gf and me’s pizza – you’ll never guess it’s gluten free

This pizza crust is incredibly easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise, but when it does the result is a not-too-soft and not-too-hard pizza crust that tastes divine. I know we said before that Gluten Free Pantry’s french bread mix made the best pizza crust ever, but we were wrong. (It happens sometimes…) This recipe – based on our gluten free white bread recipe – results in a lighter crust and has little to none of that gluten free after taste. No having to make sure that every inch of this crust is covered with sauce! In fact, this is the closest to a wheat flour pizza crust that we have eaten so far – and we have eaten many a gluten free pizza. gluten free pizza recipe. gf and me

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dark, dark, dark gluten free chocolate cake …. Did I say it was dark?

The next time you feel like chocolate cake – and let’s face it, there WILL be a next time – try this one. Made with 3/4 of a cup of cocoa, it is chocolatey to the point of decadence, and because it’s made with boiling water, it’s also really, really moist. One of those rare gluten free baked items that actually improves with age, this cake will be even better tomorrow, which is a good thing because the recipe makes one big ol’ sheet cake. For those of you who are better at cake decorating than I am (which will be most of you!) this would make a great decorated layer cake.

gluten free dark chocolate cake I have served this to unsuspecting guests who have had no idea that it was gluten free!

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upside down gf & df lemon cake

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gluten free coconut shrimp

Have you been missing coconut shrimp since you went gluten free? These gluten free ones are sweet, salty, and pop-in- your-mouth tastey. And they are easier to make that you might think. Once you get the hang of it, you can throw these together in minutes. They make for great appetizers or party fare, but if you luv ‘em as much as we do, you might want to serve them up for dinner with some Jasmine rice and a salad. gluten free coconut shrimp recipestuffed raspberries. gfandme 2013.gluten free nuts and bolts

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Chicken Satay Skewers

Gluten free nuts-n-bolts snack mix

stuffed raspberries

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gluten free fireside turnovers – great for outdoor entertaining

July is fast approaching and in our neck of the woods that means summer entertaining and camp outs! Next time you have a fire (or light the BBQ :) ) give these gluten free turnovers a try. You’ll be glad you did! gluten free fireside turnoversMake the dough for these ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator or a cooler for up to a week.

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gluten free turnovers

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coconut crust for cream pie

The coconut flour in this recipe gives this crust a wonderful tropical flavour and the texture of a medium-hard cookie more than a classic pie crust. Its hint of coconut pairs wonderfully with coconut, vanilla, or banana custard to make an out-of-this-world cream pie that everyone will love. Coconut pie crust

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gluten free Danish pastry with applegf and me’s danish pastryMary's Magnificent Pastry. gf and me 2013.

Mary’s magnificent pastry

rustic apple tarts or try our recipe for pumpkin tarts

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gf and me’s gluten free white bread

Once you round up the ingredients, this recipe is ridiculously easy and results in a lean, white bread with a soft crumb & a salty light-yet-crispy crust. However, the best part is that it tastes closer to white, wheat-flour bread than anything we’ve tried so far. In fact, it barely has any taste at all. Instead, it doesn’t mind taking a back seat and letting the flavours of whatever you pair it with shine through – just like we believe white bread should do!

gluten free white bread. gf and meI wish you could smell our kitchen right now. It smells like bread! Glorious warm, homemade bread! Oh, and butter, and cheese and tomato…

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fire roasted almond flour fruit pudding – camping out will never be the same

When you’re cooking on an open fire, desserts other than s’mores or roasted marshmallows can be hard to come by. If you’re in the mood for something different, follow this recipe and create a sweet, orange-infused pudding with a hint of almonds and cinnamon. The almond flour makes it creamy and the dried fruit adds taste and more texture. Top with a spoon full of gluten free caramel sauce for an extra decadent treat. fire roasted almond flour gluten free puddingThis pudding recipe is an adaptation of Nourishment for Living Well’s almond flour raspberry muffin recipe. Click here to find a link to the recipe and to read our review of these awesome muffins!

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Warning: Gratuitous photos of our dogs enjoying a day outdoors to be found at the end of this post

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gfandme’s gluten free beef dip sandwich

This sandwich takes a bit of time and effort but it is certainly worth it! I love beef dips and this is one of the best I’ve ever had – glutenous or non-glutenous. Based on our slow cooker roast beef recipe, the meat and the jus are slow roasted in a crock pot. The meat is fantastic on its own, nicely browned with lots of flavour, and the dip is salty and savory with just a hint of peppery hotness. gluten free beef dip sandwichFor the bread, we use our lean gf rustic bread or an Udi’s baguette. The crust on the baguette is a bit hard for dipping and eating, so we pour the jus over top of the sandwich and eat it with a knife and fork.

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gluten free turkey and havarti paniniloaded baked potato soup

Turkey and Havarti Panini

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

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Cauliflower cheese or loaded baked potato soup

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lemon upside down cake – gf and df but certainly not flavor free

If you like lemon, you’ll love The Wholesome Pursuit‘s flourless lemon upside down cake! It’s moist and not too sweet with a zesty lemon flavour that’s out of this world. And believe it or not, it’s gluten free, dairy free and healthful!

gluten free lemon upside down cake. gfandme 2014.

See below for the rest of our review, what we did differently, and the link to the recipe.

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gf and me’s fireside pastry pockets – gluten free

pastry pockets-001This weekend is the Victoria Day long weekend, and in our neck of the woods that means it’s the unofficial start of summer. In honor of the season, we decided to post one of our best outdoor cooking recipes. If you’re out camping, having a Bar-B-Que or just spending an evening by the fire or even beside the fireplace (it is Canada after all!) give these pastry pockets a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Cooked on a wooden dowel (purchased at any hardware store), they can be stuffed with an endless assortment of goodies. Try peanut butter and jam (Geoff’s favorite), Nutella (my favorite), our not-too-sweet cream cheese icing and a sprinkling of cinnamon (tastes like a cinnamon bun – fantastic!), and fruit flavoured yogurt (more healthful and still very tasty).

The recipe for these was inspired by don’t forget delicious‘s dough for “fastest cinnamon rolls.

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grilled turkey breast. gf and me 2013.

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