THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT REQUESTS! THE COMMENTS SECTION ON THIS PARTICULAR POST IS CLOSED. THE “FOOD ALLERGY RECIPE CHALLENGE” BLOG ON WHOLE LIVING IS NOW LIVE. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR REQUESTS AT www.wholeliving.com SO I CAN BE SURE TO SEE THEM. THAT’S WHERE THE CHALLENGE IS TAKING PLACE. BASED UPON YOUR COMMENTS BELOW, NEXT WEEK’S RECIPE IS “GF FLOUR TORTILLAS”. Again, feel free to leave more requests (or repeats of what you left here) at www.wholeliving.com. THIS ONLY RELATES TO THIS POST. COME BACK FOR MORE NEW BLOG POSTS, REVIEWS, AND MUSINGS.
I am seeking more recipe requests. Do you have a childhood favorite you’d like converted to allergen-free for either yourself, your kids, or a friend? Leave me a comment, and I will attempt to recreate it for you!
When I did a book giveaway a couple months ago, I asked people to enter by leaving a comment about their most wished for recipe they’d like converted to allergen-free. I really loved the suggestions, and will be getting to work for you, as often as possible, with “Free-to-Eat” versions of traditional favorites. Here’s what I’m asking for now: I begin weekly blogging next month on Martha Stewart’s wholeliving.com
and it would be really fun to blog about my attempts to convert your recipe requests into new allergen-free, gluten-free delicacies. So please leave them here for me. I can’t promise I’ll always make them as tasty as you remember them, or imagined them to be, but I’ll certainly try! Bring it on! Food Allergy Recipe Challenge!
Additionally, for anyone in the Chicago area, please note that Jen Cafferty (of Gluten-Free Life with Jen) is hosting an amazing GLUTEN-FREE COOKING EXPO, April 17th & 18th. There will be lots of fun cooking demonstrations by GF Chefs (Jen and myself, included)
Hope to see you there! Spread the word! ps… it’s spring break this week, so I’ll be getting back to you about your FABULOUS recipe challenges next week. Happy Passover and Happy Easter!
It’s Saint Patty’s day, and I’m part Irish, so I broke out the holiday spirit! My boys believe in Leprechauns, and I believe in cookies, so I baked the Leprechauns some Sunbutter Greenies. (You know if a Leprechaun has been in your house if your house is messy, by the way. My son Monte informed me that we’d clearly had a visit). These cookies are from my new cookbook and are a really fun treat. They’re a chocolate chip cookie (Enjoy Life Chips, of course!) made with maple syrup and sunbutter, and the combo has a magical chemical reaction, creating a green center in the cookie. Don’t believe me? Look below. (the Leprechaun ate the other half…)
But the best part of today was unpacking my new package of goodies from Authentic Foods. The news I am about to share is truly the most exciting discovery I have made all year. Authentic Foods is now selling a product called GLUTEN FREE CLASSICAL BLEND. This product is THE EXACT SAME THING AS MY BASIC GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR MIX. This is the mixture I use in the vast majority of my recipes. So now, you don’t have to make it up yourself. No more buying three flours. Just buy one product, pre-mixed from Authentic Foods, and save yourself the hassle. It’s a combo of their superfine brown rice flour (which as many already know, I’m sort of in love with), potato starch, and tapioca starch. The proportions are all the same as my mix, so use it one-for-one, cup-for-cup. These Sunbutter Greenies were baked today with this fabulous new product, and you can bet your booties, I’m totally sold. Thank you, Authentic Foods, and most importantly, hats off to Annalise Roberts (author of the incredible Gluten Free Baking Classics) and the late Bette Hagman, for trailblazing this flour combo in the first place!
If you want this product in your local Whole Foods, or Wegmans, or local health food store, ask them to stock it. My local Whole Foods doesn’t yet, and I’m going down there tomorrow to shake my cookies at them. Here’s the link for more info GF CLASSICAL BLEND
I’ll be testing out lots of other new products in the weeks to come, so please check back soon for new reviews, musings, and some brand new “FREE-TO-EAT SWEETS” that I’m about to launch.
Happy Saint Patty’s Day!