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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I said I was on a break. I've never been good at putting myself on time outs.

These little gems were the result of an emergency gluten-free baking consultation session with a newly GF friend last night. I had to share the success story, because it is close to my heart! Imagine the following situation: you just found out you're allergic to lots of stuff, you're freaking out, you don't know what to eat, and then I show up on your door with a box of gluten free flours, a great big smile, and lots of determination to help you bake up something good.

 My dear friend B is an amazing baker - truly amazing - and makes cakes so beautiful you'd expect she went to pastry school.  Her buttercream frostings are epic.  She makes cookies and candies and pies that melt your heart.  But, in a rather tragic turn of events, she just found out she has allergies to rice, wheat, dairy, and eggs, as well as legumes, most nuts and seeds.  She suspects additional allergies to oats, corn, and soy, as well as other foods, but she isn't sure.  She is very allergic to the cats she loves deeply.  All these allergies explain a lot about the symptoms she's been dealing with, and she's already noticing some positive changes after cutting these foods out of her diet.  But she has a long way to go, and a lot more unanswered questions.


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