Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Well, until my next post I hope all who read this have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The GF pizza from Domino's is not too shabby. I ended up eating the entire pie! Which packs on quite the large amount of calories I am sure! the price was okay... I ended up spending about $15 since I got two additional toppings to my pizza. I will most likely not go back any time too soon, but nonetheless it was a pretty good pizza.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
You are delicious! With your simple basic ingredients and wonderful selection of flavors, I am hooked! It was love at first taste. And you are gluten-free too! Wow! A match made in heaven.
My hunger is satisfied and my taste buds are happy.
Till next time,
ps. So far my favorite flavors are Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Lemon.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 - 5 medium) I used bananas that were ripened and then frozen in my freezer.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade unsweetened applesauce that my mom made this past Autumn.)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts - optional (I chose not to put any nuts in the bread.)
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Transfer to two 8 inch x 4 inch loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts (if using.) Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each.)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
So with this new year, and many new resolutions I'm starting fresh with my diet once again. It was hard to avoid those flour filled treats around the holidays, especially the ones that are tradition. And it was my first Christmas and New Year's being gluten-free, so it was a tough one to say the least. But, my New Year's resolution for 2011 is "to take better care of myself." Whether that is to take the time to relax with a nice hot bath or to take a break during my week to meet a friend for a walk; I'm going to remember to take care of ME.
I started last night by taking the time to do the elliptical machine at my house for 20 minutes and then do a nice set of yoga stretches. It felt so good to move my body more then what it is used to these days. I then took a long hot shower and even sat in the bottom of the basin and closed my eyes and just reflected on my day. Now, if only I can keep this up for the next 360 days out of the year... As you can see, I'm not very good at keeping up with my blog these days either. But, that will be another resolution that I can hopefully stick with!
Well until tomorrow... or the next day... good luck on your resolutions!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Have a happy gluten-free day!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
One of my dear friends invited me to her family's Rosh Hashanah celebration. We started out our day by going to the orchard to pick apples, then by stopping by the market for ingredients for our dinner. Since kugal is one of my favorite dishes to eat when going to my Jewish friend's celebrations, I knew this was one part of the meal I really wanted to be able to enjoy. My friend Aimee told me the ingredients...which the main ingredient is egg noodles. Well there's a big no no for someone with gluten intolerance. So I decided to try to substitute the egg noodles with GF corn noodles. Well, to my surprise it tastes amazing! As I continue the next few months of holiday celebrations I will post new recipes using GF ingredients for you all to try!
Here is Aimee's GF Kugal Recipe:
1 bag of GF corn noodles (any brand you prefer)
3 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
5 eggs beaten
One 16 ounces Sour Cream
One 16 ounces Cottage Cheese
Cinnamon (to taste)
Cook noodles 5 to 6 minutes, then drain. In separate mixing bowl combine sugar, eggs, sour cream, cottage cheese. Grease pan, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix noodles with wet ingredients. Pour in pan. Place 3 tbsp of the butter in pads over the mixture and dash top of kugal with cinnamon. Bake for 25 minutes.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Most of the gluten-free cookies I have bought at the grocery store have been hard, crunchy and have not been satisfying my cravings for the "just baked" taste I desire. Until... I found these! Glenny's Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They are amazing! I found them last night at my local supermarket food chain in the organic section. I was a bit weary at first, but in the name of research I had to try them. They were soft, moist and chewy just as advertised. As well as the perfect sweet snack. They also came in Oatmeal Chocolate Chip; which I did not purchase (as of yet.) But, once I do I'll be sure to purchase a box and report back!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Finding great gluten free treats can be a bit of a challenge, so as I come across great treats and eats I will post them up on Smell the Flour. Here is one I found the other day while walking toward center city Philadelphia on South Street. Although I have not had the privilege of trying any of their delectable goodies, the store front is super cute and everything on their website looks divine! The bakery is called Sweet Freedom and it's located at 1424 South Street in Philadelphia. You can go to their website at: http://www.sweetfreedombakery.com/ for more information.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Since my new-found pain free, gluten-free life, I have learned a lot about what goes into my body and how it makes me feel. Going gluten free has had it's ups and downs and I'm not going to lie, it's been tough at times. But, if I feel better that is was matters the most!
The biggest challenge for me thus far was my craving for white bread with peanut butter on it. I have never been a huge fan of white bread, I used to go for whole grain or whole wheat, but when it's something you know you can't have it make the cravings even worse. My mission was to find a gf bread that I didn't need to toast to taste good. But instead, one that I could take right out of the package and eat as is. Well I finally found one that I LOVE! And here it is...
Udi's Gluten-Free White Sandwich Bread...
I have also tried Udi's Gluten Free Bagels, which are amazing! One, they don't weigh 50 pounds like most of the gf brand out there and two, they taste awesome!
If anyone else out there has any gluten-free suggestions feel free to comment or email me! I would love to hear from you!
I'm going to try to be more active on this blog and post more gluten-free items on a regular basis.
Cheers for now!