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.
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.)
I've not been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, but find I am much more comfortable when eating gluten-free. Having a local grocery store that marks their labels with a gluten-free symbol is a great help too. So, here are a few recipes and products I've been enjoying lately.
I am a work in the hands of the Master Potter. I pray that His fingerprints are all over me as I walk through this life. This is my journey. Thank you, Jesus, for not giving up on me.
I am mom to seven beautiful grown ups and grandma to ten beautiful grandchildren.