Gluten-Free Does Not Mean Flavor Free
You can find/share helpful hints, tips and recipes for how to bake/cook gluten-free food & you can share other info about the GF Lifestyle.
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I love marshmallows as much as the next person but I can't eat them because they have gelatin in them. However, my boyfriend decided to buy some vegan marshmallows (Dandies) for me because they were on sale (normally, they are so outrageously priced that I can't bring myself to buy them). I will tell you I inhaled them. They were fluffier and yummier than the regular marshmallows - more like I remember marshmallows tasting when I was a kid. I loved them!
I saw a post about a gluten-free licorice on Facebook and so I shared the post thinking people would like to know about another gluten-free product they can buy. I was also interested because not only was the licorice gluten-free but it was GMO-free and organic. I commented on their page that I shared their post and they offered to send me some for free. I told them that if I liked it, I would blog about it. I told them also, that I didn't like black licorice (I have never liked it). They…Continue
I just saw a commercial that says Dr. Oz is going to be discussing that some people may benefit from being gluten-free. I believe he will be discussing how some diseases are really symptoms of Celiac disease. I am planning on watching it and will try to update this blog as soon as I do. Please watch it if you can.
I went to Costco the other day and bought some new (or new to me) chips. One of the brands was Mediterranean Snacks. Costco had their Cucumber Dill Baked Lentil Chips. I wasn’t sure if they would be good or not but decided to take the risk. The taste is reminiscent…Continue
With summer coming I decided I wanted to learn how to make ice cream. I am tired of trying to decipher the ingredient list on the packages in the store. The ingredients are getting worse and worse each year. What happened to milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half? Plain and simple sugar? Eggs? Vanilla extract? All recognizable - I dare you to find them on the packages in the store. They now have things in them I often cannot pronounce and am not entirely sure what some of them are. I…Continue
I don't plan on writing a real blog for Easter but here is a link to NFCA's post on it and there is some information regarding candy for Easter in their post.
Have a safe and fun Easter.
I have had issues with iron deficiencies most of my life (all of my adult life) and tried many different things to combat it. I have taken various types of iron supplements and they all had adverse side effects. All of them tore up my stomach - it did not matter how slow acting they were or how buffered they were, they all made me sick. I tried taking them at night; I tried taking them after eating; I tried taking them every other day - nothing worked.
I finally saw a product…Continue
I have eaten quinoa in many ways - it's like rice in some respects and like couscous in others. I like it because it's versatile. I have also made it as a hot cereal. I am sure I will continue making it in different ways and I hope you enjoy them all. This one is super simple. I use low sodium ingredients to control the amount of salt in my diet. You can always add more salt but it's hard to take it out.
2 cups quinoa, rinsed (I…Continue
Recently I was contacted by someone on Twitter that had a gluten-free bakery. While there is nothing unusual about that, they also had a mission that was slightly different and I think worth mentioning.
Bridget Lane is the mother of three sons with autism and she wanted to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. She wanted to create a place that would always provide jobs for her sons and others like them. Her bakery hires and trains people with…Continue
As I said before, I bought some ingredients to make some Thai spring rolls and decided to see what other dishes I could create using them. Somehow the ingredients sounded like they would taste really good in some scrambled eggs so I tried them that way and liked them so much, I made them again. The coconut milk really makes the eggs fluffy and delicious.
Enough butter to coat bottom of pan
1/4 cup onions, minced or…Continue
Thai Inspired Quinoa
I bought some Thai ingredients to make some spring rolls and have so much stuff left over, thought I would try making some other dishes with them. I love quinoa and thought it would lend itself well to some Thai flavors. Well, I didn't realize just how well. I was happily surprised how delicious this is.
3 or 4 leaves fresh mint
about a tablespoon fresh Thai basil,…Continue
I knew Subway was launching a "new" pilot program to carry gluten-free sandwiches in Texas and wanted to know if any other areas were carrying them yet. I had seen on "Undercover Boss" that they were planning on launching in other areas but this is the response I received when I asked Subway about it:
Dear Ms. Paige:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your inquiry.
I decided to give my mother's stuffed date recipe an overhaul in flavor and texture. Although I always loved her stuffed dates while growing up (we had them every Christmas). I thought they would taste really good with a nut inside of them. Which got me to thinking about what the cream cheese part would taste like if I flavored it. The result is the following recipe. The hardest part was not eating them all!
I was trying to figure out how to tell you to make this sandwich that I make all the time. It's one of my absolute favorites. I don't measure but you'll see why.
I love Reese's peanut butter cups but they have become more and more artificial over the years (or maybe I can taste the artificial ingredients more than I used to be able to) and I just wanted something a little more "healthy" for my junk food or at least more natural.
I tried this recipe twice - the first time I forgot to measure anything so the second time, I measured as I went.
1/2 cup all natural *peanut butter (just peanuts and…Continue
Started by Joyce Paige in Roundtable Discussion - Open for debate, input, insight Jan 26, 2010. 0 Replies 0 Likes