March 18, 2015

Food Substitution List

I  have compiled this list for those (like me) who have multiple food sensitivities.

Ingredient: Substitution:
 Baking Powder 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda + 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar = 
1 tsp. Baking Powder 
For corn free purchase Hain Pure Food's baking powder

 Yeast Equal parts of Baking Soda & Lemon Juice to equal 
the amount of Yeast
For corn free purchase Red Star dry yeast in the packets

 Cocoa Powdered Carob

Purchase unwaxed (organic) apples (the wax on non organic 
apples contain corn).
Use this substitution chart for baking powder, powdered sugar, 
and xanthan gum. 
Substitute powdered vanilla(purchase at a health food store)
for regular vanilla in recipes.  Purchase raw honey in bulk from a 
farmers market or health food store. 

 Eggs Ener-G- Foods Egg Replacer,to replace 1 egg use 1/4 cup  
water added to 1 Tb Flaxmeal (stir and microwave 2-3 minutes 
(or cook on stove) until slightly boiling and begins to get thick. 
Place in freezer for a few minutes until mixture thickens more. 
Beat with mixer until cream color and foamy, 3 Tbs. Applesauce 
or pureed Fruit, 1 Tb. unsweetened Gelatin + 3 Tbs. warm water, 
1/4 cup ground soft Tofu
Graham Cracker  Crumbs    
Ground Rice Bran Crackers, Ground Gluten Free Granola,
Gluten Free Cereal, or Bread Crumbs plus 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon 

Honey Agava, Pure Maple Syrup, Fruit Juice Concentrate Syrup, 
Brown Rice Syrup
For corn free purchase raw honey from a farmers market 
or health food store 

 Margarine Butter, Coconut Butter, Coconut Oil, Earth Balance 
Natural Buttery Spread, Olive Oil, Applesauce, Mashed Banana

 Peanut Butter Almond Butter, Sesame Seed Butter

 Milk Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Pacific Rice Milk, Goats Milk, 
Hemp, Coconut Milk

 Powdered Milk Powdered Rice Milk, Nutquik, Ground Almonds, 
Sweet Rice Flour

Powdered  Sugar Powdered Coconut, Finely Ground Fructose, Xylitol, 
or Organic Cane Sugar (to grind your own place in a blender 
or magic bullet and process until the consistency 
of powdered sugar).
For corn free purchase Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade organic 
powdered sugar

 Rice Flour Bean Flour Mix - Garfava Flour, Almond Flour, 
Buckwheat Flour, Sorguhm Flour

 Sugar Coconut Powder, Fructose, Xylitol,  or 
Use 1/2 cup for every cup of sugar: Honey, Agave Syrup, 
Pure Maple Syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, 
Fruit Juice Concentrate (Pineapple, Pear or Peach), 
100% Frozen Fruit Juice
(White Grape &Peach) boiled for 10 minutes to create a syrup 

 Wheat Flour Rice Flour Mix, Bean Flour Mix. Almond flour, coconut flour

 Flour as thickening agent Rice or Bean Flour Mix, Cornstarch, Tapioca Flour, 
Potato Starch Flour, Arrowroot, Sweet Rice Flour

 Xanthan Gum Guar Gum (increase by 1/2 the recipe -
 if recipe calls for 2 tsp xanthan gum use 3  tsp guar gum)

For corn free use guar gum

Chocolate Cookie Crust EnviroKids Organic Koala Crisp Cereal ground fine 
or Gluten Free Brownies
 (see recipe for brownies by clicking on the dessert link 
on the right side of page)

 Vegetable Shortening Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Oil Shortening, Butter

Here is a website that is also very helpful.         

March 5, 2015

Gluten Free Coconut Fiber Waffles

5 free range eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce 
3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted  
1 Tablespoon vanilla 
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup ground flax or flaxmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves 
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 cup water

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add applesauce, oil, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add the remaining ingredients except water and mix until smooth . The mixture will be pretty thick. Add just enough water to crate a smooth thick batter. 

For waffles: Pour batter onto a preheated greased waffle iron (my batter was thick so I used the back of a spoon to spread it around). Remove when done. Continue with remaining batter. Makes 3 waffles (maybe more depending on size of your waffle iron). 

For pancakes: Preheat a greased pan on medium low heat. Spoon about a 1/4 cup of batter in pan. Spread batter around with the back of the spoon. Cook until bubbles begin to pop on the top flip over and cook until done. 
(I have not made pancakes with this recipe so I can not tell you how long on each side these will take to cook)