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freeatlast

Member Since 24 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2013 12:50 PM
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#658664 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by freeatlast on 06 December 2010 - 09:29 AM

My husband was at the Colt's game last night and I had a birthday dinner to go to, so I made a spur of the moment soup in my crockpot:

Beef Stew Soup

1 Container Swanson's Beef Broth or Stock
2-3 lbs. stew beef
3 large Irish potatoes, diced
6-8 carrots, cut in thirds
Salt, pepper, bayleaf
1 small onion, diced
4 bulbs of garlic, 2 diced, 2 cooked whole

I cooked the soup on high for four hours, while I was out, in my crockpot and then cooked it on low for another hour until tender.

We had it for lunch today with a dollop of sour cream. Very filling and delicious.
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#658221 Looking For Two Recipes & A Question

Posted by freeatlast on 04 December 2010 - 05:34 AM

I'm looking for a good gingerbread and sugar cookie recipes, the roll out kind.

And the question; When ever I bake sugar cookies (non roll out kind) or chocolate chip cookies they're perfect right out of the oven & cooled. Nice and soft with a slight crisp to them. But the next day whether or not they've been under plastic wrap they're really soft and fall apart when you pick them up! For the life of me I cannot figure this out. I've baked them smaller, left them out, etc. But they still fall to pieces.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks!

I do not bake cookies anymore since I gained the extra 10 lbs. that I still have to take off. But, I have 2 recipes in my files that I copied from here, probably. Here's the first one:

I use this sugar cookie recipe from Gluten free cookie school. They're really good. The best part is that you can be flexible. I made DH these cookies with m&m's in them.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

1 c. sugar
1 c. butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
2 1/2 c. Gluten Free Flour All Purpose Flour Mix
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

1. Cream the sugar and butter (for further direction click here).
2. With the mixer still on medium speed, add the egg. Mix until well combined.
3. Sift the Gluten Free Flour Mix, baking soda and cinnamon.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well.
5. Shape the dough into a ball and place between two sheets of wax paper that have been very lightly floured. Flatten the ball a bit, and then roll out the dough until it is 1/8 inch thick. (more on this next week, if you’re not sure how to proceed).
6. Move the rolled out dough to the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes. Then remove the top layer of parchment paper and cut out your cookies with a cookie cutter.
7. Place the cookies on a greased sheet pan. Sprinkle them with sugar and then bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes.

http://www.glutenfre...-sugar-cookies/
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#656875 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by freeatlast on 28 November 2010 - 05:16 PM

We had lamb, ground chuck, and Italian sausage in pasta sauce over quinoa spaghetti noodles with caraway soda bread.
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#656555 Flours That Can Be Purchased At Asian Or Oriental Grocery Stores

Posted by freeatlast on 27 November 2010 - 06:20 AM

Tapioca is usually available there too. I have had no problem with Flying Horse brand for any of these flours. Much cheaper, isn't it?

I will look for that brand next time I go. Thanks.

Mochiko brand was recommended by someone on this board and I bought that brand sweet rice flour. It tasted and worked GREAT in gluten-free Girl's Irish Soda Bread.

Sweet Potato Flour is another flour I forgot to mention that I saw there. Wonder what recipes would call for that?
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#656554 Flours That Can Be Purchased At Asian Or Oriental Grocery Stores

Posted by freeatlast on 27 November 2010 - 06:13 AM

I find rice flour can be gritty. I found that my local oriental grocer carries rice powder. I use the rice powder in place of rice flour in some of my flour blends. It is not gritty at all.

The rice flour I bought at the Asian mkt was smooth as silk, but it does say in English "Rice Flour" (the only English words on the bag).
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#656553 Flours That Can Be Purchased At Asian Or Oriental Grocery Stores

Posted by freeatlast on 27 November 2010 - 06:07 AM

I can get tapioca, and ground almond too. In fact, my local Asian market has just set up a gluten free aisle and is now carrying pasta and lots of other stuff too. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon :) Of course, lots of folks like me shop at the the Asian market.

Good to know. Thanks!
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#656429 Flours That Can Be Purchased At Asian Or Oriental Grocery Stores

Posted by freeatlast on 26 November 2010 - 01:17 PM

Last week, I bought rice flour, sweet rice flour, and saw sorghum there. Did not see teff, brown rice, or any other kind.

Are those the only three flours that everyone else is able to buy where you live? The girl who could speak the most English told me if there is anything else I want to let her know and she would get it from the manufacturers. Nice!

Also, she knew I was a gluten-free person so she suggested gluten-free soy sauce and I bought that. It was something like $2.65 for a quart or something. Much better than I would have done at a health food store.
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#656376 Best Thanksgiving

Posted by freeatlast on 26 November 2010 - 06:55 AM

That sounds good. I tried to have a blue cheese dip (without trying hard since I had to make so much other stuff). I took the Kraft Blue cheese dressing and was going to add some more blue cheese to it. I tasted the dressing and thought it just tasted like mayo. :blink:

This is what we used and all their salad dressings are gluten-free and DELICIOUS:
http://www.marzetti....&cid=1&pid=1086
They're in the refrigerated section with the bags of salads.
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#656360 Best Thanksgiving

Posted by freeatlast on 26 November 2010 - 04:47 AM

We had a FABULOUS non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner:

Raw vege tray with Marzetti's gluten-free Gorgenzola Salad Dressing for dip
Black olives
Irish Soda Bread (Gluten-free Girl's recipe)
Sharp cheddar cheese, jalapeno jack, smoked gouda tray
White grapes
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Pumpkin Bread

Nice and light. No one (me) got sick :)
We had sweet potatoes, but opted to save 'till later.
A good time was had by all.
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#656358 Best Thanksgiving

Posted by freeatlast on 26 November 2010 - 04:38 AM

So yummy. I used a fesh fork to give my mom a bite and she put the bite on her plate and handed me back the fork. My dad said, " she can't use that fork! It touched your regular pie." :)

So funny! Glad your family is so good-spirited about your dietary needs.
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#648518 Looking For Chili Recipe

Posted by freeatlast on 23 October 2010 - 06:03 AM

White chili sounds delish! My family would turn their nose up at it though. They don't like anything out of the norm. :(

Maybe if you gave it another name? I had a surprise birthday party for my husband last Oct. and the chicken chili (white chili) was the clear favorite. Two of our friends have even mentioned it as their favorite within the past two weeks.
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#648515 Looking For Chili Recipe

Posted by freeatlast on 23 October 2010 - 05:51 AM

I use a can of black beans, unrinsed, and a can of kidney beans, rinsed, in my chili. I do use chili powder and cumin to spice it up.

Chili is like the way we dress, imo. Everyone has his/her distinctive style :)and recipe. I also have a white chili recipe which is everyone's favorite.
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#601725 People Who Were Diagnosed And Feel Much Better

Posted by freeatlast on 30 March 2010 - 05:13 AM

And think clearly and are not hungry all the time?

Thanks!

Yes, that has been my experience. I'm still ADD, but now I have "episodes" not constant forgetfulness. When I started back eating wheat/gluten for three years between August 2005-August 2008, I WAS hungry all the time, gained 20 pounds, and had gas when I least expected it and couldn't control it sometimes. THAT was embarrassing.

Now, I can go back to skipping meals and not having to have snacks between all the time and do just fine :) After I went back on gluten free in August 2008, it took longer to get better than the first time when I was younger and didn't lose weight this time either. Then, last year I went on The Zone diet, stayed gluten free, and I lost weight and it got my system back in synch.
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