Friday, July 30, 2010

Banana Bread

I found this Recipe and tried it. I love banana bread and have missed baking it. I cannot remember where I got it... so forgive me to the originator of this recipe. It is very good!

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Banana Bread

2 cups white rice flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas (about 4)
1 cup vanilla infused sugar (I just add 1/4 tsp of vanilla to the sugar and mix it up.)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray medium bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or grease with oil. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and then make a well in the center. Add eggs, banana, sugar, and oil to the center and combine them before folding into the rest of the dry ingredients. Pour into your bread pan. Bake for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Almond Milk

I have not tried a lot of different milk alternatives, but I have found one that I really enjoy- Almond Breeze.

It is a product of the Blue Diamond company. I had tried some almond milk that was the Silk brand, but I did not like the texture.

This almond milk is free of soy, lactose, gluten, dairy, and many other things. I went for almonds instead of soy because of the amount of estrogen/ hormones that are in soy.

I have tried the original in the Silk brand. It was ok, but the almond taste/smell was strong to me. I drink the vanilla! I tell people that tastes like I am drinking a vanilla milkshake (only a thinner consistency).

Friday, July 23, 2010

Changes in Life

I have not posted any new recipes or anything since I found out I had to be gluten free. It has been a long journey! But I am finally getting things more under control.

Just as I was figuring out the gluten thing... I now have to give up dairy! Not easy, but I am surviving. I have been searching the web for good blogs with recipes and not finding a lot that have family friendly recipes. They have great things that we would not eat... so I am going to be more diligent in posting on this blog. One to keep my recipes together and two I want to help out other people like me who have to be gluten and dairy free. I will post things I find and try or things I make up on my own!

I also will be posting gluten free/dairy free foods that I have purchased and enjoy. It is hard to keep trying stuff that is not good!