Friday, November 21, 2008

GFCF Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

GFCF Pumpkin Muffins

1 ½ cups raisins
4 ¾ cups GF all-purpose flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill Mix)
3 cups raw sugar (I’m sure you could use regular)
1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
6 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup applesauce
½ cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)

Soak Raisins in hot water for 10 minutes to plump, then drain.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs slightly, then add pumpkin and applesauce.
Mix wet ingredients in with dry ingredients.
Add raisins and nuts
Spoon batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners or well greased.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Makes 3 dozen

Veggie Tray for Thanksgiving

Doesn't this look yummy for Thanksgiving?

I got it in a newsletter from Miss Roben's. Sorry, I didn't get proper credit. I had saved this to my hard drive to make later and didn't keep the whole newsletter. By the time I posted it here I remembered that I got it from Miss Roben's but not that they had gotten it elsewhere. My apologies - this idea actually comes from Eating With Food Allergies. You can see their original post by clicking HERE.

Turkey Veggie Tray

Romaine or leaf lettuce
1 cucumber, sliced
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 bags baby carrots
2 black beansToothpicks
1/3 celery stalk


1) Slice the bell peppers crosswise & then cut each circle in half. Cut one 1/2" piece off of one of the red pepper slices & set aside (this will be used for the face). Set aside the bottom part of the peppers for the turkey's body.

2) For the feathers: Cover a platter (a round one works well) with the leaves of lettuce. To make the turkey's feathers, start with forming a circle with the cucumber slices towards the bottom of the platter. Above the cucumbers, form a semi-circle with the red peppers, then the yellow peppers, then the green peppers. Place the baby carrots vertically above the last row of peppers.

3) To make the turkey's body & face: Break two toothpicks in half. Put two of the toothpicks where the eyes will go. Push the black beans onto the toothpick making sure that the toothpick doesn't go all the way through. Cut a triangle out of the leftover bottom from the yellow pepper. Attach with a toothpick below the eyes. Attach the reserved red pepper piece to the left of the yellow pepper "beak".

4) For the legs: Cut the piece of celery in half lengthwise. On each piece, carefully slice lengthwise from the end of the celery piece to almost the center. Do this twice on each piece. Place the celery in ice water & place in the refrigerator until the ends curl. When curled, nestle the un-curled end under the cucumbers.

If anyone attempts this, please take a pic and send it to me - I'll post all of the pics. I think this would be awesome if I were having guests for Thanksgiving. I may do it for just us - I'm not sure yet.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Grocery Shopping Highs and Lows

Isn't it funny the things that excite us and irritate us when we are grocery shopping? I find that is even more so now that we are GFCF than ever before.

Needless to say, I went grocery shopping today.

I was irritated last week when I saw the price of the Silk Soy Yogurt had almost doubled at the store where it is usually the lowest price - 69 cents to $1.16. So today I was at a different grocery store and I see the price has gone up there as well - from 99 cents to $1.15. Ugh. I guess all of those conterfeit coupons for Silk Soy Milk that keep circulating on ebay are costing the company money that they have to pass onto us. So unfair.

But then I went to Super Target and found that they are now carrying Ian's allergen free fish sticks - yes, SCORE! Now I don't have to travel way across the cities for them and stock up on them at $4.99 each. Super Target had them for $4.29 and I had dollar off coupons - $3.29 is still so much more than regular fish sticks cost but I was happy.

Monday, November 03, 2008

GFCF Meals delivered to your door!

Look at this site - the owner of it just found my blog and e-mailed me the link.

What could be easier? Click on the link and check out the pics - the food looks wonderful!

When you get your order, be sure and come back and leave a comment so others know how much you like it. We need some reviews of a wonderful service like this.