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Truly last minute local menu

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Happy holidays!

Whoa…. we have been busy. There hasn’t even been time to put together a selection of local offerings until this very last minute. And really, I should be baking or prepping squash and sweet potatoes, toasting nuts…. Surely there is something that needs doing!

So without further ado, I present our truly last minute offerings for local delivery. These choices were made by you all. This is what you have been ordering. We thank you so much. When you order, we will contact you to make delivery arrangements. We will be delivering right up until Christmas Eve!

Now back to the kitchen for me.

HARVEST PIE (Gluten-free) (Soy-free)

organic pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash; organic raw cashews; organic coconut milk; organic maple syrup; organic agave syrup; spices; arrowroot.

Order 7 in. harvest pie!

Or if you prefer, the larger pie….

Order 9 in. Harvest pie!

PUMPKIN BROWNIES (using spelt and barley flours) (nut-free)

“Amazing! Ooey gooey goodness meets a blend of sweet sophisticated flavors in these Pumpkin Spice Brownies. They are a less traditional brownie, very moist, cakey with an amazing flavor accent of warm fall spices. The rich chocolate and mild pumpkin flavors are pure and delicious. The chocolate frosting smoothly layered on top is the perfect creamy accent to this bite.” Kathy Patalsky, of the Healthy Happy Life Blog

organic pumpkin, organic spelt flour, organic barley flour, organic non-dairy milk, organic sugar, organic brown sugar, organic cocoa, organic applesauce, non-dairy/semi-sweet chocolate, chocolate liquor, canola oil, vanilla, spices, n/a baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.
Frosting Ingredients: organic non-dairy milk; organic, vegan, fairtrade (65%) chocolate; organic maple syrup; organic rice syrup; organic, vegan, fairtrade chocolate liquor; organic, vegan, fairtrade unsweetened cocoa powder; arrowroot.

Order Pumpkin brownies!

SWEET POTATO CORNBREAD

organic sweet potatoes;organic cornmeal; organic coconut yogurt; glutenfree flour blend (sorghum flour, organic rice flour, garfava flour, tapioca flour, organic amaranth flour, organic millet flour, organic corn flour. arrowroot); organic coconut milk; vegan, organic, fairtrade sugar; organic coconut oil; non GMO canola oil; baking soda; sea salt; xanthan gum.

Order 9 x 9 in. cornbread!

WHEAT BROWNIES

dates; organic wheat flour; organic brown rice syrup; organic agave; organic, vegan, fairtrade (65%) chocolate; organic, vegan, fairtrade chocolate liquor; organic coconut milk; non-GMO canola oil; organic tahini; organic, vegan, fairtrade unsweetened cocoa powder; organic coconut oil; walnuts; pecans; almond flour; organic coconut flour; organic chickpea flour; pero grain beverage; baking soda; spices

Order Wheat brownies!

Really amazing (vegan and gluten-free) fruitcake for the holidays! – SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

SOLD OUT FOR 2011


The most amazing fruitcake EVAH!

SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR!!!!

WOW! This fruitcake is GOOD! No really. This fruitcake will erase any lifelong disdain of fruitcake!!

This vegan, organic, glutenfree cake is filled with fresh and brandy soaked dried fruits. (None will glow in the dark.) A small number of tasty nuts are blended in. The cake itself is light and delicately spiced with more brandy baked in. The cake is finished with an orange brandy glaze. Also, it has brandy!

I really can’t say enough about how amazing this cake is! The cake part is beyond moist. It is mostly brandied fruit held together by moist tasty cake!

Available after December 5th! Order early!

The cake is sold in 3/4 pound and 1 1/4 pound tins.

One 3/4 pound tin of glazed fruit cake is $25.00 <postage in the US included> SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR

Order 3/4 pound fruitcake!

One 1 1/4 pound tin of glazed fruit cake is $40.00 <postage in the US included> SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR

Order 1 1/4 pound fruitcake!

FRUITCAKE
Ingredients:
Organic fruit: apricots, apples, raisins, prunes, apples, cranberries, cherries, blueberries, lemon
Nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds
Cake: gluten-free flour blend (sorghum flour, organic buckwheat flour, organic teff flour, organic coconut flour, almond flour, organic rice flour, tapioca flour, garfava flour, potato flour, quinoa flour), vegan brown sugar, organic brown rice syrup, vegan/glutenfree brandy, organic coconut oil, organic orange juice, organic applesauce, organic pumpkin, marmalade, spices, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, sea salt.

Glaze: organic orange juice, organic brown rice syrup, vegan/glutenfree brandy, arrowroot

Gluten-free Pumpkin cheesecake recipe (updated)

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Pumpkin cheesecake in the pan

This is a recipe we have been making for about 20 years! It pre-dates the current trend of using faux cream cheese in vegan cheesecakes. The recipe itself has not changed much over time. The only major change is that we now use a small amount of cashews as well as tofu to make a slightly firmer, more traditionally cheesecake like dessert.

In my opinion, this recipe is still the best pumpkin pie we make. The spice blend, fresh ginger and lemon, give the pie a wonderful flavor, and the tofu gives it a creamy smooth texture. The pecans on top are optional. We like the creamy pie with just a little crunch on top!

Hope you like it too!

Gluten-free Pumpkin Custard Pie – 9 inch

Serves 8 or more

Ingredients:

Crust:

Dry:
½ cup gluten-free oats
¼ cup whole, raw brazil nuts
¼ cup gluten-free flour mix #2
1 teaspoon sorghum flour
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon arrowroot
Pinch cinnamon
Dash xanthan gum

Wet:
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil pie pan.

Put the nuts and all dry ingredients in food processor and process until perfectly smooth. Dough should be oily from the nuts. Be sure to scrape sides of food processor to ensure nuts are completely blended.

Add liquids through the spout of the food processor, and process until just together. Careful not to over process.

With well-floured hands, press dough into 9 inch pie pan. This pie crust does not need to be pre-baked.

Filling:

½ pound extra firm tofu
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
½ cup steamed sweet potato
1 ounce (by weight) raw cashews
1 thin sliver fresh ginger (more if you like ginger :-) )
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon arrowroot
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Dash allspice
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup brown rice syrup
1 liquid ounce tahini
¼ teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup pecan pieces

Place all ingredients in food processor and process until perfectly smooth. This should take several minutes, and you will need to pause and scrape the sides of the food processor. There should be no lumps visible in the mixture.

Pour into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle pecans on top.

Bake for 45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Allow to cool. Refrigerate overnight before serving

Thanksgiving Menu for 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

9 x 9 photo of glutenfree pumpkin pie brownies

The following items will be available for special order locally.

  • sweet potato pie (GF)
  • pumpkin pie (GF) (soy free)
  • pecan pie (GF) (soy free)
  • pumpkin  cheesecake (GF)
  • sweet potato cornbread (GF) (soy free)
  • pumpkin brownies (barley/spelt) (soy free)
  • pumpkin pie brownies (GF) (soy free) (nut free)

Some of these items will also be available at Integral Yoga Natural Foods in Manhattan in limited quantities. Check out this post for details on our partnership with Integral Yoga this holiday season.

Our delivery zone is Manhattan, Westchester County and Rockland County and Northern New Jersey.

Items that are available for shipping nationally are indicated. Postage will be added on to orders that we send through the USPS. We need orders by Friday November 18. We will ship first thing Monday morning. We do not guarantee the postal service will deliver before Thanksgiving. Thursday holidays are tough for timely/fresh delivery.

Please feel free to contact us for more information at gonepie@gmail.com.

Our featured holiday season pies  are made in a gluten-free crust. Please note the gluten-free crust contains gluten-free oats.

    Gluten-free crust: gluten-free oats; gluten-free flour blend (organic rice flour, tapioca flour, potato flour, garfava four, sorghum flour, organic coconut flour, organic amaranth flour); organic maple syrup; brazil nuts;, non-GMO canola oil; organic coconut oil; arrowroot; xanthan gum.

ORGANIC SWEET POTATO PIE (GF)

organic sweet potatoes, organic tofu, organic non-dairy milk, organic maple syrup, organic brown rice syrup, arrowroot, spices.


Order 7 in. sweet potato pie!

Order 9 in. sweet potato pie!

ORGANIC PUMPKIN PIE (GF) (soy-free)
organic pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash; organic raw cashews; organic coconut milk; organic maple syrup; organic agave syrup; spices; arrowroot.

Order 7 in. pumpkin pie!

Order 9 in. pumpkin pie!

    PECAN PIE (GF) (soy-free)
    This item is available to ship nationally

pecans; organic maple syrup; organic brown rice syrup; organic coconut milk; organic sugar; dates; organic flax seeds; arrowroot; organic, fairtrade vanilla; organic ginger; organic lemon; sea salt.

Order 7 in. pecan pie!

Order 9 in. pecan pie!

ORGANIC PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE (GF)

organic pumpkin and sweet potato; organic tofu; organic maple syrup; organic brown rice syrup; organic tahini; organic cashews; arrowroot; spices; fairtrade vanilla; organic lemon.

Order 7 in. pumpkin cheesecake!

Order 9 in. pumpkin cheesecake!

ORGANIC SWEET POTATO CORNBREAD (GF)

This year, we have a fantastic new item… sweet potato cornbread.  We LOVE this glutenfee cornbread.

organic sweet potatoes;organic cornmeal; organic coconut yogurt; glutenfree flour blend (sorghum flour, organic rice flour, garfava flour, tapioca flour, organic amaranth flour, organic millet flour, organic corn flour. arrowroot); organic coconut milk; vegan, organic, fairtrade sugar; organic coconut oil; non GMO canola oil; baking soda; sea salt; xanthan gum.

Order 6 x 9 in. cornbread!

Order 9 x 9 in. cornbread!

And finally…. for chocolate lovers, pumpkin sounds good but it isn’t chocolate! We have pumpkin brownies for you! We have our original pumpkin brownies and a new glutenfree pumpkin brownie.

    Frosting Ingredients: organic non-dairy milk; organic, vegan, fairtrade (65%) chocolate; organic maple syrup; organic rice syrup; organic, vegan, fairtrade chocolate liquor; organic, vegan, fairtrade unsweetened cocoa powder; arrowroot.
    PUMPKIN BROWNIES (using spelt and barley flours) (nut-free)
    This item is available to ship nationally.

“Amazing! Ooey gooey goodness meets a blend of sweet sophisticated flavors in these Pumpkin Spice Brownies. They are a less traditional brownie, very moist, cakey with an amazing flavor accent of warm fall spices. The rich chocolate and mild pumpkin flavors are pure and delicious. The chocolate frosting smoothly layered on top is the perfect creamy accent to this bite.” Kathy Patalsky, of the Healthy Happy Life Blog

organic pumpkin, organic spelt flour, organic barley flour, organic non-dairy milk, organic sugar, organic brown sugar, organic cocoa, organic applesauce, non-dairy/semi-sweet chocolate, chocolate liquor, canola oil, vanilla, spices, n/a baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Order Pumpkin brownies!

    PUMPKIN PIE BROWNIES (GF) (nut-free) (soy-free)
    This item is available to ship nationally

Super light and moist, pumpkin pie brownies are glutenfree, vegan brownies with pumpkin and spices baked in; then topped with frosting, then a layer of spiced cocoa and then more frosting drizzled on.

organic, vegan, fairtrade sugar; gluten-free flour blend (sorghum flour, organic rice flour, garfava flour, potato flour, tapioca flour, organic buckwheat flour, organic amaranth flour, organic millet flour); organic pumpkin; organic prunes; organic brown rice syrup; organic vegan, fairtrade (65%) chocolate; organic, vegan, fairtrade chocolate liquor; non-GMO canola oil; organic, vegan, fairtrade unsweetened cocoa powder; n/a baking powder; baking soda; spices, sea salt.

Order Pumpkin pie brownies!

Its ok to play with your food!

It's ok to play with your food!

Sweet Potato Cornbread (vegan and glutenfree)

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

... fluffy, with a nice light crumb and a little bit of cornmeal texture ... add in the sweet potato sweetness ...

Today over at One Green Planet I have published an article on veganizing baked goods. As an exercise, I took a butter milk Cornbread recipe from Allrecipes.com and made it vegan.

I thought I would share my allergen-free version of that recipe here. It took me three trials to get the numbers right. I used a lot less gluten-free flour than wheat flour and added a good amount of liquid. That is a function of all the starches used to replace the gluten in the wheat.

I find there are far fewer rules and guidelines to follow in getting the gluten out of a recipe than there are for veganizing one. I pretty much have developed an instinct that I go with. Even then, I almost always have to re-work recipes multiple times to get results I am truly happy with.

In this recipe I used the Gone Pie flour mix, the Hi Protein flour mix (mentioned in the Irish Soda bread recipe), corn flour and millet flour. This was my first time using corn flour and am not exactly sure what it did. More experimentation to come with it! The Hi Protein mix was the final touch I added to get a nice light crumb.  I have posted the recipe for it at the end of this recipe again.

All the yellow grains and the orange of the sweet potatoes give this cornbread a truly amazing color! It’s so tasty too!

SWEET POTATO CORNBREAD

  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend
  • 3 tablespoons millet flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1/4 cup Hi Protein Mix*
  • 5/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

Sift the dry ingredients together and set them aside.

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup organic vegan sugar

Combine cornmeal and sugar in mixing bowl and set aside.

  • 3/4 cup vegan sour cream or So Delicious PLAIN coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato

Puree in food processor until smooth and creamy.
Pour into same bowl as cornmeal and combine well.
This makes the cornbread nice and light.

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Fold into cornmeal mixture until evenly mixed.
Now add dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Do not over mix.

Dough will be very light and fluffy. Pour it into an 8 x 8 inch square pan. I prepare my pan with oil and a dusting of cornmeal. Smooth the dough with wet hands.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes. When it is done, it will be firm to the touch in the center.

*Hi Protein Flour Blend:

1 cup garfava flour
1 cup arrowroot starch
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup millet flour
1/2 cup amaranth flour

Irish Soda Bread Muffins (vegan and gluten-free)

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

With a little cross and everything. Sorghum flour on top.

I recently saw this recipe for Irish Soda Bread and I immediately remembered little Irish Soda Breads I made a loooong time ago. The flavor and texture and the smell of them baking! I must have caraway seeds and cardamom perfectly blended in a doughy slightly sweet bread. With plump little currants.

I did it! I did it! I love it! I love it!

The original recipe I found and made (with the addition of cardamom) is here.  They use a flour blend which resulted in a whole meal kind of bread. The bread really didn’t hold together well enough for my purposes.

Irish Soda Bread, as I recall it, is unabashedly white bread. I re-did the recipe a few times adding some of my flour blend and making a few other changes. The final result is super simple to make, once you gather all your ingredients.

I am playing with my version of their flour blend in other recipes. It makes a very different crumb when baked. The blend recipe is at the end of the post.

GLUTENFREE IRISH SODA BREAD

  • ½ cup currants, soaked/drained or well rinsed

  • 1 cup gluten-free  Hi Protein Flour Blend*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sorghum flour
  • 3  tablespoons vegan sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 6  tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2  tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious PLAIN coconut yogurt or vegan sour cream
  • 1 cup So Delicious organic coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice

  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1/8  teaspoon cardamom

Combine the wet ingredients and set them aside.

Put all the dry ingredients in your mixer bowl.
Turn it off and on a couple of times to blend them.
Add coconut oil by the tablespoon to the flour mixture.
Let the coconut oil break up in the flour mix until you have
a fairly uniform almost cornmeal like mixture.

Add the cardamom and caraway seeds.

Add the liquid ingredients in two stages. Mix minimally.
When almost evenly mixed, add the drained currants.
Mix just until the dough is blended.

The dough gets firmer as it sits.

I made 12 muffins. I’m sure it would make a nice little loaf too.

This is a lovely, slightly starchy, dense dough. I flattened the muffins with wet hands. Then I sprinkled on some sorghum flour and cut crosses in them. The dough was extremely easy to work with.

Bake muffins at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.

If you made muffins like I did, you could be eating hot Soda Bread now!

I made a loaf too! It was possibly even more delicious. I did the loaf with coconut yogurt so it was soy free.

Hi Protein Flour Blend:

(This is my version of the original blend. You can see the original blend in the original article.Original….)

1 cup garfava flour
1 cup arrowroot starch
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup millet flour
1/2 cup amaranth flour

“I died and went to heaven”

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

I recently got the most wonderful email from a client that I wanted to share with you all. When you do wholesale and on-line sales, moments like this are rare. It really made my day!

And yes the email subject really was “I died and went to heaven”.

Dear Barbara,

The pecan pie and the fruitcake are by far the best vegan gluten-free bakery delectables I have EVER experienced. They are simply sumptuous!!!

You have created an amazing balance of clean, nuanced flavors that’s completely satisfying without being “too much”; i.e., they are not too sweet, oily, or salty, nor do they inflict that empty-calorie feeling of refined flours.

Their textures are awesome. I love the stickiness of the pecan filling and that stalwart crust. (I’m eating the frosting separately; it’s amazing—complex, exotic; again, not overly sweet.) I love the texture of the fruitcake, too—it’s just as it should be; I love a tiny reminiscence of Christmas pudding! The balance of the various fruits and nuts is perfect. You’ve gone light on the oil (thank you!), and the brandy is a necessary and elegant final touch. Brava!!!!

I am ecstatic I found you. (And you’re the only baker I trust enough to eat your wares right from the package. I nuke almost everything that comes from anywhere, b/c my celiac disease makes any food-borne upset a real ordeal.)

Do you by any chance have a monthly program in which you send a surprise item of your choice? Averaging maybe ~ $20-30/mo? If not, would you consider doing that and signing me on for 2011? :) ))

So many thanks for your wonderful creations—and your equally wonderful values—and Happy New Year!!!

All best,
Janine

The official GonePie gift giving guide for 2010

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

These items are no longer available.

New edition of the premiere Friends of Animals cookbook-now with gluten-free dessert offerings and a new cover.

Dining With Friends
The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine
By Priscilla Feral

As they say on the website, this book makes a great gift. So give it to a friend or family member, and invite yourself over for dinner.

Priscilla has compiled a collection of wonderful recipes that are easy to follow and easy to modify.  It is a prefect collection for the novice or the experienced hand.  I have never made anything from this book that did not come out perfectly!

As an added bonus, especially if you are a fan of GonePie, there is a newly added gluten-free baking chapter authored by none other than me!

You can order your book here!

On the edible gift front….  Please visit our website or check out these special holiday gifts we are offering.

Really amazing (vegan and gluten-free) fruitcake for the holidays!

The most amazing fruitcake EVAH!

More about the fruitcake here!

Ginger lovers holiday gift package

Soft almost buttery, spiced cookies with little bits of crystallized ginger

More about the ginger goodies here!

Let’s go crazy! Let’s go nuts! – Holiday pie special

Chocolate pecan pie - 7 inch or 9 inch available

More about the pies here!

The holidays are always a good time to donate to your favorite advocacy group. I will be renewing my membership toFriends of Animals!

Really amazing (vegan and gluten-free) fruitcake for the holidays! – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

SOLD OUT FOR 2010


The most amazing fruitcake EVAH!

SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR!!!!

WOW!  This fruitcake is GOOD!  No really.  This fruitcake will erase any lifelong disdain of fruitcake!!

This vegan, organic, glutenfree cake is filled with fresh and brandy  soaked dried fruits.  (None will glow in the dark.)  A small number of tasty nuts are blended in.  The cake itself is light and delicately spiced with more brandy baked in.  The cake is finished with an orange brandy glaze. Also, it has brandy!

I really can’t say enough about how amazing this cake is!  The cake part is beyond moist. It is mostly brandied fruit held together by moist tasty cake!

The cake is sold in 3/4 pound and 1 1/4 pound tins.

One 3/4 pound tin of glazed fruit cake is $25.00 <postage in the US included>
One 1 1/4 pound tin of glazed fruit cake is $35.00 <postage in the US included>

Email us at gonepie@gmail.com to order your fruitcake or follow the link below.

order by e-mail

FRUITCAKE
Ingredients:
Organic fruit: apricots, apples, raisins, prunes, apples, cranberries, cherries, blueberries, lemon
Nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds
Cake: gluten-free flour blend (sorghum flour, organic buckwheat flour, organic teff flour,  organic coconut flour,  almond flour, organic rice flour, tapioca flour, garfava flour, potato flour), vegan brown sugar, organic brown rice syrup, vegan/glutenfree brandy, organic coconut oil, organic orange juice, organic applesauce, organic pumpkin, marmalade, spices, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, sea salt.

Glaze: organic orange juice, organic brown rice syrup, vegan/glutenfree brandy, arrowroot

Ginger lovers holiday gift package

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

#vegan #organic crystallized ginger - available as part of this package or on our website by the pound

This is a truly awesome package of Christmas time goodies. Everything in this grouping is vegan and glutenfree. And oh so tasty!

Your package will include one half pound of ginger cookies (pictured below), one half pound of molasses spice cookies (these are based on a recipe by Karina Allrich) and one quarter pound of our ginger!

The package is $40.00 <postage in the US included>
.

Soft almost buttery, spiced cookies with little bits of crystallized ginger

Email us at gonepie@gmail.com to order your goodies or follow the link below.

order by e-mail

TRIPLE GINGER COOKIES

Ingredients: gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, tapioca flour, potato flour, gafarva four, sorghum flour, organic coconut flour, organic buckwheat flour, organic quinoa flour, organic amaranth flour), organic vegan sugar, organic apple sauce, organic coconut oil, Gone Pie vegan organic crystallized ginger, organic brown rice syrup, organic lemon, organic coconut milk, organic vanilla, spices, n/a baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

VEGAN/ORGANIC CRYSTALLIZED GINGER

Ingredients: organic ginger, organic brown rice syrup, organic vegan sugar, sea salt.

MOLASSES SPICE COOKIES

Ingredients: sorghum flour, tapioca  flour, vegan sugar, almond flour,organic buckwheat flour, teff flour,  organic coconut oil, canola oil, unsulphured molasses, organic coconut milk, organic maple syrup,  spices, xanthan gum, sea salt, baking soda.