So sometimes I’m a little terrible at doing my job as a blogger! A couple months ago, I received a cookbook called Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free by Amy Green that I have been meaning to review, but unfortunately that little money grabber called college kind of gets in the way of everything. Amy also wrote me a sweet little note that came with the book too! The cute cover happens to match the 180 adorable recipes found outside including Banana Walnut Belgian Waffles, Oven-baked Cumin Lime Tortilla Chips, Pear and Spinach Salad with Lemon Truffle Vinaigrette, and many more…177 more if we’re getting detailed.
For those of you that know me, you know that I love my sweets. I don’t usually tend to stray away from sugar or gluten, but I do have friends that do. I wanted to step into the shoes of my friends who are sugar and gluten-free so I decided to try out some recipes designed for them for a change.
I decide to pick a simple recipe that included one of my favorite fruits: Cinnamon and Vanilla Poached Pears. The recipe was so simple to follow and was done in less than 20 minutes (as promised!) Interestingly enough, we selected one pear that was ripe and one that was not and discovered that the ripe pear (as instructed) actually turned out to be much better! It was able to soak in more of the vanilla and cinnamon flavoring and was easier to eat. This summer, I will continue to try out more recipes from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free as well as the other cookbooks that I have received in the past so keep your eyes peeled as I teach myself how to cook foods that aren’t boxed and aren’t frozen!