Category Archives: gluten free

And We’re Live!

Hi readers! Chosen Bites is now officially live! Penny Pinching Epicure will still be located here for a short while to give everyone a chance to transition over to the new RSS feed, which you can do in three ways: Hop on over to www.chosenbites.com and click on the RSS button below my picture to…

Rella’s Gluten-Free Pizza

I really, really miss pizza. Over the last few years, I have made some good and a lot of really awful pizza crusts trying to replicate the crispy chew of pizza dough (straight into the trash with those!). I still haven’t been able to replicate quite the right “chew” for pizza crust (yet!), but this…

Gluten-Free Rolls

One of the hardest things to replicate with gluten-free products is the stretchy, chewy texture of bread. I have experimented with many different methods of recreating the feel without the gluten protein (some of which went straight into the trash), but after all of the trial-and-error I think I have finally figured it out! Ground…

Ultimate Airy Cheesecake

I don’t use the title of “ultimate cheesecake” lightly. I’ve been making cheesecake for years and I think I have finally perfected the ultimate airy, fluffy cheesecake (if you prefer a really dense cheesecake, try this recipe). About a year ago, I made a Smitten Kitchen recipe that calls for beating the eggs and sugar…

Mushroom Balsamic Chicken

This is quite possible the easiest chicken recipe, but it’s so delicious and devoured every time. Make sure to use lots of mushrooms because they are the best part! I like baby bella mushrooms, but you could also use shitake, cremini, white, or a mix. The recipe can be doubled or tripled so it’s a…

S’mores Brownies

Sometimes you just need a fun dessert. Also sometimes you need to use up a bag of mini marshmallows you bought for Passover and never ended up making into anything. These s’more brownies were a huge hit; they could also be a fun birthday party treat, and you could make these in muffin tins for…

Cheesy Spinach Kugel

This was the most popular dish I made over the first days of Pesach (Passover). Other than draining the spinach, which can be a bit time consuming, it’s really simple to throw together and into the oven. This recipe easily doubles if you are having a very large crowd, and it also freezes well.

Passover Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Store-bought Passover desserts are the worst. Not only are they ridiculously expensive, they aren’t even very good. But you can make your own delicious cookies! So don’t buy Passover desserts anymore :)

Eggplant Lasagna (Passover Friendly)

I love lasagna, but gluten-free pasta has not been agreeing with me lately, so I’m been experimenting with variations on lasagna, sans noodles. I’ve done polenta lasagna and a vegetable assortment lasagna (eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash), both with mixed success–delicious, but not quick lasagna. I definitely think this is my best noodle-free version…

Gluten-Free Hamentashen

I love Jewish food-related traditions, especially hamentashen! For those who don’t know, hamentashen are triangular filled cookies that are traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim, which celebrate the Jews triumphing in the face of adversaries who want to kill them; the story isĀ catalogedĀ in the Book of Esther. Hope on over to My Jewish…