Author Archives: Amethyst

Carrot Raisin Muffins

  This old standard has been converted to a wonderful moist, gluten free version. It’s light and has a great texture… great for breakfast or a healthy snack. You can’t go wrong. It is certainly a favourite at our house!

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Cream of Chicken Soup with Fine Herbs

This is a wonderful soup with a rich flavour and silky texture. It is a family favourite and one I make often. It can be jazzed up or made simple, the choice is yours!

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Creamy Soup Base

This soup base can be used to make any “Cream of” soup and also works well in casseroles. It eliminates starchy flour thickeners for people who want to exclude flours from their diet. It freezes well and can be kept … Continue reading

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Welcome to Food Challenges!

Welcome to Food Challenges, a site specializing in creative food preparation for people with Gluten Sensitivity Syndrome, Celiac Disease, gluten/wheat intolerance and other food sensitivities. Feel free to search the many sections of my site. They are full of recipes, articles and … Continue reading

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Black Forest Cupcakes

  Today was my younger sons’s 26th birthday. When I asked him what kind of cake he would like, he jokingly reminded me of the endless years of Black Forest Cakes that had always been his favourite. These days, we … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Hash

  This is a great side dish which can do double duty as a filler ingredient in other recipes or as a replacement for toast at breakfast. Although it is a terrific side dish at a main meal, my favourite … Continue reading

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Crab Stuffed Potatoes

I was fortunate enough to have some King Crab on hand and was looking for a way to use it. It is extremely hot outside, so I wanted to keep the meal on the lighter side, but satisfying enough to … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

        My family loves these cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I also often fill them with milk chocolate ganache for a truly amazing treat!

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Gluten Free Dolmas

I have long loved Greek food and dolmas in particular. Since adopting a gluten zero life style, it has been difficult to select them from the menu in a restaurant because most have some wheat in the seasoning. I recently … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pizza with a Yeast Crust

I know that the current trend is toward thin crust pizza. I hear them say, “the thinner the better”. I still prefer the traditional, thicker, yeast crust. I have worked long and hard to create just such a gluten free … Continue reading

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