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Gluten Free Bread - If you are allergic to wheat or can't
digest gluten, give this tasty quick bread a try!
Recipes, recipes!- Delicious Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls and Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Homemade Cheese - Just like Ricotta only you made it
Nutritional Yeast - A quick and tasty source of protein and
vitamins. Learn more here...
Gluten is a protein found in wheat flour. It is what helps make wheat bread light and stretchy. Unfortunately, some people have trouble digesting gluten and/or are allergic to wheat. Also, giving your baby wheat products too early in life can make them prone to allergies when they are older.
For a tasty alternative when allergies are a concern try the following wheat free/gluten free bread recipe.
Please note: The honey in this bread is minimal and will be cooked so you can safely give this bread to a child under one, preferably nine months or older.
Gluten Free Quick Bread
1 1/2 cup Rice Flour
Combine all dry ingredients. Combine all liquid ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Pour into a well oiled loaf pan. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
You can also use this dough to make muffins. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Gluten free breads tend to be a little on the crumbly side and a little flatter and heavier than breads made with wheat flour but they can still be quite enjoyable!
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Rolls (modified from simply Ready by Terri Johnson)
Add butter, sugar, eggs, salt & lemon juice to dissolved yeast and stir. Add 3 C, of the whole-wheat flour and beat in mixer or by hand for 10 minutes. Add rest of the flour and mix until flour is absorbed (or longer). Be careful not to add too much flour, you want the dough to be as soft as you can manage.
into a large rectangle. (I use spray Pam on my hands and on the
board, I avoid using any more flour if I can help it). Spread with
2 T. melted butter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture and raisins
and nuts if desired. Roll up so that you have a long skinny roll
(not a short fat one). Slice into about 24 rolls and put into two
9x13 pans. Let rise until double (about 43 minutes) and cook at
350º F. for 20 minutes.
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Cheese by Kelly Frohnauer
1 Gallon of milk will make about 2 1/2 cups of cheese.
Pour milk into a large pan and put on medium heat. Stirring occasionally, bring just to the boiling point but not boiling. Turn heat off. Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice or white vinegar. Stir for about one minute as the curds seperate from the whey.
Pour through a fine strainer. When the whey has been drained away add salt to taste, stirring it in, then set strainer in a bowl, so it can continue to drain. Put bowl and strainer in refrigerator.
You can use this right away or wait till it firms up a bit and becomes more crumbly in texture.
If cheese does not firm up enough
to hold in hand without sticking then you didn't let the milk get
to the boiling point. It will still be useable and good, it will
just be gooier and not as easy to crumble onto lasagne noodles.ENJOY!
Yeast - by Allison Tyler
You can use it to add flavor and nutritional value in recipes for sauces and gravies; mix it into scrambled eggs or tofu; keep it in a shaker to sprinkle on salads, popcorn, pasta, baked potatoes or sandwich fillings; add it to casseroles or beans; etc., etc.
There are a number of brands, but I recommend only Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula T6635+ Nutritional Yeast. Its manufacturing process guarantees it is the only proven, reliable vegan source of Vitamin B12. You can find the yeast at many health food stores in flaked or powdered form – both have a yellow coloring. Store it in a cool, dry place or refrigerate it. It keeps indefinitely.
One caveat - adults shouldn’t eat more than 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast per day – more may cause an increase in uric acid in the bloodstream, putting stress on the kidneys and/or contributing to gall stones or gout in certain individuals. One serving (approximately 3 tablespoons) of nutritional yeast contains 47 calories, 8 grams of protein, 5 mg of sodium, 5 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of fat.
So now you know about it and if it piques your interest, here’s where to get it and what to do with it once your take your stash home.
As mentioned above, most health food stores carry nutritional yeast. You can also order it online from The Dixie Diner – they do sell Red Star brand but list it on their site as T6635. This is also a great site to order a myriad of soy products from. The Mail Order Catalog carries Red Star brand as well. Call them at 1-800-695-2241 to order.
Joanne Stepaniak has written the definitive nutritional yeast cookbook, aptly titled The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook. Order it from Amazon here.
Here are some recipes to try:
3 recipes using Nutritional Yeast are found on Fatfree.com’s message board posted by RubyTues59.
From the International Vegetarian Union’s webpage comes this recipe for Melty Nutritional Yeast ‘Cheese’ Sauce.
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The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet A Month of Meals Made Easy
by Tara Wohlenhaus
Same concept as book above. Written by 2 moms. Money saving ideas, nutritional information, meal preparing, freezing and kid pleasing recipes. Click on book for more reviews.