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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 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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banana muffins

7 Nov

need to add more sugar to this!

http://www.catcancook.com/awesome-banana-muffin-recipe/

About to try this recipe!

Chef Helen

561-676-2078

Kosher Personal Chef in Non-Kosher World

4 Sep

Many of my current and prospective clients are non-Observant Jews in South Florida .  Since I am Observant, I spoke with my rabbi to see how I could cook for my clients in their home who do not keep kosher and still make a living doing this while following Jewish Law (Halacha) which prohibits giving non-kosher food to another Jew.

According to my Rabbi, I need to only offer Kosher meat to my clients, not give them any meat/dairy combinations, and no shellfish.

To accomplish this, I use the equipment the client has in their home (stoves, knoves, potas, pans) and offer an inclusive price for my services so I can offer only kosher food to my clients.  I will make a few dollars less and they get a better product.!!

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