Hello my Wheatless fans .

Feel free to share your experiences , recipes and don't forget to give my recipes a try. Mom tested kid approved ! Wheat free people UNITE . We shall not suffer in this wheat eating / wearing world .

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pie ... really it's pie

Ok so the first image doesn't look like pie ...more of a mess but it tastes like pie to me! The second image is what it looked like fresh out of the oven . I ran out of dough while I was putting the top on so I recommend adding a bit more flour and shortening or butter or you'll get a not so fitted pie top .

Ingredients for crust:
1 cup Rice flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup shortening  /or butter
3 tbsp COLD water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine dry ingredients together then cut in shortening . Combine water and vanilla together and add until mixture is moist . Roll into 2 small balls . Press one ball into a 9" pie plate . Bake at 375f  for 5minutes . Fill with apples , berries or make it savory for pot pie! . I used 5 apples . Peeled cooked in a pot with 1 1/2 cups water , cinnamon , 1/2 cup sugar , 4 tbsp honey and cornstarch to thicken the water . Once pie base is baked add pie filling and roll out the remaining dough ball large enough to cover the pie . Press corners with a fork .I basted my pie lid with butter and dusted with sugar . Bake for recommended time . ( mine was in for 45 minutes ) . DO NOT be discouraged to try this because of the picture . This was my first wheat free pie ever and it was yummy . Add some Ice cream on top and no one will ever know .


Sad news for celiac coffee drinkers


Experimenting with flours

I turned 28 the other day and received various flours for my birthday (and wheat free beer (bards)http://www.bardsbeer.com/ they have retailers map! ) . I decided to make chocolate chip cookies . I used Bobs Red Mill All purpose flour . I should have read the flour list . I never make cookies with bean flour in it it comes out to gritty and these ones turned to crumbs the next day as well . The cookies where ok rated for taste but not for texture . Not on my re-bake list . Next time I'll use my own all purpose flour . My next attempt will be apple pie using a rice flour pie crust . I'm hoping for a better outcome . Also if you are using bean flour they are very high in fiber so don't eat too many ;)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pasta Salad

                        Summer is not far and one of my favorite dishes is a nice cold pasta salad .

I used
2 cups tinkyada spiral rice noodles cooked 10 mins then drained and washed under cold water
1/3 green ,1/3 yellow , 1/3 red  pepper cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups mixed veggies ( beans , peas , corn and carrots ) steamed
1ish cups mayo
1/2 cup basil pesto cream cheese
a few dashes of celery salt , pepper to taste and tada ( paprkia works well too )

heres to summer munching!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

new version of peanut butter cookies

you'll need to set oven to 375

1 medium brown egg
1/2 cup sugar

mix these 2 together until some air is incorporated .

then add the following and mix until blended
1 cup peanut butter
2 tbs icing sugar
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

chill in fridge for 30 mins

roll little balls and press with a fork or use an 8" spring form pan . bake cookies 8-10 minutes , 10-14 minutes for the 8"

Remove from sheet and let cool . If using a spring form pan wait 5 mins then remove otherwise it might fall apart . These cookies are kinda like peanut butter brownies . A bit fluffier , soft and chewy .

Right now Kara is sneaking the rest that I just made . So kids will love these too .

Enjoy this treat screw you wheat!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mmmm cookies

Soo many wonderful meals and snacks . I am enjoying a vanilla creme cookie right now , and now , and now and awe they're gone :) . I'm a glutton for non gluten cookies . Nom nom nom . I picked up these bad boys at Pricemart for $5 . Check the aisles there are wheat free treats hiding everywhere .

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mothers Day upset

Its amazing how just a tiny fleck of wheat can mess up your whole evening .

My mother very nicely went out of her way to make a turkey dinner with all the fixings including making stuffing for my husband that contained wheat . She had it separated into containers knowing that nothing could touch the stuffing or I couldn't eat it . (my mom is wheat free now too)Well my dear husband pour the stuffing onto his plate and it crossed over onto mine . I wiped it off and continued to plate my food . Note to self get a new plate . About 30 minutes later it started . Stomach cramping , shaking , nauseated , and then my least favorite the bathroom dashing .

Let this be a warning to those out there . If wheat touched your plate/food it is no good! Lesson learned .

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Test kitchen boredom

My attempt at tuna casserole

2 cups Tinkyada rice pasta ( I used twisty kind )
1 can of tuna (drained)
1 tsp. oil
1 red pepper, finely chopped (optional but tasty )
1/2 cup (1/2 of 250-g tub) PHILADELPHIA Light Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
2 cups grated cheese ( i used marble but feel free to change it to cheddar or which ever)
cook past as desired .

In a separate pot combine everything else but the tuna until melted .

When the pasta is done drain and wash ( to remove any starch ) and mix together the sauce and tuna . Top with cheese and bake for 7 minutes until cheese has melted .Add pepper and serve . In my photo I put it on tortilla chips because I needed some crunch and its just plain fun to eat from a chip .

Monday, May 3, 2010

Damaging yourself

I found this image while cruising the internet to show those just how badly this food sensitivity affects us . The damage can be repaired over time with a strict gluten free diet but it can take years . Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency occur because of the damage done to the villi . They will not absorb the full nutrition from the food until they are better healed .

1 year 2 months gluten free . Its been a hard struggle but worth it . I cant wait till my insides match my outside happy and healthy !

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Skulda's Claws tagged me for this award

Like every tag this one has a few simple rules:

1. Copy and paste the above award into your own blog.
2. Link the person who awarded you the award in the first sentence.
3. Pass this award on to blogs that you follow that have not been awarded as of yet
4. Send a thank you back to the person that sent you the award.
<--- thank you Skulda :)

I send an award to two great mamas with awesome blogs

Jess from http://mcadbabe.blogspot.com/

Amanda from http://monpetitshoo.blogspot.com/