Category Archives: Recipes

Omission’s Roots

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It’s no surprise that we’re fond of Omission beer, Portland’s own gluten-free beer.

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes video that shows a bit about the making of the beer, the story behind it, and the process. This video was made before the addition of their awesome IPA. I love the fact that the Widmer CEO has Celiac.

What’s Your Favorite Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipe?

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With Thanksgiving fast upon us, we’re sure many of you are readying your menus, and every year we see people being super creative in their gluten-free cooking. This year, we’d love to hear what you’re cooking for your family! Whether it’s an old family recipe that you’ve tweaked to make GF, or a brand new invention, we look forward to hearing what you have in store.

We’d love to feature some of the best recipes on our blog, so send over your ideas this week!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Thanksgiving!

-GlutenFreePDX

Tasty Fall Quickbread Recipe

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© Jaymi Heimbuch

Treehugger has a nice looking recipe for gluten-free pumpkin quick bread, take a look!

There’s nothing like a quick bread straight from the oven to ring in autumn. As the weather cools and harvest slips from summer fruits to fall vegetables, it’s time to pull out the pie spices and start making some favorite comfort recipes.

One of the things I love most about quick breads is how easy it is to make them vegan. Vegan versions have all the moist fluffiness and sweet flavor of old-fashioned recipes, with a fraction of the fat and refined sugars. They are also really easy to make gluten-free without sacrificing flavor or texture.

This pumpkin bread is super moist and sweet with just a bit of spice. It tastes pretty much like pumpkin pie in bread form. This recipe would be great to make in muffin tins as well, with a little spiced vegan whipped cream on top!


© Jaymi Heimbuch

Ingredients:

  • 1 c multi-flour gluten-free blend (I like Multi-Blend Flour from Authentic Foods)
  • 3/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1 c loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1 1/4 c pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 c plus 3 Tbsp vegetable oil (or apple sauce for low-fat version)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey, agave or similar natural sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3/4 c chopped walnuts, almonds and pecans

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt, and all the spices.


© Jaymi Heimbuch

Next, in a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, syrup, and water.


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Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, combining until everything is just moistened and forms a thick batter.


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Fold in chopped nuts.


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Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in the center rack of the oven.


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Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and let cool for 10-15 minutes.


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Using a butter knife or flat spatula, gently loosen the bread from the sides of the pan, and tip it out. Set the loaf on the wire rack to finish cooling.


© Jaymi Heimbuch

Enjoy!


© Jaymi Heimbuch

Thanks to Treehugger and Jaymi Heimbuch for the recipe!

Nacho Cheese, Gone Gourmet

Few of us can eat “arena sports” nacho cheese sauce without feeling a little guilty about it. While it may be designed for deliciousness, it’s also packed with who-knows-what, probably lots of bad stuff, probably nothing ‘real’, and most likely some gluten in there somewhere. Food52 has a recipe to remake what they call Movie Theater Nachos, and they look pretty tasty. Looks like a great addition to whatever Super Bowl-related event you’re attending this weekend.

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New Local Sponsor: Eastside Distilling

We at GlutenFreePDX work hard, but also know how to unwind. And often that means seeking out a good cocktail. Well, local distillers Eastside Distilling know a good cocktail, and their growing list of locally distilled spirits and liqueurs are testament to that. They recently became our most recent local sponsor, and we’re happy to have them supporting this site!

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Holiday Liqueurs

Enjoy the Tastes of the Season with Eastside Holiday Liqueurs!

Our limited edition Holiday Spiced Liqueur is back again this year with a cool new label design and the same incredible taste of the Holidays. This year we’ve added two more Holiday Liqueurs to the family, Peppermint Bark Liqueur and Egg Nog “Advocaat” Liqueur. A limited number of bottles are available, so come down to the distillery and pick up your Holiday spirits before they’re sold out.

Holiday Spiced Liqueur

Eastside Distilling Holiday Spiced LiqueurWe mix a special secret blend of seasonal spices like  cinnamon, cardamom, clove and allspice and infuse them in our Silver Rum at 60 proof. Then we add Hawaiian Turbinado sugar to take off the edge – the result is a very lovely and spicy liqueur – tastes just like Christmas in a bottle! You can order this spirit online for a limited time at  Vintage Wine & Spirits

Holiday Peppermint Bark Liqueur

Eastside Distilling Holiday Peppermint Bark Liqueur

Eastside Distilling’s Holiday Peppermint Bark Liqueur is made from the finest French extra brute dark cocoa chocolate, with the clean, crisp flavor of real peppermint oil. We infuse these ingredients with our 60 proof Silver Rum for a delicious Holiday Liqueur. Give it a try and you’ll find that our “Bark” compliments our “Bite.”

Holiday Egg Nog “Advocaate” Liqueur  

Eastside Distilling Holiday Egg Nog Advocaat LiqueurYou know what Egg Nog tastes like … now imagine it infused with our 60 proof Silver Rum for an out-of-the-bottle Christmas cheer like no other. Inspired by traditional Dutch and Belgian Advocaat liqueurs, we wanted to create a Holiday spirit just for ourselves. The result tasted so fantastic, we knew we had to share it!

Making Gluten Free Dinners for Your Non GF Friends

Dennis Yermoshin for The New York Times

WHEATLESS Hazelnut cheesecake with salted caramel glaze.

The New York Times has a nice little story about sharing your gluten-free meals with your non gluten-free friends. There is some insight here into how to ‘market’ your dishes, or ways to get friends to love your food, gluten-free or not.

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