Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins

Tandem Coffee opened a second location: a cafe in a renovated service station on Portland’s Congress Street. Briana Holt is creating excellent sweet and savory baked goods. But fair warning: gluten-free offerings are occasional and the open kitchen precludes a GF environment. However, something I had last week was worth adapting: Briana’s Birds’ Nest Breakfast Muffins. A whole … Continue reading

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip
Breakfast / Brunch / Hors d'oeuvre / Side Dish

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip

Amy, the only strict vegetarian in our book group, brought this to one of our meetings years… ouch, more than a decade ago, since it was before Gus was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Rich and satisfying, it remains a favorite.  The original recipe includes making crackers out of pita bread baked with melted butter, cumin, and lemon pepper. … Continue reading

Gluten Free Paleo Banana Blueberry Scones
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Paleo Banana Blueberry Scones

Nathaniel says “Grandpop can have as many of these as he wants!” A veteran of conventional sweets and breakfast goodies, we’re hoping GP thinks this healthy version of a scone is as delicious as we do! A lot of our followers are trying to avoid processed sugar and fast acting leavening agents, instead opting for unyeasted breads made … Continue reading

Tahoe Cheddar Souffle with Caramelized Tomato and Onion Compote
Breakfast / Brunch / Dinner / Lunch / Meals / Side Dish

Tahoe Cheddar Souffle with Caramelized Tomato and Onion Compote

Delicious, nutritious, easy, fast, this savory dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Even if you splurge on the nicest free range eggs, organic cheddar, heirloom tomatoes and Vidalia onions, it’s an inexpensive way to satisfy the craving for a hearty meal. Traveling to Lake Tahoe to visit Gus who is working at Stanford … Continue reading

Gluten Free Fresh Blueberry Tart
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Dessert

Gluten Free Fresh Blueberry Tart

It’s blueberry season! Seems like I just wrote about the pleasure of harvesting fresh berries for breakfast. There’s been a slog of frosty Maine winter since then, making the barefoot trek to the garden especially gratifying. The components of this dessert can be adapted to create other goodies; take liberties when taste and larder dictate. The base is a … Continue reading