Creamy Corn Polenta

I wrote a post about the conversion I went through with pot roast. Gross, dry stringy roast transformed into the most tender, flavorful piece of beef. But let’s remember the vehicle used to give pot roast a second glance…POLENTA. I … Continue reading

Love Potion No. 2 (Gluten Free Flour Blend)

Quickest and simplest all-purpose gluten free flour blend. Uses include Paté a choux and pie crust. Ingredients 3 parts/3/4 cup rice flour 1 part/1/4 cup tapioca flour Directions Blend all ingredients together until completely cohesive and store in an airtight container.

Love Potion No. 1 (Gluten free Flour Blend)

Gluten free flour blend used for brioche, cannoli and popovers. Ingredients 120 grams tapioca starch 160 grams sweet rice flour 90 grams sorghum flour 2 grams xanthan gum Directions Weigh all ingredients and blend them thoroughly. Store in airtight container … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread (Gluten Free)

We’ve decided that making anything that acts as a carrier for butter in our home is not a good idea. Not because the taste, no, not because of the taste, but because we will all be fat. Well… the more … Continue reading

Grapefruit Bars

 Never having never developed quite the same love affair with lemon that my mama has, I venture to other realms of citrus. Because, Lord knows we need more difference of opinion in the kitchen, right mom? 😉 The idea of … Continue reading

Chicken Gravy (Gluten Free)

Gluten free gravy can be just as scrumptious as glutinous gravy, better in some cases. Let’s be honest here, if you’re not an accomplished chef, gravy eludes most everyone. But it doesn’t have to. I think the trick, (in either … Continue reading

Strawberry Raspberry Vinaigrette (Gluten Free)

From Kammy- If anyone knows a little bit about me they know that I don’t like salad. It just disturbs me that the resemblance between salad and weeds is so similar. And it is this healthy fear of plants that … Continue reading

Blood Orange Chia Seed Scones (Gluten Free)

Scones. They aren’t fancy or beautiful but I love them all the same. Until I master a gf croissant this will be my favorite little baked good. P.S. I am working on that croissant by the way. This version is … Continue reading

Strawberry Pistachio Salad with Gruyere Cheese Laces (Gluten Free)

This is a prime example of one of the salads that has completely turned me around to the idea of eating leaves as a meal. I mean, there’s nothing about this salad that I don’t love the idea of: strawberries, … Continue reading

Phô (Gluten Free)

I feel like before we get into this we should all just take a moment of silence to appreciate Phô. *       *       *       * *       *       *       * Moment over. I’m pretty much a complete rookie when it comes to … Continue reading

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock (Gluten Free)

I have posted before on the importance of making your own stock at home, but I will review again: Cost effective. You get so much more for your money. Period. Flavor superiority. It’s just better tasting. It is. Nutrition: At … Continue reading

Pineapple Pizza with Sweet Chipotle Tomato Sauce (Gluten Free)

So last year, around thanksgiving time, my dad decided it would be a good idea to buy a big frickin’ Serano ham. (For those of you who don’t know, think: Spanish prosciutto). He just can’t resist a good deal. And … Continue reading

Pot Roast (Gluten Free)

I have never been a huge fan of pot roast. Of the few occasions where I have eaten it as a courtesy to another cook, I found it dry and stringy. I love it sooo little, that I have never … Continue reading

Fig and Prosciutto Pannini with Gruyere

I am not an adolescent boy. Therefore, I have no obsession with sandwiches. There’s just nothing THAT appealing to me about two slices of bread with some cheese and  over-priced meat in between. However… However, the tables have been turned. … Continue reading

Herbed Corn Medallions or Corn Coins (Gluten Free)

Corn medallions are a simple and delicious side. Yes, of course it is merely corn on the cob cut into thin bits.  Yet you can’t argue that they do, in fact, add a bit of fanciness to your table with … Continue reading

Salt Boiled Potato Wedges w/ Spicy Aioli (Gluten Free)

Our family consumes a huge quantity of potatoes. Probably 2-1 over any form of rice. The dilemma is trying to serve them in a way that aren’t my roasted or fried regulars. So I tried these salt potatoes, and am … Continue reading

Onion Puffs (Gluten Free)

I am always on the hunt for delicious appetizers. Gluten free appetizers, can leave much to be desired. I have also found they have trouble running the distance when it comes to the sitting time most appetizers endure trying to … Continue reading

Gluten free Amaretti con Pinoli (Pignoli Cookies)

Marzipan versus Almond paste: Believe it or not, they are not one in the same. Almond paste has a softer consistency and is used in baking. Where Marzipan is firmer and is used to make candies, it tends to have … Continue reading

Homemade Graham Crackers (Gluten Free)

Summertime is synonymous with camping and s’mores. But I love these little lovelies year round. The problem for a Celiac or someone avoiding gluten is graham flour… it’s glutinous. But lucky for us there are great tasting ways to get … Continue reading

Coconut Milk Chia Pudding (Gluten Free)

Quinoa and Chia seed is all the rage these days. Eating either of these foods pretty much places you on the “cool kid” team. The health benefits of both are pretty impressive, but I’m pretty sure chia seeds might just … Continue reading

Pomegranate and Squash Fall Salad (Gluten Free)

What with all the heavy meals that are going around during this season, sometimes we find ourselves in want of something a little lighter, like this super flavorful fall salad! I am no lover of leaves for the sake of loving … Continue reading

Hazelnut Butter Toffee

Last Christmas season, I made this toffee with gluten free pretzels, almonds, peppermints, cookie pieces. I have had many requests to for this again this year. It is pretty much the easiest candy I’ve made and friends and family rave … Continue reading

Spicy Bell Pepper Tomato Soup

Hello. Dolly. I’m not kidding when I say I ate this every day for a week. Sometimes twice in the same day! It was so delicious. I could not get enough of it. A lot of you may have already had … Continue reading

Plum Sage Galette (Gluten Free)

I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ve always found fruit desserts incredibly beautiful. You know what? I do know why. It’s because they are incredible beautiful! Especially if they stem from the pie family. Galette. Even the name sounds pretty. … Continue reading

Sourdough Biscuits (Gluten Free)

These puppies are dangerous. I had to hold myself back from gobbling these up for one reason: I had to get a picture. That’s right. If it weren’t for you people I’d be happily sick to my stomach of delicious … Continue reading

Pumpkin Sheet Cake (Gluten Free)

Pumpkin rolls are all the rage this time of year. And while I love jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon, I am far too lazy to deal with the extra steps and effort required to make that cute little roll. My … Continue reading

Blueberry Pie (Gluten Free)

Here in Arizona, there is a shop that makes the best pies. Before I knew I was a Celiac I would eat this pie and my ignorance was bliss. That pie was good! And those were the days. But no … Continue reading

Sautéed Red Wine Mushrooms

I LOVE sautéed mushrooms! They are the perfect addition to holiday dishes or simply a fancy treat for everyday. I will eat them on grilled chicken, roast chicken, warm potato salads, in stuffing, on gluten free pasta, and of course…steak. What … Continue reading

Ginger Cookie Blackberry Peach Cobbler (Gluten Free)

I’m not much of a pie/cobbler person. Hear me out. I like pie, but it’s not preferred. This cobbler, however, has changed my mind. It’s got every delicious flavor of fall and happiness. Take it from my sister, who ate … Continue reading

The BEST Ginger Cookie (Gluten Free)

I am pretty much obsessed with ginger! I am probably one of the few people to believe that candied ginger REALLY is candy. If a recipe calls for ginger I almost always double it. I toss it into most of … Continue reading

Dry Sourdough Starter (Gluten Free)

I’m unsure how to not sound like a weirdo when talking about fermentation so I’m just going to go right into it. To me, bread’s just not worth it unless it’s got that slightly rotted taste. Some people call it … Continue reading

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint

May I just say… Wow. This little dish is just the sweetest, most refreshing thing. You’ve got sweet and smoky watermelon, tangy cheese and cool mint. This salad has EVERYTHING. It’s super easy and highly delicious. I highly recommend it 🙂 … Continue reading

Chai Popsicles (Gluten Free)

So I know that chai is everywhere. But it’s usually served in one of two ways: Latte or iced. So today I propose, drumroll please, chai popsicles! Ta-da!  Quite a while ago I was inspired to make chai ice cream … Continue reading

Chai Ice Cream

There’s a couple of things that you can make that just make you feel uber accomplished. Ice cream is one of them. I’m going to be honest, it takes time. It’s really low maintenance, (depending on your ice cream maker), but it … Continue reading

Passion Tea Lemonade (Gluten Free)

I have been known to suck down a venti passion tea lemonade in under 10 minutes. Needless to say, as a lover of lemon, and passion tea: I. Love. This. Drink. We are in the thick of summer right now and I say … Continue reading

Simple Syrup (Gluten Free)

Have you ever been drinking something and thought it could use a little sweetness? So have we! Unfortunately, here at the compromised kitchen, we are sometimes too lazy to wait for sugar to dissolve. Who needs the hassle? That’s why, when it comes … Continue reading

Gluten Free Pâte Brisée (Pie Crust)

Pâte Brisée is one of those staples in baking. If you want to bake almost any pastry based dessert, chances are, you’re going to run into this bad boy. Thankfully, it’s such a simple recipe just about anyone can do … Continue reading

Late Night Snack Copycat (Gluten Free)

It is the saddest of days when Ben and Jerry kill off your favorite ice cream flavor, (or stop stocking it in your local grocery store). What do you do? How do you live life now? Well, I don’t know … Continue reading

Gluten Free Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels are an american favorite. (But not for me, my last soft pretzel was enjoyed over a decade ago)! We eat them at theme parks, they are a necessary staple at our sporting events, they are a best friend to … Continue reading

Greek Yogurt and Lemon Berry Tart (Gluten Free)

This tart is… how do you say? DELICIOUS. I’m not one for a fruit tart but this one had me pleasantly surprised. And it was so easy! The only baking required is the crust. Now that is what I call happiness. Ingredients … Continue reading

Gluten Free Tart Dough

Hold on to your hats folks! Here comes another staple of baking: the tart shell. The best thing about this is that there’s no rolling or refrigeration. You mix and press it into the pan. Now, this is not going to … Continue reading

Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce (Gluten Free)

I was scrolling my news feed the other day and my evil friend Mary (only kidding, kinda, wait till you taste this stuff) had shared one of her blogger friends’s  recipes for quick salted caramel sauce. Well of course I … Continue reading

Perfect Chocolate Brownie (Gluten Free)

I have been working on a gluten free brownie recipe for quite sometime. It should be the easiest thing being that chocolate desserts are the easiest to convert to gluten free with the least amount of flavor or texture noticeability … Continue reading

Grilled Endive and Radicchio with Creamy Vinaigrette

We are in the full swing of summer and the Independence Day grilling season is upon us. There are so many foods that get prepared for picnics. Everything from fried chicken and potato salads to steaks with grilled corn. The … Continue reading

Spicy Olive Poppers with Cheesy Dip (GLUTEN FREE)

Jalapeño poppers are a party favorite. Sports bars and pubs almost everywhere house this zesty appetizer. BUT if you’re a Celiac or gluten free, well…no fun for you! Right? WRONG.  Not only can you make a jalapeño popper gluten free you can … Continue reading

Baked Chipotle Chicken (Gluten Free)

Everyone knows that boneless skinless chicken breasts basically have no flavor and dry out like nobody’s business. We also know that the best way to keep this type of chicken from tasting like shoe leather is to crust it somehow…enter … Continue reading

Spicy Breakfast Egg Sandwich (Gluten Free)

 Ok, so I’ll admit, this does not look too appetizing, but IT IS! I make this sandwich at least four times a week and that’s just for me. Honestly I will eat this for lunch or even dinner on those … Continue reading

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

I’m always on the look out for healthy snacks that I can make at home. My usual criteria for a snack being worth it to make at home versus buying at the store are taste. It needs to taste better … Continue reading

Healthy Orange Creamcicle Cubes (Gluten Free)

For most of the country, summer is approaching. Here in Phoenix, it settled in for the long haul a a couple months ago. It is hot in the morning and hot at night. During the day the temperature reaches Oh … Continue reading

Healthy Spinach Chips (Gluten Free)

Kale chips seem to be all the rage lately. I’ve seen them in stores and farmers markets and they are expensive. I have also seen recipes for them online that are pretty simple and inexpensive. My problem is that because … Continue reading

Brûléed Tart Lemon Bars (Gluten Free)

It’s not news that I love lemon. I do, I can’t help it. Sure I may not have enamel on my teeth when I get old, but that is just the price you have to pay for a dessert that make you … Continue reading

Chipotle Compound Butter

If you don’t know what compound butter is I have explained it here. Or for a far better description by a a man who is much more knowledgeable and experienced in all things kitchen, you can read Michael Ruhlman’s post here. However … Continue reading

Harry Potter’s Butter-beer (Gluten Free)

I have a couple of friends that are serious Harry Potter fans. They were coming to the house for a potluck and I wanted to give them a fan favorite that they might not have tried. I was a bit … Continue reading

Apricot Scones (Gluten Free)

If you are close to me you know that my favorite baked good would be the scone. The best of both worlds: both biscuit and dessert. A hint of sweetness from the addition of fruits yet still having that buttery … Continue reading

Chai Latte Mix (Gluten Free)

{Updated} I run the risk of sounding like an absolute prude when I say this, but people are doing chai wrong. I’ve been enlightened by a lovely little shop in Prescott and I know know that I like chai spicy. But … Continue reading

Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Gone Gluten Free

Someone on Facebook posted a recipe for New York Times best chocolate chip cookies, which is basically Jacques Torres’ chocolate chip cookie. And if you didn’t know he is, is is better known as Mr. chocolate. Why you ask? Because … Continue reading

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

I’ve been making these peanut butter cookies with my girls for years. The recipe is simple enough for kids to start baking with but delicious enough to keep as your main classic peanut butter cookie recipe.  The flavor is very … Continue reading

Romesco Sauce (Gluten Free)

Spanish style food is very trendy right now. That makes me so happy. I am excited to try new dishes that are traditional to Spain. Croquettes and fried milk. A  Tortilla Espaniola (potato omelette). I truly believe when it comes to … Continue reading

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Jam (Gluten Free)

I noticed on Pinterest that jams made with chia seeds are very popular. I thought…GENIUS! What could be better or more simple? I have a hard time getting my family to consume chia seeds. One of my daughters has a … Continue reading

Gluten Free Orange Chicken (Gluten Free)

Suddenly, I have been overwhelmed with a desire to make gluten free asian cuisine, (I blame it on the anime), and I have not regretted it. This orange chicken was super easy, and the best part, frying is optional! Now … Continue reading

Cinnamon Toast Cake (Gluten Free)

I have found myself, recently, in need of providing meals and desserts for a crowd. I don’t want to make a gluten free and glutinous version because…well, ain’t nobody got time for that. (Oh yes I did). Besides time, there is money. … Continue reading

Easy Homemade Play-dough (Gluten Free)

I have been feeling sympathetic toward Celiac kids (and allergy kids).  I have just been thinking of what a challenge it must be for parents trying to find gfree version of kid staples: the nugget, the cheese fish, and the … Continue reading

Spicy Coconut Chicken Sauté

This dish or variations of it are on regular rotation around here. I enjoy the ease it offers me when I haven’t planned ahead as well as I should, or there is just a couple of us at home for … Continue reading

Cinnamon Orange French Toast Sticks (Gluten Free)

Although my girls are grown and two of them are creating homes of their own, I have found myself entertaining a steady stream of little ones. Because feeding people is sorta my thing, I find myself  feeling a bit nervous … Continue reading

Gougères (Gluten Free)

gou·gère /go͞oˈZHe(ə)r/ n. (plural noun: gougères) – a puff of choux pastry flavored with cheese (traditionally Gruyère), often stuffed with a savory filling. It isn’t news that I love all things french. Their dogs, their style, their architecture, their food. The food. French … Continue reading

Spicy Scalloped Potatoes (Gluten Free)

When feeding a large crowd potatoes and cheese are always a win. I can’t think of many foods that can spread enough to feed a large group other than potato dishes, except for pasta, and at quadruple the price per … Continue reading

Walnut Pesto

pes·to (ˈpestō) – A sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy. Traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Fiore Sardo… But in America, like we do with … Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Rice

I have a confession to make. I’ve been ready to punch a Chipotle employee in the face for not giving me enough rice. I mean, that stuff is like limey gold. Don’t skimp on my rice. But sadly, they still … Continue reading

Soft Shredded Pork Tacos

In all humility, I shocked myself with the deliciousness of this meal. Oh, if only you could taste of its goodness. Wait. That’s why we have this blog isn’t it? As with many Mexican dishes, this one does have quite a few pieces to … Continue reading

Green Energy Smoothie

I have mentioned in previous posts that I wasn’t a fan of smoothies. Well they’re growing on me. Honestly, I think my biggest issue with them is my laziness to clean my Vit-A-Mix afterward.  But last year I began juicing … Continue reading

Gluten Free Brioche

I gotta say, sometimes I amaze myself. Humble, I know! But seriously, If I produce a gluten free bread that is even slightly reminiscent of the original, I get excited. So to be THIS close: air pockets, rich flavor, this … Continue reading

Happy Easter From Kompromised Kitchen

Here’s a little snapshot of our Resurrection meal. Every inch of it gluten free and delicious. Nothing too difficult, just a very simple, intimate family dinner, for sharing. Our girls have outgrown easter egg hunts and Cadbury bunnies. No need … Continue reading

Sweet Chipotle Ham

I’ve made many hams over the years and this version is by far the family favorite. For the better part of the year I have been in love with chipotle flavored this or that, so I thought…why not on the … Continue reading

Roasted Whole Carrots

Carrots as a side dish is a terrific go to side. You just cut ’em up and boil or bake them, I suppose you could nuke ’em if you wanted. Cooked carrots is the perfect stand by dish.  Yet every now … Continue reading

Review of Gluten Free Chips

I went to the Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo this year and it was so fun! I was able to meet many bloggers and interact with tons of vendors peddling their wares to the Gluten Free community. The best part … Continue reading

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (Gluten Free)

I know, I know! Kara, you can buy gluten free Teriyaki sauce at almost any grocery store. So why make it home? a couple reasons: First and for most flavor…always flavor! Second, (and of nearly equal importance), is control. “I … Continue reading

Roasted Vegetable & Beef Stew

Stew has got to be one of the easiest things in the world to make. It’s really versatile and tastes great no matter what your lever of expertise in the kitchen. You can toss it in a crockpot and leave … Continue reading

Shredded Pork

If you spend two seconds with me you’ll probably end up hearing about how much I LOVE slow roasted meats. Shredded anything; roasted anything. Oh, I love it. It’s such a versatile way of cooking meat, it has so much … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

I have been using the same peanut butter cookie recipe for years. Years before I ever knew I was a Celiac I was using a flourless recipe for our peanut butter cookies. It resulted in a tastier cookie than any … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Scones (gluten free)

Scone – a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuitlike cake made from flour, fat, and milk and sometimes having added fruit. Usually split open and buttered. One of my favorite pastry/ baked goods is a scone.  Flavors and add ins … Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

All in favor of a meal that can be thrown together in 30 minutes: pay close attention to the recipe that follows.  Basically, I made this dish as an afterthought. But it is no less delicious as the meals that … Continue reading

Shrimp and Grits Italian Style

I don’t consider myself a particularly New Orleans-ey person. But this recipe may have converted me. Though, I can’t get completely away from my preferences (hence the “Italian Style” in the title). I’d never really eaten polenta before, despite having heard so … Continue reading

Pan Seared Halibut and Spaghetti w/ Peas

This Halibut and peas pasta is a terribly easy dish to cook and yet tastes like it was difficult. It isn’t! I find that some of the fancier tasting dishes really are the most simple. This one comes in at … Continue reading

Gluten Free Baguette

I think I’ve done it! A gluten free baguette style bread that does not need to be supported by the walls of a loaf pan, is crusty with out being hard and dry. This bread actually has air pockets! I … Continue reading

Chicken Enchilada Soup

As we say goodbye to the last bit of cool weather here in Phoenix, this light but hearty soup is a very good send off to winter. This time of year a stew might be too much but this soup … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic

We use a lot of roasted garlic around here. Its uses are pretty much limitless. Spread onto a gfree flatbread, dropped onto a pizza before serving. I use it as a spread on bruschetta or crostini. Mix it with softened goat … Continue reading

Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

I made this cake the other night for a group of ladies that I had over to the house. I will just say: seconds were had and recipes were asked for. Yes it was good. It was delicious! The worst/best … Continue reading

Tart Lemon Glaze

I have a serious love affair with lemons! It has to be my favorite flavor. Lemon bars, merengue pie, cookies…oh my! It isn’t just desserts that get me. Roasted lemon chicken, I add lemon zest to almost every pasta dish … Continue reading

Browned Butter

There’s just something so comforting about the words, “brown butter.” If you ever find yourself wondering how you can make butter more buttery, (here at the kompromised kitchen, we will not judge you if you do), this is your solution. The … Continue reading

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

If you find yourself missing the delight of the very popular coffee house’s glutenous Cranberry Bliss Bars, then you’re in luck. Here we proudly present our mock Cranberry Bliss Oatmeal Cookies. Bit of a mouthful, pun intended. We could not … Continue reading

Homemade Peanut Butter

Years ago my husband bought me a Vita-Mix mixer. The recipe book that came with it included a recipe for homemade almond butter. I was intrigued. Since then, I have made MANY batches of almond butter. But I have discovered and … Continue reading

Gluten Free Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Now that winter is upon us, soup season is in high gear. Yet my favorite part of the soup meal is the grilled cheese that it gets dipped into. Now that my daughters are grown, I am able to kick things … Continue reading

Bone Broth (Beef Bouillon)

Some school anyone: Broth Broth (stock)- A minerally rich infusion made by boiling pre-roasted bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. Infusion– A process that involves the soaking or steeping of a substance in hot liquid to extract the … Continue reading

Gluten Free “Go To” Bread

Lets face it… NO gluten free bread, homemade or store bought will last as a sandwich made in the morning sent with your loved one to work or school and still be “bread” by lunchtime. So, with THAT said, let’s … Continue reading

Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo 2014

I am so excited to attend the GFAF Expo this year! Firstly because it is usually held in Scottsdale and this year they have chosen to venture west! To the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. I don’t have ANYTHING against Scottsdale … Continue reading

Spicy Blackberry Vinaigrette

I really can’t understand why people buy store bought dressings when it is so easy to make them at home. The flavors are far superior to ANYTHING store bought, quick to make and so much easier on the food budget. … Continue reading

Steak Salad w/ Pomegranate Blackberry and Spicy Candied Pecans

I made a salad the other day that I simply couldn’t get enough of. I will admit…it is a girl Salad. My husband did eat it and enjoyed it. But lets face it, he is not one to go nuts … Continue reading

Creamed Shallots

I cordially invite you to the world of caramelized onions. It is a wonderful world. I had first seen this dish made by a certain red-headed italian on a certain daytime cooking show and they looked so delicious they ate … Continue reading

Pomegranate Molasses

I may actually be addicted to making syrups! There is just something beautiful in watching ingredients reduce down to their basic offerings. They are just so easy and awesome to play with in the kitchen. I have made tons of … Continue reading

Nutty Gluten Free Granola

Store bought granola, is pretty pricey. Homemade granola can get pricey too but for the ease and flavor superiority I just can’t bring myself to buy it in the stores.  My hesitancy to go store bought is mostly due to … Continue reading