Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GF Flour

I'v been baking alot, and I needed all sorts of flour for the recipes. I used flour from Bob's Red Mill. It's great because they have lots of different flour that comes in a good size. They also have mixes for cookies and cakes, but I tried the cookie mix once and I din't like it at all, I dont know if it was the flour or the recipe, but it just had a certain taste that I didn't like at all. But thats okay. So if you need certain flour types Bob's Red Mill is a great choice for flour.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gluten-Free Brownies

I wanted a dessert to make recently but something that wasn't too hard, so I got Pamela's Brownie mix. On the back of it, It didn't have different food recipes, but recipes for different brownies, I made the cake-like brownies. They were okay. They were very rich tasting which I didn't like too much. but one thing I liked about the mix is that they had chocolate chunks in it, which made the brownie, a good flavor. I overall didn't like them, for a good dessert I'd recommend WOW cookies, they are great, as soon as I can I will make them.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ice Cream Cones

While going to the ice cream section in the store, as usual, (I love ice cream) I found a box of ice cream cones, that said gluten-free on it. I bought it. The ice cream cones were from Joy. I knew that this company had gluten-ice cream cones too. They made gluten-free sugar cones and then regular small cones. When I tasted it it tasted great it tasted exactly like the gluten cone. It tasted great (I know the ice cream helped make it great). I have seen, other gluten-free cones, but this one was a bigger company, than the other one and it's nice to see a big gluten company have some gluten-free products. right now the are being sold at Brookshire, H.E. Butt, Wegmans, ShopRite, QFC, Heinen's, Market of Choice, Bales Market Place Thriftway and Sherm’s Thunderbird Market. Have a good dessert!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gluten-Free Life

This is a picture that shows living gluten-free for me. On the left is my toaster thatis only for me so I get no cross-contamination. In the toaster is my bread. Udi's gluten-free bread. Near the bottom is my dulce de leche that I put on my bread. As you can see there's writing on it. for all my jelly, and spreads I write GF on it, so everyone in my family knows that it is mine, but if someone needs to use it. I let them get a spoon and get a spoonful of it and then spread it on their bread from that. It's actually nice to have GF jelly. Because then it's all mine. Last at the top is my cookbook that I cook so much good recipes from. as you can see living gluten-free isn't as bad as it looks.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I went to the Phinney Farmer's market in Seattle and I found Maninis. They are a local company who make gluten-free food they have bread, bread mixes, pasta, cookies and soon more. They are only at the farmer market right now but soon will be at whole foods and then hopefully Pike Place. For the bread mix you don't need a bread maker. I will make the mix soon and I will tell everyone about it. But the bread I tasted was delicious.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Watermelon Cookies

I recently had a block party. Some people brung food and sweets. My brothers friends' mom, Ming is studying to be a baker. She brung cookies for the block party. When I found out they were gluten-free I was so happy. She said she made them with Pamela's baking mix. I've only followed the recipes on the bag to bake. I never thought of using the mix for different recipes. The cookies tasted great. They had a nutty flavor that tasted great with the frosting. I can definitely see that Ming is a great baker.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Fruit Brunch Cake

I baked a cake recently for breakfast. It was from the book Gluten-Free Bible. The cake was great and I used Pamela's baking mix with cornmeal to make it. It was a great recipe. It was not too hard to make, but wasn't too easy. but it tasted great it tasted like cornbread but a little sweeter. Then ontop of the cake I put strawberries and drizzled vanilla yogurt over it. I was surprised at how good it tasted. I'd definatley make it again. As I said, instead of using the books own recipe for a flour blend I used Pamela's baking mix. That was a great idea because the recipe for the flour blend was only flour, so for the cake recipe it called for baking powder and soda along with xanthan gum. But Pamela's baking mix had the flour along with baking soda, xanthan gum and baking powder which made the recipe very easy. If your looking for a good breakfast and have a fair amount of time I'd reccomend this recipe.

Monday, August 15, 2011


I've been having some problems with the blog that I am trying to fix, but if you see any problems please comment on this and say so.

Pound Cake

I baked a pound cake recently. I used Pamela's vanilla cake mix. I really like all their mixes because they have different recipes on the bag. Which is how I found this recipe. I was a little surprised when I tasted the pound cake because the other two times I used the mix, for snickerdoodles and upside down cake it had a weird taste to it. but when I made the pound cake I didn't taste it. I loved Pound cake before I was diagnosed, and when I found a pound cake recipe I was so happy. This recipe was very easy because it only had four ingredients. You just need to mix the ingredients together and then pour it in the pan. But the only problem was it wasn't as sweet as I thought. but I solved that problem with powdered sugar. overall this an easy, tasty recipe.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Even though I have Celiac I still get other pains that I do not know what they are from. So I will sometimes take medicine like Tylenol. But medicine is hard to see if it is gluten-free because it has complex ingredients. The way I find out if it is gluten-free is by going to a website: http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/. It is from the Celiac Disease Foundation. It is a very good website all you do is just search for the Medicine on the list.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I get sick of having cereal or toast every single morning for breakfast. So when I went to the store one day I found waffles. They were the Homestyle Waffles from Kinnikinnick. The ones from Kinnikinnick tasted perfect. They tasted almost like wheat waffles but not as sweet which is good because they are so hard to eat when they are super sweet. Also unlike bread they were a good size to have just enough of it. I am very happy that I had found a good tasting waffle. Now I hope someone makes gluten-free crumpets, the few times I tried them they tasted great.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I recently went camping with my family and as always we had s'mores. The problem is that the graham crackers are made with wheat. But I found gluten-free crackers that tasted great. They were called S'moreables from Kinnikinnick. They tasted like wheat graham crackers just not as crunchy but that doesn't matter. Also if you don't know what chocolate or marshmallows to have  the Hershey's chocolate bar and all of Hershey's products are gluten-free. For marshmallows I recommend the Jet-Puffed marshmallows from Kraft they are the perfect size for the graham crackers.