The Return of Hostess, a Gluten-Free Round Up

gluten free twinkies elanas pantry

Today’s the big day, the day Hostess snack cakes return to store shelves after an 8-month absence. It’s apparently a BIG deal for those who eat the Standard American Diet.  It’s all over the news. People are hosting Twinkie parties.  Wal-Mart got their shipment two days early and local news crews were interviewing people. Not… 

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Surprise, It’s Dairy-Free!

strawberry cream cheese frosting in johnna's kitchen

Dairy isn’t my friend right now.  I keep trying to at least get along with dairy, even if we don’t get to be close friends.  I indulge in a little goat cheese with roasted beets.  I occasionally put a smear of my favorite sheep milk cheese on a muffin.  And then body reminds me it’s… 

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I Ate Here: Waldo Pizza, Lee’s Summit & Kansas City, MO

gluten free waldo veggie pizza

My first gluten-free meal out after my doctor recommended I eliminate gluten was at Waldo Pizza.  That was four years ago, so they were a bit ahead of the curve.  When it was tricky to find a gluten-free meal out or a restaurant with staff who knew what that meant, Waldo Pizza had it figured… 

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes, reinvented

carrot cake cupcakes with sunflower cream frosting

Last week I was talking with my friend Loren from Fahrmeier Farms about a cooking class she was teaching.  After looking over everything she was teaching, it hit me that every single dish was gluten-free. Funny how that works…when I first went gluten-free, I had a tendency to look for boxes of food or food-like… 

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Cinco de Mayo Round-Up from My Kitchen

Grilled Pineapple Avocado Salad from In Johnna's Kitchen

Planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend?  I’ve got lots of gluten-free options to share with you from right here in my kitchen! First up, my favorite variation on Guacamole, Grilled Pineapple Avocado Salad. Next, a quick and easy way to make tamales with a meatless filling that fools carnivores every time, Jackfruit Tamale… 

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Mini Chocolate Raspberry Trifles

mini chocolate raspberry trifles 2

Yesterday, on my appearance on Better Kansas City, I shared my favorite chocolate cupcake and chocomole frosting. I’ve turned my TV leftovers into a dessert that may be even more decadent than the original! Leftovers?  Leftover cupcakes?  Yep.  I’m a bit of a perfectionist about my recipes.  Not so much that they be impeccably formatted… 

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