Light, fluffy and moist, these are better Gluten Free Bisquick Pancakes Continue reading
You’d never know that these gluten free chocolate chip baby-cakes are grain-free and low sugar. They’re so tasty and the perfect size for little snackers. I make these for my three year old when she wants a special treat. Continue reading
So, I might have mentioned, there are a few different eating needs and tastes in our home. Out of the 6 of us, we have three gluten free, one coconut allergic, one almond allergic, one vegetarian for health reasons, one with an intolerance to most raw vegetables, one legume allergic, almost forgot the citrus allergy, and a ten year old that wants to eat “normal food” and a three year old that wants to live on marshmallows and cornflakes. (I personally will usually avoid grains, but will make them for the rest of the family and eat them when they’re cheese grits. Two of us are actually lactose intolerant, but mildly enough that Lactaid pills work well.) Making sure everyone gets something to eat isn’t the problem. It’s making sure everyone eats real food every day, because everyone will eat microwave s’mores or cookies or Glutino chocolate pretzels or grab themselves some chips and salsa. Continue reading
It’s amazing to me how many gluten free recipes you can find if you’re willing to step outside your culture. Koreans have mung bean pancakes, Mexicans have corn tortillas, Indians have lentil dosas, and I’ve discovered a new treasure trove of gluten free. Jewish Passover Recipes!! I haven’t really looked into it, but apparently Jewish people don’t eat wheat during Passover. So cool. They’ve been not eating wheat for so long, that they’ve come up with some amazing gluten free substitutions for bread. And since I’m on a quest for gluten free bread this week, I’ve borrowed from this Ancient culture. I love this recipe, I’m calling it a tortilla, because tortilla sells at our house, but I guess it’s actually a crepe (and it’ll be called a crepe when my mom visits. My mom loves crepes). It’s fast, easy to make and uses ingredients that aren’t too hard to find. I whipped up the whole thing in a blender and poured it into a lightly greased frying pan. Easy Peasy.
I have a feeling that if we were to go back in time to the early 80′s and eat a muffin, we’d be disappointed. Are you old enough to remember disco era muffins? Let me set the stage. Picture Mom, slim, young and pretty, in her brown plaid, ruffle front shirt, and her swoopy hairdo, apron tied on, (unneeded) weight watchers book in one hand, bottle of liquid sweetener in the other, making muffins. Small, hard, low fat muffins. Raisins added in to compensate for the fact that you had to eat them with a mouthful of milk just to make them go all the way down your throat. Enough bran that even the neighbors would be regular this week. They’d usually sit on the counter for a few days and the ones that Dad didn’t drown in margarine would eventually be donated to the NHL as practice pucks. Continue reading