I should have posted this before but forgot. 😀 I went to Cavendish, PEI this summer and was pleasantly surprised to find a great gluten-free restaurant. We had supper there the first night and breakfast the next morning. Chez Yvonne’s has a great choice of gluten-free meals and best of all … tastes great!
I just ate the best gluten free pizza that I have had in a long time. It is made with quinoa and very simple to make. The recipe calls for goat cheese but I used cheddar which was all I had in the house. I definitely will be making it again. Here is the link to the recipe. Thanks to my good friend Sue for trying it and letting me know how good it is. 😀
The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust
I watched a show recently about how popular a Gluten-Free diet is now and all the products that are available, I believe it was Marketplace. They mentioned shampoo and that it shouldn’t cause a problem for those who are gluten-free. Well, I disagree with that remark. Not long after I became gluten-free, I was feeling very good, no nausea, diarrhea, etc. All of a sudden I started feeling a lot of nausea again. I was puzzled because I knew I had not eaten any gluten. I started checking and rechecking labels on everything I ate. I started thinking about any new products I had started using lately. Having just changed my shampoo, I decided to check the label … sure enough, it had WHEAT. I stopped using it right away and in a couple days I was again nausea-free. That, for me, was a confirmation that gluten in shampoo can affect a Celiac. I don’t know how it does, but it does and no one can convince me that it doesn’t because I experienced it. Heck, just breathing in flour when baking something for my husband caused me to be sick and I was very careful to not let the flour fly around, I believe I had even used a mask. So, my advice, don’t take a chance on using shampoo with gluten. 😀
Super Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
(from Kraft Peanut Butter)
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30 min
1 cup KRAFT Peanut Butter
1/2 cup sugar
PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg.
ROLL into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with fork.
BAKE 15 min (Do not overbake.)
Let stand on baking sheets 5 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Jazz It Up … Personalize the dough by adding 1/2 cup raisins or chopped, dried cranberries or apricots to the dough before rolling into balls.
NEARLY NORMAL GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR
Here is a recipe that I found online when I first went gluten-free. It was developed by Jules Shepard a gluten-free cookbook author. She now sells a version of this flour on her website … Jules Gluten-Free.
Here also is a video of Jules making a larger batch of this recipe … Create A Gluten-free Flour Mixture by Jules Shepard.
This flour has worked in every normal recipe I have tried so far. Enjoy! ㋡
1 cup rice flour
1 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup corn flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour (or tapioca starch)
4 teaspoons xanthan gum
Mix all ingredients together; store in an airtight container. Use, cup for cup, in recipes that call for normal all-purpose flour (except for bread unfortunately).
NOTE: I usually make a double batch of the flour.
Gluten-Free Candy 2014
Click on the link above to see a list of gluten-free candy options for 2014. Remember to check the labels for ingredients.
Have you checked out Jane’s GlutenFree Facebook page? You just may find a great gluten free recipe. I just saw one for rolls that I am going to try. If you don’t already know, Jane’s GlutenFree is a great gluten free store in Moncton.
I went to Pizza Delight for my birthday this evening and discovered that they now have a gluten free dessert … a Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cheesecake. It was delicious!! The waitress even put a candle on it for me. 😀
“The Gluten Free Diet” blog is great for those Celiacs or Gluten Intolerants who live in Quebec. Check it out. It has information, recipes, and a list of gluten free restaurants in Quebec … also good for those of us travelling in Quebec. Click on the link below to check out the site.
Gluten free – Product list – Foods – Recipes – RestaurantsThe Gluten Free Diet.