Sunday, August 23, 2009
Marlow from Gluten Hates Me posted this potato pizza recipe a while back and tonight I tried it. WOW. ok that was my reaction. Dave liked it and I loved it. One of my favorite pizza's ever was a California Pizza Kitchen creation that was a rosemary chicken potato pie and tonight I attempted to recreate those flavors all blended together.
Tonight I used Marlow's potato crust and added some fresh snipped rosemary to both the crust and the toppings. We did a parm and montz cheese blend with buffalo chicken. I'm even excited to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I miss a good cookie... Bob's Red Mill does a nice mix but the cookies have a crumbly texture and taste almost good for you. Betty's came out a little crumbly but had more of a cookie flavor.
I would definitely purchase Betty's Gluten Free Cookie mix again but may try baking gf cookies from scratch next time. Out of the three Betty Mixes I found at my local foodstore the yellow cake was my favorite followed by the brownies then the cookies. Cheers to Betty on a job well done for all the mixes!
Friday, August 7, 2009
My favorite booth at the farmer's market is not the artisan cheese or the organic veggies but Cinda's baked goodies. She makes normal goodies then she has a special selection of gluten free goodies. I had her cupcakes the first week, then a peanut butter cookie and now I have fallen in love with her chocolate cake.
Not long after quitting wheat I went to the local chocolate shop. Patty told me to go see Cinda a the Window at Chair 7. I didn't and am now regretting not checking this out before. Cinda bakes lovely goodies and the best part is I can have "just one" and not have to slave over a batch of cupcakes. Her frosting is a whipped delight as well. I saw my friend today while carrying my gluten free cake... she tasted it and was amazed. I love this response from gluten eating friends. It affirms that my taste buds can still be trusted. Cinda beats Betty Crocker any day as it's all from scratch. (However I LOVE that Betty has brought the gluten free "issue" mainstream.)
I have to admit that I glutened myself a few weeks ago. I had a moment of weakness while at an outdoor movie and had waffle fries from what I know is a very contaminated fryer. The cheesy waffle fries tasted soooo good and were warm on a cool night but within minutes my gut reacted. This was the first time that I "cheated" on purpose and it reaffirmed my need to eat wheat free and aim for gluten free. I paid dearly for those fries and was in a fog the whole next day.