Tuesday, March 24, 2009

GF Pizza in Jacksonville, FL

Thank you Tommy...you wonderful, fabulous man for allowing us gluten haters to enter a pizza place, without a raging case of jealousy. Tommy's pizza in Jacksonville, FL now serves Gluten Free pizza.
A small 12 inch pizza for $13.50 may seem a tad expensive until you remember that there is not another place in Florida that serves gluten free pizza and if so, definitely not a place with New York style pizza as authentic and amazing as Tommy's. Yummmmmmyyy!!

Tommy's Pizza
4160 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 565-1999

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gluten Free Snack Review

*Bakery on Main Street granola: This cereal is DELICIOUS , filling, and stocked full of nuts and raisins. Normally, I have to add my own nuts and dried fruit to cereal to make it 'hearty' enough, but this cereal has everthing included, making it worth every penny of its $6 somethingness.


* Extreme Fruit and Nut (A++)
* Cinnamon Raisin (C-) there was nothing wrong with the cereal, but it did not suit my taste buds at all

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Enchilada Stacks

* 6 corn tortillas
* 1 can pinto beans
* 1 zucchini, sliced thinly
* 1/2 small onion, diced
* 1 can tomatoes w/ green chiles
* 1 can enchilada sauce
* 8 oz cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and cheddar with jalapeno)
* green onions

Grease an 8 x 8 pan (abou 2 qt) and layer 2 corn tortillas. Top with half of the beans, zucchini, onion, and tomatoes. Layer 2 more tortillas. Top with remaining beans, zucchini, onion, and tomatoes. Top with remaining 2 tortillas. Sprinkle cheese, pour enchilada sauce on, and top with green onions. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Serves 2-4 depending on whether or not sides are served.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thin Mints

* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
* 1 cup Pamela's Baking mix
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 1/4 tsp vanilla
* 1/2 tsp peppermint oil
* 1 egg

*3 oz chocolate (any will work, I used leftover valentine's day chocolate)
* 1 T butter
* 1/2 tsp peppermint oil

Use mixer to whip butter and sugar. Stir in baking mix, cocoa, vanilla, peppermint, and egg. Roll into a log and wrap in saran wrap. Freeze for about 30 minutes. Take out of freezer and slice cookies no bigger than 1/4 inch.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes for a thin and crispy wafer.
Melt chocolate and butter for 20 sec intervals in the microwave, stirring until completely melted. Add peppermint oil. Dip cookies in melted chocolate and coat completely. Put cookies on parchment to cool and allow chocolate to harden before eating. Or enjoy frozen for that authentic girl scout cookie taste :)

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Morning Glory Muffins

* 2/3 cup light olive oil
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/8 cup agave nectar
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup flour blend ( 1/2 c rice, 1/4 c millet, 1/4 c sorghum)
* 1 cup starch (1/2 c cornstarch, 1/2 cup tapioca starch)
* 2 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
* 2 tsp xanthan gum
* 1 cup grated carrots
* 1 cup grated zucchini
* 1/2 cup pecans
* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1/4 cup coconut flakes
* 1 tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
* 1 tsp orange/lemon zest

Mix oil, sugar, agave, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl and set aside. Put flours, starches, baking soda, p.pie spice, and xanthan into another bowl and mix well. Once mixed add flour mixture and remaining ingredients into the sugar mixture and stir well.
Pour batter into 12 lined/greased muffin tins and bake 25 minutes in a 350 oven.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Samoas-Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

Having once been a girl scout, my wheat allergy has taken a very special time of year from me and turned it into a time of jealousy. Every Feb, girl scouts are following you from the doors of Publix to your car taunting you with girl scout cookie deliciousness. Be jealous no more. Introducing McKeeby's GF Samoas. (I don't actually remember what Samoas are supposed to taste like, but these are DELICIOUS! They remind me of 'magic bars' or 'seven layer bars')COOKIES:
* 1/2 cup butter, room temp
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cup Pamela's Baking Mix
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 14 individual wrapped caramels
* 1 1/2 T milk ( I used almond, but any will do)

* 1 cup coconut
*4 oz chocolate (I used a hershey bar leftover from V-Day)

While making the cookie dough, I placed a flat layer of shredded coconut on a cookie sheet and baked for 5-7 mins at 325.
With a mixer, blend the butter and sugar. Mix in Baking mix and vanilla. Roll into cookies or roll and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 325 for 14-16 minutes.
Melt chocolate in microwave (20 seconds at a time and mix). Dip the bottoms of the cokies in chocolate and place on parchment paper to cool.
Melt caramels and milk in microwave (20 seconds at a time and mix). When melted completely, stir in coconut. Top cookies. Melt remaining chocolate and drizzle over top of the cookies.