Archive | December, 2012

Celiac Gluten Free High Priced Flours

31 Dec

As I work with Gluten Free products, I am trying to figure out why the “flours” are so prohibitively expensive.  A five pound bag of regular wheat flour, white or whole wheat can be purchased for under $3.00. 

 

Yesterday, I scoped out prices of the gluten free flours at Whole foods in Boca Raton, Florida.

For one pound packages of the alternative flours,prices ranced from 2.79 for corn meal, $6.99 for Potato Flour (better to buy it amongst the kosher items, cheaper). teff flour $7,99 , 9A STAPLE IN eTHIOPIAN COOKING) AMARANTH FLOUR $7.95, AND MILLET FLOUR AT 3.49….

This obviously increases the costof all of the baked coods.

I did not see oat flour, srorghum, buckwheat or quinoa. as flours….

Of course, I buy my cornmeal by quaker Oats in the Baking aosle at the local grocery….

Would love some insighton these expensive products.

Chef Helen

561-676-2078

chefhelen@helenshomecooking.com

 

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Gluten Free Brownies for Passover

30 Dec

Gluten Free Brownies

4 whole eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

1/2 cup cocoa

3/4 cup potato starch

1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips

Mix eggs just until yolks and whites are mixed then add the rest of the ingredients, mix until smooth. Bake in a 9 by 13 inch pan for 45 minutes at 350. (try two 8 by 8 pans).  Kick it up with raspberry jam folded in just before baking)

Call to order your baked goods for Passover or all year long!  Call for your free consultation!

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You can also order these to go from chef Helen as well as potato kugel and other side dishes Call in advance to make sure there is enough!

Planning on taste testing for teachers at school Gluten Free Brownies and Meringues

30 Dec

Next week I plan on bringing coffee meringues, brownies with respberry flavor and another gluten free dessert for the teachers and staff at my school. 

Most of these people have not tasted a gluten-free baked product they liked.  I intend to prove them wrong

Mom’s Chicken Fricasee (via Chefhelen’s Blog)

29 Dec

Really easy for beginner cook!

This is my go-to dish for Friday night.  Cheap, easy and it can simmer an extra hour if dinner is delayed.

Mom’s Chicken Fricasee

1 chicken cut into eighths

1 lb. ground beef or turkey 1 onion, diced

1 jar tomato sauce oil spray.

Saute onion in oil and brown chicken pieces on both sides.  Add in the tomato sauce.  when sauce is simmering, (medium flame) add walnut-sized meatballs to sauce and cover.   Cook for 20 to 30 minutes.  Add a small … Read More

via Chefhelen’s Blog

Gluten Free dinner rolls

28 Dec

Today I used Glutino’s mix for bread to make their recipe tor Dinner rolls(Challah will be a bigger challenge)..It looks so strange and the texture is so different, I have no idea how this will turn out.   In the oven now…Will follow up with pictures

Celiac Disease…. A Hidden Epidemic

26 Dec

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Celiac Disease A Hidden Epidemic
by chefhelen
In the Book “Celiac disease, A Hidden Epidemic” Dr Peter H. R. Green lists (page 199) grains than ca be eaten safely and has another list of foods that are not safe to eat.

First, the good News: Grains that are Safe

Rice, Corn, Millet, Teff, Sorghum, Wild Rice, Buckwheat, Quinoa and Amaranth

Focus as a newly diagnosed person on what you can eat so you don’t feel deprived!

You can also eat all meat, fish, cheese (practically) fruit, vegs, milk….as long as they are not prepared with the Grains to avoid….

So, which are The Grains to Avoid

Wheat!!, Rye, Barley,bulghur, couscous, spelt, kamut, semolina, triticale and einhorn….

Recipes will follow in a future post.

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Chicken Nuggets Gluten Free

25 Dec

I don’t eat fast food or prepared  food for the most part and decided to make Chicken Nuggets.  I could not use matzoh meal bread crumbs since hubby is Celiac ,and must be Gluten Free.

3 chicken cutlets , about  1 pound

2 eggs

1/4 cup ground corn meal

2 Tbsp Potato starch

Salt and Pepper to taste

oil spray or olive oil

Cut Chicken cutlets into bite sized squares,  Dust them with the potato starch/cornmeal mixture, then egg then again in potato starch/cornmeal mix (or skip the first mixture and do egg first).then placeon parchment paper lined baking pan. drizzle with olive oil or spray with oil (like Pam and bake at 375 degrees until browned,turning over as each side is browned…about 30 minutes

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