Gluten-Free Does Not Mean Flavor Free
Added by Joyce Paige on June 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Joyce Paige on September 26, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
As I said in the previous blog, I went to Costco the other day and found some new chips. Another one I tried was Toasted Sesame from Food Should Taste Good. These are more like crackers…Continue
Added by Joyce Paige on July 23, 2012 at 11:31pm — No Comments
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
Bob's Red Mill is sponsoring a contest for the best oatmeal recipe using their steel cut oats. Details below:
REPRESENT BOB'S RED MILL IN SCOTLAND!
Think you can…Continue
Added by Joyce Paige on July 10, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments
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
Added by Joyce Paige on June 3, 2012 at 1:47am — No Comments
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.
Added by Joyce Paige on April 5, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments
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
Added by Joyce Paige on December 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Joyce Paige on November 19, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
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
Added by Joyce Paige on November 16, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Joyce Paige on November 7, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Added by Joyce Paige on November 7, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments
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!
Added by Joyce Paige on November 6, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Joyce Paige on November 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Joyce Paige on October 31, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments
It's that time of year again! All the little ghouls and goblins will be out and about (yours and the neighbors') looking for those yummy gluten-free goodies! But what is safe? Well, I've been looking for a list for awhile and finally found a tweet on twitter that mentioned one for 2011. HoldTheGluten had tweeted it regarding NFCA. Once I went to the link, I realized the list originally came from Alison St. Sure of Sure Foods Living. I then had to figure out how to contact her and get…Continue
Added by Joyce Paige on October 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
I love Chambord and decided to use it instead of vanilla in this recipe.
Chocolate Pudding Ingredients:
¾ cup raw sugar
½ cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Added by Joyce Paige on October 8, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I have been trying various brands of gluten-free bread lately and there are three that I really like. Udi’s, Rudi’s and Canyon Bakehouse.
I think whichever one you can get fresh, is going to be the best one for you unless you have additional allergies and then pick the one that you can eat. All three brands are available in our area, unfortunately, none of them are fresh. The stores here freeze them and then (for some products) they restock shelves with the frozen bread. …Continue