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Leena Bakes: GF World Peace Cookies!

By on Dec 21, 2011 in Cookies, Desserts, Gluten-free, Health food, Leena Bakes, Recipes | 3 comments

Last year when I had gestational diabetes, I had a real taste of what life is like for people with health-related eating issues–it sucks. Sure, there are “alternative” foods for all your unhealthy favorites (fyi–everything but Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches are CRAPPY), but generally speaking, most of the world, from restaurants to food blogs, don’t really consider these people. I had an incredibly difficult time finding restaurants that even knew if their food was diabetic-safe or not, and forget about baking. And that was only for a few months—how the hell do people with celiac disease or dairy allergies function on a day to day basis without going crazy? They or other people in their lives research their butts off until they find food that is safe AND crave-worthy. If you read my last post, you know that my sister in law is a celiac (allergic to...

Amuse bouche: Gluten-free beer options

By on Jan 19, 2011 in amuse bouche, Gluten-free, Health food | 0 comments

For those intolerant of gluten, that often means going without a nice, cold beer at the end of the day. Thanks to Serious Eats, that doesn’t have to happen anymore, as they reviewed the top and bottom gluten-free beers available in the U.S. Front runners were St. Peter’s Sorghum Beer from the UK and Redbridge lager by Anheuser-Busch. Source: April 22, 2010 Serious Eats article *********************************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain....

Amuse bouche: What is gluten-free food?

By on Jan 19, 2011 in amuse bouche, Gluten-free | 0 comments

Gluten-free food is defined as the “standard applied to foodstuffs and ingredients which have been especially processed or prepared to meet the dietary needs of persons intolerant to gluten.” Source: Celiac.com post *************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Leena Bakes- (Gluten-free) Peanut butter cookies–or the easiest recipe EVER

By on Jan 17, 2011 in Cookies, Leena Bakes | 0 comments

My sweet, melt in your mouth, super easy and just so happen to be gluten-free peanut butter cookies. I love a good peanut butter cookie. The slightly chewy, slightly crumbly, and almost melt in your mouth texture always drives me crazy, but I hate the process of making them. Who wants to bust out the Kitchen Aid mixer to cream butter and sugar when a craving hits? Someone not lazy, that’s who. And that person is not I. So imagine my surprise when I found a super easy and really delicious peanut butter cookie recipe, and from the most unlikely source of all, my husband? It has only three ingredients, and I almost guarantee you have them on hand. Check out this Grenier family favorite recipe and peanut butter cookie food porn after the jump. The raw peanut butter dough, which is tasty even pre-baking. This recipe is so simple, you could memorize it. One cup of peanut butter, one...