Croque Monsieur Biscuits (gluten-free or not)

For the last week or so, while eating some delicious healthy homemade packed lunch or another, this thought has consistently crossed my mind… “This meal of roasted  vegetables (or green salad or homemade soup) are so healthy and delicious …but I really just wish that I was eating french fries, or something with cheese sauce…

Fried Ripe Tomatoes (Gluten-free or not)

Fried Ripe Tomatoes are a cousin to classic fried green tomatoes.  Green tomatoes fry up well because they are still a bit hard.  You can dredge them in batter or cornmeal, throw them into hot oil and they do not fall apart.  Fried Green tomatoes are often served with remoulade or some sort or spicy…

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Last summer I posted a recipe for chia seed pudding with figs and blackberries.  I expected to eat nothing but chia seed pudding for breakfast all year-long, because it is so delicious and healthful, but I didn’t.  You can make chia seed pudding with any kind of milk and, although I am generally a staunch…

Sourdough Blini (Gluten-Free)

I have not posted anything about my gluten-free sourdough starter for a little while.  That is misleading.  The sourdough starter has continued to demand a lot of attention and produce a lot of pancakes and Estonian style dark sourdough bread in my house.  I have given away quite a lot of it.  In fact, if…

Sourdough Buttermilk Gingerbread Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Now that I have a gluten-fee sourdough starter I have to use it!  These pancakes are easy and delicious.  I don’t always make them gingerbread flavoured.  If you leave out all the spices, dried fruit and all but 2 Tablespoons of the sugar you will have delicious plain sourdough buttermilk pancakes.  I like to eat…

Chia Seed Pudding with Figs and Blackberries

Chia seeds are weird.  If you add nut milk to them and let them sit overnight, they make an amazing pudding that is a little bit like tapioca.  They have almost no flavour, so you can add extracts or seasonings to make any kind of pudding that you fancy.  They are supposed to be really,…

Buckwheat Pancakes with Sorghum Syrup (Gluten-free)

My grandpa used to make buckwheat pancakes.  He would serve them up slathered with butter and Blackstrap Molasses and say “That’ll stick to your ribs”.  My grandfather delighted in having grandchildren to fatten up.  I have asked around, and no one in my family seems to know exactly how grandpa made his buckwheat pancakes, so…