Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

It is time for vacation bible school once again and our VBS means food and fun along with a spiritual emphasis. This morning I was thinking about gluten free food, we have great cooks in our church but none of them cook gluten free. So during the time others are enjoying their breakfast casseroles and coffee cakes what would I eat? Last year I took bars and just had a drink and a bar but this year I decided to do something a little different. I have made my Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins and I will take one of them each day and maybe they'll have some fruit on hand that I can eat with it. You would think that I would get tired of a blueberry muffin everyday but not these, they are moist and wonderful and will be just right for the occasion. Make some for yourself and see what I'm talking about!

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins
Servings: 12

2 cups biscuit mix; I use Pamela's baking and pancake mix
¾ cup plus 2TBLS sugar; divided
2 eggs
1 cup 8-oz. sour cream
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
enough whipping cream or milk to moisten

In a bowl, combine the baking mix and 3/4 cup sugar. In another bowl, combine the eggs and sour cream; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the blueberries. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5-minuts before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Can sub other fruits for blueberrys

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spread the Bread

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Spreads the Bread by Going Dollar for Dollar to Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month this May

Facebook fans can get a $1 off coupon for any Rudi’s Gluten-Free product by simply selecting one celiac organization to receive $1

Quote start“These four amazing community partners help our gluten-free fans live life to the fullest,” said Doug Radi, vice president of marketing for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery.Quote end 
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery is going big to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month by giving back to its favorite fans and all of the national celiac disease organizations dedicated to helping raise awareness on how to live a brighter, gluten-free life. From now through May 31, Rudi’s Gluten-Free fans can get and give some dough through Spread the Bread, a [Facebook campaign with the goal of raising up to $30,000 for the leading celiac disease education and awareness organizations, including Celiac Disease Foundation(CDF), Celiac Sprue Association® (CSA), Gluten Intolerance Group® (GIG), and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness(NFCA).

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Facebook fans are invited to select one of these four community partners to receive a $1 donation from Rudi’s Gluten-Free and then click for a downloadable coupon good for $1 off any Rudi’s Gluten-Free product. To follow the fun, fans can track the amount pledged to each organization and help encourage family and friends to donate to their favorite organization.
“These four amazing community partners help our gluten-free fans live life to the fullest,” said Doug Radi, vice president of marketing for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. “For more than 35 years, our team has believed there’s a better, brighter way to make bread, and we launched Rudi’s Gluten-Free as a way to make sure our gluten-free fans weren’t left out of the party. As we celebrate the goodness of a gluten-free life, we wanted to toast those who are making it even easier to stay happy and healthy—and what better way to do this than to give our fans the opportunity to support their favorite organization.”
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery is committed to raising awareness and furthering education about celiac disease through partnerships, campaigns and event sponsorships—it’s all about making gluten-free life a little brighter. The leading celiac organizations benefitting from Spread the Bread during Celiac Awareness Month include:
  •     Celiac Disease Foundation: The Celiac Disease Foundation has been at the forefront of evidence-based celiac disease education, awareness, advocacy and support services to the lay and health professional communities since 1990. Today, guided by its distinguished Medical Advisory Board, and supported by Chapters and Connections throughout the United States, CDF is meeting the growing public health challenge of increased diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity with a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients and healthcare professionals.
  •     Celiac Sprue Association: The Celiac Sprue Association is a member-based organization dedicated to improve the quality of life for individuals with celiac disease and their families worldwide through research, education, and support. CSA has been advocating for the gluten-free community for more than 30 years.
  •     Gluten Intolerance Group: The mission of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America is to support persons with gluten intolerances, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, through consumer and industry services and programs that positively promote healthy lives. GIG has been serving the gluten-free community for 38 years.
  •     National Foundation for Celiac Awareness: Through empowerment, education and advocacy, NFCA drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. The NFC A was established in 2003.
What’s the freshest news from the Rudi’s Gluten-Free oven? Rudi’s Gluten-Free just introduced Gluten-Free Tortillas that are made with whole grain flours to create a soft, pliable texture perfect for a spring or summer sandwich wrap. The new line includes Plain, Spinach and Fiesta Tortillas, all of which are made with 5 grams of fiber per serving so they’re flat out nutritious in addition to being delicious. (These are WONDERFUL I can tell you from experience!)

Rudi’s Gluten-Free products are free of artificial ingredients, preservatives and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—they’re full of goodness and none of the junk. Plus, all Rudi’s Gluten-Free products are soft and delicious, making life a little more enjoyable for families on a gluten-free diet. All of Rudi’s Gluten-Free products, including its Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin Breads, Pizza Crust, Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, and new Tortillas are certified gluten-free and carry the Gluten-Free Certification Organization’s (GFCO) recognizable GF symbol. All of Rudi’s Gluten-Free products are available nationally at natural foods stores and mainstream supermarkets. For more information and to find local availability, visit
About Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc., founded and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is the nation’s largest brand of USDA certified organic breads. Rudi’s Organic Bakery has a long history of baking bread a better and brighter way, by using simple organic ingredients that contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat. Founded in 1976, Rudi’s offers small batch organic artisan breads, sliced sandwich breads, wide pan sandwich breads, English muffins, bagels, hamburger and hot dog buns, and wraps as well as a popular line of organic spelt breads, buns and tortillas. For more information, visit or follow Rudi’s Organic Bakery on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Rudis Fiesta Tortilla Review

Yesterday I was sitting here thinking about what to cook for supper when the UPS lady knocked on my door, my first thought was what have I ordered? When I picked up the package I got excited and knew exactly what we would be having for supper TACOS.

This is what I received. They always send such a lovely package!

I chose to use the Fiesta tortillas first and when I took my first bite my mouth did a dance. They are wonderful, they are soft and have a great texture just like a regular flour tortilla but these have just a hint of jalapeno and it with the combination of other spices make them just perfect.

I made one mistake I bragged on them to my husband and then he insisted that I share but I mad it clear that he could only have one. He loved them too so now I'm tempted to hide them.

I look forward to trying the others as a matter of fact I'm going to my daughters and I think I'll take some with me but I won't brag to my family this time.

Here's what my taco looked like.

See the chips in my taco, I love tortilla chips crushed up in my tacos it makes them have a little crunch!

Read more about Rudis tortillas HERE.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Low Calorie Gluten Free Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I was recently talking to my Dad and he mentioned the eggplant in his garden. Just talking about it made me want eggplant so the next time I went to town I picked up one. I remember my Mom cooking eggplant when I was growing up and she went to a lot of trouble so I've never been a big fan of eggplant. Not that I didn't like it, I really did, but I thought in order to make it taste good you had to go through the same process my Mom did so to me it wasn't worth the trouble.

My new experience proved that you can make a great eggplant dish with no trouble at all! So the next time you have an eggplant here is a easy low calorie baked eggplant parmesan just for you!

    Baked Eggplant Parmesan

    •    1 large eggplant
    •    1 tbsp olive oil
    •    12 oz fat free ricotta
    •    1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
    •    1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    •    2 large eggs
    •    2 cups Italian Cheese
    •    3 cups spaghetti sauce
    •    salt

Start by making the sauce if you don't have any already made. While the sauce simmers, peel and slice the eggplant into 1/4 inch thick slices. Lightly salt the slices and lay on paper towels to soak up any extra moisture.

Preheat oven to 450°. Brush eggplant lightly with olive oil on both sides and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 30-40 minutes, turning half way through until eggplant is golden brown.

In a medium bowl combine ricotta, eggs, parsley and 1/4 cup of grated cheese.

In a 9x9 baking dish, put a little sauce on the bottom of the dish and put a layer of eggplant to cover the bottom of the dish. Top with 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, Italian cheese and sauce Add another layer of eggplant and repeat the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and sauce until everything is used up. Top with sauce and the mozzarella cheese and the remaining grated cheese.

Cover with foil and bake until cheese is melted and everything is bubbling, about 30 minutes at 400°. Remove foil and bake an additional 8-10 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it sit about 10 minutes before cutting if you can wait that long.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Will my dreams become nightmares?

Yesterday was an exciting day for me as I read over the internet that Dominos was going to offer gluten free pizza. I use to love Dominos while living in Guatemala so I thought I could pick up a pizza and dream of the old days. Then the word came out that although they were labeling their pizza as gluten free it will not be safe for those suffering from celiac disease but will be safe for those with mild gluten intolerance? Now though I have a severe wheat allergy and gluten intolerance I'm afraid to pick up my pizza if I do maybe my dreams may become nightmares.

For more information on this I have included several links that you may refer to.

Gluten Free Blog


I have to thank Dominos for trying to cater to the gluten free community!

But for right now I'm just afraid to pick up my Dominos pizza and bring it home but I will keep dreaming of this day. 

Have you tried the gluten free pizza at Dominos if so please comment and let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tastamonials (pronounced taste-a-monials)

I received a note a while back and put it on the back burner until today when I had a chance to check it out and it is really neat, see for yourself. 
Tastamonials is a site where you can  discover, rate and review hundreds of food options in Fat Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Sugar Free and Vegan food categories.

Here’s how the site works:
  • Select your food lifestyle (example: Low Calorie)
  • View a gallery food options in that category
  • Read the reviews
  • If you’ve tried rate it and write a review
  • Love something but don’t see it? Submit an item to the site
Whether you are new to diet or lifestyle or a lifetime pro our goal is to help people find new foods that they can eat.  The site is kept fresh and current by adding new foods to the site daily.

Twitter:              @tastamonials
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