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New ideas for the Gluten Free Brownie Mix

by Chelsea Lincoln

Oftentimes customers write us with suggestions on changing instructions or ingredients in our baking mixes. Sometimes it’s a low-fat version, sometimes it’s an added ingredient, and sometimes it’s just a new product altogether.  One of our most popular mixes is the Gluten Free Brownie Mix, so we hear numerous creative

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Strawberries are one of my very favorite things about summer.

Lemon Pound Cake

by Cassidy Stockton

This weekend finally started to reflect the calendar here in Portland. The sun was shining, the air lightly breezy and the strawberries abundantly overflowing their bins at every farmer’s market (I even found a few in my own homely patch).

Who could resist the beautiful red ripeness of the strawberries?

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Debbie McFarlane enjoys a bite of her favorite bakery item.

Employee Choice-June: Wheat Free Vanilla Cupcakes

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Debbie McFarlane enjoys a bite of her favorite bakery item.

“I’m a glutton for Gluten Free.”-Debbie McFarlane

Debbie McFarlane, one of the friendliest and brightest of our great store employees, is this month’s employee’s choice candidate and has chosen as her favorite bakery item our Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes.

Debbie,

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Whole Grain Chocolate Cake

Whole Grain Cake Recipes

by Chelsea Lincoln

Not too long ago, we offered whole grain cake mixes that a lot of people really loved.  Unfortunately, that love was not quite enough to keep these mixes on the shelves. After the products were discontinued, we got numerous calls wanting to know how people could make it themselves.

When

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A basket full of delicious muffins ready to enjoy!

Lemon Vegan Agave Muffins

by Meagan Nuchols

Here is a fabulous recipe for Lemon Vegan Agave Muffins. Not only are these muffins egg and dairy free, but they contain no refined sugars! They are simply sweetened with agave and notice that they use chia seeds as a binder. If you are new to chia seed baking, look

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What is nutritional yeast, anyway?

Nutritional Yeast Demystified

by Cassidy Stockton

What is nutritional yeast, anyway?

In Portland, you can find nutritional yeast (aka vegetarian food yeast) at almost every restaurant catering to a vegetarian clientele. It’s a funky orange-yellow color and can range from a fine powder to larger flakes. It smells a bit yeasty, a bit nutty and a

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Gums

Guar Gum vs. Xanthan Gum

by Cassidy Stockton

If you are new to Gluten Free Baking you may find yourself wondering, “What is the difference between Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum?” Both ingredients are frequently called for in gluten free recipes and can seem exotic at first, but they both serve the same general purpose as thickeners and

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Homemade Cereal

by Cassidy Stockton

When I met my husband over 8 years ago, his bachelor diet consisted of cereal, cereal and more cereal. On a good week there were a few meals of noodles and cheese mixed in. As time went on, we ate a variety of foods together, but his cereal habit stayed

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Bob's Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

On Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

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Bob's Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

An ingredient that receives a great deal of use in our bakery (and lots of interest from customers!) is our whole wheat pastry flour. Here’s a little information on a great product to add to your home bakery and kitchen.

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