Gluten free recipes?

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Gluten free recipes?

Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Anyone have any really yummy ones.

Im trying to cut down on my sugar and starches, etc. And half of what i eat is pasta and potatoes. I love cooking so im up for a challenge.

I really need to try some gluten free stuff my doctor told me cutting back will help my anxiety and immune system etc.

Ideas?
08/16/2011
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I have a wonderful flourless and sugarless muffin recipe. I have no idea if oat bran is considered 'gluten-free', though.

1&1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup fruit (of your choice)
3/4 cup splenda
5 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crack eggs first and mix with a whisk, then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Place liners in muffin pan (spray liners with cooking spray if you don't want the muffins to stick to the liners) and fill 3/4's of the way (or just evenly divide between 12 muffin cups). Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.

You also have the option of using flavor extracts with the fruit - almond with cherries, coconut with pineapple, maple with apple, etc.

Four muffins equal one meal in terms of healthy grains, protein, fiber, and fruit; one muffin is great as a snack. It's not too sweet and has a nice densely grained texture.
08/16/2011
Antipova Antipova
Oh, I really feel for you. Gluten is one of my favorite proteins! But I have a lot of practice cooking gluten-free for friends with allergies, so I should be able to offer a few recipes for you...

Are you looking for entrees, desserts, sides? Tell me a few of your favorite foods currently so I can have an idea what kind of trees I should be barking up.
08/16/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
Oh, I really feel for you. Gluten is one of my favorite proteins! But I have a lot of practice cooking gluten-free for friends with allergies, so I should be able to offer a few recipes for you...

Are you looking for entrees, desserts, sides? ...
Entrees and sides i think are the hardest for me to find. I will eat everything but peanut butter and jelly and hot dogs. Im big on trying new foods and am not that picky. I just know i need to lean more this way for my health. Even changing from regular pasta to wheat and whole grain has started to help.
I think just googling it can be overwhelming at times, its just tons and tons of lists of what to avoid. And if i ask somewhere like here people have tried things out so i feel more comfortable that it wont tatse horrible.
08/17/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
There are a number of gluten-free products out there. Try websites like allrecipes.com because they have a whole list of gluten-free recipes.

Also, if you go to health food stores, they have several baking mixes for things like brownies and bread that are free of gluten.
08/17/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Entrees and sides i think are the hardest for me to find. I will eat everything but peanut butter and jelly and hot dogs. Im big on trying new foods and am not that picky. I just know i need to lean more this way for my health. Even changing from ...
Cool!

Well, my biggest recommendation is to use rice as your basic backbone carbohydrate instead of flour. To me, using buckwheat flour or other replacement flour to try to convert the basic food you already eat ... starts to taste boring after a while. Wheat flour is really neutral, so every different meal you make with it tastes different. Buckwheat tastes really strong, so no matter what you make, it tastes like buckwheat.

So instead of converting the food you already eat, I would branch out and try some new forms of cooking. Make stir fry---super easy, just chop some vegetables and some meat/seafood/tofu of your choice, heat up some oil, fry them up, add soy sauce, and top with an egg if you feel like it. I can give more specific recipes if it interests you.

The food I eat more often than anything else is Punjabi style rice and beans. Make a pot of split red lentils, (just bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, stir a few times), then in a separate pot fry some onion, garlic, and ginger, then add some seasonings (corriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala), add a chopped tomato, and then add the vegetables to the beans. Serve it over rice. This is the easiest meal ever, and it keeps in the fridge for a long while, too. If you're not into the Indian seasonings, you can use Mexican seasonings instead.

Am I giving enough detail here, or should I give an itemized recipe? I'm thinking of doing the rice and beans dish for the next Eden Cooks meeting...
08/17/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
There are a number of gluten-free products out there. Try websites like allrecipes.com because they have a whole list of gluten-free recipes.

Also, if you go to health food stores, they have several baking mixes for things like brownies and ...
I get the amys kitchen frozen meals, they are so yummy but its just not cost effective. Especially since I cook dinner for two, my boyfriend will only eat a few of them.

That part of it makes it really difficult working around him, hes a bit pickier than me.
08/17/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Cool!

Well, my biggest recommendation is to use rice as your basic backbone carbohydrate instead of flour. To me, using buckwheat flour or other replacement flour to try to convert the basic food you already eat ... starts to taste boring ...
after soy sauce add

" (and/or fish sauce, Golden Mountain sauce, some tamarind paste, some rice vinegar... you can make all kinds of Magic Sauces)"
08/17/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Cool!

Well, my biggest recommendation is to use rice as your basic backbone carbohydrate instead of flour. To me, using buckwheat flour or other replacement flour to try to convert the basic food you already eat ... starts to taste boring ...
That sounds really good actually. I havent had indian food though ive been dying to try it. Spicy and lots of seasonings are really up my alley.

Its really up to you I dont want to bore you to death with giving me 800 recipes. I am taking note of everybodies suggestions.

I ate rice and beans almost 4 5 times a week growing up being mexican, lol. But Im all for other peoples takes. The last meeting was really fun so Im sure whatever is choosen will be awesome. Maybe I can host it one time? How does that work exactly. I make some killer homemade mac and cheese.
08/17/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
That sounds really good actually. I havent had indian food though ive been dying to try it. Spicy and lots of seasonings are really up my alley.

Its really up to you I dont want to bore you to death with giving me 800 recipes. I am taking ...
Do you live someplace where you can buy spices easily? That's the biggest differentiation between Indian food and other foods. I have a container on my counter that has turmeric, corriander (ground), cumin (ground, and whole), cayenne, and garam masala (this one I order from Penzey's, the others I just get at the Indian market in my town), and salt. You can add spoonfuls to anything you're making...

Actually, it looks like I'm going to be taking over the responsibility of the cooking club, so I only planned as far as the first meeting yet. But having guest hosts could be a really neat idea! Another thing we're thinking about is making a cookbook, so if you wanted to share your recipe (or a different one, or anything!) for a book, that would be awesome too! I'm... still learning, but I've got totally open ears so if you want to help in any way just let me know
08/19/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
Do you live someplace where you can buy spices easily? That's the biggest differentiation between Indian food and other foods. I have a container on my counter that has turmeric, corriander (ground), cumin (ground, and whole), cayenne, and garam ...
I live in LA so I'm sure its pretty accessible though I'm still new to the southern California area I don't think I would have a problem.

I'd love to guest host or contribute to a cook book or anything I can do to help. I really love cooking and like you said learning still so I'm up for anything.
08/19/2011
AndromedaJane AndromedaJane
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Anyone have any really yummy ones.

Im trying to cut down on my sugar and starches, etc. And half of what i eat is pasta and potatoes. I love cooking so im up for a challenge.

I really need to try some gluten free stuff my doctor told ...
quinoa, cooked with vegetables in chicken stock. Easy and tasty and nutritious!
12/13/2011
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