Posts Tagged With: gluten free

Trader joes answered my prayer

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vile vile gluten

On Saturday night Hubs and I went to a lovely date night dinner. The first one in a LONG time. It was over due and really wonderful. We went to a Mexican place that my hubby had been to and liked. I was so enthralled with my wonderful handsome hubby I didn’t pay attention to what I was putting in my mouth. Oops! so I (must have) consumed a combo of sugar and gluten and Sunday was no fun.

I woke Sunday in immense pain! My head and my body hurt. The pain was shooting through my body and it hurt so much it made my stomach twist and I felt like I would vomit.  This all may be too much information, but I thought I would share it with y’all cuz I am sick of hearing that being gluten-free is a diet fad.People say oh people don’t like gluten because they think it makes them fat. Maybe but I don’t eat it because it tries to kill me.  Along that lines I don’t know if I have Celiac. I know for darn sure I wont find out because to do the blood work I need to go back to eating gluten (so my body can build up the antibodies)  for at least a month if not 3. Then if and when the test shows I do have it, the answer will be “don’t eat gluten”. Well given my reaction to it I think I will just not eat it.

I spent the day mostly in bed or basically trying not to move. Movement made it much, much worse. I called the ladies and asked advice I searched the net. Anything to detox and get this vile allergen out of my body.  I drank water, water and more water. Then I had ginger tea and then chamomile tea and then water with lemon and then more water with lemon and then some more tea. You get the idea. Food was out of the question. I took a nap but that didn’t help. I then decided to take a super hot bath with baking soda and some rosemary water. Followed of course by more lemon water and tea.

I have no idea if any of this helped or to what extent it helped. I do know I woke up Monday feeling right as rain and with a renewed commitment to pay attention to what I consume. vile vile gluten.

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Things I love fruit tart

I was going to say playing with my food which would of been true too. This is my latest experiment. I don’t really even know if I can call it a tart as it ended up rather pie like. I used a gluten free crust recipe from here http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-tart-crust/ (side note I didn’t have almond four so I used the almond meal from trader joes)If you eat gluten free you need to know about her. Her brownies are amazing! any way I digress (as usual) I got her crust recipe and I wanted to make this “tart” that I had in my mind that didn’t have pastry cream but was more like fruit in a jam on a crust. I found a couple of examples but none like the one I saw in my head.

So this morning as I was getting in to some serious cooking I decided to try this. I boiled some chopped apples, dried apricots, water, and some raw sugar. I didn’t use measurements so I can’t give you any. when it was a good thick consistency I poured it into the crust. It was not beautiful and I”m on a french kick of making life beautiful so I sliced an apple and a half very thin and laid it on top. I then mixed some jam (we had nectarine)  and water and poured it over the apples. I sprinkled with a little more raw sugar and baked at 350 until it looked done.

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We have not eaten it yet as I am making dinner as I type but it dose look yummy.

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Granola

As I mentioned yesterday, or the day before, I can’t eat bread. So in celebration of Lughnasadh I made some granola. It feels appropriate since the base is oats which of course is another grain. I thought I would share with you. A word of warning though I don’t really do recipes.
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this cookie sheet is about 1/2 inch deep. I poured out oats to pretty much fill it and then sprinkled on top of that: pepitas, ground pepitas, silvered almonds, pecan pieces and cinnamon and ginger (powder) then mixed it up.

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a picture of some of the things I add in. Also my black tea. Pretty much all cooking should start with a drink for the cook.

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mix honey, apple sauce and coconut oil in heat proof container. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until all melted. Stir after each 30 seconds.

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Pour about 80% of the wet mixture onto the dry mixture and mix it up good you want to make sure each and every dry bit has been pretty much covered.

Bake at 300 for half an hour. Take out mix in dried cranberries or other dried fruit and shredded coconut. Pour remaining wet mixture on to the pan and mix up. then take your fork and press it down into the pan making it as firm as you can. Bake for another half hour.

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The finished yumminess. let cool before you put in containers or it will get soggy.

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