Sunday, August 23, 2009

a new pizza crust

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

betty's gluten free cookies

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

Gluten free farmers market cake

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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.