After many baking disasters, did you know that almond flour and almond meal should not be used interchangeably when baking? Almond meal is typically coarser due to the almond skins not being removed. Whereas almond flour is "blanched" and made from skinless almonds resulting in a finer grind. When we recently ran out of our almond "flour" from Honeyville Farms and converted back to almond "meal," our baked goods were becoming too moist again and concaving in the center. Moral of the story - Do not blame your oven, almond "meal" works great for breading fish and poultry, but stick to true almond "flour" for baking.Read More
One of the most challenging things being on a gluten free diet is finding the right snacks that are safe to consume and making sure that you always have them on hand. I don't know about you, but when I'm hungry and I'm stranded without food - I am the biggest grump!
Another great gluten free snack that I'd make sure to stock up on is Steve's Paleo Goods. He has a lot of great snacks that are all safe to consume on a true gluten free diet. My favorite is the grass fed beef jerky and paleo sticks. They are filling and a great protein source for you when you're on the go.Read More
When I learned that corn was a form of gluten and had to give up my tortilla chips, plantain chips became my new go to snack. But when my doctor stressed the importance of avoiding any packaged foods that were processed or manufactured in the same facility as wheat, corn, rice, milk and soy I panicked. It is almost impossible to find a true gluten free brand that is not packaged and processed in the same facility as other grains. To make matters worse, since the FDA doesn't consider corn and rice a form of gluten, food manufactures aren't required to put it on the label. This means, to make sure you are 100% safe consuming the product, you need to pick up the phone and reach out to the manufacture.
But not to worry, Jen and I did all the work for you and found an awesome brand - Samai Plaintain Chips. When we reached out to the owner, here is what he shared with us:Read More