Thursday, June 28, 2012


My new blog, Vivre Sans.

I'm going gluten-free, and this blog will be primarily for recipes and photos! I hope you enjoy. :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Introducing... The Von Smridges!!!

And the video we produced...

Hope you enjoy!!! (The speaker was acting weird so the music sounds funny but you can still hear it!)

(Also, this is a rough draft - a newer version should appear soon!)

Friday, June 22, 2012


I just figured out how to make a watermark with Picasa!!! YAY!!!

Thought I'd post the result of the experiment. :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to Make the Best Gluten-Free Cheesecake...

Mix 1 1/4 cups quinoa flour...

With 1/4 cup sugar.

Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon,

A stick of softened butter and mix with fingers until crumbly.
Add 1 Tablespoon water and mix until incorporated.

Evenly press into springform pan.

Meanwhile, mix 2 8-oz packages (only one pictured) of cream cheese with  1/2 cup sugar.

Add 2 eggs and beat well. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Beat until creamy.

Pour into pan, bake at 350 (F) degrees for 45 minutes. Remove. Mix together 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread on top. Return to oven for 15 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave in the oven for another hour. Remove, and allow to cool. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

All done!

Remove the springform pan.
 Make some raspberry sauce. (1/2 cup sugar with 12 oz  thawed frozen raspberries in your food processor)
And some whipped cream.

Cut up cheesecake, top with raspberry sauce, whipped cream and one candle, and serve to your favorite sister-in-law.

Happy Birthday Leah!!!

Crust recipe can be found in Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood. For the filling and sour cream topping, go here. For the raspberry filling, go here.