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Cookievore

I eat cookies every day.

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  • Location: St. Louis, MO
  • Favorite foods: A wide variety of gluten free cookies – crispy, chewy, delicate, and sturdy cookies
  • Last bite on earth: Cookies first, then the other things.

Open Thread: What's Your Most Memorable College Dining Experience?

There was no food service on Saturday nights, but thankfully a group of Hare Krishnas provided a free meal on campus for sitting through a food demo. At first, I went only because it was free. But those demos were a real trip. Happiest people I'd ever seen and such a contrast to a somewhat depressed college crowd. Their food was quite tasty, by the way.

Do I Need to Use Eggs in Ice Cream (and How Many?)

VERY interesting! I made some vanilla ice cream with coconut milk, the thick kind from a can, but without eggs. Taste testers loved it and had no idea it was anything different from the usual. But now I'm off to make a batch with some egg yolks. Can't wait to do a side by side comparison. Great article!

How to Make Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Awesome! It's great to see more about gluten free baking here!

Great post!

Bread Baking: Bella Gluten-Free Multigrain Sandwich Bread Mix

"Nibble-worthy." That's awesome!

Next time you make gluten free bread, slash with a wet knife just before placing in oven.

vegan, non-trans-fat pie crust?

You could use Spectrum Shortening for the fat. It's organic palm fruit oil that's naturally solid at room temperature with no trans fat. You'll get a flakier crust using just palm fruit oil, rather than using Earth Balance Buttery Sticks (combination of fats/oils), but those are great if you're ever looking for a butter substitute for baking. If you're looking, here's a gluten free vegan pie crust recipe.

Ideas to fix Ugly Pie?

Blanket of bread crumbs mixed with cheese would help.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Medical Cure?

I drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every day for the same reason I follow @gastropoda on twitter - it cuts my natural sweetness.

Poll: Can you cook without salt?

I wouldn't avoid using salt unless it were absolutely necessary. I've done some baking without salt for a person with chronic kidney disease (needing low protein, potassium and sodium).

Using liberal amounts of vanilla and other spices & herbs is really important for baked goods that don't have any salt.

Pumpkin Pie Ideas Needed

If you have any gluten free friends, they'd love it if you baked a pie for them. Here's my favorite gluten free, dairy free pumpkin pie recipe - http://freerangecookies.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/gluten-free-pumpkin-pie-recipe/
I don't know why, but pumpkin pie has never appealed to me very much. I'm making pumpkin cookies and flourless pumpkin cake to bake around the pie issue.

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Vegan Pumpkin Tart

After posting a recipe for gluten free pumpkin pie, I got requests for a vegan crust recipe. Vegan bakers already know to sub tofu (and extra sugar) in place of condensed milk and to use gluten free flour to thicken... More