Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blueberry Crisp

I picked about 3 gallons of blueberries earlier in the summer and I am still finding things to create with them, as I have so many left. The following is a Gluten Free Blueberry Crisp that is incredibly decadent. It must be served with either Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or a tall glass of milk. For those of you who are not gluten intolerant, you can substitute regular flour for the GF Pancake flour in the recipe or you can try it as is.

2 pints fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
1 cup GF (gluten-free) Pancake or Baking flour
3/4 cup organic light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening (such as Crisco)

Using a pie dish or 8x8 baking dish, smear some shortening onto dish. Sprinkle a pinch of your GF flour onto the blueberries and toss. Pour blueberries into dish. In a separate bowl, combine GF flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Using your hands, mash up the 1/3 cup of shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Layer on top of blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream or a glass of cold milk.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bringing back the BLT with a Twist

When did we stop eating BLT's? I remember when I was growing up that it was a summertime mainstay. Maybe it's because we became too conscious of how greasy and fat the bacon was or how salty it was. This afternoon for lunch, Thomas and I put a twist on it and had a very satisfying light lunch. For all those that are gluten intolerant, I suggest you use Kinnikinnick White Sandwich Bread in order to enjoy this toasty sandwich.

Thomas' T.T.B.L.T:

3 slices deli sliced turkey breast meat

2 slices Jennie-O turkey bacon

1 fresh whole tomato - sliced

Fresh baby butter lettuce

2 slices toasted Nature's Own Honey Wheat Light (only 40 calories a slice)

1 slice Muenster or Provolone cheese (optional)

Light Mayo or Light Miracle Whip (optional)

1.) Cook bacon in a George Foreman or similar inside grill
2.) Toast bread
3.) Put together your sandwich and enjoy with some scrumptious pop-Chips (, they are so tasty and can be found at The Granary or any local health food store) or kettle cooked chips.