October 27, 2012

Gluten Free Snickers Pie Revisited - Now Lighter and Healthier

October 23, 2012

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

 Recipe adapted from Lesley's recipe at:

3/4 cup    Coconut Palm Sugar, Xylitol, or Fructose
2/3 cup    Oil - I used half Organic Coconut Oil & half Olive Oil
1 Tb        Gluten Free Vanilla -McCormick is gluten free
2              Eggs
1 1/2 cup Gluten Free Flour Mix - see recipe below
1 tsp         Baking Powder
1/2 tsp      Baking Soda
1/2 tsp      Xanthan Gum
2    tsp      Cinnamon - McCormick single spices are gluten free
3/4 tsp       Nutmeg
1/4 tsp       Ginger
1/8 tsp       Cloves
2   cups      Zucchini - grated and patted dry using paper towels to remove the extra moisture
3/4 scoop  Now Sports Whey Protein Powder or Usana French Vanilla Nutrimeal (optional)

Gluten Free Mix: 
Mix together: 1 cup Millet Flour, 1/2 cup Sweet White Sorghum Flour, 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour, 1/2 cup Flaxmeal, 1/2 cup Tapioca Starch, & 1 Tb Xanthan Gum
 I like to put it in a glass jar, place the lid on and shake it until it is mixed thoroughly. Mix makes 3 cups.

Preheat oven 350 degrees
In a large bowl mix together eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add dry ingredients except zucchini and mix only until moist. Add zucchini and mix gently to incorporate.  Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

October 21, 2012

Honey/Cinnamon Cure For Colds

October 17, 2012

Be careful when purchasing gluten free candy!


The below information I got from the Be Free For Me Blog. Shelly Case always has some great advise. The link is below if you would like to read more.

Question: Do you have any suggestions on celebrating a safe gluten-free Halloween? How about a gluten-free candy list?
Answer: It’s that time of year again – Time for witches, ghosts, goblins and other scary stuff. And for those that are on a gluten-free diet, many favorite Halloween candies can be added to the list of frightening thing. That is why it is so important that due-diligence and extra caution is given when it comes to deciphering what Halloween candy is a “treat” vs. a “trick”.
Following are a few tips and pointers to make you and your family’s Halloween a goblin’ good time!
-    Hidden Gluten Is Scary! When people think of foods that could possibly contain gluten, candy is normally not on the list. That is why so many people are surprised to learn that many candies, such as licorice and caramels, can be packed with wheat. My rule of thumb? Never assume that candy doesn’t contain gluten. Treat all candy like “normal food” and read every single label before eating!
-    Fun-Sized Candies May Not Be Fun! Many food manufacturers use different formulations for different sizes of the same candy. So that jumbo sized candy bar you eat during the year may contain gluten in the fun-sized portion. Again, read every single label before eating!
-    Watch Out Smartie-(Pants)! Depending on what country you live in different candies can be called the same thing. One may contain gluten and the other may not. An example of this is Smarties. In the USA, Smarties are tiny, tart pastel colored candies that are free of gluten, while Smarties in Canada are small candy coated chocolates – that contain gluten. This is why it is so important that when you review a gluten-free candy list you are sure that the list is specific to the country where you live. I love the gluten-free Halloween Candy List that is published, each year, by MyGlutenFacts.com. They have two lists – one candy list for Canada and the other candy list for the USA.
-    Don’t Eat Candy With No Label: Many people like to put candy corn and other small Halloween candies in little, cute bags for party favors or to hand out to Trick or Treaters. This means that there is no ingredient label on the candy. If this happens follow this mantra: No label = Not Able.