Monday, May 23, 2016

Mannis Gluten Free Mixes




A friend told me awhile ago about Mannis Products. She said that they are the best that she has had hands down. You can find the mixes in California or Washington. Their website tells you locations. Or you can order them on-line and pay $7 for shipping for 15lbs of mixes. You can order pre-packaged loaves from Ener-G Foods. They have fresh pasta, bread and more.  Even better the website here even has great gluten free recipes including this one for croissants. Amazing!

This is what someone said about them:
"Absolutely the BEST GF flour I have ever tried!!! We will definitely be using this often. My family really likes the Oat Bread and the Multi-Purpose Flour makes the BEST baked goods. Can’t wait to try out the Pasta Flour. :) I’m recommending this product to ALL my friends who eat GF. Awesome product!!"

Saturday, May 21, 2016

How to Make the Perfect {Gluten Free} Pie Crust

Serious Eats has this amazing tutorial on the mystery otherwise known as "how to make a believable gluten free pie crust". I loved that she even has a dairy free option. I learned a lot and think you may, too! Go here for the tips.
photo from Serious Eats

Friday, May 20, 2016

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Salmon Kabobs

I love everything on the barbecue. I have been learning more about the benefits of salmon (omegas) and sesame  seeds (iron and calcium!) so if you can have them they are a great nutritional boost. And if you can't this will still be so fun to eat (just leave those babies off).  I love Skinny Taste and it's recipes!!
photo from Skinny Taste.com

Grilled Salmon Kebabs
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 kebabs • Old Points: 6 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt 
Calories: 267 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 35 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 658 mg • Cholest: 94 mg


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (you can forget these if you'd like to)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds skinless wild salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 16 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour


Directions:

Heat the grill one medium heat and spray the grates with oil. Mix oregano, sesame seeds, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to combine; set spice mixture aside.

Beginning and ending with salmon, thread salmon and folded lemon slices onto 8 pairs of parallel skewers to make 8 kebabs total. Spray the fish lightly with oil and season kosher salt and the reserved spice mixture.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Flaky Biscuits

So Delicious knocks it out of the park with these lovely biscuits.  They use wheat flour, but say that they have had great success with Bob's Red Mill G-free mix, so I just subbed it in the recipe.  I would use soy free Earth's Balance. 
photo from So Delicious
http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/thrive/recipes/buttermilk-biscuits/Buttermilk BiscuitsButtermilk BiscuitsButtermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C. So Delicious® Original Coconut Milk
  • 2 C. Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free Baking Flour
  • 4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 C. Vegan butter (plus more for brushing)
A Vegan version of this classic and flaky dinner biscuit.

Directions

  1. Stir together the coconut milk and the vinegar/lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Sift together dry ingredients. With a fork, cut in vegan butter until your mixture forms crumbles the size of large peas. Add the coconut milk mixed with vinegar and stir until a loose dough ball is formed.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead very lightly. Spread or gently roll dough to ½” thickness. Use a floured biscuit cutter or the rim of a drinking glass to cut 2 ½ “ circles out of the dough. Rework scraps until you’ve used it up and place your uncooked biscuits onto a greased baking pan or cookie sheet slightly touching. Brush the tops with melted vegan butter (optional) and bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10 Tips for Eating Gluten Free on a Budget

I found these great tips from Gaiamtv.com on Eating Gluten Free on a Budget.

Avoid buying processed gluten-free food.


Buy fruits and vegetables locally and in-season.


Buy meat mindfully.


Cook more vegetarian dishes.


Pamela's Products Gluten Free Artisan Flour Blend, 4 Pound

Plan meals and cook at home in bulk as much as possible.


Make your own gluten-free flour mixes.


Find a support group.


Buy used gluten-free cookbooks.


Use your freezer more.


Use your slow cooker or crockpot more often.


- See more at: http://www.gaiamtv.com/article/10-tips-eating-gluten-free-budget#sthash.zXIGuFsb.dpuf

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

{Gluten and Dairy Free} 5 Ingredient Guacamole

To make guacamole I just  mix mashed avocados with about half as much salsa. For example, 1 cup avocado to 1/2 cup salsa.  However, this look like a fun one to try from Skinny Taste. If you can't have citrus you can use an equal amount of pomegranate juice. Yum!

Best Guacamole – we eat this ALL the time!
photo from Skinny Taste


BEST GUACAMOLE RECIPE

My husband Tommy makes the BEST guacamole! Every party we go to, they always request that we bring the guac! Super easy, only 5 ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 15 oz (from 3 medium hass) pitted and halved avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 small clove garlic, mashed
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the pulp from the avocados in a medium bowl and slightly mash with a fork or a potato masher leaving some large chunks. Add lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion, garlic and mix thoroughly.
  2. If you are serving this at a later time, a great tip to keep the guacamole from turning brown is to cover tightly with plastic wrap so no air gets on it. Makes 2 cups.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 8 Servings, Serving Size: 1/4 cup


Read more at http://www.skinnytaste.com/guacamole-4-pts/#Y34zBg7V9mELmvP1.99

Monday, May 16, 2016

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Mission Tortillas

Have you tried these? I recently found these at the store and am excited because my daughter gets so sad when she sees her brothers eating wheat tortillas as corn tortillas and many of the gfree tortillas aren't quite the same. I can't wait to try some. Looking at them, they look just like the regular ones that mission makes!
Mission® Gluten Free tortillas feature all of the goodness and softness of a great tasting tortilla without the gluten. Now you can enjoy them at your next meal and stay true to your dietary needs.

This product is only available in the Western region of the US

Ingredients

Tortilla Blend (Modified Food Starch, Rice Flour, Potato Extract, Tapioca Starch, Cellulose Gum, Dextrose, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Soybean Flour, Potato Starch, Whole Eggs, Salt, Egg Whites), Water, Vegetable Shortening (Interesterified and Hydrogenated Soybean Oils), Resistant Corn Starch, Pea Protein, contains 2% or less of: Sugar, Inulin, Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monoglycerides, Fumaric Acid, Enzymes, and Calcium Propionate, Sorbic Acid and Citric Acid (to maintain freshness)