Lazy Gluten Free

Tips for Successful Gluten Free Baking

A nice domed loaf...that sunk later. The joys of GF baking!
Over the past several years, I have learned a lot about baking gluten free. It is definitely a science, which the 'just throw stuff in a pan' part of me struggles with. I am not an expert at baking gluten free, but I have learned several things that can help lead to a successful end-product. This is not an all-inclusive list, but hopefully it will help you regardless of whether you are new to the GF baking scene, or have been around it for awhile. Feel free to comment with any tips or suggestions that I didn't list (or may not know). I'll try to update this list periodically.

Spinach and Tomato Pie


I am really not a big fan of traditional pie crust. I don't like it in pies and I don't like it in anything else. I always look for ways to create a crust alternative, whether it's a graham cracker crust for desserts, or shredded hash browns for a recipe like this.

Lazy Girl, Lately.

Okay, so I know that my posts have been pretty few lately, and I apologize for that. To mitigate any concerns you may have that LGF is going away, I figured I'd give you an update: LGF is NOT going away. 

Caramelized Onion and Kale Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


The leaves are beginning to turn vibrant shades of red and orange, the air is a bit chillier, and I am finding myself reaching for sweaters and blankets. Fall is my favorite season. I love the beauty it brings as well as the seasonal foods (apple crisp, pumpkin pie, cider...). However, as we begin the transition into fall, I find myself still trying to cling on to summer a bit. I've been accomplishing this by using up the last of my garden's bounty.

Gimbal's Jelly Beans Giveaway #2!


Back in June I was given the opportunity to sample and review some products from Gimbal's Fine Candies. I had never heard of them before, but since I love trying new gluten free products, I definitely was excited to see what Gimbal's was all about.

Kale Mushroom Quinoa


This year was the first year that we planted a garden. Although it didn't do as well as I had hoped, we still got a good amount of produce out of it. Two of our veggies thrived big time though, our one cucumber plant and two kale plants. This was awesome since Steven is apparently obsessed with cukes (we literally were picking up to 7 or 8 a week for a couple weeks!) and I love kale. However, I discovered that I had no idea what to do with all the kale besides make salads.

Back to School with Canyon Bakehouse


Having a child with a food allergy is hard enough, but what about when it comes to bringing food to school? Not very many schools offer allergy-friendly lunch options, and even if your school does have options, can you trust that there is no cross-contamination? Packing a lunch doesn't have to be a challenge, especially when there are many great nutritious gluten free options out there.