Tuesday To Do List — what to buy, spy, and try! (or sometimes cry about)

Tuesday To Do List is my newest attempt at bringing you tidbits from the gluten-free world each week. This will continue until my mind-that-doesn’t-rest comes up with another way to entertain you guys. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

Checked off the list from last week: made the un-pumpkin spice from Alton Brown and the pumpkin puree. (why have I never done this before? THE best.)










Did you spy my lasagna stuffed spaghetti squash over on Prevention Magazine online? Yipeeee!


Too many fall recipes to choose from? I hear ya. Luckily you can see an entire carnival of fall recipes HERE. (I added my pumpkin spice granola!)


I’ve been trying recipes from Yummy Supper. Not only is the book full of gorgeous photos and stories, but the recipes are simple and made with real food. I made Sunshine Soup with ingredients from my own garden — if you don’t garden, this may not seem like that big of a deal, but for me, I get giddy over garden fresh goods. Always have. I think part of it was growing up with a family that gardened. I learned early on that it is hard to beat the flavor of a warm-from-the-sun tomato at peek ripeness, plucked from vine and eaten like an apple. I brought the book with me to our last GF Get Together dinner and my GFFs drooled over it, especially our vegetarian. Maybe you should add it to your list to buy? (or stop by for Sunshine Soup and borrow mine!)













Try these. No-bake donut holes. (thanks Johnna!)


Follow up from last week: the FDA is now investigating reports of illness due to the new “gluten-free” Cheerios. You can see last week’s post HERE, including posts from others in the community. Please read up. Since last week, I have had several people tell me they got sick from Cheerios — pretty please contact the FDA (as well as General Mills) to let them know. You can follow the steps listed here.

Because my mama and dear friend Shirley, from glutenfreeeasily.com, don’t have Instagram, I’m going to try to do a recap of the week’s photos here too. (the first two photos are Shirley’s flourless, gluten-free pizza — make it ASAP.)

So, I spy from Instagram…

(follow along: @celiacinthecity)




dreaming of London: my 1st doughnut from Borough 22 (now available at Selfridges!)


garden fresh = THE best.


#realfood50 dinner: Korean bbq marinaded venison & spicy-sweet garden green beans











quickly become my fave flave: melon & grapefruit (with frozen melon cubes)

quickly become my fave flave: melon & grapefruit (with frozen melon cubes) just add Tito’s. 😉

caprese eggs -- waiting for balsamic drizzle

caprese eggs — waiting for balsamic drizzle


cinnamon glazed popcorn mix from 100 Days of Real Food (my pumpkin spice version was even better!)

coffee lovers: add pumpkin spices to coffee grounds before brewing.

coffee lovers: add pumpkin spices to coffee grounds before brewing.










It’s NATIONAL COFFEE DAY — check out yesterday’s post (yes, I know, a day early) for all kinds of coffee treats! Speaking of treats…I owe Lincoln some treats for this sweet photo. 😉



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Gluten Free in London: get your Borough 22 doughnut fix

“Was that Stonehenge?” he joked, as he reenacted the initial drive by of the worldly wonder, cranking his neck around and squinting to be sure it was indeed those massive stones in a field.

We were in the middle of making a mental list of things I still needed to see before leaving London in just 16 days.

“It’s quite small,” and then in the defense of the prehistoric monument added, “but I was pretty far away in the car.”








So that’s half a vote for Stonehenge, yeah?

Ryan, the “boy that bakes” behind Borough 22 — the chewy brownies that my non-GF colleague tried and is still talking about as well as the doughnuts (both sugar or fruity glazed!) I’ve been writing home about, makes up for being “rubbish” with his sight-seeing suggestions by showing up for coffee with a fresh bag of those doughnuts I love.










The easy part? Spending a couple of hours with someone who would take being in the kitchen baking for a day over any major tourist attraction.

The hard part? Staying focused with a bag of doughnuts to my left, filled with flavors I had yet to try, which I believe is a perfectly fine excuse for losing track of the conversation a few times. Luckily Ryan is a better conversationalist than he is ranking the “top 10 sights to see before Sarah leaves London,” so I don’t think he noticed.

I did stay tuned in long enough to admire the balance and time management it takes to be true to your passion of baking for others while at the same time holding down a corporate job on the day to day.

I wouldn’t put his Borough 22 biz in the “hobby” category, but there’s nothing better than seeing joy on the faces of those telling the story of how a business morphed out of doing what they love.











It shouldn’t be surprising that he’s a man with oven mitts when I have a chef-like husband at home, but being able to talk sugar granule size and baking substitutions with him, gave him extra brownie (pun intended, his brownies are out of this world!) points with me.











If you’re a lucky Londoner who can call Stonehenge your neighbor, give Ryan a shout to place your order and he will come running. (Really, he will. He delivers them to you fresh!)

But if your home is over the pond like me, add Borough 22 gluten-free goodies to your top ten list when you’re here in London.

Borough 22 Bakehouse || borough22.tumblr.com