Saturday, May 4, 2013
Well, after the birth of our second child one year ago, and my return to work recently, something had to fall by the wayside. I love blogging and sharing what I've learned about the gluten free world with you, but as many other moms say, there are just not enough hours in the day. I'm still sampling products, trying out new cookbooks, and guinea pigging myself around town, to find the best eats for my family, but I just don't have the time to devote to the writing follow up on the blog like I feel that I should. I'm disappointed that there aren't 25 hours in a day, but I feel that this is the best decision for me and my family. I would like to give a quick shout out to the people that I feel are the masters of gluten free recipe invention out there right now, Jeanne at www.artofglutenfreebaking.com, Nicole at www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com, and Jeanine at www.thebakingbeauties.com. Follow the great work they are doing on their blogs, or like them on facebook. Give one of their recipes a try tonight! Your family will thank you! I'll leave up the blog so you can use it as a reference if you like. Thanks for reading for the past 3 years!! xoxo
Monday, February 18, 2013
It seems that everyone is taking a crack at gluten free pizza these days. Most attempts have been, well, disappointing. I was pleasantly surprised when my friend ordered lunch, and ordered a gluten free pizza for my son and I. "Where is it from?", I asked, hoping it was not from one of the cardboard crust places I've tried. "Dominoes" was the reply. I didn't even know Dominoes had a gluten free crust. I had pretty much given up on having good delivery pizza. I was very impressed with the Dominoes version. I had always loved their pizza the best in my former gluten eating life. The gluten free crust was not too thin or crunchy, nor too thick or doughy. Yes Goldilocks, Dominoes seems to have gotten it just right. Now I can put them back on speed dial:) Celiacs, as usual, take care with cross contamination.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Merry gluten free Christmas everyone from Gluten Free Guinea Pig! I hope you took advantage of some of the fantastic blogs and products out there to make some incredible dishes for your family. Here were some of our favourites:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I've been a fan of King Arthur flour for a while now. Their line of gluten free mixes is a must have for you gluten avoiders. I've reviewed both their pizza crust mix, and their white cake mix in the past, and was amazed by the results. Now for one mix that I've been just astounded by: their pancake mix. Now, I am a huge fan of pancakes. Next to pizza, pancakes are one of the things I miss most. I've tried many a mix, and all of them fall short in some way. Either the results were too soggy, too dry, too grainy, too crunchy, too aftertasty (okay, not a word), or all of the above. This mix outperforms them all. It is reminiscent of the pancakes you used to have as a child. Simple perfection. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. I'd include photos, but my family always eats them too fast to get any documentation:) To celebrate Thanksgiving, they are offering my readers a free shipping day this Thursday. (note: Canadians have an $18 surcharge) www.kingarthurflour.com P.S. They also have some great baking products on their site, so while you're stocking up, grab an extra large silpat for all your gluten free baking needs. I couldn't live without mine.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I was excited upon hearing that Panago, one of the most popular pizza delivery joints in Canada, has a new gluten free crust. I promptly placed an order for ham and pineapple, my son's new favourite, and was ready for greatness. Oh, the possibilities!! You mean, I don't have to cook from scratch 6 nights a week? I can have my food actually delivered? Cue the angels singing!!! Unfortunately, it was a major disappointment. I had forgotten how much I disliked Panago back when I was able to eat their regular pizza.