Thursday, November 26, 2009


We Love pancakes for breakfast; especially on the weekends, and sometimes for dinner. Gluten free pancakes that actually taste good are hard to come by. Full Circle Waffle and Pancake Mix is all natural and all delicious. It is made with Sweet Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Rice Milk Powder, Cream of Tartar, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, and Ground Vanilla Bean. You add to the mix 2 eggs, 2 TBS of oil and as recommended water or Rice Milk. We found that using Almond milk instead gives it just an extra bit of pzazz. We also add a tiny bit of Cinnamon and almond extract. The pancakes cook up light and fluffy. They tend to cook quickly but not burn as fast or stick to the pan like wheat flour pancakes. One bag yields approximately 2.5 batches. Enjoy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Bread

Bear and I have been trying every type of gluten free bread that we come across. We even make our own. But something was missing. Udi's Gluten Free Foods makes a Whole Grain Bread that is wonderful. It is light and soft, Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free, and Nut free. It does contain eggs. It's best to store double wrapped in the freezer and pull out what you need when you need it. If you store it in the refrigerator or on the counter it tends to dry out a bit, but even then it is still softer than all other gluten free breads we have tried. This is the perfect bread for making sandwiches for Bear to take to work and it also makes the world’s greatest grilled cheese.
Butter both sides of the bread lightly, then on the inside of the bread sprinkle a little powdered garlic and Italian seasoning, use at least two different types of cheeses. We like to use sharp cheddar and monetary jack. Grill it like you would any other sandwich and serve with a cup of tomato soup. Right now we are using Amy's organic creamy tomato soup. If you cut it in half with a can of skim milk it tastes just like Campbell tomato soup (without the gluten), but at $2. a can we are looking for a cheaper brand of soup. Enjoy!