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steak with parsley and mustard sauce | a gluten-free recipe from frannycakes

Steak with parsley mustard sauce

Some days, I really, really just want dinner in a hurry. And I don’t want dinner out of a box. (No offense, gluten-free macaroni and cheese, you’re just not an option every day.) I actually don’t keep food in a box in my apartment. It forces me to make real food. One of my best […]

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charred tomatillo salsa verde with parsley | a gluten-free recipe from

Charred Tomatillo & Jalapeno Hot Sauce

Flavor of the Month for July 2014: Parsley. Parsley doesn’t get as much love as it should. It is a versatile herb with a fresh taste and peppery bite. It is definitely more than just a garnish, and this month we are exploring ways to help this herb live up to its potential. I have […]

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Minted Mushy Peas on Gluten-Free Toast

Minted Mushy Peas

My roommate, Helen, doesn’t much like mushy peas. In fact, there is this lovely pub in our neighborhood that offers them as a side, and she regularly tells me what a terrible choice ordering them is. But I love them. I don’t know if it is the severe lack of mushy peas that I had […]

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Twenty-nine plus one

The Big Three-Oh Oh, hey there birthday. So glad you made it on time this year. You know, in time to make it past a milestone date, even if I am not sure that I feel this old. It has taken me a few days to process this. This being older thing. The whole age […]

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Creamy Summer Chickpea Salad with feta, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh herbs

Creamy Chickpea Salad

They made a reality show about summer in Chicago for Bravo last year. The show might have been so terrible that even I couldn’t watch it. Just about the only part they got right was that summer is magic. And that we really only get 100 days of it. I moved into the city proper […]

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relish 17 | may 2014 | frannycakes picks gluten-free treats

Relish: Maybe Daisies

Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. And sometimes things are uncertain. Hello, June. Thanks for showing up. After a long winter, and a May that just seemed so very, very long – which happens when you are excited about something big that happens […]

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Asparagus Tomato Mozzarella Salad by Jane Bonacci on FrannyCakes

Asparagus, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

This is a guest post from Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook to keep things here interesting while I await the arrival of my kitchen utensils in my new apartment. When my friend Mary Fran put out the word that she needed some help with guest posts for her blog, I immediately raised my hand. Mary Fran and […]

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