Crabby Cake

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Betty Crocker GF Cookies

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Last night I made gluten free cookies.

Not from scratch, I’m not that brave yet.. and spending $$ on flours and gums isn’t in my budget the first half of the month.

More and more companies are making gluten free products. I had seen a box of cookie mix months ago and thought it was great to see it at a mainstream place such as Fred Meyer. Who knew I might later be seeking it out..

I bought a box of the cookie mix from Betty Crocker. There was a side panel talking about how they have people who work for them that have recently found out they or one of their children have found out they had Celiac Disease. They made the mixes because life is just to great to not have the chance to celebrate the good times without a cookie after a baseball game or a year in life without cake.  (yea, totally threw the box away, but there message was good, I swear) Or the story is right here. The mixes are made in a gluten free facility.

So. I have to say, mixing the butter into the mix took a lot of elbow grease!  (I’m realizing I will need to buy a Kitchen Aid if I want to bake more GF stuff from stratch.) As with any type of commercial chocolate chip cookies, it needs more chocolate chips!

(I need to start taking more pictures of my food! Or stuff I make, find or try.)

I baked up larger cookies, using a tablespoon. It made up 24 cookies, I baked up 22. The dough was great! It tasted great on it’s own and would be super awesome mixed in with some vanilla ice cream!

They were a little more crumbly than a regular cookie. But, looked just as tasty. But, they had a weird after taste. They also left a weird dried out feeling in my mouth. Coffee went well with them, a glass of chocolate almond milk would go nicely with them. Water? Not so much.

I’ve had better gluten free chocolate chip cookies, ones made at the co-op and ones made from bakeries around town. But, if you were in a pinch and wanted cookies now.. or needed some cookies for a friend that was coming over that couldn’t have gluten.. or needed a cookie dough fix.. this works. It must, I made them last night and Kevin and I ate them up. And, I’m a total adult and ate the last 4 for breakfast.

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March 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

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Gluten free ice cream! Yay!

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La de da.

I’m working on my gluten free world. The other day we had sushi and I was fine after. But, we sort of wanted ice cream afterward.

I bought some of the new Haagen Dazs FIVE. It was awesome. But I was also curious about it. So I sent the folks at Haagen Dazs a little email about being gluten free. And I got a response back, less than 24 hours later. They were pretty nice in their letter and sent me a PDF file about their products regarding gluten and nut allergens.

Sweet. I know who I’m getting my ice cream from next time I’m at the store!

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March 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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Damn you, eyes and stomach.

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Whoa.

When making any sort of dietary change be sure not to get overly excited about something and eat the wrong thing.

I was a shop yesterday that had gluten and dairy free cupcakes. But, I can’t have most dairy alternatives because they usually are soy based. The other cupcakes on the counter weren’t dairy free, I got super excited and asked for one of those.

Looking back at that moment, a stomach ache and stuff later, I realize that those were probably just regular cupcakes. Crap. Um, this would be why they weren’t under a plastic dome.

This is a total flash back to when I gave up soy. Reading packages off of food and getting super excited, and then grabbing a flavor of the product that sounded great… and not reading that exact label.

With any new dramatic change, we’re bound to make mistakes. This was one.

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March 1, 2010 at 10:17 am

POMx Iced Coffee want?

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OMG! I saw this on Love Veggies and Yoga. And what I really want to know is, where on earth do I find this?!

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October 16, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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