Happy 2017 and Hearty Buckwheat Muffins

Hello friends, I hope 2017 started off well for everyone! I am finally home after an exhausting but exhilarating holiday in India. I got sick right after getting back and after a week of struggling with terrible flu and jetlag, I am now slowly getting back to normal. Since it's the first post of this year, I think it's apt to begin with a healthier one. These buckwheat muffins are delicious and substantial enough to be satisfying day-starters or a snack with a cup of coffee or tea . Continue Reading

Goodbye 2016

Hi friends, I am on my way to India for my niece's wedding, so it’s going to be a bit quiet around here until after the new year. We did not expect to be going but this is the first marriage in the family on my husband's side. Being an elder son and daughter in law, our presence was important in this joyous occasion. So, no recipe today. But don’t worry though, I have compiled a list of 20 posts that were most viewed on my blog in 2016. * Tricolor Cupcakes - These vanilla cupcakes with three colors are a perfect treat for any celebration. I had fun making them for my friend's daughter! *......................:) *......................:) Wish you all a very happy and fun-filled New Year and thanks for being a part of the Simpleglutenfreekitchen. See you in 2017! Continue Reading

Flourless Chocolate Orange and Ginger Cake

If like me, you crave bright and fresh flavors in dark winter days, then this cake will give you every reason to smile and lift your mood! Citrus fruits are a great source of mood-elevating vitamin C. Plus, chocolate is a definite cure for cold weather and gray skies. So, I thought to make this orange chocolate cake. To tell the truth I have made this cake a few times, and every time I did it a little different. For a warming twist, I decided to add in some ginger this time. It tasted amazing and exotic! Continue Reading

Aromatic Wild Rice Mix

Do you love rice? Most people do (myself included) and that's okay, because rice is the most familiar food eaten in grain form. It makes a delicious side dish that pairs well with almost everything. Growing up I only had white basmati and parboiled rice. I didn't even know about other types. That all changed a few years ago when I was diagnosed and had to go gluten-free. Life has a way of bringing in wisdom at the right time. Slowly I figured out other varieties of rice and different kinds of whole grains (quinoa, sorghum, millet and buckwheat). I still use rice flour in baking and eat basmati rice, but the frequency is very much reduced. Today's recipe of wild rice mix is a brilliant accompaniment alongside grilled meats, vegetables, kabobs, and even Indian curries. Continue Reading

Sicilian Cookies with egg free and sugar free option

On my recent trip to Italy I had a chance to eat a bunch of gluten free cookies. I particularly fell in love with the Sicilian cookies. They were crisp on the outside and dense and chewy on the inside. So of course, I had to come home and try to recreate it. I searched online and developed my recipe based on this and this. These cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and so delicious. I also experimented with egg and sugar free cookies, just in case someone with different dietary restrictions needed to try them. The result was soft with a texture of cake. Continue Reading