Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget about this awesome gravy recipe! Sooooo good with the juices from the turkey!!!

I got stocked up on all my favorite already-made gf goods from Whole Foods. I was happy to see this year they had a special freezer endcap with all the gluten-free goods you would want for Thanksgiving, even some new to us things (biscuits).

noodles for turkey soup (leftovers)
pie and pie crusts
crackers (in case I go crazy and get fancy cheese)
bread (for turkey sandwich leftovers)

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I found two gluten-free items at Costco that allowed me to feed a lot of people without actually cooking!
I put out tortilla chips for the dip and lettuce to make wraps with the chicken salad.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pumpkin Muffins Gluten Free

Pumpkin Muffins

So I totally borrowed from this recipe. I tweaked it a little to make it gluten free and this is what I came up with.

2 eggs slightly beaten
2 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon oil, also
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3 1/2 cups gluten free flour mix
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon allspice
5 tablespoons rice flour
5 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 350.

Make the streusel topping by combining the 5 tbsp rice flour, 5 tbsp sugar, 3/4 tsp cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Mix together the eggs, sugar, all of the oil, and pumpkin in a large bowl.
Whisk the flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice in a different bowl.
Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture. Stir just until combined. Pour into lined muffin pans. Sprinkle streusel over the tops.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until done. Let cool and serve.

I tried this recipe with both a flour mixture and all rice flour. It is best with a mixture of flours but the muffins I pictured used all rice flour. The difference between the two would be density, all rice flour is denser. Of course these are pumpkin muffins so they will be a little dense no matter what. And yes, that is a lot of sugar. But they are really good.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chocolate Birthday Cake - Gluten Free

It was my birthday.
And my mother went to Costco and bought this.
She followed the instructions carefully and
this is what was created.

I can attest to the fact that this was, in fact, delicious.
I thought so, my celiac brother thought so, my dad who is a gluten lover and a chocolate addict thought so.
At Costco.
For like 6 dollars.
My mother, being the kind person that she is, sent me home with the leftovers (there weren't many). And with the additional cake and frosting mix (it comes two to a box).
I am calling this a success.
Thank you Costco.
Please don't stop selling this product anytime soon.
Or at least before I can go pick up a hundred boxes.
Sof'ella, you rock.
Thank you for making such a delicious chocolate cake mix with frosting included. I can't wait to try more of your products.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes-Gluten Free

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So this isn't really a recipe, as just something I tinker with when I feel like feeding my children pure joy first thing in the morning. And then sending them off to school.
Take a package of gluten free pancake mix. Make them according to directions for about 20 pancakes. Then add,

1/2 cup cocoa
2-4 Tbsp sugar

Stir well, then add

1 cup chocolate chips

Pour onto hot griddle as directed, cooking until the edges are dryish. Flip and finish cooking. Eat. Enjoy the sugar high.

This is the package of mix I use:

I like it. It's easy. It comes to my local grocer. Score.

These are the finished product. Before my children added the chocolate syrup. And drank a glass of chocolate milk.