From the new cookbook "Bon Appetit - Without the Wheat" by Julie Ambrose... a recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread!
3 c gluten-free flour
3 tsp xanthan gum
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp gluten-free vanilla
1 c raisins
12 oz. bottle gluten-free beer
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, xan gum, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and slowly pour in the gluten-free beer and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Fold in the raisins. Pour into an ungreased 8" loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool before serving.
If you would like a plainer bread- omit the cinnamon, vanilla and raisins.
Do you already have plans on where you will stay? I stayed at the Glenora Winery and it was great- They have a nice Inn (more like a small hotel), a winery with tours, a restaurant. I stayed there pre-celiac- but the restaurant and everyone was very nice. It is very beautiful- although getting cold here!!!
glenora winery and inn
I will be contacting them tomorow to ask about gluten-free options (for myself too, as I live nearby). I'll let you know if they get back to me or I find anything out.
Do check the other thread though- there are many great places throughout the entire region- unless you have narrowed down where/when you'l be staying yet- then I could give you more specifics.
I don't know if that link is working- you can search "Gluten-free Thanksgiving" within the amazon guides- or click on any guide on the bottom of a product page and search that way.
try this Amazon guide link
Hey Kassandra- Thanks again! I think I will just stay put- I thought about being stuck in traffic and watching our plane fly ovehead!
I'm from New York, but my husband's sister lives in NZ- Small world. They teach at Massey University and live in Pamerston North, so we'll spend most of our time on the north island. We will also be in Sydney for a week on our own. I'm really excited- I think it will be easier being gluten-free there than in the US. I asked our hotel in Sydney if they knew of any restaurants with gluten-free menus in the area and they told me a LOT and then said "Or, you can get room service here, which has a gluten-free menu!"
I did order the gluten-free meals on AIr New Zealand, so we'll see.
I'm really looking forward to it, but I'm dreading the plane ride (and layovers)
Thanks again for the advice!
Thanks Kassandra- I was afraid of that. I've heard people say to avoid LAX if at all possible. We will we returning from New Zealand, so I think we'll be tired and hungry and semi-miserable. At least I won't get my hopes too high and I'll hope my gluten-free meal on the plane comes through.
Do you recomend getting out of there or just waiting given the traffic, etc?
I'll be at LAX for a 6-7 (at least) hour layover in 2 weeks and again on Thanksgiving Day. are there any options for a meal and not just snacks there. I'm not too interested in leaving the airport as we'll have all of our luggage (there is no storage)- unless it is SUPER close. I think it will be crazy there- especially on Thanksgiving.
don't know if you know of this bakery- has gluten-free products- check out their website:
Sami's Pita Bakery Inc.
4920 East Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33617
Lee Roy Selmon's
4302 W Boy Scout Blvd
South Tampa FL 33607
Lee Roy Selmon's
17508 Dona Michelle Dr
New Tampa FL 33647
They have online gluten-free lunch and dinner menus
Columbia Restaurant- they have a list of gluten-free on-line
1241 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767
Sunday - Saturday (11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Open 365 days of the year.
Serving Lunch & Dinner daily.
sorry- can't find any thai!
Stonecat Cafe" 7 miles from Watkins Glen- gluten-free menu- http://www.stonecatcafe.com/menus.html
also if you get that far (maybe google it to see how close you'll be) slice of napa in victor, NY www.sliceofnapa.com
have fun- the leaves are starting to change!
I just went to slice of napa a couple weeks ago! Wasn't it delicious? there was some kind of town fair going on, so we sat on the front porch, had pizza, wings and people watched. a nice little town I think.
Hope your trip went well and you got to enjoy some good food!
Do you like Thai food? Taste Of Thai Restaurant
216 E. State St.
If you need to pick up some things there is Ludgate Farms www.ludgatefarms.com
I thought there was a bakery - "Blanches Scratch Bakery" but can't verify if it's still there.
Where will you be coming from?
I bake a lot of cheesecakes and tortes in water baths. I think it keeps them from drying out. I did this before I baked gluten-free. I use a springform pan and usually wrap around the bottom and sides with aluminum foil- just in case any water leaks. Then put the springform pan in the middle of a casserole or baking pan and pour about an inch or so of water around it. Bake as normal.
When taking it out of the oven I usually lift the springform pan out of the water-filled pan and cool- as the water is usually boiling and a little tricky to handle! Good Luck!
Hi Mrs. M-
Are you recently diagnosed? I felt like I was in a food rut in the beginning too.
Here are some things I eat semi-regularly...
Breakfast: gluten-free cereals, yogurts, fruits, fruit smoothie shakes, eggs, breakfast burritos made w/ rice tortillas, breakfast pizza topped with scrambles eggs- gluten-free sausage- cheese-etc, omelets, gluten-free pancakes, muffins, frozen gluten-free waffles, gluten-free bagels and cream cheese, quiche, cinn french toast
Lunch: rice tortillas w/ tuna or gluten-free meats, gluten-free hot dog, gluten-free pizza, soups of all kinds chowders- homemade and store-bought, rice cakes with tuna, gluten-free pasta salad w/ pepperoni (hormel)- cheese- tomatoes- black olives- broccoli, chili, cold rice salad, tomato-cucumber salad
Dinner: eggplant parm, chicken parm, gluten-free pasta w/ tomato sauce or pesto, shrimp and veggie grilled kabobs, "breakfast dinner"- see above!, risotto (my fav), turkey- mashed potatoes-stuffing(cornbread), grilled zucchini, greens, spanish rice. meatballs, lasagna, paella, quiche, stuufed chick breasts, stuffed peppers, meatloaf, spaghetti squash, portabella pizzas
Snacks: blue corn chips w/ hummus or olive tapenade or salsa or guacamole, veggie dips & veggies, stuffed mushrooms, jalepeno poppers, smooshed fruit snacks, cocoloco bars, m&m's, fruit kabobs
I left out the sweets because you mentioned no sugar. Just some ideas- good luck
PS- our 5 year wedding anniversary is september 7!! Congrats!!
We are having our anniversary dinner at the place we were married, "Beardslee Castle"- it is haunted! check out their website http://www.beardsleecastle.com/
This will be my first time there in a year as I have just found out they have a gluten-free menu-
if it's on your way- stop by- about 10 minutes off the NYS thruway EXIT 29- Little Falls----
it is DEFINTELY WORTH A VISIT!!!
They dn't have the gluten-free menu listed oline as it is just a sample, their menu changes weekly according to what is fresh or in season