Crisp, mind you, but we did watch the commercial dozens of times in a morning of cartoon viewing.  I sighed over my Shredded Wheat and longed […]

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{Gluten-Free} Cane Syrup Graham Crackers

It’s s’mores season! If you have any camping planned, I have just the thing for you: gluten free graham crackers. Now you too can partake in chocolate-smeared and crumb-dusted sticky happiness. For reasons of necessity, this recipe is a little different than your usual honey graham. It was only in the middle of measuring out […]

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Gluten Free Brownies with Cocoa Powder

  Hey, stranger! After an extended break from baking, I’m back, blogging straight to your device from beautiful(?) Detroit. To make up for the long absence, there are gluten free brownies with cocoa powder. We cool?  Let’s catch up. As you saw in my last post, we recently wrapped up our stint in Savannah and scurried north to […]

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{Almost Raw} Cookie Dough Bites

Do you need some energy today? Whether you’re chasing kids, catching up on assignments for class, or sweating under a looming deadline, at work, I bet you do. And if you’re one of those virtuous humans who sweats it out at the gym? These cookie dough bites are definitely for you. Keep it on the […]

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{Grain-Free & Dairy-Free} Five Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

  I was in a good mood tonight, and skipped into the kitchen to put together a quick late night batch of flourless peanut butter cookies. We always have a colossal tub of peanut butter on hand for just this sort of noctournal cookie craving. Baking is a very happy thing for me.  The idea that […]

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Five Ingredient Tahini Cookies

Moving is tiresome. Not the cleaning and packing and evaluating your possessions part. We’re good at that part. I’m talking about the “almost but not yet” aspect, where you’ve mentally vacated your current digs but it’s not quite time to go yet. The part where every conversation begins with, “So when is your last day again?” (short […]

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{Gluten-Free + Vegan} Holiday Newtons

  The last two three weeks, the stars have aligned against my putting up a post here. Despite being awfully busy, I’ve been maddeningly unproductive. We spent a week at home for Thanksgiving, which I was of course excited about until we actually arrived. Then I wanted to go home. (Ain’t family great?) I can’t […]

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{Gluten-Free} Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Think long and hard with me for a second–have you ever actually made anything pinned to one of your Pinterest boards? By and large, I bet the answer is no. As Maxwell over at Design*Sponge pointed out recently, Pinterest is more of an online identity-creation tool than a springboard for actual doing. We have great […]

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{Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free} Muscadine Tea Cake

“Ach. They’re blurry.”  I plugged in the camera to upload these photos and was instantly frustrated. I thought there would be some good shots, but no. Poor exposure, insufficient light, hands anxious. Editing suddenly became a lot easier: delete, delete, delete, maybe, no, no, delete, finally! a good one, delete, delete… “You should take a photography […]

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