Thursday, April 14, 2011

living gluten free: biscuits and gravy

Hey y'all. I hope you guys have a great day. Yesterday, my life was made when a friend told me that our English 101 professor canceled class for the rest of the semester. (I'm pretty thrilled) and he canceled the last research paper. I missed his announcement in class because I slept through all my alarms and didn't wake up when 2 of my friends tried to wake me up either. Also, the best friend and I did a photo shoot and I had an amazing time editing all the pictures. I'm obsessed with editing pictures right now....look for the album on Facebook. I'll also be posting them here in Saturday's post. Alright, enough of small talk. The business of today is a recipe for biscuits and gravy that I made gluten free.

I made it last semester here at school for some friends and they enjoyed it. Then, I made it again over Christmas break at home for the family and they liked it too. I basically just pulled the recipe off the internet and substituted the flour for a gluten free flour mix. You can buy the mixes at pretty much any grocery store, but be warned: they can get expensive. You can find the recipe here; I really like her version of it. It costs about $25-$30 to buy the ingredients depending on where you shop and what brands you buy. Also, most of the ingredients will make up to 2 or 3 batches.

Living gluten free is hard when you suddenly make the switch and you are used to eating bread ten times a day. Going to people's houses and having to ask: "Does this have flour in it?" is really awkward unless you know the people well. Constantly checking the ingredient list in EVERYTHING gets annoying. Not being able to eat most deserts at restaurants, cafeterias, and people's houses is very sad. HOWEVER, if you are willing to take the time to do some of your own cooking, you can make things like biscuits and gravy, apple pie, scones, cookies, and even bread gluten free.

In the next few of these posts, I'll talk about how I live gluten free on a day-to-day basis and I'll also share my recipes for apple pie, cookies, and scones. With more and more people realizing their gluten intolerance, cooking gluten free is a good skill to have.

from Pasadena with love, 


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