Gluten Free Processed Foods

Should We Stop Eating All Gluten Free Processed Foods?

With the recent recalls of gluten free processed foods such as Cheerios (check out my blog about this from last week) and Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips. It can really make you stress about what you’re eating. My whole philosophy about being gluten free stems from the fact that I started this lifestyle back in 2007 before the proliferation of gluten free processed foods. Therefore I had to eat real food that was naturally gluten free or make my own gluten free items. I still keep that same philosophy.

I know that’s it can be very easy to go pick up a gluten free frozen meal or other gluten free processed foods at the store, but should we always be concerned about possible contamination? In light of these recent events should we be more stringent about what gluten free items we buy.  Who should we trust to tell us the truth about a product really being gluten free?  Should we be wary of everyone because they all want to cash in on this gluten free fad?

Many of us are extremely busy and don’t have the time to put into making gluten free food which can sometimes be more time-consuming to make because of the lack of quick non-processed options like pastas, bread etc.  … Read Full Post

Have You Heard? Some Gluten Free Cheerios Have Been Recalled.

So last week I shared the photo to the right on Instagram of a box of “gluten free” Honey Nut Cheerios (you can see the post here: https://instagram.com/p/8D7b0AKwTE/?taken-by=gfavenger>).  I was very excited because this was my favorite cereal when I was a kid and I haven’t been able to it eat in quite a while.  I had a TON of comments ongluten free cheerios my post, some were excited like me and others were talking about an FDA investigation into a possible contamination of the gluten free cereal.  Well, it looks like General Mills folded under the pressure and issued a voluntary recall on October 5, 2015 of some of their Gluten Free Cheerios products.  UGH…

Here is an excerpt from the General Mills website about the recall of some of their Gluten Fee Cheerios products:

“We are embarrassed & sorry to share an incident that occurred at our production facility in Lodi, California, that allowed wheat flour to enter our gluten-free oat-based system. As a result, original and Honey Nut Cheerios produced on several dates may contain wheat and were wrongly labeled gluten free.”

Sourced from: www.cheerios.com

Well, I don’t have the box anymore because my non-gluten free husband ate most of it, probably a very good thing for me.… Read Full Post

mexican corn

Mexican Corn

This week I’m making Mexican Corn and announcing the two winners of the SenaSea Seafood contest.  The randomly selected winners of the SenaSea Seafood contest are Melanie and Byron and they have been notified via email about their win, and your Salmon Dinner for 8 will be on the way very shortly.

Now to the Mexican Corn recipe, this is a really easy recipe with a really big taste payoff.   So let’s start with making the corn, you can grill, broil or steam it.  I like grilling it, but always remember to keep the husk on if you are grilling or broiling to keep it moist, otherwise it has a tendency to dry out.  Here’s what I do: Soak the corn in the husk in water for 20 minutes before cooking.  If you grill the corn, put it on the grill at a very high heat for 20 minutes, turning the corn at the 10 minute mark, the outside of the husk will get charred, but the corn will be nice and juicy.  If you broil the corn in the oven, set the oven to broil, put the corn on the grates of the oven (you can put a cookie sheet at the bottom of the oven to collect any juices) and cook 22 minutes, turning the corn at the 10 minute mark.  … Read Full Post

cheesy bacon grits

Cheesy Bacon Grits

It’s National Grits for Breakfast Day, so I’m making Cheesy Bacon Grits.   I love grits!   Whether it’s yellow corn grits or white corn grits, sweet or savory they are amazing for pretty much any meal. Usually when I have them for breakfast I have them with a little bit of butter and brown sugar, but for this holiday I decided to kick it up a notch and add some cheese and bacon to make it undeniably awesome.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 25: Cheesy Bacon Grits, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (http://youtu.be/vaVl5DSUWqI). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.

 

Cheesy Bacon Grits
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup quick grits (not instant)
  • to garnish: cheese, fried eggs, chopped crisp bacon
Instructions
  1. Bring first four ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Slowly add the grits, stirring constantly until smooth.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium-low, cover pan, and cook for about 6 minutes, or until smooth, stirring several times.
  4. Serve with bacon and cheese.
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National Waffle Day

It’s National Waffle Day! How about Gluten Free Almond Waffles?

It’s National Waffle Day, so how about some Gluten Free Almond Waffles?  I must admit that I didn’t remember that it was National Waffle Day today until this morning.  Once I realized, I knew that I had to make waffles. Thank goodness my grandmother gave me a Belgian waffle maker years ago. I do love it when my family remembers is how much I love to bake and cook.  So I whipped up some delicious waffles but modifying my almond blueberry pancakes recipe to make these waffles. The recipe is below and because I didn’t have a lot time, there is no accompanying video but I did take plenty of photos.

So if you find this a little too late to make breakfast today, you can always have waffles for lunch or dinner.   Please let me know if you end up making these.   I hope you have a wonderful National Waffle Day!

XO,

Claire- The Gluten Free Avenger

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Gluten Free Almond Waffles
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅔ cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ⅔ cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray for waffle iron
  • Butter and Maple syrup for waffles
Instructions
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, almond milk, melted butter (cooled) and sugar until combined.
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