Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Low Carb, Low Gluten, Soy Free, Nut Free White Bread Wars

Will Wonder Never Cease? Oops, I mean “wonders”…

Low Carb Low Gluten, Soy Free, Nut Free White Bread Back In The Hiz-ouse!

*Warning: Some people with gluten sensitivities have problems with oats. Although oats do not contain the same kind of gluten found in wheat, there is sometimes cross contamination due to the fields where oats are grown. Additionally, there may be cross-contamination in the processing plants where the same plant processes grains that contain gluten. If you cannot handle oats (I use Bob's Red Mill certified gluten free rolled oats) - then please sub out another fiber like rice bran or hemp or maybe even a bean flour for the oat fiber called for in the Bread Mix.

Comparisons of White Bread Recipe using three different
Bread Mix Bases. Success with all three!

Hi honey, I’m home from the White Bread Wars! Yeeeee gads! I have about eleventy gazillion slices of white bread in my freezer. I had to sell Denny and the boys to the gypsies cuz there was no more room for them in the deep freeze.

As to why they were in the freezer in the first place? Well it’s best not to ask. Maybe they simply pissed me off one too many times? You do recall when they called me Cue Ball the whole time I was bald during chemo and treatment? But truthfully, they just like it in the

Friday, March 23, 2012

I Want To Be A Vegetarian When I Grow Up Cuz I Love Working With Animals So Much!

Vegetarian Yellow Squash Tomato Bake - an efficient use
of leftover Grilled Veggies
Quick Meatless Yellow Squash and Tomato Bake Hits The Spot

Calling all Southern vegetarians! Heck, you don’t even have to be vegetarian. Or Southern. I won’t tell. And I won’t even ask if you’re Catholic and eating Fluffy Chix’s Yellow Squash and Tomato Bake on a day other than Friday. It’s just that good!

Hey but who knows where the title came from? Write in the comments if you remember that line! (Hint: It was said by a blonde bombshell on tv...)

Remember the 60s and 70s when we still thought parmesan cheese only came in a green can and was pronounced par-meee-seee-an cheese? (Déjà vu, yes, I’ve said that before…more than once – see? You WERE listening!) I was part of the group

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grilled Vegetables - Another Foundation Recipe

Mama said, "Eat your vegetables!"

(Click on the images to enlarge them.)

Grilled Veggies - Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Mushrooms
and Fennel
I hope by now you are coming to realize that I love foundation recipes – or mother recipes – as I like to call them. Foundation or mother recipes come in useful when learning to cook because they represent building blocks and short cuts to more complex recipes.

Grilled veggies are a foundation recipe because once you make them, the grilled goodies can morph and springboard into several different recipes as an ingredient rather than a “destination.” You can flavor them creatively which adapts their flavor to fit many different cuisines.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Un-Corned Beef Sirloin Cap - The Saga Continues

Aye Colleens and Boyos - Tis St. Patrick's Day A Comin' Don't Ya Know!

Un-corned Beef Sirloin Cap with Low Carb Colcannon
This is a story of St. Patrick's Day Dinner in the Denny and Susie House with all our St. Patrick's Day "Boyos". It's a St. Patrick's Day Dinner in pictures. I hope that will give you inspiration to go out and try new things.

I've long thought with today's refrigerator technology, the need to "corn" beef is unnecessary and takes a ton of time. Not to mention that it's looking like nitrates/nitrites aren't such a sweet anti-cancer deal.

Buying beef pre-corned isn't an option for me. I hate the chemicals in the store bought corned beef and dislike the slime you feel when you open the package. Sooo....what's an Irish girl to do?

Last year I made the Un-corned Beef Brisket, another quick method with intense flavor. This year, I wanted a lean, lean cut o' the beef and I

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What's That In Your Freezer Wednesday (WTIYF Wednesday) Game

Mar 14 2012 Ingredients: Grilled Chicken and Shrimp
It's that time again Kiddy Troopers! I posted the ingredients over in the Freezer Diving section. Yay!!! I also posted some pictures of two freezer diving events from this past week!

You have until 4pm today to post what you think I should make with today's mystery ingredients! Can't wait to see the suggestions! Post your suggestions in the comments section under this weeks post over in the Freezer Diving section.

Sorry to miss posting the Irish Soda Bread recipe. I probably won't have a chance to do that before St. Patrick's Day because I'm out of coconut flour - a key ingredient in the new bake mix. *wah* *sob* I'm waiting for a shipment to come in.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Introducing Fluffy Chix Low Carb Gluten Free-Nut Free Bake Mix

This One Is For All Of You Low Carbers With Gluten and Nut Allergies!

March 27, 2012 Important Update!
There is new and improved Low Carb Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free White Bread post with updated recipes. Click on the link!

Fluffy Chix Low Carb Gluten Free-Nut Free White Sandwich Bread

Ta Ta Da! Ladies and gentlemen – you know who you are!

I’m happy to announce Fluffy Chix Low Carb Gluten Free-Nut Free Bake Mix. After months of work and testing, I think this recipe formulation is ready to test drive and I’m excited. I hope you are too!

Jen Eloff over at Splendid Low Carbing has worked tirelessly through the years to develop Low Carb Bake Mixes and recipes based on those mixes. And we have

Thursday, March 8, 2012

What's That In Your Freezer Wednesday Results Are In for March 7, 2012

Ok, the new results are in for the first running of What's That In Your Freezer Wednesdays (WTIYF Wednesdays). I've started a new tab where we will play the game and where all results and recipes will be given.

Fluffy Chix Talk Freezer Diving page is up!

Oh and in addition to WTIYF Wednesdays, I will be freestyle Freezer Diving a couple more days a week. I will be posting photos and maybe recipes if they are worthy! Stay tuned!

Hope to see you there - it's just a couple of clicks away and you can easily click to get back to Fluffy Chix Cook Home Page.

I'm happy to report pleasing results from this week's game. Yummy Taco Tuesday took a backseat to Low Carb WTIYF Wednesdays Tacos! We have recipes and photos up on the new page.

WTIYF Wednesdays Low Carb Tacos with Cheese Shells and
Warm TexMex BEP Salad

St. Patrick's Day Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

These Pan Roasted Root Vegetables Bring Tears To Darby O'Gill's Smilin' Eyes!

Pan Roasted Root Vegetables - Rutabaga, Turnips &
Cabbage with Boiler Onions and Carrots
There’s more than one way to skin a Killarney cat!

What do you think of when you think of roasted vegetables these days? When I think about roasting, I think of high temperatures and ovens. St. Patrick’s Day Pan Roasted Root Vegetables are as far away from the oven method as the highlands to the sea.

Since it’s already spring in Hell, Texas (aka Houston), I want to use my oven as little as possible for as short of a time as possible. St. Patrick’s Day Pan Roasted Root Vegetables treat you to a taste

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Time To Play WhatsThatInYourFreezer Wednesday!

Game show contestants - Put your thinking caps on and start your engines!!!

Left side of chest freezer - Level I

Hello! And welcome to WhatsThatInYourFreezer Wednesday, an exciting new web phenomenon-menon of its own making.

Are you ready to play?

WhatsThatInYourFreezer Wednesday is brought to you by the letter “D” for Denny, who in his infinite wisdom decreed that I must edit the contents of our freezer forthwith or suffer the consequences!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Roasted Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Give BPA the boot! Vote With Your Pocket Book!

Roasted Vegetable Marinara ready for use with vegetable lasagna!
I developed the recipe for Roasted Vegetable Marinara due to my abject fear of continuing my Bisphenol A (BPA) habit.

Yeah I didn’t even know I had a BPA habit. I guess loving canned tomatoes like nobody’s business and loving the convenience of canned soups and boxed broths and the occasional mushy canned green bean cooked for hours in bacon and onions means I’ve been going steady with BPA my entire life. Especially since my mom loved these same foods and ate them while she was preggers with me. That’s not a good thing.

You can read more about BPA here in the Fluffy Chix Talk Nutrition area. I won’t bore you here.

All I will say is…can you say, “Hello breast cancer? It’s me Susie. Not happy to meet you!” *wah* *hic*