June 2015: Eats & Treats Cafe in Philomath OR (20 minutes from Corvallis Oregon) is a 100% gluten-free restaurant. This restaurant does not just offer a gluten-free menu, it only offers gluten-free food. They make all their food without gluten including sauces, salad dressings, breads, and desserts. If you have Celiac Disease you will feel comfortable eating here. Their sign at the front door says it all: “Welcome to our dedicated gluten free zone. In consideration of our gluten free environment, we kindly request no outside food or drink be brought into the cafe.”
If you are a first time customer they will bring you a FREE delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookie.
This friendly cafe was full of people enjoying their famous barbequed meats and gluten-free food. I wanted to taste their gluten-free bread, so I ordered their tri-tip sandwich. The bread was amazing!
Of course, I also had to try one of their desserts (but was so full from the sandwich that I had to take the dessert to go). I must say that their gluten-free pie crust tasted as good as mine!
Eats & Treats Cafe
1644 Main St
Philomath, Oregon 97370
I had some leftover cooked spinach in the fridge the other day so I decided to make a gluten-free quiche. Boy oh boy, was it ever delicious! I must have been hungry because I almost ate half of it!
I started with my favorite gluten-free pie crust. I pressed it into a 10 inch springform pan and baked it for ten minutes at 350oF before I added the filling.
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot starch (or tapioca starch or potato starch)
- 1 tsp guar gum
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 to 3 tbsp water
Place rice flour, arrowroot starch, guar gum, sea salt, and butter in a food processor and blend well.
Beat together the egg and 1 tbsp water. Add into the food processor’s ingredients and blend until the dough leaves the side and forms a ball (add water, one teaspoon at a time if extra moisture is necessary or rice flour, 1 tbsp at a time, if the dough is too moist).
Press dough into the 10 inch springform pan with your hands. If making tarts, press dough into muffin tins or mini-muffin tins.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350oF and remove from oven.
Gluten-Free Quiche Recipe
Sauté the following in a tbsp or two of butter until tender:
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- handful of chives, minced
In a bowl combine:
- 1 to 2 cups of chopped, cooked spinach
- Sautéed vegetables (above)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 eggs, beaten
Pour mixture into the partially cooked gluten-free pie crust.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350oF. Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes before slicing.