When a recent visitor was announced, my ears perked up. No gluten? Cool! I've been meaning to try some gluten free foods, ever since I started doing most of my grocery shopping at smaller, organic markets. They always have such cute, little packages with adorable names like Kinninnick, Chebe and Pamela's. I bided my time, waiting for an excuse to feed my family these foods that they might think unpalatable, knowing that their collective noses might turn up in refusal, for lack of a good reason.
Lauren's Muffins Were Packaged
with Good Intentions
But Eaten without Self Control
Prior to Lauren's arrival, we taste tested some Quinoa (a gluten-free grain) pasta, finding it quite tasty, despite the fact that I overcooked it slightly. It still made for a nice past with pomodoro sauce. Want to try our favorite recipe for sauce? It's amazingly simple. Check out this link. FYI, this was my very first post on Organic Journey Online, made July 4, 2008. So, you could say that this is a walk down memory lane for me. I'll never forget that day and its many confusing challenges in getting this Internet miracle off and running. I haven't regretted a minute of it. Keep the comments coming; I love hearing from you guys.
Bob's Red Mill Bread Mix was also a delightful surprise, even when it rose so high that my loaf looked like a mushroom. Of course, that could be due to my overindulgence in the yeast department. Oops!
Nevertheless, with a fairly good texture it made a great souffle (Sorry, Lauren, you missed this) and was a tasty dinner bread with a great crust. Isn't the crust half the battle of good bread?
While the bread was yummy and easy to make with the bread machine, when we tried making french toast with it, well, not so much. That's okay, though. It was still a good find.
A Few of Our Successful
Finally, the Glutino Pretzels, not pictured here, were so good they escaped the photo--hidden, I believe, for a flight to New Jersey. It's okay, Lauren, that's why I bought them! Besides, I ate the muffins. We're even, right?