Sunday, October 26, 2008

New items

Two new (for us) Gluten free

weekend finds from our mainstream grocery store

Gluten free baby Mum-Mum's

Ian's Wheat Free And Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Buttons

You've never had cookies like Ians Wheat Free/Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Buttons before! These bitty buttons are the perfect addition to your lunch box or soccer bag and come in individual bags that are all your own and its a good thing because you wont want to share! Plus, they are made without wheat or gluten so even kids with food allergies can enjoy them! You'll love the taste and your mom will love the all-natural ingredients!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gluten-free Thanksgiving


Our First 100% Gluten-free Thanksgiving
Kitchens can get messy and crowded during the holidays, with serving spoons being switched, crumbs falling and flour flying. With guests arriving who are not completely
clear on what "gluten-free" means or the seriousness of
Let's be honest ALOT of people are not aware of what
"Gluten Free" means, so this year I will host my first GLUTEN FREE Thanksgiving.

If guests ask to bring something I'm going to suggest

To help clean- up after dinner

Many "traditional" Thanksgiving foods are already gluten-free
*Mashed potatoes
*Sweet Potatoes (check the marshmallows if you use them!)
*Glazed Carrots
*mixed vegetables
*Tossed Salad w/ choice of gluten-free dressings

Dishes that Require Some Altering
Some recipes require some changes to become gluten-free

*Turkey- Some turkeys are injected with fillers that could potentially contain gluten. That means you need to check the ingredients even when buying a fresh or frozen whole turkey.
If you are using a convenient "oven bag" to cook your turkey, be sure not to add the flour to coat the inside of the bag. Use a gluten-free flour instead.

I'm still researching "stuffing" and haven't decided on how I will make mine yet. However here are a few recipes

Gluten Free Rice Stuffing
Source: CDKitchen
Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Nutty Rice Stuffing
Source: Gluten Free/Casein Free Recipes

* Gravy

This was always one of Grandpa Gene's specialties. Hopefully with his help and a few changes I can make it gluten free

Here are a few recipes

Turkey Gravy
Source: In the Kitchen
Lazy Man's Gravy
Source: RecipieZaar

*Apple pie

I believe I will use this first recipe.
We really enjoyBob's Red Mill products.

Gluten Free Apple Pie With Crumble Topping
Source: RecipieZaar
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

*Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Gluten Free Recipe
Source: Gluten free Recipes


Still researching, we enjoy Bob's Red Mill products so I might use one of the recipe's on his site

Gluten-Free rolls
Source: Book of Yum
Chebe Gluten-Free Cheese Bread Rolls PREMADE
1-2-3 Gluten-Free Rolls Mix Mix
Source: The Gluten free Mall

Thinking I will order a few treats from Good Eatz as well to complete our Gluten free Thanksgiving.


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Friday, October 3, 2008

Gluten Free - Rolled Sugar Cookies

1-1/2 cups white rice flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine (cold)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
One egg (cold)
1-1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon GF vanilla, lemon, or almond flavoring
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine the rice flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.
Mix well.
Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture is in crumbs the size of peas.

In a small bowl beat the sugar, egg, and vanilla
(or other flavoring) together.

Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides.
Form the dough into a flat ball shape and refrigerate for one hour.

Dust some freezer paper (not wax paper) with GF flour or confectioners sugar. Put the dough on the freezer paper and sprinkle with flour or confectioner's sugar. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes as desired.

Bake at 350-degrees for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe makes about 20 cookies.