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Ok, I know I say this all the time but ... I love waffles!
I tried the new King Arthur Gluten Free Pancake Mix (same mix and recipe to make waffles) today. King Arthur sent me a package to try. I couldn't wait to heat the griddle and mix up the batter! The recipe is very easy for both pancakes and waffles, just follow directions on the back of the box. Please note you will need - 2 large eggs, butter or oil and 2 cups of milk.
I used grapeseed oil and coconut milk. Once you mix all ingredients, you set the batter aside for 10 minutes to thicken. I usually add, vanilla and cinnamon to my batter but this time I wanted to see what the batter tasted like on its own. I wanted to see if the batter had any flavor, most mixes don't.
All I can say is ...
How about some Wild Cherry Gummi Hearts for Valentines from Indie Candy!
Indie Candy is free from the top 8 allergens ... peanuts, treenuts, soy, wheat, dairy, fish and shellfish. Thanks Indie Candy !
I can tell you when my package arrived today from Indie Candy, I was so happy to dive in and share them with you! The Gummi Hearts are perfectly flavored, not too much or too little and so sweetly soft.
A Dark Chocolate Teddy Bear - lollipop
is a sweet gift to any Valentine ... at any age!
Why just give a card when you can say it with a beautiful hard candy, hand poured lollipop that looks like crystal!
Mmm ... Pineapple flavored! They also come in Red - Wild Cherry and Pink - Watermelon.
You can purchase any of these and more treats like Chocolate Truffles and Dark Chocolate Oranges on the
Indie Candy website and at some Whole Foods Markets in the south.
All the products from Indie Candy are free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Gluten Free, Casein Free, Feingold, Vegan and Kosher.
Such a treat for your eyes to see everything on their site ... but what a treat to get some Indie Candy from your favorite Valentine!
Saute the onions, carrots, celery in a dutch oven with olive oil.
Add the prosciutto and continue to saute ... if you want to make it Vegan leave it out.
I love the flavor of the creamy chocolate chips and the tartness of the cherries! The sweetness of the cookie has a nice balance of the dark brown sugar's caramel like flavor to balance out the cherries and chocolate. The honey is the perfect compliment to the oats ... speaking of which ... these are the most beautiful big oats that I have ever seen! The oats make the cookie's hearty crunch so satisfying that you will be very happy with just one or two cookies. I decided to add the flaxseed meal to add to the wholesome goodness of the combination of ingredients - antioxidants from the chocolate,
potassium and melatonin from the dried cherries, omegas from the flaxseed meal, fiber from the flaxseed meal and oats.
So no guilt from these cookies!
makes approximately 2 dozen small cookies.
2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup butter or non-dairy Earth Balance butter - room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbl Gluten Free Vanilla
1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips - (Gluten Free, non-dairy, non-soy, nut free)
3/4 cup chopped dried cherries
Mix the wet ingredients - eggs, butter or non-dairy butter, dark brown sugar, honey, vanilla in a standing mixer.
In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients with a fork or whisk to break up any clumps. Incororate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in the standing mixer.
Add the chopped dried cherries and chocolate chips.
Put the dough into a container with a lid and into the refrigerator for 30 minutes, overnight is better if you can wait. Chilling the dough will help meld the flavors of the ingredients.
Bake at 350 for 13 - 15 minutes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I used a #70 spring scoop to make a two bite cookie.
This is the perfect cookie with your favorite hot beverage - coffee, tea or milk, even non-dairy in front of the fire sharing good times with family and friends.
King Arthur's new Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and mixes. Another favorite that you can find is Chuckanut Bay Gluten Free Cheesecake in the freezer section and sometimes the deli or to-go areas of the markets. The cheesecakes come in a variety of flavors, I have only found the New York Style, in either single serve or larger for a family or party. If I could make a request to the stores ... please add the other flavors because they are awesome!
Additional stores in my area that have made a big difference are Central Market, Town & Country Markets, Whole Foods Markets and even Safeway is expanding its shelf and freezer spaces to accommodate all the new Gluten Free products flooding the market .. it's about time! Even the ethnic food companies are adding Gluten Free products as well as saying it on the labels, such as Thai Kitchen and Indian Kitchen. You can find these and Boar's Head meats in places such as Fred Meyer or Kroger Co. I think the biggest surprise has been Costco, which now offers an amazing selection of Gluten Free Columbus Meats in large 2 lb packages great for sandwiches or the salame and other Italian delicacies for anytime celebrations. Costco also offers large bags of Flaxseed meal which is great to add to most baked goods, use as an egg replacer and in smoothies. They also carry another favorite of mine, Lundberg Brown Rice in the large bags which is really great. I put it in a large container at home and make it at least once a week with vegetables for meatless Mondays.
What are some of your biggest surprises at your favorite grocery stores?
Please share your comments about some great finds in your area.
Finally ... our voices are being heard and we have more great foods to choose from at our grocery stores! I think all of the grocery stores should follow the example of PCC Natural Markets and take the time to become certified by GIG so that their employees will be trained too!
Bravo to PCC Natural Markets and GIG!
Update - Jan. 27, 2011 - Finally found this article in Supermarket News - on Jan. 17, 2011 about PCC Natural Markets. Giving Up Gluten by Julie Gallagher