Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
2 lb ground beef
1 C GF oats (uncooked)
1/2 C diced onion
1 t salt
1/2 t (heaping) garlic powder
3/4 C ketchup (or tomato sauce)
1 large handful spinach, shredded
Mix well with hands.
Form into balls with small cookie scoop. Line 2 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Place balls on sheets. Bake at 375 F for 20-30 min, until lightly browned/no longer pink in the center.
Place in loaf pan and pack it down. Bake at 350F for approx 1 hr, or until no longer pink in middle.
Freezes well as both balls and/or loaf. Just thaw completely before preparing.
Dinner this evening:
-Meatballs (master meat mix)
-Steamed broccoli & shredded cheddar
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
4 T chili powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
3/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 t dried oregano
2 t paprika
2 T ground cumin
4 t sea salt
3 t black pepper
4 t beef soup base (optional)
Mix well. Store in closed container.
1 packet= 2 T mix
For (1) lb meat:
2 T mix + 1/2 C water
Stir well until thick.
Like I've mentioned in earlier posts, I LOVE foreign foods, especially Mexican! Corn chips and corn tacos are a-ok! Load 'em up with all the toppings you like!
The only thing to be concerned with is taco seasoning used for the meat. Several on the market contain gluten. Look for it!
(Aldi's is GF, though!)
Monday, October 24, 2011
-Leftover green beans, potato, & sausage
(frozen green beans, fried potatoes, ground pork sausage, seasoning salt, dried minced onion, garlic powder, onion powder)
-Seasoned pinto beans
(onion powder, garlic powder, beef base, salt and pepper)
(salad topped with pepperoni, basil, and oregano)
Dry Ranch Mix:
5 T dried minced onion
7 t parsley flakes
4 t salt
1 t garlic powder
Add 2 T of Dry Ranch Mix to 16 oz container of sour cream. Mix well and allow to set in fridge for a few hours for full flavor to spread.
This makes a wonderful thick dip.
If you're wanting to use this for salad dressing, it can be thinned with a bit of buttermilk. (Or olive juice, as my family does.)
Believe me, once you try this super easy yummy Ranch mix, you won't go back to the store bought.
All natural ingredients. Wonderful flavor!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This recipe calls for fancy ingredients like allowed milk, EnerG egg replacers, and Spectrum butter flavored dairy/soy free shortening. I am NOT that fancy so I'm going to use items like real milk, eggs, and butter.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Score! Hit the jackpot! Got LOTS of goodies!
Bush Beans- Original
Mini chocolate chips
King Arthur Flours GF Brownie Mix
Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix
Annie Chun's sushi wraps
Hershey Dark Chocolate
GF Asian Helper
Simply Asia- chicken soup bowls
A Taste of Thai- peanut noodles
I've noticed that a LOT of Asian, Indian, and Mexican food is safe to eat, as they use a LOT of rice and corn. And I really like their fares, as they tend to be quite flavorful.
I LOVE ice cream with chunks of goodies in it!
Prior to being GF, I was a sucker for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and the like.
Unfortunately, I had to say farewell.
But HELLO chopped candy bars on ice cream!!!
My dessert today consisted of chopped up 3 Musketeers on Schwans chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Absolutely yummy!
***If someone is Celiac and cannot handle even slight cross-contamination, you should not doll up your ice cream like this. Candy bar makers cannot promise their bars being gluten free because it's processed in the same plant as some of the bars and candies that do contain it. There very well could be cross-contamination.
To date, candy bars that do not blatantly contain wheat, barley, malt, or oat ingredients do not bother me. And I am QUITE sensitive to gluten.
Ran out of chocolate chips so I just added a lump of Nutella (the best thing since sliced bread).
Completed with a cup of coffee.
Great Fall breakfast!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Could it be the gluten from mom's diet passing to her baby through breastmilk????
Here's an excerpt:
"Many people wonder if gluten passes through breastmilk. According to a study of breastmilk of mothers on an unrestricted diet (hence, consuming gluten), high levels of gliadin (a protein that is part of gluten) were found. If a baby is having problems, a pediatrician may recommend that the mother change her diet to eliminate dairy, citrus, eggs, or other foods, but gluten often doesn’t make the list. This is unfortunate, since some babies labeled as “colicky” are later diagnosed with celiac disease. Those poor babies weren’t crying for no reason, as the definition of colic suggests, but probably had stomach discomfort or pain. While there is no medical evidence about the effects of gluten in breastmilk, there is anecdotal evidence —stories from mothers who went gluten-free and saw changes in their babies behavior, sleep patterns, comfort and bowel movements. So, if your baby suffers from gas, discomfort, is irritable or unhappy, you might consider gluten as the culprit."
This recipe is one of my favorites as it is so versatile!
This particular picture includes the following:
-sauteed onions & garlic
-1 cube chicken bouillon
-splash of lime juice
-salt & pepper to taste
But by all means, rice and beans can be the base for something spicy like Indian. Or try it Mexican-style (with corn & taco seasoning), or Italian (with sun dried or fresh tomatoes), or Haitian.
Change out the meats. Mix up the spices. Be creative!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A lot of newbies to GF living wonder what on earth they can eat from day to day. I hope to take pics of what we eat in order to inspire you with ideas.
For lunch today, we ate:
-BBQ beef (using Bull's Eye Memphis Style)
-Annie's GF mac-n-cheese
Sunday, October 9, 2011
We visited a fabulous restaurant called Guido's in Okemos, MI. They have an entire gluten/wheat free section to their restaurant, complete with pizza, breadsticks, subs, etc.
We bought a pineapple/ham/bacon pizza and a ranch club sub. Yum! It took an awfully long time to make so if you're interested in purchasing from there, CALL AHEAD! But it is SO worth the wait!
We also made GF "acorns" with mini chocolate chip cookies (Ian's), Hershey kisses, and chocolate chips. Simply melt a couple of kisses in the microwave and use that as the "glue" to put the pieces together. Fun and easy project to do with kids!
GF Pumpkin Pie, sporting the acorns!