Just because you are gluten-free, doesn’t mean that you can’t have gravy with your mashed potatoes, a rich cheese sauce with your macaroni and cheese, a lovely alfredo sauce with your pasta, or a roux with your gumbo. Many people use corn starch as an thickening alternative to flour, but I find it leaves a weird aftertaste sometimes. I prefer arrowroot powder or flour. It is much smoother and creates a nice white sauce which you see above. Make a cheese sauce with this béchamel and use it with your fondue pot. Perfect for Valentine’s day!
Welcome to Day 5 of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest! We are rolling right along in our gluten-free pizza series. Today’s recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s delicious and perfect for entertaining. A mouth-watering tip is to make a rich tomato soup to serve with this pizza. Dip the potato pizza in the warm soup. It’s the perfect companion.
The Gluten-Free Pizza Party is rockin’ and rollin’. It will be held at Parkside Restaurant on February 24th, from 7-9 p.m. Cover charge is $20 a person, alcohol is separate. If you are interested in trying a variety of gluten-free pizzas, made with homemade and pre-made crusts, then RSVP here. We look forward to meeting you!
Introducing our three fur kids: Spike, Red and Mario. These three little ones bring so much joy into our lives. I love animals and I always have. Each one of them is special in their own way. One of the things I find most precious is that they are always there for you, no matter what. No matter how bad of day you might be having; when you come home to your precious dogs, their tails are always wagging and they are so excited to see your face. It always makes me smile. Believe it or not, my dogs favorite treats are raw vegetables, especially raw broccoli. Cheese is also a favorite of theirs, but who doesn’t love cheese? I thought I would treat them to a special snack for Spike’s birthday.
Make sure and stop by the Austin Chronicle website today, or pick up a print version. The newest issue includes restaurants that are gluten-free friendly, edible gluten-free friendly gifts, and book reviews by two of my favorite local gluten-free authors. You don’t want to miss this issue. It is full of helpful information.
I’m a firm believer that garlic makes everything taste better. Roasting garlic brings the flavors to the next level. Not only does the garlic turn into a sweet, nutty paste when roasted; it also makes the house smell heavenly. Roast garlic and add it to sauces, salad dressings, pasta dishes, or spread it on a freshly baked slice of gluten-free bread. Your taste buds will thank you. Just like they will thank you when you try this pizza recipe. Cheese + fresh herbs + tangy tomato sauce + roasted garlic = heavenly combination.
Welcome to the first recipe installment for The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest! I am so excited to share this event with you all. I hope you enjoy all the recipes we have coming up the next several days. Growing up, I always loved dessert pizzas made with apples. This is strange, because I am not a dessert person at all. As you can tell from my blog recipe index; I love to create main dishes, snacks and appetizers. Don’t get me wrong…an occasional cookie, slice of cake or key lime pie are delicious. But, I’d rather have something salty or savory. This pizza is special because it is both savory and sweet. You will enjoy this pizza time and time again! [Read more...]
Happy Super Bowl week! We are gearing up for an epic gluten-free Super Bowl party here at ATX Gluten-Free. We will definitely be serving these burgers. As well as some other gluten-free appetizers and cocktails, of course. The buns used in this recipe were kindly provided by Gluten-Free Kneads. They are the official sponsor for our Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. Find Gluten-Free Kneads at several locations around town, or order online. Stay tuned for the launch of our new website this month. It has been a fun process and I can’t wait to share the results with you all. [Read more...]
Looking for a sauce that will jazz up your chicken or pasta dish? Look no further than this roasted red bell pepper sauce. I’m pretty sure it is my new favorite. I was actually eating it by the spoonful when my boyfriend (known as Chris from here on out) wasn’t looking. No, I am not kidding. We have been testing pizza recipes non-stop here in the ATX Gluten-Free kitchen. It was time for a change of pace this weekend, so we turned to America’s favorite animal protein (chicken), and took it to the next level. [Read more...]
Pizza, pizza and more pizza. That is about the only thing we have seen in Chef Jess’s (my new nickname) kitchen the past couple weeks. I’ve been busy testing all kinds of pizza recipes for my Gluten-Free Pizza Fest event, which will happen in February. Don’t get me wrong, I love pizza, but sometimes it is nice to have a big bowl of vegetables. Preferably raw, with just the right hint of acidity. It’s perfection. Don’t knock it till you try it. [Read more...]
Greetings food bloggers!
You might be wondering…pizza fest? What the heck is that? It is a time where food bloggers come together and share their best kept pizza recipes they have come to love. I have always loved pizza. In fact, it might be my favorite food of all time. I can’t wait to share this exciting event with you all!
ATX Gluten-Free is hosting a fabulous event February 7-11 and February 14-18. The event is called Gluten-Free Pizza Fest and it is 10 days of gluten-free pizza recipes on my blog, ATX Gluten-Free. [Read more...]
I’m sure there are a million different ways to stuff acorn squash, but quinoa is my favorite way. Quinoa is one of my favorite gluten-free grains (Well, actually quinoa is considered a relative of leafy green vegetables, like spinach). Why is this powerful grain a favorite of mine? Because it is literally packed with amino acids, and it is versatile. Recently, for my graduate program, we were asked to pick a book related to food and write a book report about it. First of all, I can’t remember the last time I had to write a book report. Second, I chose Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. [Read more...]