Carla's Gluten Free Recipe Box Newsletter: May 7, 2015

 

Dear reader,

Easter has come and gone as did Cinco de Mayo. If you celebrated either, I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Forgive me for not communicating more often, but I have been busy working on my first cookbook that many of you have requested.

SEEKING RECIPE TESTERS:

I am seeking at least 20 recipe testers for my cookbook recipes. If you have access to superfine rice flour, not regular, or use something to successfully substitute my Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend or Self-Rising Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend, please contact me. I'd will send you a questionnaire if you are interested in participating over the coming months.

Now it's time for newest gluten free recipes and articles!  I hope you enjoy them.

 

Happy and healthy gluten free cooking!

~ Carla

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Soft Gluten Free French Roll

This hearty, gluten free rolls recipe is perfect for sandwiches, hot dogs, or long, narrow burgers. If desired, make them into long baguettes and slice them for mini sandwiches or toast them for crostini. Make them with dairy or dairy free and your desired flour and starch. No matter how you make them, this recipe creates a soft, even crust, unlike many …

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Flan

I made this flan recipe on Cinco de Mayo. It is a Mexican and Spanish tradition, though you may find some slight differences in recipes. It is naturally gluten free. This is my personal version which omits sweetened condensed milk. I find it too sweet. You can easily make flan using evaporated milk only and control the amount of sugar you add. I have leftovers of this luscious dessert and can't wait to have some again tonight. Yum!

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Homemade Gluten Free Fish Tacos

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with this gluten free fish tacos recipe? I just don't like the taste of fish. I always have to drown fishy flavors and textures with other ingredients. In this case, I thought I was eating chicken. You'll love this weather you're a fish eater or not. Just be sure to use a fish that is not fishy in flavor. The fish with its crunchy, fried fish, the crunchy and creamy coleslaw, and soft tortillas/Indian naan, create an amazing meal!

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Gluten Free Butter Chicken Indian
While in India, butter chicken is served with bone-in chicken, you may use boneless, and cut it into cubes. You marinate this butter chicken Indian recipe overnight in a spicy yogurt marinade, which makes it particularly delicious. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Using Cake Mix
A reader states that this cake is the perfect gluten free banana bread recipe. It calls for my homemade copycat Betty Crocker yellow cake mix recipe. However, readers explain that it's better than the leading brand of cake mix. See for yourself!.Plus you save so much money!

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Homemade Gluten Free Sausage Cheese Balls

I can't believe how light these gluten free sausage cheese balls turned out. The previous ones I made tasted more like bread and they are only baked. You can check the previous recipe at Gluten Free Sausage & Cheese Bread Balls. You can either bake or deep-fry this new recipe.

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Gluten Free Italian Rice Balls

Deep fried gluten free Italian rice balls stuffed with Mozzarella cheese

Risotto is a sticky Italian rice. Rolling it up into a ball is cinch once it is chilled. Stuffing the balls with Mozzarella cheese, that melts so well, makes it heavenly!

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Stuffed Beets with Rice and Raisins

Beets are trending as a vegetable this year. Why not mix things up a bit. Using them as you would a bellpepper, stuff your beets. This recipe for rice and raisin stuffed beets is just one delicious idea. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini Boats

hile you can serve single stuffed zucchini boats as an appetizer, you can also serve them as a main dish. However, my favorite way to utilize stuffed zucchini boats is to serve them along with some pasta and marinara sauce. Because marinara sauce is meatless, you have the meat and veggies covered with this stuffed sensation! It's so easy to make. Be sure to read the Tips sections for a variation.

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Gluten Free Apple Berry Noodle Kugel

Served during Jewish holidays, kugel can be sweet or savory or both. The custard base is rich and creamy and characterized by the traditional noodles, it is a sure delight. Ad

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Homemade Gluten Free Sopapillas

This gluten free sopapillas recipe turned out amazing! They are crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy in the inside. I enjoy them more than the gluten sopapillas. The secret? Buttermilk! Using buttermilk creates crispy pillows of goodness.. (I got this idea from Gluten Free Indian Fry Bread Recipe. If you do not wish them to be chewy, use the Indian fry bread recipe. You can either make sugar and cinnamon coated pillows or large, round disks to use for tostadas. Enjoy!

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Bacon Breadcrumbs on Mac n Cheese

On April Fools I was trying to think of a good idea for a gluten free recipe or product that seemed outrageous. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, all I could come up with is bacon breadcrumbs. I thought, why not give it in real life. They are truly amazing! Enjoy.

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Homemade Avocado Buttermilk Soup

Avocado anything is terrific in my book, but this avocado buttermilk soup is just fantastic. If you're fortunate enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, then you should make this before the end of the Dungenuss crab season, between June and July. Even in Central California, we have access to some. Of course you can make this soup without the crab salad in the center. You can make a chopped vegetable salsa instead. Enjoy!

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Spiced Chocolate Sauce

A spicy chocolate dipping sauce recipe for any sweet treat, but especially Gluten Free Churros or Gluten Free Sopapillas. A sure delight! Ad

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ARTICLES:

Carla Ready for High Altitude Gluten Free Baking

I only live at 1,800 feet altitude; therefore, I don't have any experience with high altitude baking. However, high-altitude baking creates similar problems to gluten free baking. Combine the two and you can turn into a gluten free recipe developer for high altitude baking in no time. It takes patience and experimentation to bake in high altitudes, whether it the recipe is gluten free or not. After comparing standard high altitude baking tips with my knowledge of gluten free baking, I have compiled a few tips for you to use in high altitude gluten free baking. The decrease in air pressure can cause all sorts of problems, but baking  gluten free can be easy once you get the hang of it. No matter what, each recipe needs unique adjustments for your altitude. I hope you find these tips useful.

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IKEA Logo for Gluten Free Menu

Back in 2011 or 2012, I received an email from Celiac ListServ with the following statement: "Here is the response I got from IKEA: Hello, "Thank you for your email. It is correct that the blueberry cake is gluten free, as well as the almond cake, almond cake with dark chocolate and the almond cake with milk chocolate and butterscotch. …

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Varieties of Gluten Free Rice

If you're wondering what the answer to the question, "Is rice gluten free?" you're probably new to the gluten free diet. Rice is naturally gluten-free. It doesn't matter if you purchase a bag of uncooked, unprocessed rice in white, jasmine, brown, or even wild or red varieties. Boxes of basamati rice is included. However, there are sometimes when rice may contain gluten. The FDA allows up to 20 parts per million (ppm) gluten in any product labeled gluten free. However, rice is usually gluten free when it is not labeled gluten free. Learn when rice is gluten free and when it may not be.

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