Saturday, February 6, 2010

AMAZING Pancakes!

So, I really miss waking up on the weekend and making some delicious pancakes. These pancakes are so amazing, you really cannot tell they are gluten free!Now, I'll be honest, I don't ever make these pancakes unless I go home for the weekend, because there are lots of ingredients, but I highly recommend these for the people who have all of these things in the house.
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (I try to buy Whole Foods brand)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

All you do is in a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Then, add in the milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter; mix until smooth.
These make about 8 pancakes, which is enough when my whole family (family of 4) eats them. If it's just me I half the recipe.

THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS! You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First Post!

Hey yall! My name is Anita!

I’m in college, but when I go home for my breaks, the restaurant I worked at in high school always lets me come back. On my first day back at work, my first table was a family of four. Then, the mom tells me that the two children just found out they are allergic to gluten.

I got SO excited, because I am literally the perfect server for this family! But when this woman was ordering, I started to realize how little she knew about the allergy. She tried ordering potato skins (fried), chicken (marinated in sauces with wheat), our steak (our seasonings have gluten), french fries (fried..), our rice (soaked in soy sauce and MSG!), and so much more! Finally, instead of trying to order, she just asked me what the safest thing for them to eat was! I felt so bad for this woman, she honestly had no idea what gluten free really meant.

I wanted to start this blog, because I realized how many people do not have as much experience I have with a gluten free lifestyle.

I have suffered so many stomachaches, that I do not want anybody else to suffer again! So, this is my way of helping the world!

But…like I said. I’m in college. This is my first semester in an apartment, where I will have to be cooking semi easy, and cheap meals for myself. So, this blog will not only be about my experiences, but I will also share some of my super easy, cheapish meals with yall!

The first thing I made at school was what I call corn chili, or what my friend (who so nicely shared the recipe with me) calls taco soup! She actually got this from Weight Watchers, so, we know it is also healthy! :]

The ingredients:

  • one pound (a little more or less doesn’t matter!) of ground turkey or beef
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 can corn
  • some chicken broth (or you could just use water…)
  • 1 ranch seasoning
  • 1 taco seasoning

This is literally one of the easiest things to make! You just cook the ground meat, drain the fat, and then add all of the other ingredients in the pot! I would add the chicken broth or water last though. If you want it more like chili, then you add very little, and if you want it more like soup you add more. It’s DELICIOUS! I had used chicken broth, but next time I’m using water because I added so little that I almost had a full can of chicken broth sitting in the fridge!

One suggestion I have is to try to buy everything low sodium. Since everything from a can, there will probably be lots of salt for you! However, I didn’t buy anything low sodium (because most of the time store brands don’t some in low sodium…) and it was not too salty. I’m just suggesting this for the health conscience people! :]

It’s a really easy meal, and I hope yall like it, and want to follow me on my college budget gluten free journey! :]