Monday, January 28, 2008

Another book to my library

This is a very good read. She is hilarious, which makes the medical jargon easier to swallow - pardon the pun.

You should read it!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Yahoo! Success in the Kitchen once again!

Roger bought me this book for Christmas, and inside it, Carol has an amazing flour recipe. It is as follows:

1 1/2 cups of sorghum flour
1 1/2 cups of potato or corn starch
1 cup tapioca flour

Now, this is the first recipe that I have tried with the above mixture, and was a bit hesitant. I love banana loaf, and when one is deemed inedible by even the daycare kids standards, a part of my soul shrivels up.

Here it is, cooking away, look at the domed top. The golden crust, the height. The not so clean oven. Oh well.

It was amazing warm, with real butter and raspberry jam. We ate half a loaf just yesterday alone. Below is the recipe.

Banana loaf

1 stick of butter
3 large very ripe bananas
2 cups gf flour - see above
1 cup sugar (although I used 3/4 white and 1/4 brown)
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of dried cranberries

In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and bananas. Slowly add the flour/baking powder combo until dry ingredients become moist. Stir in the cranberries. Spray loaf pan for best results.

Turn into loaf pan and bake at 325 degree oven for 1 hour 20 minutes. Do not underbake.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A great restaurant night

Tonight we went to an East Indian restaurant with the other members of the Victoria Celiac Association. It was yummy. The menu was veggie pakoras, daal, tandoori chicken, shrimp curry, garbanzo bean and chicken curry, spicy veggie dish, basmati rice, and various yogurt, chutney and topped off with rice pudding for dessert. So nice to eat in confidence with other members, and it was a great night out.

My goal is to publish here more often. This is my first entry of hopefully many more.