August 9, 2014

3 Gluten-Free Summertime Brunch Ideas that Frankly Rock the House

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

The topic of gluten-intolerance has been in the news a lot lately, and if you’re like me, you know people struggling with celiac’s disease or with some less chronic sensitivities to gluten. Having friends and family struggling with these conditions can make getting together for summer breakfasts and brunches a little awkward. Given that so many traditional breakfast items are loaded with glutens, one is left with either making several different breakfasts to accommodate the various dietary restrictions of one’s guests or, even worse, forcing gluten-sensitive guests to feel left out by showing up with their own breakfasts-for-one.

What a dilemma! Well, I think I’ve got an answer. Or three delectable answers, to be a bit more precise. Read the rest of this entry »

July 23, 2014

Super-Fast, Super-Easy Coconut Deliciousness: Delectable Baked Cocadas

Cocadas

For us at Chew on That, this recipe has it all. Sweet and scrumptious. And did we mention fast, relatively low calorie, and simple-to-make (considering that our version has only three basic ingredients)?

And, folks, we’re not talking cake from a can. We’re talking wholesome summertime goodies with a Latin flair – baked cocadas! Read the rest of this entry »

July 22, 2014

Harvard Students Invent Product that Lets You Bake a Cake in 60 Seconds. Spray Can Included.

So last week it was Tetris-shaped hash browns from MIT, and this week it’s a couple of Harvard students trying to reinvent the way we bake deserts. Or at least that’s the buzz. Boston.com and WBZ TV report that two Harvard students, John McAllum and Brooke Nowakowski, are in the process of patenting the results of a project for a Harvard cooking class that would allow consumer to bake cakes in around 60 seconds.

Yes, 60 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

July 21, 2014

Simple and Delicious: Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

All the recent talk about “fast casual” dining made us hungry for one dish in particular, and that’s Panera Bread’s Creamy Tomato Soup.  In fact, some of us are semi-addicted to it.  All that wholesome, velvety goodness. Add a hunk of crusty boule or a couple pieces of warm rosemary-scented focaccia, and we don’t even need a main course.

Of course, it’s not always possible to get out to the nearest Panera to fill the craving when it takes hold. And breaking out a can of Campbell’s tomato soup just doesn’t get it done. In cases of the most severe home-bound cravings for this delectable soup, only one thing will do: a flavor-packed copycat recipe more than worthy of the real thing! Read the rest of this entry »

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