Saturday, August 16, 2008

Another Gross Gluten-Free Brand

Everything I try lately Arrowhead Mills is bad. Totally not worth the money or one's precious time. The oat flour and yellow cake mix were terrible. Usable, but terrible. Nothing to feed company.
Has anyone out there had any luck with this brand? Until I hear something good, I am on STRIKE!
On the other hand, Bob's Redmill knows what he's doing. I have ALWAYS enjoyed his products, recipes, e-mails (personal and the newsletters--fantastic customer service), and the availability in stores. Even Meijers carries them, along with many other regular old grocery stores. And he's moderately priced, too.
Enjoy Life is another brand that seems mediocre. Some of their cookies are good, being made mostly with sorghum flour and brown rice syrup. Their mini chocolate chips, dairy-free, are Fantastic! Very expensive, but fully worth the price.
So now someone just needs to make wheat free Ritz crackers and graham crackers. It can't be that hard, right?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Prepare an oil wheat free pie crust and bake it. Let it cool.
For the filling:
First put 2 cups fresh blueberries in the bottom of the baked and cooled pie crust. Then whip up this quick filling...

2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen also work)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon margarine
juice from 1/2 lemon

Place blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Stir together over medium heat, until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, stir in margarine and cool slightly. Pour over blueberries in the pie crust and chill til firm.
It is super yummy, especially the next day!