Sunday, September 29, 2013

Snickerdoodles {Gluten-free}

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles 

(Recipe from:


¾ tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs

 2 Tbsp. white sugar
 1½ tsp. cinnamon

In a small bowl, whisk together flour mix, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, soda, and salt. In the bowl of your standing mixer, beat the sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and eggs until well mixed. Add dry ingredients and and mix on low until combined. Cover and chill if desired.

In a small bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1½ tsp. cinnamon. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and toss in sugar/cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until set.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sandwich Bread

This morning I tried something new, making my own sandwich bread. I'd mixed the flours weeks ago and then put off what I'd imagined to be a time consuming venture. In reality, it was rather simple.

The flour blend for bread-
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup millet flour (or chickpea flour)
1 cup  tapioca flour
1 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup instant potato flakes

Mix it up and store in an airtight container in the fridge. (Oops! I kept mine in the cupboard.)

To make the bread-
-3 c. flour blend for bread
-2 pkg. active dry yeast
-2 t. xanthan gum
-1 t. salt
-1 c. warm water, (plus additional if needed)
-1/4 c. olive oil
-2 eggs at room temperature
-3 T. sugar
-1 t. cider vinegar

Line a 9x5" metal loaf pan with foil, dull side out, extending the foil 3" up from the top of the pan. Spray with cooking spray and dust with four mix.

Mix 3 cups of flour blend, yeast, xanthan gum, and salt, in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients. Beat into dry ingredients with an electric mixer set on low until batter is smooth and thick. Add more water by tablespoons if necessary. Beat about five minutes at medium speed.

Spoon the batter into prepared pan and cover lightly with oiled plastic wrap (Oops. How did I miss that?) and let rise in a warm spot for about 30 minutes. Batter should reach top of pan.

Bake at 375ºF for 30-35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped lightly. Remove bread from pan and cool on a wire rack.

I'm pretty sure I could have some fun with this recipe by adding various ingredients to enhance the flavor. Actually, I'm dreaming of putting pepperoni in there...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hey Look! Gluten Free Bagels

I have a new gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Kitchen by Roben Ryberg. The main ingredients are few and simple. The recipes included consist of mostly corn starch and potato starch in place of all purpose wheat flour which makes shopping easy.

This morning I decided to try my hand at making bagels. I've never even made regular bagels...


These bready treats were pretty simple and I found them rather tasty when spread with butter and honey. I do wish I had a toaster oven to warm them up and make them crunchy. Maybe tomorrow I'll be brave and stick one into the regular toaster. I just hope I can get it back out once it's done.


Friday, December 07, 2012

Those Cookies I Told You about

Christmas just isn't the same without a few cookies and since my son is now gluten free, my search for a good gluten free cutout cookie has been accomplished. Not only am I happy, but he is happy too. Even grown up kids like frosted sugar cookies.

Ingredients:
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup canola oil
2/3 cup granulated cane sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
½ tsp. salt
3 Tbs. water (as needed)

Directions:
Cream shortening, sugar and oil several minutes with an electric mixer, until very fluffy. Add egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Mix in the dry ingredients, adding in tablespoons of water as needed to keep the dough together and avoid dryness (err on the side of this dough being wetter so that after refrigeration, it's not too dry). Pat the dough into a disc shape, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough until very cold, at least 3-5 hours (overnight is best).

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Lightly flour a clean rolling surface with  Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness and dust cookie cutters with flour before using to cut out shapes.

Place cookies onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake about 8-10 minutes, or until they begin to lightly brown at the edges. Cool and frost with gluten-free frosting.

Thank you to celiac.com for a super recipe! (Can you tell I'm smiling?)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Cutout Cookies!

I finally did it. I made gluten free cutout cookies!

I was pretty sure Christmas would absolutely sabotage my gluten-freeness, but with a few glutenless treats on hand, I think I shall ultimately survive the holidays without caving.

After looking around online, I decided on a cutout recipe that looked fairly straightforward. I used my own flour mix (here) and Crisco, though I'm not sure Crisco is exactly kosher... And, my dough initially seemed moist enough without adding the water called for in the recipe, however, upon taking it out of the fridge the following day, I found myself working it in after all.

Find the cookie recipe here on www.celiac.com. Tomorrow maybe I will upload a frosted cookie photo.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gluten Free Apple Pie Muffins


1 cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup almond flour (I use coconut flour)
1/2 cup white cane sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease a 12-muffin pan (or use cupcake papers).

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add in the coconut oil by pieces, cutting in with a pastry cutter until the mixture is sandy.

Add in the apple, milk, eggs, and vanilla, and beat on medium high for 1-2 minutes until the cake batter is smooth and stretchy.

Fold in cranberries and pecans.

Spoon the cake batter into the 12 cupcake liners and smooth out the tops.
 
Bake in the center of a pre-heated oven for 22 to 25 minutes or so, until the tops are firm but springy.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Gluten Free Sandwich

I buy tapioca bread for making my sandwiches. It's best toasted and perfect for fried pepper sandwiches (fried bell peppers, tomato, lettuce, cheese, a bit of sliced ham, and a little mayo) and last night that is exactly what we had for supper. The slices are small and I was hungry, so I made two, although I normally make just one. Add an ear of fresh sweet corn and a glass of cold iced tea, and it all makes one fabulous gluten free meal.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pancakes, Yummy Pancakes

My friend Kristen over at Frugal Antic of a Harried Homemaker has some wonderful gluten free recipes. This week I tried out her Apple Walnut Pancakes and found them absolutely yummy. I did substitute two of the ingredients in her recipe because I just didn't have them on hand (coconut flour for almond flour, and 2% milk for buttermilk). They were decidedly delicious and now I am out of apples. I only had one and now it is gone.

PS. Kristen's pancake pictures are ever so much prettier than mine.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crown Jewel Dessert


JEWELLED JELLO DESSERT

-1 small pkg. each-red, orange, lime and lemon gelatin
-1 envelope Kraft Dream Whip topping

Dissolve each package of red, orange and lime gelatin separately in ¾ c. boiling water. (Save lemon gelatin for later.) Stir to dissolve completely. Cool with 5-6 ice cubes. Pour each color into a separate shallow pan (or pie plate) and chill until firmly set. Cut into small squares and place in large mixing bowl. Mix lemon gelatin with ¾ c. boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool with 5-6 ice cubes. When lemon gelatin is just beginning to set, prepare Dream Whip according to package directions. Quickly blend together with setting lemon gelatin using hand mixer. Pour mixture over gelatin squares and fold in, being careful not to mush squares. Pour into lightly greased gelatin mold. Refrigerate until completely set. Remove to serving plate.


This was my mom's recipe and she made this often for summer gatherings when we were kids. I found some links to this 1963 recipe here  and here. But I think mine is prettier. :)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins

From my sweet niece (and the glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com).


GF pumpkin muffins
Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour
1 cup light brown sugar 
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup white cane sugar
1/4 cup almond llour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a 12-muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: brown rice flour, light brown sugar, tapioca starch, white cane sugar, almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, sea salt, cloves, and nutmeg.

Add in the coconut oil by pieces, cutting in with a pastry cutter or your mixer's whisk/whip attachment, until the mixture is sandy. Add in the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla, and beat on medium high for 1-2 minutes until the cake batter is smooth and stretchy.

Spoon the cake batter into the 12 cupcake liners and smooth out the tops.

Bake in the center of a pre-heated oven for 22 to 25 minutes or so, until the tops are firm but springy. Ovens vary widely, so watch these babies and check with a cake tester if you need to.

Cool in the pan only briefly, until the cupcakes are cool enough to handle. Then remove them from the baking pan and cool on a wire rack for one hour before frosting.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Breakast Cereal

Hey, look! Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are gluten free!!!

Yabba, dabba, doo!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lentil Crackers

A friend directed me to a box of crackers on the grocery store shelf. Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Crackers, and they were gluten free. Finding them cheaper than the gluten free crackers I had been buying, I decided to try a box. I chose the cracked pepper variety and found them to be very tasty, especially with cream cheese spread on top. Add a little slice of red bell pepper and it's a fancy snack, good enough for company even! If I should choose to share.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Easy Apple Crisp

Yesterday I made two apple pies for my son's 18th birthday. I knew without an alternative, I would cave once again and eat the gluten-filled pie, so I came up with a pretty great and easy alternative. After slicing, spicing (just cinnamon), and sweetening the apples for my pies, I set enough aside in a small baking dish for my apple crisp. I poured in a couple tablespoons of orange juice, crushed 8-10 gluten free gingersnaps in a ziplock bag, added a tablespoon of soft butter, mixed it around a bit, and put it on top of the apples. It should have baked it at 400º for 30 minutes, but left it in a little too long. (I scorched the top...) In spite of the unnecessarily long baking time, it was still very tasty topped with a little bit of ice cream. Much easier than any other gluten free apple crisp I've ever tried and much better tasting too. (The picture is before I baked it.)

Friday, October 07, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I looked in my cupboard in search of something different for breakfast and happened upon an unopened box of  gluten-free pancake and waffle mix. It was just thing to go with the cinnamon I was craving, so I whipped up some apple cinnamon pancakes.

1/2 c. Gluten Free Dreams Pancake
and Waffle mix
1/2 c milk
1 T. oil
a few shakes of cinnamon
several tiny chunks of apple

Drop by spoonfuls onto a hot, oiled griddle and cook about 2 minutes on each side. The edges should be dry. Top with a bit of butter and some real maple syrup. Yummy!

PS. I used Saigon cinnamon because I think it's the best.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Glutinized

I am fully glutinized. When my tummy once again feels uncomfortably stretched, rumbles loudly when I go to bed, and gives off dull aches and pains, perhaps I shall revert to being gluten free once again... I'm quite certain it won't be long. Perhaps when this heat wave subsides... or maybe after pie season.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Mexican Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

We have been trying new ways to enjoy vegetarian meals around here and made up a great and simple meal.

Ingredients:
2-4 portobello mushrooms
olive oil
1/2 med onion chopped
1 clove garlic
1 bell pepper
2 med stalks celery
1/2 frozen corn
1 can black beans (drained)
taco seasoning to taste
cheese

Directions
Saute onion, celery, pepper and garlic in olive oil in skillet. Once softened add corn until defrosted, then add in black beans. Add taco seasoning to taste. Wash mushrooms, dry and coat in olive oil. With mushrooms on a cookie sheet, stuff mushrooms with mixture, cover with cheese. Bake at 350 for about 10 mins or until cheese is melted and mushroom is softened.

We put a little salsa on top before eating to add some more yummy. The best thing about this is that you can add chicken or ground turkey and stuff in taco shells or even into button mushrooms to make little appetizers. A very tasty, healthy and flexible recipe.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Snyder's of Hanover


The gluten-free pretzels I normally buy were gone, so I tried these. I like them. They would be great with some kind of dip, maybe French onion... Mmmmm!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Liquid Aminos/Soy Sauce

The other day we went out and had stir-fry for dinner. I didn't really think twice about eating veggies and fried rice since it is...RICE. So when I got sick to my tummy later that evening it occurred to me that there is soy sauce in fried rice...DUH...and for those who don't know, soy sauce has gluten in it.

There's a great alternative out there for those who eat sushi with soy sauce (like me) or enjoy fried rice, or even like to add it to salads. LIQUID AMINOS. It's an alternative to soy sauce, and to tell you the truth I wouldn't know the difference between the two unless I was drinking it right from the bottle (and that's just nasty).

The one I got was Bragg liquid amino (found in the health food section of my local grocery store). My sushi and tummy thank me immensely!


Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains the following Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts:

16 Amino Acids
Alanine
Arginine
Aspartic Acid
Glutamic Acid
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Serine
Threonine
Tyrosine
Valine
Lysine

Ingredients: Our Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free.

Bragg's has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired use a 6 oz. Bragg's spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.

Bragg Liquid Aminos contains:
no chemicals
no artificial coloring
no alcohol
no preservatives
no Gluten
Certified NON-GMO

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

This was a practice run for me and I think I may have handled the dough a little bit more than I should have. Even so the result was very good. My family ate the gluten-free biscuits along with me and enjoyed every bit.

I think you likely already know how to prepare the strawberries, so here is the biscuit recipe.

Shortcakes

2 cups gluten-free flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup partially softened butter
3/4 to 1 cup milk

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk gradually, stirring with a fork until dough starts sticking together. Gently shape into biscuit sized rounds. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Top warm biscuits with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gluten-Free Baking Mix

I actually used my own gluten-free flour mix and baked some of Ann's banana bread. (No xanthan gum included.) I baked it in mini loaf pans for just about the same amount of time as the recipe called for, covering it loosely with aluminum foil the last ten minutes or so. It was a grand success!

So here is the gluten-free baking mix recipe I have. (You can even enjoy licking the spoon after pouring the batter!)

1 cup white rice flour
1 cup tapioca four
1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup coconut (or almond) flour
1 cup corn starch

I mixed a double batch and have it and the leftover flours stored in the freezer.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Xanthan Gum

I have several recipes that call for gluten-free flour, but don't ask for xanthan gum. Probably they assume it is already in my gluten-free flour mix, but I have mixed my own flour and need to know how much xanthan gum to add to my recipe. I found this handy dandy little bit of information which I hope will solve my baking dilemma.

General Tips for Using Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum in Gluten-Free Cooking

  • Bread and pizza dough recipes: Add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or guar gum per cup of gluten-free flour used in bread and pizza dough recipes
  • Cake, muffin and quick bread recipes: Add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum or guar gum per one cup of gluten-free flour used
  • Cookie and bar recipes: Add 1/2 teaspoon (or less) xanthan gum or guar gum per one cup gluten-free flour used

Note- For best results follow recipe recommendations when using xanthan gum or guar gum.


I'm planning to try that banana bread recipe Ann posted. I'll let you know how it turns out and if the spoon is lickable.

Monday, May 09, 2011

GF Angel Food Cake

I was on a baking roll this weekend...

My mom had Celiac Disease when she was a child and while she may have out grown it, she still tries to stay away from gluten as much as possible. Since it was Mother's Day this weekend I wanted to make her favorite dessert, angel food cake, gluten free. We topped this cake with strawberries and whipped cream for a fantastic GF strawberry shortcake.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups eggs (anywhere from 9-12 eggs)
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup GF all-purpose flour **
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar

Separate eggs; discard yolks or refrigerate for another use. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar and flour together three times; set aside. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely before removing cake from pan.

**I used the GF flour mix that I have been using for all my other baking, but from what I was reading on other websites almost any flour mixture would work. I even read that one woman used rice flour and it worked just fine, but I didn't want to risk it on Mother's Day...something I may experiment with later.

Now, this is in no way cheaper than buying angel food cake mix as it take almost a dozen eggs, but it is GF...AND you know every ingredient you are putting into it and into your body...somethings I don't think you can't put a price on!

(Sorry, no picture, it got eaten long before I thought about taking one)

GF Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved*
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained**
1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
Butter, water and eggs called for on cake mix box

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 9x9 or 8x8 inch pan***, melt butter in oven. Mix brown sugar into melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.

Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting reserved pineapple juice and water mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes (42 to 48 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.

*I used one of those half cans of diced pineapple because it's what I had, I think a 20oz can might be too much for the smaller pan.
**only used 1/2 a jar of cherries so I could make another cake later.
***The original recipe calls for it to be made in a 9x13 pan, but the cake mix doesn't cover that big of a pan unless you use two boxes.

Gluten Free Baking

Given the fact that I am new to baking gluten free, I decided to buy a prepackaged GF flour to start. This is what I have been using.



Ingredients include: garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour.

I can find this at my health food store and even at walmart now, so until I get a better grasp on different flours and flavors, this is what I'll use (and so far seems to be working fine).

The one thing that I have noticed...I am a HUGE fan of tasting the batter before baking. This flour makes the batter taste BITTER! Don't lick the spoon when using this stuff! Everything tastes fine when it's done baking, but not before ;-)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Needless to say, I am dying without cakes and bread...so in an effort to get the goodness in my belly without all the other stuff that goes with it, I am experimenting and found a good one:

Gluten Free Banana Bread (or muffins)

2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (gluten free of course)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

* I made mini muffins so I turned the temp on the oven down to 325 and baked till they were golden brown. I don't like nuts in my banana bread so I put some on top for those who like them...so I can tell which is which. Bite size goodness!*0

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Gluten-Free Bible

I bought a new book. I like it. It gives some great gluten-free ideas that aren't totally out of my price range.

I even stirred up a batch of gluten-free four blend to do some baking. I'm thinking maybe some muffins are in the near future, maybe even blueberry ones.

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Summer Salad

Fresh salad is a great gluten free meal. I buy Romaine hearts, cut two into bite size pieces, and add sliced cucumber and bell pepper chunks. That makes my salad base and I vary how I finish them from there. Sometimes I'm in the mood for cheese and Italian dressing and other times I like French or Cracked Pepper Ranch. Sometimes we add lunch meat, chicken, or hard boiled eggs. Variety keeps eating salad interesting.

For this salad I cut an apple into small chunks, sprinkle the salad with craisins (dried cranberries) and blanched slivered almonds, and top it off with Ken's Steak House Fat Free Raspberry Pecan Dressing. It's wonderful!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

That Carrot Cake I Was Talking About...


Oh, so moist and oh, so yummy! It was hard to put that piece back in the cake pan this morning. (We had some for James' birthday celebration last night...)

Scroll down to find the recipe. (Or click here.)

Kristen, if you end up here, just follow the link to the recipe. :)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Molasses Cookies

I love molasses cookies and found a perfectly wonderful way to have them gluten free, The Gluten-Free Pantry Spice Cake and Gingerbread Mix!

I think I added egg, shortening, a bit of ground ginger, and a few tablespoons of molasses. The balls of stiff dough are rolled in granulated sugar and baked on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. They turn out so much like the cookies Mom used to make that I have to hide them from myself! Good thing the store was all out of mixes on my last shopping trip... Now I am down to my very last cookie. Guess it's time to start that long awaited diet.

PS. It appears this particular mix has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Now that is really, really disappointing!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Spaghetti and Meatballs

So, tonight we had gluten free spaghetti and meatballs. Rather than breadcrumbs, I take a slice or two of Tapioca bread, shred it, and add it to my ground beef, egg, and spice mixture. I also add some gluten free Parmesan cheese. (Parmesan cheese is what makes the very best meatballs.) I am blessed to have a nearby grocery whose store brand sauce is gluten free. Hooray for Wegmans! And tonight, since I was low on regular spaghetti, everyone got the gluten free variety.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Yummy Chicken Soup

Yummy Chicken Soup

1 small onion chopped
cubed chicken breast (I used 2 halves)
4 stalks chopped celery
4 carrots, sliced
1 clove minced garlic
1 large container gluten-free chicken broth
1 can creamed corn
a shake or two of cumin
a shake or two of curry powder1/2 - 1 cup frozen spinach
salt and pepper

Saute onion in butter. Quickly brown chicken cubed chicken. Add celery, carrots, garlic, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and cook for five or ten minutes. Add creamed corn and spices. Simmer for a while. Add spinach a few minutes before serving over gluten-free noodles or tagliatelli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


We had this for supper tonight and it was wonderful! Maybe I'll take a picture if I catch the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

SWEET AND SOUR RED CABBAGE

5 c shredded red cabbage

4 slices diced bacon

2 T brown sugar

2 T corn starch

½ c water

⅓ c vinegar

salt and pepper

1 onion, chopped

Cook cabbage in boiling water until just tender. Fry bacon until crisp and remove from pan. Save drippings and add to them the sugar and corn starch. Stir together. Add water, vinegar and seasonings and cook until thick. Add onion, bacon, and cabbage and heat through.