Have been feeling pretty good until this storm hit and now I am feeling like warmed over dog doodie! Fibro folks will understand what I mean. It is about 20f out there right now with snow and ice on the ground so I am digging in and staying home today!
Went to the rheumatology doctor on Monday and she sent me over to the hospital to get a ton of tests done. A mammogram (haven't had one since 2004), lab that consisted of 6 tubes of blood, and 7 xrays of hips and joints. WOW about 4 hours at the hospital and I am still worn out from it. I hope she finds what she is looking for or I am sure she will order more until she finds what she is looking for, I am bled dry, glowing in the dark OR insurance and medicare refuse to pay for more!
So on to the good stuff... A lot of my gluten gobbling friends are concerned from time to time that I am missing out of the good stuffs of life...Sometimes I wish I had this or that but I usually try and find a comparable or similar substitute. Here a couple of my recent favorites.
Banana Nut Pancakes
1 cup master mix (mix recipe is here)
1/2 -1 cup non dairy milk substitute (I use almond milk)
1 banana mashed
1/4 c chopped walnuts
sprinkle of cinnamon
mix together and cook pancakes on a hot griddle. Serve with butter and syrup...Yum!
Another good recipe I fixed this past week was sent to me by my DD Heather.
2 tablespoons dry active yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups rice milk (or milk) – warm but not hot
*1½ cups superfine or Asian White Rice Flour
*½ cup superfine or Asian Sweet Rice Flour (also called glutinous rice flour)
*¾ cup potato starch (not potato flour)
*½ cup tapioca starch
3 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 ½ teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 large eggs – use divided
¼ cup butter or non-dairy butter substitute (Earth Balance recommended) plus more for brushing the pans
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
This makes beautiful soft bread like rolls. I ate 5 and then had to tell myself they would be there later cause I wanted a soft dinner roll for so long!! I am going to try a couple things with this recipe...1. make a standard loaf of bread to see how it turns out made that way. It is a really super soft dough (all gluten free bread doughs are more like a thick batter then a real dough) so can't be used to make bagels etc but I think It might work to make hamburger and hot dog buns as soon as I get the pans I will let you know. This recipe is 5 star IMHO
Okay hope you enjoy trying these recipes. Till next time...