4-Ingredient Coconut Bacon

This gluten-free vegan coconut bacon gets its salty/sweet/smoky flavor from just a few ingredients. It tastes just like crispy bacon bits but it’s vegetarian! 

Avocado Toast with Coconut Bacon

The first time I tried coconut bacon was at a vegan restaurant in Sebastopol over a year ago. Sarah, Gerry, Carla and I had finished setting up our food styling and photography workshop and ordered gluten free pizza and vegan caesar salad from a nearby restaurant. I was skeptical about the coconut bacon on the salad and I had questions. What is coconut bacon? How is it made?  How could coconut possibly taste anything like bacon? How??

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Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler with Lavender & Oat Biscuits

Rich & tender oat biscuits with crispy, craggy tops. Gooey blueberries kissed with lemon and lavender. Scoops of melty vanilla ice cream. This gluten free blueberry cobbler is a dreamy summer dessert that’s easy enough for weeknight baking, but special enough for weekend guests.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler with Lavender & Oat Biscuits

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Vegan Tahini Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce + Gluten Free Teff Waffles

Creamy, thick, gooey, warm, vegan chocolate sauce: homemade hot fudge sauce spiked with toasty tahini and a hit of salt can be in your face with just 8 ingredients and 10 minutes. Pour it over ice cream or make these luxurious gluten-free teff waffle sundaes! 

Vegan Tahini Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce {refined sugar-free}

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Spring Vegan Miso Soup with Yuba Gluten-Free Noodles

This extra flavorful vegan miso soup has a rich broth fragrant with fresh pureed ginger and scallion. Loaded with spring vegetables, seared mushrooms, and hearty soy noodles, this soup makes a nourishing main dish or flavorful start to a Japanese-inspired meal.

Spring Vegan Miso Soup with Yuba Gluten-Free Noodles
Image credit: Erin Alderson

This vegan miso soup recipe has been years in the making! I first discovered this sublime dish in one of my favorite cookbooks Bowl by my friend Lukas Volger. The recipe turns out a richly flavorful and slightly creamy broth that was the best I’ve ever tasted. In January of 2018, Sarah and I made it while on retreat with some blogger friends. We dressed up bowls with a rainbow of colorful vegetables, homemade gluten free ramen noodles, and served it with Sarah’s wonderful tempura on the side.

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Soft and Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

With crisp edges and tender middles, these gluten free chocolate chip cookies get a flavor boost from oat flour, brown butter, brown sugar, loads of bittersweet chocolate, and flaky salt. Updated with new photos!

Soft and Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter and Flaky Salt

I originally shared the recipe for these gluten free chocolate chip cookies back in 2012 and they’ve continued to be a favorite in my kitchen and that of many readers. Thanks to everyone who’s tried these out and left sweet comments below!

I recently gave these another test, leaving out the xanthan gum I had originally called for, and took some fresh photos. I also added gram measurements for my dear readers who prefer to weigh their ingredients (recommended for accuracy!)

If you like to experiment with alternative flours, I developed versions featuring buckwheat flour, mesquite flour, and teff flour for Food52 using a similar base recipe.

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Vegan & Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp

This vegan & gluten free rhubarb crisp recipe combines tangy rhubarb laced with vanilla and lemon with a crisp, cardamom-scented topping studded with oats and almonds.

Vegan & Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp

An Ode to Gluten Free Crisp

If I had to pick a single dessert to make and eat for the rest of my life, it would be fruit crisp. (But only if I could also eat chocolate.) I never tire of thick, saucy fruit lidded with salty brown sugar streusel laced with nuts, oats, and spices. Ice cream is mandatory. That space where melty ice cream meets warm compote and buttery streusel is pure bliss.

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