Sustainable Supermarkets

The big problem in current times is how to efficiently feed the population. For now, food accessibility means we are buying mostly processed food in our supermarkets or from fast food eateries. Small markets and businesses are becoming obsolete in the quest for efficiency. We have become so used to large scale life and have adapted to…

What We Don’t Want to Know About Sugar.

There are a lot of things that we don’t want to know when we eat. We don’t want to hear where our food comes from, how it is made, or what it will be doing to our bodies. We don’t want to question anything other than the fact that our food tastes good or bad….

V Dinner Rolls

Have you always been daunted by making scratch bread, or just thought that it would be too time consuming? Well if you try this recipe, all those misconceptions will go away. The best tip with bread is to be patient. I would say that all bakers should have one good bread recipe–I mean, bread has been…

V Blueberry Muffins

  A winter snow day calls for baking! This recipe, which can be found here, is extremely simple. Th muffins might be small, but they are powerful in flavor. The lemon zest works wonderfully in combination with the blueberries. I used frozen bluberries and made sure not to overmix the batter. Since it is vegan, not gluten-free, I…

Demystifying Oils

Canola oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil. There are so many different choices for oils now that it is confusing to find the best one if a baking recipe does not specify, especially so in gluten-free and vegan baking. Bon Appetit’s article discusses the importance of smoking point, storage options, and flavor in choosing…

GF Decorated Cake (chocolate cake + vanilla buttercream)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been trying some baking over the holidays. Before Christmas I made this chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. It was absolutely perfect and fun to make. Although, it did take a long time…I would estimate leaving 6 hours for this (including cleaning and decorating). The cake recipe can be found here,…

GF Coffee Cake

I think by now many readers will know that I love King Arthur Flour Recipes. Each one is tried and tested to be pretty awesome–I guess I have a bias from using their gluten-free flour mixes on a regular basis. My latest test of King Arthur Flour was their Gluten-Free Crumb Cake. The result? A…

GF Carrot Cake

Hey everyone! I thought I would share this recipe for carrot cupcakes I made a week ago. The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen: The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook. It was a solid carrot cake recipe and gluten-free. The cake had lots of grated carrot and a good level of moisture. They don’t look…

Evaporated Cane Juice: it’s just sugar

Evaporated Cane Juice: it’s just sugar  If you’ve ever tried to make a complex gluten-free or vegan recipe you may have come across this ingredient: evaporated cane juice. It seemed self explanatory, maybe it was a liquid sugar like agave or something like corn syrup. If it’s a “juice” it’s definitely a liquid, right? Wrong. I…

GF Apple Spice Cake

Let me start off by saying this recipe is incredible! It is the perfect quintessential fall-winter treat. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and apple scents fill your home and your belly too! You need only two bowls for the recipe, about 35 minutes of prep time and under 30 minutes of baking time to make your own…

V Brownie Cake

Yay, I finally found another successful vegan recipe! It is really called a “German chocolate cake” by Erin McKenna. You can find the book here, it might even be available in your public library to check out. My favorite part about the cake was the batter. It was so fluffy like whipped cream but it…

GF Coconut Crumble Cookies

Yum. This is a great example of cookies that taste better and better as you eat more of them! The recipe I used can be found here. King Arthur Flour characterizes them as “shortbread”, which I would definitely agree with. The three basic ingredients: sugar, flour, and butter, are present. However, there are slight changes such being gluten-free…