Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What's in Your Pantry?

Tell me what's in your pantry. How can all these lovely ingredients be boring?

Here is what's in mine:
amaranth flour ~
white rice flour *
brown rice flour **
Asian rice flour
glutinous rice flour (a.k.a. sweet rice flour) *
rice bran ~

chickpea flour (a.k.a. gram flour, besan flour) * ~
sorghum flour *
buckwheat flour ~
teff flour ~
white corn flour **
yellow corn flour
corn meal *
corn tortilla "masa" mix

corn starch *
potato starch *
potato flour
yam flour
tapioca starch **
tapioca flour (a.k.a. cassava flour)
"Only Oats" regular flake oatmeal ~

xanthan gum
baking soda
baking powder
bird's custard powder

oxo (knorr) beef bouillon in the sachet powdered form (UPC code: 68400 16461 in Canada)
McCormick vegetable bouillon cubes
cocoa powder
sea salt
organic sugar
brown sugar
locally grown honey
Crosby's molasses

apple cider vinegar
white vinegar
olive oil
safflower oil
coconut milk - liquid form, not the thick variety (shake the can - if you can hear it giggling it is the thin kind)
yeast (in the fridge after opening - I just buy it in the jar) - don't worry you will manage just fine with this stuff

* denotes items used more
** denotes items used the most
~ denotes high nutritional value compared to wheat and other flours

The Joy of Gluten Free is about to be born. I am so excited.

1 comment:

SueSue said...

Thanks for so many people checking out things yesterday on the blog. I am indebted to you. To all my students in the past two years, to my family, my friends and most of all to my Mom Judy, who really taught be "how" to cook.

Aside from Angel food cake and a soufflé I am not sure there is anything I have not actually cooked to date. And those two items will be tackled shortly. Knowing what batters, mixed items and techniques were supposed to yield has made this path of discovery possible. I want to thank my Mother-in Law Sarah who I tended stoves with for many years cooking in South America. I am grateful to her love of entertaining. Both women are dear to my heart.

To my sister who gave me the first gluten-free recipes one Christmas 3.5 years ago when I was at my wits end - bringing fresh rising bread and homemade shortbreads in the door on the 25th of December - a fine chef and culinary expert in her own right. Lesley you gave me the courage to continue that day. I wear the chefs jacket you gave me with pride at my classes.

To all those who have come before me and how are co-creating a better gluten free world. May the methods and techniques I have found serve you well. And may no one ever know again that what you are making in your home is not made with wheat. I thank Dr. Jennifer Armstrong who was the catalyst for me going gluten free. I am no longer ill and I now no longer suffer not being able to eat anything!

Here's to the journey. Thank you for joining me. May this work provide you with encouragement, wisdom and a wealth of knowledge. That you may never think you ever have to cheat again. What ever you want is available to you and so much more.

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