Friday, December 19, 2014

Homemade Poptarts, Yes you can!

Pop Tarts… it's kinda like a magical word.  Abracadabra! The closest thing to gluten free pop tarts I have found is Pamela's Figgys in Jammies cookies.  I was never a fan of the crust, but I loved the filling. So really I just love warm jam.

When dreaming of fresh hot gluten free pastries, I woke up one morning and was like 'Strawberry Pop Tart with Icing'. It became this vision of what breakfast could be, instead of my smoothie or pancakes.

Now these are not exactly a pop-tart, they are more like a warm European tart. Light, airy and layered pockets.

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1 batch croissant dough (from Three Days to Perfection)
1/2 cup organic strawberry jam
1 egg
1 tbs water
1/2 cup powder sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp coconut milk

Roll out croissant dough and slice into 2 x 3 inch rectangles.  Scoop 1 tablespoon strawberry jam on half of the rectangles in the center.  

Make egg wash by beating egg with 1 tablespoon water in small bowl.  Brush on egg wash around the edges of rectangles with 1 inch brush. Place top rectangles egg wash side down on the filled rectangles.  Use a fork or pastry wheel to crimp the edges. Poke a few holes in the top with fork.  

Lightly cover and let rise in a cool place for 90 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Egg wash top of tarts, add sprinkles if you like. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden color and light.

Remove from oven allow to cool slightly.

In small bowl mix 1/2 cup powder sugar with lemon juice and coconut milk to make icing. Drizzle over  cool pastries with fork. Serve them up to your loves!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beef & Beer Mini Pies

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Steak and Beer what could sound better to a man.  Hubby loved the idea. The complete recipe can be found in our new cookbook released for the Holidays - Three Days to Perfection.

Basic ingredients include stew meat cubes, carrots, onion, gfree beer and croissant dough.

Here is a short video to show you how to assemble.

I am thinking these will make a GREAT day after Christmas meal. I can do all the prep when cooking for Christmas lunch, then just bake them and be lazy the day after.  (ha who am I kidding, me lazy)

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Mark your Calendars January 2015 GFree Events

We are gearing up for the New Year and starting to fill our calendar.  Here are our next few events.  Make sure to check our event page often for updates and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.  You never know where you will find us.  

Whole Foods
Dec 13, 2014
11am - 2pm

Location: 3300 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Holiday Tasting Event and Gluten Free Namaste Sampling

Gluten Free Education & Sampling Event
Jan 10, 2015
10pm - 4pm

Location: Winfield Wiseway
10839 Randolph St.
Crown Point, IN

Join us at one of our favorite stores for Gluten Free 101 and cooking class from 10 am - Noon. Then sampling throughout the store on that date from noon to 4pm.

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo
Jan 17, 2015
9am - 3pm

Location: Glendale Renaissance Media Center
Phoenix, AZ

The Gluten Free Marketing Group is an industry leading company meeting the
needs of gluten-free manufacturers and consumers through apps, websites,
e-magazines and Expos. Through our cutting edge technology and Expos, the
GF Marketing Group reaches over 2 million gluten-free consumers annually
and will host 5 Gluten & Allergen Free Expos in 2015.

Join some of my friends and me for an amazing weekend to lift you up and support your lifestyle.

Details and Registration -

Gluten Free Meetup Group
Jann 22, 2015
6:30pm - 8pm

Location: 3312 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 

Join us Tuesday December 2nd from 4-8 pm. We have a special night full of friends, food, drinks, free treatments, raffle prizes and special savings.

Bountiful Eatery will be offering free samples. Other items may be ordered off the menu at your own cost.

Late arrivals/early departures welcome-this is an informal gathering of gluten free friends and family! Bountiful Eatery is an ENTIRELY Gluten Free cafe.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Baking with Namaste Foods

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Holiday baking has never got easier.  Recently I picked up a bag of Namaste cookie mix and a bag of Enjoy Life chocolate chips.  We mixed up a batch of gluten free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, non-gmo cookies that were soft and everyone loved them.

I have also used Namaste chocolate cake mix in a pinch for cupcakes and it was wonderful.

and… in case you did not know Namaste Perfect Blend flour is our go to gluten free all purpose at home.  You can even find it at Costco.

Show me your holiday baking!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Did you say Christmas Breakfast?

Cinnamon Apple Slab

Christmas breakfast is a tradition in our family.  When I was growing up Dad would make eggs, bacon, waffles, and homemade apple butter. I have tried to carry on this tradition with my family.  The smell of fresh bacon and coffee is a like a scented finger calling you out of bed to the big wooden family table to celebrate the holiday and share in joyful blessings of the season.

Roll out your Croissant dough and start your apple filling the morning of Christmas, then egg wash once.  Let it rise for 90 minutes while you open stocking with your family, then egg wash and sprinkle with so Faith and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  

Here a short video to show you how to assemble.

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Enjoy your Christmas Morning.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Three Days to Perfection Raves

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I'm in love but you already knew that.  Check out what the gluten free community is saying too! Some of them are in love too.

Starting today you can also find Three Days to Perfection on Amazon for all you Kindle lovers. 

Here are just a few of the peeps talking about our new holiday cookbook Three Days to Perfection

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Appetizers … We Got you Covered!

Are you ready for your Holiday Parties? Are you hosting or going?  

As much as I love to host, I believe we will only be attending parties this year and only a handful at that with our girls being very young.  If you are gluten free you probably analyze the food more than your outfit.  Although lately I have been putting more thought into my outfit and shoes.  Why?  Because with Three Days to Perfection the Holiday Parties are Solved!  With 40 different ideas and recipes for the croissant dough, I only have to use if we are using tomatoes or asparagus. 

These are a amazing little pocket of yumminess.  Asparagus, Gruyere and Prosciutto wrapped up in gluten free puff pastry.

Grab your copy of Three Days to Perfection and watch this short video on how to assemble.

Remember to let them rise for 90 minutes and egg wash prior to baking up.

The party plan, make up the appetizers. Let them rise while you shower and get dressed, then bake for 15 -17 minutes right before you walk out the door. YOU will show up with the most amazing treat at the party gaurenteed.

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