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Gluten Free Chicken Piccata Recipe

SERVES 2 Served with steamed broccoli and rice, this is GFF editor Erika Lenkert’s most trusted family meal. It takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, and my daughter, Viva, who’s not the biggest fan of animal protein, goes for it every time. 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts,pounded to a 1⁄2-inch thickness 1 tablespoon olive oil 5 tablespoons unsalted […]

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Gluten-Free Appetizer: Indian Spiced Greens on Papads Recipe

  Print Gluten-Free Appetizer: Indian-Spiced Greens on Papads “These yummy greens are an adaption from our friend, and great cook, Niloufer Ichiporia, whose sumptuous and versatile recipes continue to inspire our imagination,” divulges San Francisco chef and co-owner of Foreign Cinema, Gayle Pirie, who serves them on bite-size papad shards for a perfect vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free appetizer. Papads, she says, are “addictive lentil-flour wafers used as a finishing component to […]

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Must-Make Gluten-Free Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

SERVES 6 This dish is likely to incite a love affair with pasta salad and peas— even if you’re a fan of neither. It’s that good. Don’t be surprised at the thin sauce; it thickens as it cools. To make it dairy-free, skip the ricotta salata or feta–easy-peasy! Kosher salt 1 (16-ounce) package gluten-free shells, fusilli, or penne pasta 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 (10-ounce) bags […]

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pecan Brownie Cookie Recipe

MAKES 26 COOKIES The fact that these cookies from New York’s By the Way Bakery are incredibly easy to make from everyday ingredients is not the reason we’re obsessed with them. It’s their crisp, chewy texture and luscious, chocolaty taste that has us hooked. Make them all at once or scoop tablespoon-size dollops of batter onto parchment paper, freeze them, and store in an airtight bag in the freezer, so […]

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Twice-Baked Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Recipe

MAKES 1 POTATO Don’t think twice. Make this recipe by Victoria Granof once and it’ll be a favorite. It’s just that good. A wholesome, filling side, it doubles as one of our favorite light meals—perfect for the bag lunch or a simple, guiltless indulgence. Plus, with its sweet-savory flavors, it’s like dessert for dinner. FYI, Japanese sweet potatoes, or boniatos, have purplish skin, white flesh, and faintly sweet but still […]

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Gluten Free Turkey Chili Recipe

SERVES 4 This staple gluten-free dinner recipe has been one of our editor Erika Lenkert’s go-to winter comfort foods for years. She makes it with canned diced tomatoes for chunky appeal, but her twelve-year-old daughter, Viva, prefers to swap it out for tomato sauce to get a smoother consistency. A dash of cocoa powder adds additional flavor depth, which is enhanced by some time in the fridge. To make this […]

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Free For All: How San Francisco’s Little Gem Restaurant is Redefining Allergen-Free Dining

By Erika Lenkert / Photography Erin Ng IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT ON ITS SECOND DAY OPEN FOR LUNCH, San Francisco’s Little Gem has a line out the door. In this town, a new restaurant opening can be as exciting, and as well attended, as a movie premiere, especially when alums of the prestigious Thomas Keller Restaurant Group play starring roles. Only this Hayes Valley spot is not a white-tablecloth, multicourse, two-month-waiting-list affair. […]

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Destination: Luang Prabang

On the heels of the twenty year anniversary of its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, the peninsula city of Luang Prabang remains one of the most spectacular experiences to be had in Laos. Our editor, Erika Lenkert, with junior editor Viva, explores the Southeast Asian city in the country’s mountainous northern region and discovers a relaxed, walkable destination replete with stunning, historic Buddhist temples, fusion Laotian and colonial architecture, colorful […]

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Lemon Custard with Glazed Blackberries and Flaxseed Crumble

SERVES 6 Say hello to the gluten-free, dairy-free treat that blows dessert lovers’ minds at San Francisco restaurant Little Gem. Top it with syrupy Glazed Blackberries and Flaxseed Crumble or serve it solo. Either way, it’s intensely lemony and rich, so a little goes a long way. 1⁄2 teaspoon arrowroot starch or arrowroot flour 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon or Meyer lemon juice, reserving the zest of 1 lemon 4 eggs 1⁄3 cup […]

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Lazy Gluten-Free Tomato Pasta Recipe

SERVES 2 A no-cook pasta sauce teeming with summer flavor means dinner is ready with nothing more than a little marinating of fresh tomatoes and the boiling of GF pasta! 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 clove garlic, finely grated or crushed 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 ounces gluten-free capellini pasta (we like Jovial brand) […]

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The Best Restaurants to Eat Gluten-Free in Charleston, North Carolina

Yes, the region’s unofficial trademark dish, shrimp and grits, is gluten-free. But the burgeoning (and GF-friendly) dining scene makes South Carolina’s historic city of Charleston one of our favorite places for a hearty helping of Southern hospitality. While none of the following is 100 percent gluten-free, these Charleston restaurants are well versed in catering to GF and other special diets. By M. Linda Lee Farmers Market Stalls overflowing with artisanal foods, […]

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Brewing Controversy: The Progress with Today’s Gluten-Free Beer and the Problems with Current Labeling Laws

By Amy Copperman SEVEN YEARS AGO, DANE BREIMHORST WAS ABOUT TO FULFILL HIS LIFELONG DREAM OF OPENING A CRAFT BREWERY when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Forced to put the project on hold, the Minnesota home brewer and professionally trained chef turned to his newly GF pantry to homebrew what he couldn’t readily find in stores—an ale that tasted as good as what he used to drink but wouldn’t […]

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Sponsored Post: Extra Healthy Living Through Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Perhaps you’ve seen the news recently stating that some olive oils on the U.S. market are not made entirely of olive oil, but are a clandestine blend of various oils. The downside of this is more than not getting what you paid for; olive oil is not only delicious, it’s one of the healthier oils, so if health benefits are a priority for you, it’s important to make sure your […]

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Charred Carrot Hummus

SERVES 2 TO 4 Get ready for your next food crush. Seriously. This velvety, crazy-good sweet and savory blend of charred carrots, tahini (sesame paste), lemon, and spice by our culinary muse Niki Ford is lighter and more nuanced than chickpea hummus, and it goes great with crudités or crackers or on a sandwich.   2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch lengths 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus […]

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Larb Moo aka Ground Pork Salad

SERVES 4 AS AN APPETIZER This traditional Thai dish served at Luang Say Residence in Luang Prabang, Laos, calls for rice powder, which is easily made by roasting 1/8 cup raw sticky rice in a preheated skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown while stirring constantly, about 12 minutes, then grinding it into a powder with a mortar and a pestle or a clean coffee grinder. Skip the powder and […]

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Warning: This Story is Inflammatory: the Relationship Between Diet, Inflammation, and Overall Health

by Amy Copperman If you could substantially reduce your chances of getting heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, a stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes with one simple life choice, would you opt in? This is the question we all should ask ourselves every time we put a forkful of food in our mouths, because, according to reports by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, these leading causes of death in […]

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Deals We Dig: The Holiday 2015 Edition

We love a good deal as much as anyone–even more so given the expensive prices of GF extravagances. So we figured you might like to know how to get the good stuff for less, too. Behold some delicious discounts from our sponsors: FoodyDirect This online food emporium curates the tastiest regional foods from around the country, including GF bundts, the above macarons, and dairy-free push pops. Save $10 off orders of […]

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Kyra’s Bake Shop Smoky Turtle Bars

MAKES 1 (8-INCH SQUARE) PAN OR 16 (2 BY 2-INCH) BARS At “Cupcake Awards”-winner Kyra Bussanich’s bakery and cafe, Kyra’s Bake Shop, these sweet ’n’ salty, egg-free addictions are made with rendered bacon drippings rather than butter. To make it extra smoky and dairy-free, you can do the same. Regardless, they’ll keep covered at room temperature for three days, a week in the fridge, or a month in an airtight […]

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