Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 7.22.2014

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Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs (oh my land – these kabobs from Jeanine look amazing!)
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Gluten & Rice Free Multigrain Bread
Gluten Free Rice Free Multigrain Bread - Allergy Free Alaska

LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Donuts from A Harvest of Blessings
GF Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Gluten Free Blackberry Swirl Marshmallow Cake from Country Cottage Musings
Marshmallow cake
3 Bay Area Gluten Free Bakeries You Don’t Want to Miss from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
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Creamy Roasted Corn Avocado Dip from Petite Allergy Treats
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~Megan & Jeanine

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Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 7.15.2014

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Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Gluten Free Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake
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How To Make Refined Sugar Free Gravlax (Salt-Cured Salmon)
Refined Sugar Free Gravlax

LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Flourless, Doughless Gluten-Free Pizza from Gluten Free Easily
flourless-gfe-pizza

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Summertime Raspberry Sorbet from Deep Roots At Home
rasp sorbet
Roll Out Sugar Cookies from Making It Milk Free
patriotic-sugar-cookies
Raising A Gluten-Free Toddler On a Playground of Animal Crackers & Cheerios from Homegrown State of Mind
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How To Make Refined Sugar Free Gravlax (Salt-Cured Salmon)

Gravlax is Scandinavian in descent, meaning “grave salmon” or “buried salmon.” Raw fillets or pieces of salmon are covered (or buried) in salt, sugar, and spices that, over a period of time, draw moisture out of the fish to cure and preserve it. Once the cure mixture is washed away from the fish, the end result is a tighter, firmer, and darker piece of salty salmon.  

I like to eat thinly sliced pieces of gravlax on gluten free crackers (either Mary’s Gone Crackers or these rice crackers) with goat cheese, red onions, capers, and a drop or two of Sriracha. If you are grain-free or being a bit more health conscious, use cucumber slices to replace the crackers. You can also eat gravlax on a bagel or piece of toast, as a side with eggs, or any way you like, really. Who could resist a salty piece of gravlax? It’s like the bacon of the sea! 

How To Make Refined Sugar Free Lox-Allergy Free Alaska

Before I share the actual recipe with you, I thought I’d take you on a visual journey through the process of How To Make Refined Sugar Free Gravlax (Salt-Cured Salmon). It all starts with a fillet of salmon – fresh is best, but a thawed fillet of frozen salmon will work just fine, too.

Fresh Alaska Wild Salmon - How to Make Lox - Allergy Free AlaskaIn this last batch of gravlax I made, I used Alaska wild red salmon, and although I recommend you use Alaska wild salmon (no biased opinions here), really any type of salmon will do (just please don’t support farmed!). Make sure your fillet is clean. If it’s not, just give it a quick rinse in cold water and then pat it dry with paper towels. Now cut your fillet in half – and leave the skin on. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you pull out the bones or leave them in. I leave them in, and then remove them when I slice the slice the gravlax after the curing process. If you do decide to remove the bones at this point, pliers or heavy duty tweezers work best. 

Make the cure mixture, which has the consistency of coarse sand, and do your best to cover the flesh of the salmon in the cure. Use your hands to press the cure into the fish. You don’t need to worry about covering the skin in the cure – only the flesh. 

How to Make Lox-AFA

Now quickly (and carefully) sandwich the two pieces together – flesh to flesh with the skin out, and then wrap both together tightly in plastic wrap.

Allergy Free Alaska-How to Make LoxPlace the wrapped salmon in a glass baking dish with 2-3 inch sides. Moisture will release from the fish almost immediately, so make sure you get the wrapped fish into the dish right away. This picture (below) was taken 10-15 minutes after these fillets were placed in the dish. 

AFA - How to make loxSome prefer to place a heavy item, like a brick or another baking dish filled with heavy cans, on top of the wrapped fish to flatten it down and grind the cure mixture into the fish. This step is entirely optional; I often times skip it, but it normally depends on how much room I have in my refrigerator. 

Now place the baking dish in the refrigerator for 2-5 days. I know… that’s a super huge span of time. How do you know when to pull it out? Here’s the thing about gravlax: the first batch you make is generally always an experimental batch- a chance for you to figure out how exactly you prefer your gravlax. It’s almost like cooking an egg – some like their yokes runny, and some like their eggs completely cooked through and well done. We all have our different preferences. I know from making previous batches of gravlax that I prefer my thinner salmon fillets cured for about 2 days. The thicker ones, the ones that are 1-1.5 inches thick (or thicker), I let cure for a full 3 days. You just have to give it try to know what you prefer. 

Happy Gravlax making! 

All my love,
Megan

How To Make Lox-Allergy Free Alaska

A note about the brown spots you see on the gravlax in the picture above- this is the natural fatty part of the fish. I choose to leave mine on and eat it, but if you don’t care to, simply cut it off and discard it. 

How To Make Refined Sugar Free Gravlax (Salt-Cured Salmon)

Yield: enough cure for 1 lbs of salmon

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rinse the salmon fillet and pat it dry with paper towels. Cut it in half and leave the skin on.
  2. If desired, remove the pin bones from the salmon using pliers or heavy duty tweezers.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, make the cure mixture by combining the kosher salt, palm sugar, coarse ground black pepper, and Wright's Liquid Smoke.
  4. Press the mixture into all parts of the flesh of the salmon being sure to thoroughly coat it. Don’t worry about coating the skin, only the flesh.
  5. Quickly (and carefully) sandwich the two pieces of salmon together – flesh to flesh with the skin out, and then wrap both together tightly in plastic wrap.
  6. Place the wrapped salmon in a glass baking dish with 2-3 inch sides. Moisture will release from the fish almost immediately, so make sure you get it into the dish right away.
  7. Place a heavy item, like a brick or another glass baking dish filled with heavy cans, on top of the wrapped fish to flatten it down and grind the cure mixture into the fish (This step is entirely optional; I often times skip it, but it normally depends on how much room I have in my refrigerator.).
  8. Refrigerate for 2-5 days (you can read more about this, including how many days I cure my fillets above). Rotate the fillets and discard the excess moisture from the fish every 24 hours.
  9. Remove the fish from the plastic wrap and rinse the cure mixture off of the salmon by placing the fillets under cool running water. Not all of the cure mixture will come off. Pat dry with paper towels.
  10. Serve immediately or store, up to 3 days, in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
  11. To cut the gravlax, hold a very sharp knife at an angle (I like to use a fillet knife) and slice 1/8” thick pieces on the diagonal.

Recipe Notes from Megan

The cure mixture makes enough for 1 pound of salmon, so if your fillet weighs more than 1 pound, adjust the recipe accordingly.

Fresh dill can be hard to come by where I live, but if you have access to it, and would like to include some in this recipe, try adding 1/4-1/3 cup chopped dill to the curing mixture.

http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/07/10/how-to-make-refined-sugar-free-gravlax-salt-cured-salmon/

This recipe is linked to, Marvelous Mondays, Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays,Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fight Back Friday and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 7-8-2014

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Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Gluten Free Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns
Hotdog or Hamburger Buns

Grain-Free & Vegan Protein Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies (nut free)
Protein Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies - Allergy Free Alaska
LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Homemade Marshmallows from Simple Life Mom
Homemade-Marshmallows

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Grain Free Vanilla Cupcakes from Simple 123 Allergy Free
Grain Free Cupcakes
Black Rice Stir Fry Vegetable Salad from Petite Allergy Treats
blackrice1
Toasted Hazelnut & Chai Spiced Steel Cut Oats from Apples & Ginger
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Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 7-1-2014

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Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Gluten Free Zucchini Bread
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Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice Cream
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LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Graham Crackers – Top 8 Allergen Free from Fairy Wings & Pixie Dust
gluten free graham crackers

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Top 30+ Best Hamburger & Hot Dog Roll Recipes from gfe-Gluten Free Easily
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Honey Lavender Shortbread from Gluten Free Yummy
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Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe from Simple Life Mom
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Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice Cream

I have such a treat for you today! Fresh chopped pecans toasted golden in “butter,” combined with rich and sweet dairy-free vanilla ice cream. Yep, that can only mean one thing: I made Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice Cream. I promise you, this recipe is going to make you want to forget your dinner plans and eat dessert first. And then hoard the rest of the container selfishly for yourself. Sometimes not knowing what’s lurking in the freezer isn’t such a bad thing – because it makes hiding containers of ice cream easier. :)

But Shhhhh….. let’s keep that secret to ourselves! 

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Vegan and Paleo- Allergy Free Alaska

Along with my Vegan & Paleo Fudge Tracks Ice Cream, this one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Coming next in line would have to be mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? 

Course, as with most dairy-free, egg-free ice cream recipes, this Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice Cream will be creamiest when it’s at a soft serve consistency. It’s how I prefer to eat it. If your ice cream has been sitting in the freezer for a while and is hard, simply let it warm up for a while on the counter, maybe 15-30 minutes; or if you’re super impatient like me, you can zap it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. 

Sheri, this recipe is for you. :) 

All my love.
xoxo,
Megan

Vegan and Paleo Butter Pecan Ice Cream from Allergy Free Alaska

Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice Cream

Yield: 1 1/2 quarts

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped dates, palm sugar, and unsweetened almond milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the sea salt and 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegan butter (or ghee).
  2. Place the saucepan contents in a high speed blender (be very careful it’s hot) and puree on high until smooth.
  3. Add the full fat coconut milk and vanilla extract to the date mixture in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a mason jar with a lid and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours or until very cold.
  5. In a 10-12 inch skillet, toast the chopped pecans with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegan butter (or ghee) over medium heat until they are golden brown. Spread out on a dinner plate to cool.
  6. Give the chilled custard a quick stir (it may separate in the refrigerator as it chills, this is completely normal) and then pour into an ice cream maker (I recommend this one) and churn according to manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Add the toasted pecans during the last 5 minutes of churning.
  8. Place the ice cream in a freezer safe 1 1/2-2 quart glass storage container (I use the biggest container in this set).
  9. Serve immediately for soft serve, or place in the freezer and freeze for at least 4-6 hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe Notes from Megan

The brand of canned coconut milk you use can make a HUGE difference in the quality and taste of your ice cream. My absolute favorite brand of coconut milk is the Aroy-D brand, which is guar gum and preservative free. I don’t recommend using the Natural Value brand, as often times it’s gritty and will not produce ice cream with a smooth texture.

http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/06/25/vegan-paleo-butter-pecan-ice-cream/

This recipe is linked to, Marvelous Mondays, Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fight Back Friday and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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Gluten Free & DIY Tuesday 6-24-2014

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Frozen Raspberry Lemonade 
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Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
Gluten Free Hamburger Buns - Allergy Free Alaska
LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Grain Free Rhubarb Crumble from Gluten Free SCD & Veggie
rhubarb crumble

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Dairy Free Fettucine Alfredo with Blackend Chicken from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations
alfredo
Aunty Rita’s White Chocolate Swiss Roll from A Life That’s Good
White Choc Swiss Roll (Mobile)
 God’s Little Acre Farm from A Fox in the Kitchen
{Loved, loved, loved this post… this proves there is still plenty of good in the world today. God bless God’s Little Acre Farm!}
God's Little Acre Farm
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Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday 6-17-2014

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Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Gluten Free Easy Apple Crumble Pizza
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Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas
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LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Vegan & Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Delicious-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies-with-a-hint-of-sea-salt.

MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK:

Gyro Meatballs with Greek Inspired Sauce from Those Who Help Themselves
greek gyroballs
Moist Cacao Chocolate Almond Cake from Bare Root
Moist chocolate almond cake
 Hibiscus Strawberry Iced Tea Cooler from Recipes to Nourish
Hibiscus Strawberry Iced Tea Cooler

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Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas

I have such a big treat for you today! Gluten free tortillas, that are not only egg free and vegan, but nut free, too!

Woo-hoo! 

We have used these Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas for tacos, tuna wraps, wraps with lunch meat and veggies, breakfast wraps, etc. They stand up really well to whatever you decide to fill them with and taste amazing! 

I use a tortilla press to make my tortillas. I press the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper and then I use a rolling pin to roll the dough out thinner (to about the thickness of a nickel). That’s my secret to making my tortillas look so round and uniform. This dough is very easy to work with because the powdered psyllium husk makes them incredibly pliable. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy they are to form. 

That beautiful red tortilla warmer you see in the picture? I just got it from our local kitchen store and I LOVE it. Not only is the color bright and bold, but I especially like that it’s stoneware vs. plastic. And it fits these tortillas and my Grain Free & Vegan Soft Tortillas perfectly. You can purchase the same one here on Amazon

What will you fill your Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas with first? 

All my love,
Megan

Gluten Free and Vegan Spinach Tortillas from Allergy Free Alaska

 

Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas

Yield: 8 seven-inch tortillas

Gluten Free & Vegan Spinach Tortillas

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, tapioca starch, powdered psyllium husk, baking powder, and sea salt.
  2. Mix in the olive oil.
  3. In a blender, combine 3/4 cup of hot water with the spinach and blend on high until smooth.
  4. Slowly pour the spinach puree into the dry ingredients and stir.
  5. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes to allow the psyllium husk powder time to expand and absorb the liquid.
  6. If the dough is still dry and crumbly, continue to add additional warm water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough easily comes together to form a workable dough.
  7. Form the dough into 8 even balls and place them back in the mixing bowl; cover with a damp paper towel to prevent the dough from drying out.
  8. Preheat a lightly oiled 10-12 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Roll a dough ball between 2 pieces of parchment paper into a round tortilla, as thin as you can get it (about the thickness of a nickel), about 7 inches in diameter.
  10. Peel off the top layer of parchment paper and place the tortilla, dough side down, into the hot skillet. Within a few seconds, you should be able to gently peel off the remaining piece of parchment paper. Cook until bubbly and golden. Flip and continue to cook until bubbly and golden on the other side (Be careful not to overcook. If the tortillas start to burn, beyond normal charring like you see in the picture, reduce heat to medium.).
  11. Place the cooked tortillas on a plate between layers of paper towels. Some of the tortillas might come out of the skillet somewhat crispy, but as they sit on top of each other, between the layers of paper towels, the warm moist heat makes them pliable and soft.
  12. Continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

Recipe Notes from Megan

Don’t use a kitchen towel in place of paper towels. As the cooked tortillas rest between the layers of paper towels, some of the green coloring from the spinach seeps out and will permanently stain fabric.

There is a difference between whole psyllium husk and psyllium husk powder. Please make sure you use psyllium husk powder in this recipe.

The key to these tortillas remaining pliable is moist warm heat. After refrigerating, simply warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to "revive" its pliability.

Q: How do these freeze? A: I don't know. I haven't tried it yet, so if you do, please come back and leave a comment so we'll all know the results!

http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/06/10/gluten-free-vegan-spinach-tortillas/

 This recipe is linked to, Marvelous Mondays, Fat TuesdayAllergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fight Back Friday and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays Link Up 6-10-2014

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Welcome to the first ever Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesdays Link Up, brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on BOTH websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms. 

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Here are this week’s post submissions from Jeanine & Megan:

Gluten Free Maple Walnut Doughnuts
GF Maple Walnut Donuts - The Baking Beauties

 Vegan & Paleo Fudge Tracks Ice Cream
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LAST WEEK’S READER FAVORITE:

Lemon Blueberry Muffins from Redeeming the Home
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MY TOP PICKS FROM LAST WEEK WERE:

Robust Smokey Grilled Chicken + Fresh Spring Millet Salad with Watercress & Lemon from Strength & Sunshine
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Cranberry Orange (Blender) Coffee Cake from Tessa the Domestic Diva
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 A Gluten-Free Glimpse of Cozumel, Mexico from gfe-gluten free easily
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 WANT TO PARTICIPATE? HERE’S HOW TO JOIN:

  • Please link to your individual post, NOT your home page or a static blog party page.
  • All recipes must be gluten free. 
  • Other posts for DIY, homemade, crafts, etc. are also welcome.
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~Megan & Jeanine

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