Gluten Free Bread Alternative Brazilian Cheese Buns

Gluten Free Bread Alternative – Brazilian Cheese Buns

I think everyone who goes gluten free begins a quest. The quest for the perfect bread. The perfect bread is our Holy Grail. We buy pre-packaged gluten free frozen bread, only to have it break apart in the toaster. We make gluten free biscuits from mixes and they’re dry, salty and sandy. Our tortillas crumble. Our sandwiches disintegrate. Without the gluten in wheat, bread needs weird things like xanthan gum. And even if it does contain xanthan gum, it still doesn’t really taste or feel like bread.

Okay, so the perfect gluten free bread might not be out there. But there has to be some way to satiate that bread craving. Or at least hold our sandwich stuff together.

This week I’m going to be sharing some of my new favorite bread replacements. They’re not bread, but they really get rid of that, “I just want to eat something normal” feeling. Continue reading

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Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Muffins

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

A list of gluten free foods you can eat from know gluten. me

A List of Gluten Free Foods You Can Eat

Before we get started with this list, a little disclaimer. Always, always, always, always, always read the label on any processed or packaged food. Always. Even food that you are sure is gluten free. Too often I’ve bought something while being distracted by little people and gotten it home and discovered that the company had changed the formula and it now contained something with gluten. If you aren’t sure what to look for, stick with brands that clearly label their products with “gluten free” or click here to check out a list of ingredients that contain gluten.

The list below consists mostly of naturally gluten free foods.

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gluten free tilapia lettuce wrap from knowgluten.me

Gluten Free Tilapia Lettuce Wraps with Green Apple Dressing

There are really only two meals that I specifically crave. Really crave. The lay awake in bed and think about lunch and then eat lunch for breakfast kind of crave. This is one of them. Continue reading
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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Smoothie

Three year olds seem to have a sixth sense. When you’ve had little sleep and have a lot to do, they absolutely need your undivided attention all day. Welcome to my morning. So far I’ve played princesses and blocks, starred in a play with lots of sword fighting and a bear in which everyone dies at the end, and made three year old’s breakfast. Laundry, dishes, and my breakfast lunch are on the back burner for now. (I’m sneaking in this quick post while we peruse the PBS kids website). Luckily I’ve got half a can of pumpkin in the fridge from the grain free pumpkin muffins I made yesterday and that means Pumpkin Smoothies!! I love smoothies, they’re quick to make, healthy and let me “eat” breakfast on the move. They’re an absolute must for me because I often don’t have time to prepare a gluten free meal for myself.  Continue reading