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Meg van der Kruik’s Gluten-Free Crispy Shallot and Herb Naan Recipe

MAKES 10 FLATBREADS Yes, you read right. Even if you’re gluten-free you can have naan, that luscious Indian flatbread, thanks to the author of the GF/vegetarian blog Beard & Bonnet. Bonus: it’s so good, it needs no embellishment.   1/2 cup warm water (110°F) 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons instant yeast 3/4 cup brown rice flour 3/4 cup sweet rice flour 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup plus 2 […]

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Nicole Hunn’s Gluten-Free Miniature Mac and Cheese Cups Recipe

MAKES ABOUT 24 CUPS Grab-and-go mac and cheese? Yes, please! These tasty morsels of cheesy goodness excerpted from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring blogger Nicole Hunn’s latest (and totally awesome) cookbook, Gluten-Free Small Bites: Sweet and Savory Hand-Held Treats for On-the-Go Lifestyles and Entertaining, are the consummate crowd-pleasing side dish. To ensure they hold their shape, let them cool completely before serving. Nicole explains, “There are two basic styles of macaroni and cheese: custard style […]

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Shauna Ahern’s Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Biscuits Recipe

MAKES 12 BISCUITS Thick-crusted, moist, and adapted from Shauna and Daniel Ahern’s latest book, Gluten- Free Girl American Classics Reinvented, these biscuits by Gluten-Free Girl are delicious on their own, but easily kicked over the top when slathered with butter or drenched in gravy. Expect the dough at first to be able to slowly dribble off a whisk and be thickly wet, like paint spackle; after it rises for 90 minutes […]

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Beth Manos Brickey’s Slow-Roasted Salmon with Meyer Lemon Gremolata Recipe

SERVES 4 If you aren’t familiar with our pal Beth Manos Brickey of the clean-food blog Tasty Yummies, here’s your chance to get the flavor of her cooking. With this recipe, guiltless indulgence is yours.   1 1/2 to 2 pounds wild caught salmon filet, center cut, skin on or off, pin bones removed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little more for greasing 2 meyer lemons, sliced Several springs fresh dill, plus […]

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KC Cornwell’s Gluten-Free Salmon Dynamite Recipe

MAKES 30 APPETIZERS Straight from her Love With Food ecookbook, our pal G-Free Foodie, K.C. Cornwell, throws down with an easy-elegant appetizer recipe with a slightly spicy and totally addictive kick. To make hosting easiest on yourself, cut the salmon into cubes the night before (halfway frozen, if possible, for the smoothest cuts) and store them, refrigerated, in an airtight container. You can mix and refrigerate the sauce the night before, too. Then put […]

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Outrageously Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Berry Muffins

MAKES 12 MUFFINS If ever there was proof that gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods can be ridiculously moist and delicious, these muffins from Berkeley, California’s recently (and sadly) closed Bacano Bakery are it. You’ll need cupcake liners for this recipe, and if you don’t have overripe bananas, add an additional tablespoonful or so of brown sugar. Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to four days or freeze in […]

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Roasted Sausage, Peppers, and Fennel Gluten-Free Recipe

SERVES 6 We can’t get enough of this sweet ‘n’ savory recipe by Olivia Mack Anderson. We’re so convinced you’ll feel the same, we advise against inviting six people to the table when you make it, because you’re going to want leftovers. Skip the sausage, and you’ve got a tasty vegetarian dish, but don’t omit the pine nuts; they take this dish over the top. 2 red bell peppers, seeded […]

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Chef Jessica Koslow’s Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts and Leeks Cacio e Pepe Recipe

SERVES 8 You’ve never had brussels sprouts like these by Jessica Koslow of LA’s famed Sqirl restaurant. From the looks of them, you’d anticipate a light salad-like side—but they’re the exact opposite. The sprouts are shaved, cooked al dente in a generous coating of leek-flavored butter, then seasoned with poppy seeds, Parmesan, and black pepper. FYI, you can shave the brussels sprouts in a food processor fitted with the shaving attachment or […]

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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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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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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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