my favorite gluten-free cornbread recipe

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Cooking at Home, Gluten Free, Healthier Choices | 4 comments

Gluten-Fee CornbreadIf you’re considering going gluten free (GF) for holistic pain relief, what would be the hardest food item to give up? My guess is that at least 50% of you would say bread!

Tasty gluten-free bread is the Holy Grail of the GF eater. Either the bread crumbles before it reaches your mouth, or it’s just too bland to swallow.

My strategy has been to find non-bread items to replace the outsides of my sandwiches with – for example, a leaf of romaine lettuce or GF tortilla. It keeps my disappointment level to a minimum.

But there are some days when nothing but a bite or three of bread will satisfy! A client of mine shared this terrific recipe with me. She’s vegan and also eats mostly gluten free. I have to say this is probably the best gluten free bread I’ve tasted.

Of course, you can’t make a sandwich with it … but it tastes and feels EXACTLY like cornbread made with white flour. The recipe is modified from one in Jane Brody’s Good Food Gourmet.

Gluten-free Cornbread

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup millet flour (or 1/2 cup millet flour and 1/2 cup sorghum flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 tablespoons oil (can replace with 3 tablespoons apple sauce)
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 cup buttermilk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
1 egg (for vegan, replace with 2 tablespoons ground flax and 2 tablespoons water)

Mix dry ingredients gently. Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.

If using oil: Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until golden brown and tester comes out clean.
If using apple sauce: Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown and tester comes out clean.

Can be used to make corn muffins (makes about 11). Bake muffins at same temperatures for a few minutes less or until golden brown and tester comes out clean.

Let me know what you think!

 

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easy recipe to add anti-inflammatory spices into your life

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Anti-Inflammatory Ideas, Cooking at Home, Gluten Free, Healthier Choices, Wellness | 0 comments

When I posted my blog a few weeks ago called, “7 Holistic Changes That Improve Pain Relief,” my Twitter friend Lauri Boone (@LauriBoone) mentioned another option—spices that decrease inflammation. Since she talks about them in her book, “Powerful Plant-Based Super Foods,” I asked her to guest blog in the fall and teach us more. I hope you’re as excited about her information as I am about being able to share it with you!

Energy truffles are a great anti-inflammatory snack!

Energy truffles are a great anti-inflammatory snack!

In the meantime, what are some of these spices? My favorites are cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. And today I’m going to share with you a recipe that I love because it includes ALL FOUR of these spices. And it’s really, really easy!

 

Anti-Inflammtory Energy Truffles

1 cup raw almonds
6 pitted medjool dates
¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
¼ cup almond butter
1/8 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw honey (optional)
2 tablespoons carob or raw cacao powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon turmeric
pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste)

Put almonds in a food processor and process to a medium fine powder. Remove from food processor to a separate bowl. Process pitted dates and flaked coconut together to form a paste. Return almonds to the food processor and add all of the other ingredients. Process until mixture is a smooth paste. Add a bit of non-dairy milk or coconut oil if mix is too dry. Form into small balls. Roll in carob powder or coconut if desired. Stored in refrigerator, truffles will keep for one week.

Each truffle is about 80-90 calories, but every calorie is packed with nutrients and anti-inflammatory value. They make a fantastic snack, and you really won’t find yourself eating more than a couple at a time because they are also rich and satisfying.

Let me know how you like them, okay?

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