Monthly Archives: April 2011

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did A LOT of baking over Easter weekend, and wanted to share another great recipe with you all. My crunchy chocolate chip cookies are loved by so many. These are my favorite cookies that I made in my pre-gfree days. Now with Jules GF flour it is once again possible to make these cookies! No longer do I have to watch others indulge in a past time favorite.

Candice’s Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 1/2 c. of Jules GF Flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1c. Earth Balance
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. evaporated cane juice
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. gluten free corn flakes
1 1/2 c gluten-free oats
1 (12 oz) pkg. chocolate chips

Mix flour, soda and salt. Cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, alternating with oil, until all is thoroughly mixed. Stir in corn flakes, oatmeal and chips. Chill dough for an hour, or over night.

Preheat oven to 350* drop dough by heaping tbsp, 3 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes, until golden. Cool on Rack. Cookies Freeze well.

Breakfast, kick off your morning right!

Breakfast has always been a must! My mom never let us leave the house before school without eating breakfast. Although I am older now, this is one of those rules I still follow. I believe that starting my day off with breakfast, gives me the kick start I need to begin the day.

I usually like to start my day with yogurt with fruit and granola, a warm bowl of GF oatmeal, or egg-whites. However, another enjoyable breakfast option is Van’s gluten-free waffles. I like to think of them as the “g-free Eggo waffle” (only better!) Van’s GF waffles are great! Not only does Van’s have natural waffles. They also have kinds such as buckwheat with berries, apple cinnamon, blueberry and flax waffles. I have tried all the different kinds (except for the Flax waffles), and they are all so good. It’s too hard to pick my favorite!

Not only are Van’s GF waffles gluten-free, but they are also dairy and egg free, and are made with whole grains. Since I don’t like maple syrup I always enjoy these waffles with So Delicious vanilla coconut milk yogurt or my mom’s homemade applesauce.

Note: Van’s also makes regular products, so be sure to pick up the ones that are labeled gluten-free/wheat free. (blue label)

I have found Van’s in a variety of stores including Alternative EatingThe Diet ShopUncle Giuseppe’s, Whole Foods and Wegman’s

English Muffin Pizza

I love everything about Rudi’s gluten-free, not to mention their breads are simply out of this world! I was super excited when I read their blog today, and found out that their new pizza crust will be available in stores by the end of April! I can only imagine it will be great! Ironically, I made English muffin pizza using Joan’s English muffins tonight.

With the workload increasing I am finding myself turning to meals that are quick to prepare, yet are still delicious.This meal is simple and took me literally 15 minutes to prepare.

Here is what you will need:
1 GF English muffin
Marinara or Tomato Sauce ( Homemade or Rao’s is GF)
Mozzarella Cheese ( I use  Rice Lactose Free Mozzarella Shreds)

Heat sauce on stove in sauce pan (or microwave). Then place English muffin in microwave to defrost. Slice open and place in oven until lightly browned. Note: I normally put it in the oven when making pizza, however, since I had class I put the English muffin in my toaster until lightly browned. It worked perfectly, and took half the time. Remove english muffin and place sauce on top and top with cheese. Place English muffin in oven on broil until cheese is melted. ( about 5 minutes)