Meet Cinde, the ‘Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet!’ Cinde became interested in gluten free cooking in 2009 after a friend was diagnosed with celiac disease. As a passionate home cook she encourages everyone to just get in the kitchen and cook.
Cinde works as a registered respiratory therapist and certified respiratory & tobacco educator. She works with people with asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis and has a soft spot for people with food allergies and intolerances. Learn more about Cinde …
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Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet Prepares for Pumpkin Season!
I like the idea of cooking things that are in season and fall is pumpkin season. For me making something once or twice a year feels like trying a new recipe but I love knowing it’s a winner before I start. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my family does. Happy Thanksgiving!
Pumpkin Date Cake
Pumpkin Date Cake is a recipe I make every fall. As soon as the first day of fall is in sight on my calendar I buy some canned pumpkin and dig out this recipe.
It is worth noting that there are two kinds of pumpkin sold in cans. I buy pureed pumpkin and the ingredient list should simply say pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie filling is also sold in cans. The ingredient list will include pumpkin as well as spices and other ingredients you may or may not want. That list may include gluten.
I suggest you stick with plain canned pumpkin and add the spices already in your spice cupboard. I use it to make … learn more here.
Pumpkin Ginger Muffins
These Pumpkin Ginger Muffins are an autumn treat that I like to bake and share with friends. I only make them at this time of year and this year I decided it was time to make a gluten free version. After all, it’s pumpkin season!
Do you have an old favourite muffin recipe that you want to make gluten free? If so here are some tips to tackle that project. The best way to learn what works is to get in the kitchen and bake. One of my most helpful cookbooks for learning about gluten free baking is America’s Test Kitchen … learn more here.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
With Halloween just around the corner I wanted to make a gluten free version of my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve been writing a monthly blog post series on how to use gluten free flours for baking so I’m more comfortable reworking old cookie recipes into gluten free ones. These Jack-‘o-lantern cookies are as easy to make as any chocolate chip cookie and kids love the chocolate chip freckles.
Gluten free bakers must learn as they go. There is so much variation between store bought flour blends, homemade blends and the inevitable substitutions for a missing flour. Add to that other dietary restrictions and you can see why baking is so much more challenging that everyday cooking. But you can learn to bake gluten free and if you like cookies this is a good place to start … learn more here.
Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a delicious fall treat that is perfect right through the Christmas season. These little gems are filled with canned pumpkin, studded with tiny currants then dipped in an icing glaze making them ideal for any holiday cookie tray.
Over the past year I have been reading, baking and writing a series of blog posts on How To Use Gluten Free Flours. What I have learned is that mastering the art of gluten free cookie baking requires more than just learning about different flours … learn more here.