At least, that's the claim coming from Omission Beer.
Indeed, they do have quite the catchy title, but what's the truth behind this beer?
I'm very curious about the findings here and the "maybe...possibly" presence of gluten. I've never considered much about the idea of gluten being in my wine.
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
I came across this recipe in the September issue of Easy Eats online magazine. You've heard us rave about this magazine a few times now and we just can't say enough. It's great! There is so much valuable information and the recipes are just delicious! I'm a recipe tester for them, so I've got a new recipe that I'll post after their next issue comes out. But for now, let me tell you about these tasty chicken tenders. They are good, and fairly quick to make.
Oven-Roasted Chicken Tenders
- Serves 4
- Prep time: 10 minutes
Oct 23, 2011
Rachel was of course in one of her moods, ya know, craving something yummy moods. (I think we're both always like that) Anywho so she decided to make some amazing chocolate peanut butter cups.
This recipe comes from Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet.
In her book, Alicia says "Back in the day, I was obsessed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Now I make this healthier version and they are way better. In fact, I think they are the most ridiculously delicious things in the entire world. Look for graham crackers that are naturally sweetened or low in sugar (Health Valley makes a good one), and store the leftover crackers or crumbs in an airtight container for future use."
Rachel changed the recipe a bit.
- 5 whole graham cracker squares (GF S'moreables)
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter (Unsalted Organic Butter)
- 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
- 1/4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener (1/8 with agave and 1/8 with organic sugar)
- 1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips
- 1/4 cup soy, rice, or nut milk (Organic Reduced Fat Milk 2%)
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.) We used a 24 cup mini muffin tin because of how rich these things are...
- Break the graham crackers into large chunks and place in a food processor or blender. Pulse on and off until they are ground to fine crumbs. Measure out 3/4 cup of crumbs (reserve the rest for another use) and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat. Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
5. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
6. Top with chopped nuts. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.
Now we chose the smaller muffins because these bad boys are super rich, but OHH SO YUMMY! We put half of the incredible desserts in the freezer to save for a later day.
Have you tried these or anything else on our blog, let us know! We want your feed back as well!
Oct 21, 2011
Just in time for Halloween...a comprehensive Gluten Free Candy List! From the traditional (and my tasty favorite) candy corn, to butterfingers, baby ruths, bazooka gum, m&ms (not pretzel!), marshmallow peeps and everything in between here a list to help you on your way.
Check out these lists and let them help you as you begin to make candy decisions for your family this year: Gfreefoodie-Gluten Free Halloween Candy List
CeliacFamily-Gluten Free Halloween Candy List
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
Oct 20, 2011
Here, let me show you what their facebook is advertising for this weekend:
- The menu for the class this Sunday is as follows: Limeade Slushies, Portabello Mushroom Burgers, Pineapple Coleslaw, Sweet-n-Savory Beet Chips, and Strawberry Softserve! The cost for the class is $20/person or $35/couple...begins at 3 pm. Please RSVP no later than Friday before 3pm! Blessings!
But what also excites me about this place are the nature (no pun intended...hehe) of the products they offer. From gluten-free, to vegan, to vegetarian they offer many every day and specialty products. There's also a rockin' juice bar (hence the store's name) that includes juices, smoothies, AND fresh daily raw/vegan desserts! Woohoo!!!
Here's their facebook, so you can check them out for yourself.
Nature's Food Market and Juice Bar
Oct 19, 2011
Trader Joe's has their own brand of Gluten Free Rice Mac and Cheese. The box looks so happy with a smiley face made out of cheese macaroni. I had high hopes. Now, while I knew better than to expect the cheesy creamyness of Kraft, I couldn't help but hope for it. A quick easy meal that satisfies some inner desire from childhood, who wouldn't want that?
As I continued cooking, my hopes remained high. The process was simple, comparative to the original. Boil water, add pasta, drain, add cheese sauce and milk. DONE! Would it be a success?
It looked good. It mixed well together. But was that enough? Sadly, the overall conclusion would be no. The pasta was al dente, and tasted fine, but the cheese sauce just didn't add that necessary element. There is a certain nostalgia that comes along with Mac and Cheese and you can't miss it. This final dish tasted cheesy, but not the right cheesy. This was different, and a bit funky. There was no smooth, creamy, melt in your mouth texture. I just couldn't close my eyes and imagine being a 7 year old girl again.
However, it was decent enough that I didn't have to make another meal, so that was a plus! And now begins my search for a delectable Mac and Cheese. I do believe I will venture into the homemade world for this one!
Oct 18, 2011
1. I LOVE pizza.
2. My husband LOVES pizza.
3. The process didn't seem as long as making a complete pizza from scratch.
Needless to say, my hopes were high and these babies didn't disappoint. We paired them with a nice green salad and just sat back as each bite was savored in our mouths. Mmm...just writing about them makes me want to eat some more! Seriously people, gluten free or not, if you like pizza you will love these pizza cups. Pair them with extra marinara sauce and ranch! Bon appetit!
|Mixed together-looks funny!|
|Ready to bake!|
*Courtesy of Easy Eats magazine
Pepperoni Pizza Cups
Preheat oven to 400 and generously grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
- 2 cups Gluten Free Bisquick
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Pepperoni, chopped
- 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Milk or Nondairy Milk
- 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce (*I used closer to 3/4-1 cup and in my opinion that added much more of a good "pizza" flavor)
It's SO fun!
Oct 17, 2011
- Boil 1 cup water.
- Add 1/2 cup gluten free oats (I prefer Trader Joe's brand).
- Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add desired amount of cranberries, chopped walnuts or whatever toppings you prefer.
- Cook another 3-5 minutes.
- Pour into bowl, sprinkle with brown sugar, add milk and enjoy.
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
The first thing you need to do is equip yourself. And for this, the internet is your friend. Search google for products and recipes. Find out not just what you can't eat, but what you CAN eat. Then check out lists at grocery stores. Trader Joe's and Alberson's both have extensive lists that are updated regularly. But first...check out this link: Jules Gluten Free on Glutenfreeville.
- All-purpose flour
- Cookie Mix
- Graham Cracker Mix
- Bread Mix
- Gluten Free Oats
- Cookie Mix ebook
- Nearly Normal Cooking ebook
- Bread Baking ebook
Oct 10, 2011
While Rachel and I were walking around Target getting a gift for someone, she started complaining of pains in her stomach. (Ya know, typical celiac after eating anything not from home feeling.)
So we didn't think much of it until we got home. Rachel started complaining of stomach cramps, headaches, backaches, hot flashes, swelling feet, smelling tomatoes, seeing unicorns... hahahah ya know the works.
So she goes to the bathroom and she says she found some blood in her urine, and like a good husband, I rush onto WebMD to find out she has cancer.
Then I do a better search of more educated and informative sites to discover we probably should go to the hospital.
At this point it's 10:30 p.m. and we get to the emergency room.
Rachel had to do some urine samples and was not too happy about being in the emergency room so late.
So we had to sit and wait to be called in. I never understood why we have to sit and wait at an Emergency Room... it just kind of confuses me a bit, but oh well.
So at this point Rachel and I are staring at people in the waiting room trying to figure out why they're there.
There was a kid who had ripped off the bottom of his foot. His dad's feet were covered in blood and his mom was having a nervous panic attack. His dad was trying to cheer him up with phrases like, "don't worry son, if they have to cut your leg off, maybe they can attach a machine gun to it..." or, "Scars are cool... maybe they'll only have to amputate a little bit..." his mom didn't think it was funny. We never found out the reason why, but we think he was there because he was being stupid! hahaha :)
There were two guys that got wheeled in that looked like they had been in a bar fight. They were with a woman who had a puke stain down her shirt. (Milk chugging contest?)
Everyone else was pregnant... Seriously, at least 8 women there were pregnant.
So by this point it's midnight and we finally get called in.
We're walked around the emergency room and sat on a gurney outside the Trauma room.
The whole room was about 40°F and I think I was able to see my breath.
So someone comes by and checks on us and gives Rachel a blanket.
We hear screaming coming out of one of the rooms and two police officers come walking in.
The two dudes that we thought got in a bar fight, apparently one of them had been shot in the hand and the cops were coming to talk with them.
Maybe a "drunken gun fight show to express their love for their one true milk chugging maiden?"
So it's about 1 a.m. and the doctor comes by and checks on Rachel. He says that all the tests came back fine and that it was probably a kidney stone that she was passing. My wife is a trooper!
So he said he doesn't really want to do a CT scan because it's about the equivalent of 300 X-rays and just prescribed some pain medicine for Rachel.
So now it's 2 a.m. and we finally get to go home.
Rachel and I spent the rest of the weekend catching up on sleep and watching movies!
So date night, turned in to a long date weekend :).
Oct 2, 2011
Corn tortillas, chicken, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, black beans and yummy goodness!
My hubby also enjoyed his gluten-full garlic cheesebread, cornbread croutons on his salad, and a delectable trip tip!! Yum yum!!!
Do be forewarned, while I enjoyed the quesadilla, the gluten free selection here is very limited. Besides what I ordered, you can pretty much just get steak or salad.
There are no appetizers available and only one salad dressing, a citrus vinaigrette, which I liked but it did have a peculiar taste that some may not enjoy. It's sweet, kinda like biting into a mandarin orange, but then it has a strong vinegar aftertaste that's quite strong.
So if you're a steak and potato kind of person, this is your place. Or if you just came off a flight from Texas and are hungry, it's great too!! :-)
Another note, our wait staff wasn't too knowledgable with what is or isn't gluten free, (other than slapping a gluten free menu in your lap), but they were willing to find out for us.