Review: Bob Red Mill’s Coconut Flour

Amazon is a beautiful thing at the time of trying to find crazy flour and gluten free and organic and vegan ingredients. I keep a shelf well stock at home of flours, gluten free soy sauces and almond milk.

This flour was fantastic to work with…the smell as you first drop it in the bowl is quite delightful. I almost wanted to eat it raw!

So what can you do with coconut flour? (By the way, you can buy it here: click for flour!)

For starters, awesome pie crusts, like in this Dark Cherry Mini Tarts recipe.

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I’ve also found a few more online I’m looking forward to testing soon:

Yes. I will buy it again!

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Coconut Oil: A Girl’s Best Friend

A fan of extra virgin oil myself, and also not the one to clutter kitchen counters and shelves with extra things for the kitchen, I am here writing this post about: Coconut Oil.

They are tricky to find, even at Whole Foods. So if you see it, buy a few.

They have a buttery consistency at first, but it melts so quickly, even from within your fingers.

Great for: salmon, scallops and grilled chicken. I also liked it for some baking recipes, but not all of them (you have to experiment!).

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Have It Your Way: Cornbread Cupcakes

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I am from Argentina, and usually fascinated (and craving) American breakfast and brunch staples. If you’ve poked around here, you probably noticed too many waffles and pancakes! Today, I decided to cheat on those and go straight for the gold: cornbread.

For this recipe, you need Glutino’s Cornbread Mix, which is incredibly fodmap friendly: just corn and rice flour pretty much. Xoxo Glutino!

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Ingredients:
As with any cupcake, you can pretty much add and have fun with whatever suits your mood. It was kind of a long day at work today, so hello bacon for me!
1/2 package of Glutino Cornbread Mix
1/2 cup of original Almond Milk
1/2 beaten egg
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1/8 cup of sugar
3 strips of bacon (fried to the goodness and crispiness of your choice)
1/2 cup of cubed cheese
3 egg whites
fresh basil
Diced tomatoes
Salt and Pepper

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Start by heating the oven to 425 degrees. I usually snack on cheese and rice crackers at this point. In a medium-sized bowl, mix well the first 5 ingredients. In or around this time pan fry the strips of bacon. Tip: use low to medium size heat for perfect crispiness. Remember the bacon will continue to cook in the oven, so I always keep it a little bit undercooked.

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Use a cupcake pan and fill in each of the cups up to 1/2 of the size with the mix. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.

Get cutting and dice the rest of the ingredients, which you will add on top of the muffins as they get into minute 6.

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Put the muffins with the toppings back into the oven for another 15 minutes.

Eat.
Enjoy
Pray as needed.

Low fodmap pizza in a pinch

One of the toughest things to give up is gluten – especially if you are a pizza enthusiast and the cheese and bread combo makes your mouth water.

If you can tolerate some cheese, Bob Red Mills Pizza Crust is easy, breezy and delicious. And it might pass by “real pizza” if you and your dinner guests are slightly distracted!

Buy it at Amazon or at your local organic grocery store. The pizza takes around 20 to 30 minutes to make from beginning to end. Follow the instructions in the back – I like to add fresh mozzarella, provolone cheese and some Parmesan. Then, salt and pepper, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes with tons of oregano. The trick? Do the cheeses first and everything else second. The basil will burn quickly, so only add it 2-3 minutes before he pizza is about done.

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Awesome beers that won’t upset your tummy

Though most experts will allow one or two glasses of wine or beer, I’d much rather go gluten-free all the way.

They say a good idea could come from anywhere- and so does a good tip for delicious beer that is less likely to bother you! Men’s Fitness Magazine Best Gluten-Free Beers has a nice selection of favorites.

Many of them are at Whole Foods or Fresh Market. My favorite one? Greens and New Planet.

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Best Bread for Low FODMAP peeps: Udi’s White Sandwich Bread Loaf

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This almost tastes “normal.” Ouch- sorry… I had to say it! Finally a bread we can eat and don’t pay “consequences” later. It also only has 70 calories per slice, which is perfect. I’ve found it in the regular supermarkets. Whole Foods has been very hit or miss for this product, and of course, you can order it from their own website or from Amazon.com, too.

I typically have two slices as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Or in the morning, for breakfast. Here’s a recipe you can check out.

Udi’s – White Sandwich Bread Loaf at Amazon.com

Udi’s Gluten Free Bread: Official Website

Brownie Mix! You can have your chocolate and eat it too.

I’m very careful with Bob Red Mill mixes. The idea of it are great, but if you carefully read the ingredients, you will see that non-FODMAP friendly things start to pop up… milk products being the biggest offenders. However, this mix was for the most part clear, and I really wanted something chocatly… so I tried it! I used almond milk instead of regular milk, but I kept the whole egg in (a splurge!).

Brownies come up around 210 calories each… I cooked them in a muffin tin, and they were about half a muffin. The taste was pretty good for gluten-free, and it was quick to make. I would definitely use this mix again!

Like with other fun products we need, Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix (4X21 Oz) is sometimes hard to find. You can check your local store, and of course, always ready at Amazon.