Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gluten Free Stawberry Mascarpone Tart

Thanks to Instagram I discovered Sweet Lady Cook. Located in Santa Barbara, she specializes in small batch jams using local fruit, no preservatives and minimal sugar. I was so thrilled to see that she was located just 30 miles south of me! At the time she was only selling her product online. I placed an order and couldn't wait till my jams arrived. Along with strawberry habanero and blackberry lavender jam, I purchased her clementine marmalade for my mom. (I'm not a marmalade person.) Funny how that turned out to be my favorite. See previous post for my Gluten Free Clementine Marmalade Granola. It's been so much fun using her jams in my food experiments. 

Using seasonal fruits, her newest flavor is a seascape strawberry! The smell was absolutely amazing upon opening the jar. I decided on making gluten free strawberry mascarpone tarts using an almond and date crust. For the full recipe "click on the link below."

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Clementine Marmalade Granola, GF

Gluten Free Clementine Marmalade Granola


3 cups gluten free oats
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 Tbs ground flax seed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
Generous sprinkling of cinnamon
1/4 clementine marmalade from Sweet Lady Cook 
(I'm sure any orange marmalade would work just fine)
2 packets stevia
1/2 cup golden raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, combine oats, sesame seeds, ground flax seeds, and cinnamon (to taste.)
Gently stir to incorporate ingredients evenly.
In a medium bowl, mix together honey, olive oil, marmalade and stevia. 
Pour your wet ingredients into the dry and mix well to evenly coat the oat mixture.
Transfer mixture to a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Spread out evenly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes stirring about every 10 minutes or so. 
Remove from oven and add raisins.
Let cool completely before transferring to container... or bowl if you want to snack immediately.