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The Lady and Sons’ Shrimp and Grits, at Home (Naturally Gluten-Free)

shrimp and grits

This Yankee-turned-Deep-South resident doesn’t need any convincing to eat grits in any form — classic cheese, light-and-crispy waffles, salumi-stuffed arancini? I’m there. But shrimp, well, that’s another story. That is, until I met this version of shrimp and grits inspired by a friend’s visit to The Lady and Sons. Swimming in a creamy pool of highly-seasoned sauce studded with a generous amount of spicy, smokey tasso ham, all served over intensely cheesy grits, it’s nothing short of indulgent. Be prepared to fall in love at first bite.

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Garlic and Herb “Cream Cheese” (Vegan)

Garlic and Herb Vegan "Cream Cheese"

If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative to an old favorite, garlic and herb goat cheese, give this vegan take a try. The “cream cheese” alone lacks the usual, slight tang of its Philly counterpart, but a touch of lemon juice is all you need to lend it that missing edge. A little bit of seasoning is all it takes to elevate an otherwise beige (literally and figuratively) product to something crave-worthy!

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Cheesecakelets

Cheesecakelets

Cheesecakelets immediately transport me back to my very first studio apartment. Atop the tiny stovetop, I’d whip up batch after batch of these tasty pancakes in Ikea’s cheapest finest skillet set. Made with just a smidgen of oat flour ground in my trusty Oster blender, they marked my first successful foray into gluten-free cooking.

Back then, I was just beginning to explore gluten-free cooking and didn’t really know where to start when stocking a pantry. Rice flour (which I’ve never really enjoyed texture-wise), gluten-free oats and cornstarch were pretty much all she wrote.

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Almond Scones

Almond Scones

Across between muffin tops and Irish soda bread — albeit a sweeter, more moist version — these unique almond scones are a terrific grab-and-go breakfast or snack to have on hand. Even better, the batter only takes a couple minutes to mix together — they really couldn’t be much easier to make!

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Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake (Gluten-free)

Have you been searching for a new crumb cake recipe to add to your rotation? Look no further, this raspberry-studded rendition has it going on — each bite bursts with jammy fruit flavor! But want to know my favorite part?

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