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Monday, May 9, 2016

So Delicious Giveaway on Kim's Welcoming Kitchen


This is a great week here in my Welcoming Kitchen!

First, I am having a blast promoting my new book, Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life) . We had our first giveaway winner in our celebration and I have started seeing it in stores. 

Ancient Grains by Kim Lutz



Second, its Food Allergy Awareness Week. I love hearing all the stories about how people are learning to thrive with food allergies and all the research that's being done trying to help people living with food allergies, like my son.

How can we celebrate? How about another giveaway? I am a huge fan of So Delicious Dairy Free products. They provide my family with a host of delicious and reliable products that we purchase every week. I used So Delicious dairy-free milks and yogurt in so many of the recipes that I created for Ancient Grains.

Now it's your turn to enjoy them, too. So Delicious will send one lucky US winner a gift basket full of So Delicious delights worth approximately $75. 
Included in the basket are: 
  • 3 - Coconutmilk Beverages (quarts) (Original, Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla) 
  • 1 - Culinary Milk Lite
  • 1 - So Delicious Canning Jar Cuppow Cup 
  • 1 - So Delicious Canning Jar 'on the go' Cuppow Sip Lid
  • 1 - So Delicious Cookbook
  • 1 - So Delicious Grocery Tote Bag
  • 1 - So Delicious Ice Cream Scooper
  • 1 - So Delicious (V-neck) T-shirt
  • 1 - So Delicious Bracelet 
  • 1 - So Delicious 'DIY' Bracelet/headband 
  • 5 - Free Product Vouchers
Please note: If you enter the contest you will be added to the Windy City Cocoa (Welcoming Kitchen), your address will not be shared with any 3rd parties. You can unsubscribe. 
 
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Disclosure: So Delicious Dairy Free is providing one US winner with a basket worth approximately $75. 

Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life), is available now! Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.


 
  




 



 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Vegan and Gluten-free Whole Grain Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Kim's Welcoming Kitchen




For our Mother's Day, my sister and I like to make a little treat for our mom. Because we're both moms, too, though, we don't want to work too hard.

This vegan, gluten-free whole-grain Cinnamon Coffee Cake is the perfect treat for our Mother's Day. It's super easy to pull together, but tastes great. All we need to make our morning complete is some hot coffee, some fresh fruit and this cake. 

If you're still looking for something special to make for your mom, give this Cinnamon Coffee Cake a whirl. (Like the idea of whole-grain treats? You'll love my new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life).

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Kim's Welcoming Kitchen



Cinnamon Coffee Cake (vegan, gluten-free, allergen free)
Makes 15 pieces

Ingredients:
  • oil or spray to coat pan
  • 2 cups oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar (like evaporated cane juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vanilla non-dairy yogurt (I like So Delicious.)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Ingredients for topping:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (evaporated cane juice)
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (sunflower, canola, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)

Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly oil 9x13-inch baking pan with either spray oil or lightly brushed-on oil
  3. In a large bowl whisk together oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Mix in yogurt and non-dairy milk.
  5. Mix apple cider vinegar into batter.
  6. Spread batter into prepared pan
  7. In a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients.
  8. Drop little globs of topping all over the batter.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life), is available now! Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.


 
  




 






 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016






My newest book, Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life) is now available!

I am very proud of this book. Each recipe features a delicious whole grain that provides nutrition, flavor and delightful texture. Four of the grains are gluten-free: millet, oats, sorghum and teff, and they can really impact your gluten-free menu. 

For example, tiny teff can be used to crunch-up breaded veggies, like my Teff-Breaded Eggplant Slices. Sorghum can replace barley in mushroom soup, like in my Mushroom Sorghum Soup. Of course, there's an abundance of baking recipes like Peach Mango Muffins and entree dishes and salads like Millet Tabbouleh that will have you running to the kitchen to get started with this book.

Of course this is a vegan cookbook.

Every book I write is a collective effort that depends on so many people for its success. For ANCIENT GRAINS, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Bob's Red Mill. We used tons of Bob's Red Mill grains when I was creating recipes and when my recipe testers were perfecting them. We loved the flavor, texture and high quality of these grains.






I think you will, too. To celebrate the publication of ANCIENT GRAINS, we're giving away a prize pack of grains from Bob's Red Mill and a copy of Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life) . (If you need all gluten-free grains, Bob's Red Mill will let you swap out spelt and farro for an extra pack of two of the gluten-free grains.)

Thank you for your support over the years. My life has taken turns that I never could have predicted. I am so grateful that my readers have helped me to find all of these new adventures. 

Disclosure: Bob's Red Mill has provided me with grains to create recipes and test them, and they are providing this prize. Sterling Publishing is providing a copy of Ancient Grains.


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Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life), is available now! Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.


 
  




 

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vegan Street Tacos - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen



Cinco de Mayo has become one of the funnest days in the spring. Colors and flavors abound in this celebration of Mexican culture. 
Instead of reaching for the quick nachos and beer, though, why not use this holiday to enjoy something really delicious? My friends at Azuñia Tequila have challenged me to create a more sophisticated dish for Cinco de Mayo. I have to say that these VEGAN STREET TACOS are possibly my favorite dish that I've made in a long time. I could eat them every day.
Pair them with one of Azuñia Tequila's upscale cocktails, like the Strawberry Fields Forever, and you will have one heck of a party! 
This recipe was created as part of Azuñia Tequila's Cinco de Mayo Recipe Contest. If you'd like to vote for this gluten-free, food allergy friendly, vegan recipe (and isn't it nice when something everyone can eat wins?), check out their contest page

Vegan Street Tacos - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen




Vegan Sweet Potato Street Tacos (vegan, gluten-free, food allergy friendly)
Makes 9 tacos

Ingredients:


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce + 1 tablespoon extra adobo sauce
  • 1  medium white or yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • fresh ground pepper to taste (approximatelly 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (approximately 4 ptoatoes)
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • diced white onion and cilantro for garnish

Preparation:

  1. In a food processor, finely mince garlic, chipotles plus extra adobo sauce, and onion.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a stock pot or large sauce pan.
  3. Add vegetables and spices, saute until fragrant (approximately 2 to 3 minutes)
  4. Add vinegar and half the water, let simmer uncovered for 7 minutes.
  5. Add remaining water, stir and simmer for another 8 minutes.
  6. While onion sauce is cooking, shred scrubbed sweet potatoes with their skin in a food processor or with a box grater.
  7. Heat remaining tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium high heat.
  8. Add sweet potatoes. Cook for five minutes without stirring.
  9. After five minutes, stir sweet potatoes and continue cooking until tender with crispy bits, approximately 10 more minutes.
  10. Remove bay leaf from onion mixture and stir in lime juice.
  11. Add sweet potatoes, and stir thoroughly.
  12. Let flavors meld for at least five minutes over medium heat.
  13. Heat corn tortillas in a dry skillet.
  14. Divide filling among tortillas.
  15. Top with onions and cilantro. 
This is a sponsored post. Azuñia Tequila paid me to create the recipe. All opinions are my own.

This recipe was shared with Allergy-free Wednesday.


Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life), is available for pre-order now. Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.


 
  




 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vegan and Gluten-free Strawberry Recipe Roundup - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen



It's finally strawberry season. After a long winter, these little jewels of spring are hitting the markets and are so sweet and juicy.  If your fresh strawberries last long enough (ours rarely do), you can use them in these vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-free strawberry recipes.  Happy Spring!

Vanilla Rice Pudding and Strawberry Parfait - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen

Strawberry Hemp MilkStrawberry Hemp Milk - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen


Dreamy Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen


Strawberry Scone (vegan and gluten-free) - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen


Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins
Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen



Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life), is available for pre-order now. Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.