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Organic and Gluten Free Candy Review for You

Happy Friday Everyone! And what else besides reaching the end of the work week can make you smile? My answer is CANDY! And even better, candy that is lot’s healthier for you than the mainstream stuff. Our Allergy Free food store carries many types, one of the brands we represent is Candy Tree. We offer several lollipops and licorice flavors for kids…of all ages. The lollipops are Gluten free, Wheat Free, Dairy free, Lactose free, Egg Free, Soy free, yeast free, cholesterol free, salt free, Organic, Vegan and Vegetarian..whew…doesn’t that make you wonder what is left?! The licorice choices are Gluten and Wheat free, Dairy free and Egg free as well.

Here’s a video review I put together…less typing and more talking…my favorite. Also, Allergiesandme.com is celebrating our 1st Birthday this week…and…we have just launched a new redesigned website and online store. Take a “stroll” by the store and let me know what you think.

Allergy Free and Gluten Free Hamburger Buns…A recipe for your Holiday Cookout.

Happy Pre-4th of July everyone!

 Hope you have lot’s of fun gatherings planned and many hours spent with family and friends. All of you out there with Food Allergies, Celiac Disease or Dietary restrictions feel the pinch when it comes to cookouts and family “food” times. Our friends at Better Batter have a wonderfully easy recipe for the “World’s Easiest Sandwich and Hamburger Buns” and I thought it was perfect timing to share it with you. Here in our allergy free store, we carry other Better Batter mixes, and this Better Batter Gluten Free All Purpose Flour is a popular product.  

Try this and let us know what a hit you are at the Barbecue! Have Fun!

Ingredients:

2 c Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

1 tsp salt

1/3 c sugar (sugar may be added to taste)

4 eggs

1.5 c milk or water

Instructions

It is very important to have a very hot oven for this recipe. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 1 or two cookie sheets or muffin top tins.

In your electric mixer, beat the flour, salt, eggs, sugar and milk or water on high speed for 7-10 minutes. This should produce a batter with the consistency of soft butter-cream icing.

Working quickly, spoon this mixture by 1/2 cup portions onto prepared cookie sheets or muffin top tins. Wet hands and gently smooth and flatten mounds to a width of 3-4 inches and a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

If you desire a soft edge to the bun (as with commercial buns) use a cookie sheet and place mounds so that they touch slightly when flattened. For a crisper crust on all surfaces of the bun, use a muffin top tin or do not allow buns to touch on cookie sheet.

If desired spray with cooking spray – this will improve the finished appearance and texture of the cooked bun.

Place in hot oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.

Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Gluten and Dairy Free Crackers from Mrs. Crimble

I don’t know…if you are asking about Mrs. Crimble that is. I am sure there must be  a Mrs. Crimble, but I have no heart-warming story to tell you. I know this company makes some great snacks though! In our Allergiesandme.com store, we carry all sorts of their gluten free and dairy free crackers, as well as cookies from this company. For this dish, I used the Mrs Crimble’s Corn Cakes which are free from many of the top allergens – Gluten- free, Wheat- free, Dairy- free,  Lactose- free, Egg- free, Soy- free, Yeast- free and last, but not least, Cholesterol- free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gluten and Dairy free crackers

Now the only place where I “zigged and should have zagged” on my quest to give you some serving ideas for the Mrs. Crimble’s Corn Cakes was using it as a “cheese cracker”. These are delicious corn cakes, but don’t really compliment cheese, as would their other crackers, such as their Original Cheese Crackers or the Mrs. Crimble’s Sundried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Crackers

It wasn’t a total flop…I enjoyed my wine and cheese…and the corn cakes by themselves were very good! So students, stick with crackers for your cheese combination and don’t push the envelope to include corn cakes as a substitute. Lesson over!

Peanut Free Peanut Butter…Huh?

Yes, it has been done! I am sure if you have a “Nut-Free” house, that you have tried other peanut butter substitutes, but I really like this one.  If you have read my recipe for Peanut Free Peanut Butter Bar Cookies, you have seen this product that we carry in our allergy free food lines.  This is J  & S Food No-Nuts Golden Peabutter. It is Peanut Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Cholesterol Free, Sodium Free and  produced in a totally nut and gluten free facility. Another bonus, it has a shelf Life of  approximately 18 months.
I wanted to tell you a little more about the product, take a look and let me know what you think….

Gluten Free and Allergen Free Crispy Chicken….all in one bird!

I think we all can agree…there is way more things to do in a day than we have hours. Come on, only 24 of those suckers to work with?!!!

Here’s a product we sell in the Allergiesandme.com store that not only tastes great, it saves tons of time too.

I am talking about the Corn Crispy Crumbs from Orgran. Here’s how they describe (couldn’t say it any better myself!): “Orgran Corn Crispy Crumbs is a quality product that will allow you to achieve crispy golden crumbing of meat, fish or vegetables. Corn Crispy Crumbs provides sensational texture with the additional benefit of 25% less absorption of oil than regular bread crumbs. It is also versatile in sausages,added to sausage meats or as a stuffing base to which you may add your own herbs. Also ideal in savoury or sweet recipes such as crumb bases or as a natural thickener in soups and casseroles.”

Well, I made some “fried” chicken (baked if you didn’t understand the quotation inference) and it was really good. The chicken breasts were juicy and not dry, which happens sometimes with other coating products.     Gluten and Allergen Free Chicken

The best part – it’s Allergen Free. Here’s your list: Gluten Free,Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Yeast Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Cholesterol Free, Salt Free, Lactose Free,Kosher and Vegan…sheesh.

So, be creative and share your successes. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Granola and Yogurt – Breakfast of Champions

I know, you are saying…”Hey, this recipe only has two ingredients…how hard can THAT be?!” And you would be right!

This is for one of those mornings that you just don’t know how you found the coffee pot…and your cup! We sell several Bakery on Main Granolas in the store. They are Free from Gluten, Wheat, Soy & Cholesterol. This morning, I just dumped ( wait, let’s say I gently mixed with care!) a large handful of the Bakery on Main Apple Raisin Walnut Granola into a bowl of fat free Vanilla yogurt. That’s it…no harder than that…and you have a fantastic and healthy breakfast to get you out the door..or help you find the SECOND cup of coffee. These granolas are really good and if you want more variety, try our Bakery on Main Cranberry Orange Cashew Granola, Bakery on Main Extreme Fruit and Nut Granola or Bakery on Main Rainforest Granola.  You really can’t go wrong with any of them.

So, go pour yourself a bowl and enjoy!

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Gluten Free Barbeque Sauce – Fire up the Grill!

Warmer weather is on the way..unless you are in the NE and I am sorry for rubbing this in! That favorite American past time of charring our meats and veggies in the great outdoors is upon us here in Florida. Personally, I love shifting at least SOME of the cooking duties to my husband. But, have you ever noticed…the one that does all the planning, purchasing and prepping gets no credit from the crowds..only the one standing at the grill! Oh well, being a sous chef isn’t so bad I guess!

We have a line of sauces from Steel’s Gourmet Foods in our store. I tried the Steel’s Agave Chipolte Barbeque Sauce the other night on some grilled chicken. These barbeque sauces are Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free and Cholesterol Free. The Agave Chipolte Sauce gives a little sweetness to the taste with the agave and unlike many other sauces in mainstream, there is no added sugar which is always a good thing. Believe me, you don’t miss the sugar in this one. It performs just like any other barbeque sauce and was really good.

Now get out there and start that grill…and wear a coat if you are up north!   

Gluten Free Barbeque Sauce

Gluten Free Barbeque Sauce

Pizza with Schar

That’s pizza with Schar pizza crusts…not pizza with a czar! Okay, not funny…

We carry several Schar products in the store and I used two of them (suspense on when I’ll post the second one!)  These crusts come two to a box, individually vacuum-sealed. They are gluten and wheat free, soy-free, egg-free, as well as low in fat, saturated fat…and bonus, have no cholesterol or preservatives. Of course I added the cholesterol and fat back in with my toppings! These are an easy meal because they come right out of the box – no mixing or thawing- and then right onto the oven rack with your toppings added….snap!

Schar pizza crust

I got a little crazy with my toppings and almost ran out of room on the pizza crust. I used a jarred pizza sauce and then loaded up with artichoke hearts, spicy sausage and cheese…cheese…cheese. You can tell that they were a little “top heavy” and messy looking, but tasted fantastic. You can make it much simpler (read… less napkins required) by backing up on the amount of ingredients. These would be good with just a little pesto or even plain cheese. Pizzas are a fun way to express yourself and as you can see, I had a lot of expressing to do!  Schar pizza

Coffee in my Cereal?!

My world is complete now…I love easy breakfasts… and love my coffee even more. I know what you are saying, this really isn’t a recipe, although I did add the milk and the spoon! We just started carrying this organic and gluten free company in our store. Cerealvit is an Italian company that has been around for 30 years. This cereal is called Coffee Flakes and is corn flakes coated with real Italian Coffee. What a concept. If you are a coffee fanatic like me, you will definitely want to try this one. Added benefits, it is low in fat, sodium, Dairy free (if you use soymilk), Egg-free, Yeast-free, Vegan and Cholesterol free. We carry two other cereals from Cerealvit – Benevit Multi Grain Flakes and Corn Flakes. If you are really in a rush, you could even get your coffee fix and breakfast in one dish…

                                                                                                                                                                      Cerealvit Gluten and Dairy Free Cereal

Allergen Free “Love” Cake

Here is my final Valentine Dessert contribution before the big day. You guessed it…Chocolate! It’s rainy and cold here and this just seemed like the perfect choice. This was a great cake to make in a hurry. This is a  mix we carry in the store from The Cravings Place. Dutch Chocolate Cake Mix is free from Gluten, Wheat, Nuts, Eggs, Diary, Lactose,Soy, Yeast, Cholesterol and Beans…whew, that was a list!

I opted to go sans icing (have to cut calories somewhere this weekend!). I used peppermint sprinkles to form the heart. Okay, you can tell by the photo that I obviously will not be opening a high-end cake decorating shop soon, but I had fun.

So, try this on your sweetie and let me know if they realize everything it doesn’t have!                                                                                                                               

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day

Heart Cake

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